Senior Management

Dr. Ng Thian Hong

Chief Innovation Officer


Qualification:Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Industrial Chemistry, University of Technology, Malaysia
PhD in Chemistry & Biorefinery, Brunel University London, United Kingdom
Registered Chemist with Malaysia Institute of Chemistry

Relevant Experience:

He started his career in 2001 as a technical chemist at Claytan Industries Sdn Bhd, a manufacturer of ceramic sanitaryware, where he was responsible for research and development, quality control and quality assurance and had provided technical support in the ceramic laboratory.

Prior to joining HARPS, for over 15 years he was with Synthomer Sdn Bhd (“Synthomer”), a synthetic latex manufacturer. Between 2001 and 2009, save for the 11 months between August 2002 and June 2003 where he worked at Zhongma Health Product Manufactory Sdn Bhd as a production executive, he served in various roles at Synthomer, starting as a shift quality control and quality assurance chemist and he was the Manager of product development and technical service when he left in 2009 to pursue his PhD studies in the United Kingdom. He returned to Synthomer in 2013 as the Head of Technical Services responsible for global technical service and support for customers of Synthomer’s Health and Protection Strategic Business Unit. He also supported Synthomer in their innovation and new product development. He was subsequently promoted to Director of New Business Development and Technology Acquisition where he was responsible for identifying new business and technology opportunities for acquisition, partnership or licensing opportunities for Synthomer’s Performance Elastomer Division before leaving in October 2020. Applications for 4 patents were filed by Synthomer on the development of new generation lattices for dipping application from the aspect of polymer structure design and synthesis science which was co-invented by him during his tenure at Synthomer

He joined HARPS Holdings in November 2020 as Chief Innovation Officer, where he is responsible for facilitating technological, process and organisation transformation and cultivating innovation capabilities within the group.