Cheah Kok Hoong is the Group CEO & Director for Hitachi Sunway Information Systems - a joint venture between Hitachi Systems, Ltd. and Sunway Technology Sdn Bhd to provide ICT solutions and services in ASEAN.
Fearless and confident throughout his career, Cheah often pushed himself beyond his comfort level to do great things. He carries multiple roles concurrently in the commercial and industry sectors.
As the Chairman of Outsourcing Malaysia, Cheah leads and manages a variety of initiatives aimed at growing and nurturing the growth of the Shared Services & Outsourcing industry in Malaysia. He is instrumental in driving the growth of the Malaysian ICT industry, both locally and regionally. And, he plays an active role in developing the next generation of talents for Malaysia. Cheah is a person who is able to influence the industry and he is actively involved in the country's IT industry developments and continually propagates the advancement of the overall IT capabilities and resources within the diverse local verticals.
With more than 25 years’ experience, he is driven by an endless quest to seek knowledge and has thus garnered a wealth of expertise that spans across business development, M&A, business strategy and process engineering, industry development and services globalization, policy development, IT strategic planning, regional operations and support across both manufacturing, the services sectors and others.
The other major working professional positions that Cheah carries include being the IT Advisor of Sunway Group, Director of Hitachi Systems Digital Services, Director of Powerware Systems, Chairman of Human Capital Development Chapter (PIKOM) and Advisor of PIKOM.
Cheah was inducted into the 2016 PLC Hall of Fame for leadership and stewardship in promoting the PLC Leadership programme as part of the National ICT Certification & Standardization Grid (NICS Competence Grid). In 2010, he was conferred PIKOM’s CIO Excellence Award for his outstanding leadership and for being instrumental in the ICT adoption in the Sunway Group.
Academically, Cheah holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science & Physics from Campbell University, USA.