Malaysian information and communications technology (ICT) veteran Stan Singh will helm the Asia Pacific ICT Alliance (APICTA), marking the first time that Malaysia has been given the privelege to lead the 16 member-economies ICT alliance.
Stan, who represents National ICT Association of Malaysia (PIKOM) at the alliance, was elected as chairman at a recent APICTA executive committee meeting in Myanmar.
“It is a great privilege and honour to be appointed as the new chairman of APICTA, making Malaysia as the new head of the global alliance for the first time,” Said Stan in a statement released by PIKOM.
“I am thrilled at the opportunity of working with the new APICTA Executive Committee to strive together to tap and unearth the talents and skills of extraordinary companies and individuals in the dynamic ICT Community of Asia Pacific.”
Among others, APICTA organises the annual International APICTA awards dubbed as the “Oscars of the global ICT industry”. The next round will be held from Oct 9-13 in Guangzhou, China.
Stan, the previous APICTA deputy chairman, is no stranger to the ICT industry, serving almost three decades in IT management and business management roles in various industries ranging from hotel & properties, retail & supply chain management, manufacturing and finance and has led various IT & business projects in USA, UK, Australia, Hong Kong, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia. He is also a business coach and an international speaker.
He was also the senior vice president of MUI dotcom Sdn Bhd, a member of the MUI Group of companies where he was responsible for the group’s IT services globally. He held the position of Managing Director of Wincor Nixdorf Retail for the Malaysia and Thailand markets.
He is the founder and principal consultant of IronHorse Asia Sdn Bhd, which provides IT solutions for the retail and financial industries.
He takes over Dr Dileepa De Silva from the Sri Lanka economy, who served as the APICTA chairman since 2014. Fulvio Inserra, the chief iAwards Judge of the Australia Information Industry Association is the new deputy chairman, the statement added.
PIKOM chairman Ganesh Kumar Bangah said Stan’s new position follows a string of Malaysian ICT leaders who have played pivotal roles on the global ICT platforms such as ASOCIO and WITSA.
The 16 economies in APICTA are Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei, China, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam.
In Malaysia, PIKOM and MDEC are the representative ICT organisations in the alliance.
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