Kudos

I’ve had the privilege of working with many talented individuals across companies, industries, countries and cultures. Here’s what they have to say about their experience working with me.

(For a complete list of recommendations and endorsements I have received, please visit my LinkedIn profile.)

Leigh has proven himself a competent leader when decisions are needed. His proactive style and quick feet inspire those who are working with him to pick up the same pace towards the ultimate goal. He has a lot to offer off work too; with his deep conversations and quirky insights. All in all, his ability to empower others would probably be the key takeaway from my time working with him.

Rezza Mohd Ariff – Communications Advisor, Shell

At Shell, I know Leigh as our regional issues management lead. He has all the qualities of a very clever “high po”: he is able to look across the region and spot links between different reputational risks; describe them individually and collectively; and finally say why it’s imperative we address them. He always has a lot to do, but his mind always appears crystal clear. If you are seeking a man with high capacity and not destined to churn out briefs, PowerPoint slides, bios; talking points and a lifetime of niggly tasks, Leigh is the one.

Jason Leow – General Manager, External Relations, Shell Singapore

Knowledgeable, passionate, and enthusiastic – 3 words that best describe Leigh, from working with him. If you are looking for someone with a creative mind who is also a good strategist; well, look no further!

Nadia Samat – External Relations Project Advisor, Shell

Leigh is an experienced PR practitioner. He has an intrinsic understanding of the value of proactive communications and the importance of targeting messages when engaging different stakeholders.

Mavis Kuek – Senior External Relations Advisor, Group Issues Management, Shell

Leigh is a quick learner and highly motivated to learn. He isn’t content to just stay within his comfort zone but always seeks to relate his efforts to the broader, strategic objectives. He strongly believes that, to be successful in his role, he must have deeper understanding of other areas of the business, instead of just focusing on communications alone. You will find his energy contagious!

Wong Hong Zhou – Country Controller / Finance Director, Shell Malaysia

I am glad to have worked with Leigh during my tenure at Microsoft. He has proven himself to be a person who has the ability to blend strategic insight with creative flair. We have engaged on several key PR & marketing activities to build and change perception. Throughout these engagements, I have found him to demonstrate a strong discipline in linking back to our overall business priorities. He is passionate and great to work with, and I believe he would be a great asset for any organization he works for.

Mohit Pande – Enterprise Country Manager, Google

I had the pleasure of working with Leigh during my tenure in Microsoft Singapore, when he joined Microsoft Malaysia to lead the corporate communications function. Working with Leigh inspired me to achieve higher goals, because he encouraged me to reach out past my boundaries through his outstanding campaigns for Microsoft Malaysia. Many of which won him local, regional and global recognition and awards.

When asked, Leigh gave helpful criticisms of my work and then would willingly help with sharing his best practices. He was an excellent team player who could always be counted on to put in more than his share of work and very well loved by his peers and senior leadership team.

There were a few things that I admired about Leigh: He is one of the most disciplined PR practitioner I’ve ever known. His ability to work efficiently under stressful conditions and nerve-wrecking deadlines speaks volumes about his hard work, determination and composed demeanor. Yet alone demonstrated world-class leadership skills and morale. He is compassionate praiseworthy perseverance and ambition.

He has proven to be an indispensable asset for the organization. A highly recommended individual, who I believe has all the right qualities to take on big leadership roles.

Lavinia Rajaram – Regional Marketing & Corporate Communications Manager at The Dentsu Network

Leigh is a consummate PR professional who truly understands the value of strategic PR and media engagement. His advice on positioning as well as recommendations given have been truly helpful and effective in achieving the goals we’d needed to hit. He’s also shown strength in managing agencies as well as being able to efficiently utilize limited resources to deliver on what’s required.

Dinesh Nair – Director, Developer Experience and Evangelism at Microsoft

I met Leigh when he was tasked to lead the Branding & Communications team of EON Bank-Hong Leong Bank merger taskforce. During the integration period, Leigh ably led his team to successfully manage and deliver key integration milestones that required intensive communication activities (involving advertising, media relations, below-the-line branch & customer communications, as well as internal/staff communications) in less than 100 days, culminating in a very successful “Customer Day One” milestone event. Looking back at his track record, I couldn’t be happier to recommend him and wish him well for all his future plans!

Chuah Sze Phing – Director, Group Marketing and Communications at K &N Kenanga Holdings Berhad

I had the pleasure to work with Leigh Wong. He is a great professional with very deep subject matter expertise. He manages any situation with a cool, mature and thoughtful attitude. Whilst he came from a completely different industry, he invested time and energy to become a professional source. His thinking and depth always impressed me. He has a very positive attitude and absolute integrity.

Ananth Lazarus – Country Manager at Microsoft