Director & Senior Consultant

Soon Thiam Lam is currently the Director / Senior Consultant of CDC Consulting Sdn Bhd, which he established with Oti-SDC Consulting.

He is a Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours) graduate, majoring in Polymer Science and Technology from the Universiti Sains Malaysia. Soon’s career moves since joining Shell in 1981, have taken him through various disciplines within the company: as Sales/Business Development Manager (Shell Chemicals), Compensation & Services Manager (Shell Malaysia), HR Adviser and Learning Consultant (Shell Malaysia), giving him valuable multidisciplinary exposure.

Soon has more than 30 years of experience in marketing, business development and sales as well as the HR areas of compensation and benefits, consultancy and learning. He has designed, developed and conducted various training initiatives in the areas of management, talent development, mentoring, marketing, negotiating, staff appraisal and retirement planning.soonHe brings a wealth of experience from his various positions and business activities in Shell Malaysia and training assignments for the Shell East and Australasia Region. He was also instrumental to the completion and implementation of the Job Competency Profiling System for Shell.

Soon has been a resource person at several seminars and he will be able to share his wealth of experiences whilst facilitating the various training programmes. He has trained and consulted for organizations and multinational companies such as Khazanah, Shell Group of Companies, UEM, KLSE, Nestle, Petronas, Schneider Group of Companies in Malaysia, Thailand & Indonesia, Television Corporation of Singapore, Singapore National Semiconductor, Monetary Authority of Singapore, Western Digital, Wincor Nixdorf, Star Publication, Sony Technology Malaysia, Titan, Golden Hope, Konsortium Logistik, Emerson Process Management Manufacturing, OCBC, RHB, Hong Leong, Philips Semiconductors, Guthrie, Gamuda, Pacific Insurance, Sime Darby, Telekom Malaysia, Celcom, Nippon Express, Cognis Oleochemicals, Toshiba Electronics Malaysia, Canon Marketing, Infineon, etc.

He is also the CEO of CDC Management Development, the International Partner of University of Strathclyde which runs the Strathclyde International MBA in Malaysia. He is a Certified Professional Trainer with Malaysian Institute of Management and a Certified Performance Coach from Open University Malaysia.

At the community front, Soon was a Director with World Vision Malaysia.