MAH Kong Howe specialises in training and consulting in project management, business process improvement, operations management, kaizen, internal quality auditing, FMEA, and safety management in the ASEAN region. He has worked on research and development projects in Australia as well as projects and quality assurance (ISO 9000 and QS 9000) in the Malaysian automotive parts manufacturing industry. These experiences allow him to impart the practical competencies to his clients who come from a variety of service and manufacturing organisations.
Kong Howe, as he is fondly known has a Bachelor in Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) and a Graduate Diploma in Biomedical Engineering from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, and a Master in Business Administration (General Business Management) from the University of Hull, U.K. He is a qualified Lead Assessor in Management Systems and has completed a Certificate in Quality Assurance from the Sheffield City Polytechnic (now Sheffield Hallam University), U.K.
He has completed a Master of Arts in Work Based Learning Studies (Project Management) with Distinction from Middlesex University. Work based learning is an approach that emphasizes the learning process and competence improvement at the workplace. Mah has been able to transfer this knowledge to his clients who have benefitted by adopting this approach in their organisations.
In 2005, after having taken his professional examinations, he received the prestigious Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI) in the USA. He is also a CPT (Certified Professional Trainer – from the Malaysian Institute of Management) and a CKM (Certified Knowledge Manager – from the International Knowledge Management Institute, USA). These continuing development initiatives ensure that Mah’s competencies continue to remain relevant so that he can continue to add value to his clients.
He has presented papers at national and international management conferences and seminars. He is currently pursuing his doctoral studies with research interests in TQM, systems science, project management, and business ethics. He is a regular course leader in Diploma, Bachelor, and MBA programmes in several other leading institutions and a supervisor of dissertations at the Masters’ level thus allowing him to have both practice and theory.
In addition, he is currently serving on three technical committees on standards development at the Standards & Industrial Research Institute of Malaysia (SIRIM).
His clients which comprise SMEs, public listed companies and multinationals say that the unique value that they receive from Mah’s training and consulting is that the inputs are practical and can be applied in the work place.