Silverlake Axis founder presented with Asean Legacy Award
PETALING JAYA: Malaysia’s first tech billionaire and founder of banking software provider Silverlake Axis Ltd, Goh Peng Ooi, has been honoured with the prestigious Legacy Award at the recent Asean Business Awards.
Goh, 63, who is group executive chairman of the Singapore-listed firm, was presented with the award during a ceremony in Manila.
The Legacy Award is given to entrepreneurs who have passionately committed themselves to growth and excellence while contributing significantly to the Asean community.
“The Asean Legacy Award is a great honour for Silverlake Axis and for myself personally because my life’s work in applied category theory has been recognised.
“I hope that one day, the world will acknowledge the same,” Goh told StarBiz.
While Goh was the sole Malaysian Legacy Award recipient this year, other business giants honoured in the same category include JG Summit Holdings Inc founder John Gokongwei Jr from the Philippines and Singapore’s Wee Cho Yaw of United Overseas Bank.
AirAsia Group CEO Tan Sri Tony Fernandes was a winner of the Tourism Award.
During the event, Asean Business Advisory Council chairman Joey Concepcion called on the award recipients to put the recognition to good use, and embrace micro and small entrepreneurs into their value chains.
Goh founded Silverlake Axis in 1989 and built the group to become a leading provider of state-of-theart universal banking solutions, with a presence in 20 countries across the Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa. It was listed on Singapore’s Stock Exchange (SGX) SESDAQ in 2003 and moved up to the SGX Main Board in 2011.
In less than two decades after its inception, over 40% of the top-20 largest banks in South-East Asia run Silverlake Axis’ core banking solution. The group has clinched various prestigious awards over the past 26 years, notably Forbes’ “Best Under A Billion” in 2015.
Last year, Goh was conferred a lifetime achievement award for excellence in Information Technology by the World Chinese Economic Summit.
Goh: I hope that one day, the world will acknowledge the same.