Goh Peng Ooi has been working on mathematical and digital sciences in the last forty years.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Engineering majoring in Electronics Engineering on a Monbusho scholarship at the University of Tokyo, he began his career in IBM Malaysia where he held several senior positions over a nine-year tenure.
In 1989, he founded the Silverlake group. Within the first ten years, Silverlake established itself as a leading provider of state-of-the-art universal banking solutions. Today, the group is a multibillion-dollar organisation with key offices around the globe and some of its member companies listed on various stock exchanges.
The group has earned many industry recognitions 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. The World Chinese Economic Summit in 2015 presented a Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Information Technology to Goh; and more recently at the 2017 ASEAN Business Awards, he was conferred the prestigious ASEAN Legacy Award. The ASEAN Legacy Awards recognises ASEAN entrepreneurs that have created positive impact and inspiration within ASEAN communities. In 2015 article about Silverlake, Forbes referred to Goh as the first tech-billionaire in Malaysia.
Goh is a Fellow of the Academy of Sciences Malaysia, 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 for Japan Graduates Association Of Malaysia (JAGAM), and a member of the International Advisory Council of the Association of Malaysian Economics Undergraduate.