Leadership Team

After reading through all the content of iGo Escape, you may likely ask yourself, who is driving the company?

No doubt that we're a bunch of travel geeks and tech nerds who love travel around the world. Let’s meet the two key personnel in iGo Escape!

michael2-300px.pngMichael Chong (PhD)

Founder & CEO

Michael is a travel enthusiastic. From camping & road trip to the outback of Australia (Uluru) to the modern & historical city of Paris and Rome, he enjoys every single bit of his travel. Been born and raised in multicultural Malaysia, he moved and spent a decade in another multicultural but modernized & advanced Singapore, now in Australia, he understands the value and importance of respecting people from different background & culture. As a result of been in multiple-multicultural cities for a long time, he enjoys authentic cuisines from diverse culture. He is also an animal lover, specifically dogs, almost any type of medium and large size dogs! German shepherds, Siberian Huskies, Golden retrievers and Labradors are his favorite! By the way, have I told you that he loves beach and rock fishing too?

Professionally, Michael is an experienced researcher with many years of analytical and quantitative experiences spanning across industry and academia. Over the years, he has proven himself to be highly critical thinker & problem solver with effective research, quantitative & programming knowledge as well as leadership and project management skills.

Michael holds an engineering doctorate degree (PhD) from The Australian National University.  

michelle-300px.pngMs. Michelle Ma, CPA


Being passionate with exploring various cultures and environment, Michelle always has a dream to travel around the World. This is why Michelle was brought onto the crew of iGoEscape. Professionally, Michelle is an experienced finance professional with local and international experience having held positions such as the Regional Financial Controller of an ASX listed global company. She possesses a wide range of financial skills in various industries including information technology, record management, recruitment, self-managed superannuation, and retail. Michelle has had extensive experience in driving changes in corporate finance divisions. She also held other finance roles in Australian private and NYSE listed companies.

She holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Science from The Australian National University and CPA qualification.

Technical Team

Other team members include a few well-qualified programmers & IT personnel and marketing officers who love travels and food!