Au Soon Yong

Executive Director, Head of KPMG Lighthouse

KPMG in Malaysia

Soon Yong is the Executive Director of KPMG Consulting (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. He is the Head of KPMG Lighthouse in Malaysia, which is the Center of Excellence for Data & Analytics, Automation, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Emerging Technologies. He has more than 16 years of experience in accounting, finance, external audit, internal audit, data analytics, and technology. In his day-to-day role, Soon Yong develops strategies to optimize business opportunities, review operational excellence, develop measures that realize business objectives, and build a sustainable competitive market advantage for the department.

Soon Yong forged his early career with KPMG in Malaysia in 2006 and was seconded to KPMG in the United Kingdom for an 18-month global secondment program. He was transferred back to KPMG in Malaysia in 2012 and was later promoted to Audit Head of Department in 2014.

Soon Yong left KPMG in 2016 to join one of the world’s leading integrated tin producers and custom tin smelting group, which is listed both on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia and Singapore Stocks Exchange. He was initially appointed as the Finance Director and subsequently elevated to the Group CFO.

As a strong believer in the power of data analytics, Soon Yong returned to KPMG in Malaysia in 2018 to undertake a role in data & analytics. In this role, Soon Yong and his team help clients to unlock the power of data in their organizations and transformed them into valuable insights to drive business decision-making.

Soon Yong also assumed the role as the engagement executive director for various data analytics engagements with clients across retail, FMCG, telecommunications, and manufacturing sectors. He took up an instrumental role in the overall planning, coordination, and execution of these engagements and leads meetings with business users.

Soon Yong is a fellow member of ACCA. He is also a member of MIA, CFE, and ASEAN CPA. He has been accredited with Certified Data Science Specialist (“CDSS”) by iTrain Asia, one of Asia’s top digital tech training centers. Soon Yong is recognized by Microsoft as a Certified Solution Expert in Data Management & Analytics. Soon Yong is honored to have obtained his Professional Technologist (Ts.) certification in Information Technology with the Malaysia Board of Technologists (“MBOT”) in 2021.