With rapid technological growth comes an expanding need for safety and online precautions. Ho Ching Wee, CEO of Infinitium Group of Companies, discusses with The Peak the ways in which his company helps make the e-commerce market a safer space.
When you first started Infinitium When you first started Infinitium did you ever foresee the kind of growth it would experience?
I graduated from the U.S. with a Finance major in Corporate Finance in 1997. It was also the year of the financial crisis, so when I came back to Malaysia I couldn’t find a job. While I was in the States though, the internet was the hottest thing, and it had just started being used in Universities with emails and the kickstart of the Worldwide Web. So when I did return to Malaysia, I thought to myself that if I were to do something that I liked, it would have to be internet related.
When we first started it was to get companies online. We set up email accounts, web hosting accounts, helped the company build websites and things similar to that. Some of our clients had come to us in our earlier years and asked us to enable selling capabilities on their website so we started building storefronts, shopping carts and things like that. When you start building selling capabilities, payment function is one of the main requirements which is when we began knocking on the bank’s door to try to understand how we can handle payments through the bank, for online.
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