About Me

KL Cheah coached 60 senior executives globally.  The executives are located in the USA, Europe, Middle East, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, China, Taiwan, Korea and Japan.  He also works with a variety of corporations from the finance, telecommunication, logistics and engineering sector to develop their leadership programs.

In addition to this service, KL helps organizations, corporations and institutions improve their business systems using various tools like Organizational Mapping and Analysis, Scenario Options Development, Crisis Management, and Balanced Scorecard Development.

His services include establishing a high quality and high value-added corporate university, developing appropriate training and education systems, and gaining best-in-class tools for instructional design and development. 

Client companies include Motorola, Honeywell, DOW, Maybank, Aramco, UL, Microsoft, UBS, MIMOS Smart Computing, Teckwah, FELDA, NAZA, and Agility Logistics.

Prior to establishing his own company, KL Cheah excelled in many areas with Motorola.  His tenure can be summed into 3 phases.  In the first 10 years, he held various senior management positions in semiconductor manufacturing.  His achievements include establishing 6 Sigma Quality Systems in manufacturing, design of experiments, reduction of process cycle time, and optimizing cost of manufacturing.

In his second decade with Motorola, he contributed to the growth of the training and education.  He designed financial, manufacturing and business process improvement programs.  With Motorola University, he lived, worked and taught in the USA, countries in Latin America and countries in Asia Pacific. As the Director of Strategy for Motorola University, he helped develop long range plans and supported the university’s quality efforts. In Latin America, he started up Motorola University there. KL Cheah capped his second phase as the Senior Regional Director for Motorola University Asia Pacific. He contributed to the growth of the corporation in Asia Pacific with quality interventions and senior executive development.

In the next 10 years, he served as the Senior HR Director for the Global Software Group and the Motorola Professional Services organization, and Country HR Director for India and Malaysia.  In the business HR role, he worked closely with his business leaders to shape their business strategies, translated them into balance scorecards, impact maps and developed executable plans.  He also developed leadership pipeline for the businesses thus ensuring seamless leadership succession. He coached senior executives to excel in their roles. In his country HR director’s position, he facilitated country business strategies, provided Crisis Management Training and established Crisis Management teams for the countries.

He presented at various forums. Among them are:
·         “Leader of Leaders” at the IRDA Leadership Workshop on 8th May 2010.
·         “The Singapore Education Industry” at University of Wisconsin-Madison on 26th October 2007.
·         “Confession of an Executive Coach” at the ASTD Global Network Singapore round-table on 12th April 2007.

E-mail: klcheah@klconsulting.org