Adam Yee

President & CEO, Siemens Malaysia
Head of Digital Industries, Siemens Malaysia

Mr Adam Yee is the President & CEO of Siemens Malaysia, an appointment
that he took up since Nov 1, 201 9. He is concurrently the Head of Digital
Industries in Malaysia, overseeing market strategy and business development
and implementing various frameworks to improve the company’s sales and
market approach.

As the country head for Siemens Malaysia, Adam ensures the company play a
prominent role in supporting nation-building projects, especially in the
industry and infrastructure sectors. He is spearheading the launch of two
new Siemens competency centers in 2021 – the Siemens Customer
Experience Center in Penang that helps industry and SMEs to embrace
Industry 4.0 technologies, as well as provide technical support in in
automation and digitalization; and the Siemens Innovation and Resource
Training Center (SIRTC) in Petaling Jaya that equips education (graduates)
and industry (existing workforce) sectors with Industry 4.0 training.

Under his leadership, the Digital Industries business was awarded the titles of
Best Profits in Operation and Best Performance in Order Intake by Siemens
headquarter within two years of his then appointment as Senior Vice
President & Division Lead. It also won the World’s Highest Turnover Increase
in Co-Sales Countries in Training Business and the Courage and Innovation in
Developing New Training Business awards for its Siemens Industry Training
(SITRAIN) product here in Malaysia.

In 2021, Adam was conferred the Top 50 Impact Lifetime Achievement
Awards Business Excellence by KSI Strategic Institute for Asia Pacific. The
award was presented T.Y.T Tun Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Ali bin Mohd Rustam,
Yang Di-Pertua Negeri Melaka.


Day 1
October 20, 2021
11:30 am

Concurrent Session B: “Are We There Yet? Future-Proofing Malaysian SMEs”

20 October
Time:  11:30 am - 12:30 pm

In Malaysia, 98.5% of business establishments are small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that contribute almost 40% to the country’s GDP and employ more than 7 million workers*. According to the World Bank, Malaysia’s SMEs have been underperforming in comparison to peer countries in terms of output and productivity, even before the pandemic. Most notably, digital adoption among SMEs lag far behind with only one in three businesses implementing digital transformation strategies. The pandemic not only adversely impacted SMEs, it also highlighted the lack of readiness of many SMEs, especially micro-businesses, to shift to an online environment.

How can SMEs scale up their digitisation efforts, and what role can ministries and agencies like MITI, MEDAC, MDeC, and SME Corp play to future-proof the backbone of our economy, the SMEs? This session will explore this and other issues affecting the digitalisation efforts of SMEs with a view towards ensuring higher resilience against future shocks.
*Department of Statistics Malaysia