Microsoft names new managing director in Singapore

'I'm so proud and excited to 'go home' to Singapore'

Microsoft names new managing director in Singapore

Microsoft has named Lee Hui Li as its newest Managing Director for operations in Singapore to help build an "inclusive" culture, among other things, for the company.

Lee will be responsible in nurturing a culture of inclusion in Microsoft Singapore, according to a media release, while also helping businesses there build resilience, empower digital natives, as well as innovate using cloud computing and artificial intelligence.

According to Lee, she is proud and excited to return to Singapore to lead Microsoft there.

"I'm so proud and excited to 'go home' to Singapore, leading the business to drive transformation in a country that is leading the way in adopting a digital-first agenda for every citizen," she said in a statement.

"Our charter is purpose driven, creating a skilled community using technology to drive meaningful change across every industry sector, and we are together, empowering a culture of innovation and inclusion for Singapore," she added.

Lee previously led the Eterprise Commercial business for Microsoft in Asia Pacific before getting her new role. Prior to that stint, she also held leadership positions at IBM, Symantec, Dell, HP and EY.

Read more: Microsoft HR head: ‘Inclusion doesn’t sit in HR’

Microsoft said that Lee "brings extensive experience in the business-to-business technology industry, leading global business services, consulting, channel ecosystems, and go-to-market transformation for customers across Asia Pacific and around the world."

These experiences were called "invaluable" in helping Singapore digitally transform, according to Microsoft Asia Pacific president Andrea Della Mattea.

"We’re proud to welcome Hui Li back to Singapore, and we know her extensive international experience in technology, industry sectors, and the partner ecosystem will be invaluable in helping the country achieve their national digital transformation goals, while ensuring digital inclusivity," said the president.

Mattea added that the company's commitment to Singapore is anchored to "empower every person and organization on the planet to achieve more."

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