Date of Appointment: 25 September 2021
Length of Service (as at 31 March 2023): 18 months
Number of Board Meetings Attended: 8/ 8
Membership(s) of Board Committees:
• Audit and Risk Management Committee
• Nomination and Remuneration Committee
Jocelyn Ng Lai Leng has over 30 years of experience in the fields of marketing, business development, and management.
She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in General Psychology from the University of Waterloo, Canada in 1985 and subsequently obtained a Master of Arts in Psychology from Duquesne University, United States of America in 1986. She commenced her career with Rima College as a Psychology and Sociology lecturer under the American Degree Programme in 1987. At the end of 1987, she joined the Stamford College Group where she continued her stint as a Psychology and Philosophy lecturer until September 1988.
From September 1988 until January 1994, she held the positions of Brand and Market Research Manager of Malaysian Tobacco Company Bhd. As Market Research Manager, she was tasked with providing analysis and information on market trends and consumer demands. Subsequently, she was promoted to Brand Manager, where she was primarily involved in promoting the company’s brands. Thereafter, she joined Quality Bakers (M) Sdn. Bhd. in July 1994 as a Marketing Manager.
She left Quality Bakers (M) Sdn. Bhd. in August 1996 to join JT International as Group Product Manager and was responsible for promoting the company’s brands. Subsequently, she joined Danone Marketing (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. in March 2001 as a Marketing Manager in the Snacks Division and thereafter, the Marketing Director of Biscuits and Snacks where she oversaw the marketing team in the promotion of the company’s products.
In August 2004, she embarked on a two-year sabbatical to pursue her personal interests in art and fitness. She returned from her sabbatical in January 2007 to join Danone Dumex Sdn. Bhd. as the Marketing Director and subsequently also assumed the role of Medical Marketing Director. She was responsible for the promotion of brands in both the consumer and medical sectors until July 2010.
She was appointed as the Head of Marketing (Foods & Beverages) of PepsiCo Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. in November 2010. In March 2012, whilst in her capacity as Head of Marketing (Foods & Beverages), she was further entrusted with the portfolio of Head of Commercial (Foods). In June 2013, she was promoted to the position of General Manager of Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Mongolia, and Pacific Islands, where she was responsible for various functions, including amongst others, managing business relationships with food and beverage distributors.
She joined Uniqlo Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. as the Senior Director of Operations in March 2015 and was promoted to Chief Operating Officer in September 2015, a position she held until 2017. Currently, she is the sole proprietor of her own consulting firm, where she provides consulting services in respect of management and marketing matters. She also holds a directorship in a private limited company.
She does not have any conflict of interest with the Group nor any family relationship with any other Director, member of key senior management or major shareholder of the Group. She has not been convicted for any offences within the past five (5) years nor has she been imposed of any public sanction or penalty by any relevant regulatory bodies during the financial year ended 31 March 2023.