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MOL Global, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOLG)
National ICT Association of Malaysia (PIKOM)
For founder Ganesh Kumar Bangah, his entrepreneurship journey which began in the mid-1990s when he used to take a bus into Singapore to buy PC accessories to sell to his high school classmates in the southern Malaysian state of Johor.
Today, Mr. Ganesh Kumar Bangah (“Ganesh”) is the Executive Chairman of MOL Global Inc. (“MOLG”). He is the co-founder of the core operating company of MOLG, MOL AccessPortal (“MOL”) and has served as the Chief Executive Officer of MOL since its inception in the year 2000 till 2015. Ganesh was certified by the Malaysia Book of Records as the youngest Chief Executive Officer of a public listed company in Malaysia when MOL was originally listed on the Malaysian Stock Exchange in 2003. He built MOL from start-up till it became South East Asia’s first internet company to be listed on the NASDAQ. He is also the Founder and Director of MOL Ventures, an investment holding company that is a shareholder of MOLG and which has made private investments in global social media and mobile internet companies such as Facebook, Friendster and Kakao.
Prior to founding MOL, Ganesh was the Technical Director of Cyberfield where he was involved in various software development, project management, internet infrastructure and internet commercialization efforts. He is a Microsoft Certified Professional and has 20 years of experience in website, portal development and e-commerce operations.
He is currently the Deputy Chairman of the National IT Association of Malaysia where he Chairs the E-Commerce Committee and Angel Chapter. He is also a board member of the IT Industry Advisory Board at Help University. Ganesh holds a Certificate in Computer Studies from the National Center for Information Technology in the United Kingdom
Ganesh was the Ernst & Young Technology Entrepreneur of the Year Malaysia in 2012 and the Overall Top Award Winner for the Prestige Top 40 Under 40 2012 Awards. He was also the Winner of the JCI Creative Young Entrepreneur Award 2009, Winner of the Technopreneur Excellence Award at the PIKOM ICT Leadership Awards in 2009 and Winner of the Young Indian Entrepreneur Award in 2009. Top 10 of Malaysia listed Ganesh as among the 10 most inspiring Malaysian technology entrepreneurs, and Society Magazine has recognized him as one of the 100 people you must know in Asia.
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