Adna is an entrepreneurial educator that highly believes that entrepreneurship has more to offer than just dollars and cents. His practice emphasizes on understanding the salient features of entrepreneurship and embedding those traits into the multi-disciplinary curriculum on the education platform. Adna has seen impactful evidences from his hands-on involvement that results in the productive development of entrepreneurial mindset that goes beyond just developing startups. As of to date, he is humbled to be affiliated in the development and growth of (200 plus) startups locally and internationally that includes Singapore, Malaysia, Latvia, Boston and San Diego (USA).
In 2014, he was appointed as the Project Executive Director for the National Entrepreneurship Agenda (NEA), an initiative under the Ministry of Education, Brunei Darussalam (UBD). The primary purpose of NEA was to align and develop synergy from the entrepreneurship initiatives and efforts under the ministry from K-12 to higher learning phase. With the leadership support from Universiti Brunei Darussalam, the premier higher learning institution in Brunei through its entity Entrepreneurship Village (EV), the pilot projects at higher learning level saw optimal outcomes. It then linked its practical findings and resources to involve core education into its scope where longitudinal results were materialized.
Adna currently leads the Entrepreneurship and Innovation unit Under the Ministry of Education in its responsibility to build a cohesive entrepreneurial and innovative Educational ecosystem for the ministry of education. He resides in Brunei Darussalam with his beautiful family of four: Lenny, Aiman and Mia.