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Goh Peng Ooi  

Group Executive Chairman, Silverlake Axis Ltd., Malaysia

Goh Peng Ooi has over 30 years of experience in Information Technology. He obtained a Bachelor of Engineering majoring in Electronics Engineering from the University of Tokyo on the Monbusho scholarship.

He began his career in IBM Malaysia and held several senior positions over his nine-year tenure, his last being Marketing Manager for Banking and Finance.

In 1989 he founded the Silverlake group. Based on his foresight on the future of technology demands of the Banking industry, Silverlake has been established as a leading provider of state-of-the-art universal banking solutions. Today, the group is a multi-billion dollar organisation represented in 20 countries spanning from Japan to Australia and has a staff force of approximately 5,000 worldwide.

The Silverlake group has earned many industry recognitions since its inception including the IBM Partner Excellence Award (2012), IBM ASEAN Golden Circle Award (2012), Forbes Asia's Best Under A Billion – Best of the Best (2013), The Asian Banker Vendor Satisfaction Survey Gold Award (2014).

In 2005, Goh was awarded the Technology Entrepreneur Award Malaysia, an award organised by Ernst & Young that recognises world-class entrepreneurs and provides a benchmark for entrepreneurial excellence. In 2014 Ernst & Young bestowed the Master Technology Entrepreneur Award Malaysia to Goh, who will represent Malaysia in the Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur of the Year in Monte Carlo this year.

Aside from his professional achievements, Goh is very much involved in academics – particularly in Science and Mathematics. He is particularly interested in the research of the Science of Intelligence and its application to Human Actions and Economy, and where possible enjoys giving talks in various schools of higher learning.

Goh is a Fellow of the Academy of Sciences Malaysia, a Fellow of the ASEAN Academy of Engineering and Technology (AAET), a Member of the ASM Science and Technology and Industry Linkage Committee, an adviser of the ACCCIM Science, Technology and Innovations Committee, sits on the Board of Governors for IACT College Malaysia and is an Industry Advisor of the Faculty of Engineering and Science in Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman.

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