The EY Entrepreneur of The Year Awards gala made a return to the Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur recently. As in preceding years, Malaysiaâ€™s leading entrepreneurs, corporate leaders and partners of EY gathered to toast the Nationâ€™s best and brightest as the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 Malaysia was revealed recently. The gala, officiated by Datoâ€™ Seri Ong Ka Chuan, Second Minister of International Trade and Industry served as a platform to recognise the countryâ€™s most successful entrepreneurs for their vision, courage and leadership in building and growing successful businesses. So, without further ado, here are this yearâ€™s winners:
EY Technology Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 Malaysia
Tan Ging Hoon
Managing Director, Alliancecorp Manufacturing.
We manufacture precision electromechanical and machined components for clients. Itâ€™s a very niche segment in the manufacturing process and cuts across all industries. We basically supply the solutions that allow them to do their business.
Our industry is a global one. Our competition is not local, but companies from around the world. We needed an international outlook in the way we do business, and invested heavily in technology â€“ we were one of the first to adopt SAPâ€™s ERP software. We wanted to create a global platform and let our customers know that we can design and manufacture from anywhere in the world. This allows us to provide more end-to-end solutions and create more value.
I think itâ€™s accurate to say that the company is a reflection of myself. I had decided from a very young age that I wanted to be a technopreneur. I do what Iâ€™m familiar with â€“ Iâ€™m old school in a way and very hands-on. I think itâ€™s very important that you start with a business plan, one that is as detailed as possible. You need to have the knowledge before jumping in. Itâ€™s easy to start a company but the real challenge is making it grow.