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Kong Ng is a Senior Partner with Aligned Growth Partners, LLC, and brings decades of business and public sector experience in leading and managing high performance teams. Kong heads the firm's Australia, New Zealand and Asia practice office in Adelaide, Australia.
Kong's experience includes planning, manufacturing, operations and sales as well as complex multimillion dollar projects. While with SOLA International, Inc., Kong managed the planning and production ramp-up of optical and sunglass lenses factories in China. Subsequently while with Carl Zeiss Vision, he was instrumental in revamping the supply chain for Asia Pacific, achieving significant working capital reductions and service level improvements. He later joined the CZV sales division in China and led the expansion and performance upscaling of retail in-store Zeiss promoters. All these activities involved coordination of multinational teams of professionals in various fields, requiring both technical knowledge and cross-cultural empathy.
Prior to SOLA Optical, he served as head of engineering and later Director of Planning and Development in public arm of the South Australian government where he initiated cost saving and running cost improvements with a reduced headcount while providing local industry with smooth, sustained work load. He led a world leading project to convert 20% of diesel buses to run on natural gas, and was later involved in the planning and execution of privatizing the operation of bus services resulting in substantial financial and community benefits.
Kong holds a Bachelor of Engineering from Sheffield University in England, a Dip Ed (Sheffield College of Education), and an MBA from Adelaide University, Australia. He is fluent in English and Chinese and highly knowledgeable in multi-cultural environments.
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