A Mechanical Engineer with First Class honours, RTS2 & NASM Certified Personal Trainer, and ex-competitive kickboxer, Benny has specific experience and expertise in rehab/post-rehab clientele and working with athletes. He's also the founder and CEO of Joompa Technologies, a platform that makes qualified health and fitness coaching more accessible to the public. Having been trained personally by Dr Mark Slavin and Tom Purvis, Benny is Southeast Asia’s only certified RTS Level 1 instructor, coaching PTs in the science of exercise mechanics to increase the quality of service provided across the region.
With 12 years mixed martial arts experience at the time I founded Swansea University Kickboxing Club at the beginning of my 2nd year and within 2 years it was the university's fastest-growing sports club having grown to over almost 150 registered members, turning over one of the highest profits of any sport in the Athletic Union. I was also the Lead Instructor, responsible for training all members and trainee coaches.
Amongst many other sports I enjoy wakeboarding, snowboarding and kitesurfing and have been playing competitive AFL for the Malaysian Warriors recently.
I am also a keen trail runner, spending my weekend mornings exploring the hills, mountains and waterfalls that surround the Klang Valley.
Trainee Mechanical Engineer
Callidus | Perth, Australia | www.callidusgroup.com.au/process-solutions/
2 months paid work experience working at Callidus' main office in Perth. Learnt the practical aspect of the work, refurbishing valves manually, before quality assessment and inspecting valves for refurbishment, evaluating causes of damage. Worked with draftsmen on SolidWorks and producing a fully operating actuator & valve in order to analyse stress causes.
Trainee Mechanical Engineer
99 East | Langkawi, Malaysia | www.99east.com/
Tasked with optimising the irrigation process of the golf course and trouble- shooting problematic areas.
Used AutoCAD to provide specific numbers regarding infrastructure requirements for tender documents. Operated machinery when required due to labour staff shortages.
Fugro-TSM | Singapore & Malaysia | www.fugro-tsm.com
Sep 2012 – Mar 2014
Tasked with building ROV-based deep sea installation procedures for complete field construction in-office and implementing them offshore.
Components included: back deck stability calculations & fastening designs, onboarding & offshoring operational procedures, rigging & overboarding dynamics calculations & procedures and ROV installation procedures.
In under a year was promoted to Mechanical Engineer, quicker than any graduate in the company.
Crawford Alexander | Malaysia
Apr 2014 – Dec 2016
Oversaw the management of various development and engineering projects under the CA business. Site management of KL’s premium residential development as well as new business development for various marketing contracts for the city’s development projects. Managed the redesign and renovation of Langkawi hospitality projects.
Co-Founder / Managing Director / Personal Trainer
Joompa Technologies Sdn Bhd | Malaysia
Feb 2017 – Present
Founded Joompa Technologies Sdn Bhd and commenced development & coach onboarding for launch of JOOMPA in Sept’17. With over 200 registered coaches, it is now known as the city’s largest, most comprehensive platform for sourcing and booking freelance, mobile, personal fitness coaches. Joompa not only provides the public with a means of finding verified exercise professionals, but also helps local Malaysian coaches earn up to Rm6,000 a month through the platform alone.