Apex Equity Makes Key Management Changes, Appoints Former SC Deputy Director As Deputy Group MD

Apex Equity Berhad has announced key management changes including the appointment of Dato Celine Leong as its new Deputy Group Managing Director with immediate effect.

Dato Celine commenced her career at PriceWaterhouse Malaysia in 1993 where she gained invaluable experience in the field of audit Subsequently, she served more than 22 years at the Securities Commission Malaysia where she gained extensive experience in the field of auditing, accounting, and securities market regulations, having held various key positions as Head of Corporate Surveillance and Head of Inspection in the Audit Oversight Board

She last held the position of Deputy Director Head of Investigation prior to her retirement in 2020. During her tenure at the SC, Dato Celine was instrumental in restructuring key processes and functions within the organisation as well as implementing measures to enhance the SCs regulatory function. She was a pioneer member during the inception of AOB and was entrusted to set up the building blocks of AOBs fundamental processes She was also tasked with spearheading several working groups to coordinate enforcement actions and strengthening market regulations with extremely successful results.

In executing the various roles entrusted to her, Dato Celine has also established strong working relationships with various international regulators such as the China Securities Regulatory Commission (Ministry of Finance of the Peoples Republic of China and ASEAN Audit Regulators Group (Dato Celine represented the SC as an elected council member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (from October 2015 to October 2019 where she provided recommendations on a broad range of matters affecting the Malaysian Capital Market Prior to joining the company, Dato Celine was the Group Director of Finance Treasury for the ACE Market.

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