Wilson Tay (Dr) – Vistage Chair Profile

dr-wilson-tayProfessor Dr Wilson Tay Chuan Hui, is a Director of Vistage Malaysia Sdn Bhd. He had held position as the Dean and Professor of Management at the Faculty of Business at two private universities: Asia Metropolitan University and INTI International University. He has also served as the CEO and Principal Consultant of Omni View Consultancy Sdn Bhd, a strategic talent management and human resource consulting firm in Malaysia. A respected corporate and management leader, Prof Dr Wilson Tay is also a well-established educator with a career spanning over 40 years in Australasia and Malaysia. Dr Wilson has worked in many senior and diverse roles in well-known multinational corporations and public institutions overseas and locally. Over the last 20 years, he has been involved in post graduate teaching at higher education institutions, and has been engaged in commerce and industry to do organizational turnaround and development, performance management, entrepreneurs’ development, executive coaching and business consultancy assignments in Australasia and Malaysia.

His overseas work experience included executive assignments with Curtin University of Technology, Murdoch University, Price Waterhouse & Co, Dampier Salt Limited, CRA Limited (now Rio Tinto of Australia) and the Art Gallery of WA in Australia. In Malaysia, he has held the position of Vice President of Multimedia Development Corporation as the Head of the MSC Technopreneur Development Flagship responsible for the development of technopreneurs and the ICT SMEs, and also was the former CEO of the Malaysian Institute of Management (MIM) where he was involved in the strategic leadership, turnaround and repositioning of the Institute. After he successfully turned around MIM, he retired from this chief executive role and returned to Vistage Chairing where he was involved in Chief Executive and Entrepreneurs coaching and business advisory. For two terms he was on the Board of Malaysia Venture Capital Management Berhad and was the Senior CGP Coach for Proficeos managed by Cradle Investment Funds Sdn Bhd, both are subsidiaries of the Ministry of Finance. He is also currently the Chairman of two Malaysian public companies listed on SGX. Dr Wilson Tay had previously served as a member of the Technical Resource Group on Human Resources on the Industrial Master Plan 3 (IMP3) appointed by the Minister of International Trade and Industry Malaysia and was also the Chairman of Taskforce on Malaysia’s Workforce Competency and Competitiveness, a member of the Taskforce on SME Development and Advisor to the Global Centre of Excellence in Human Capital (GCEHC) – a community of academics, practitioners and professionals.

Prof Dr Wilson possesses multiple professional and academic qualifications. He holds professional fellowship with the Institute of Chartered Accountants, the Australian Society of Certified Practicing Accountants, the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, the Institute of Corporate Managers and Administrators in Australia, and is a Companion of the International Management Centres in United Kingdom and a registered Certified Financial Planner. He was a former General Council Member of MIM, and is a current MIM Ordinary Member. He is also a MIM Certified Professional Trainer (MIM CPT) and a HRDF Certified Trainer.

His academic qualifications include the Bachelor of Business, Graduate Diploma in Business & Administration, Master of Business from the Curtin University of Technology and Doctor of Management (with Distinction) from IMCA (UK) and validated by Southern Cross University in NSW, Australia. He has been an adjunct Associate Professor and Faculty Member of several local and overseas institutions of higher learning. His doctoral and post- doctoral areas of research interest and practice are in entrepreneurship and business model innovation, knowledge management, human capital development, corporate performance and transformation management.

In 1995 he was recognized as the CPA of the Year in 1995 for Public Service in Perth, Western Australia and in the same year was awarded the Fulbright Visiting Fellowship to USA. In 2008 was awarded the Global HR Award for Individual Contribution to Management Development by Asia HRD Congress in Abu Dhabi.