Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Leong Wy Joon
SVP Hotel Development, Asia and India
Leong Wy Joon is the Senior Vice President of hotel development within Asia and India, and is responsible for identifying and gauging the strength of new development opportunities, working with development partners and growing the Hard Rock Hotel brand footprint in the region.
A hospitality industry all-rounder and veteran, Leong is recognized for most recently serving as the Executive Director and Board Member for Berjaya Land Bhd – a leading publicly listed property conglomerate. During his tenure with Berjaya, Leong spearheaded the company’s hotel division, where he was responsible for the operations and profitability of various hotels and resorts in Malaysia, Vietnam, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Philippines and the UK. Additionally, he also led the development of the Group’s branded hotels & residences (the most recent being the Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto) globally as well as the implementation of lifestyle products and asset management strategies.
In between trying to identify the next big destination and opportunities to develop hotels, Leong scuba dives to relax and is an avid music fan who lists Counting Crows and Maroon 5 as his favorite bands.
Leong is a Chartered Accountant by profession and is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and a Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.