Lee Ai Leng, 57, a Malaysian, was appointed as Head of Legal of Sime Darby Plantation Berhad (SDP) in June 2014 and was redesignated as Group General Counsel on 23 April 2018. In this role, she leads the legal functions of the SDP Group, providing legal advice and support to SDP and its local and overseas subsidiary companies.
She has more than 30 years of experience in the areas of corporate and commercial law focusing on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, issuance of private debt securities, joint ventures, banking and finance matters as well as real and personal property transactions.
Beginning her career in private practice in 1991, Ai Leng subsequently joined IOI Corporation Berhad in 1994 as the Group Legal Advisor and later served as the Company Secretary too. She holds an LLB (Hons) Law degree from the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. She also holds a Diploma in Accounting and Finance (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants).