Executive Committee

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is charged with the duty to oversee and supervise the activities of the Association and exercises full powers to ensure the proper administration and management of the Association. The Management Committee, comprising office bearers from the Executive Committee, provides guidance to the IMAS Secretariat on the day-to-day administration of the Association’s affairs.

CHAIRMAN
Susan Soh
Schroder Investment Management (Singapore) Ltd
Susan Soh
Chairman

Susan Soh is the Head of Asia Pacific for Schroders. She is also a member of Schroders’ Group Management Committee. She has almost 30 years of financial industry experience, spanning across different areas of investment banking before specialising in asset management. 

Susan currently sits on the Executive Committee of Investment Management Association of Singapore (IMAS), serving as Chair since April 2019. She also serves as Council Member of Institute of Banking & Finance (IBF), and as a Member of the Singapore Green Finance Centre Advisory Board. In 2021, Susan was appointed to the Board of Trustee of the Wealth Management Institute. 

Susan holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from National University of Singapore.

DEPUTY CHAIRMAN
Eleanor Seet
Nikko Asset Management Asia Limited
Eleanor Seet
Deputy Chairman

Eleanor Seet is the President of Nikko Asset Management Asia. She is also the Head of Asia ex-Japan with oversight of Nikko AM’s Singapore and Hong Kong offices and joint venture relationships in China and Malaysia. 

Active in the industry, Ms Seet currently serves as vice-chairman on the Executive Committee of the Investment Management Association of Singapore (IMAS) and chairs the Institute of Banking and Finance Fund Management Workgroup.  She is a founding member of the Bloomberg Women’s Buy-side Network.  

Ms Seet is a pioneer in the asset management industry with over 20 years of experience. In her previous roles, she led the distribution efforts for iShares in wealth segments across Asia ex Japan, and was responsible for the overall strategy and execution of AllianceBernstein’s product offerings in South East Asia via intermediaries.

In 2017, Ms Seet was conferred the IBF Fellow distinction by the Institute of Banking and Finance Singapore.

HONORARY TREASURER
Jenny Sofian
Fullerton Fund Management Company Limited
Jenny Sofian
Honorary Treasurer

Ms. Jenny Sofian is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Fullerton Fund Management. As CEO, she is responsible for the strategic development and management of the firm.

Prior to joining Fullerton in 2017, Jenny spent more than 20 years at Amundi Singapore, where she was CEO and Head of South Asia. Earlier in her career, she managed various insurance funds for the Insurance Corporation of Singapore investing across asset classes.

Jenny is a member of the MAS Financial Centre Advisory Panel, and serves on the IMAS Executive Committee. She is a member of the IBF Fund Management Working Group, and was conferred the IBF Fellow award in 2020. Jenny also sits on the advisory board of the Singapore Green Finance Centre. 

Jenny graduated from San Diego State University with a BS in Business Administration (major in Finance) Summa Cum Laude.

HONORARY SECRETARY
Ian Macdonald
abrdn Asia Limited
Ian Macdonald
Honorary Secretary

Ian joined abrdn plc in 2013 and he is the Chief of Staff, Deputy Head of Asia Pacific and Head of Hong Kong (based in Singapore).  He works closely with the heads of the abrdn offices in nine markets and the APAC heads of each function to develop and execute strategic development plans across the region.

Ian is also a Director of abrdn’s legal entities in China (Shanghai and Hong Kong), Japan, Singapore and Taiwan.  He was a director of abrdn’s Luxembourg domiciled funds (e.g. Aberdeen Standard SICAV I) from 2015 to 2020 and a Commissioner of PT Aberdeen Standard Investments Indonesia from 2014 to 2021.

Ian is the APAC representative of abrdn’s Global D&I Committee and he represents abdrn as a member of the 30% Club in Hong Kong and as a “male champion” for the Financial Women’s Association in Singapore.

Ian represents abrdn on the executive committees of the Investment Management Association of Singapore (as Secretary) and the ASIFMA Asian Asset Management Group (as well as the Co-Chair of the China Committee). 


In 1998, Ian qualified as a chartered accountant with Price Waterhouse in London before joining Lazard as an M&A banker. In 2005, he moved to Hong Kong to build HSBC’s Asia Pacific private equity coverage team. Since 2008, Ian has been based in Singapore and was formerly the Chief Executive Officer of the emerging markets equities fund management firm, Arisaig Partners.

Ian graduated with a first-class undergraduate degree in Ancient History from the University of London and he is an alum of IMD, Harvard Business School and INSEAD.

Susan Soh
Chairman
Schroder Investment Management (Singapore) Ltd

Susan Soh is the Head of Asia Pacific for Schroders. She is also a member of Schroders’ Group Management Committee. She has almost 30 years of financial industry experience, spanning across different areas of investment banking before specialising in asset management. 

Susan currently sits on the Executive Committee of Investment Management Association of Singapore (IMAS), serving as Chair since April 2019. She also serves as Council Member of Institute of Banking & Finance (IBF), and as a Member of the Singapore Green Finance Centre Advisory Board. In 2021, Susan was appointed to the Board of Trustee of the Wealth Management Institute. 

Susan holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from National University of Singapore.

Eleanor Seet
Deputy Chairman
Nikko Asset Management Asia Limited

Eleanor Seet is the President of Nikko Asset Management Asia. She is also the Head of Asia ex-Japan with oversight of Nikko AM’s Singapore and Hong Kong offices and joint venture relationships in China and Malaysia. 

Active in the industry, Ms Seet currently serves as vice-chairman on the Executive Committee of the Investment Management Association of Singapore (IMAS) and chairs the Institute of Banking and Finance Fund Management Workgroup.  She is a founding member of the Bloomberg Women’s Buy-side Network.  

Ms Seet is a pioneer in the asset management industry with over 20 years of experience. In her previous roles, she led the distribution efforts for iShares in wealth segments across Asia ex Japan, and was responsible for the overall strategy and execution of AllianceBernstein’s product offerings in South East Asia via intermediaries.

In 2017, Ms Seet was conferred the IBF Fellow distinction by the Institute of Banking and Finance Singapore.

Jenny Sofian
Honorary Treasurer
Fullerton Fund Management Company Limited

Ms. Jenny Sofian is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Fullerton Fund Management. As CEO, she is responsible for the strategic development and management of the firm.

Prior to joining Fullerton in 2017, Jenny spent more than 20 years at Amundi Singapore, where she was CEO and Head of South Asia. Earlier in her career, she managed various insurance funds for the Insurance Corporation of Singapore investing across asset classes.

Jenny is a member of the MAS Financial Centre Advisory Panel, and serves on the IMAS Executive Committee. She is a member of the IBF Fund Management Working Group, and was conferred the IBF Fellow award in 2020. Jenny also sits on the advisory board of the Singapore Green Finance Centre. 

Jenny graduated from San Diego State University with a BS in Business Administration (major in Finance) Summa Cum Laude.

Ian Macdonald
Honorary Secretary
abrdn Asia Limited

Ian joined abrdn plc in 2013 and he is the Chief of Staff, Deputy Head of Asia Pacific and Head of Hong Kong (based in Singapore).  He works closely with the heads of the abrdn offices in nine markets and the APAC heads of each function to develop and execute strategic development plans across the region.

Ian is also a Director of abrdn’s legal entities in China (Shanghai and Hong Kong), Japan, Singapore and Taiwan.  He was a director of abrdn’s Luxembourg domiciled funds (e.g. Aberdeen Standard SICAV I) from 2015 to 2020 and a Commissioner of PT Aberdeen Standard Investments Indonesia from 2014 to 2021.

Ian is the APAC representative of abrdn’s Global D&I Committee and he represents abdrn as a member of the 30% Club in Hong Kong and as a “male champion” for the Financial Women’s Association in Singapore.

Ian represents abrdn on the executive committees of the Investment Management Association of Singapore (as Secretary) and the ASIFMA Asian Asset Management Group (as well as the Co-Chair of the China Committee). 


In 1998, Ian qualified as a chartered accountant with Price Waterhouse in London before joining Lazard as an M&A banker. In 2005, he moved to Hong Kong to build HSBC’s Asia Pacific private equity coverage team. Since 2008, Ian has been based in Singapore and was formerly the Chief Executive Officer of the emerging markets equities fund management firm, Arisaig Partners.

Ian graduated with a first-class undergraduate degree in Ancient History from the University of London and he is an alum of IMD, Harvard Business School and INSEAD.


MEMBER
Deborah Ho
BlackRock (Singapore) Limited
Deborah Ho
Member

Deborah is regional head of the South East Asian business for BlackRock and country head of BlackRock Singapore. BlackRock is one of the world’s leading providers of investment, advisory and risk management solutions. As of end Q1-2021, BlackRock’s assets under management total US$9.01 trillion across fixed income, cash management, alternative investment, real estate and advisory strategies. Singapore is one of the major hubs for Aladdin, which is BlackRock’s operating system for investment professionals that enables every aspect of the investment process.  

Deborah is a member of the Asia Pacific Steering committee and a member of the Asia Pacific Exco. Globally, Deborah represents BlackRock APAC on the human capital committee, which is the most senior leadership group ensuring the implementation of leadership and culture priorities of the firm. Deborah is a recognised champion for gender and cultural diversity both within the firm and in the finance industry. She is a global executive committee member of BlackRock’s global women’s initiative group.

Deborah is passionate about developing leaders in the financial services sector in Asia. She is active in contributing to the development of the financial industry in Singapore. She represents BlackRock on FCAP, MAS’ financial centre advisory panel which consists of the most senior representatives of the top financial institutions in Singapore. She is most recently focused on the development of ESG investing at BlackRock and is a steering committee member of the ESG working group at FCAP.

Deborah has over 25 years of experience in Investment Banking and Asset Management and is on the investment committee of the LKY fund for Bilingualism. She is a Board member of the Singapore Land Transport Authority and sits on the Advisory Board for the Sim Kee Boon Institute for Financial Economics at the Singapore Management University.

MEMBER
David Ng
CSOP Asset Management Limited (Singapore)
David Ng
Member

David is the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of CSOP Asset Management Singapore and is responsible for the overall development and growth of the business in Singapore. David is also the Group Chief Operating Officer of CSOP Asset Management Limited and in that role, he oversees Trading, Risk Management, Operations, Technology and ETF Strategy for the firm. He is responsible for designing and driving the infrastructure strategy of CSOP to support its business growth and is currently leading the digital transformation initiative for CSOP. David is a member of CSOP Asset Management Limited Executive Committee.

Prior to joining CSOP in 2017, David was the Head of Business Controls and Management for South East Asia at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, responsible for the governance and business management of the Global Banking and Markets Businesses in the region. David is also part of the local management committees of Merrill Lynch Singapore, Bank of America Singapore Branch and Bank of America Securities Limited.

David holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago – Booth School of Business and a Master of Applied Commerce(Accounting) and a Bachelor of Computer Science from the University of Melbourne.

MEMBER
Lawrence Hanson
FIL Investment Management (Singapore) Limited
Lawrence Hanson
Member

Lawrence Hanson is Head of South East Asia and the Middle East & Africa and Country Head, Singapore and is responsible for all of Fidelity’s distribution activities in these markets.

Lawrence assumed this role in November 2018, expanding his responsibilities from his previous role of Head of Government Institutions Group and South East Asia Institutional Sales. Prior to this Lawrence was Director, Government Institutions Group based in London and was responsible for helping oversee Fidelity’s business with government institutions and supranational organisations across the Middle East, Central Asia and Africa.

Prior to joining Fidelity International in late 2007, Lawrence spent 6 years at UBS Global Asset Management most recently as Executive Director, Middle East & Sovereigns where he was responsible for managing a number of client relationships in the Middle East. Lawrence holds a BSc (Hons) Chemistry from the University of Southampton and is a CFA charterholder.

MEMBER
Rachel Teo
GIC Pte Ltd
Rachel Teo
Member

Rachel is the Head of Futures Unit in the Economics & Investment Strategy Department and she is also a member of the Sustainability Committee in GIC. 

The Futures Unit looks at long-term trends that have a material impact on the GIC total portfolio.  The team is also leading research on climate change to identify sustainable investment themes and help integrate climate change considerations into GIC’s investment processes.  The Sustainability Committee in GIC oversees the firm’s sustainability policies and implementation.   

She was named one of the Top 50 Women in Investment Management by Institutional Investor in 2021, in recognition of her industry thought leadership. She is also a Member of the MAS Green Finance  Industry Taskforce (GFIT) Workgroup on Green Taxonomy, a Member of FTSE Russell Sustainable Investment and Green Industries Advisory Committees, a Technical Advisor to the Sustainable Finance Asia Institute (SFIA) and an EXCO member of Investment Management Association of Singapore (IMAS).

Rachel joined GIC in 2005 and before heading the Futures Unit in 2016, her role was in global macro research and strategy.  Prior to joining GIC, Rachel was with the Monetary Authority of Singapore working in economics research as well monetary management roles. 

Rachel graduated with a 1st class honours in Economics from the National University of Singapore and a Masters in International Politics and East Asia from the University of Warwick in the UK.

Deborah Ho
Member
BlackRock (Singapore) Limited

Deborah is regional head of the South East Asian business for BlackRock and country head of BlackRock Singapore. BlackRock is one of the world’s leading providers of investment, advisory and risk management solutions. As of end Q1-2021, BlackRock’s assets under management total US$9.01 trillion across fixed income, cash management, alternative investment, real estate and advisory strategies. Singapore is one of the major hubs for Aladdin, which is BlackRock’s operating system for investment professionals that enables every aspect of the investment process.  

Deborah is a member of the Asia Pacific Steering committee and a member of the Asia Pacific Exco. Globally, Deborah represents BlackRock APAC on the human capital committee, which is the most senior leadership group ensuring the implementation of leadership and culture priorities of the firm. Deborah is a recognised champion for gender and cultural diversity both within the firm and in the finance industry. She is a global executive committee member of BlackRock’s global women’s initiative group.

Deborah is passionate about developing leaders in the financial services sector in Asia. She is active in contributing to the development of the financial industry in Singapore. She represents BlackRock on FCAP, MAS’ financial centre advisory panel which consists of the most senior representatives of the top financial institutions in Singapore. She is most recently focused on the development of ESG investing at BlackRock and is a steering committee member of the ESG working group at FCAP.

Deborah has over 25 years of experience in Investment Banking and Asset Management and is on the investment committee of the LKY fund for Bilingualism. She is a Board member of the Singapore Land Transport Authority and sits on the Advisory Board for the Sim Kee Boon Institute for Financial Economics at the Singapore Management University.

David Ng
Member
CSOP Asset Management Limited (Singapore)

David is the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of CSOP Asset Management Singapore and is responsible for the overall development and growth of the business in Singapore. David is also the Group Chief Operating Officer of CSOP Asset Management Limited and in that role, he oversees Trading, Risk Management, Operations, Technology and ETF Strategy for the firm. He is responsible for designing and driving the infrastructure strategy of CSOP to support its business growth and is currently leading the digital transformation initiative for CSOP. David is a member of CSOP Asset Management Limited Executive Committee.

Prior to joining CSOP in 2017, David was the Head of Business Controls and Management for South East Asia at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, responsible for the governance and business management of the Global Banking and Markets Businesses in the region. David is also part of the local management committees of Merrill Lynch Singapore, Bank of America Singapore Branch and Bank of America Securities Limited.

David holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago – Booth School of Business and a Master of Applied Commerce(Accounting) and a Bachelor of Computer Science from the University of Melbourne.

Lawrence Hanson
Member
FIL Investment Management (Singapore) Limited

Lawrence Hanson is Head of South East Asia and the Middle East & Africa and Country Head, Singapore and is responsible for all of Fidelity’s distribution activities in these markets.

Lawrence assumed this role in November 2018, expanding his responsibilities from his previous role of Head of Government Institutions Group and South East Asia Institutional Sales. Prior to this Lawrence was Director, Government Institutions Group based in London and was responsible for helping oversee Fidelity’s business with government institutions and supranational organisations across the Middle East, Central Asia and Africa.

Prior to joining Fidelity International in late 2007, Lawrence spent 6 years at UBS Global Asset Management most recently as Executive Director, Middle East & Sovereigns where he was responsible for managing a number of client relationships in the Middle East. Lawrence holds a BSc (Hons) Chemistry from the University of Southampton and is a CFA charterholder.

Rachel Teo
Member
GIC Pte Ltd

Rachel is the Head of Futures Unit in the Economics & Investment Strategy Department and she is also a member of the Sustainability Committee in GIC. 

The Futures Unit looks at long-term trends that have a material impact on the GIC total portfolio.  The team is also leading research on climate change to identify sustainable investment themes and help integrate climate change considerations into GIC’s investment processes.  The Sustainability Committee in GIC oversees the firm’s sustainability policies and implementation.   

She was named one of the Top 50 Women in Investment Management by Institutional Investor in 2021, in recognition of her industry thought leadership. She is also a Member of the MAS Green Finance  Industry Taskforce (GFIT) Workgroup on Green Taxonomy, a Member of FTSE Russell Sustainable Investment and Green Industries Advisory Committees, a Technical Advisor to the Sustainable Finance Asia Institute (SFIA) and an EXCO member of Investment Management Association of Singapore (IMAS).

Rachel joined GIC in 2005 and before heading the Futures Unit in 2016, her role was in global macro research and strategy.  Prior to joining GIC, Rachel was with the Monetary Authority of Singapore working in economics research as well monetary management roles. 

Rachel graduated with a 1st class honours in Economics from the National University of Singapore and a Masters in International Politics and East Asia from the University of Warwick in the UK.


MEMBER
Sherene Ban
JPMorgan Asset Management (Singapore) Limited
Sherene Ban
Member

Sherene Ban, managing director, is Chief Executive Officer for Singapore and South East Asia for  JPMorgan Asset Management. In this role, she is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the firm’s asset management business in the region.

Sherene is a trustee director of the JPMorgan U.K. Retirement Plan and she sits on the Investment Committee. In addition, Sherene is on the board of JPMorgan Asset Management (Europe) S.à r.l. and is on the Executive Committee of the Investment Management Association of Singapore (IMAS).

Prior to joining the Firm in 2005, Sherene worked as a portfolio manager at the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC). Sherene obtained a B.Sc in Bioengineering from the University of California, Berkeley and an M.Sc in Financial Engineering from Princeton University. She is a CFA Charterholder.

MEMBER
Kwok Keng Han
Lion Global Investors Limited
Kwok Keng Han
Member

Kwok Keng Han is the Chief Marketing Officer at Lion Global Investors. He oversees the Business Development Division which consists of the international, institutional and distribution business units.

An accomplished C-Suite executive with over 20 years in senior management roles, Mr. Kwok brings extensive experience in building and growing multi-channel businesses in asset and wealth management across Asia. He has successfully worked with banks, insurance companies and emerging distributors during his stint with Allianz Global Investors and First State Investments.

Keng Han most recently held the role of Chief Executive Officer at Navigator Investment Services where he provided leadership and direction for their platform business.

Keng Han holds a Masters of Business Administration from The University of Hull. He is also a graduate of the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Accountancy.

MEMBER
Goh Keat Jin
Maybank Asset Management Singapore Pte Ltd
Goh Keat Jin
Member

Keat Jin was appointed the CEO of Maybank Asset Management Singapore in 2017.  He has diverse financial industry experience. He started working as an actuarial consultant in Scottish Widows Life & Pension Fund in 1992 before moving to IDEA as a technical analyst for the forex and bond markets in 1994. From 1996, he pursued a career in equities; in research, sales and client relationship management roles with stints at various stockbrokers and investment banks - Kim Eng, GK Goh, Deutsche, UBS and BNP Paribas.

He joined Maybank in 2011 and served at Maybank Kim Eng (MKE) as the Regional Head of Institutional Equities. He was instrumental in the Maybank-Kim Eng integration and the development of MKE’s institutional equities business. He was appointed the Regional Head of International Business in 2015. In this role, he identified new business opportunities and continued to build MKE’s  client base especially in the non-ASEAN markets.

In 2016, Keat Jin joined Maybank’s Financial Institutions Group (FIG) and was appointed the Managing Director for Non-Bank Financial Institutions. His key duties include the formulation of business strategy and development of FIG client relationships.

Keat Jin holds a Bachelor of Science (Actuarial Science - First Class Honours) degree from the London School of Economics, UK. He is also a certified Chartered Financial Analyst.

MEMBER
Wijaya Elham
UOB Asset Management Ltd
Wijaya Elham
Member

As Chief Operating Officer, Wijaya is responsible for the overall functions of Middle Office and Governance, Digitalization and Data Management as well as the Operations of UOBAM. He joined UOBAM in August 2015 and has more than 20 years of extensive operational experience, principally in investment custody operations, fund accounting and new business consulting. Prior to joining UOBAM, he was Head of Operations with Northern Trust Company.

Wijaya was educated at Indiana University Kelley School of Business.

Sherene Ban
Member
JPMorgan Asset Management (Singapore) Limited

Sherene Ban, managing director, is Chief Executive Officer for Singapore and South East Asia for  JPMorgan Asset Management. In this role, she is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the firm’s asset management business in the region.

Sherene is a trustee director of the JPMorgan U.K. Retirement Plan and she sits on the Investment Committee. In addition, Sherene is on the board of JPMorgan Asset Management (Europe) S.à r.l. and is on the Executive Committee of the Investment Management Association of Singapore (IMAS).

Prior to joining the Firm in 2005, Sherene worked as a portfolio manager at the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC). Sherene obtained a B.Sc in Bioengineering from the University of California, Berkeley and an M.Sc in Financial Engineering from Princeton University. She is a CFA Charterholder.

Kwok Keng Han
Member
Lion Global Investors Limited

Kwok Keng Han is the Chief Marketing Officer at Lion Global Investors. He oversees the Business Development Division which consists of the international, institutional and distribution business units.

An accomplished C-Suite executive with over 20 years in senior management roles, Mr. Kwok brings extensive experience in building and growing multi-channel businesses in asset and wealth management across Asia. He has successfully worked with banks, insurance companies and emerging distributors during his stint with Allianz Global Investors and First State Investments.

Keng Han most recently held the role of Chief Executive Officer at Navigator Investment Services where he provided leadership and direction for their platform business.

Keng Han holds a Masters of Business Administration from The University of Hull. He is also a graduate of the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Accountancy.

Goh Keat Jin
Member
Maybank Asset Management Singapore Pte Ltd

Keat Jin was appointed the CEO of Maybank Asset Management Singapore in 2017.  He has diverse financial industry experience. He started working as an actuarial consultant in Scottish Widows Life & Pension Fund in 1992 before moving to IDEA as a technical analyst for the forex and bond markets in 1994. From 1996, he pursued a career in equities; in research, sales and client relationship management roles with stints at various stockbrokers and investment banks - Kim Eng, GK Goh, Deutsche, UBS and BNP Paribas.

He joined Maybank in 2011 and served at Maybank Kim Eng (MKE) as the Regional Head of Institutional Equities. He was instrumental in the Maybank-Kim Eng integration and the development of MKE’s institutional equities business. He was appointed the Regional Head of International Business in 2015. In this role, he identified new business opportunities and continued to build MKE’s  client base especially in the non-ASEAN markets.

In 2016, Keat Jin joined Maybank’s Financial Institutions Group (FIG) and was appointed the Managing Director for Non-Bank Financial Institutions. His key duties include the formulation of business strategy and development of FIG client relationships.

Keat Jin holds a Bachelor of Science (Actuarial Science - First Class Honours) degree from the London School of Economics, UK. He is also a certified Chartered Financial Analyst.

Wijaya Elham
Member
UOB Asset Management Ltd

As Chief Operating Officer, Wijaya is responsible for the overall functions of Middle Office and Governance, Digitalization and Data Management as well as the Operations of UOBAM. He joined UOBAM in August 2015 and has more than 20 years of extensive operational experience, principally in investment custody operations, fund accounting and new business consulting. Prior to joining UOBAM, he was Head of Operations with Northern Trust Company.

Wijaya was educated at Indiana University Kelley School of Business.





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