KEE SIAK CHAN

Company: Exabytes

Title: Founder & CEO

 

Residing Country: Malaysia

Industry: Internet, Web Hosting Provider


 

 

Starting humbly as a helper at his father’s hawker store, Kee Siak enrolled into a local college at 18 years old, selling PC hardware on a part-time basis to earn his tuition fees. He discovered the potential of web hosting and lack of providers in Malaysia when building a website for his customer; thus, at 19 he set up his first web hosting reseller business which was 100% online based, and business kept coming in. To grab the once in a lifetime opportunity, Kee Siak dropped out of college to concentrate on his online business.  
 
Under the leadership of Kee Siak, today the Exabytes Group consists of 12 subsidiaries, with businesses ranging from web hosting to eCommerce and e-Deliveries, serving over 140,000 businesses with over 1 million users in 121 countries. Besides being the local director of Founder Institute, Kee Siak is also the president of the Internet Alliance, Malaysia, and the honoree of TOYM (Top Outstanding Young Malaysian), 2015.  
 
Kee Siak is also co-founder of EasyParcel, EasyStore, EasyWork, EasySpace and angel investors in several startups.

 

The disruptive innovation.

 

Exabytes has grew to be one of Southeast Asia’s leading cloud, eCommerce and digital solutions provider today. Their leading principle is to help SMEs grow their businesses online, achieve broader awareness and reach out to wider sales possibilities. Customers are equipped with the latest technology and innovation, backed by year-round professional technical support, customer-first guarantee, service-oriented customer service, and more.  

Exabytes specialised in providing web hosting services, such as cloud hosting, shared hosting, VPS, domain name registration, and the likes. Today, they serve over 160,000 customers in 121 countries — managing over 1000 servers with 100,000+ websites and 1,000,000+ email accounts. 

During the MCO, Kee Siak expanded his focus on helping micro and small businesses manage their operations by launching Sama-Sama Digital in August 2020. Supported by Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), the initiative aims to digitalise local businesses, with the target of helping 2,200 bumiputera SMEs recover from the impact of Malaysia’s Movement Control Order and remain sustainable even after the pandemic ends.  

 

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Awards

 

  • JCI Creative Young Entrepreneur Award in 2007.
  • Emerging Entrepreneur category of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award in 2011