Datuk Sim Tiak Choo, Vincent
Founded Art Expo Malaysia in 2007. Event organising chairman of 1st Malaysia World Art Tourism Expo 2006. Co-founder (together with Lim Eng Chong) and Director of Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers. Founder-chairman, Yayasan Seni Li Chi Mao. Vice president, Malaysia-China Culture & Arts Association. Committee member, Malaysia-China Chamber of Commerce. Committee member, Malaysia-China Friendship Association.
Master strategist of Art Expo Malaysia. Transformed the fair into a sustainable business, which has propelled the local art industry into greater eminence. Instrumental in getting participation of reputable galleries at home and abroad, acquiring sponsorships, bringing structure to the organisational system, building valuable connections with specialists and experts from various fields, and forming links with media, resulting in strategic outreach across 62 countries. Publisher of Malaysia Art Gallery Guide magazine.
Came aboard Art Expo Malaysia in 2009. Speeding up and intensifying the strategies in diverse areas, enlarging the pool of collectors, project management, and obtaining bigger sponsorships. Featured in many major media channels, highlighting the uniqueness of the fair and its exhibits. Executive Director of Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers. Judge, art competition; curator, art exhibitions.