AS Watson has appointed Malina Ngai as its CEO, overseeing Asia and Europe.
She will remain a board member and group COO of AS Watson.
“Malina has been instrumental in formulating the group’s customer strategy, driving digital transformation, business analytics as well as developing strategic international partnerships with top suppliers and technology companies,” said Dominic Lai, group MD of AS Watson.
“In her new role, Malina will continue to support me in formulating growth strategies, work closely with all operating businesses in executing the strategies to deliver the group vision in sales and profit, and building a truly customer-centric organisation,” he said.
Ngai joined the company in 2001 and was appointed COO two year later. She has succeeded international leadership roles across a diverse scope including investment, international buying, technology, sales operations, marketing, digital, big data, and corporate social responsibilities.
Prior to AS Watson, Malina worked in its parent company CK Hutchison (formerly Hutchison Whampoa) head office.
Last month Ngai was named one of Hong Kong’s top innovative retail leaders by Inside Retail Asia, ranking third.