Mr Howie Chang

CEO & Co-Founder, Forward College


HOWIE CHANG is a leader with a rich and diverse background spanning the realms of technology, education, and business transformation. As the founder and CEO of Forward College, a groundbreaking technology and future skills institution in Malaysia, Howie spearheads strategic initiatives aimed at cultivating sustainable talent pipelines for enterprises. His unwavering commitment to innovation and growth is evidenced by his extensive experience in facilitating and training leaders and the workforce in the field of AI, Product Management, UI/UX and technology, having adeptly guided over hundreds of individuals through transformative learning journeys.


Furthermore, Howie is a distinguished HRD Corp certified trainer, underscoring his proficiency in delivering high-impact training programs. His expertise extends beyond the classroom, as he has also contributed significantly to the academic landscape, lecturing at esteemed institutions such as Republic Polytechnic and Singapore Polytechnic.

Hailing from a distinguished tenure in Singapore, Howie’s professional trajectory has encompassed pivotal roles in product management, user experience, and digital business transformation across diverse industries.

He has actively engaged with startups of various profiles, immersing himself in the dynamic confluence of design, technology, and entrepreneurship. Notably, he served as the Head of UX and Design at Viki, as well as the Director of Product Management at Redmart – both acquisitions that have left an indelible mark on the Southeast Asian tech landscape.