Distinguished Science Alumni Awards 2006
ANG Miah Boon
BSc 1968, BSc(Hons) 1969
Retired President (Asia Pacific), McAfee, Inc
Mr ANG Miah Boon graduated from the University of Singapore in 1969 with honors in Mathematics.
After graduation, Mr ANG began his career with IBM where he held positions as Chief Information Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director for IBM's Singapore and Brunei regions. He was also General Manager for IBM Global Services in the ASEAN/ South Asia regions. During his career at IBM, he was an advocate of e-Business transformation and equal opportunity. He was instrumental in creating a number of service offerings that put IBM in the leading edge.
In April 2000, Mr ANG left IBM to join Vignette Corporation as Vice President & General Manager, Asia Pacific region, which had offices in Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia. He was responsible to establish Vignette's presence in countries like India, Japan and China.
In 2001, he joined Network Associates as its President for Asia Pacific. In his role, he was responsible for overseeing the strategic direction and growth of the company's in the Asia Pacific region. When Network Associates was renamed as McAfee, Mr ANG served as the President, Asia Pacific for McAfee. McAfee was a leading supplier of security solutions for both consumer and corporate customers. Mr ANG retired from McAfee in May 2005 and was credited for the growth and transformation of the business operations of McAfee in Asia Pacific.
Mr ANG is a highly regarded figure in the IT industry and has made valuable contributions to the company during his career with IBM, Vignette and McAfee. He is a sought-after speaker on the subject of leadership, business transformation and security. He was a committee member for public institutions such as the National Computer Board, the Singapore Federation of Computer Industries.
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