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Apex Group appoints China Country Head

15 April 2021

Apex Group Ltd. (“Apex” or “The Group”), a global financial services provider, announces today the appointment of Debbie Lee as Country Head, China. Based in Shanghai and reporting to Valerie Mantot-Groene, Head of APAC, Debbie will be responsible for driving the firm’s continued growth and performance across the APAC region.

Today’s announcement further demonstrates Apex’s continued commitment to growth in the Chinese market and to provide clients with the broadest range of locally delivered solutions in the industry; across banking, depositary, custody, fund administration, corporate solutions and ESG services.

Debbie 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 $40bn 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 comments: “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.”


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