Profil Usahawan Pilihan
Goh Peng Ooi
Group Executive Chairman
Silverlake Axis Ltd
Electronics engineer worked at IBM Malaysia for 9 years. In 1989 founded Silverlake Axis, which provides banking and financial services software to companies across the globe. Educated in Tokyo.
A born techie who studied nuclear physics but switched to electronic engineering. Got his start at IBM and in 1989 founded his own company, Silverlake Axis, providing banking and financial services software to companies around the globe.
Mr. Goh Peng Ooi was appointed as the Group Executive Chairman of Silverlake Axis Ltd (“the Company”) on 23 May 2006. Prior to that, he was the Non-Executive Chairman of the Company since 2002. He founded Silverlake Group in 1989 and has built it to become an established provider of an advanced, state of the art universal integrated banking solution. Silverlake Group has grown by leaps and bounds and at present, its offices and customers are located in over 13 countries across Asia Pacific.
Silverlake Group has earned many industry recognitions including the ‘IBM Star Stream Award’ in 1997, the ‘IBM iSeries Director’s Award for the Best Global On-Demand Banking Implementation’ in 2003, ‘IBM’s Asia Pacific Excellence Award for Regional System Integrators (SIs) and Independent Software Vendors (ISVs)’ in 2005, ‘IBM iSeries General Manager’s Award’ in 2005 and ‘IBM Partner World Beacon Awards’ in 2005 and 2006. Mr. Goh was bestowed the Technology Entrepreneur Award Malaysia 2005. This Entrepreneur Award Program, organised by Ernst & Young, serves to recognise world-class entrepreneurs and provides a benchmark for entrepreneurial excellence. Prior to Silverlake Group’s formation, Mr. Goh had worked with IBM Malaysia. He held several senior positions over his 9 year career at IBM, his lastbeing Marketing Manager for Banking and Finance Industry. Mr. Goh has a keen interest in Science and Mathematics and obtained his Bachelor of Engineering (Major in Electronics) at the University of Tokyo on a Mombusho Scholarship in 1980.