Mr Lim Chow Kiat
Chief Executive Officer
GIC Private Limited
Lim Chow Kiat was appointed Chief Executive Officer in January 2017. He was previously Group Chief Investment Officer of GIC and Deputy Group President. He joined GIC as a portfolio manager upon university graduation in 1993 and subsequently rose to head the Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities Department. He was President, GIC Europe in 2009, overseeing investments and relationships in Europe, Africa and the Middle East before his appointment as President of GIC Asset Management in 2011. Mr Lim is the Chairman of Wealth Management Institute and serves on the boards of Nanyang Technological University, National Research Foundation, Enterprise Singapore and FCLTGlobal. He is also a member of Agence France Trésor’s Strategic Committee and the International Business Council.
Mr Lim holds a Bachelor’s degree (First Class Honours) in Accountancy from Nanyang Technological University.
Ms Png Chin Yee
Deputy Chief Financial Officer and
Head of Financial Services
Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited
Ms Png Chin Yee joined Temasek in July 2011 and is currently Deputy Chief Financial Officer and Head, Financial Services. Her prior roles in Temasek include Senior Managing Director, China and Senior Managing Director, Portfolio Strategy and Risk Group.
Prior to joining Temasek, Ms. Png was Managing Director with UBS AG where she was Joint Head of the Financial Institutions Group in the Investment Bank for Asia.
Ms. Png holds a Bachelor of Accountancy with 1st class honours from the Nanyang Technological University.
Ms Jacqueline Loh
Deputy Managing Director
Monetary Authority of Singapore
Ms Jacqueline Loh is Deputy Managing Director for Corporate Development in MAS. She oversees the Organisation & People Development, Technology, and Finance, Risk & Currency Groups.
Prior to this appointment, Ms Loh served as Deputy Managing Director for Markets & Development, and Assistant Managing Director for Policy, Risk and Surveillance. Ms Loh has also had experience working in MAS’ New York Office, between 1990 and 1994. Ms Loh joined MAS in 1987, after graduating with a Master of Business Administration from the University of Washington. She was awarded the Public Administration (Gold) Medal in 2018.
Mr Edmund Koh
President UBS Asia Pacific
UBS Group AG and UBS AG
Edmund Koh, a Singaporean, joined UBS in February 2012 as Group Managing Director, heading the UBS Wealth Management South East Asia and Asia Pacific Hub . He became a member of the GEB and was appointed President UBS Asia Pacific of UBS Group AG and UBS AG in January 2019. He was also Head Wealth Management Asia Pacific from 2016 - 2018 as well as Country Head Singapore from 2012 - February 2019.
Edmund oversees all the businesses across 13 locations in Asia Pacific and meets with key regulators and government officials regularly to exchange views on market and geopolitical development, and financial markets opening and policies. He has been invited to speak in various forums including the Institute of International Finance membership meeting.
Edmund is a strong advocate of talent management and community involvement. He launched the UBS Youth Finance Academy in 2014 to build the talent pipeline for Singapore's financial industry and led and advocated 17 projects across Asia Pacific under the UBS COVID-19 Relief Funds of USD 30 million by UBS Group.
Edmund has more than 30 years' experience in senior roles in financial services. Prior to UBS, he was at Taiwan-based Ta Chong Bank where he served as President and Director from 2008 to 2011. From 2001 to 2008, he was Managing Director and Regional Head, Consumer Banking of DBS Bank in Singapore. In 2001, he became CEO of Alverdine Bank; two years earlier he held the same position for Prudential Assurance, both companies based in Singapore. He was also named Distinguished Fellow by The Institute of Banking & Finance Singapore in 2017.
Edmund holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Toronto, Canada.
Dr Sung Cheng Chih
Former Chief Executive Officer
Avanda Investment Management
Cheng Chih joined the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC) in 1993 and retired as Managing Director and Chief Risk Officer in 2011. In late 2014, Cheng Chih co- founded Avanda Investment Management, a global asset management company based in Singapore, along with long-time GIC colleagues Ng Kok Song and Quah Wee Ghee. With assets under management of over US$7 billion, Avanda strives to serve the investment needs of long-term asset owners by providing global multi-asset investment solutions and Asia-centric investment strategies.
Outside of Avanda, Cheng Chih is currently serving as investment advisor to the Singapore Ministry of Finance, the Monetary Authority of Singapore, the Ministry of Finance in Norway and the Bank of Thailand and as board member of the MIT Investment Management Company, the MIT Golub Center for Finance and Policy, and the Wealth Management Institute Limited. In addition, he is serving on the CareShield Life Council in Singapore. Cheng Chih studied mathematics at the University of Waterloo where he received his BMath and MMath degrees. He obtained his PhD in mathematics from the University of Minnesota.
Ms Foo Mee Har
Chief Executive Officer
Wealth Management Institute Limited
Ms Foo Mee Har is appointed the Chief Executive Officer of the Wealth Management Institute since June 2015. She was previously with Standard Chartered Bank for 19 years, during which she held a number of senior positions across the Group. Her appointments at Standard Chartered Bank include Global Head for Priority Banking & International Banking covering 30 markets in Asia, Middle East and Africa; President & CEO of Standard Chartered Bank Thailand; as well as Country Head of Consumer Banking China. Ms Foo started her career as a Management Consultant at Coopers & Lybrand Management Consultants. Ms Foo is also a Member of Parliament, Singapore since 2011. She is the Vice Chairman of the Government Parliamentary Committee of Finance and Trade and Industry. She also serves as a member of the Government Parliamentary Committee of Education. She is a Council Member of Singapore Business Federation.
Ms Foo graduated with a Bachelor of Science (First Class Honours) degree from the University of New South Wales, Australia with a major in Occupational Psychology.
Mr Lee Yuan Siong
Group Chief Executive and President
AIA Group Limited
Lee Yuan Siong became Group Chief Executive and President of AIA Group on 1 June 2020.
Prior to joining AIA, he was an executive director of Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China, Ltd. from June 2013, and served as the company's co-CEO and Chief Insurance Business Officer. During his more than 15 years with Ping An, he held several senior management positions including Chairman and CEO of Ping An Life.
Before that he has held a number of senior leadership positions with Prudential plc of the United Kingdom, including President of CITIC-Prudential Life Insurance Company Limited, a life insurance joint venture in Mainland China, and he has significant experience across a number of other Asian markets. He began his career at the Monetary Authority of Singapore.
Lee Yuan Siong has more than 30 years of experience in Asian insurance, having spent his entire professional career in the industry. He served as an Infantry Company Commander in the Singapore Armed Forces from 1983 to 1986.
Lee Yuan Siong is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (US) and a Chartered Financial Analyst (US). He holds a Master of Finance degree from the University of Cambridge (1993) and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Actuarial Science from the London School of Economics and Political Science (1989).
He has received multiple awards and honors for his contributions to the development of the Chinese insurance industry, including the prestigious Chinese Government Friendship Award and recognition as one of the 40 Most Influential Foreign Experts in 40 Years of China’s Reform and Opening-up.
Ms Susan Soh
Co-Head of Asia Pacific and
Chief Executive Officer Singapore
Schroder Investment Management
Susan Soh is Co-Head of Asia Pacific and CEO Singapore for Schroders. She is also a member of Schroders’ Group Management Committee (GMC).
Susan has almost 30 years of financial industry experience, spanning across different areas of investment banking before specialising in asset management. She has been instrumental in driving Schroders’ success with central banks, national pensions and national institutions in Southeast Asia. In the retail mutual fund distribution industry, she has led Schroders to become one of the market leaders in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. She was appointed Co-Head of Asia Pacific for Schroders in April 2020.
Schroders is one of the founding members of the Singapore Green Finance Centre and Susan currently serves as a Member of its Advisory Board.
Susan was conferred the Institute of Banking & Finance (IBF) Distinguished Fellow (Fund Management) award in 2015. She currently sits on the Executive Committee of Investment Management Association of Singapore (IMAS) , serving as a Vice Chair from November 2016 before being appointed to be the Chair from April 2019.
Susan has also been a passionate advocate of raising industry standards and driving professional excellence. She has served as Council Member of IBF since April 2019, was previously a member of the IBF Standards Committee and chaired the IBF Fund Management Working Group from August 2013 to December 2019.
Qualifications: Bachelor of Accountancy from National University of Singapore.
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