Hong Leong Asia Ltd. has named Leong Kok Ho as Chief Financial Officer with effect from June 1, 2016.
Leong was previously CFO of China Yuchai International Limited. Prior to joining China Yuchai in 2012, Leong was the Regional Commercial Manager for Parker Drilling Co. where he was responsible for financial reporting, tax, budgeting and compliance for the Asia Pacific region.
Before that, he was Chief Financial Officer of KS Energy Services Limited which is listed on the Main Board of the Singapore Exchange, and he managed the accounting, finance, compliance and corporate secretarial functions.
Leong's previous positions include Financial Controller / Senior Manager of Corporate Development at Alliance Technology & Development Ltd., and Finance Manager / Operation Manager for the Kuok Group of companies in China (Shenzhen and Chengdu) where he widened his business exposure and working knowledge of joint venture operations in China. He started his career in audit at Coopers & Lybrand in Singapore.
Leong has, in the course of his career gained extensive experience in financial reporting, auditing, cost and management accounting, tax, regulatory compliance by listed entities, budgeting and fund raising.
Leong received his Bachelor of Accountancy from the National University of Singapore in 1988 and an MBA from the University of Southern Queensland in Australia in 1999. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) of Singapore and a Fellow Certified Public Accountant (FCPA) of Singapore.