As a Finance Director, Lee Thong is equipped with over 24 years of finance and management experience under his belt, in companies of various industries including manufacturing, trading, consulting and services.
In his last role as the Group Finance Director of a US$1.2 billion MNC headquartered in Singapore, Lee Thong was running the operation of the Finance department at Corporate level, managing a team of 40 in the areas of financial controlling, treasury, tax and M&A. In the last 4 years, Lee Thong was the business owner who led a global Finance Transformation project including the implementation of a $20mil ERP project across Asia Pacific and a shared service centre, with a project team of up to 30 at one point. In this project, Lee Thong further developed his capabilities in leadership, project management, change management, and dealing with ambiguity.
Apart from the technical aspect, Lee Thong is known to be a good manager and mentor to his team, with proven track record of acquiring, retaining and developing finance professionals, realising their full potentials during their tenor in his team. During the last 16 years, he transformed a senior manager from a critical contributor to a high potential on top of changing her role into an area where she had little experience to start with. In another example, Lee Thong guided a manager who started as an individual contributor to one who eventually led a high performing team of 12.
Lee Thong, who likes to share his experience and journey to his peers, is also a keen speaker and panalist in seminars and events organised by banks, financial institutions, software houses and university.
Lee Thong is known as a manager who empowers his team to perform with him playing the coach/mentor role who motivates the team and guiding them at the side. This approach has become an asset that Lee Thong will leverage on as a coach to guide the client through a journey of realising their personal, career and/or professional potentials.
With his years of experience as a Finance Director and also a business partner, his coaching specialty will be in the area of career, executive and business.