| Hakim Hayat |
WAN Krisnadi binti Hj Othman, an inspirational businesswoman who made strides in the local food and beverage industry, on Wednesday passed away peacefully at the age of 36, said family members. She is survived by her husband and five children.
A renowned entrepreneur and the founder of Al-Hana Enterprise, Wan Krisnadi’s career was at its peak in 2013 when her company set up a joint venture with Japan’s Soy and World International to establish Brunei’s first manufacturer of soy products, Hana Soy and World (B) Sdn Bhd. She was vice-president and director of the joint venture.
The company commenced ope-rations of its high-tech soy bean processing plant at the Serambangun Industrial Complex in Tutong earlier this year, producing the popular soy drink Hana Suku-Suku which has reached the shelves of major stores nationwide and is also now part of the Ministry of Education’s (MoE) school feeding scheme.
Determined to expand her business beyond the country’s borders, Wan Krisnadi also led the setup of Hana Soy’s international office in Tokyo – Al-Hana Japan Incorporation – earlier this year, which hopes to make it big in the Halal food market.
An active member of the Young Entrepreneurs Association of Brunei (YEAB) who was a guest speaker at a number of entre-preneurial events in the Sultanate, Wan Krisnadi also appeared as a cover story in Inspire Maga-zine’s July issue this year.
Her body was laid to rest at the Anduki Cemetery in Belait yesterday in the presence of family members, close friends and relatives.