Datuk Phang Ah Tong Independent Non-Executive Director

Datuk Phang’s career in Malaysia’s civil service spans 36 years in promoting foreign and domestic investments. He assisted in developing the manufacturing and services sectors in Malaysia under the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (“MIDA”) where his last held position was the Deputy Chief Executive Officer before his retirement in 2017.

He began his career in 1981 as an Economist in MIDA where he served in various capacities including Assistant Trade Commissioner for MIDA London and Director of MIDA New York. Upon returning to the MIDA headquarters, Datuk Phang was appointed as the Director of Foreign Direct Investment (“FDI”), overseeing the promotion of global FDI into Malaysia. He was also involved in organising and participating in many Trade and Investment Missions overseas led by either the Prime Minister or Ministers of International Trade and Industry.

Datuk Phang is currently the Chairman of the Malaysia Automotive Institute, an agency under the Ministry of International Trade and Industry. He is the Independent Non-Executive Chairman of JF Technology Berhad and Independent Non-Executive Director of Inari Amertron Berhad, Apex Healthcare Berhad and United Overseas Bank (Malaysia) Berhad.

He holds a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) from the University of Malaya and has attended several notable Senior Management Programmes, namely the Harvard Business School and “Institut Européen d’Administration des Affaires” (INSEAD).