Kathy is a business leader with experience in building brands and managing P&L across the Asia Pacific Region in the consumer healthcare area. Until recently, she served as President of ASEAN and Korea at Essilor, leading the vision care business across 11 culturally diverse markets with a mission of helping people see more, be more, and live life to its fullest. She has a wealth of experience covering both B2B and B2C, including her time as Area Vice President at Johnson & Johnson, leading the Asia Pacific unit for ACUVUE contact lens business. She enjoys unlocking growth by developing a strong team, turning insights into actionable strategies, and galvanizing the organization to deliver results.
She holds a BA from Yonsei University in Korea and MBA from the Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania in US. Born in Korea, Kathy has lived or worked in Japan, US, Netherlands, and spent the last 20 years in Singapore with her husband and two children. She volunteers as a committee member at AWARE and Singapore Institute of Directors and enjoys playing golf and cycling on the weekends.