Goh Peng Ooi of Silverlake named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014 Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR, 4 DECEMBER 2014 – Goh Peng Ooi, Executive Chairman of Silverlake Axis Ltd, was tonight named the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year (EOY) 2014 Malaysia at a gala event officiated by the Minister of International Trade and Industry, YB Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamed. Five hundred guests comprising Malaysian entrepreneurs, leaders of Corporate Malaysia, partners of EY Malaysia, including EY’s Global Vice Chair for Strategic Growth Markets, Maria Pinelli, were present at the event.
Goh, who also won the Master Entrepreneur category award, will represent Malaysia and join more than 60 other country winners to compete for the coveted EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year (WEOY) award at the annual WEOY event in Monte Carlo, Monaco next year.
YB Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamed, Minister of International Trade and Industry said, “Since its inception, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year programme has emerged as one of the most prestigious business awards for entrepreneurs in the country. More significantly, as a global awards programme, it provides a platform for Malaysian entrepreneurs to be showcased on the world’s stage. I wish to take this opportunity to congratulate all the nominees especially the winner of this year’s EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Malaysia award.”
Dato’ Abdul Rauf Rashid, Country Managing Partner, EY Malaysia added, “We are proud that through our Entrepreneur Of The Year (EOY) programme, we are able to showcase the best of the Malaysian entrepreneurial spirit in the Emerging, Technology, Woman and Master categories. Having run this programme in Malaysia for 13 years now, it is gratifying to note that the programme continues to attract the interest and participation of Malaysian entrepreneurs from a broad spectrum of industries. It is also exciting to see that more women entrepreneurs are stepping forward to be recognized for their contribution and achievements.”
Goh is the Executive Chairman of Silverlake Axis Ltd, a company which he founded in 1989. Through his foresight of the future technology demands of the banking industry, Goh has built Silverlake to become a leading provider of state-of-the-art digital economy solutions and services for the banking and financial services, payments, retail, logistics and insurance businesses. Today, the group is a multi-billion dollar organisation represented in over 20 countries across Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa
Philip Rao, Partner and EOY Malaysia Programme Director said, “Goh Peng Ooi is an excellent example of entrepreneurs who have the foresight and vision to challenge the status quo and ask questions that some haven’t even thought of yet. Through his innovativeness and entrepreneurial efforts, Goh has, over a 25-year period, helped transform the digital landscape and act as an enabler for growth opportunities. He has provided comprehensive methods and tools, business applications and technologies to help his customers capitalize on opportunities, thereby contributing to their success in the digital economy. We have no doubt that Goh will do us proud in Monte Carlo next year.”
In addition to the top honour, EY also presented four other awards for entrepreneurial excellence to the following individuals:
- Emerging Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014 – YBhg Dato’ Calvin Khiu, Founder and Group CEO, MK Wedding Sdn Bhd
- Technology Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014 – Mr Ivan Teh, Managing Director, Fusionex Corp Sdn Bhd
- Woman Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014 – Ms Pat Liew, Group CEO and Founder, BTC Clothier Sdn Bhd
- Master Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014 – Mr Goh Peng Ooi, Executive Chairman, Silverlake Axis Ltd