Darren Hoong

Fresh out of school and armed with a can-do spirit, Darren articled himself inErnst & Whinney (EW) where he quickly proved his leadership by taking lead ofothers who are more senior and more qualified than himself. Soon duty calls andhe left EW to join his family panel fabrication business. With no prior experiencein the construction industry, he has to learn the industry and learn fast. This briefsojurn running a business gave him a glimpse into the exciting world ofentrepreneurship. Currently he is running a company advisory and secretarialfirm.

During his stint with Ernst & Whinney, he has the opportunity to be involved in audits of various industries,investigations and other corporate exercises. These learnings and experiences proved invaluable when he joined hisfamily aluminium business. Ever eager to learn, he left his family business to explore other opportunities, which ledhim to manufacturing, financial services, shared services, construction and property development.

He held various position in a leading property development company as well as its subsidiaries. He was the internalauditor, finance manager and business development manager. As the business development manager, he wasinvolved in tactical planning, project evaluation and execution on various land deals and development plans for thegroup. Later he joined Shell Shared Services Center KL which exposes him to the concept of continuousimprovement. There he learnt about methodologies such as Lean Six Sigma and Kaizen. He was involved in severalglobal intiatives for cost cutting and streamlining of Shell processes. He is a Green Belt awarded by Shell ProcessLeadership.

Darren holds a professional degree and an MBA from Charles Sturt University. He is always keen to learn new skills,explore new ideas and believes everyone, no matter how insignificant, can always teach him a thing or two..

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