Lesley Bai

"I have enjoyed both the work and the life during my overseas assignment a lot."

Hello everyone. I am Lesley Bai, the Vice F&A Director for the Greater China MDO. I have been with the company for a little over 17 years and it has been a tremendous learning and growing journey for me.

Leading the business, developing the local organization and growing my own skills and capability! This is the life that I am living everyday in the Procter & Gamble Finance function.

The Company and the Finance function have provided wide opportunities for me to learn and lead different business units in different finance disciplines and in different geographies and regions.

I have had the privilege of having an overseas assignment in the US as my 4th assignment in P&G. It greatly helped me to learn the different business model in the US, how to interact with customers directly for joint business plans, and how to effectively work with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds.

This experience significantly accelerated my growth and experience as a professional manager, built my confidence to deal with different business challenges and cultural difference, and ultimately prepared me to take on broader responsibilities in the function.

I have enjoyed both the work and the life during my overseas assignment a lot.