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Tuesday, 22 April 2014

MaGIC appointed Cheryl Yeoh as first CEO 大马全球革新及创意中心 委杨美莺任新总执行长


MaGIC (Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre) has been appointed Cheryl Yeoh, 31,  as first CEO from more than 100 candidates that apply for the job.

Tan Sri Dr Mohd Irwan Abdullah, Secretary General of Treasury, Ministry of Finance Malaysia said Cheryl Yeoh    chosen because of her experience in Silicon Valley in US, and she have successfully make an exist when her startup acquired by Walmart Labs in 2013.

Actually, Malaysia need more entrepreneur that bring company from startup to IPO.  However, it is very difficult for startup outside Silicon Valley or US to build a sustainable business after IPO. Even company in Europe like Skype also opt for being acquired rather than make an IPO.

Cheryl Yeoh claim to raise funding from Dave McClure of 500Startups before her company being acquired by  Walmart Labs. However, this is because of ecosystem or it is skill that Cheryl Yeoh able to bring to Malaysia is yet to be seen.

Cheryl Yeoh also claim mentoring at Peter Thiel’s 20 under 20 Fellowship, 500startups, Founder Institute and Lean Startup Machine, etc.  It seem she able to break the racial and gender inequality first in US and now in Malaysia. A barrier not easy to break, both in US and in Malaysia.

Hope she able to bring change to startup ecosystem in Malaysia........Silicon Valley of South East Asia!

Related : Pulling a rabbit from the hat
Update : MaGIC sign MoUs with Stanford U. and UP Global








大马全球革新及创意中心 委杨美莺任新总执行长

赛城21日讯)在美国硅谷有杰出成就的大马年轻女企业家杨美莺(Cheryl Yeoh),受委为大马全球革新及创意中心(MaGIC)新任总执行长。
财政部秘书长丹斯里依万瑟里加博士说,杨美莺被选为新任总执行长,是因为她在硅谷的成功发展,及于2013年将公司卖给沃尔玛实验室(WalmartLabs)的故事。

财政部接逾百申请

杨美莺来自八打灵再也,也是Reclipt的联合创办人,Reclipt是个性化购物清单应用程序,协助使用者节省金钱,通过使用著名零售商如沃尔玛,梅西百货,沃尔格林、塔吉特及CVS的电子固本和每周的广告来进行消费。
依万瑟里加日前在一项仪式中,宣布委任杨美莺为新任大马全球革新及创意中心(MaGIC)总执行长。
他说,财政部接获超过100项有关职位的申请。
他说,政府希望将尽力协助政府转型为充满活力的企业国家,以便国内外企业家取得成功的开端及发展业务。
他说,大马全球革新及创意中心将作为企业家的一站式中心,协助本地以及国际企业家成功开创商业机会、提升产品素质及服务,同时提供培训、辅导、指导、融资计划、知识产权鉴定等援助。
杨美莺对本身回国为国家服务感到自豪。

培育更多优秀企业家

她说:“这是我担任大马全球革新及创意中心总执行长的第三天,我身负重任,我一定会尽力培育更多优秀的成功企业家,尤其是年轻企业家。”
杨美莺是公共服务局奖学金全额的受惠者,她在美国康奈尔大学攻读工程系学士和硕士学位。