"To add value to and make meaningful connections with the people I meet and work with."
Professor Dr. Ong Kian-Ming, the person behind the exciting Philosophy Politics & Economics program and the head of the Digital Economy and Business Transformation Impact Lab at Taylor’s University in Malaysia.
He’s not just an academic; Dr. Ong is also a Senior Visiting Senior Fellow at the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute until September 2023. He’s a valuable Senior Adviser to Global Counsel, a global advisory firm.
In addition, he serves on the Board of Directors for the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA), a role he took on in August 2023 for two years. But before all this, he was an elected Member of Parliament in Malaysia, representing the Democratic Action Party (DAP).
Dr. Ong holds impressive degrees in Political Science, Economics, and Economics from universities like Duke, Cambridge, and the London School of Economics. He taught at UCSI University, researched at various institutes, and even worked as a consultant with the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in Kuala Lumpur.
Starting as an ASEAN Scholar in Singapore, he pursued his education at Raffles Institution and Raffles Junior College. He began his journey in La Salle Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Dr. Ong enjoys jogging, watching movies, and listening to podcasts. He’s not just an accomplished professional; he’s also a fascinating individual with diverse interests!