Tham Sing Kow:
He has over 40 years’ experience in international trade, export promotion and marketing, international business development, industrial development, investment promotion, technology transfer and licensing arrangements, public relations & communications, branding, public affairs, overseas customer relationship management, alliance building and sustainability, and environmental issues.
He also has a proven track record in setting up overseas trade representative offices and development of trade and industrial relations with overseas market, including emerging markets. Tham has served in various capacities in the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), including 10 years abroad as Malaysian Trade Commissioner to Moscow (USSR), Sao Paulo (Brazil) and Caracas (Venezuela). At MITI Headquarters, he has served as the Principal Asst. Director in the International Trade Division and the Industries Division.
After leaving MITI, Tham worked as the European Director of the Malaysian Timber Council (MTC) in London, UK for 12 years covering the promotion and marketing of Malaysian timber and timber products to the European market, including public relations and communications, and related environmental/sustainability issues. Later he served as the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Malaysian Timber Council. Following his service with MTC, he was a Consultant to the Tan Chong Group; helping them to develop their international trading business including setting up an overseas representative office in The Philippines. He also worked as Chief Operating Officer – Europe to ABRIC Berhad responsible for the exports and sales of the company products (security seals) to the European market. Currently he is a freelance Consultant and Trainer in International Trade and Business Development.
Tham holds a B.Sc. Hons in Biological Sciences from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), a LLB. Hons from London University and a Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), U.K.