Chee Leong Chung
Mr. Chung Chee Leong is currently the President/Chief Executive Officer and an Executive Director of Cagamas Berhad, Malaysia’s national mortgage corporation, a post he held since 1 April 2012.
He spearheaded Cagamas’ entrance into the international bond market. Starting with the A3 Sovereign Equivalent International Rating by Moody’s Investors Services, Mr. Chung was instrumental in establishing the company’s USD5 billion Multicurrency EMTN Programme under which Cagamas’ inaugural and South East Asia largest Offshore Renminbi bond was issued. Under his leadership, Cagamas also concluded the country’s largest Sukuk issuance in 2013.
Mr. Chung is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Asia Pacific Union for Housing Finance (APUHF). He is currently the Chairman of the Asian Secondary Mortgage Market Association.
Prior to his appointment, Mr. Chung has 29 years of experience in central banking focusing mainly on financial system stability and the financial sector. He has served as the Director of Bank Negara Malaysia’s (BNM) Banking Supervision Department as well as the Risk Management Department. During his service with BNM, Mr. Chung also carried out assignments for the International Monetary Fund and the Islamic Financial Services Board.
He holds a Bachelor of Economics degree, majoring in Business Administrations from the University of Malaya.