Equinix appoints Yee May Leong as MD of South Asia
By Digital News Asia May 21, 2019
- Has over 30 years of experience in the ICT sector
- Previously served at IBM, Lotus, F5 Networks and Orange Business Services
EQUINIX, Inc, the global interconnection and data centre company, on May 21 announced the appointment of Yee May Leong (pic) to the position of managing director, South Asia. In this role, Leong leads the company’s business strategy in Singapore and Indonesia. Leong is based in Singapore and reports directly to Samuel Lee, president of Equinix Asia-Pacific.
Leong has over 30 years of experience in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector. She has held senior management positions in leading technology companies including IBM, Lotus, F5 Networks and Orange Business Services, where she spearheaded the companies’ market growth and industry leadership in the Asia-Pacific region.
Prior to joining Equinix, Leong served as vice president of the Communications Sector for IBM in Asia-Pacific, overseeing the company’s strategic business development in Asean, Australia, India, Korea and New Zealand.
Leong also had an eight-year tenure with Orange Business Services, where she significantly grew the sales volumes and revenues of their Asia-Pacific business. She also spent four years with F5 Networks, during which she led their Asia-Pacific expansion into Greater China and Asean countries, and continuously achieved double-digit business growth for the region.
Leong holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, major in computer science and minor in management studies from the University of Waterloo in Canada.
“Yee May is a highly experienced leader with a proven track record of driving business growth and accelerating market share in South Asia. With her in-depth knowledge of business management and development in the ICT sector, I am confident that her addition to the team will aid in strengthening Equinix’s market leadership position and deepen our capabilities to support Singapore’s Smart Nation vision and initiative.
“As we continue to invest and expand our footprint in South Asia, with the opening of our fourth International Business Exchange data center—SG4—in Singapore in Q4 2019 in particular, I’m certain Yee May is the right leader to lead our business in South Asia to success,” said Lee.
“South Asia is experiencing a new growth frontier and it’s an exciting time for me to come onboard Equinix to be part of this development to further opportunities and growth for the company. I look forward to working closely with the teams to further Equinix’s legacy as a frontrunner and delivering against customer needs in South Asia,” said Leong.