Founder and CEO, WOBB.CO
Derek Toh is the Founder and CEO of WOBB.CO, a jobs platform designed to help employers and millennial jobseekers find each other, using their website and mobile app. The platform has won multiple awards since it’s inception in 2015, including Alliance Bank Bizsmart Academy Top 20, DIGI WWWOW Awards Top 5 (mobile e-commerce), selected as top local startup by SAYS.COM, and featured on Yahoo! News. WOBB.CO is also one of the few innovative Malaysian startups funded by Cradle Fund’s product development grant.
Derek was selected for the Stanford-MaGIC Entrepreneurship Program in 2014, where he learned from some of the top mentors in Stanford University and was exposed to startup culture in Silicon Valley, discovering different ways to adapt some of those ideas back in Asia.
Derek is a mentor for McKinsey & Company’s Youth Leadership Academy, where he worked with some of the brightest university students across Malaysia with their social entrepreneurship projects. This has given Derek further insights into the attitudes and expectations of quality young talent.
Derek was an Associate Director at Robert Walters, a top international recruitment firm, where he developed a strong foundation in recruitment. He was a global top performer at the firm, and was involved in managing recruitment teams within technology, HR, banking, insurance and legal.
Derek is passionate about entrepreneurship, the talent market and education. To help make a difference, he has spoken on various topics at public conferences for the Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre (MaGIC), the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA), the Institute of Bankers Malaysia (IBBM), and Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC), among others. He also held a workshop for the fellows of Teach for Malaysia.
In his early career, Derek was a fellow of the ACCA and an auditor with Ernst and Young in the UK.