Managing Director: Axcelasia Columbus

Focus: Governance, Risk & Compliance, Internal Audit, Forensic Accounting, Financial Management

Mr. Derek Lee was appointed as the Managing Director of Columbus Advisory in February 2015. He was previously an Associate Director of Columbus Advisory from October 2007 to December 2008, a Director from January 2009 to December 2009, and an Executive Director between January 2010 to January 2015.

Mr. Lee has more than 23 years of experience in external and internal audit advisory, risk management and financial management work. Prior to his appointment in our Group, Mr. Lee was a Manager, Risk & Internal Audit Department at KPMG from September 2004 to December 2005.

He was also previously an Associate Director at IA Essential Sdn Bhd between January 2006 to September 2007, a Corporate Planning Manager at JW Carpenter Limited between March 2003 and August 2004, a Group Internal Audit Manager at Nam Fatt Corporation Berhad between January 2001 and February 2003, and a Management Accountant at Amway Malaysia Holdings Berhad between July 1999 to December 2001. He held various positions within Arthur Andersen between June 1992 to June 1999 where he joined as a Staff Assistant and his last appointment was as an Experienced Senior.

Mr. Lee has been a Certified Internal Auditor (United States) since December 2013 and a Chartered Accountant and a Member of the MIA since December 2001. He was also a member of MICPA from July 1992 to April 1998. Mr. Lee obtained a Certification in Risk Management Assurance from the Institute of Internal Auditors, Inc. in April 2012.


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