KWONG YUE YANG
Business Development Manager and Coach, APAC
Even before joining Own The Room, Kwong was no stranger to public speaking. An active Toastmasters participant, Kwong has moved up to the World Championships twice, each time taking 2nd place globally (although he is determined to eventually win first place). He has spoken at events in China, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, UAE, Australia and the USA.
A native of Canberra, Australia, Kwong started his career as a corporate graduate with Qantas, working with the Change Management and Business Development teams. He then moved to Guangzhou, China, where he worked in digital advertising, and later became a founding member of Aleadpay, an international digital firm that has worked with Zynga, Tokopedia, and Groupon.
Kwong is an Ultimate Frisbee enthusiast who represented Australia at the Asia-Oceanic Ultimate Championships in 2007 and 2011. In addition to English, he is fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin.