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Bong Siew Yong
Siew Yong is an experienced and accomplished executive and technical career advisor with extensive experience in developing and executing talent acquisition and recruitment strategies within both agency and end-user / in-house settings. Prior joining Ambition, Siew Yong held several senior positions within internal recruitment and management consulting across SME, PLC, MNC, and Fortune 500 company in Malaysia. She has been actively involved in career mentoring and coaching programmes with the objective to support building better futures for the talent community in Malaysia. She is an active career coach and mentor with HRDF, TalentCorp, Tulips Movement, Girl4Girl, and other programmes. For the past 12 months, she has hosted many careers clinic and webinars on career transition and related topics as part of initiatives to support professionals during this challenging time. Siew Yong holds a Master of Business Administration – International Management from the University of RMIT Australia.
Roles I Recruit For
My core focus is on executive search for C-level, strategic hiring within technology, financial services, and fintech verticals. My team recruits roles across technology, including Application & ERP, Cybersecurity & Infrastructure, Data & Digital Marketing, across all industries such as commerce, global business services / shared services, financial services and insurance, and related. My team also covers roles within banking and financial services across all functions from front / middle / back office, operations - finance, legal, audit/risk/compliance, and many more.
If you are looking to make a career move or would like to recruit talent for your business expansion, please feel to reach out to me.
Outside of Ambition
I enjoy reading and drawing, and also travelling where I get to meet new people, trying new cuisine and learning new cultures.
Leaders with Ambition
We spoke to some of Asia's top leaders to find out how they overcame their challenges to reach their current position. Learn more about these exclusive interviews as these notable leaders open up and share their life experiences, inspirations and achievements:
Vaclav Koranda – Vice President, Human Resources at T-Systems Malaysia
Chen Chow – Co-founder of Fave
Bernadette Martin – Regional Strategic HR Manager APAC, Japan, India at NCR Corporation
Lee Wai-Meng – Managing Director at Hilti Asia IT Services
Tan Aik Keong – CEO of Agmo Studio
Sik Kwang Then – Head of HR DPDHL ITS Cyberjaya & Global HRBP for Solution Delivery at DPDHL IT Services
Norazilla Md Tahir – Senior Vice President, Finance & Business Process at Cagamas Group
Datuk Jake Abdullah – Managing Director / Country Head (Malaysia) at Fave
Freda Liu – Lead Producer/Presenter on BFM 89.9 - The Business Station
I have been engaging with Ambition for some time now and I am very pleased with their professional service and also their vast experience in the Malaysian market and also within the Asia Pac region. Besides that, Ambition has also good knowledge in niche roles and is able to articulate good solutions for recruiting managers like me in order to fill in global roles that I am building in Malaysia. I am happy with their service as they also have regular talks on market trends which give senior managers like me a good insight on what’s in store on the market. I would anytime recommend Ambition since they have professional consultants and business director like Siew Yong who makes my job easier in the recruitment field.Client Testimonial
Articles by Bong Siew Yong
Women with Ambition: Up Close with Dr. Patricia Francis
Women working in today's world face all sorts of challenges - some even unfair and unfounded. Even women at the top have experienced their fair sh...Read more
Women with Ambition: Up Close with Joon Teoh
Being a strong woman in the workforce doesn't mean you have to be on your own. Instead, you can learn to be a better advocate for yourself by unde...Read more
Leaders with Ambition – An interview with Puneet Gupta
In a world where we feel so much is beyond our control, how do we take the reins and set ourselves up for success? When most things are easier sai...Read more
Women with Ambition: Up Close with Madeleine Roach
Madeleine Roach’s journey to get to her current position has been anything but easy. Even in the face of adversity, she continues to hold onto her ...Read more
Women with Ambition: Up Close with Sharmeel Kaur
We are now several editions into the Women with Ambition series and this series has encouraged more people to have conversations on gender balance ...Read more
Women with Ambition: Up Close with Freda Liu
This woman’s voice is one of the most influential voices in the business scene in Malaysia, and it is the voice of none other than Freda Liu. As th...Read more
Leaders with Ambition – An interview with Datuk Jake Abdullah
Opportunity and the right attitude – these are the main ingredients that form Datuk Jake Abdullah’s recipe for success. The former CEO of Astro Ra...Read more
Women with Ambition: Up Close with Nora Tahir
Ambition now has its third edition in the Women with Ambition series. The objective of this series is to foster a female community of professionals...Read more