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Jonathan Seevaratnam

January 1, 2016

CEO, Founder, Jiggee (M) Sdn Bhd

Jonathan Seevaratnam is the Founder and CEO of Jiggee (M) Sdn Bhd & John Hall (JH Creatives Sdn Bhd), event management companies based in Asia. Main events for Jiggee include launches, conferences, gala dinners, team-building escapades, social events and destination management events. Meanwhile, John Hall handles bespoke events like weddings and private soirees for high society, producing luxe events across Asia. The companies’ primary clientele are from the banking & finance, insurance, oil & gas, pharmaceutical, property and automotive sectors.

Jonathan started his career as a professional clown while in college as a freshman and sophomore in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 1997 – 1999. In May of 2000, he founded his business while a junior at Northwood University in Midland, Michigan.

To date, Jonathan’s businesses have produced numerous events in cities across Peninsular and East Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Bangkok, Phuket, Hanoi and Bali. In 2016, they will be venturing further into the global sphere with event planning slated for cities such as Phnom Penh, Ho Chi Minh City and Madrid. As a Show Producer under the Jiggee umbrella, Jonathan is a specialist in corporate event management for Fortune 500 clients for both private and corporate events, with over 1,500 events produced to date.

Jonathan was recognized by Special Events Magazine in July 2015 as one of the “Top 25 Young Event Pros to Watch for 2015.” He is the second person in Asia, and the first Malaysian, to become a Certified Special Events Professional (CSEP). Jiggee was nominated as a finalist for Advertising+Marketing Magazine’s “Event Marketing Agency of the Year” for both 2013 & 2014, and garnered a silver medal in that category in 2012. Jiggee was also a nominee for a 2012 Special Events magazine Gala Award in the “Best Event for a Corporation or Association (Budget Under $100,000)” category.

Jonathan received his BBA in International Business and Management from Northwood University in 2001.

*All biographical information is only current up to the date of the award.

Philosophy of Life

Dear Graduates of Northwood University,

These are some key philosophies and mantras I’ve held true to since Day 1 till today, and I would love to share them with you, as I do believe these beliefs can help shape and guide your journey ahead:

  1. “Be Driven by Passion!”

  2. “Knowledge is Power; Strive for Excellence!”

  3. “Education is a lifelong journey; you never stop learning!”

  4. “When you love what you do, you never work a day in your life!”

  5. “Where you are today is because of what you did eighteen months ago; where you are eighteen months from now will be because of what you’re doing today.”

I wish all you the very best in your future endeavors and given what’s going on in the world at large today, I say “c’est la vie” but more importantly, “Carpe Diem!”

Jonathan Seevaratnam @ Jiggee Jon