derek toh 
FOUNDER & chief executive officer 


Michal Golebiewski

Speaker Biography

Derek Toh is the Founder and CEO of WOBB, a mobile job search platform that helps employers hire young jobseekers (Gen Y and Z). The platform has won multiple awards including Alliance Bank Bizsmart Academy Top 20, DIGI WWWOW Awards Mobile e-commerce Top 5, and featured on TechinAsia, The Edge, Focus Malaysia, The Star and BFM89.9.

WOBB is a partner with Linkedin and is one of the few Malaysian startups funded by Cradle Fund, a government-linked body incorporated under the Ministry of Finance of Malaysia.

Derek is a mentor at McKinsey and Co’s Youth Leadership Academy, and has worked with some of the brightest young talent in Malaysia. He has been on a debate moderated by BBC World News and speaks at corporate, government and startup conferences, sharing his thoughts on entrepreneurship, innovation, and the future of work.

He completed the Stanford Entrepreneurship Program in 2014, where he learned from top mentors in Stanford University and Silicon Valley in developing the foundations of WOBB.

Derek was previously an Associate Director and Global Top Performer at Robert Walters, a top international recruitment firm. In his early career, Derek was a fellow of the ACCA and an auditor with Ernst and Young in the UK.

 Michal Golebiewski, Microsoft Malaysia’s Chief Marketing & Operations Officer (CM&OO) is responsible for leading the entire span of the marketing and operations functions of the subsidiary in line with the company’s vision of reinventing productivity in a mobile-first, cloud-first world.

This is an area that he is well acquainted with, after having led various divisions within the marketing and operations team over the last 21 years in Microsoft Poland and Romania. This includes leading the Server and Tools Business, the Customer and Partner Experience, as well as the Business Planning Operations function in Microsoft Poland, in addition to championing the CM&OO in Microsoft Romania – his last role prior to joining the Malaysian subsidiary.

Golebiewski plays a key leadership role in Microsoft Malaysia in directing and managing the overall business and marketing strategy as well as execution locally, overseeing product marketing groups, marketing communications, compete, business operations, enterprise marketing, public relations as well as customer and partner experience efforts. His main priority is to drive Digital Transformation awareness in Malaysia and evangelize technology impact on business for every organization.

Having held this current position for almost two years since 2015, Golebiewski brings wealth of knowledge and experience in the areas of marketing and operations ensuring greater productivity within a Cloud-driven era in Malaysia. Upholding Microsoft’s Digital Transformation vision in Malaysia, he has participated in many speaking engagements and media relations initiatives alongside with key digital drivers such as the Malaysian Development Economy Corporation (MDEC) amongst others to create a cloud first, mobile first nation.

Recently, Golebiewski has shared his views on how Malaysian businesses are embracing digital transformation in news stories - and has also lent his opinions on artificial intelligence’s increasing presence in the workplace to Malaysia’s leading newspaper, The Star -

Golebiewski graduated with a degree in Electronics from Warsaw Technical University, and enjoys swimming, and reading books in his spare time.