Caleen Chua

Caleen Chua

CEO, Chakri Group of Restaurants

As CEO and director of Chakri Group of Restaurants, Caleen has played an instrumental role in reviving the Chakri brand since its inception in 1999. Caleen’s pivotal efforts include exposing the brand in the Malaysia International Gastronomy Festival (MIGF) 2013 where Chakri Palace secured two awards.

What is your proudest achievement to date?
The launch of Chakri Palace ‘Royal Reimagined’ menu with Thai royal celebrity chef, McDang, and the creation of our new Thai with a twist of Japanese concept, Sanoook restaurant in Sunway Pyramid West.

What philosophy do you embody in your work?
Passion and love for the business, team and customers.

What would you do if you had the ability to stop time?
Savour each moment and make the best out of it. Having the time to pause and reflect while time stands still will allow me to be fully present in each moment and be the best person I can be.