Puan Chan Cheong
- Aged 48, Malaysian
Puan Chan Cheong, 48, holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Double major in Management Information Systems & Finance from University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA.
He is the founder of Green Packet, a technology developer of 4G LTE and WiMAX software solutions and devices for global telecommunications companies. In August 2008, Green Packet established P1 (now known as Webe Digital Sdn Bhd), a 4G Telecommunications company ("Telco") in Malaysia. P1 as at September 2014 attracted the investment of Malaysia's leading broadband provider, Telekom Malaysia Berhad ("TM") which subsequently became its holding company.
Mr. Puan who engineered the strategic collaboration to pave way for P1's LTE transition went on to lead the P1 organization as its CEO until 2016 to fully capitalize on partnership synergies. He established the blueprint for P1's future growth and led key strategic transformations in the Company. Thereafter, he transitioned to the Board of Webe Digital Sdn Bhd, and continues to help shape the company's progress.
Previously, as Green Packet Group Managing Director for 14 years, he spearheaded the development of its two main business pillars of Solutions and Communications. Under his stewardship, Green Packet Solutions made its way to become the world's third largest provider for WiMAX devices while proactively researching and developing next generation 4G LTE technologies. The green-field 4G Telco, P1, became Malaysia's first and leading 4G wireless broadband service provider.
A visionary and astutely entrepreneurial, Mr. Puan co-founded and sits on the board of Green Packet and several subsidiaries. He steered Green Packet to its listing on Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad's MESDAQ Market on 25 May 2005, and subsequently the Main Market on 18 July 2007.
He has more than 20 years of diversified business experience with a strong success track-record in consulting, and the development and management of large-scale telecommunications, infrastructure and property projects internationally. His personal accolades include the coveted PIKOM Technopreneur of the Year award.