Year Joined

  • 2020

Areas of Expertise

  • Business 
  • Technology 


  • 2018 Trailblazer Award from ASCEND 
  • 2019 Innovative Leadership Award - Pace University - Siedenberg School 
  • 2020 HMG Strategy Award – Global Technology Leaders Who Matter 

Boards Joined

  • Ascend’s NYC Asian Executive Committee 
  • Women-in-Tech Executive Group 

Lesley Ma


VP, Chief Information and Continuous Improvement Officer

NSF International

Lesley is an executive with over 25 years of global experience driving technology innovation and transformational change. She has led strategic business initiatives that delivered business results and growth while being a champion of organizational excellence. Lesley is a true advocate for a winning culture and is devoted to fostering inclusiveness, employee engagement, continuous learning and coaching for excellence.

Lesley’s experience includes leading strategic initiatives, enabled through digital technology innovation. These programs included global insourcing and outsourcing, large-scale system implementations in Sales & Marketing, Purchasing, Supply Chain, Finance, and Infrastructure functions. In her current role, she is VP, Chief Information & Continuous Information Officer of NSF International. Prior to this, she was part of the executive team leading the transformation of the iconic Cadillac brand back to the “pinnacle of luxury”.

In addition to global roles, Lesley gained additional international experience while working overseas in Asia, where she was CIO for South East Asia for GM. During this time, she had additional responsibility for Sales & Marketing IT systems in all GM’s international markets, including China.

In the community, Lesley has been recognized for volunteering with industry groups, universities and national organizations to advance women and minorities to leadership roles. She was the recipient of the 2018 Trailblazer Award from ASCEND (largest Non-Profit for Pan-Asian Leaders) as well as being honored by Pace University – Siedenberg School with their 2019 Innovative Leadership Award. Currently, she is an advisor on Ascend’s NYC Asian Executive Committee and co-founder of Women-in-Tech Executive Group.

Lesley has been invited as a speaker at these key events: CIO Summit of Americas, Tech Up for Women, Society of Information Management, Ascend Pinnacle Directors Conference, National Association of Female Executives and Stanford’s Advanced Leadership Program.

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