Albert Teo Chin Kion

Albert Teo Chin Kion

Managing Director

Over the past three decades, Albert has been a key player in the tourism industry here in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. Through the years, he has gained vast knowledge and experience as a hotelier, tour operator and lodge owner. Besides that, he is also an author, conference organizer, ecotourism consultant, speaker, lecturer and social entrepreneur. Albert is currently focusing his energy on conservation efforts, as well as empowering and transforming local communities in social entrepreneurship through philanthropic arm, BEST Society. He was also recently awarded with the 2019 Sabah Tourism Special Minister’s Award for his significant contribution in the tourism industry.

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Baton Bijamin

Baton Bijamin

General Manager

The muscle behind Borneo Eco Tours, Baton has been with the tour company since its inception in 1991, and the Sukau Rainforest Lodge in 1995. Naturally gifted with determination, a cool sense of vision, an immeasurable amount of hope and a knack for industrious management, Baton was instrumental in the setting-up both establishments alongside the owner of the company Mr. Albert Teo. Coming from a humble background, Baton rose from one success to another to bring Borneo Eco Tours to where it is today; one of the biggest and most successful inbound tour companies of its kind in Borneo with multiple international tourism awards.

Timothy Teo

Timothy Teo

Director

Timothy has just completed his MBA at AGSM @ UNSW and is now back in action as the Assist. MD of Borneo Eco Tours & award-winning Sukau Rainforest Lodge. Though he comes from a civil engineering background and has worked 4 years as a Consultant in Sydney before returning to Malaysia, Timothy understands the need to digitalise as much as possible especially in the tourism industry. Technically savvy, Timothy drives the online digital marketing at BET and is responsible for keeping watch of the accounts. The spirit of Excellence drives him to continuously bring Borneo Eco Tours to the next level and to become a world class organization that will continue to thrive into the next era.

Ivan Chang

Ivan Chang

Assistant General Manager

Fascinated by technology his whole life, Ivan’s career in Web Development and Internet Marketing spans nearly 2 decades. In addition to his position as AGM of Borneo Eco Tours, his technical know-how and business acumen allows him to work effectively as a Business Analyst change agent, helping SME organisations to transition seamlessly from outdated processes to better, more efficient systems. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering (University of Canterbury), a Diploma in Business and Administration (University of Auckland), and Masters in Business & Administration (Asia Metropolitan University). Besides that, Ivan is also certified as a Professional Trainer by IPMA, a Level 2 Innovation Practitioner by GIMI. Ivan is also the Training Director at Mind Vistas, a training division of Borneo Eco Tours that provides management training and consultancy to businesses and professionals.

Fernando D. Ruloda

Fernando D. Ruloda

Assistant General Manager (East Coast)

Fernando started out in the tourism industry as a van captain, and held various roles as tourist guide, head guide and naturalist. With his passion and consistency to excellence, he moved up in the rank to become the Operation Manager and Lodge Manager of Sukau Rainforest Lodge during his tenure with our group of companies. Today, Fernando is the Assistant General Manager of Borneo Eco Tours’ Sandakan branch. His commitment, passion and extensive experience in Eco-tourism and leadership skills will be most helpful to spearhead, monitor, and ensure a smooth operation with our team in Sandakan.

Yuko Kyogoku

Yuko Kyogoku

Executive Manager

With over 14 years of experience in Human Resources and Training, Yuko is driven by a passion to inspire others in reaching their full potential! She has recently made her transition in Borneo Eco Tours from being the Head of Human Resources to Executive Manager of the company. Yuko’s impressive breadth of knowledge is supplemented by her list of qualifications: Masters Degrees in both Human Resources Development (University Putra Malaysia) and Business Administration (Asian Metropolitan University), Certified PSMB Trainer, HR Senior Practitioner Certification (SHRM), Innovation Practitioner Level 2 Certification (GIMI), and Management Consultant Level 1 Certification (MCI). Yuko is also the Training Director at Mind Vistas, a training division of Borneo Eco Tours that provides management training and consultancy to businesses and professionals.

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