Dato’ Ng Wan Peng Appointed Digital Penang Board of Director

Digital Penang Sdn Bhd, a state agency of Penang, today announced the appointment of Dato’ Ng Wan Peng as Board of Director, effective Jan 4th, 2022. Following the appointment of Dato’ Ng, the Board will comprise a total of 11 directors under the leadership of Chairman YAB Chow Kon Yeow and Vice Chairman YB Zairil Khir Johari.

Dato’ Ng, is currently President of Big Bad Wolf Ventures Sdn Bhd, and leads the group’s digital transformation agenda. Dato’ Ng brings a wealth of experience from her previous roles with Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) as Chief Operating Officer, Vice President and Senior Manager for more than 20 years. During her time at MDEC, she has led several successful digital enablers from talent development, industry capability development, cybercities, to MSC flagship initiatives among others.

She has a strong track record having led key initiatives in the e-commerce ecosystem, Digital Free Trade Zone (DFTZ), developing the financial technology (Fintech) ecosystem, and accelerating startups to drive digital transformation at national and international levels.

“We are pleased to welcome Dato’ Ng Wan Peng to the Digital Penang Board. As a pioneer in building digital ecosystems in Malaysia with MDEC, her extensive experience and business networks will be invaluable to the state of Penang as we strengthen our focus in attracting investments in digital and software services and create a robust startup ecosystem.” said YAB Chow Kon Yeow, Chief Minister of Penang and Chairman of Digital Penang.

“Through Digital Penang, a government body established in April 2020, we hope to strengthen mobility, connectivity and digital infrastructure where communities and stakeholders can live, learn, work and play in a digitally engaged society.”, Chow added.

Dato’ Ng also currently holds three directorship titles – Independent Non-Executive director in Securemetric Berhad, Independent Non-Executive director Hong Leong Assurance Berhad and Independent and Non-Executive Director Fraser & Neave Holdings Bhd.

Dato’ Ng received Bachelor of Computer Science from University Sains Malaysia and was in the Senior Executive Leadership Program of Harvard Business School.
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