- Group Chief Strategy Officer
Datuk Thomas Leong Yew Hong, Male, 50, a Malaysian, is the Group Chief Strategy Officer of Sime Darby Berhad. He was appointed on 1 December 2017.
As a key member of the Group Management Committee, Datuk Leong leads the development of Sime Darby Berhad’s overall strategy, ensuring growth through mergers & acquisitions, and is responsible for the business development, corporate finance and investor relations, as well as the Group’s communications functions. He also has oversight of the Group’s new venture into the mobility sector. Datuk Leong joined the Group as the Head of Group Strategy and Corporate Finance in 2016.
Previously, Datuk Leong was the Executive Vice President and Head of Maybank’s Group Strategy and Business Development. He was a founding member of Maybank Group Digital. Datuk Leong has also held senior positions as a management consultant in Accenture and Deloitte Consulting, based in Australia and Hong Kong.
Datuk Leong is a Director of Sime Darby Eastern International Limited, Sime Darby Lockton Insurance Brokers Sdn Bhd, Ramsay Sime Darby Healthcare Sdn Bhd and various private limited companies within the Sime Darby Group. Previously, he has been a Board member of Tesco Stores (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd and Weifang Sime Darby Port Co Limited.
Datuk Leong is an alumnus of Harvard Business School. He holds a BSc in Software Engineering degree from Australian National University, and an MBA from University of Sydney. He has also completed executive leadership programmes at INSEAD. He sits on various panels for mentorship programmes and Fintech start-ups.