AS Watson Names Malina Ngai Group CEO

AS Watson Names Malina Ngai Group CEO

THE WHAT?  AS Watson has promoted Malina Ngai to Group CEO, effective May 1, 2024, moving up from her roles as Group Chief Operating Officer and CEO for AS Watson (Asia & Europe). Dominic Lai, the current leader, endorsed her promotion, marking a significant leadership transition after his 17 years at the helm.

THE DETAILS Malina Ngai has been with CK Hutchison and AS Watson for 24 years, progressing through various roles that encompassed corporate communications, international buying, and more, culminating in her leadership in digital transformation and the O+O business model. Her career demonstrates strong adaptability and strategic agility, which Dominic Lai cited as key reasons she is prepared to lead the organization.

THE WHY?  In her new role as Group CEO, Malina Ngai will define the company’s vision and lead strategic initiatives to prioritize customer needs and continue AS Watson’s global growth. She will assume full leadership, with all senior managers reporting directly to her, while Dominic Lai transitions to Chairman of AS Watson, leveraging her extensive experience and diverse background to steer the company forward.