Dr Michael Leong is a private equity investor. He founded ShareInvestor in 1999. ShareInvestor is a regional financial Internet media and technology company that provides online investor relations to listed companies and trading tools to retail investors. He sold ShareInvestor to Singapore Press Holdings in 2008.
Dr Leong started his IT career with IBM in 1991. By 1995, he was the regional general manager of IBM's healthcare & pharmaceutical division in the ASEAN and South Asian region. In 1997, he left IBM to become the CEO of SWi Holdings, an Australian owned regional healthcare IT company.
Dr Leong is a medical doctor by profession, having obtained his degrees from Queen's University Belfast, UK. He practiced in the UK for 6 years, specialising in emergency medicine. In his last year as a medical doctor, he practiced with a group of doctors operating out of Harley Street in London.
Dr Leong was a finalist in the ASME Netrepreneur of the Year 2001 award. In Oct 2002, he published a book Be An Entrepreneur reflecting his journey from professional to employee to entrepreneur. In April 2005, he was selected by Euromoney Institutional Investor as one of the top 30 worldwide Online Finance entrepreneurs. Dr Leong served on the 2005 - 2007 SGX (Singapore Exchange) Securities Committee.
In 2009, Dr Leong authored the book, Your First Million in which he shares his knowledge and experience as a private equity investor.