Meet The Team

Career Opportunities

Sukau Rainforest Lodge has a wide range of job opportunities available from time to time.

Internship and Volunteer

Join with us for a meaningful on-the-job training that will add great value to your CV.

Albert Teo

Managing Director

A graduate in Economics (Honours) from the University of London in 1977, Albert Teo has been in the tourism industry for the last thirty four years.

Over the three decades, he has been a hotelier, tour operator, lodge and backpacker owner and operator, photographer, author, publisher, conference organizer, ecotourism consultant, speaker, lecturer and social entreprenur. Albert is presently working on designing and building two new ecolodges in Sabah.

A keen photographer, he has trekked over 1,000km in Borneo and published over 200 postcards designs, motivational bookmarks, and Photo CDs of Borneo, published ten books including the best selling Sabah -Land of the Sacred Mountain, Journey through Borneo, Saving Paradise-The Story of Sukau Rainforest Lodge and the latest book, A Souvenir of Sabah Malaysian Borneo.

Baton Bijamin

General Manager

Mr. Baton Bijamin is perhaps the muscle behind the formation of Borneo Eco Tours in 1991, and subsequently the Sukau Rainforest Lodge in 1995. Naturally gifted with determination, a cool sense of vision, an immeasurable amount of hope and a knack for industrious management, Baton was instrumental in the setting-up both establishments alongside the owner of the company Mr. Albert Teo. Coming from a humble background, Baton rose from one success to another to bring Borneo Eco Tours to where it is today; one of the biggest and most successful inbound tour companies of its kind in Borneo with multiple international tourism awards. With a stronghold in Eco Tourism policies and green practices, Borneo Eco Tours will continuously grow under the skilled management of Baton.

Baton believes that “Success is a journey, not a destination” , which is a sure testament of continuous development, both personally and for the company.

Suhailie Kahar

In-house Naturalist

Born and raised in Sukau, Mohd. Suhailie, or more affectionately known as “Mincho” has spent much of his life growing up with the knowledge and traditions of the local Orang Sungai (Ida’an). This prepared him for a lifetime of experience on the field – 12 years as a nature guide, 10 years as a research officer, and another 9 years as Honorary Wildlife Warden! A specialist in Orangutan behaviour and wildlife education programmes, he has an infectiously cheerful demeanour and is generous with his knowledge, making him popular around guests and team members alike. A true born naturalist, Mincho elevates our Sukau Rainforest Lodge to greater heights, working hard to make the lodge and Borneo Eco Tours brands that are synonymous with sustainability and conservation. One of his many contributions to the area is in his introduction of the Saving Hornbill programme (SAILLS), which is dedicated towards protecting the biodiversity-rich yet vulnerable Kinabatangan area.

Jaini Ahmad @ Jamil

Lodge Supervisor

A particularly enthusiastic staff member you may come across when you visit Sukau Rainforest Lodge is Jaini Ahmad, or affectionately known as Jamil, the lodge's boatmen supervisor. Serving in SRL since its opening in 1995, Jamil has seen many roles within the lodge, but he always tackles his assignments with dedication and a smile. He is well trained in operations, service, and enjoys meeting guests from around the world; when he's not supervising his team, he's always more than happy to lead guests on a river adventure.

Masnizah Bakri

Room Division Supervisor

Masnizah is a local Orang Sungai from Kg. Sukau. She joined Sukau Rainforest Lodge in 2011 after finishing her secondary school. Masnizah knew some English that she learned in school, but with a lot of effort and guest interactions, her English improved tremendously. She has also learned and developed the necessary skills to run an ecolodge – from management and guest relations to assisting the operation team during peak season.

Masnizah believes that working at Sukau Rainforest Lodge has been an invaluable experience, as she enjoys the wildlife, environment and most of all, her colleagues as they are like one big family. She is happy to be a part of the team, as they all strive for excellence in their personal capacity, as a company and when working with the guests.

Kurino Linggohun @ Noah

F&B Supervisor (Bar)

Our very own master mixer at Sukau Rainforest Lodge! The charming and affable Kurino, better known as Noah, first joined the lodge as a Bartender back in 2014. With his LCCI Level III qualification, great attitude, and leadership capability, Noah swiftly rose through the ranks to earn his current position as F&B Supervisor. Both his innate talent and passion for his craft can be seen in the way he oversees the restaurant and bar operations, always ensuring that visitors to the lodge leave with incredible memories of their experience!

 

Teddy Ibau

Head Chef

A true master of his craft, Head Chef Teddy specialises in mouth-wateringly delicious authentic Malay and Asian cuisine! Teddy joined the lodge in 2018 with more than a decade of culinary experience already under his belt, including a stint as Executive Chef at World Trade Hotel, Shanxi. He’s also trained under several prestigious institutions, such as the Shangri La Academy in Beijing! In spite of his impressive resume, Chef Teddy remains a model of humility and professionalism, often going the extra mile to fine-tune and improve the lodge’s selection of delectable dishes.