Project Management Office (PMO) Strategic Planning Manager, COO Office, Hong Leong Bank Berhad
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Title: Project management office (PMO) strategic planning manager, COO office
Organization: Hong Leong Bank Berhad
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What's the most rewarding part of your role?
When the project outcome meets my expectations.
What's the best project management advice you've received?
If you're great at professional skills and work politics, you're in control of the plane.
You recently left the airline industry. Any advice for others who are changing sectors?
Understand the nature of the industry and tailor your project management approach accordingly.
“Never forget to assess all project stakeholders—it's highly likely they are your biggest assets.”
What are the three essential skills of an effective PMO manager?
Stakeholder management, analytical thinking and the ability to negotiate and leverage influence.
What's your project management mantra?
Never forget to assess all project stakeholders—it's highly likely they are your biggest assets.
Which historical figure would you add to a project team?
Napoleon Bonaparte would bring a whole new level of project management.
What's your leadership style?
My goal is to ensure my team takes a systematic approach. It's easier to achieve success when we have order.
What music helps you cope on deadline?
Singers like Michael Bolton and Ray LaMontagne definitely slow the blood from rushing to my brain.
What are your hobbies?
Golf, football and fishing. And you can never go wrong with high-definition movies.
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