Mr. SAW Ken Wye (Member)
Vice President (Sales & Marketing), Microsoft APAC
Vice-President (Sales and Marketing) for Microsoft in Asia Pacific, Ken Wye Saw is responsible for the sales and marketing functions for the regional operations at Microsoft. Prior to this role, Ken was the President for Southeast Asia for two years since Oct 2004, and had held direct responsibilities for providing strategic direction with Microsoft’s marketing, sales, operational and business development efforts in emerging markets.
Saw Ken Wye was also the General Manager for Communications Sector for Microsoft in Asia Pacific, Greater China and Japan regions from 2001 to 2004 where he was responsible for driving vertical sales strategies for network service providers. This entailed working closely with telecommunication companies, Internet Service Providers and Application Service Providers to take advantage of cost effective Microsoft based solutions. Equally important was his focus on working together with the services providers in creating new markets and services for connected businesses and consumers.
Ken was previously Managing Director of Microsoft Singapore from 1997 to 2001.
Actively involved in the local Singapore IT community Saw serves on the board of the Infocomm Development Authority and on the advisory committees of several Singapore-based institutions of higher education. Saw had also served as the Chairman of the Singapore Infocomm Technology Federation. He was also with the National Computer Board for 14 years, his last appointment there being Assistant Chief Executive (Industry). His notable contributions during his National Computer Board days include playing a key role in driving national projects such as Singapore ONE and IT2000.
Ken graduated from the University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom with a BSC (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering and a MSC in Operational Research.