Fiona Marcus Raja, Founder & Managing Director of Borneo International Exhibition Sdn Bhd, Malaysia

Womenpreneur Asia

02-12-2021 • 1 hr 4 mins

This episode is all about Malaysian entrepreneur, Fiona Marcus Raja who is based in Kuching, Sarawak.

She started five businesses in five years since she came back to Sarawak after being away with her family and caring for her son who was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a type of cancer that happens to young children.

She is the founder and managing director of Borneo International Exhibition Sdn Bhd, an events management business that helps other businesses organise large-scale events and expos in Borneo and beyond. She is also the managing partner of Orion Social Media (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd.

This is a woman who became a mum at 21 and at one point even drove a lorry while pregnant as she had to manage events for her clients!

Fiona is tough, strong-willed, pragmatic and persistent. She learnt about crisis management and decision-making from taking care of her son and the years of being in and out of hospitals.

Due to her son's condition, Fiona also started The Royce Foundation (named after her son) as a primary source for cancer information and resources in Sarawak.

She also started and founded 11Ridgeway Kuching, a community-driven event venue in Kuching designed for people to meet, greet, work and network. 11Ridgeway is also the birthplace of The Royce Foundation.

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