Kenneth Leong

Kenneth arrived in New Zealand from Malaysia as an international student in the mid 1990s. Upon graduation, he worked at Deloitte and Macquarie, on mergers and acquisitions, corporate advisory and capital raising projects.  With over 20 years’ experience in international business and corporate finance, he is now director-shareholder in a number of private businesses across multiple sectors including education, retail, investments, health technology and transportation.  He is co-founder / director of the award-winning face mask business MEO, with offices in Auckland and Xiamen.  From 2010-2019, he was director of Edenz, a large private export education provider, until the sale to Australian interests.  He works extensively with senior business people and high net worth investors, utilising his multi-lingual and business development skills to facilitate business across cultures. He is particularly adept at working with businesses and clients to overcome difficult situations, navigating chaos and providing clarity.  He was inducted by KEA as a World Class New Zealander in 2015. He is a Trustee of the Auckland Foundation (since 2016)