How Alan Cheah drives the growth of homegrown car-sharing app, GoCar

June 27, 2018

When you're young and buzzing with energy, venturing into network engineering in a pre-WiFi era may be a creative death sentence. Alternatively, it might bore you to no end - which was the case of Alan Cheah's early career.Today, the chief executive officer finds himself spearheading Malaysia's first home-grown car-sharing app, GoCar Malaysia. While Grab offers the service of a ride to your destination, GoCar offers you quick access to the nearest car-to-rent.Perhaps the only aspect tying these vocations together is technology, for which Alan always had an inclination. He ventured into training, made a maid-booking app, and consulted regional businesses before being presented with the offer that would define the next phase of his career: joining the founding team of Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MaGIC). Here, he helped grow the company while honing his own skills as a communicator, leader, and marketer.