Bong Siew Yong

Bong Siew Yong

Specialisation: Banking & Financial Services, Technology & Digital, Ambition Executive Search, Work for Us
Company Position: Director
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Phone Number: +603 9213 1670

My background
I'm a talent acquisition leader, and an experienced executive and technical search advisor. I have extensive experience in developing and executing talent acquisition as well as recruitment strategies for both agencies and end-user/in-house settings.

I hold a Master of Business Administration - International Management from the University of RMIT Australia.

Prior to joining Ambition, I've held several senior positions within internal recruitment and management consulting divisions across SME, PLC, MNC, and Fortune 500 companies in Malaysia.

I've been actively involved in career mentoring and coaching programmes with the objective of building better futures for the talent community in Malaysia. Currently, I'm an active career coach and mentor for programmes initiated by organisations such as HRDF, TalentCorp, Tulips Movement, and Girl4Girl. For the past 12 months, I've hosted many career clinics and webinars on career transition or similar topics as part of my initiative to support the talent during this challenging time.

Roles I recruit for
My core focus is on C-level executive search and strategic hiring within technology, financial services, and fintech verticals. My team recruits across technology (i.e. Application, ERP, Cybersecurity), digital (, digital marketing), as well as banking and financial services (i.e. front/middle/back offices, finance operations, legal) space.

If you are looking for a career move or would like to recruit talent for your business expansion, please feel free to reach out to me.

What my clients and candidates say about me
“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.”

Outside of Ambition
Reading and drawing are my favourite hobbies at the moment. I also enjoy travelling where I get to meet new people, try out new cuisines, and learn about new cultures.

Leaders with Ambition 

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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