Euromoney/ECBC Asian Covered Bond Forum

Datuk Chung Chee Leong

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director

Cagamas Berhad


Datuk Chung Chee Leong is currently the 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, Datuk Chung was instrumental in establishing the company’s $5bn multicurrency EMTN programme under which Cagamas’ inaugural and South East Asia’s largest offshore Renminbi bond was issued. Under his leadership, Cagamas also concluded the country’s largest Sukuk issuance in 2013. Datuk Chung served as the first chairman of the Asian Secondary Mortgage Market Association in 2015.  He is currently a member of the Bond Market Sub-Committee established by Bank Negara Malaysia, focusing on development of the bond market in Malaysia. Before his appointment, Datuk 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, Datuk Chung also carried out assignments for the International Monetary Fund and the Islamic Financial Services Board. He was involved in the development of Malaysia’s Financial Sector Blue Print 2011-2020, establishment of the deposit insurance scheme and the Malaysian Corporative Commission. He has previously served as a board member of the Credit Guarantee Corporation Berhad as well as a member of the Small Debt Resolution Committee. Datuk Chung holds a bachelor of economics degree, majoring in business administrations from the University of Malaya.


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Tue 08 Mar 2016

Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel, Singapore