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MEET THE VISIONARY BEHIND CLEVER DESK

Prem Anan Balasubramaniam

Founder & CEO

Our Founder & CEO Prem Anan Balasubramaniam, is a distinguished leader whose exceptional track record in driving growth, fostering motivated teams, and crafting remarkable events speaks volumes of his expertise and dedication. With over 17 years of experience in orchestrating events of varying scales across both the non-profit and B2B sectors, Prem embodies a unique blend of strategic prowess, operational acumen, and an unwavering commitment to excellence.

Prem’s story is one of resilience and determination. Born into a middle-class family in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, he learned the values of hard work and perseverance early on. During his formative years, he held various part-time roles to support his education and family. Upon graduating with a degree in international marketing from the University Malaysia Sabah (UMS) in 2005, Prem embarked on his professional journey. Beginning as a research intern in a UK-based business intelligence company, he swiftly climbed the ladder, eventually becoming a senior conference producer responsible for curating conferences and training courses tailored for the Asia Pacific region. Prem’s tenacity led him to take on challenging roles that showcased his aptitude for innovation and leadership. As the head of the Asia Pacific business development department at a non-profit oil and gas organization, he spearheaded a transformative expansion of memberships and regional activities.

In 2016, he followed his passion by enrolling in a movie directing and screenplay diploma program, resulting in two captivating short films that showcased his creative talents. In 2017, he further broadened his horizons by joining a global non-profit organization, where he organized financially inclusive events around the world. His boundless energy and disciplined approach enabled him to manage a diverse array of events, from high-profile conferences to workshops and large-scale training sessions.

Prem’s experience working in fast-paced environments with individuals from diverse cultures has honed his exceptional communication skills and his ability to remain composed under pressure. His detail-oriented leadership style has consistently driven operational efficiency, while his dedication to personal growth and development has inspired those around him.

As our Founder & CEO, Prem’s journey exemplifies his steadfast commitment to well-being, equality, and inclusiveness. His extensive experience and visionary leadership inspire us all to strive for excellence.