Malaysian, Aged 53
(Appointed on 11 Feb 2019)
Anthony Thong is a Qualified CPA and Chartered Accountant with the Malaysia Institute of Accountants.
He has over 30 years of experience in accounting and Financial reporting, Corporate Finance, Treasury management, Financial Planning and Control, as well as matters pertaining to tax and business planning in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region.
He had worked in different financial control environments ranging from conglomerates to startups in industries such as finance, oil and gas, telecommunications and information technology. These experiences give him a broad and hands on perspective on the challenges and opportunities facing companies of various sizes across the region. Such cross-industry knowledge also provides him with the insight to better support the diverse needs of enterprises which are embracing technology to achieve sustained growth in a fast-expanding market.
Prior to joining OCK Group Berhad, Anthony was the APAC Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Softline Group and was responsible for managing the Softline Groups financial and operational efficiencies across the region. He also played an important role in establishing Softline’s new business and financial operations in countries such as Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Bangladesh, as Softline extends its reach within the APAC region. Before joining Softline, Anthony was the Asia-Pacific Director of Finance at Ascom Network Testing, a global solutions provider focused on telecommunications, healthcare ICT and mobile workflow solutions. He was previously CFO at related telecommunications industries and prior to that also held leadership finance positions at various multinational and Malaysian companies.