Hong Kong, 1 August 2019 – Microsoft Hong Kong announced today the appointment of Maria Hui as Director of Marketing and Operations (M&O), starting August 1, 2019.
In this new role, Maria will be leading business operations, marketing strategy and overall business performance for the various business groups of the Hong Kong subsidiary. Previously as Director of Human Resources, Maria drove the transformation of workplace and collaboration culture at Microsoft Hong Kong. Some of the key initiatives include the reengineering of the Company’s human resources management and operation with technologies such as cloud and data analytics, and the introduction of enhanced family-friendly policies in line with the corporate mission.
Maria Hui, Director, Marketing and Operations (M&O), Microsoft Hong Kong
“Maria has proven to be a strong people manager and business manager, striving to empower individuals and companies to transform,” said Cally Chan, General Manager of Microsoft Hong Kong and Macau. “We’re excited that Maria is taking up bigger responsibility in her new capacity to help our customers and partners on their digital transformation journey in Hong Kong.”
“I’m honored to be appointed as the Marketing & Operations Director for Microsoft Hong Kong, with the opportunity to further empower our customers and partners to transform their businesses by leveraging Microsoft technology in artificial intelligence, cloud and big data. Bringing expertise from my previous roles in supporting business transformation, I look forward to helping customers achieve more in the new digital era,” said Maria Hui.
Maria started her career as a management consultant in PwC Consulting, which was later acquired by IBM. Her domain expertise was in big data and analytics, before she made a shift in her career to become an HR business partner. Over the years, she has taken up various leadership positions in HR, including executive compensation leader and regional HR partner leader roles.
With a mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more, Microsoft is committed to enabling diversity and inclusion, and has been driving gender parity in the technology industry. At Microsoft Hong Kong, women now represent over 40% of the workforce and even higher at 50% among the leadership team.
“Achieving higher gender balance in leadership teams enables diverse leadership perspectives, which we believe is critical for organizations to navigate the dynamic digital era,” added Cally Chan. “We’re pleased with the progress we’re making, but there is more to do. With more female talents stepping up to leadership roles at Microsoft Hong Kong, we hope to inspire more women to build careers in technology and fulfill their full potential.”
Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) enables digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge. Its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.