Simon Soh – Vistage Chair Profile

Simon_SohSimon Soh holds an MBA (from Cranfield University, UK), a Graduate Diploma in Marketing (from Royal Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK), a Diploma in Management with Distinction (and Silver Medallist) (from Malaysian Institute of Management), and a Diploma in Production Engineering with Distinction (from Singapore Polytechnic). He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) and Doctoral Degree in Metaphysics.

Simon is also a Certified Professional Trainer (by MIM and PSMB), Certified Knowledge Manager (KMI, USA), and Certified NLP Practitioner (NF-NLP USA).

He started his career as a sales engineer with Cycle and Carriage Bintang Bhd, responsible for sales/marketing of Mercedes Benz and Thysen Hanchel specialised vehicles (military trucks, Armoured Personnel Carriers, TAM Tanks, Ambulances, Fire Fighting Vehicles, etc). At the age of 24, he was promoted to Deputy Dealers Manager and was the youngest member of the management team in the Company’s history. He rapidly moved up to various senior management positions in the organisation and later in other organizations and industries. He was Group Product Manager with Cycle and Carriage Bintang Bhd, Division Director with Malaysian Resort Timesharing Sdn Bhd, Country Manager/Regional Director with Citicorp Services Inc/Cash Management Division (Citibank/CitiGroup), and Consultant with PA Consulting, Success Motivation International USA, Korn/Ferry Futurestep USA, and Service Quality Institute USA.

As Country Manager of Citicorp Services Inc, he led his team to win the Best Team Award in Asia Pacific in 1993. He also received various personal recognition for leading and growing the business in Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, and Indochina. In 1997, he was given the additional responsibility of driving Quality (Six Sigma) and Customer Service at Asia Pacific level for the Travel Payment Products Division of Citigroup. His depth and breadth of working experiences cover sales, marketing, product management, advertising, dealers management, Government relations, business development, business management, risks management, strategic planning/management, change management, training/HR development, quality management, total customer service quality and head hunting/Recruitment.

He is currently a Vistage Chair and a Consultant with First Channel Asia Pacific. Besides Coaching, he also actively facilitates training programs on personal success and leadership, time management, team building, problem solving/decision making, Professional Selling Skills, Sales Management, motivation and goal-setting, change management, strategic management, Customer Service Quality, Open Book Management and Profit & Cash Game. He also teaches academic programs at Diploma, Degree, and Master level.

He is an active networker/social worker, and is a member of various professional bodies (MIM, CIM, NF-NLP-USA, Toastmasters International, Lions Clubs International, Malaysian Institute of Geomancy Sciences, I-Ching/Reiki/Pranic Circles). He has sponsored two Toastmasters Clubs, and is currently an Able Toastmaster Gold (ATMG). He has won contests at Club level and Area level of the Toastmaster Movement. He is also a District Trainer of Lions Clubs District 308B1, and has received various recognitions for his contributions to enhancing lives.

His passion is to help release the full potential of people and organizations.