Apex Group has appointed Debbie Lee as Country Head, China. Based in Shanghai and reporting to Valerie Mantot-Groene, Head of APAC, Lee will be responsible for driving the firm’s continued growth and performance across the APAC region.
Lee joins Apex from TMF Group where she was most recently the market lead of Fund Services at TMF China. In this role, she led the delivery of services to international corporations with a focus on Hedge Funds, Private Equity and Real Estate and Venture Capital clients. Prior to that, Debbie spent over a decade in various China-stationed consultancy roles. An accountant by training, Debbie started her career at KPMG, Hong Kong.
Apex opened its first office in Asia in 2007 and now has seven offices across the region, over 190 employees in the APAC region and circa USD40 billion in regional AUA, making it one of the largest financial services providers in the region.
This appointment follows Apex’s recent announcement that Claudia Bolanos has joined Apex in Hong Kong as Head of Corporate Services, APAC, bringing over a decade of business development and operational experience in the APAC market.
Valerie Mantot-Groene, Head of APAC at Apex Group, says: “We are pleased to welcome Debbie to lead our China business at a critical time in the growth of our locally delivered financial services offering. With her broad skillset as well as her notable connections and more than 20 years of experience in investment management, Debbie will play a key role in supporting our strategic goals by effectively communicating the benefits of our unique single-source solution to this strategically important market.”