Ganesh Kumar Bangah
Xamble Group Limited
Ganesh Kumar Bangah, Executive Chairman of the Company is an award winning serial entrepreneur and startup investor. Ganesh was the Ernst & Young Technology Entrepreneur of the Year Malaysia 2012 and one of Asia’s most influential people according to Society Magazine 2015. He was also recognised as one of South East Asia’s Top 30 Tech Founders by Tech In Asia in 2016 and was recognised as one of the most inspiring Malaysian technology entrepreneurs by Top 10 of Malaysia.
Ganesh founded Commerce.Asia, an all-in-one eCommerce cosystem in 2017. He grew Commerce. Asia within 5 years to have a database of over 8,400,000 SME’s across 7 countries with over 52,000 active sellers that sold USD1.4 billion worth of products in 2022.
Prior to founding Commerce.Asia, Ganesh founded his first internet business, MOL Global Inc. (“MOL”) in the year 2000 at the tender age of 20. He served as the Chief Executive Officer of MOL for 15 years since its inception. Ganesh was certified by the Malaysia Book of Records as the youngest Chief Executive Officer of a Malaysian public listed company when MOL was originally listed on the Malaysian Stock Exchange in 2003. Ganesh built MOL to become one of South East Asia’s leading online payment gateways and South East Asia’s first internet company to be listed on the NASDAQ in 2014. He was also the founder of MOL Ventures, an investment holding company which made successful private investments in global social media companies such as Facebook and Friendster.
Ganesh is currently an Advisor and a former Chairman of the National Tech Association of Malaysia (“PIKOM”) as well as the Chair of Future Digital, the PIKOM Think Tank and Chair of E-Commerce Malaysia, a chapter of PIKOM. Ganesh is a member of the Entrepreneurship Council of the Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation.