Cheng Ping Keat or “PK” as he is fondly known, was trained as an accountant but never desired to be one. Graduated from Melbourne University in 1984, he obtained an MBA qualification from Bath University in 1996. He was a Vistage member for 15 years and now the Director of Vistage-In-Mandarin (VIM).
He joined Kee Hin Industries in 1987 when the family business only has a sales turnover of RM4 million. He is instrumental in growing the business to over RM363 million in 2019. A well-travelled person, PK has been actively promoting his company’s export businesses. Khind is now exporting to over 60 countries worldwide and they contributed to over half of the Khind Group’s revenue. PK helped to transform Khind from a traditional family business to a professionally managed public company, which is listed on the KLSE. Khind currently has over 850 staff operating in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, China, UAE, Saudi Arabia and Algeria .
PK is past President of the Malaysia Electrical and Electronic Industrial Group of the Federation of Malaysia Manufacturers (FMM), a past Honorary Treasurer of Young Presidents Organization in Malaysia, a past Deputy President of Yoke Kuan Alumni Association, and a past Chairman of the Parents Teachers Association of SRJK Yoke Kuan. He also established Khind Starfish Foundation, a charitable organization that has been actively promoting cancer awareness and fundraising for cancer research, supporting undergraduates in community works, supporting performing arts and cultural organizations and helping under-privileged communities.
Beside enjoying reading, learning and fish keeping, PK is a Buddhist who practices meditation regularly. As a vegetarian since 2010, he lives a very healthy lifestyle. PK writes columns in Oriental Daily, Nanyang Siang Pau and Pumen Magazine sharing his entrepreneurial experience and life philosophy. He has published three books.