Professor Dato’ Sri Dr. How Kok Choong (Justice of Peace) 
SAAP, DIMP, JP
DBA, MBA, GDBA (US) 

  • Awarded Adjunct Professor (Management) by University Geomatika Malaysia (UGM) in 2024.

  • Certified Financial Consultant (CFC) & a fellowship of CFC.

  • Certified Merger& Acquisition Advisor (CM&AA) by the Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors (U.S).

  • Certified Professional Trainer (MPMA) by the International Professional Managers Association (U.K).

  • Fellow Member of the Chartered Institute of Management FCIM (UK).

  • HRDF Certified Trainer ( TTT).

To this very day, Dato’ Sri Dr. How Kok Choong is known as a praiseworthy & innovative entrepreneur with a heart of goodwill. As one of the most distinguished business leaders in Malaysia, he owns several publicly listed companies & occupies uppermost positions in multiple organizations. In addition to being a thriving entrepreneur, Dr. How is even a sensational orator who can touch the audience's hearts. He is a compassionate leader, teacher, & above all, a man of virtue & integrity. 

Prior to becoming a successful entrepreneur, Dato’ Sri Dr. How Kok Choong began his career as a regular quantity surveyor for a Malaysian real estate company. After grasping valuable business comprehension from experience, Dr. How started to construct numerous businesses from various industries, including investment, property development, hotel services, healthcare & anti-aging, film production, information technology so on so forth. As a result, over three decades, he has developed more than 38 successful companies. What’s more, he also possesses an academy that aims to assist in flourishing businesses & people until they are successful in their own right. Notwithstanding, this is an immense undertaking that is challenging & continuously transforming. However, Dr. How effortlessly comprehends it all in his proceeds.

To this very day, Dato’ Sri Dr. How Kok Choong is known as a praiseworthy & innovative entrepreneur with a heart of goodwill. As one of the most distinguished business leaders in Malaysia, he owns several publicly listed companies & occupies uppermost positions in multiple organizations. In addition to being a thriving entrepreneur, Dr. How is even a sensational orator who can touch the audience's hearts. He is a compassionate leader, teacher, & above all, a man of virtue & integrity. 

Prior to becoming a successful entrepreneur, Dato’ Sri Dr. How Kok Choong began his career as a regular quantity surveyor for a Malaysian real estate company. After grasping valuable business comprehension from experience, Dr. How started to construct numerous businesses from various industries, including investment, property development, hotel services, healthcare & anti-aging, film production, information technology so on so forth. As a result, over three decades, he has developed more than 38 successful companies. What’s more, he also possesses an academy that aims to assist in flourishing businesses & people until they are successful in their own right. Notwithstanding, this is an immense undertaking that is challenging & continuously transforming. However, Dr. How effortlessly comprehends it all in his proceeds. Dr. How is also the Independent Director of Greenpro Capital Corp (NASDAQ:GRNQ) during the year of 2016 to 2018.

Currently, Dato’ Sri Dr. How Kok Choong is focusing on expanding his wellness company, AGAPE ATP CORPORATION (NASDAQ: ATPC), listed in the NASDAQ Capital Market. A brief introduction of the company, AGAPE ATP CORP is incorporated in the state of Nevada. It is mainly in the business of services-health services. Through its subsidiaries, AGAPE offers wellness products & health solution advisory services. The activities of AGAPE are to supply high-quality health & wellness products, including supplements to aid in cell metabolism, detoxification, blood circulation, anti-aging, & products designed to enhance the overall health system in a body. As the Chairman & CEO of AGAPE, Dr. How constantly refines & conceives the mission & vision of creating exceptional products, including executing profit-generating strategies to benefit shareholders. The model of AGAPE is a balanced portfolio with strong value-added businesses & operational excellence that have been the key drivers of its commendable performance.

From left: Network 1 Financial Securities, Inc managing director Adam Pasholk, Medical Council/Konsil Kedokteran Indonesia chairman Prof. Dr. Taruna Ikrar, Ambassador of Malaysia to the United States Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz and Agape ATP chairman and CEO Datuk Seri Dr How Kok Choong.

AGAPE ATP Corporation, a player in Malaysia’s sustainable health and wellness sector, has transitioned from the over-the-counter (OTC) to Nasdaq stock exchange on 11 October 2023.

Dr How believe the decision to list on Nasdaq was a strategic move to expose Agape to the international markets, starting with the U.S. and propelling the company towards Europe and beyond. “The successful listing on Nasdaq underscores the unwavering trust placed in us by our investors and shareholders. As we tread this new path, we remain firmly rooted in our mission while preparing to secure the immense opportunities that awaits us in the global arena.”

From left: Network 1 Financial Securities, Inc managing director Adam Pasholk, Medical Council/Konsil Kedokteran Indonesia chairman Prof. Dr. Taruna Ikrar, Ambassador of Malaysia to the United States Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz and Agape ATP chairman and CEO Datuk Seri Dr How Kok Choong.

“The journey to Nasdaq is not just a corporate milestone for Agape ATP; it is a reflection of our relentless dedication to sustainable health, wellness, and the betterment of society at large. ”Listing on Nasdaq gives us the credibility to expand internationally. It also provides the opportunity to support local small-medium enterprises (SMEs) with untapped potential,” founder and chief executive officer Datuk Seri Dr How Kok Choong said in a statement.

Nasdaq Inq Vice Chairman (Mr Bob McCooey) and Head of IPO Director (Hiren Krishnani) from right to left visited Agape ATP Corporation office in Taman Desa

With this in mind, listed in the NASDAQ would increase AGAPE’s transparency and enhance company credibility with its shareholders, stakeholders, & business partners. “Given the means & resources from the listing exercise, we anticipate better strategic investment activities, partnerships, collaborations, & joint ventures among the industry players,” Dato’ Sri Dr. How Kok Choong shared. “We consistently emphasize that lifting the wellness economy should not be a sole effort by our company, but mutual effort between different players in the industry.” Thus, this would also open AGAPE to more resources & talents for the company’s upcoming development plans that focus on personalized wellness solutions. 

Visit to Nasdaq Office located in Singapore

Furthermore, AGAPE is also expecting to expand into neighbouring countries in the ASEAN region. “From that outlook, listing on the US capital market is assembling a mechanism & strategy for us to attain our objectives. To gather on the efforts of the industry, to speak about the evolution of the industry rather than just our company alone,” Dr. How explained.

1st Company in South East Asia to Shape the Wellness Industry, Setting Course to the U.S Capital Market

Kuala Lumpur, 10th January 2023 – Wellness Conference 2023 was held in Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC) on the 8th January 2023, Sunday. It was an event organized by both Agape ATP Corporation and Wellness ATP with co-organizer Federation of Complementary and Natural Medical Association Malaysia (FCNMAM), where global experts from wellness and finance industry come together, offering insights and tips of the industry, especially on the Indonesia market.

More than 800 publics showed up for the event and the ceremony was officiated by The Speaker of the House Representative of Malaysia’s Parliament, Yang Berhormat Dato’ Johari Bin Abdul. It is also worth noting that during the event, there were exchanges of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the host, Agape ATP Corporation, which was represented by its Chief Executive Officer, Dato’ Sri Dr How Kok Choong, and the 5 companies which are; GX Digital from Malaysia, Indonesia International Institute of Life Science from Indonesia, Genomic AU Pty Ltd from Australia, BioPlus Life from the U.S and D’swiss Inc from the U.S. The MOU ceremony was witnessed by The Speaker of the House Representative of Malaysia’s Parliament, Yang Berhormat Dato’ Johari Bin Abdul.

During Dato’ Sri Dr How’s speech, he emphasized the importance of health and wellness, and he is optimistic about the future development of the wellness industry. He also mentioned that Agape ATP Corporation promotes wellness through the 3P wellness model (Predictive, Preventive, Personalize). Through the 3P model he added,

that a person will be able to live a longer, healthier and better quality life by predicting the person’s health risk beforehand, and then be offered a personalized preventative solutions. Dato’ Sri expressed that he’s confident that he’s able to integrate resources within the industry, sharing the market opportunities, and bringing Agape ATP Corporation, a home-grown establishment to the U.S capital market.

Aside from the sharing by the host, gathered in the conference, were experts and prominent speakers from finance and wellness industry。Among the speakers, there was Mr Gaurav Verma, Senior Managing Director of EF Hutton, New York, United States; Dr Richard Sutedjo, Department Head of Master in Biomanagement, Indonesia International Institute for Life-Sciences, Indonesia; Dr John Vong, Sustainable Finance Lead, Monash University MSDI Climateworks, Indonesia; Dato’ Sri Dr Steve Yap, President of Federation of Complementary & Natural Medical Associations Malaysia and Professor Adzhar bin Latif, President of Gabungan Pertubuhan Pengamal Perubatan Melayu Malaysia (GAPERA). The insightful sharing by the speakers left the audience in awe and filled with confidence with the market.

The event concluded with the host, Dato’ Sri Dr How giving closing remarks, pronouncing that Agape ATP Corporation shall hold to its vision and mission, and continue to commit to the development of the society, economy and wellness.

Venturing into Green Energy Sector

Among Dato’ Sri How’s portfolios, the venture into green energy sector in Vietnam through the investment in VSUN Solar has paid off, with the company’s turnover amounted to approximately USD $1.2billion for financial year 2022.

Jointly invested by Fuji Solar, VSUN is a solar module solution provider with headquarter located in Tokyo, Japan that offers reliability, high efficiency solar products and technology globally. The mother group started operating in Japan in 2006, later spreading to North America, Southeast Asia, and EMEA. VSUN’s manufacturing base located in Bac Giang province, Vietnam, the company branches and offices in San Jose (USA), Frankfurt (Germany), Shanghai (China), Bac Giang and Bac Ninh (Vietnam). VSUN’s global presence covers our customer needs globally.

Innovative & Smart – VSUN has been committed to providing greener, cleaner, and more intelligent renewable energy solutions. It is focusing on the new energy market and the development of customized and high-efficiency products.


Recognition from the Business Community

Moreover, Dato’ Sri Dr. How was awarded for Global Business Icon Leadership Lifetime Achievement Award which was organised by the Malaysian Global Business Council and KSI Strategic Institute for Asia Pacific Supported by Economic Club of Kuala Lumpur.

This forum is named as ‘Global Business Forum 2023’. Worldwide promotion of Malaysia is a goal of the Global Business Forum. It is meant to inspire entrepreneurs like Dato’ Sri Dr. How to bring Malaysian businesses to go abroad and prosper in global markets. Many nations have rebuilt better and are opening their borders to foreign travel and international trade as a result of the post-pandemic economic rebound. Numerous Malaysian businesses have ventured abroad and been successful. More Malaysian businesses, especially Small and Medium Businesses (SME), should expand internationally by entering new markets and looking for new business possibilities abroad. This award perfectly portrays a successful entrepreneur such as Dato’ Sri Dr. How bringing Malaysia Business to the US capital market. In the new post-pandemic period, business globalisation will provide both opportunities and challenges.

Dato’ Sri Dr. How received his award of certification and trophy as recognition towards his outstanding effort as a chairman of his company named Agape ATP Corporation. The forum was located at Berjaya Times Square Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia early this year on 23rd February 2023.

Besides that, Dato’ Sri Dr. How Kok Choong had an impressive educational background. Throughout his years abroad, he has earned several excellent qualifications in both the U.S & U.K. First & foremost, Dr. How achieved a Masters & Doctorate in Business Administration at Newport University, a prestigious higher institution. In addition, Dr. How is a brilliant Certified Financial Consultant (CFC) & a fellowship of CFC. Likewise, he is a terrific Certified Merger & Acquisition Advisor (CM&AA) by the Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors (U.S). Not only is he a Certified Professional Trainer (MPMA) by the International Professional Managers Association (U.K), but, a member of the Chartered Institute of Management FCIM (UK).

To that end, because of his expertise & benevolence, Dato’ Sri Dr. How Kok Choong has received special honours from the royals. In 2002, he obtained the title of Datoship granted by His Royal Highness Sultan of Pahang, Malaysia. Multiple distinguished individuals in Malaysia have honorary titles bestowed on them by the King or the Sultan of their State. These titles are known as Dato or Tan Sri. In written or verbal addresses, these titles are equivalent to the British 'sir' & must always be used. In other words, it is an extraordinary privilege.  In 2005, Dr. How was appointed Justice of Peace by His Royal Highness Sultan of Negeri Sembilan. A Justice of the Peace can issue search or arrest warrants & is permitted to serve as the coroner in counties where there is no provision for a medical examiner. These courts correspondingly act as small claims courts. The Justices are elected to a four-year term of office by the voters residing in that precinct. Last but not least, in 2013, the Dato’ Sri title was granted to Dr. How by His Royal Highness Sultan of Pahang. It is the highest state title conferred by the Ruler on the worthiest recipients who have contributed immensely to the nation or state.

Achievements influence our beliefs & self-growth. In other words, it is connected with an individual’s progression in life. It grants way for acknowledgment in reaching a goal through standards. Besides, it recognizes successes, productiveness, & involvement. With his experience and success, Dato' Sri How Kok Chong has earned the utmost respect from fellow Entrepreneurs through a list of awards and achievements. This signifies he is a man to his word in obtaining the ultimate goal of producing valuable businesses without leaving other passionate business owners behind him. Having said this, Dr. How has received the Global Excellence Chinese entrepreneur, Man of the Year & the SME 100 Award, and The Top 10 of SME 100 Fast Moving Companies Award in 2018. In 2019, he was presented with the World Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award at the World Chinese Business & Economic Summit. 

Above all, Dato’ Sri Dr. How Kok Choong once said, “Solely financial assistance does not suffice. I desire to leave a long-lasting legacy behind & pass my businesses into good hands. This is where the guidance comes in,”. His long years of hard-earned wisdom & the support of his network in the corporate & government sector have been invaluable in aiding these upcoming leaders to achieve a foothold in the business world. The entrepreneurial juggernaut chooses to lie low & allow his work to speak for itself. Moreover, Dr. How teaches by example, & the young adults he guides correspondingly demonstrate this identical mindful & wilful attitude. Henceforth, his mentees are much sophisticated beyond their years.

All things considered, Dato’ Sri Dr. How Kok Choong concludes, “I am proof that you do not need to compromise your ethics or who you are to reach your goals. I believe in truthfulness, dedication, & determination. I have not, under any circumstances, short-changed anyone. Consequently, please do not be drawn to alternative routes because incredible things require tremendous effort. At the end of the day, when you glance into the mirror, you have to appreciate & admire the person you see there. Or else, it is all in vain.