Melvin Wong is an award-winning entrepreneur of Chinese-Malaysian descent with global business experience in 17 countries covering U.S, Europe, Asia and South America. He specializes in IT and high-tech industries. Melvin sold his online sports games company, FanXT in January 2016 and sold eMemorial, online memorial website to The Star, Malaysia’s largest English newspaper also in 2016.
Throughout his career as an entrepreneur, Melvin received and won industry honors and awards including Excellence Award from Global Innovation Through Science & Technology (GIST) (U.S, 2013), winner of TIE Global All-Asia Business Competition (India, 2012) and winner of Malaysia National Intellectual Property Awards with World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) (Malaysia, 2014). He was also the country representative in Global Entrepreneurship Week event in the U.S White House in 2012 and was a speaker at Global Entrepreneurship Summit, officiated by President Barack Obama in Malaysia in 2013.
Having been a speaker, mentor and judge at numerous industry events and competitions, Melvin embodies the “pay it forward” principle where he finds time to educate and assist upcoming entrepreneurs and professionals to be all they can be.
Melvin has a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Degree in Electrical & Electronics from Nottingham Trent University, U.K.