CSF’s Chairman & CEO

CSF Adviser's Chairman and CEO

MR. BILLY LEE KOK CHI

Chairman and CEO of CSF Advisers

Billy Lee has more than 20 years of entrepreneurial experience in growing and managing Information Technology businesses and operations, from which he gained in-depth knowledge in technologies relating to the Internet, Telecommunications, Cloud Infrastructure and Services, Data Centres, Systems Integration, and IT Outsourcing, particularly in the Asia Pacific region. Billy Lee is the Chairman of CSF Advisers the largest carrier-neutral telecommunication data center in Malaysia.

Prior to his involvement with CSF, Billy Lee had served multiple leadership roles in Hitachi Sunway Group overseeing its businesses in the ASEAN region as Executive Vice President of Hitachi Sunway Information Systems Sdn Bhd, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Hitachi Sunway Data Centre Services Sdn Bhd and Managing Director of Hitachi Sunway Information Systems (Thailand).


CEO and Director

Hitachi Sunway Data Centre Services Sdn Bhd

Managing Director

Hitachi Sunway Information Systems (Thailand)


Cyberpage

Surf City

(acquired by local entrepreneur in 2000)

FREENET

(acquired by Hitachi Sunway in 2014)

Call2SIP

Hostpro2u.com

a leading cloud hosting company (acquired by Eglobal in 2006)

Billy Lee began his career as technology executive in 1995 then turned entrepreneur and founded few companies including:

Since 1996, Mr. Lee founded a few companies including Cyber Page, a firm principally engaged in web designing; Surf City, an operator of an internet café chain (subsequently acquired by another Malaysian entrepreneur in 2000); and Free Net Business Solution Sdn Bhd (“Freenet”) – a company principally engaged in providing data centre and IT outsourcing services which was accredited with multiple awards – under which he developed a number of business solutions including Call2SIP, a voice over internet platform (VOIP) service, and Hostpro2u, a cloud hosting service (subsequently acquired by E-Globalfocus Sdn Bhd in 2008). Freenet was subsequently acquired by Hitachi Sunway Information System Sdn Bhd in 2016.


Honors Awards

2015: Best infrastructure Management Project of the Year 2015 by Outsourcing Malaysia.

2014: Best Data Centre Project of the year 2014 by Outsourcing Malaysia.

2013: Best Data Centre Project Award 2013 by Outsourcing Malaysia.

2012: Best Data Centre Engagement Award 2012 by Outsourcing Malaysia.

ISO 50001 Energy Management System (First in Malaysia Data Centre Industry) by British Standards Institution.

PCIDSS Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards Certification.

ISO 2000 Information Technology System Management (ITSM) by British Standards Institution.

ISO 27001 Information Security Management System (ISMS) by British Standards Institution.

Billy Lee is well respected among the IT community in Malaysia and in the ASEAN region particularly in the space of data centre infrastructure and outsourcing services, cloud infrastructure and services, IT outsourcing services, and telecommunications. He is a frequent and sought-after speaker at various industry events. He was also the founding member of the Malaysian Data Centre Alliance (MDCA) – a professional and sustainable alliance that provides a collective voice for the industry with respect to regulation and policy issues that may affect it – and served as its Chairman for two (2) terms.

mdca

From 2013 to 2017, he served as a Member of Outsourcing Malaysia (OM) – an initiative of the Global Business Services (GBS) industry and a chapter of PIKOM (the National Technology Association of Malaysia) which aims to promote and develop Malaysia’s GBS industry as a global hub for high-value services.

During the period from 2011 to 2015, he held board positions at Internet Alliance Malaysia (IA), an association for all internet service providers in Malaysia, and also served as a panel member of Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA), now known as Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC), from 2011 to 2016.

aiac

Billy Lee graduated in 1995 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Management Information System from the Washington State University and Executive certification on Strategy and Innovation from MIT Slogn School of Management. With years of entrepreneurial experience and a proven record of having built a number of successful technology companies, he has developed good business acumen and in-depth knowledge of the IT market and industry, particularly in Malaysia and the ASEAN region. Moreover, he has also developed sound practical knowledge in important areas of business including management, finance, sales and marketing, and technical operations – the traits and skillset of a dynamic, hands-on and visionary entrepreneur.

Billy Lee holds a BA in Management Information System from Washington State University.

Regional Works Experience

From2020ToPresent

Chairman and CEOCyberjaya, Malaysia.

CSF Advisers Sdn Bhd

To develop, construct, operate and manage data center facility. Owner of CSF TelcoHub, the largest telecommunication hub in Malaysia.

From2017ToPresent

Independent Consultant

Malaysia Business Angle Network accredited investor and Bursa Malaysia accredited sophisticated investor

Mainly focus on M&A and business transformation project for technology company.

From2017ToPresent

Assessor, Global Technology FundKuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation

Responsible to undertake comprehensive technical, commercial, and financial assessment on grant seeker’s proposal and provide recommendation for approval.

From2017ToPresent

Managing ConsultantKuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Adapflex Sdn Bhd

To provide strategy, innovation, technology consulting and management services, with an emphasis on technology and services to government, telecommunication, technology, and IT industry.

From2017To2018

Global Judge,
Vice ChairmanLondon, United Kingdom

BroadGroup Ltd

  • 2018 – Present, DataCloud Global Award 2019 to 2021, Global Judge.
  • 2017 – DataCloud Asia Award 2018, Vice Chairman, Judge.

Evaluate and select winner from around the world for 18 award categories including cloud, data centre, edge computing, sustainable technology, smart city which include winners like SAP, Google, CBRE, Equinix, SuperNAP, Digital Realty and ST Telemedia.

From2015To2017

1 year 8 months

Managing DirectorBangkok, Thailand

Hitachi Sunway Information Systems Ltd

Manage Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Digital Manufacturing, Enterprise Application, ERP, CRM, System Integration, Cloud, Data Centre, IT Outsourcing and Consulting Business in Thailand.

From2014To2017

2 years 11 months

Chief Executive Officer & Director

Hitachi Sunway Data Centre Services (ASEAN)

Manage Cloud, Data Centre, Network Services, Managed Services and IT Outsourcing & Infrastructure Services business in ASEAN region.

From2013To2017

4 years 6 months

Founding ChairmanKuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Malaysian Data Centre Alliance

Responsible to position Malaysia as world-class Data Centre hub, an initiative under Malaysia Government’s Economic Transformation Programme (ETP) to generate a Gross National Income (GNI) of RM 2.5 billion and create 13,000 jobs by 2020.

From2006To2009

4 years

Founder & MDSuzhou, China

FreeNet Technology Ltd

Manage data center, ISP and VOIP business in China.

From1998To2014

16 years 3 months

Founder & CEOKuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Free Net Business Solutions Sdn Bhd

Manage software development, cloud, data center, ISP, system integration business.

Created 2 other businesses.

  1. Hostpro2u was the leading cloud company in early internet era.
  2. Call2Sip a regional internet voice over IP wholesaler had presence in Hong Kong, China, Vietnam and Malaysia.