Mudah.my, Malaysia’s largest online marketplace announced today that it has appointed Mr Kong Yuk Loong as its General Manager with immediate effect. As General Manager of Mudah.my, Kong is poised to chart the strategic direction and drive further growth momentum of Mudah.my. More importantly, he will harness all the technological skills and tools available to aggressively execute and drive forward the visionary plans set forth for this fast growing local e-marketplace leader.
A regionally recognised technology persona, Kong has held various leadership positions in a number of multi-national companies within the region. He was most recently the Managing Director of HTC Asia for India, Hong Kong and Korea, where he was instrumental in achieving record sales for the Hong Kong and Indian markets. Prior to his appointment at HTC Asia, Kong was the General Manager of Apple Inc. in Taiwan. From 1995 to 2003, he held various management positions in Compaq Computer and IBM Corporation.
Julian Tan, Director of Mudah.my and Chief Executive Officer of 701Search Pte Ltd, said, “We are very pleased to welcome Kong on board. He possesses the strategic and leadership skills to tackle Mudah.my’s next growth phase. His extensive experience in leading high growth companies will help us identify and design new business strategies needed to take Mudah.my into the next level of online marketplaceand entrepreneurship development!”
Mr Tan added, “Kong has extensive professional expertise in the key areas of product, sales and marketing.Coupled with his key performing roles within the region, he is armed with the right capabilities and proven business management and savviness to propel Mudah.my to the next level, setting it up for long term success.”
“I am excited to join the 701Search family as the General Manager for Mudah.my. Having spent the last few years outside of Malaysia, I am happy to be home to play a pivotal role in charting the growth path of the largest local website in the country. I am sure the journey of bringing Mudah.my to even greater heights would be challenging yet fulfilling,” said Kong.
Kong holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Warwick Business School in the United Kingdom.