Group Executive Chairman, Silverlake Axis

Short Biography

GOH PENG OOI is the Group Executive Chairman of Silverlake Group. He is a University of Tokyo graduate (Monbusho scholarship) and began his career in IBM Malaysia. He founded the Silverlake group in 1989. The group today has key offices around the globe, some listed on stock exchanges. With a core staff force of more than 3,000 located worldwide, the group supports hundreds of large customers located in approximately 50 countries. The group has earned many industry recognition since its inception including the IBM Partner Excellence Award (2012), IBM ASEAN Golden Circle Award (2012), Forbes’ Best Under A Billion – Best of the Best (2013), The Asian Banker Vendor Satisfaction Survey Gold Award (2014), Forbes’ Best Under A Billion (2015).

Personally, Goh has twice won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award Malaysia, first in 2005, under the Technology Entrepreneur category; and the second in 2014 in the Master Technology Entrepreneur category. He was conferred a Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Information Technology by the World Chinese Economic Summit in 2015, and the ASEAN Legacy Award in 2017. In 2015 Forbes referred to Goh as the first tech-billionaire in Malaysia.

Aside from his business and professional achievements, Goh is very much involved in academics. He is particularly interested in the research of Science of Intelligence and its application to Human Actions and Economy. He specialises in the application of Category Theory, leading to the formulation of his Sigma Scheme, a new Time-Space view verses physics’ Space-Time, and with that clarity, developed something known as Sigma Excellence Insights, and with that insights, built a high-tech enterprise group based on mathematical schemes.

Goh is a Fellow of the Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM), an Industry Advisor of the Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science in Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, a Fellow of the ASEAN Academy of Engineering and Technology (AAET), a Member of the ASM Science and Technology and Industry Linkage Committee, an Adviser of the ACCCIM Science, Technology and Innovations Committee, a Member of the Board of Governors of First City University College, the Advisor to the Japan Graduates Association of Malaysia (JAGAM), and a member of the International Advisory Council of the Association od Malaysian Economics Undergraduate.