Oei Kok Eong (KE) graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Singapore in 1977. His career has spanned the areas of trading,, projects, maintenance, manufacturing & top management covering Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam working with local companies as well as MNCs. He has spent 30+ years in the automotive component industry. In 2006, he was appointed Executive Director of APM Holdings Berhad, responsible for overseas operations till he retired in 2011.
KE served in varied positions in related trade and industry associations incl MACPMA, Toyota Suppliers Club, (started and headed the Lean activities there). KE was the founding Chair of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) group in Malaysia in 2000. He also sat in various committees in SIRIM representing his company as well as MACPMA.
In 2011, he mentored APM Shock Absorbers to win the #1 Lean Model Company from more than 100 companies under the SME Corporation Lean Project. He was until recently a member of the General Technical Committee of Lloyds Register. KE was also an Associate with the Malaysia Automotive Institute helping component manufacturers towards excellence through Lean projectss and the Automotive Suppliers Excellence Programme (ASEP).
Presently, he sits as Independent Non-Executive Director of 3 main board companies of the KLSE. KE is married and has 5 children with 3 grandkids. He worships at the First Baptist Church and enjoys taichi, trekking, reading and movies.