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JF Technology’s Dato’ Foong Wei Kuong: Malaysia’s 5G Flagbearer in China
Dato’ Foong Wei Kuong heads the fast-rising semiconductor company JF Technology Bhd (JF Tech), which he founded in 1999 and grew into one of the top three test contacting solutions providers in the world with over 200 MNC clients and owner of 68 patents filed worldwide.
In 2020, Dato’ Foong led JF Tech into China via a 5G partnership with Huawei, gaining access to her vast market of over 1.4 billion people.
(Vistage Malaysia engaged Do More to conduct this interview. Vistage is the world’s largest CEO coaching and peer advisory organisation for small and midsize business leaders, with over 27,000 members worldwide.)
00:24 - Born Poor: What Do You Do Next?
02:33 - There Was A Guru: What Did He Teach?
04:07 - From Country Manager to Starting JF Tech: How?
05:50 - Faith: How Does It Help?
07:08 - Dato Foong’s Success Factors
09:38 - How a Business Network Helps
10:53 - What Keeps Dato Foong Up At Night?
13:23 - Management Tips and Techniques
15:43 - Implementing Multiple Growth Engines
17:32 - What It Takes to Partner a Giant Like Huawei
18:37 - What It’s Like to Do Business in China
19:27 - Different Business Styles: China vs US
21:05 - Will China and the US Go To War? Will We Need To Choose Sides?
21:58 - Advice to Entrepreneurs
22:46 - Where Will JF Tech Be in 2032?
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