Lekitha is a proven leader with a wealth of over 25 years of professional working experience in the area of Human Resources. Her humble start in her career as a young and dynamic personnel gained recognition of an excellent and dedicated staff and over the years, she progressively moved up the career ladder with her last position being People & Culture Director of Taylor Nelson Sofres Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.
She started her career with Malaysian Tobacco Company/British American Tobacco (MTC/BAT), a multinational organization and after 16 years with MTC/BAT, she left to join Taylor Nelson Sofres in 2000.
In the course of her professional career and as a credible visionary, Lekitha successfully developed and implemented HR initiatives such as employee orientation, employee communication, employee handbook, training needs analysis, policies & procedures, group salary & benefits, Job descriptions, profiling and salary structure, performance management system, setting and developing KPIs for all employees across the organization, incentive schemes for the various verticals and customized in-house training programs.
With both her specialist as well as generalist experience, Lekitha played a key role in providing human resource consultancy service to her previous organization in establishing, managing and aligning HR with business strategies. Lekitha has contributed to the success of managing change and transition during the merger exercise with two largest Research Agencies in Malaysia in 2003 and 2009 respectively.
With her interest in people management and as a Certified Professional Coach, Lekitha played a key role to enrich, share and exchange experiences with individuals of her organization who aspired to make positive changes both in their personal and professional life.
Lekitha authored a book on â€œCoaching Toolkitâ€ for TNS as a reference guide for People Managers across the Asia Pacific Region and organized at least 3 programmes in the year 2011 for the People Managers of her organization to be trained as Coach-Managers which resulted in a positive outcome.