Goh Peng Ooi was born in Malaysia. Goh Peng Ooi started his career at IBM and in 1989 started his own company. His Singapore-listed Silverlake Axis now provides financial software for 40% of Southeast Asia's banks. The seventh of 10 children, Goh is the only one who graduated from college. He was educated in Tokyo and originally studied nuclear physics but later switched to electrical engineering.