Dato’ Henry Goh
Co-founder and Group Chief Operating Officer of MACROKIOSK Bhd
MACROKIOSK Bhd 联合创始人兼集团首席运营官
“Although we are not Google or Yahoo, we would like to bring more creativity and innovation, Silicon Valley perks and ideas here so that Malaysia can provide a first-class digital business environment.”
Looking amazingly young for the title, Dato’ Henry Goh gives a fresh take to the young urbane entrepreneur. An authentic millennial success with an Ivy League education, th riving technology company and a title to boot, Goh is refreshingly humble, excited about life and work, and driven by aspirations instead of cash flow. Most women, and even some men perhaps, are disappointed that he is spoken for.
MACROKIOSK Bhd, a digital enabler that provides technology solutions to businesses in the digital economic world, is set up by three brothers – one of them being Dato’ Henry Goh. Goh studied electrical engineering and got his MBA from Boston University, Massachusetts. “My brothers and I started this business 18 years ago for some extra pocket money. Whatever I achieved in this company kind of defines what I am today. A good part of my working life is invested in this company.”
Information technology was an obvious choice when the brothers talked about operating a business in 1996. It started with the basics, teaching people how to use Microsoft and Excel. Through their father’s mobile phone master distributorship and Malaysia’s information age emergence, the company gained more momentum. “Nothing extraordinary, there was no eureka moment but through my dad we gained access to the world of SMS and from there on worked towards mobile technology.”
Besides providing digital economic solutions, MACROKIOSK is also passionate about contributing to the country, women empowerment and healthy business ethos.
Although started by three brothers, MACROKIOSK was never intended to be a family-run company. “We fight but we are brothers and we stick together. Trust is implicit. We also have a great team of staff, managers and department heads who helped us shape our success story.”
Pioneers of the ‘one-time password’ MACROKIOSK changed the landscape of digital economy, bringing businesses closer to more than seven billion consumers, some of whom may not read newspapers, watch TV or billboards.
“I believe almost everyone in Malaysia has used our services. In 2003 we helped one of the largest banks in Malaysia enable online banking. Today MACROKIOSK powers 90% of the banks in Malaysia in terms of technology.”
As for his own power, Goh recharges by travelling. He has covered more than 70 cities worldwide and the entire European continent. “I see and learn during my travels. It teaches me respect and humility.” And when he is not collecting luxury watches, Goh takes to the skies, soaring his way to attain his Private Pilot Licence.
MACROKIOSK Bhd 是一家跨国移动技术供应商，为电子数字经济领域的通讯业务提供各项技术和解决方案。这家目前如日中天的新锐科技企业由 3 名兄弟联合创立，其中一名创始人为吴志兴。吴志兴主修电气工程科系，并拥有美国马萨诸塞州波士顿大学工商管理硕士学位。“我和其他兄弟在 18 年前开办公司的初衷只是想多赚一些零用钱。无论我在这家公司创造了怎样的成就，都能定义今天的我，我大部分最美好的职业生涯都献给了公司。”
1996 年，当兄弟们谈到经营一家企业时，通讯信息技术显然是首选。因此，从基础开始，教导人们如何使用微软和 Excel。而通过他们父亲作为手机分销商的关系和马来西亚通讯科技时代的抬头，创立的公司获得了更多的契机。“没有非凡经历，也无特别探索时刻，但透过父亲，我们接触到短信通讯的世界，从此朝着移动技术的方向努力。”
尽管 MACROKIOSK 是由三兄弟所创立，但从未打算成为家族经营的公司。“我们战斗但我们是兄弟，所以团结在一起，毫无保留的信任。但我们还有一支由员工、经理和部门主管组成的强大团队，他们协助推动并塑造了成功故事。”
而“一次性支付密码”的先锋思维改变了电子数字经济的格局，拉近企业与 70 多亿消费者之间的距离，包括一些平常可能不看报纸、电视或广告牌的人们。
“我相信几乎所有马来西亚人都使用过我们的服务。2003 年，我们协助我国最大的银行之一实践了网上银行。如今，就移动技术而言，MACROKIOSK 覆盖了国内 90% 的银行系统。”
至于吴志兴本身的动力充电方式来自旅行。他已经走遍了全球 70 多个城市和整个欧洲大陆。“我在旅行中观察和学习，并且让我更深刻的理解尊重和谦卑。” 当他不收集奢侈表的时候，他就会在天空翱翔，考取私人飞行员执照。
By Billie Ooi-Ng Lean Gaik