Armed with a degree in Accounting and a post grad in Marketing, Cheryl could have ended up being an Auditor or Marketer. She did start her career with an accounting firm but in the area of Training and Communications instead; where she encouraged colleagues to jump into swirling rapids in Malaysian rivers, edited annual reports and wrote - a lot.
In 1997, she represented Malaysia at a 3-month Learning Forum in Japan, sponsored by Honda Corporation. During this time, she strengthened her cultural understanding and social ties through other participants from the ASEAN region. She returned to welcome the dotcom era, and jumped at the opportunity to help run a dotcom company which to her, was a "real live MBA learning experience".
In 1999, she was first introduced to Knowledge Management when she joined KPMG Asia Pacific as the Regional KM Deployment Manager.
She would later join a semi-government organisation in Malaysia where she gained further KM experience in the public sector.
Cheryl is currently the Assistant Vice President for Knowledge Management at one of the world's largest integrated resorts and is also pursuing her "real" MBA.
She has a strong interest in the People aspect of Knowledege Management, with a focus on Learning, Communications, Knowledge Retention and building communities.