The National ICT Association of Malaysia (PIKOM) announces the appointment of its new Chairman and Office Bearers as well as Councillors for the 2017-2018 term. Ganesh Kumar Bangah, who was previously Deputy Chairman, was elected as the 18th Chairman for PIKOM in the 31-year-old history of the association. Ganesh is also Chairman of the eCommerce Malaysia, which is an initiative under PIKOM.
Apart from that, Danny Lee of Epson Malaysia was elected as Deputy Chairman while Sean Seah of Bimbit.com and Ong Chin Seong of Powerware Systems were elected as Secretary and Treasurer, respectively.
There were also six councillors who were elected to the council, which includes Stan Singh-Jit, Dr. Dzaharudin Mansor, Datuk Teoh Eng Kee and Ong Khung Tatt, who will each serve for one year. They will join Dato’ Seri Ivan Teh and Alex Liew, who were elected to the council during the 30th AGM and are currently serving a two-year term.
Expressing his thanks to members, for their endorsement and vote of confidence, the new Chairman said that he will look to build on the good work of his predecessor, including driving the progress of PIKOM’s many chapters such as Outsourcing Malaysia, e-Commerce Malaysia as well as PIKOM Cybersecurity Chapter and Venture Investment Chapter.
“In this age of disruption, we embrace a dynamic spirit of transformation, innovation and ideas to enable Malaysia’s ICT industry and the nation as a whole. This will allow us to leverage on the 4th Industrial Revolution. Certainly, we will continue to play an active role as the voice of the ICT industry by advising government and other stakeholders,” Ganesh commented.
Expressing confidence in his successor, Chin Chee Seong, Immediate Past Chairman reiterated that PIKOM is in a capable and experienced leadership team to achieve its many goals and aspirations. “I express full confidence and support for Ganesh and the new line-up of 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.”