Andrew Cheah

Mr. Andrew Cheah started his consulting and training experience in 1991 as a management consultant attached with a US based consultancy firm. He has extensive consulting experience in Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia, specializing in the areas of performance management, cost reduction, productivity improvement, behavioral change, leadership and training. His clients came from such diverse industries as Electronics & Electrical, Steel Mill, Food Processing, Garment & Knitting, Furniture, Fertilizer, and Yarn/Thread. His last position was the Vice President of Operations before joining the manufacturing fraternity as Head of Departments with multiple responsibilities in the areas of Training, Facility, Industrial Engineering, Productivity, and Safety. Under his leadership, the latter company won the National Productivity Award in 1999, organized by the National Productivity Corporation (now renamed Malaysian Productivity Corporation) and presented by the previous Malaysian Prime Minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir. He became the General Manager for an organization listed on the Stock Exchange of Malaysia/Bursa Malaysia before setting up his own management consultancy practice.

Andrew currently partners with a number of training providers in Singapore, Dubai, Malaysia and Africa to deliver training courses on numerous topics relating to both technical/operational/hard and soft skills subjects (see list below). He now actively does his training and consulting jobs in China, Dubai, Singapore and Malaysia, delivering his services in three languages (English, Mandarin, and Malay language).

Andrew is also an active contributor to the industry. He has been invited to speak in events such as International Conference on Best Practices which was graced by senior officials from the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), sharing the stage with Professor Michael Gregory of the University of Cambridge, Mr Dieter Heyl (2007 Vice President of Mercedes Benz Malaysia), and Dr Marcus Chao, President of Lean China Enterprise Inc.

Andrew has an MBA degree qualification with the University of Portsmouth, UK. His experience in international consultancy has also earned him a membership with the Association of Productivity Specialist (New York), in addition to being a qualified ISO 9000 assessor (QMI/SIRIM)