Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Mr Naeem Shahab Khan has been appointed to take over from Mr. Lee Weng Seong as the new Managing Director of Philips Malaysia Sdn Berhad, effective November 1, 2011.
Mr. Khan started his career with Philips in 1998 and has held several senior positions in the company in the areas of Sales & Marketing, Supply Chain and Global Business Management.
“Naeem brings with him a wealth of knowledge, cross-cultural experience, strong leadership and a record of accomplishments of driving growth in emerging markets,” said Wayne Spittle, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Philips ASEAN & Pacific. “Under his leadership, I am confident that the Malaysia team will continue to grow and strengthen Philips as a global health and well-being leader and brand in the market.”
Mr. Khan said, “I am honored that the company has given me this opportunity to lead Philips. Malaysia is an important market for us and I look forward to working closely with our customers and partners, and to continue to develop and build the team here.”
Mr. Khan’s work in Philips has taken him to various locations throughout Europe, such as Russia, Poland, Turkey and Central and Eastern Europe. He has held various regional roles with wide geographical responsibilities covering Asia Pacific, Middle-East and Africa. Mr Khan worked in Pakistan, Singapore and Hong Kong in various positions before being posted to Malaysia in 2009. He will continue his current role as the General Manager for Philips Consumer Lifestyle for Malaysia and Singapore.