Helping from the ground up

THE EDGE Malaysia – September 9 to September 15 2019

The global oil and gas industry was going through a rough patch in 2015. There were retrenchments across the board and Faridah Halina Zairi — then a senior technical assistant handling oil and gas projects at Lloyd’s Register Malaysia, one of the world’s leading service providers for the engineering and technology sectors — found herself out of a job.

She had been working there for 14 years, but was one of the first batch to be let go. The retrenchment was not entirely unexpected, given the economic climate and she already knew what she wanted to do next — start a café.

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