Founder & Group of CEO
Zac Oh is the Group CEO and founder of VEmpire a company he established in 2013 together with Terence Oh and Sharifuddin Esa. He has a strong background in strategic brand management and digital marketing, having held leadership roles in corporations, retail, and consumer goods businesses across Asia.
Zac Oh is a pioneer in the vape industry who started his business at a time when e-cigarettes were becoming popular in Malaysia. He has a knack for cultivating strong client relationships and driving business growth, which has led to VEmpire becoming the largest vape company in Malaysia under his leadership.
Outside of his professional pursuits, Zac Oh has a passion for photography and is an enthusiastic scuba-diver. He exemplifies bravery not only in business but also when chasing sharks in the ocean.
Dato Adzwan Ab Manas
Dato Adzwan Abdul Manas, originally from Negeri Sembilan, is a prominent figure in the vaping industry. He is recognized as the President of MRECA (Malaysia Retail Electronic Cigarette Association). After completing his studies in Mechanical Engineering at the University of East London, he embarked on a diverse professional journey, gaining experience across various industries. It was during this time that he discovered his passion for vaping and established his own company, specializing in the supply of liquid vaping products to the international market for VEmpire. Due to his exceptional entrepreneurial skills and dedication, Adzwan became a partner of VEmpire, further solidifying his presence in the industry. In recognition of his accomplishments, he was appointed as the Chairman of Vempire in 2019 and, in 2023, was offered a Director position within the company.
Teo Sing Hong
Chief Financial Officer
Teo Sing Hong is a finance professional with a Bachelor's degree in Finance and Economics from Curtin University of Technology in Perth, Australia. He worked as the Finance Manager at Farm's Best Food Industries for 13 years before joining VEmpire in 2015. Initially, he was responsible for managing retail outlets in Melaka and successfully expanded the business from 1 to 3 shops within 6 months. His exceptional performance led to an offer to join the VEmpire management founding team, where he now oversees the group finance department.
Teo's motivation to stay with VEmpire stems from his personal journey of quitting smoking, which was made possible through vaping. He is passionate about shaping a better lifestyle and also enjoys traveling and golfing in his free time.
Chief Executive Officer
Daphenie Tan is a 32-year-old with a background as top management in retail industry and achieved success as a property agent before joining VEmpire in 2018. She quickly advanced within the company, initially working as an area manager overlooking various outlets. She was then promoted to marketing manager and later accepted the challenge of heading the sales division in Penang as the Head of Sales (Wholesales).
Daphenie's proactive and independent nature, coupled with her strong problem-solving skills, contributed to her ongoing promotions and she now holds the positions of CEO and Director of VEmpire. She prioritizes completing tasks in a timely manner and avoids letting down those who place their trust in her.
Chief Marketing Officer
Munirah Ashaari is currently championing the marketing division at VEmpire. She is a seasoned senior marketing leader with over 15 years of experience in various industries including Oil & Gas, Real Estate, IT, and Multi-National Companies in Malaysia.
Her expertise lies in leadership roles, strategic communications, crisis and stakeholder management, media and digital media relations, government liaison, and brand communications. Beyond her professional life, Munirah has a deep passion for protecting nature and wildlife. In her free time, she enjoys cooking and travelling to explore new places.