Meech Aspden takes Philips NZ CEO role

Returns to NZ with regional responsibilities

A familiar face is returning to the New Zealand IT scene.

Meech Aspden who, before departing for posts in Asia, worked in various roles for Compaq, Digital and IBM in New Zealand, will return to become CEO of Philips New Zealand, the company announced today.

Most recently Aspden was Philips’ general manager of health and wellness in Hong Kong leading development of new domestic appliances such as digital scales and massage products.

Before that, she was regional sales and marketing director in Singapore, focusing on monitors and LCD and CRT TV.

Aspden also takes on the role of vice president of Pacific cluster consumer electronics for Philips, overseeing the regions of New Zealand, Australia and South Africa.

Born in Taiwan, Aspden moved to Auckland with her parents when she was three. She completed high school at Epsom Girls Grammar, and took a Bachelor of Commerce degree at Otago University.

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