Lee Jim Leng is one of the foremost female figures in investment banking in Malaysia


Lee Jim Leng is the group managing director and CEO of Hong Leong Investment Bank (HLIB), and is known for her extensive experience in investment banking. She has helped spearhead a number of banks’ investment banking divisions, including Hong Leong, as well as being responsible for the overall development of its investment business.

After obtaining a degree followed by a Master’s in Business Administration in Canada, Lee began her banking career—which has flourished for more than 20 years—in commercial banking in her hometown Penang. She eventually pivoted to investment banking and since then has forged a successful career in a male-dominated industry, serving at Schroders, the investment banking division at UOB, and Hwang-DBS Investment Bank, which she helped to fully develop into an investment bank.

In 2009, Lee was tapped to help establish HLIB, and later that year was appointed managing director and CEO. Under her leadership, HLIB saw its market capitalisation grow tenfold in just five years.

Besides being a reputable figure in the investment banking industry, Lee is also known for her impeccable sense of style, owing to her love of fashion.

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Lee has three wardrobes dedicated to clothes, handbags and shoes. 

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