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Google Malaysia's MD Marc Woo heads to Vietnam

Google Malaysia's MD Marc Woo heads to Vietnam

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Marc Woo, MD of Google Malaysia and frontier markets, is moving to Google Vietnam as MD. He has been working with Google Malaysia since 2011, where he started as senior account manager. 

According to Woo’s (pictured) post on LinkedIn about the recent move, he said that he was getting into an “uncomfortably excited” mode as he was leaving home to go from “one rocketship to another – Malaysia to Vietnam".

Having worked at Google Malaysia for over 4200 days, Woo added that he had the privilege of building what Google Malaysia was in 2011, "a two-person start-up",  to the full-fledged operation that is contributing to the Malaysian digital economy.

"The next stop is the marvel that is Vietnam. I am feeling uncomfortably excited about the immense opportunity, passionate Vietnamese team and once-in-a-lifetime chance to create a lasting impact on Google and Vietnam. Onwards and upwards," he said in the post.

When asked about his replacement, Google Malaysia said it did not have anything to share at this point in time.

Woo oversaw several new initiatives during his time at Google Malaysia, including Google Wallet; Gemilang, a training programme that provided digital skilling opportunities to Malaysians from all backgrounds along with offering scholarships; and Google Cloud, according to his LinkedIn.

Before Google, he was with In2 Marketing and Consulting as head of digital as well as EY as technology and security risk consultant.

Separately in August, Google Cloud planned to roll out its cloud region in Malaysia to meet the growing demand for cloud services locally and worldwide. To this, Woo said in a LinkedIn post from August that the cloud region will enable a cloud foundation for Malaysia-based businesses to transform and compete on the global stage.

According to him, this would allow industries to maximise the use of data hosted locally, step change a hybrid workforce and build on a flexible platform that adapts to evolving market and regulatory conditions.

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