Philips names new CEO for Asean and Pacific region
By Digital News Asia June 30, 2015
- Fabian Wong tasked with taking Philips to the ‘next level’
- Stint in China saw him being recognised as business pioneer
PHILIPS has appointed Fabian Wong (pic) chief executive officer of its Asean and Pacific region, effective July 1, replacing Harajit Gill who has served in the role since 2012.
Wong is a Philips executive with over 15 years of experience, the company said in a statement.
He was most recently the president of Philips Consumer Lifestyle, Greater China; a member of the Greater China management team; as well as a member of the global management team for Philips consumer lifestyle.
“I am confident that Fabian [Wong] will be able to build on Harjit’s work to bring Philips to the next level,” said Ronald De Jong, Philips chief market leader.
“His leadership skills and focus on talent development will be instrumental to his new role as we look to capitalise on the wealth of growth opportunities in the region,” he added.
Wong has served in various business functions, leading business and regional operations in several geographies including Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, Fiji and Australia/ New Zealand, Philips said in its statement.
He was also recognised as one of ‘Top 50 China Business Innovation Pioneers’ by China Business News Weekly in 2012 and as an ‘Innovation Leader’ by Business Times in 2013.
“I’m delighted to be back in Singapore during such an exciting period for the region. Its fast growing healthcare and infrastructure markets are great opportunities for Philips,” said Wong.
“I believe that with the sharper strategic focus from the establishment of the new HealthTech and Lighting Solutions companies, we can better deliver innovation that matters to these markets,” he added.
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