CEO, Asia Pacific Masters Games, Malaysia

Linda Geh is the CEO of the Asia Pacific Masters Games (APMG), the first-ever multi-sport Masters games to be staged on Asian soil and which will be held in Penang. The event will be held over nine days from September 7 to 15, 2018, with 21 sports to be contested. More than 5,000 participants are expected to join the inaugural Asia Pacific Masters Games.

The APMG Penang 2018 is hosted by the Penang State Government together with support from Malaysia Major Event (MME), the Penang State Sports Council, Penang Global Tourism, and Ministry of Tourism, Malaysia. In addition, the event is sanctioned by the International Masters Games Association, the governing body of Masters events worldwide; it is technically supported by The Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM).

Linda was the 2013 recipient of the Olympic Council of Malaysia’s Women and Sport Leadership Award, in recognition of her leadership qualities and contribution towards sports.

She has a long association with sports, and squash in particular. The former Malaysia Games (SUKMA) gold medallist has held various positions in both the Squash Racquets Association of Malaysia and the Squash Rackets Association of Penang.

Currently, she serves as a board member in the Penang State Sports Council. She is also a founder member of the Squash Academy of Penang and has played instrumental roles in organising the World Junior Women Squash Championship (2001), 16th Asian Individual Squash Championship (2011) and the World Women Squash Championship (2014), in Penang.

Away from sports, she is a certified engineer who was made an honorary citizen of the state of Oklahoma in the United States in 1995, after gaining a place on the University of Oklahoma College of Engineering Dean’s Honour Roll.