I was responsible for the entire worldwide IT infrastructure.eSys started in 2000 as a Singapore–based distributer of PCcomponents and now has operations in 38 countries, with annualrevenues of over US$1.8 billion. The hallmark of thisorganisation has been its low operating costs.
Throughout this time, I was tasked with providing an IT andcommunication infrastructure that would support the scaleof operations, and their growth, yet would not cause us toapproach industry standards on costs. My team put togetherhighly robust systems which delivered messaging, voice communication,and an award–winning ERP implementation.
In early 2002, it was realised by the COO that an effectiveaccounting platform was critical to the Group’s survival. Iwas part of the team that evaluated and selected NavisionAttain. The project called for a multi–currency, multi–lingual,and multi–country implementation across 14 countries andsubsidiaries. The plan was for the Singapore HQ to go livein 8 weeks, with a subsidiary brought online every 6 weeksafter that. This was achieved on schedule, and under cost.Over the next year, the scope of the project was increasedwith greater functionality. At under US$1 million (includinglicences, hardware, customisation, etc), the implementationhas been cited by Microsoft as “amazing”. In 2006, I acceptedthe Microsoft Hero Award5 for innovative and exceptionalimplementaion of an ERP solution.
In Nov 2006, I was asked to join the Board of Directors ofeSys Technologies Pte Ltd (the Group Holding Company), aswell as some of the other cross-holding entities.