President, CHTNetwork, Malaysia
Ch’ng Huck Theng is a man of many talents – businessman, publisher, philanthropist, sculptor and founder of profound network for business (i.e. CHTNetwork). Born in Penang in 1972, he was groomed to take over the family business and was sent to Wollongong University, NSW, Australia where he graduated with a Masters in Commerce graduating in 1995.
In 2000, he was appointed a director in one of Malaysia’s oldest heritage food brands, Ghee Hiang. Ch’ng and his partner Dato’ Ar Ooi Sian Hian were recognised for ushering the brand into the 21st century, with their rebranding of the 160 year old business.
As the founding president of CHTNetwork, Ch’ng focuses on generating and expanding ideas in the media, art and awards industry. He has also established MarketSource, a long-standing entity that has been featured in many publications such as INPenang Magazine and EZ, covering the tourism, food, art, luxury lifestyle sectors. EZ is also the first Malaysian magazine title of its kind to be published and is widely disseminated in Australia.
In 2010, he won the Asia Art Award in Korea and London International Creative Competition LICC . Recently he debuted his first solo exhibition titled “IMPERFECT CREATION” in Melbourne. Ch’ng is currently a top sculptor in Malaysia, where his works are being presented as national gifts by the Malaysian Government to China, England and Australia. His work is also being auctioned internationally and collected by important institutions around the world.
Throughout his career, Ch’ng has always been conscious of the fact that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time and is constantly exploring ways to give back to society. To date, he has founded charitable organisations, raised funds and sponsored young talents; raising aware as well as preserving and promoting local culture.
Ch’ng currently serves as (the youngest) President for the Penang Art Society (the oldest art society in Malaysia). He is also the current president of Association of Tourism Attractions Penang (ATAP) and Penang Antique Collectors Association.
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