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Yuet Ling Tham, Principal – Asia

Yuet Ling Tham, Principal – Asia
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Yuet Ling Tham, Principal – Asia

Yuet Ling Tham is a seasoned Finance Director with experience in major MNCs across FMCG, IT, Pharmaceutical and Printing  industries. A global change leader, commercially-astute collaborator and influencer, she has >29 years of experience in advising businesses and driving impactful changes, transforming strategies into operational actions.

She has provided leadership to a broad range of Finance functions including CFO Strategic Business Partnership with P&L Responsibilities, New Product Financial modelling, New Entity setup & company secretary,  Treasury, Merger & Acquisition due diligence, Business Governance, ERP program management, Human Resource/Payroll, Legal/Compliance and Multi-functional Shared Services including Business Analytics.

Yuet Ling’s has worked for companies including Microsoft, Intel, Dell, Motorola, Merck, East Asiatic Company and Heidelberg.  Some of her relevant experiences include the following :

  • Yuet Ling was the Singapore CFO of a mid-sized Danish/German MNC who developed strong and strategic partnership with the business to drive sustainable growth and profitability, turned around a loss-making support department, led M&A due diligence & transition, and successfully implemented SAP ERP within a tight time frame.
  • Yuet Ling was the Executive Director of Shared Business Services APJ at Merck (pharma MNC) where she led their Award-winning Global Business Services in Financial, Business Analytics, HR, IT and Travel services for Greater Asia. She drove the rapid expansion of shared services across the Greater Asia region including ERP system merger of acquired company and the implementation of Business Process Outsourcing model with a major Global Service Partner.
  • Most recently as the Regional Finance Director at Microsoft heading their APAC Controls & Compliance group, Yuet Ling led a diversified team across Asia and worked closely with business leaders on business and financial compliance in a fast-paced and challenging business environment.

Yuet Ling graduated from National University of Singapore and is a Chartered Accountant of Singapore. She holds both Six Sigma Executive Belt and Green Belt, and is accredited with CCEP-I in 2017 by the Compliance Certification Board. She is passionate in consulting and coaching, and is currently a Mentor with National University of Singapore Business School’s Bizad Leadership Development Program.


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