50 years of age, Malaysian
Chief Operating Officer, Digital & Print
Mr. Kang joined as Group Chief Technology Officer on 16 April 2018 to oversee the Group’s overall strategies and initiatives related to technology and focuses on digital transformation across the Group. He was promoted to Chief Operating Officer, Digital & Print on 1 January 2021 to lead the operations of the four (4) departments namely Technology, Analytics, Circulation and Production.
In a previous employment, Mr. Kang was the Chief Information Technology Officer for Hong Leong Bank where he uplifted the bank’s technology capabilities and won the bank many awards for their innovations, such as the Best Internet Bank Malaysia 2015 from Global Banking and Finance Review and The Asian Banker Technology Innovation Award 2016 for Best Cloud based Project. Mr. Kang joined Hong Leong Bank from OCBC Bank where he was responsible for the regional technology operations for OCBC’s subsidiaries. Prior to OCBC, he worked at AmBank as Chief Architect where he was responsible for the bank’s technology transformations.
Before all these, he has had consulting stints at Accenture and at IBM where he ran international technology projects for Metropolitan Life which gave him experience working on projects in India, Hong Kong, Korea, Australia and Mexico.
In November 2019, Mr. Kang was named by International Data Group (IDG) as one of ASEAN’s 50 most innovative technology leaders. In 2020, for the 2nd year in a row, he made it to the same IDG ASEAN 50 most innovative technology leaders list again.