Tom Chong – Vistage Chair Profile | Vistage Malaysia


Tom Chong, a Fellow Member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants, a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and Fellow Member of Malaysian Institute of Management. Tom retired from Ernst & Young Asia Pacific in July 2010, after 34 years with the firm, of which 21 years as a partner (initially with Ernst & Young Malaysia for 31 years and the last 4 years with Ernst & Young Vietnam).

Throughout his professional life with Ernst & Young, Tom has undertaken diverse assignments relating to corporate restructuring, due diligence, share valuation, and auditing for clients involved in a wide spectrum of industries ranging from plantation, timber-based, manufacturing, services, shipping, hotel, property development, construction to port operations. Tom has successfully guided quite a number of clients towards listing on Bursa Malaysia. Whilst he was in Ernst & Young Vietnam, he was the head of Auditing and Advisory Services Division and undertook a number of Asia Development Bank sponsored assignments on financial and operation restructuring of State-Owned Enterprises in Vietnam and Laos.

Tom’s passion to see through implementation of leadership, planning and management enhancement initiatives related ideas motivated him to pursue a career in business and executive performance coaching immediately after his retirement. Tom has been running his own management and ERP consulting practice. Currently, his management advisory and ERP consulting practice sees him getting involved in facilitating strategic planning, business model review, organizational restructuring, development of departmental strategic action and KPI setting.

Besides being an Independent Director of a company listed in Hong Kong, Tom is also a Leadership and Business Coach, coaching CEOs and their key executives to develop their leadership and business skills as well as to help them acquire the right mind and skill sets that enable them to grow and add value to their businesses.