Ong Guan Hock graduated with a BSc (Hons) from the University of Manchester and an MBA from the University of Bradford. He earned a unique mix of financial services, Singapore public sector, family enterprise (10 years) and Public Listed company (10 years) management experience, accumulated over 30 years. He successfully progressed from functional Head into CEO roles with Strategic and Profit & Loss accountability, before joining Vistage.
During his fledgling years, he worked in London as an Accounting Audit Semi-Senior and Software Consultant before moving back closer to home. He was recruited by the highly influential Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) and took personal responsibility for Strategic Advisory and business development services for 100+ CEOs and business owners of SMEs.
For 10 years, he joined the family business (Automotive Trading & Manufacturing), working with his parents and siblings. He built up critical management systems (Finance, Human Capital, Operations) which strengthened the business operations significantly. He learned, mastered and executed Time-tested LEAN, Quality Improvement & Operational Excellence methodologies, typically with 30-70% gains in 6-12 months.
With 17 years’ professional experience under his belt, Guan Hock, made a bold decision to venture out of the family business into the Public Listed domain, seeking new challenges. He joined Tan Chong Motor Holdings Bhd for 8 years where he revitalised a group of 20+ year old subsidiaries by successfully executing multi-year business plans, during which he pioneered the introduction of new technology products in the local automotive industry resulting in 4X revenue jump. He then served as the Group GM-Corporate Development, at MBM Resources Bhd, focusing on strategic business opportunities and undertook a special assignment as the Deputy Managing Director of a major subsidiary.