Kenneth Leong

Kenneth Leong


Kenneth has over 20 years’ experience in corporate finance and international business, completing multiple merger, acquisition, and divestment assignments. He has a proven track record of facilitating investment and full/partial exits, having successfully originated deals and raised capital for numerous clients and special projects. He started his career as a corporate finance advisor at Deloitte in Auckland, and subsequently joined the investment banking team at Macquarie Bank, before embarking on more entrepreneurial pursuits. 

He currently serves on the Boards of numerous private businesses including the award-winning face mask manufacturer MEO, vocational training provider Skills Update, and national mobile technology retail chain OmniTech. From 2010-2019, he was director of Edenz, a large private export education provider, until the sale to Australian interests. He advises senior business people and high net worth investors, utilising his multi-lingual and business development skills to facilitate business across cultures. 

He was Chairman of the ASEAN New Zealand Business Council from 2017-2021 and currently a member of the Ministerial Strategic Advisory Group on Trade. He was inducted by KEA as a World Class New Zealander in 2015. He has a long history of involvement with the not-for-profit sector; he has been a trustee of the Auckland Foundation since 2016.