A Chartered Accountant and Company Secretary by profession; he is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) and Malaysian Association of Company Secretaries. He is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors and holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a Ph.D with his research in Strategic Management and HRM while continuing as a Researcher, Writer and Trainer in the field of Social Responsibility. He was recently appointed as an Adjunct Associate Professor with Swinburne University, Australia.
Dr. Chiam started his career in Internal Auditing and held various senior managerial positions over 33 years with country wide responsibilities in Malaysia and Brunei with short stints overseas. He gained his experience in taxation when he was in the position of Accountant/Company Secretary in his early years. His last position was the Chief of Operations in an International Shipping Company (MLO).
He is now the Executive Director of Paragon Corporation andengaged with Department of Standards, MOSTI in Standards Development. He is a Council Member of MEF and a member of National Labour Advisory Council (NLAC) with MoHR and a Director of Perkeso and also Director with MEF Academy.