Dato’ Yong Lei Choo was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of LBS on 14 January 2022.
Dato’ Yong holds an Honours Degree in Bachelor of Arts (Population Studies) from University of Malaya and a Master’s Degree in Science (Human Resource Development) from Western Carolina University, North Carolina, USA.
She had a distinguished career in the Royal Malaysian Police Force for nearly 36 years before retiring from the Force on 27 October 2021 as Deputy Chief Police Officer of Kuala Lumpur. Notable achievements of Dato’ Yong in the Police Force include being the first female Head of Special Branch in the Petaling Jaya Police District (1998); first Chinese woman with the rank of Senior Assistant Commissioner (2009); first female Special Branch Chief of Penang Police Contingent (2015) and in the Malaysia Special Branch’s history, first female Assistant Principal Director of the Malaysia Special Branch (Economic Intelligence Division) as well as the first female Deputy Chief Police Officer of Kuala Lumpur.
During her tenure as a professional police officer, she gained immense experience in investigation, prosecution, administration, anti-human trafficking, international security liaison, research and analysis in police precincts of various states such as Perak, Penang and Bukit Aman head precinct in Kuala Lumpur. She was also commissioned as the Chief VIP Security Team involved in the security detail for the Prime Minister’s international excursions. She has attended various Intelligence Analysis and management courses/seminar in both local and foreign training institutions.
Her outstanding performance garnered her a Federal Scholarship from the Public Service Department to pursue her Master’s Degree in North Carolina, USA (1995-1997). In 2009, she was conferred Darjah Indera Mahkota Pahang (DIMP) by the Sultan of Pahang.
Currently, Dato’ Yong is the Independent Non-Executive Chairman of Red Ideas Holdings Berhad, Independent Non-Executive Deputy Chairman of M & A Equity Holdings Berhad, and Independent Non-Executive Director of Fiamma Holdings Berhad and Vestland Berhad.
Dato’ Yong is the Chairperson of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee in LBS. She also is a member of the Risk Management Committee and Sustainability Committee in LBS.