Datuk Chay Wai Leong
Datuk Chay Wai Leong was appointed as the Group Managing Director of Kenanga on 17 May 2011. He is also the Group Managing Director of Kenanga Investment Bank Berhad (KIBB).
Currently, Datuk Chay also serves as a Director of the Securities Industry Development Corporation, a company sponsored by the Securities Commission Malaysia and Bursa Malaysia Berhad (Bursa Malaysia) which is involved in the development of capital markets.
In March 2013, Datuk Chay was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Bursa Malaysia.
Since his appointment as the Group Managing Director in May 2011, Kenanga and its Group of Companies (Kenanga Group or the Group) have clinched numerous awards in the investment banking, equity broking, asset management, futures broking, as well as, wealth management business segments.
Recently, Bursa Malaysia awarded Kenanga as the Best Retail Equities Broker, First (1st) Runner Up; Best Online Broker, Second (2nd) Runner Up; Best Derivatives Trading Broker, Best Trading Broker for Equity Derivatives and Best Derivatives Clearing Broker, Second (2nd) Runner Up. Kenanga was also presented Best Initial Public Offering (IPO) by the Edge Malaysia and Best Deal (Malaysia) at the Asset Triple A Country Awards for 7-Eleven Malaysia Holdings Berhad’s IPO exercise. In addition, the Kenanga Growth Fund was awarded the Best Performing Equity Malaysia Fund for the five (5) and ten (10) years categories at the Lipper Malaysia Fund Awards 2014.
Prior to his appointment as the Group Managing Director of Kenanga and the Managing Director of KIBB, Datuk Chay was the Managing Director of RHB Investment Bank Berhad and Head of the Corporate & Investment Banking Division of RHB Banking Group.
His previous employment includes Standard Bank, one of South Africa’s largest financial groups, Jardine Fleming Securities in Hong Kong and JP Morgan. Datuk Chay started his career in 1987 with Bankers Trust in Singapore.
He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the National University of Singapore.