If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.
We're looking for you.
Together with our partners, Kebun Kota forms a dynamic business process driven by a dynamic team of people. Currently, we are looking for entrepreneurial, creative, passionate, and ambitious people to join us. Share your CV with us and join us in one or more of the following scopes.
Production & Procurement
Supply Chain Management
Marketing and Outreach
Capacity Building and Education
Research and Development
NOTE: We’re currently piloting our web recruitment. For the moment, please share with us your CV (upload below) and we’ll return to you as soon as we can. Thank you.
Apa khabar? Hola. ສະບາຍດີ. Hallå. 您好。Hello there. হ্যালো. வணக்கம். Yo.
Hey there, the team says hi! We are a global and diverse team made up of entrepreneurs, farmers, makers, academics, experts, designers, advocates, engineers, artisans, and marketers – commonly driven and motivated.
Ir. Dr. Mukhlis Chua
founder, kebun kota
Since 2010, Dr. Mukhlis Chua and his family pioneered aquaponics and began mainstreaming the concept of sustainable urban farming in Malaysia. His passion for nature and fish drove him to transform his business model from extraction of natural resource to quite the opposite – food and water security, fair trade, and the circular economy. Chua graduated in 1983 from the University of Manchester in Mechanical Engineering with first class honors. He later obtained his Masters in Science in Advance Applied Mechanics from Imperial College London. In 2015, Chua completed his engineering doctorate in process plant management from the Technological University of Malaysia (UTM). Professionally, Chua founded Inter-Granite P Ltd in 1990, and had worked in many engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning projects with other major industry players. He has been instrumental in the success of a research collaboration program between Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine and UTM in the setting up of UTM Center for Non-Destructive Evaluation.
Ar. Kaniza Shafie
ceo, ksa architecture
Ar. Kaniza graduated in 1990 with a Bachelor of Architecture (Hons) from the School of Architecture, University of Newcastle upon Tyne. She led the design and technical teams in a big corporation prior to starting her own business in architectural services and building constructions. With strong technical knowledge and experiences, she ventured into the construction and fabrication works in the oil and gas industries in 1997.
Chien An Chua
Chien An holds a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College London. He is currently pursuing his PhD in Mechanical Engineering under the Non-Destructive Evaluation group at Imperial College London. Chien has several years of work experience in aquaculture and aquaponics. In his free time, Chien enjoys practicing Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
CIRCULAR ECONOMY INTERN
Currently on her first year as an undergraduate pursuing Global Sustainable Development in the University of Warwick, Hana gained early experiences in real practice through active involvement in the development and management of Kebun Kota. Her participation in practical field work in the UK has enabled her with the essential skills to critically analyze and present relevant policy improvements. Hana’s knowledge and insights on sustainable business management were further enhanced by her participation in the Enterprise and the Environment Summer School hosted by Oxford University.
director, radtanaphon farm
Founded in 2012, Latda Women’s Tailoring is a social enterprise that turns fashion designs into a reality among less fortunate Lao women through competency-based training, skill transfer, and equitable employment. An independent entrepreneur with a determination for her community’s success and resilience especially among women, Latda now aspires to make an entry to the international market, and in May 2018 started the Radtanaphon Farm in Luang Prabang, Laos. Latda’s professional expertise includes traditional Laos silk tailoring, traditional and new-age textile design, business procurement and distribution, and human resource management.
For years, Yanti has ensured that our aquaponic farm at Kebun Kota maintains and improves its productivity by instilling not only her commitment in action but also her passion in seeing our labor and produce come to life. Today, Yanti manages our nursery and harvesting efforts in the farm. While in the kitchen, her culinary experience and talent are often jaw-dropping.
Rashid brings years of engineering experience into the field of aquaponics. He was part of the pioneering team at Kebun Kota and previously also an associate at Intergranite, the former parent company of Kebun Kota. Rashid obtained his degree in mechanical engineering from the National University of Malaya (UM).
From Bangladesh, Akas began working at Kebun Kota in 2011. Knowing every nook and cranny of the farm, and having mastered the practical know-hows of aquaponics on different scales of application, he is the person to go to when we face technical challenges and bottleneck situations in the farm.