Michael is the Chief Executive Officer of SESTO Robotics, a subsidiary of HOPE Technik specialising in the field of autonomous technology. In his capacity, he oversees the business goals of the company and has steered SESTO Robotics to achieve a strong global footprint. This includes securing major contracts and the setup of a subsidiary office in less than a year of company formation.
Michael’s experience with robotics technology coupled with his in-depth knowledge of the industry has led him to be appointed as the chairman of SPRING Singapore’s Technical Committee for Automation and Robotics which focuses on identifying and evaluating new standards in automation and robotics. Previous appointments include a sub-committee member of The Committee of the Future Economy (Ministry of Finance, Singapore) to review Singapore’s economic strategies, committee member of Singapore Manufacturing Federation’s Personal Care Robot Standards to develop standards for use of robotics in Singapore as well as for Singapore International Robo Expo, steering the conference and exhibition content to suit industrial needs in Singapore.
Prior to managing SESTO Robotics, Michael co-founded HOPE Technik in 2006 which has since grown from a start-up to a successful group that has developed over 400 integrated solutions and world-class products. At HOPE Technik, Michael held various roles such as design engineer, project manager and manufacturing team leader. He was also responsible for executive duties pertaining to finance, corporate development and administration.
Before HOPE Technik, Michael worked at Asian Touring Car Championship and was the Chief Engineer of the company’s professional race team. He is also an alumni of National University of Singapore.