Isabel Chong appointed as Siemens ASEAN’s Head of Digital Industries



  • First female and first Asian to lead the Digital Industries business in Southeast Asia

  • Selected to be in the 2021 Singapore 100 Women in Tech 2021 List for significant contributions to the tech industry

Siemens has appointed Isabel Chong as the new Head of Digital Industries for ASEAN, effective 1 February 2022. She succeeds Raimund Klein, who ended his tenure at Siemens in December 2021.


A dynamic and seasoned veteran of the power and security industry, Isabel has more than 20 years of senior managerial experiences. Prior to joining Siemens, she held senior positions and regional roles in various multinational corporations, where she contributed greatly to the business growth in their portfolios.


Isabel is a strong proponent of diversity and inclusion and regularly pushes for conversations and initiatives that encourage diversity and inclusion at the workplace. She was recognized in the 2021 Singapore 100 Women in Tech list for her outstanding contribution to and significant influence in Singapore’s tech industry.


“We’re pleased to welcome Isabel on board. She brings with her a wealth of knowledge and understanding of the ASEAN market. As someone coming from outside, she also brings fresh perspectives on how we can grow and transform our business in the region,” said Dr Thai-Lai Pham, CEO of Siemens ASEAN. “Isabel’s appointment is an important step in strengthening our management team as we gear up for the growing ASEAN economy.”


In her new role in Siemens, Isabel will be leading the Digital Industries business in Southeast Asia. Digital Industries is an innovation leader in Industries automation and digitalization and collaborates closely with partners and end users to drive automation and digital transformation across all industries.


Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a technology company focused on industry, infrastructure, transport, and healthcare. From more resource-efficient factories, resilient supply chains, and smarter buildings and grids, to cleaner and more comfortable transportation as well as advanced healthcare, the company creates technology with purpose adding real value for customers. By combining the real and the digital worlds, Siemens empowers its customers to transform their industries and markets, helping them to transform the everyday for billions of people. Siemens also owns a majority stake in the publicly listed company Siemens Healthineers, a globally leading medical technology provider shaping the future of healthcare. In addition, Siemens holds a minority stake in Siemens Energy, a global leader in the transmission and generation of electrical power. In fiscal 2021, which ended on September 30, 2021, the Siemens Group generated revenue of €62.3 billion and net income of €6.7 billion. As of September 30, 2021, the company had around 303,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available on the Internet at www.siemens.com.