PIKOM elects new leadership for 2016
At the recently held 29th Annual General Meeting (AGM), the National ICT Association of Malaysia (PIKOM) announced the appointment of its new Chairman and Office Bearers as well as Councillors for 2016.
Chin Chee Seong of Galasys Solutions (MSC) Sdn Bhd, who was previously Deputy Chairman, was elected PIKOM Chairman, while Ganesh Kumar Bangah of HT Consulting (ASIA) Sdn Bhd was elected as Deputy Chairman.
Danny Lee of Epson Malaysia who was previously Treasurer will now serve as Secretary with Bimbit.com’s Sean Seah completing the line-up as Treasurer. All Office Bearers were elected uncontested to their positions and will serve a term of one year.
Outgoing Chairman, Cheah Kok Hoong will continue to serve in the Council as Immediate Past Chairman.
The AGM also saw PIKOM appointing a new team of Councillors. Councillors include Stan Singh-Jit of IronHorse Asia Sdn Bhd, Carol Wong of Genovasi Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Christopher Chan of Ten Ten Telecommunications Sdn Bhd, and Dr Dzaharudin Bin Mansor of Microsoft (M) Sdn Bhd. The Councillors will serve for a period of two years up to 2017. They will be joined by Jeffrey Ooi of Celcom (Malaysia) Bhd, Eric Wong of IBM Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Ong Chin Seong of Powerware Systems Sdn Bhd, and Ivan Teh of ADV Fusionex Sdn Bhd who are serving until the next AGM in 2016.
Expressing his thanks to members for their endorsement and vote of confidence, the new Chairman said that he will look to carrying on the good work of his predecessor based on PIKOM’s six strategic thrusts while bringing fresh perspective and new ideas to complement existing initiatives and strategies.
“I am honoured to have been given the opportunity to lead PIKOM and express my sincere thanks and appreciation to my peers and all members who have given me their trust to helm the Association. I also wish to thank Mr Cheah for the strong foundation that he has left behind and we will strive to continue building on the good work achieved thus far. Certainly, we will continue playing an active role as the voice of the ICT industry. Given the dynamic, rapidly evolving economic and technological environment, there is plenty to cover and we will hit the ground running,” shared CS Chin.
Chin also mentioned that with Budget 2016 having just recently been announced, PIKOM now has clearer visibility on steering the agenda and interests of the ICT industry forward. Key to its efforts would be continued dialogue and partnership with key stakeholders including the government, industry and users. PIKOM will be engaging its ASEAN partners as PIKOM will be heading the ASOCIO AEC Digital Taskforce.
Among new initiatives next year include the introduction of individual memberships to PIKOM that will further revitalise the organisation. The New Committee is set to meet soon to outline plans and clear directions for 2016.
“The idea itself is not new having been mooted earlier. But in 2016, this will be a key area for us in strengthening PIKOM’s pool of professional talent. We also will relaunch the PIKOM Fair series of events to be known as ‘PIKOM Fair 3.0’,” said Chin.
“The role that ICT plays is for the benefit and betterment of the nation. We will continue to engage actively across the board. In doing so, we look to bring new ideas to the table but continue to push existing causes such as the call for ICT products and services to be zero rated, faster and more affordable broadband as well as continued ICT tax allowance,” he added.
Expressing confidence in his successor, immediate past Chairman, President Cheah Kok Hoong reiterated that PIKOM has put in place a capable and experienced leadership team to achieve its many goals and aspirations.
“I have had the pleasure of working closely with Mr Chin when he was Deputy Chairman as well as the current Office Bearers and Councillors. PIKOM is in good hands. There is certainly plenty to do and PIKOM as an entity has plenty of room for growth. I thank them for rising up to the challenge and thank all members, government agencies and partners for their support and co-operation during my two years as PIKOM Chairman,” ended Cheah.
List of PIKOM 2016 Office Bearers & Councillors
|Chairman||Chin Chee Seong 陈棋雄|
|Deputy Chairman||Ganesh Kumar Bangah|
|Secretary||Danny Lee 李振雄|
|Treasurer||Sean Seah 谢溢高|
|Immediate Past Chairman||Cheah Kok Hoong谢国雄|
|Councillor||Dr. Dzaharudin Mansor|
|Councillor||Stan Singh – Jit|
|Councillor||Christopher Chan 曾 辉 源|
|Councillor||Carol Wong 黄描玲|
|Councillor||Jeffrey Ooi 黄文祥|
|Councillor||Ong Chin Seong王振雄|
THE NATIONAL ICT ASSOCIATION OF MALAYSIA (PIKOM) is the association representing the information and communications technology (ICT) industry in Malaysia. Its membership currently stands at over 1,000 comprising companies involved in a whole spectrum of ICT products and services which commands about 80% of the total ICT trade in Malaysia. PIKOM works to improve the business climate in the interests of all its member companies and to promote industry growth in line with national aspirations. PIKOM’s membership is open to all Malaysian companies who supply ICT products and services in the computing and telecommunications industries. However, non-ICT companies are also welcome to join the Association as associate members.