Chief Executive Officer
AIG Malaysia Insurance Bhd
Antony Lee is the Chief Executive Officer of AIG Malaysia. Antony, a Malaysian citizen, has been in the insurance sector for over 20 years. Prior to this appointment, he was the CEO of AIG Vietnam from 2011 where his responsibilities included the development of a key growth country for AIG within the Asia Pacific region. He began his career at AIG in 2001 as VP of Business Development with AIG’s Software International JV based in Malaysia.
Antony holds a Bachelor of Science Degree and a Diploma in Architecture from University College London and is also a graduate of AIG’s Executive Development Management program.
He is also the Chairman of the General Insurance Association of Malaysia (PIAM) and the Malaysian Insurance Institute (MII), as well as a director of the Ombudsman for Financial Services (OFS) and the Financial Industry Collective Outreach (FINCO).
Chin Keat Chyuan
Johnson & Johnson Malaysia
Having spent all my career with leading US healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson, and now, at the helm of J&J Malaysia, I am committed to helping Malaysia improve its healthcare standards and in so doing, underline our responsibility as an American organization and the roles and values we bring to the country. Aside from business, every leader has a role to play in giving back to the community and I am devoted to continue doing so through AMCHAM, a powerful voice for American businesses in Malaysia.
As President of the Pharmaceutical Association of Malaysia (PhAMA), I continue to represent fellow industry members in highlighting crucial healthcare issues, from pricing to intellectual property, to better shape healthcare policies, create more job opportunities, grow talents and indirectly attract more foreign direct investments into Malaysia.
During the term I had served as anAMCHAM board member, I’m proud of the close ties we have fostered with the Malaysian government in important industry issues and I am even prouder of the positive changes we have brought to the community. As an AMCHAM board member, I am grateful I have played a role in elevating the presence of American companies in Malaysia and I would be honored to continue doing so.
Vice President and General Manager, Manufacturing and Distribution
Dave Mitchell is Vice President and General Manager of Manufacturing and Distribution for Boston Scientific’s Penang Operations. In this role, he is responsible for all aspects of the manufacturing facility in Penang, Malaysia.
Dave joined Boston Scientific in 2002 and has held various Operations roles within Boston Scientific, including assignments in the United States, Ireland, and Costa Rica. He has been responsible for IT / factory automation, product technology transfers, plant scale-up, program management, and global operations strategy.
Prior to joining Boston Scientific, Dave worked for the Ford Motor Company where his responsibilities spanned manufacturing, powertrain design, and vehicle strategy. He was previously with Accenture, providing strategic consulting to the consumer products industry.
Dave holds a BSc and MSc in Mechanical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University, and an MBA from the University of Michigan. He is based in Penang, Malaysia
P’ng Soo Hong
Vice President of Manufacturing Operations and Managing Director
First Solar Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.
P’ng Soo Hong (P’ng) is the Vice President of Manufacturing Operations and Managing Director of First Solar Malaysia Sdn Bhd. He oversees the company’s overall strategic direction and is responsible towards the company’s operations, EHS, Quality & Reliability, Human Resources, Finance, IT and Supply Chain performance. P’ng joined First Solar in October 2008. Prior to First Solar, he was attached to Intel Corporation and had served the company for 17 years after graduating from university.
While at Intel, P’ng had the opportunity to lead several major functions, which include Operation Management, Manufacturing System/Process, and Supply Chain Management development. He was the General Manager for Intel’s largest Assembly-Test Chipset Operation in Chengdu, China, from 2004 to 2007. It was also the company which he helped start-up. After his assignment there, he was relocated to Intel’s 300mm Fab at Arizona.
P’ng currently holds the position of the President of Kulim Industrial Tenants Association (KITA), Vice President of Malaysia Semiconductor Industry Association (MSIA), Governing Committee of Electrical Electronic Productivity Nexus (EEPN), the Board of Director of Malaysian Industry Government Group for High Technology (MiGHT), Kedah Industrial Skills and Management Development Centre Sdn Bhd (KISMEC) 2019 present), American Malaysian Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) and Junior Achievement (JA) Malaysia. He is also the Board of Director/Vice Chairman of Kedah Industrial Skills and Management Development Centre (KISMEC) (2020 present), and Chairman of Malaysian Alternative Renewable Industry (MARI).
P’ng is a graduate from the University Science of Malaysia in Penang, Malaysia. He is also a certified JONAH in the global Theory of Constraints community.
Steven R. Clayton
Senior Country Officer
Steve Clayton is Senior Country Officer and CEO/Managing Director of J. P. Morgan Chase Malaysia Bhd. He has been resident in Malaysia for almost 30 years. Steve has lived in Asia most of his life. He arrived in Hong Kong with his parents from his native England during his childhood. When they left for retirement to England, he stayed.
He started his career at KPMG in Hong Kong in 1980 and moved into banking in 1987 initially into corporate banking and then investment banking in Hong Kong in 1989. During his early days in investment banking Steve worked on several equity offerings out of Hong Kong on behalf of CLSA. In 1990 he was one of the early pioneers of the China “B” share market running execution teams for two of the first three issues out of Shenzhen.
In 1991 he moved to Singapore to run CLSA’s regional SEA investment banking team. In 1993 he moved with his family to Kuala Lumpur where he has been resident ever since.
He moved from CLSA to start up Caspian Securities in 1995 and then onto Nomura International Malaysia in 1997 due to the closure of Caspian’s international activities as a result of the Asian crisis. While at Nomura he focused more on debt issuance and pioneered the first ever collateralized loan obligation involving 25 underlying borrowers. During the time at Nomura he also worked on several debt raisings for a variety of clients including Government of Malaysia.
In 2003 he left Nomura to join Barclays Capital Malaysia as Managing Director and CEO responsible for building Barcap’s investment banking and sales & distribution business in Malaysia. During this time he worked on several debt offerings by Government of Malaysia as well as local corporates. In addition he worked on some of the inaugural sub debt and Tier 1 offerings by local financial institutions.
During his time at Barcap he also worked on several risk management structured solutions including the first ever palm oil swap on behalf of a local plantation group.
In 2011 he left Barcap to join J.P. Morgan to oversee all corporate and investment banking activities in Malaysia including those regulated under JPM Securities.
Steve was educated at a military school in Hong Kong and went onto tertiary education in England in 1976 before returning to Hong Kong for full time employment in 1980. He is proud to say that all his working life has been spent in Asia.
Soon K. Kuek
Lam Manufacturing Malaysia
Soon Kuek of Lam Research Corporation is General Manager for Lam Manufacturing Malaysia, the company’s latest and largest advanced technology production facility at the Batu Kawan Industrial Park in Penang.
Lam Research is a global supplier of innovative wafer fabrication equipment to the semiconductor industry. Sized at 700,000 square feet, Lam Manufacturing Malaysia is expected to be ready by mid-2021. The facility will manufacture key products for all of Lam’s customers across the globe.
Born and raised in Penang, Soon Kuek is excited to head the new factory in Penang after living and working in the USA for more than 20 years. Prior to this role, she was senior director of supply chain management, as well as senior supplier business manager and engineering manager at Lam Research in California, USA. Before joining Lam, Kuek spent 11 years at Xerox Corporation, where she held several roles.
Soon has a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Kentucky and a MS in Materials Science and Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology.
Datuk Tim Garland P.J.N.
Director & CEO
START TBWA \ Kuala Lumpur
After 10 years as an Electrical Engineer in Rockwell’s manufacturing systems business in USA and ASEAN, Tim built a digital systems business from Malaysia and subsequently sold it to TBWA\ where he is now a Director and CEO of START, a business innovation unit powered by TBWA\.
Well awarded for his digital, brand and public relations work for Bursa Malaysia and the Invest Malaysia platform, the digitization of “Malaysia, Truly Asia” for Tourism Malaysia was one of his most fun and awarded projects.
Tim sits on the Board of Governors of the American Chamber of Commerce in Malaysia. He was also the President from 2002-2005, during which time he was awarded a Datukship from His Majesty, The King of Malaysia, for actively developing US-Malaysia trade relationships.