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Dato' Michael Tio

CEO's Biodata

Dato' Michael Tio

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PKT Logistcs Group Sdn. Bhd.

CEO's Biography

Professor Dato’ Michael Tio from a young age started showing his potential in business. It was the entrepreneurial gene that he carries down from his father Dato’ Tio Sook Keo who founded Port Klang Trading (was renamed PKT Logistics Group Sdn Bhd) way back in 1974. As a student in England, he started showing his entrepreneurship by getting involved in exporting luxury pre-owned vehicles. Dato’ Michael finally returned to Malaysia in 1996 to join his family business PKT which he quotes by saying “I came back for National Service”. Under his stewardship since 1996, PKT has undergone 2 transformation programs. The company transformation and employee transformation respectively which 4 visions had been penned out during this transformations. The Wawasan 60:40 is to capture revenue ratio between Automotive (60%) and Non Automotive (40%) segment. Non automotive will be driven primarily by FMCG sector. The Wawasan ASEAN 30 is to obtain revenue contribution from Automotive logistics of 30 % by countries outside Malaysia by the year 2015. Wawasan 1B is to reach a revenue of RM1 billion by 2015. Finally with all this in place the Wawasan 5m5 is to attain 5 million square feet of warehousing space. With his philosophy of “Dream of it, Talk about it, Plan for it, Work on it and Get it” he took the leading role to further grow the company with the vision of becoming a logistics leader in providing customized integrated total logistics solutions in the ASEAN region. He also took a big leap to leverage on technologies by making facebook compulsory in PKT. Today, facebook is PKT’s intranet and communication tool. Up to date, Dato’ Michael has over 350,000 facebook followers in this personal page. With his contribution to the logistics industry in the country, he was appointed as an Adjunct Professor by the University Utara Malaysia. His philosophy towards Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is “CSR is not about how you spend your profits, CSR is about how responsible you make your profits”which has made PKT’s CSR stand out among the rest. Today PKT is a leader in the automotive logistics in Malaysia with customer base of over 10 car brands. PKT also focuses on logistics in Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) and Food & Beverage (F&B). The One Logistics Hub which comprises of 3 state of the art concept warehouses The Ship, The Waves and The Lighthouse is a self-sustaining logistics hub to cater for the ASEAN region.


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