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Winnie Leung

Winnie Leung

Winnie is an Executive Director at Pure Search and is responsible for leading our APAC Compliance capability in Hong Kong.


Winnie uses her wealth of knowledge, high degree of professionalism, and deep understanding of people to support our clients and candidates. Her primary focus lies in placing mid to senior-level professionals within the compliance, AML, first-line control, and regulatory sectors.

Her career in recruitment started in 2006 when she moved to Hong Kong. She worked for a leading recruitment firm for seven years. There, she was successful in placing risk and compliance professionals within financial services firms.

Winnie joined Pure in 2013, bringing with her years of experience as well as a substantial network of clients and talent in the APAC region.

She now uses her talents and industry understanding to delve deeper into the personalities, motivations, and potential of clients and candidates alike. Winnie is passionate about recruiting in a way that doesn’t just fill positions but fosters long-term relationships. Creating partnerships that go beyond placement.

She graduated from the York University in Toronto, Canada. Outside her passion for Pure, she is a proud and devoted mother of an 8-month-old daughter and loves spending time with her and her two adorable puppies. She balances out her busy life by travelling to new destinations, enjoying comedy shows, and hiking.

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“By leveraging Pure Search's extensive network and relationships, I successfully assisted a client in identifying the right talent for a specific role within a remarkable timeframe of just two months. Remarkably, this role had been open for over a year without finding a suitable candidate. This achievement exemplifies the value of our network and demonstrates our ability to deliver results beyond the limitations of traditional recruitment methods.”

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