Lightstorm has appointed Kelvin Kong as global CPO

Kong, who is the founder of Voices of Asia, has also been associated with Apple and Unilever during his two-decade old professional journey

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Lightstorm, the telecom infrastructure platform, has roped in Kelvin Kong as its chief people officer, based out of Singapore.

Kong, who is an alumnus of the National University of Singapore, has worked as market development manager, South Asia, for Apple from 2007 to 2010. He then moved to DHL Express for a year, as sales training and development manager.

His next stop was Unilever, where he spent well over six successful years. By the time he moved on from there in 2018, he was the head of strategic accounts, Southeast Asia.

April of 2018 saw him accept the position of senior vice president – group learning and organizational development, Lazada. By 2021, he was elevated to head of youth strategy, Lazada Group. He and his team created opportunities for youth within their digital-commerce ecosystem. Along with his team he helped future-proof the organization by connecting with the Gen-Zs to become our future talents, shoppers and sellers.

By October 2021, he had been elevated to the position of head, business organisational effectiveness, Lazada Group. In this change-catalyst role, he was responsible for transforming the internal organisation, teams and people capabilities, with a clear focus on building the commercial functions.

From June 2022 to May 2023, Kong was associated with Homage, as chief people and culture officer.

There, for a year, he successfully handled people matters for Southeast Asia and Australia.

In 2010, Kong founded Voices of Asia, a Singapore-based social enterprise dedicated to creating a safe and supportive society for the youth. He has also been associated with Mentoring SG, a non-profit dedicated to building an ecosystem where quality mentoring can be made available to the youth.

In his new assignment at Lightstorm, Kong will focus on uniting business and people strategies to deliver value for customers and the people.

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