Ms Sim Hwee Hoon is a Senior Advisor with Singapore Consultancy. She sits on the Board of NTUC Income, where she is the Chairperson of the Nomination & Human Resource and Remuneration Committees and member of the Audit Committee. She is also an independent non-executive director of Stashaway, and volunteers her time at YWCA of Singapore as 2nd Vice President.
Ms Sim has more than a decade of experience as a Managing Director in C-suite positions at major US Banks. She was formerly the Regional COO of Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management in Asia, and CEO of Morgan Stanley Asia International Limited, Singapore Branch.
Before Morgan Stanley, Ms Sim spent 12 years with JPMorgan Private Bank Asia, with her last roles as Regional CFO for Private Banking and Head of Business Risk Management.
Steven has more than 18 years of working experience in Banking and Consulting, covering various domains in Investments, Risk Management, Regulatory Compliance, Operating Model Design, Product Design, Customer Value Proposition, Process Improvement and Technology Enhancement. Starting his career at PwC Consulting, his last role at Mercer was as Asia Head of Wealth Management. He was also Director of Banking and Wealth Management at EY.
Steven interviews regularly with the media. He also actively volunteers for non-profit organizations.
Steven is the Founder and Executive Director of Singapore Consultancy. He is currently the Assistant Honorary Treasurer and Chairman of the Fund Raising Sub Committee at Diabetes Singapore. He also serves in the Investment Finance Board Committee of SATA CommHealth.
Daniel has over 30 years of experience holding senior C-suite positions at ABN AMRO Bank, ING Private Banking and Bank of Singapore. He has experience in operations, IT, Business Management, Change Management, Compliance, Audit, Risk and Governance matters.
Daniel is currently the Chairman of ISCOS, a social co-operative of ex-offenders set up under the purview of the Ministry of Home Affairs. He also serves as a member of the non-profit organisations committee at SID.
Daniel is a Senior Advisor with Singapore Consultancy. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Prudential Assurance Singapore. In addition, he is Chair of Prudential Board Risk Committee, a member of the Audit Committee and Nomination Committee.
Peter has over 30 years of experience in Trading and Private Banking and has held senior appointments at ABN AMRO Singapore, UOB Hong Kong and Bank of America Singapore.
As Head of Products for ABN AMRO Private Bank Singapore, he oversaw Investment Counselling, Treasury and Structured Products, Wealth Structuring and the Private Lending teams. As Country Treasurer in UOB Hong Kong, he quadrupled income in 2 years, traded and followed the launch of CNH in 2010. In Bank of America Singapore, he traded, led and managed various trading teams successfully for 18 years.
Peter is currently a Principal Consultant with Singapore Consultancy and United Points Pte Ltd.
A banking and finance veteran with more than 30 years of working experience, Han was the Chief Financial Officer for Citibank’s Singapore Consumer business during which he led the Finance workstream in the incorporation of Citibank Singapore Limited.
Subsequently, Han spearheaded the Citibank Regional Team as the Chief of Staff for Citibank Asia Consumer business working with the Global office in setting the strategic direction for the Consumer Business. He led the business review process and managed the execution of business strategies to drive results.
Han is now a Senior Advisor at Singapore Consultancy. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Very Special Artists (VSA) Singapore.
Edna has more than 20 years of experience helming various leadership roles across the Private Banking and Wealth Management sectors. Being a private banker for many years had provided her with insights into understanding the wants and needs of UHNW/HNW clients and coupled with management experience in running teams, associations and charities, these have given Edna the combination of having “on the ground” experience with “big picture” thinking skill sets.
Active in the non-profit sector, Edna currently serves on the Board of Chiam See Tong Sports Fund and RSVP Singapore The Organisation of Senior Volunteers.
Edna is a Principal Consultant with Singapore Consultancy.
James was the CEO of Tokio Marine Life Singapore (TMLS) and Tokio Marine Insurance Group. He has over 24 years of experience chiefly in Insurance and Actuarial fields, in addition to Sales and Distribution in Bancassurance.
His prior senior appointments were at Standard Chartered Bank, AIA and Wachovia Bank. As Managing Director at Friends Provident International Limited, he was responsible for its international businesses and operations.
Currently, James is a Senior Advisor with Singapore Consultancy, the Chairman of the Advisory Board and an Independent Non-Executive Director at Pandai, and is part of the Risk and Audit Committee at HSBC Life as an Independent Non-Executive Director.
A senior consumer market research professional and consultant, Solomon has extensive APAC experience with over 20 years of experience at Citibank, Singtel and Nielsen. He specialises in Strategic Client Insights Research and Analytics, Client Experience, Product Optimisation to drive sales, loyalty and branding.
He has extensive consumer banking market knowledge, with an ability to identify strategic opportunities for Credit Cards, Savings & Investment, Wealth Management, Loans and Insurance. Solomon also speaks at various summits and conferences.
Solomon is a Principal Consultant with Singapore Consultancy and focuses on Client Insights and Research. A hands-on professional with tried and proven methods and best practices to guide businesses to successful client centric transformation.
An international product and program manager, Ilanit has 14 years of experience in FinTech, with emphasis on Commercial clients and Wealth Management products, as well as Banking Regulations, and Digital Assets. She is skilled in leading global teams in Digital Transformation and Regulatory Change programs in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.
Ilanit is a Business and Entrepreneurship volunteer at JA Singapore and a Mentor at Startupbootcamp. Previously, she was the Treasurer and Operations Manager for the Hong Kong Jewish Women Association.
Ilanit is a Principal Consultant with Singapore Consultancy, along with her position as Vice President of Customer Success at METACO SA.
Guan Liu is a career banker and financial leader with 30 years of stewardship experience. He is a highly competent practitioner in the different disciplines of Risk, Financial Markets, Credit Portfolio Management, Wealth Management, Operating Office, Corporate Governance and General Management. In his career with Standard Chartered Bank, Guan Liu worked in Singapore, Hong Kong, New York, Seoul and Bangkok in senior positions.
Highly regarded in the management of human and intellectual capital, Guan Liu is an effective team builder and a mentor to young professionals.
Guan Liu is a Senior Advisor with Singapore Consultancy and advises FinTechs and startups. He also volunteers with youths.
A veteran economist for 30 years, Dr. Lall has actively shaped the finance and policy landscape internationally. In his diverse career, he has also held leadership roles in global investment banks and multilateral agencies.
His expertise spans project finance, private equity/venture capital, international capital markets, trade, infrastructure and macroeconomic policy issues, with a particular focus on emerging markets including India and China.
Dr. Lall is currently the Non-Executive Chairman of IDFC Bank and a Senior Advisor at Singapore Consultancy. Previously, he was the Founder MD & CEO of IDFC Bank and the Executive Chairman of IDFC Limited.
Gracelyn is a banking veteran with over 30 years of experience in C-suite, Regional and Global leadership roles at ABN AMRO, Morgan Stanley and UBS, across Capital Markets, Financial Institutions, Private Wealth, Digital Banking, Investment Advisory, Strategy, Marketing Communications and General Management.
Gracelyn has deep experience in stewardship of startups, having built and grown several banking businesses organically, profitably and led successful teams of diverse professionals across Asia Pacific, New York and Amsterdam.
Gracelyn is currently a Senior Advisor with Singapore Consultancy, Board Member of Leap201 in venture philanthropy, member of YMCA committees, speaker, moderator, member of SID and serial investor in startups.
Nelson is a senior treasury professional with experience spanning Asia Pacific in Corporate Treasury, Risk Treasury and Retail Foreign Exchange functions.
He was previously Managing Director and Head of Corporate Treasury Division at Citibank Japan, Co-Chairing the ALCO and managing the ALM, funding and liquidity for the bank. Prior to Japan, he was Citi Singapore Treasurer and part of Citi’s Asia Regional Treasury.
Currently, Nelson is a Senior Advisor with Singapore Consultancy and a Director at Waimahn Holdings. He is actively involved in consulting and advisory work in the Region, as well as training in Asset & Liability management, Deposit product management, Treasury Risk Management, Foreign Exchange and Fixed Income.
Malik has operated at the leading edge of the Global Wealth Management industry with more than 30 years of experience as a senior executive across the US, Asia, and MENA. He is highly experienced in Wealth Management, Strategic Leadership and is also a keynote industry speaker.
Malik’s career successes include Global Head of Sales Management/Wealth Development at HSBC, as well as business leadership at ADIB, Permal Group, Citigroup, Merrill Lynch, and Bain. He has been on the board and management committees of investment subsidiaries and businesses.
Malik is currently the Senior Advisor with Singapore Consultancy. He is also the CEO of K2 Leaders Inc, in addition to his role as Advisor and Development Partner of Acumen.
As a client focused and proven business leader, Nadav has been working in the financial services industry in Asia for twenty-six years, where he has started up and built-out several financial services businesses.
He was CEO and Managing Director of Sandaire Singapore, a London-based multi-family investment office. Other experience includes managing AIG Trading Group out of Hong Kong, a capital markets business unit of AIG. Within AIG’s asset management business line Nadav was also responsible for the expansion of AIG Private Bank’s presence in Southeast Asia, based out of Singapore.
Nadav is a Senior Advisor with Singapore Consultancy. He is currently a Director at HP Wealth Management, and prior to joining was the Managing Director of Cobcalette Pte Ltd and a Commercial Consultant to Aktivolabs.
Arvind is responsible for building Google’s Executive Leadership teams in Asia Pacific. Prior to Google he was a key member of the Global Financial Services Practice of Korn Ferry and also the leader for the Insurance and FinTech practices in Asia-Pacific. Additionally, over the last few years, Arvind has been focused on Leadership Assessment and Development work and became a certified Executive Coach in 2013.
Before Arvind entered the Executive Search business in 2007, he had spent 20 years working across technology and consulting organisations and served as the Managing Partner of IBM's Financial Services Consulting business across Asean/South Asia for 5 years, prior to which he was a Partner leading the strategy and technology practice of PwC in East Asia. Arvind started his career in London with Andersen Consulting focused on the development of large scale systems integration projects.
Arvind is a Senior Advisor with Singapore Consultancy.
A seasoned Bancassurance professional with 30 years of experience in senior Regional roles across Asia Pacific with Manulife, Allianz SE, DBS Bank, AIG, American Express and OCBC Bank.
Peter has been directly involved in regional Bancassurance partnerships, notably he led Allianz’ successful bid to secure the 10-year exclusive regional deal with HSBC. He also spearheaded business development for Manulife in their 15-year partnership with DBS across the region. Peter’s experience covered multiple aspects of Regional partnerships from Deal-structuring and Governance to Operational Management for Product and Distribution.
Peter is a Principal Consultant with Singapore Consultancy.
Nasir is an experienced professional from the Financial Services and FinTech industry with over 29 years experience covering Investment Banking, Wealth Management, and Direct Venture Investing. He has held senior positions at several major banks such as Citibank in Singapore and London, as well as at Societe Generale Private Banking in Singapore.
In addition to being a well-versed speaker, he has a proven track record at delivering results through his versatile management leadership and excellent stakeholder engagement.
Nasir is a Principal Consultant with Singapore Consultancy, and a Board Member and Advisor to FinTech companies such as Eligible.ai and Chronos Inc.
In a career span of almost 50 years since his graduation in 1968 from the then University of Singapore, to his semi-retirement in 2016, Mr Ho has worked both in the public and private sectors.
Beginning his career with the Administrative Service in the then Port of Singapore Authority after his graduation, the attraction of the private sector led him to embark on a private sector career in senior management and board level roles in the shipping and marine industry in Singapore, from the early to late 70s, and eventually striking out on his own in 1980 to establishing partnerships and ownership of private investment holding companies.
Apart from being a Senior Advisor with Singapore Consultancy, Mr Ho is also the Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of Morocco to Singapore since the year 2000. In recognition of his work, and contributions to the bilateral relations between Singapore and Morocco, he was conferred the Order of Alaouite Officer Wissam by King Mohamed VI of Morocco on 21 December 2006.
Check held senior roles at Citibank, Standard Chartered Bank and Fullerton Financial Holdings and has 30 years of Treasury experience.
In his roles, Check covered a broad spectrum of client types including High Net Worth and Private Banking individuals, as well as Corporates and Financial institutions. In his previous private equity role with a sovereign wealth fund, he focused on investments in Emerging Markets Financial Institutions and NBFIs.
Check is currently a Principal Consultant with Singapore Consultancy. He is also providing financial consultancy independently to a Myanmar agriculture-based microfinance company as its acting ALCO Chairman.
Yew Kong is experienced in Financial Analysis, Banking and Investment. For almost a decade, he was Associate Director In Tullett Prebon Singapore Limited where he oversaw the broking business in Interest Rates Swaps with local and regional Financial Institutions.
Subsequently, Yew Kong became the Director at Daun Consulting Limited where he led a network of fund managers, venture capitalists and business owners in equity/debt investment in Telecommunications Infrastructures, Energy Resources Supply and Logistics Infrastructures.
Yew Kong is a Principal Consultant with Singapore Consultancy, undergoing certification as a Consultant at Proctor Gallagher Institute. He is also a Team Lead at Riway International.
Mike has an established career in the Private Banking and Finance industry, with a focus on Investment Products across major asset classes. He has Regional expertise in Wealth Management having held senior positions at HSBC Private Bank, ABN AMRO Private Bank Singapore, Rothschild Wealth Management and Schroders Wealth Management.
Mike has also spent a decade as a Wealth Management Lecturer (adjunct) at Singapore Management University.
Mike is a Principal Consultant with Singapore Consultancy. He is also the Vice Chairman of the Management Board at ISCOS ReGen Fund and the Board member and Honorary Treasurer at ISCOS, an organisation that supports ex-offenders and their families.
Kuo Siong has more than 30 years of working experience in Retail and Wholesale Banking Business Digitalisation, Operations and Technology.
Kuo Siong assumed various business, digital and tech leadership roles at country and regional level, while working at UBS, UOB, Standard Chartered and Maybank in the Asia Region.
Currently, Kuo Siong is a Senior Advisor with Singapore Consultancy and serves as the career mentor for various organisations. He is also the founding VP and General Secretary of Singapore Tech Talent Assembly, Chairman of the thought leadership segment, Advisor and Board of Director to start-ups.
David has extensive background and experience in Private Banking and Wealth Management having held senior positions in Investments and Markets at Citigroup Private Bank, UBS AG, HSBC Private Banking Singapore and Deutsche Bank AG Singapore.
Since 2012, David has been an investor and partner in Expara Ventures Pte Ltd where he mentors and sits on boards of startups. He has been active as a trainer and has taught specialist postgraduate courses in wealth management and investments at SMU and Unisim.
Under his current role as a Principal Consultant with Singapore Consultancy, David provides resourcing solutions for the financial industry in Change Management, Capital Markets and Risk Management, Regulatory and Audit Remediation, Operations and Process Advisory.
Jackie is recognized for her expertise in derivatives and for her knowledge of Asian emerging markets. Years of experience with European, American and Singapore banks where she was involved in a wide spectrum of banking and financial services from a legal, regulatory and tax compliance perspective give Jackie a unique insight into a bank’s issues.
Jackie is a well-known speaker on derivatives documentation and regulation and has participated in forums for national regulators and regional groups.
Jackie is a Senior Advisor with Singapore Consultancy and the founder of Nomikos Consultancy. She is an Advisory Fellow of the NUS Centre for Banking and Finance Law and serves on the Marymount Centre Board.
Raymond comes with 40 years of banking experience internationally and across various market segments. He was the Managing Director at Citibank for more than 32 years where he specialised in Private Banking and Treasury. Since then, he has taken on senior positions at Fullerton Financial Holdings and Alliance Bank Malaysia Berhad.
Raymond's expertise concentrated on business model/strategy, transformation and organizational efficiency and always had a passion for developing others, and in recent years became a certified coach with Marshall-Goldsmith.
Raymond is a Senior Advisor with Singapore Consultancy, and acts as the Audit Risk Committee Chairman and Board Member at Maha Agriculture Public Co. Ltd.
Vikas is a seasoned Technology leader with a successful track record of over 25 years of working in the credit card payments industry. He started his software career in India and has now been working across the APAC Region for more than 17 years.
As part of his career with American Express, Vikas was responsible for development and implementation of IT Strategy across the Region. He is well versed with business cultures, technology adoption trends, technology labour markets and regulatory landscape across markets.
Vikas is currently a Senior Advisor with Singapore Consultancy, focusing on IT Strategy and Digital Transformation.
Eliza has over 30 years of Banking Operations experience in Citibank and UOB in senior management roles in Global Markets, Credit Administration and Control, Transaction Services and Retail Banking Operations.
Eliza also has 15 years of Internal Audit experience in Citibank covering Asia Pacific countries for all aspects of Banking Operations, Credit Reviews, and Finance and Infrastructure. She spent 7 years as Chief Auditor in South Korea and Guangzhou China and had established the Internal Audit functions in the two entities.
Eliza currently is a Senior Advisor with Singapore Consultancy.
Lennie was Regional Head of Asia at Legg Mason Global Asset Management and has held several other senior appointments in Hong Kong, Taiwan and China, in addition to his previous appointment as CEO at Legg Mason Singapore. Prior to these roles, he was CEO of ABN AMRO Asset Management Singapore.
Lennie specialises in Wealth and Asset Management and has over 25 years of experience in helping Central Banks, Government Institutions, Pension Funds, Insurance Companies, Corporates, Private and Retail Banks, Charities, Family Offices and High Net Worth Individuals with their investment needs.
Lennie is currently a Senior Advisor with Singapore Consultancy and an Adjunct Lecturer at the Wealth Management Institute at Nanyang Technological University.
Chew Lik has nearly 30 years of Management and Technology Consulting experience in the Financial Services Industry (FSI). He was a senior partner of Advisory Services at EY and the Global Payment subject matter expert in APAC and the Middle East.
Prior to EY, Chew Lik led IBM Consulting practice for FSI in Singapore. He advised and led numerous business and digital transformation initiatives for his clients. He was also responsible for transforming the FSI practice and grew the business significantly beyond Singapore in APAC during his previous tenure in NCS.
Chew Lik is currently a Senior Advisor with Singapore Consultancy and is the FSI Lead and Advisor for NCS.
Patrick’s career spans 30 over years in banking and consulting, managing traders, auditors, and technology, operations and business support units. At PwC, he led their Treasury Risk Services unit. With the OCBC Group, he managed an internal audit department, headed the Business Management Unit, Global Treasury and he was Global COO at Bank of Singapore.
In addition to board service at bank-owned subsidiaries, Patrick has served on the board of Caritas Singapore, the charitable arm of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Singapore.
A Principal Consultant with Singapore Consultancy, his practice area is large and complex projects, involving digitalisation and process re-engineering.
Stefan has over 20 years of experience in Compliance and Governance in Retail Banking, Private Banking and Wealth Management. He became the first Investment Compliance Officer for Citibank in Germany. After two years with Citibank Japan, Stefan was appointed Regional Director for Investment Compliance in APAC.
Stefan joined Standard Chartered Bank and established a new global risk rating model for clients and products. During his time, he served as the Head of Compliance for Credit Suisse Private Banking Southeast Asia where he continued to focus on sales conduct, investment suitability and balanced scorecard.
Stefan is a Principal Consultant with Singapore Consultancy and covers Compliance, Governance, Client and Product Risk Ratings, Investment Suitability and FinTech.
Pheng Siong has extensive experience in Information Technology Engineering, Operations, Risk Management, Cyber Security and Audit.
Most recently, Pheng Siong held leadership roles in Technology Risk Management and Cyber Security at Citibank, Standard Chartered and J P Morgan. Prior to that, his career spanned building, deploying, managing and auditing large scale information technology systems at financial institutions, startups and educational institutions.
Pheng Siong is a Principal Consultant with Singapore Consultancy.
Shaun has over 6 years of International Account Management, Client Service, and Business Operations experience across Sports Marketing, Technology, and Financial Services. He was an Assistant Manager at Cambridge Associates where he led a Portfolio Services team, responsible for updating client and fund manager investment strategy.
Shaun was also part of the team at SATISFI LABS in New York where he spearheaded market research to identify new industry verticals, tourism and entertainment, with applicability of SATISFI’s AI customer service technology, enabling revenue growth beyond previous sports and retail focus. He was also in Account Management at LeadDog Marketing Group in New York.
Shaun is a Consulting Analyst with Singapore Consultancy.
Deepak is an accomplished leader in IT Risk Management specializing in IT General Controls, IT Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity and Third-party Risk Management. His work experiences include Software Development, Process Re-engineering, Enterprise Architecture and technical expertise with Cash Management systems.
He has led geographically dispersed teams during his 30-year tenure with multinational financial institutions like Citibank and Deutsche Bank in Asia, Europe and USA. His career achievements include revamping IT Disaster Recovery capability, making IT systems safer and secure to operate, and expanding oversight of third-party arrangements.
Deepak is a Principal Consultant with Singapore Consultancy.
A unique 29 year career spanning practically all areas of Financial Services with a focus on business turnaround, Puneet has subject matter expertise in Corporate and Commercial Banking, Retail Lending, Wealth Management, Securities Services, Global Markets and a geographical coverage of India and SEA.
Puneet’s last role was as CEO and Head of SEA at HSBC Global Asset Management Singapore. During his tenure at HSBC, he attained the Best CEO in Singapore (2019) and India (2013) awards by Asia Asset Management in the Best of the Best category. His other credentials include his completion of the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.
Puneet is currently a Senior Advisor with Singapore Consultancy.
A hands-on professional with over 25 years' trading experience, Tah Chuan has been a Trader and Director at TCL Pte Ltd since 1994. At TCL, he provides liquidity and market-making for SGX/SIMEX Euroyen futures and Option Contracts and conducts training seminars for SGX/SIMEX new traders. He also attained SGX's Top Trader's award (2002).
As managing director at LJ Global Pte Ltd, Tah Chuan provides guidance in technology and business development and has fostered a close working relationship with the Gochang County Authority in Korea.
Tah Chuan is a Senior Advisor with Singapore Consultancy. He has also been an investor and advisor to Oaktree Enrichment Centre since 1997.
Kris is a commercial Human Resources leader with over 20 years' experience in markets across EMEA and Asia. Kris transformed the Talent Acquisition function at Renaissance Capital whilst leading the build-out phase there. He has developed emerging leader programmes, led the HR due diligence in an acquisition in Switzerland and also reviewed and revamped executive and employee performance management frameworks.
Kris has championed diversity initiatives and also led Organisation Design projects. Prior to setting up Ren Advisory in 2019, Kris worked at Royal Bank of Scotland, Renaissance Capital, Deutsche Bank and Standard Chartered Bank.
Kris is a Principal Consultant with Singapore Consultancy. He is also Co-Chair of the BritCham Singapore’s Start-up, Entrepreneur and Small Business Committee.
Boon Yick is an experienced Credit Portfolio Manager and Relationship Banker with more than 20 years’ combined experience in Credit and FX Trading, Credit Portfolio and Risk Management, Loan Origination and Structuring and Relationship Management.
He pioneered the Loan Portfolio Management function of Deutsche Bank in Asia and significantly contributed to the group establishing itself as the market leader in Credit Portfolio Management. He actively risk-managed a EUR6bn loan portfolio with credit derivatives and structured credit solutions in Asia Pacific markets (including Japan and Australia) for over 10 years.
Boon Yick is currently a Principal Consultant with Singapore Consultancy.
Shu Mei comes with over 12 years of experience in strategy consulting and financial research across retail banking, asset and wealth management industries. She was a Manager at Finalta by McKinsey, where she delivered recommendations and insights to clients to accelerate their performance improvement on using digital and other channels to engage customers.
Shu Mei also has deep experience in the asset and wealth management industry from her days with Cerulli Associates. She covered retail fund product and distribution trends and led the firm’s end-investor research uncovering investing habits and appetite in Asia-Pacific.
Shu Mei is currently a Consultant with Singapore Consultancy.
Eng Huat has more than 38 years’ experience with various international banks in the Corporate Banking and Private Banking divisions. He was a Board member of various companies including Merrill Lynch International Bank, EFG Asset Management (Singapore) Pte Ltd and EFG Trust Company (Singapore) Ltd.
Eng Huat provides thought leadership and contributes to various industry groups. In 2015 He was conferred the IBF Fellow Award in Wealth Management by The Institute of Banking & Finance Singapore.
Kong Eng Huat is a Senior Advisor with Singapore Consultancy and Board member of the Agency for Integrated Care, Pte Ltd (AIC). AIC is a public sector company of the Ministry of Health.
Varun has transformed consumer banks in the areas of Strategic Business Management, Credit and Operational Risk Assessment, Asset Strategy, Credit Risk Management, Wealth Management Strategy, Relationship Management, Process Rationalization and Financial Restructuring covering cards, consumer banking, microfinance and consumer finance businesses.
Varun was Citibank’s South Asia Regional Audit Director, Country Credit Director and Business Banking Head in Thailand and CFO of the Singapore business. Before being an advisor to PayPal Inc, he was EVP and Senior Credit Officer of Bank Danamon, Indonesia.
Varun is a Senior Advisor with Singapore Consultancy. In addition to being the Founder and CEO of AVS Asia Ventures, a regional consumer banking and risk management consulting practice, he was also the CIO at Safeguard Real Estate Management, a real estate and hospitality related fund manager.
Jaelin has over 4 years of experience in System Implementation and Project Management. During her time in Accenture as a Business and Technology Delivery Senior Analyst, she has worked on several government projects looking at Business Processes and System Integration.
Jaelin is proficient in multiple software such as HTML, CSS, ARIS, AXURE, SQL, and Business Process Modelling (BPMN 2.0). Her expertise drove the success of multiple projects and led to her firm’s increase in productivity as she streamlined processes and rectified operational inefficiencies.
Jaelin is currently a Consultant with Singapore Consultancy.
Winston is a banking professional with 31 years of experience in regional leadership roles at Cathay United Bank, Commerzbank AG, Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, RBS, and Credit Suisse. He has a proven performance history in Global Financial Markets and Corporate Banking spanning 8 ASEAN countries.
Winston has vast experience in trading and investment operations, regional strategy work, business development, compliance, and global markets. His expertise has led to his success in driving a 6-fold increase in revenue for his firm in 2017 and a 5-fold increase in assets over 3 years.
Winston is currently a Principal Consultant with Singapore Consultancy.
Joan has been actively involved in the ESG domain for the past 10 years. She is a Certified Sustainability Assurance Practitioner providing consultancy in sustainability reporting based on the Global Reporting Initiatives Standards. She has attained certifications in SMU FICS Private Equity, NUS InfoSec Professional, and SIMTECH Carbon Footprint Assessment Methodology. Joan has over 20 years of FinTech and financial data experience.
She was a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors Sustainability Committee, where she served in the SID annual conference organizing committee for 2017 Sustainability and 2018 Globalization & Governance. In 2012, she joined the Global Compact Network Singapore.
Joan is a Consultant with Singapore Consultancy.
Rikki has over 7 years of work experience in data-driven transformation, process improvement, and project management across multiple functions in the Investment Banking and Finance sector. She has worked globally in JP Morgan London, Morgan Stanley Shanghai, Standard Chartered Bank, and Credit Suisse Singapore.
Rikki is an analytical and result-driven consultant with a relentless curiosity in new knowledge domains. She is a passionate learner and practitioner of RPA and Analytics and is excited to solve challenges at the intersection of data, technology, and business.
Rikki is currently an Associate with Singapore Consultancy.
James has more than 6 years of experience in various different fields spanning across consulting, entrepreneurship and wealth management. Starting his career in consulting, he covered Technology Transformation, Market Feasibility Studies, Customer Segmentation, Customer Value Proposition, Market Expansion Strategies, Business Process Improvement and Regulatory Changes. His last role was an associate partner at St. James Place Wealth Management, a UK-based wealth management company based out of Singapore.
He is also a founder of a whisky auctionhouse startup, Liquid Gold Auctioneer, to fill a gap in South East Asia. This is an extension of his passion in whisky, which he enjoys sharing with friends. He also volunteers as a brand advocate for Edrington, a spirits distributor which has a strong emphasis on giving back to society.
James is an Analyst with Singapore Consultancy.
Chee Kong is a Private Banking veteran with almost 30 years of Wealth Management experience. He has helmed senior leadership roles as Market Head for HSBC Private Bank and Country and Team Heads for UBS AG and Credit Suisse AG. His earlier RM career was in American Express Private Bank and Citibank NA.
Chee Kong has successfully built, grown and managed teams of UHNW and HNW RMs organically with a pure focus on Indonesian clients.
Currently, Chee Kong is a Senior Advisor with Singapore Consultancy. He is a Consultant with Wealth Management Institute as the PB Industry Examiner. He is also a mentor for NUSS and NUS Business School. He serves on the School Management Committee of Hwa Chong International School as the Chairman of the Investment Committee and is also a member of the Human Resources Compensation and Benefits Committee.
Gee Boon has over 30 years of experience in the payment, fintech, hospitality, IT and lifestyle product distribution industries. A CFO & Business Leader with international experience, Gee Boon has proven his ability to effectively bridge various functions in an organization to support strategy formulation through to execution in diverse industries. He is also skilled in value generation for stakeholders in the enterprise, balancing risks and controls over operations.
He was the chief financial officer of Mastercard - Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa Region over a period of 15 years. With additional responsibilities for shaping and managing the business incentive contracting activities and pricing strategy across the region, he was instrumental in generating consistent annual growth in Gross Dollar Volume with a CAGR of 15% over his tenure.
Most recently, Gee Boon was Head of Banking and Currency at eNett International – a fintech company that is delivering innovative solutions for B2B travel payments. Currently, Gee Boon is a Senior Advisor with Singapore Consultancy.
Elise has experience in Fintech and banking through her prior internships and is familiar with business development and strategy in the financial services sector.
She was previously an intern at robo-advisor AutoWealth and a corporate banking intern at OCBC.
Elise is currently a Consulting Intern with Singapore Consultancy. She is also a final year student at NUS Business School specialising in Finance with a second major in Economics.
Joel is an analytical and creative person with an insatiable desire for new knowledge. His current area of interests are Behavioural Economics and Policy Planning. He currently serves as the director of the Research Subcommittee in the NUS Economics Case Competition.
Joel is a Consulting intern with Singapore Consultancy. He is a penultimate year student at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, studying Politics, Philosophy and Economics with a minor in Business Analytics.
Denise has experience in asset management and financial markets through her prior internships. She previously interned at Eastspring Investments, ING Bank and PwC, gaining exposure to Sales and Trading and Asset and Wealth Management.
Denise is currently a Consultancy Management Intern with Singapore Consultancy. She is also in her final year at NUS, majoring in Business Administration with a specialization in Finance.