Foong Pik Yee
Independent Non-Executive Director
Bachelor of Commerce (majoring in Accounting and Economics), University of Melbourne, Australia
Master of Business Administration (majoring in Finance), Monash University, Australia
Chartered Accountant, Australia and New Zealand
Ms PY Foong, a Malaysian, aged 60, joined the Board of Paramount on 22 August 2019.
Ms Foong began her career as an auditor at KPMG Singapore and moved to Australia in 1983 to pursue her professional qualification and a Master of Business Administration degree. She stayed on in Australia for another nine years acquiring skills at various organisations including PricewaterhouseCoopers, JP Morgan, HSBC and ANZ Banking Group.
She joined Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) in 1993 after returning to Malaysia. In the course of her 19 years at SCB, Ms Foong took on various leadership roles and across many geographies including as Group Head of Credit Operations, Head of Sales for Corporate Banking Hong Kong, Chief Operating Officer for Wholesale Banking and Chief Financial Officer of SCB Malaysia. She was the Chief Executive Officer of SCB Lebanon from 2008 to 2012.
She returned to Malaysia under the Talentcorp Returning Expert programme in 2013 and joined Hong Leong Bank Berhad as its Chief Financial Officer until her retirement in June 2019.
Currently, Ms Foong serves on the Industry Advisory Board of Monash University Malaysia, and is actively involved in the promotion of talent development. She is also involved in the women in leadership mentoring programmes of the 30% Club, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and the Malaysia Australia Business Council. Ms Foong was also a recipient of the 'Most Inspiring Woman' in the 'Great Women of Our Time' awards from the Malaysian Women's Weekly Magazine in 2007.