Not a day passes for Felicia Teh, Human Resources Director, British American Tobacco (BAT) Malaysia, without a good cup of coffee by the in-house barista. She tells Priya Sunil about her top five must-haves at work, her role model for women empowerment, and more.

Q What is the one thing that gets you out of bed every morning?

Spending some quality time with my daughter before she goes off to school.

Q What are your top five must-haves at the office?

Good coffee! We are very fortunate to have our own in-house barista who supplies us with our daily caffeine fix ?. I also must have my laptop, my trusty notebook and pen to take down notes during meetings and of course my mobile phone to stay connected!

Q What's for lunch?

I normally have working lunches of pasta or sandwiches when there are long meetings. On the occasion that I do go out for lunch, I normally like to have a dim sum or a quick local meal at a nearby coffee shop.

Q Back to work: what can people expect when they receive a meeting invite from you?

The topic for discussion and a short and clear agenda.

Q Who is your role model in or outside of work, and why?

Sheryl Sandberg – she is an advocate for empowering women to succeed in the modern world.

Q It's the end of the long work day – how do you re-charge for the next working day ahead?

I spend some time catching up on my social media feeds and my favourite online shopping sites. I also try to squeeze in a quick run on the treadmill to sweat it out.

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To all our CHRO friends across Asia: We'd love for a sneak peek at what motivates you, your favourite lunch menu, how you manage your time – anything that completes your day. If you're keen to share, do reach out to Priya Sunil at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..