Derek Lee has over 30 years of experiences in strategic management, ERM, corporate governance, business continuity, business process enhancement, both ‘Pre & Post – IPO’ internal control advisory, and strategic internal audit.

His experience includes working in a cross-functional commercial environment that covers the areas of finance and accounting, sales and marketing, procurement, warehousing and distribution, inventory, logistics, production, MIS/IT, orders processing, contracts, project implementation and human resources.

Derek has led and completed advisory assignments for more than 100 organisations operating in various industries such as services, financial institution, manufacturing (various industrial and consumer products); oil & gas; automotive; OSV; power & energy; property development; construction and leisure & hospitality. He was a team member of the risk management engagement at Symphony House when it was listed on Bursa Malaysia

He has led and successfully completed many strategic, risk and controls advisory assignments in Malaysia, China, Singapore, Taiwan, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, and Myanmar for large private and public listed companies. Derek is also certified by the Institute of Internal Auditors Inc (USA) as an External Quality Assessor of Internal Audit Functions. Derek has been involved in training Board and senior level management on risk management, internal controls and corporate governance subjects.

Prior to his current appointment with Tricor Axcelasia, he had worked at KPMG, Arthur Andersen, public listed companies and multi-national corporations (MNC) in Malaysia and United Kingdom. Packed with experience in both commercial and professional advisory lines, Derek has successfully assisted many organisations to sharpen their risk responding strategy and elevated their knowledge of strategic execution. Derek is passionate to help organisations see the unseen risks & challenges and sharing practical & comprehensive solutions with them.


  • Governance, Risk & Compliance
  • Internal Audit
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Financial Management

Education & Professional Memberships:

  1. CIA (USA) – Certified Internal Auditor
  2. CRMA (USA) – Certification in Risk Management Assurance
  3. CBCI (UK) – Certification in Business Continuity Management from the BCI (UK)
  4. CA (M) – Chartered Accountant, Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA)
  5. CPA (M) – Certified Public Accountant, Member of the MICPA
  6. CMIIA – Chartered Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors Malaysia

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