Leen is the Chief Executive Officer at Wealthsimple Foundation, a grassroots charitable organization focused on breaking down the barriers to post-secondary education across Canada. She has over 20 years of experience in the technology and financial services industry, where she held a number of senior positions, including Chief Financial Officer at Wealthsimple and Vice President of Finance and Operations at Influitive.
Leen transitioned to her current role in the not-for-profit sector due to a deep personal drive and dedication to the goal of improving financial futures for folks from underrepresented communities. She brings a positive can-do attitude to everything she does and contributes a significant portion of her time, energy, and dollars to improve the lives of others.
Leen is actively involved in the community and lends her time and energy to a number of technology and education initiatives while simultaneously acting as an advocate for women and people of colour. She sits on the board of CanadaHelps and George Brown College Foundation.
Leen was voted one of the Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards in 2022, one of DMZ’s Women of the Year in 2021, and one of Canada’s 50 Best Executives by the Globe and Mail in 2020. Born and raised in China, Leen is the youngest of five girls. She came to Canada as an international student over 20 years ago, where she earned her Master of Business Administration from Saint Mary’s University in Halifax.