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IBM Malaysia has its first woman MD

AvantiKumar | Sept. 2, 2015
Ms Chong Chye Neo will take over the helm from Paul Moung, who is retiring as Managing Director of IBM Malaysia.


Photo - Chong Chye Neo, Managing Director, IBM Malaysia.


Technology solutions giant IBM Malaysia has appointed its first female managing director with the announcement that Industry veteran Chong Chye Neo will lead its operations in the country.

Ms Chong is taking over IBM Malaysia's helm from Paul Moung who retired on 31 August 2015. "I'm excited to be given the opportunity to lead IBM Malaysia in today's digital first era where corporates and consumers are transforming the way they work and engage," she said.

"" IBM Malaysia is well positioned to provide the relevant business intelligence and data analytics technologies to deliver differentiated value for clients to thrive," said Chong, who has 26 years of knowledge in intellectual property, sales and marketing having led diverse leadership roles across the IBM organisation.

Prior to her current appointment, she served as director, Strategic Projects responsible for refining strategy and overseeing the management of key client engagement campaigns in Malaysia. She also advocated intellectual property driven innovation among clients across ASEAN.

IBM ASEAN regional general manager Kellar Nevill said: "Chye Neo's strong reputation for execution excellence and her passion to lead and motivate teams make her the right person to lead IBM Malaysia in its next growth chapter, building on the solid business practices established by Paul during his tenure."

"I also want to thank Paul for his leadership and for his focus on delivering higher value to our clients and the country. Under his stewardship, IBM Malaysia has helped clients capitalise on new technology solutions such as cloud computing and big data analytics," said Nevill.

Paul Moung's 31-year management career in IBM has spanned a variety of senior executive roles including that as the first Asian to be appointed to the role of General Manager of Hong Kong in 1994.  During his tenure as managing director of IBM Malaysia, Paul played a pivotal role in supporting the leaders in IBM Malaysia to help clients across all industries to leverage the value of IBM's portfolio.


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