Managing Director of MNP Auctioneers
“My life revolved around real estate as my investments in properties and auction events have always been about properties for many years.”
For all of us, there’s a first time for everything and usually, this first time is an experience that we will never forget.
For Stephen Soon, it was his first time to become the youngest auctioning company owner when he started MNP Auctioneers (Central) in 2004.
Soon foresaw where his career path would lead him to when he was inspired by his father’s good friend who presented him with a unique English wooden hammer that he used for several years as an auctioneer.
“It’s about having strong core values to be trustworthy and reliable. It’s also having a great team as we operate on a rather lean capacity, we keep things transparent and recognise and reward the hard work of our employees.”
“His name was Mohd. Hussain Ibrahim and I am forever grateful to him as he encouraged me to pursue this profession. He became my mentor and guided me through the process to obtain my license, and it’s led to where I am now in MNP” recalled Soon who comes from a background in IT, banking and real estate.
MNP operates as a one-stop shop solution for all auction-related services such as pre-sales to marketing which works to promote the sale and disposal of movable and immovable assets by competitive bidding.
“My life revolved around real estate as my investments in properties and auction events have always been about properties for many years.” said Soon a graduate of Victoria University in the Bachelor of Business in Commercial Law.
The hammer that Mohd. Hussain gave to him represented many other things: honour and truth.
“An auctioneer is a sacred profession and practices the highest standard of professionalism through conducting an open, fair and transparent bidding process,” explained Soon, who’s also held the position of Chairman of the Penang Auctioneers Association for nine years.
Since he started the business almost 15 years ago, it was named as the top 50 Enterprise Malaysia Gold Award winners in 2011, National Mark of Malaysian Brand Award Winner (by SMECorp & SIRIM) in 2015 and received the award from the Best Standard Chartered Bank Panel of Auctioneers 2009 and 2015, to name a few.
When asked about the secret to his success, he said: “It’s about having strong core values to be trustworthy and reliable. It’s also having a great team as we operate on a rather lean capacity, we keep things transparent and recognise and reward the hard work of our employees,” said Soon.
对于所有人来说，通常第一次是我们永远铭记的经历。而对孙子珑 (Stephen Soon) 来说，第一次是他在2004年创办MNP拍卖（中央）有限公司 – MNP Auctioneers (Central)，成为行业历史上最年轻的拍卖公司经营者。
“我永远感激父亲的好友 Mohd. Hussain Ibrahim，因为是他鼓励我从事这个行业。他成为了我的伯乐和导师，引领我顺利通过程序和取得执照，也让我有今天在 MNP 的位置。”他本身涉猎的背景包括 IT 科技、银行和房地产领域。
“我的生活一直都围绕着房地产展开，因为我除了房地产投资，在拍卖项目皆与房地产有关联。”他拥有维多利亚大学商法学士学位。Mohd. Hussain Ibrahim 的木锤给与了许多更深层的东西：荣誉和真理。
自约 15 年前 MNP 开展公司业务后，除了获得2011 年马来西亚 50 强企业的金奖，2015 年马来西亚全国品牌奖 (由 SMECorp & SIRIM 颁发)，2009 年与 2015 年荣获渣打银行最佳拍卖咨询团等等。
By Karina Foo