Dato’ Seri Dr. Derek Goh Bak Heng, BBM founded Serial System as a sole proprietor in 1988, incorporated Serial System Ltd in 1992 and was the founding Chairman and CEO when the Company was listed in 1997 and achieved a turnover of US$1.40 billion in 2016. Dr Goh is currently the Executive Chairman & Group CEO of Serial System Ltd with overall management responsibilities for the Group. He leads the Board in charting the future direction for the Group.
Serial System Ltd is the largest electronic component distributor listed on the Singapore Exchange and has an extensive regional coverage comprising 53 sales offices, 13 warehouses and more than 1000 employees in key markets, namely, Singapore, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
Dr Goh received numerous accolades for his achievements and contribution, which includes the prestigious ASEAN Best Young Entrepreneur Award 1999 by the ASEAN Secretariat, “Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards 2010 Entrepreneur of the Year”, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2011, Singapore Award for the Electronic Components Distribution Category and “UN Asia Pacific Most Prominent Entrepreneur” co-organised by the Trade and Industry Association Singapore and the United Nations Association of Singapore.
In addition, Dr Goh was awarded the Public Service Medal by the President of the Republic of Singapore in 2004 and the Public Service Star Medal (Bintang Bakti Masyarakat) during the National Day Honours in 2010.