Leslie Whiteford


Leslie is a CFO Senior Executive with substantial Global experience delivering increased shareholder value for Listed, Private and PE backed entities. His skill is in developing and delivering strategic corporate business plans leading to successful business transformations, IPO’s, mergers, acquisitions, and integrations.

Known for his track record of driving performance through astute financial management, insightful analysis, process improvement, and delivering robust solutions to a range of complex strategic and operational challenges, Leslie is also equipped with a strong understanding of legal, risk management, and compliance, along with proven skills in driving margin growth through guiding transformation, digitization, outsourcing, offshoring, and international new market entry.

Leslie exhibits a rare emotional intelligence along with a strong understanding of international and corporate cultures which allow him to better facilitate cross-cultural negotiations. Experienced in Listed Companies, PE-owned and private companies including start-ups, with significant M&A experience including exits through IPO and trade sale.

His expertise has been garnered from working within the highly competitive world of Corporate Business, Investment, and Financial Services in Singapore, Hong Kong, India, USA, UK, and Ireland. His earlier career and qualifications were gained with Thomson McLintock (KPMG) UK and PWC Hong Kong.

Leslie graduated from The University of Dundee with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB), Accounting and Economics