Published by Kevin Chong @ 14/08/2020

Speech by New President,Ms Shirley Tay

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The Malaysia Retail Chain Association (MRCA) held its 23rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) at Menara PNS on 11 August 2020 and announced its new office bearers for the term 2020 - 2022. The meeting was conducted in both physically and virtually via Zoom to avoid large crowds during this pandemic. 

During the AGM, MRCA officially announced that Sunrider International Malaysia's, Shirley Tay will take lead as the President with immediate effect. In the mean time, Datuk Seri Gary Chua, who led the organizations with many wins and accomplishments for the retail and franchise industry in the past 2 terms, continues to contributes to the industry as Immediate Past President.

The new office bearers for the term 2020 - 2022 are as follows:

The newly elected President, Ms. Shirley Tay, shares six key areas that she wishes to focus on during her term: 

  1. Networking and Liaison
    To facilitate and enhance networking and liaison among members for business development and expansion. Provide a viable platform for members to get connected for mutual benefits.
  2. Elevate and uplift women entrepreneurs
    Assist female entrepreneurs in enhancing their business opportunities by providing the platform for exchanging business ideas. Working together and synergizing growth in addition to giving more recognition to women in their role in business and other communities.
  3. Build alliance for members who are in the Food and Beverage industry
    Build a cohesive alliance for members in the Food and Beverage industry for the purposes of networking, cooperation and expansion. 
  4. Educate, share and enhance retail and business knowhow and technology
    Assist members to align their businesses to conform to new digital and online development and transformation to increase productivity and market competitiveness. 
  5. Assist in recoveries
    Assisting companies where possible to recover from the scourge caused by the covid-19 pandemic by offering information and connectivity leading to better business integration. 
  6. Set up pertinent Information hub and efficient secretariat
    Provide members with up-to-date and relevant information pertaining to retailing and related businesses including the government’s directives. Provide efficient secretarial services to members. 

Ms. Shirley strongly believes in serving the members of the association, as MRCA would not be where they are today without the unwavering support from them, thus, her tagline ‘Powered by YOU, WE serve better’.

Speech by Immediate Past President,Datuk Seri Garry Chua

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