YBhg. Dato’ Devan A/L Iyavoo has over 20 years of experience in various business and commercial sectors. Trained in the field of engineering, Dato’ Devan commenced his career as a registered professional engineer in numerous reputable engineering firms around the country. In 2006, he decided to branch out into the business world and worked in several entrepreneurial companies where he had undertaken numerous roles which includes business development, investment appraisal and performance & risk analysis. He was also successful in establishing a wide range of services which includes local and international trade facilitation, boutique consulting and bespoke intermediary offerings. Despite his active involvement in business, Dato’ Devan had dedicated his time to further pursuing a bachelor’s in law from the University of London.
In 2013, Dato’ Devan joined the ACE Group during its growth stage as a Strategic Analyst. With the strong knowledge and skills acquired from his previous experience, Dato' Devan progressed quickly within the organisation. He was instrumental in developing business development and expansion plans which led to the successful growth of the Group that it is today. He is currently the Business Development Director for ACE Group and is responsible for expanding the Group’s portfolio across the region.
YBhg. Dato’ Devan is also or had been a director of Asia Tenaga Sdn Bhd, Felda Water Sdn Bhd, Flex Medical Sdn Bhd, Star VOIP Telecommunication Sdn Bhd, Supreme Integration Sdn Bhd, WW Venture Sdn Bhd covering a broad range of sectors which includes land and property investment, multinational trades, infrastructure works, medical product & related equipment and Information Technology & telecommunication services.
On top of his business ventures, Dato’ Devan is involved in philanthropic activities. He is a director of the People’s First Foundation, focusing on charitable work to alleviate the standard of living or quality of life of the poor, needy or disadvantaged.
Dato’ Devan graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree in Mechanical Engineering from University Malaysia and subsequently obtained a Masters (MSc) in Management and Finance from University Utara Malaysia. He also pursued a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of London (LL.B) and is a Professional Engineer registered with the Board of Engineers Malaysia.
In recognition for his services to the nation, Dato’ Devan was conferred the Darjah Dato’ Setia DiRaja Kedah (D.S.D.K.) by Duli Yang Maha Mulia Al-Aminul Karim Sultan Sallehuddin Ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah, the Sultan of Negeri Kedah in year 2022.