Chris Leong is a seasoned professional with extensive experience across continents and many disciplines including organization transformation, business strategy, digitization, sales and marketing.
Chris became part of Schneider Electric in January 2012 and in March 2015, Chris was appointed as Chief Marketing Officer, part of Schneider’s Electric Executive Committee Leadership Team. She is in charge of transforming marketing into a competitive advantage for the company – building a strong brand and leveraging digital to increase awareness and drive growth. Prior to her appointment as CMO, Chris served as Executive Vice President in Digital Customer Experience, leading a key company transformation in digitization to deliver a more effective and consistent digitally engaging experience for customers and partners.
Previously, Chris led Nokia Greater China, Korea & Japan region with a revenue of US$8B in P&L oversight. During her six and a half years tenure at Nokia, Chris held various global roles including the Senior Vice President of Marketing, where she was responsible for Nokia's Go-To-Market and marketing optimization across 80 local vendors. Prior to joining Nokia, Chris held various senior management roles in marketing communications firms, including WPP agencies Bates Asia (Hong Kong), Ogilvy Europe (London) and Grey Global Group (Singapore) working with global brand leaders such as P&G, Ford, HSBC, Heineken and various telecommunication brands. During her years as President of South East Asia of Grey Global Group, she led one of WPP’s most profitable agency businesses.
Beyond work, Chris is extremely passionate about giving back, regularly working with charity groups including volunteering and support to Hong Kong Mother’s Choice, a group providing care for teenage unplanned pregnancies to babies waiting for adoption.
Chris speaks four languages; English, Mandarin, Cantonese and Malay. Currently, she is based and works in Hong Kong.
Adrian is seasoned and progressive leader, with over 20 years of experience in the electrical and automation industry. Adrian joined Schneider Electric in 2016, as the leader of the Building segment, and has since held multiple leadership roles including VP of Digital Energy, Low Voltage Power Systems, and most recently, VP of Home and Distribution, Power Products and Channel. He has been instrumental in bringing Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure to life in Canada, helping partners and businesses alike achieve their sustainability ambitions, and accelerating the company’s digitization journey and sustainable growth.
Adrian is passionate about creating positive impact with customers, employees and the community, and strives to leverage his deep expertise in technology to enable sustainable transformations. He is active in the Canadian industry through his work on the board of CAN/IEC, Electro-Federation Canada, and the National Electricity Roundtable.
Adrian is a champion of diversity and inclusion and believes both play an equally critical role in driving innovation, growth and agility. Through participation in boards like Coalition of Innovation Against Racism (CILAR), Adrian is working towards creating a more equitable work environment across the industry, thus creating the conditions for empowered individuals to lead change. He is also a strong advocate for supporting and developing the leaders of tomorrow with mentorships.
Prior to joining Schneider Electric, Adrian held sales and leadership roles at General Electric and TMEIC Corporation. He holds an electrical engineering degree from McMaster University and a post-graduate certificate in finance for executives from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.