Corporate governance was among the five steps that Mrs. Chong says have led to her entrepreneurial success. The bakery boss said that her achievements relied heavily on “Doing the right thing, [following corporate governance and best practices]”.
For 34 years, Mrs Chong has directed the day-to-day operations of Honey Bun, a company she started with her husband Herbert Chong. Honey Bun has received numerous awards for best practices including the the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) 2014 PSOJ Award for Best Corporate Governance as well as the JSE 2014 Award for Corporate Disclosure and Investor Relations (for its third year in a row). The bakery which started in 1982 as a store front pastry shop has grown considerably during that time, being listed on in 2011, and now exporting to mainstream markets in the UK and Canada.