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Wong Wai Hong new president for business region Asia

2012-07-25 [Press release]

Wong Wai Hong, 48, has been appointed President BR Region Asia. He replaces Tan Kim Tai who retires by the end of the year after 31 years of service within the bedding industry. Wong Wai Hong has started his job Mid July and is based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He is reporting to CEO Anders Pettersson and is also part of Group Management.

With a career that has spanned 26 years, Wai Hong has served Emerson Electric, General Electric and NCR. He has taken leadership roles in several commercial functions like sales & marketing, product management and business development in the Asia Pacific region. Wai Hong has a vast experience in driving business growth in emerging markets, both in geography and product market segment.

He is married and has 2 grown up sons. His education includes a Diploma in Electronic and Communication Engineering from Singapore Polytechnic, a Diploma in Management and an MBA from Charles Sturt University.

“I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge and thank Kim Tai for his efforts and contribution building the Slumberland Asia operations from scratch. I am very glad that Kim Tai will continue to give support to our operations as Vice Chairman of the Board for our Asian operations. At the same time, I would like to welcome Wong Wai Hong to the Hilding Anders Group and to wish him all the best in building a broader platform for Hilding Anders in the region”, comments Peter Sturm, SVP Human Resources.

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