Tan Cheng Liang

Chief Executive Officer, VTAR Institute


MDM. TAN CHENG LIANG, Chief Executive Officer, VTAR Institute

2014 – current CEO of VTAR Institute
2011 – 2013 Federal Coordinator for Jawi Constituency
2008 – 2010 Penang Port Commission Chairwoman
1995 – 2008 Penang State Assembly woman (JAWI)
1993 – 1994 Seberang Perai Municipal Counselor
1986 – 1993 IT Business Manager
1984 – 1985 IT Programmer Sharp Roxy Electronic S/B

University of Waterloo (Canada) 1980 – 1983
Bachelor in Mathematics (Honour)
– Major in Computer Science
– Minor in Combinatorics and Optimization

1976 – 1977 National Basketball Women Player



  • Awarded by KSI 2023 World Women Excellent Lifetime Achievement
  • First woman in Malaysia that held the position of Penang Port Commission Chairman. Revived the abundant project of Port Swettenham Cruise terminal and brought in Star cruise and others which generate economy income RM20 million yearly for Penang
  • First woman elected 3 terms as Jawi Assemblyman and secured grant of 220 million to solve all traffic congestion, flood, drainage, facilities, infrastructures issues
  • Penang Prison counselor for 38 years helping women inmates.
  • Spastic children school President for 21 years helping 80 spastic children
  • Rainbow Single mother association President for 22 years helping 180 single parent families
  • Jawi Charity Trust Fund Chairman for 25 years helping hundreds of poor and needy families, women, students, old folks


  • Turn around VTAR Institute from deficit to surplus account. Increased student enrolment by 10 times.
  • First private Institute accredited by Suruhanjaya Tenaga (ST) to run PW2 and PW4 wireman course both full time and part time in Malaysia.
  • First Institute in Malaysia to offer Digitalization in Manufacturing Automation course which will help manufacturing industries to have skill talents to achieve IR 4.0