Derek Oh – Vistage Chair Profile

Derek Oh has served in senior management positions including the post of Senior Vice President for 36 years in multinational corporations in Malaysia, Thailand, China which included Texas Instruments, Toyota Motor Corporation, Lion Automotive Group, Autoliv Inc, AAPICO AMATA, Manitowoc Cranes Inc.

After working overseas for 16 years, he returned to Malaysia as the COO of a Middle Eastern automotive component group. On a part-time basis, he also conducted conferences and on-site assessment and correction of selective business concerns in Malaysia and Thailand.

He has consulted several businesses in Lean Manufacturing and Kaizen Improvement having been formally trained and certified in Toyota Production System (TPS) by Toyota Motor Corporation.

Derek Oh continues with his passion to share his vast knowledge and working experience covering Strategic Planning to Tactical and Operational Management. Educated as a Mechanical Engineer from Westminster University, London- he has added on new business management techniques which addresses Key Performance Indices (KPI) and a string of business & problem solving tools and techniques like Six Sigma, Value stream mapping and Lean assessments.

He excels in turning around failing businesses and taking them to greater and sustainable growth. He has helped local companies to export globally as they grew with solid fundamentals of manufacturing and service excellence which exudes better products, better prices, better quality and better delivery.

Derek Oh will not fail to take the opportune time with his wife to have a good brisk walk at the nearby park which refreshes the mind and soul. He also enjoy an occasional game of lawn tennis and social golf. He has three adult children, two of which are in Australia and another in Kuala Lumpur and is blessed with three young grandchildren.