is Asia’s First Talent & Education Platform for Hospitality. It is a Join venture between DHS Hospitality Academy and Tin Tech Group.

The Platform that specializes in providing hospitality training, retraining, and certification for individuals seeking to start or advance their careers in the industry, or upskill and reskill themselves while working. The platform offers a variety of programs, including short-term training programs, professional programs, placement programs, and pathway programs leading to diplomas and work-study programs abroad.

The leadership team at has over 32 years of experience in education and training, with strong affiliations to 21 Malaysian Universities and reputable hospitality academies and colleges across Asia, Australia, and Europe. The platform also serves as a job matching platform for job seekers. The platform's job listing feature allows companies to quickly and easily hire qualified candidates from the industry.

Our Vision

Trusted partner for lifelong learning and career advancement

Our Mission

Developing qualified and skilled professionals for the industry to achieve its full potential.

Beginning of a revolution

SkillsPro was established to address the need for ongoing professional development in the rapidly evolving tourism and hospitality industry. We understand that learning for professionals often comes to a halt after entering the workforce, which is why we created hybrid learning programs that are as interactive as a traditional classroom setup with the convenience of online learning. Our goal is to empower working professionals to upskill and advance their careers, while also facilitating quality education for the future workforce.

Our Chairman

Dato’ Muhammad Bakhtiar Wan Chik


Dato’ Muhammad Bakhtiar Wan Chik (57) is currently a second term Member of Parliament representing Balik Pulau constituency in the Lower House Malaysia. In 2018, he was appointed as Deputy Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture. During his tenure, he was appointed by the Prime Minister as Tourism Task Force Chairman, and KLIA Taskforce Chairman. Bakhtiar started his career in Malaysia Smelting Corporation as Personnel Officer in 1989, and his last job was at Linear Technology Corporation as Head of Human Resource in 2013. Bakhtiar served as City Councillor of Penang City Council from 2013-2018. He holds Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Marketing) from the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA. Hailed from Penang and went to Penang Free School. 

Our Founders

Dr Sri Kumar Sivakumaran

Co-Founder & CEO

Dr. Sri Kumar has an extensive background in the hospitality industry, spanning over 32 years. He is the founder of DHS Hospitality Academy in Malaysia, and has previously held positions such as training consultant with the largest seaplane operation in the world and Group Director of Human Resources & Training with Best Western Hotels. He is also a graduate of Johnson & Wales University in Rhode Island. In addition to his professional experience, Dr. Sri Kumar holds several leadership positions in industry associations, such as being the current President of the ASIA Hospitality Human Resource Association, the Secretary General of ASIA Tourism Association, and the Technical advisor to the South Asia Tourism Federation. He has also received recognition for his contributions to the field, including the Tourism HERO award from the Malaysian Tourism Council in 2020, and being named Ambassador of Good Will by the United Nations in 2021. Currently, he is a Professor of Practice and a member of the Advisory Council for the School of Professional, Executive Education Development of ASIA e University.

Nuur Hidayah

Co-Founder & CSO

Nuur has a wealth of experience in the event and technology industry, with over a decade of experience in planning and executing global events such as training programs, seminars, exhibitions, and conferences. She began her career working for the Malaysia Investment Development Authority (MIDA) before starting her own event technology venture. Nuur is known for her attention to detail, dedication, and motivation as an entrepreneur, and has experience conducting in-depth research, analysis, and project management. She has successfully executed a variety of multi-cultural events, and one of them was even featured on Netflix. As a Chief Strategy Officer Nuur's vision for hybrid education is forward-thinking and has the potential to bring significant value to this platform.

Presanth Chandra

Co-Founder & CTO

Presanth Chandra is a highly accomplished technology professional and Co-Founder of TIN TECH GROUP, a Media & Technology Group headquartered in Malaysia with offices across Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, and India. As CTO, he is responsible for driving the technology strategy for the organization and overseeing the development of several successful MSaaS products.

He has a proven track record of success in implementing technology strategies to drive revenue growth and increase market share. His exceptional ability to innovate and bring new solutions to the market has been recognized by his peers in the industry, being awarded as one of the 100 most influential leaders in tourism technology in 2019 at the Global MICE Congress & Awards. He is a strategic thinker who has the ability to identify and develop innovative solutions that meet the needs of the industry.

For the past 15 years, Presanth Chandra has been an active member of the ASIAN Tourism industry. He currently holds a key position on the Executive Committee of PATA Malaysia chapter, and is also a Co-Founder of ASEAN School of Tourism, Travel Industry Network (TIN) Media and Apollo Asia Travel Group, among other organizations.

Mohamad Rizal

Chief Information Officer

Rizal is an innovative Digital Marketing thought leader and mentor with proven expertise in leveraging small marketing teams to deliver outstanding measurable results. An advocate for using technology to build scalable digital marketing initiatives, he has over 15 years of experience leading digital activation projects that amplify brands, drive engagement & create new business opportunities. Some of the successful project he delivered for brands like Kuwait finance house, Altel Communications, Petronas Cari Gali, Jabatan Penerangan Malaysia, Ministry of Health, Public bank & many more.