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Abu Bakar Ngah

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I am a HRDF-certified trainer/facilitator, and have a strong passion for developing people to improve them personally and professionally. I have extensive experience in facilitating and conducting training programs in Career Development, Communication, Leadership, Social Enterprise, Design Thinking, Futures Thinking, Information Technology, 4IR and Blockchain. I have done facilitation and training for various organizations, including multinational corporations, government linked companies, small and medium enterprises, schools, universities, as well as government institutions.

I am also a coach, and have coached various clients in corporate and public sectors to help them in their careers and personal growth. I'm also a certified consultant/counsellor for Catalyst Career Coaching Program to help people in their career development as well as to improve their teamwork.

Coming from an IT background, I'm passionate in the latest technology development, especially on Industrial Revolution 4.0 (4IR) and Blockchain. As a Certified Blockchain Expert (Blockchain Council, USA), I am currently doing research on blockchain for halal industry. I have given talks on 4IR and Blockchain topics in local and international conferences. My other interest is on Futures Thinking, where I have completed ‘Futures Thinking’ specialization by Institute For The Future, USA. I have also conducted workshops on this topic to enable people to recognize patterns of changes in the future, and how to plan for their (or organization’s) future accordingly.

Professionally, I have more than 25 years of working experience in the IT industry, mostly with IBM. My last position with IBM was as Asia Pacific Leader for IBM Global Techline, providing pre-sales support to IBM global software business. I have a wealth of experience in leadership/management, training and development, technical sales, marketing, consulting and technical support. Throughout my career, I had served in various capacities for IBM in Malaysia, ASEAN, Asia Pacific as well as Worldwide. I was inducted into the prestigious IBM Hundred Percent Club (HPC) five times, besides receiving many other awards. I am also a member of Industry Advisory Panel (IAP) and adjunct lecturer for Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP). I am active in Toastmasters International, and have achieved the rank of ‘Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM)’.

I am married with three children, and in my spare time I like to watch basketball and American football. I'm a passionate supporter of my alma mater’s team, Michigan State University (Spartans).

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