Group Chief Executive Officer, MOL Global Pte. Ltd.
Ganesh Kumar Bangah is the Founder and Group Chief Executive Officer of MOL Global Pte. Ltd. In this capacity he leads the two wholly owned subsidiaries of MOL Global, namely MOL AccessPortal Berhad (“MOL”), a global online payment service provider and Friendster Inc. (“Friendster”), the world’s pioneer social network. He co-founded and built MOL from scratch to become one of the biggest online payment service providers in Asia with annual revenues of over USD200Million. MOL today has over 680,000 physical payment channels across 80 countries worldwide and handles over 5,000,000 transactions a month.
In December 2009, Ganesh led MOL Global in the acquisition of 100 per cent of Friendster Inc., a leading global online social network with more than 115 million registered members worldwide. MOL Global today is one of Southeast Asia’s biggest internet companies both in terms of revenue and member base combining the huge member base of Friendster with the content and monetization capability of MOL.
Ganesh was certified by the Malaysia Book of Records as the Youngest Chief Executive Officer of a Public Listed Company in Malaysia when he listed MOL AccessPortal Berhad on the MESDAQ Market of Bursa Malaysia at the age of 23. He was also awarded the Ernst & Young Technology Entrepreneur of the Year, 2012 by Ernst & Young of Malaysia and the Overall Top Award Winner for the Prestige Top 40 Under 40 2012 Awards. His other awards include the Winner of the JCI 2009 Creative Young Entrepreneur Award, Winner of the Technopreneur Excellence Award at the PIKOM ICT Leadership Awards 2009 and Winner of the Young Indian Entrepreneur Award 2009. In 2013, Top 10 of Malaysia listed Ganesh among 10 most inspiring Malaysian technopreneurs who have been resilient enough to withstand the test of time and have reached new heights. Recognized as a regional business and technology thought leader, Ganesh was also acknowledged by Society Magazine 2004 as one of the 100 people you must know in Asia.
Ganesh is active in IT industry development and is currently the Treasurer of the National IT Association of Malaysia (“PIKOM”). He has been given the recognition by PIKOM of being a Key Industry Leader. Ganesh is also appointed as a board member of IT Industry Advisory Board (IAB) at Help University to ensure greater relevance in curriculums and developing IT talent.
He was appointed to the Board on 14 February 2001. He is the Executive Director of the Company. Subsequent to graduating with a Diploma in Animal Science from Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), he started his career as credit officer in Bank Pertanian Malaysia. He subsequently ventured into the information technology industry in 1986 and held positions in several information technology companies which include Olivetti (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd and Era 2000 Sdn Bhd. In 1995, he formed one of the first Internet companies in Malaysia, Cyberfield Sdn Bhd. He led Cyberfield Sdn Bhd in several major system integration, e-solutions and web-based development project including the development of state government websites, automotive manufacturing automation systems, wide area network implementations and e-government systems. He brings to the Company his experience and knowledge of system design and project management.
Ramlee Bin Jaafar is a member of the Audit Committee of the Company.
President, Global Operations
Craig White is the President of Global Operations at MOL Global. The former CEO of Naspers/MIH Southeast Asia has more than 20 years of global leadership experience in the Internet and technology sectors. During his tenure at Naspers/MIH Southeast Asia, Craig was responsible for several of the Naspers’ invested Internet and media companies including BuzzCity, ibibo, Lelong.com.my, Multiply, among others.
Craig was with Naspers/MIH Southeast Asia since 1998 and served as its CEO for its Southeast Asian region from 2008. Before joining Naspers in Singapore, Craig was based in Thailand and was the president for M-Web Thailand/Sanook Online and the managing director for Thailand’s KSC Commercial Internet.
He began his career in South Africa at Telkom SA and Deloitte & Touche Consulting Group. He also held a variety of management positions with other technology companies including Aztec Information Management and ATIO Corp.
Chief Operating Officer
Charles Ng is the Chief Operating Officer of MOL AccessPortal. He joined the company in 2006 and now oversees MOL sales and operations around the region. Charles has held several senior managerial and sales positions with leading distributors of technology and mobile equipment products.
He graduated from University of Aberdeen, UK with a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons).
Chief Technology Officer
He joined MOL AccessPortal Berhad in 2002 as the Technical Manager and promoted to Senior Technical Manager in year 2005 and currently he is the Chief Technology Officer for the Company. He is a Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD) and Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA) and has more than twelve years experience in the IT industry. He began his career as a programmer in 1997 with MTDC Technology Media Sdn Bhd, a 100% subsidiary company owned by Malaysian Technology Development Corporation Sdn Bhd (MTDC) which is principally involved in producing multimedia products, Internet services and providing training in multimedia and IT. He left the company as its Assistant Technical Manager in 2002.
Current major role and responsibilities are; leads and provides solutions for e-commerce and web development team on all e-commerce and web application project, heads and guides the technical team in planning, supporting and deploying the infrastructure for internal and external projects and participates in R&D to provide customers with latest technology and best services.