CA (S’pore), FCMA (UK)
Group Chief Financial Officer
Ms Angela Choong joined AAMG as its Chief Commercial Officer in August 2015 and was promoted to Group Chief Financial Officer in February 2020.
She has more than 25 years of regional business experience with a strong track record in finance, risk management, management of new factories under construction and implementation of business improvement projects across China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia. She is a fellow member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants in the UK.
Ms Choong started her career in 1988 at the International Paint Sdn Bhd (now a subsidiary of global paints and coatings company Akzo Nobel NV) as an accountant. She rose rapidly in ranks within the group’s finance department. As the Regional Finance Manager (Asia), she performed due diligence, recruited, trained and managed a team for the initial takeover process of a joint-venture business in Taiwan. In 1995, she was promoted to Finance Director of the group’s Singapore manufacturing plant, overseeing finance, internal control and compliance, IT system, logistics and warehousing operations
She became the SBU (Regional) Financial Controller of Marine & Protective Coatings business unit in 2000 for China, India and Southeast Asia. Between 2005 and 2007, she was a member of the company’s project steering committee for the construction of a new factory in China. She was responsible for the project’s finance, legal, tax planning (exemption and grant), worked closely with the project manager (construction) to commission the plant on time. She later became the Regional Controller for Marine Coatings Asia, where she was responsible for operations in Asia, covering six legal entities in five countries. She took on several key management and process improvement projects for the company during this time, and was extensively involved in negotiations for the extension of a JV contract in China and the extension of land use right for the JV.