KUALA LUMPUR (April 18): Comfort Gloves Bhd announced on Monday that Leong Wai Leong has replaced Choong Choon Keat as the group’s chief financial officer.
In a stock market filing, the glove maker said Choong, 50, had resigned as the group’s chief financial officer to pursue his own interests.
As such, Leong, 48, was appointed as the group’s new chief financial officer, and the change date was April 15, the company noted.
According to the filing, Leong began his career as an audit assistant for Ernst and Young in 1993, and his involvement in the glove manufacturing industries began when he joined a glove manufacturing company named Asia Pacific. Latex Sdn Bhd in 1998 as Account Supervisor.
He added that he was later promoted to Account Manager and General Affairs Manager when the company was listed in Bursa Malaysia in 2000 and after gaining MIA membership he joined Carsem Semiconductor Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of a PLC, as an accountant.
In 2002, he moved to China to join a Malaysian PLC ventured company named Kanzen TPCO Ltd as financial controller, the filing said.
In 2005, he joined a glove manufacturing company WRP Asia Pacific Sdn Bhd as Head of Internal Audit, later was promoted to Personal Assistant to the General Manager and became Chairman of the company before his departure in 2015. he added.
In 2016, he joined Trio-Tech (M) Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of a US PLC as chief financial officer, to take charge of financial operations in Malaysia and China, according to the filing.
He added that in 2020 he joined WRP Asia Pacific as President, and joined Comfort Gloves in 2021 as Vice President and would assume the position of Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
At the time of this writing, Comfort Gloves fell one sen or 1.31% to 75.5 sen, valuing the group at RM445.95 million.
Since the beginning of the year, the counter has fallen by 26.7%.