Our Speakers

Conference Speakers

Chan Chun Sing
Minister for Education, Minister-in-charge of Public Service

Mr Chan Chun Sing was appointed Singapore’s Minister for Education on 15 May 2021. He is also Minister-in-charge of the Public Service since 1 May 2018.

Mr Chan drove Singapore’s economic and industrial development as Minister for Trade and Industry (MTI) from 1 May 2018 to 14 May 2021. As Deputy Chairman of the People’s Association from 1 October 2015 to 14 May 2021, he oversaw national efforts to foster social cohesion.

From May 2015 to May 2018, he was Secretary-General of the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) and expanded the Labour Movement network to represent all working people in Singapore. Prior to NTUC, he served as Minister for Social and Family Development (2013-2015) and Acting Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports (2011-12). He was also Second Minister for Defence (2013-15) and Minister of State for Information, Communications and the Arts (2011-12). 

Serving with the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) from 1987 to 2011, Mr Chan held various appointments including Chief of Army. He was elected Member of Parliament for Tanjong Pagar Group Representation Constituency in 2011.

An SAF (Overseas) and President’s Scholarship holder, he graduated with First Class Honours in Economics from Christ’s College, Cambridge University, UK. In 2005, he completed the Sloan Fellows Programme at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under the Lee Kuan Yew Scholarship.

Ravi Menon
Managing Director, Monetary Authority of Singapore

Mr Ravi Menon was appointed Managing Director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) in 2011. He was previously Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Trade & Industry and Deputy Secretary at the Ministry of Finance.

Mr Menon began his career at MAS in 1987. During his 16 years in MAS, he was involved in monetary policy; econometric forecasting; organisational development; banking regulation and liberalisation; and integrated supervision of complex financial institutions. Mr Menon spent a year at the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, as a member of the secretariat to the Financial Stability Forum. A recipient of the Singapore Government's Meritorious Service Medal and Public Administration (Gold) Medal, Mr Menon has served on a variety of boards in the public, private, and people sectors in Singapore. On the international front, Mr Menon chairs the Network of Central Banks and Supervisors for Greening the Financial System as well as Chair of the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero APAC Network Advisory Board. He is also a member of the Financial Stability Board (FSB) Steering Committee. Mr Menon holds a Master's in Public Administration from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Social Science (Honours) in Economics from the National University of Singapore.

Jenny Sofian
Chairman of IMAS and Chief Executive Officer of Fullerton Fund Management

Jenny Sofian is the Chairman of IMAS Executive Committee and 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. She was appointed the CEO and Head of South Asia in November 2009, responsible for their Southeast Asian and Australian operations. She also served as the Regional Director of Southeast Asia at the Group Level Executive Committee. Earlier in her career, she managed various insurance funds for the Insurance Corporation of Singapore and was responsible for asset allocation as well as investment across asset classes.​

Jenny is actively involved in a number of industry bodies that are working to positively influence the asset management industry. She is a member of the Monetary Authority of Singapore’s Financial Centre Advisory Panel and serves on the Executive Committee of the Investment Management Association of Singapore. Jenny is a member of the Institute of Banking and Finance’s Fund Management Working Group and was conferred the IBF Fellow award in 2020. She is also a member of the China-Singapore (Chongqing) Demonstration Initiative on Strategic Connectivity Advisory Group (CCI Advisory Group) and a former board member of the Finance Accreditation Agency in Malaysia.​ 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 degree (major in Finance) Summa Cum Laude.​

Akihiko Yoshida
Director, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, IMF

Akihiko Yoshida was appointed as Director of the International Monetary Fund’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (OAP), on December 1, 2022.

Mr. Yoshida had a long and distinguished career in the Japanese government and served in key positions, including Deputy Vice Minister for International Affairs, Deputy Director General of International Bureau (both in the Ministry of Finance), and Deputy Commissioner for International Affairs at the Financial Services Agency. He headed the FX Markets Division, IMF Division, Development Policy Division and Regional Financial Cooperation Division during his time in the Ministry of Finance and oversaw G7, G20 and ASEAN + 3 relations, through which he developed a wide range of human networks in Asia and the Pacific region and beyond. He has an extensive experience in international economic policy issues and represented Japan in different capacities in international fora.

Earlier in his career (2009-2013), Mr. Yoshida worked in the IMF as Advisor to the Director of Asia and the Pacific Department (APD). While at the IMF, he led missions to Pacific Island Countries and was also responsible for drawing up capacity development strategies for the region. In particular, he played an instrumental role in establishing a Technical Assistance Office in Bangkok in 2012, which is now called the IMF Capacity Development Office in Thailand (CDOT).

Born in Tokyo, Japan, Mr. Yoshida holds a LL.B. from the University of Tokyo (1992) and a Master in Public Affairs from Princeton University (1996). He is married with two sons.

Liew Tzu Mi
Chief Investment Officer, Fixed Income, and Chair of the Sustainability Committee, GIC Pte Ltd

Liew Tzu Mi was appointed Chief Investment Officer for Fixed Income in July 2016. She oversees the Fixed Income portfolio which includes investments in macro, credit, securitized products, convertibles, and cross-asset systematic investing. She joined GIC in 1998 and built her career in the Fixed Income department. She was responsible for the Emerging Markets and Foreign Exchange business from 2008 to 2010, headed up the Macro Research and Strategy team at its inception in 2011 and the Global Macro business from 2011 to 2016.

She chairs GIC’s Currency Risk Management Committee which is responsible for managing the currency exposure of the total portfolio, and the Sustainability Committee which drives the integration of sustainability into GIC’s investment and corporate processes. Ms Liew is a member of the Ministry of Defence SAVER-Premium Board of Trustees and the Central Provident Fund Board.

Ms Liew holds a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours) in Engineering and Master of Arts from the University of Cambridge, and a Master of Science in Engineering from Princeton University. She has completed the Advanced Management Program from INSEAD.

Robert St Clair
Managing Director, Strategist, Fullerton Fund Management

Robert is the Strategist at Fullerton Fund Management and works closely with the CIO to formulate and drive the firm’s global investment strategy across asset classes. In his role, he is responsible for developing and communicating the firm’s house views to clients, consultants and the media.

Robert joined Fullerton in 2020 from BP, where he was a Macro-Econometrician in the integrated Supply & Trading Group. Prior to that, he was with GIC for 10 years as a Macroeconomist/Strategist in their Economics and Fixed Income department. He was also with the Monetary Authority of Singapore and Reserve Bank of New Zealand in the earlier years of his career.

Robert graduated from the Victoria University of Wellington with a Master’s Degree in Commerce and Administration (Economics)

Sherene Ban
Chairman of Conference Organizing Committee, and Chief Executive Officer for Singapore and South East Asia, J.P. Morgan Asset Management

Sherene Ban, managing director, is Chief Executive Officer for Singapore and South East Asia for  J.P. Morgan 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 J.P. Morgan U.K. Retirement Plan and she sits on the Investment Committee. In addition, Sherene is on the board of J.P. Morgan 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.

Steven Yankelson
Head of Sales, ASEAN, Bloomberg

Steven Yankelson is Head of Sales, ASEAN at Bloomberg, the global business and financial data, news and analytics leader. Based in Singapore, he oversees business development and key customer relationships across 11 markets in the ASEAN region.

Prior to relocating to Singapore, Steven spent three years in London as Head of Enterprise Sales for Bloomberg in emerging markets across Europe, including Eastern Europe, Israel, Turkey, Greece, Russia and the CIS. In this role, he was responsible for a 50-strong sales team, serving 2200 firms, across 37 countries.

Steven has held various roles with Bloomberg since joining the company in 2007. He started his career in Global Customer Support and Analytics, prior to moving to the sales organization, and has supported numerous clients over the years, ensuring that they have the best experience with Bloomberg.

Steven graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in Economics and Politics.

Nitin Jaiswal
Head of Government Affairs & External Relations, Asia Pacific, Bloomberg

Nitin Jaiswal is Head of External Relations, for Bloomberg in Asia-Pacific, the world's most trusted source for real-time and historical financial data, news, research, and analytics.

Based in Singapore, Mr. Jaiswal works with government, regulators, business leaders to help advance capital market development in emerging and developed countries. Through strategic initiatives, spanning financial market structure, Fintech to green finance, he looks to leverage Bloomberg's global network and expertise to affect positive change and accelerate development in Asia, a region that is shaping global markets. Mr. Jaiswal has held various senior leadership roles managing key business for Asia-Pac since joining the company in India in 1997.

With its rich history and culture, Mr. Jaiswal feel passionate about Asian Philosophy and feel when blended with western thoughts can play an important role in building next generation of thought leadership in Asia.

Andrea Tan
Singapore Bureau Chief, Bloomberg News

Andrea Tan is the Singapore Bureau Chief for Bloomberg News. She was previously Asia-Pacific team leader for Daybreak, Bloomberg's flagship morning news product. She was also a market structure and regulatory reporter covering the inner workings of exchanges and financial shenanigans such as the 1MDB scandal.

In over two decades as a journalist, with Bloomberg and Business Times previously, she has covered law, technology, real estate and financial trading. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including The Washington Post, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Economic Times of India. She's a graduate of Nanyang Technological University, and holds a Master's Degree from Singapore Management University.

Masterclass Trainers

Aaron Filbeck
Managing Director and Head of UniFi, CAIA Association

As Managing Director and Head of UniFi by CAIA™ , Aaron oversees content and product strategy for the UniFi by CAIA™ Program. Prior to this, Aaron was responsible for the strategic direction of CAIA Association's content agenda, thought leadership, and member education initiatives, and supported content development for the CAIA Charter Program. His work has been published by Oxford University Press and The Journal of Investing, and covers topics such as ESG/sustainable investing, liquid alternatives, commodities, and asset pricing/factor investing. He is a frequent writer and speaker on these topics. Aaron’s practitioner experience lies in private wealth management, where he served as portfolio manager, overseeing asset allocation, portfolio construction, and manager research efforts for high-net-worth individuals and institutional retirement plans.

He earned a B.S. with distinction in Finance and a Master of Finance from Penn State University. He holds the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Certificate in Investment Performance Measurement (CIPM), Financial Data Professional (FDP) designations, is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, and holds the CFA Institute's Certificate in ESG Investing. He is a Past President of CFA Society Columbus and serves on the CFA Society Philadelphia Programs Committee. Aaron is an adjunct professor and serves on multiple advisory boards for Penn State University. 

Anshuman Asthana
Head of Post-Trade, Marketnode

Anshuman is Head of Post-Trade of Marketnode, an SGX Group and Temasek joint venture focused on digital markets infrastructure. As Head of Post-Trade, Anshuman is responsible for the leadership, management and delivery of Marketnode’s post-trade products and solutions. He is the product owner and architect of Fundnode – Singapore’s fund settlement utility which is being built under the guidance of Singapore Funds Industry Group (SFIG).

Anshuman is a securities services, asset servicing and post-trade expert with specialization in custody, transfer agency, blockchain, and digital ledgers. Previously, he performed an MAS regulated role as Head of Fund Trustee and Regional Head of Product for Securities Services at Standard Chartered Bank.  

Notably, Anshuman collaborated with PwC and MAS in promoting the Variable Capital Company (VCC) corporate structure for Singapore. He has also led various market change initiatives by offering innovative market-first solutions, successfully launching: ISO20022 messaging, private pension funds, T+0 NAV, bond settlement agent, fund accounting for crypto assets, amongst others. 

Anshuman holds a Bachelor of Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, and a Master’s in Business Administration (Finance, Systems) from the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad. 

Anthony Lim
Chief Risk Officer APAC, Aviva Investors Asia Pte Limited

Anthony is Chief Risk Officer of Aviva Investors Asia since 2016 where he is responsible for governance, enterprise wide risk management and compliance. Anthony has many years of experience in the financial services sector in the field of risk and compliance. Prior to his current role, he was Director of Investment Risk at Eastspring Investments Singapore. He also held other senior risk manager roles at CapitaLand Investments and OCBC Securities. Anthony holds a Bachelor of Banking Finance from Monash University, CFA Charter Holder, certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM) and Certified Information and Security Manager (CISM). Anthony is also the Singapore Chapter Director for Global Association of Risk Professional (GARP) and the inaugural chair of the GARP’s APAC buyside risk manager forum.

Chong Weihan CFA
Portfolio Manager, Private Equity, Fullerton Fund Management

Weihan is a Portfolio Manager in the Alternatives team at Fullerton Fund Management.

Prior to joining to Fullerton in 2022, Weihan was a portfolio manager with Fedesa Asia Advisory, a European single Family Office, for more than eight years.  Weihan primarily covered middle-market Private Equity (PE) and Venture Capital (VC) funds across all geographies and was the main manager responsible for all of Fedesa’s PE and VC fund investments in Asia. Weihan was previously a funds investment professional at Adams Street Partners and started his career as a Mergers and Acquisitions Analyst at DBS Bank Ltd. 

Weihan holds a Bachelor of Business from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is also a CFA charterholder.

Flora Wang
Head of Stewardship, Asia & Portfolio Manager, Fidelity International

Based in Hong Kong, Flora leads the stewardship team covering the Asia ex-Japan markets. Flora is also the assistant portfolio manager for the Sustainable Asia fund. Before joining FIL, Flora was the head of Investment Stewardship for the Greater China markets at BlackRock. Prior to joining BlackRock, she led the China and Taiwan Research at Institutional Shareholder Services.

Flora is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Accounting and Financial Reporting Council, the independent regulator of the accounting profession in Hong Kong. She also sits on the Public Shareholders Group, an external committee of the Securities and Futures Commission in Hong Kong.

Flora holds a Master of Science in Finance from the Lee Kong Chain School of Business at Singapore Management University and a Bachelor of Art in Economics from Tsinghua University. Flora is a CFA charter holder and a Fellow of the Hong Kong Chartered Governance Institute.

Giuseppe Scirica
Senior Product Manager, Market Risk, Bloomberg

Giuseppe is a Senior Risk professional with nearly 20-year experience in Finance and Risk Management. Currently, Giuseppe is EMEA product manager for Market Risk and SIMM at Bloomberg LP, prior to this he was Heading the EMEA Risk Specialist team looking after MARS risk solutions encompassing front office, Market, Credit and Counterparty Risk.

Prior to Bloomberg Giuseppe was Head of Southern Europe Risk consulting team at MSCI.

Giuseppe has extensive knowledge in Enterprise Risk Management, including derivative pricing, VaR methodologies as well as advance stress testing. In addition, Giuseppe has extensive experience in both Buy side and sell side regulation and its implementation.

Giuseppe received a BBA in Finance and Investments from Baruch College (CUNY) in New York and an MBA in Finance and Banking from SDA Bocconi School of Management in Milan.

Isaac Lee
Sustainable Finance Solutions APAC Lead, Bloomberg

Since joining Bloomberg in July 2006, Isaac has covered many different leadership responsibilities in his 16 years across Singapore, Beijing and Shanghai. He has led teams within Sales, Enterprise Support and is currently the APAC Lead for Bloomberg's Sustainable Finance Solutions. Isaac graduated with Honors from Nanyang Technological University where he majored in Electrical, Electronics Engineering and obtained GARP SCR certification in 2021.

Jack Wu
Senior Director, CapitaLand Investment Management

Jack Wu is a Senior Director at CapitaLand Investment Management, and he is responsible for acquisitions and divestments for private equity real estate funds.

Prior to joining CapitaLand Investment Management, Jack worked as investment professional at Credit Suisse and SC Capital Partners focusing on real estate asset class where he completed over $1,000 million of direct investments across Asia Pacific markets, and across real estate types. Jack acted as Director of Content, Asia Pacific at CAIA during 2020 to 2021, where he held responsibility for executing the organisation’s content strategy and updating CAIA Charter Program curriculum, focusing on private markets and real assets.

 Jack earned a 1st class hons in Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Engineering) from Nanyang Technological University. He also a Charted Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder and a CAIA charterholder.

James Shao, CFA
Index Product Manager, Bloomberg

James Shao is an Index Product Manager at Bloomberg. In this role he is responsible for formulating and executing the firm's APAC index business strategy across index solutions in all asset classes. He also works with clients to implement custom index requests and co-develop custom index solutions, with the goal of developing a sustainable pipeline from clients for innovative solutions. Previously, he worked in various roles at Lehman Brothers, Citigroup and FTSE Russell. He has more than 10 years of experience in assisting Asian institutional clients with fixed income portfolio risk and performance analysis, as well as creating custom indices for client benchmarking purpose or for launching fixed income ETFs and funds. James holds a M.S. in finance and B.S. in finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a CFA Charterholder.

Joanne Murphy
Managing Director, Asia Pacific, CAIA Association

Jo has been in Asia for 25 years and has held senior Asia Pacific wide management positions, successfully leading sales, business development, marketing, and client relationship management divisions; and has both built and managed large and effective regionally located teams.

Jo was expatriated to Hong Kong with Morgan Stanley and has worked for several global institutions including HSBC, Deutsche Bank and Triple A Partners. Jo’s roles have covered intermediary, buy and sell side as well as entrepreneurial groups, and now is Managing Director, Asia Pacific for the CAIA Association.

Jo enjoys the reputation of being hard-working, capable, committed, and commercial; is a seasoned presenter and sought out moderator, regularly contributing to leading forums addressing topical aspects of the financial services sector, with a particular focus on the Asia Pacific private markets landscape. Jo was a founding executive committee member of AIMA Hong Kong and now sits on its Education Committee, and holds corporate and NFP advisory board directorships, is a Fellow of Singapore University of Social Sciences and is an advisory council member of UPACA Gurukul (India).

John Allan
Head of Innovation and Operations Unit, Investment Association UK

John is responsible for the Innovation and Operations Unit which aims to build the industry’s innovation capacity through IA policy development on technological change, DLT, crypto and AI, as well as promoting fund modernisation and supporting firms on operational policy including resiliency. John is also a fixed member of the FCA’s Innovation Advisory Group bringing the regulator’s attention to key issues impacting the investment sector and fintech.

The Investment Association is the trade body and industry voice for UK investment managers. We champion the investment management industry, which plays a major role in the UK and global economy and helps millions of individuals and families achieve their life goals by helping grow their investments.

Julia Streets
Founder & CEO, Streets Consulting

Julia Streets is a champion of fintech and entrepreneurship, innovation, diversity and inclusion.  

In 2007, she founded Streets Consulting, the business development, marketing and communications consultancy. She and her team advise a wide range of international firms in the field of fintech, capital markets, investment management and payments innovation, as well as specialist offerings including NFTs, digital assets, tokenisation, blockchain, artificial intelligence and more. 

Prior to becoming a founder & CEO, Julia was global head of communications at NYSE Technologies, serving on the Executive Committee and European head of marketing and sales development at Instinet Europe.  She was head of eCommerce for a City PR agency throughout the dotcom boom and over the past 30+ years she has advised hundreds of startups, scaleups and global banks and financial institutions.   A certified transformation leadership coach, she works with senior executives to help them build and lead high performing teams, develop proud and solid growth-minded cultures and outperform as enlightened leaders.

Julia is the host of ‘DiverCity Podcast’ talking about diversity, equity and inclusion in financial services.  Now in its 15th series, DiverCity Podcast has listeners in >50 countries and is ranked one of the world’s top DE&I podcasts.  She is also the host of CityAM’s ESG show "Impact AM Live", Shell’s Energy Podcast and host of ‘Metaverse: What matters?”, recorded in the metaverse, available on You Tube to educate the world about the opportunities and risks as we navigate this multi-trillion dollar industry.

She is an advisor, mentor and investor and is called upon to chair many of the world’s leading conferences drawing not only on her industry experience, but also on her skills as a speaker, host and sell-out stand up comedian.

Julia is a founding member of the Power Women Network, a fellow of the British American Project and proud to serve as a board trustee of Street Child, a global education charity that believes that all children should be safe, in school and learning

Kate Rosenshine
Global Technology Director, Digital Natives, Microsoft

Kate is a part of the Strategic Partnerships team at Microsoft, where she leads the Global Digital Native Technology team, focusing on the intersection between business and technology to build long-term strategic value. Her team is responsible for developing and executing strategies to support expansion and scale through cloud technology. Before joining Microsoft in 2017, Kate worked at start-ups in Israel and the UK, where she led technology-focused teams. Kate started her career in bio-technology research, focusing on big data and genomics. Kate was a member of the AI Public-Private Forum (AIPPF), led by the BoE and FCE, aimed at facilitating dialogue between the public and private sectors to better understand the use and impact of AI in financial services. Kate holds a MSc in Molecular Biology and an MBA from Tel Aviv University.

Lucas Bouziat
Business Development Manager Asia, Technology, Amundi

Lucas is part of Amundi Group since 2010, coming from the fund services and solution industry. Lucas is the appointed representative of Amundi Technology in Asia and he is also managing and developing the fund distribution (Fund Channel) solution of Amundi in Asia since 2017.

Lucas performed different roles with responsibilities on sales and delivery for large transformation projects in the financial industry and specifically in the Asset Management & Wealth Management industries.

Lucas holds a bachelor degree in applied in Finance and Risk Management from Temple University of Philadelphia and a master degree in International Business from CEFAM business school.

Martin Pickrodt
Head of Fixed Income & Strategic Business Development, SGX Group

Martin currently serves as Head of Fixed Income and Strategic Business Development at SGX Group, where he spearheads the enhancement of the group's integrated fixed income offering across post-trade, primary and secondary market services, focusing on digitalisation and sustainable financing solutions. 

Previously a Director at Deutsche Bank, he has 15 years of experience in trading and structuring desks for global markets departments across Frankfurt, London, Singapore, and South Korea. Following his passion for fintech, Martin left the bank to join technology start-ups in Singapore.

At Canopy, a financial data aggregation and investment insights platform for high-net-worth individuals and wealth management professionals, Martin led its product development effort as Chief Product Officer.

Bento, where Martin was Chief Operating Officer, provided robo-advisory for B2C consumers as well as B2B technology for financial institutions in Southeast Asia. In 2020, Bento was acquired by Grab, where Martin served as Head of Wealth and ran its CMS-licensed entity.

Martin holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management. He is also an alumnus of the Said Business School of Oxford, where he completed the Oxford Fintech Programme in 2018.

Mervin Teo
Portfolio Manager, Private Equity, Fullerton Fund Management

Mervin is a Portfolio Manager in the Alternatives team at Fullerton Fund Management.

Prior to joining Fullerton in 2021, Mervin was a founding member and Director of Quadria Capital, one of Asia’s largest private equity firm, where he spent the last 10 years driving its Southeast Asia business. He was also a founding executive committee member of Investors for Health (i4H) and participated on the board of Soho Global Health and Royal Healthcare during his tenure at Quadria. Before that, he spent 4 years across alternative investments and management consulting at Mizuho and PwC, respectively.

He holds a Master of Science in Applied Finance from Singapore Management University, Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne and completed the Mini MD executive education program at ESSEC Business School.

Nav Vij
Chief Digital Neuroscientist, Neurowyzr

Nav Vij is the Chief Digital Neuroscientist and Co-founder of Neurowyzr, a Deep Neuroscience and Brain Capital company using the latest discoveries in neuroscience to optimize corporate and population brain health and performance.

Prior to Neurowyzr, he has 12 years of experience working in HR consulting, healthcare charities and non-profit organisations where his main responsibilities involved driving innovative change and holistic outreach programmes.

With a degree in Neuroscience and minor in Philosophy  from the University of Melbourne, Nav is passionate about brain health, mental well-being, animal welfare and social action.

Oliver Rippel
Co-founder and Partner, Asia Partners

Mr. Rippel is the Co-founder and Partner of Asia Partners. Founded in 2019, Asia Partners is a Singapore-based growth equity firm focusing on investments in technology and technology-enabled businesses in Asia, particularly in Southeast Asia. Asia Partners is purpose-built to enable Southeast Asia’s next wave of tech growth, with a unique synthesis of world-class investing and operating skills.

Previously he was the CEO of B2C E-commerce for Naspers, which included all e-tail, online marketplace, and online travel operations globally. Mr. Rippel joined Naspers in January 2009 as Head of Business Development in South-east Asia before managing E-commerce in Africa and Middle East shortly after. From 2011 to 2014 he oversaw E-commerce in Southeast Asia, India, and Africa, after which he was managing Online Services segments including E-tail outside of Europe, Online Travel, Online Real Estate, and Mobile Services.

Before working for Naspers, Mr. Rippel spent nine years at eBay – first in his home country Germany and then as part of the Asia-Pacific region in China, Korea, and South-east Asia. There, he mostly focused on strategy, business development, as well as category management and marketing operations. He studied economics in Berlin, Germany and holds the Certificate of the INSEAD International Directors Programme. He is also a member of the Young Presidents Organization Singapore Chapter.

Rachel Teo
Managing Director, Head of Sustainability & Head of Total Portfolio Sustainable Investing, GIC Pte Ltd

Rachel is GIC’s Head of Sustainability and a member of the Sustainability Committee in GIC. She is also concurrently Head of Total Portfolio Sustainable Investing in the Economics & Investment Strategy Department.

She works closely with GIC’s Client, Board, and internal stakeholders to conduct thought leadership research to deepen understanding of and build strong conviction for long-term sustainable investing. She also works with the Sustainability Committee to drive the integration of sustainability considerations across the investment organisation including in top-down and bottom-up investment strategies, corporate processes, reporting and

Rachel joined GIC in 2005 and before heading the Total Portfolio Sustainable Investing and Sustainability teams in 2022, her role was in long-term thematic research, global macro research and investment 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. 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 active in industry efforts on advancing sustainability-related capabilities. She is a Member of the MAS Green Finance Industry Taskforce (GFIT) Workgroup on Green Taxonomy, a Technical Advisor to the Sustainable Finance Asia Institute (SFIA) and an ExCo member of Investment Management Association of Singapore (IMAS).

Roger Zhang
Managing Director, Blackstone Credit

Roger Zhang is a Managing Director in Blackstone Credit, involved in origination and execution of credit investments across the capital structure in Asia.

Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Zhang was the Head of Private Debt Asia at Partners Group, responsible for senior and mezzanine debt investments in private equity sponsor-backed companies across Asia-Pacific. Prior to Partners Group, Mr. Zhang worked for Goldman Sachs, Ashland Partners and Ernst & Young.

Mr. Zhang holds an MBA from New York University Stern School of Business and is a CFA charter holder.

Sylvia Chen
Head of ESG, South Asia, Amundi

Sylvia Chen is Amundi’s Head of ESG, South Asia, based in Singapore. She contributes to ESG research and engagement efforts and covers topics from green, social and sustainability bond investing and energy transition. She also has a particular focus on Asia where she plays a key role in Singapore’s green and transition taxonomy and Asian investor engagement programs.

Before joining Amundi in 2021, she worked for BNP Paribas and Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation (OCBC) in fixed income capital markets, where she helped to establish OCBC’s sustainability bond framework. Sylvia has a Master in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Finance from the University of British Columbia.

Sze-Yunn Pang
Chief Executive Officer, Neurowyzr

Sze Yunn is the Chief Executive Officer at Neurowyzr. Previously, she was the Head of Population Health Management for Philips ASEAN Pacific. She was also a council member of the World Economic Forum's Global Future Council on the Future of Longevity.

A healthtech pioneer in Asia, Sze Yunn led the Population Health Management unit in Philips ASEAN Pacific, where she was part of many Asian healthcare “firsts” in telehealth and remote disease monitoring. She has broad and deep expertise in healthcare, technology and diplomacy, and a career spanning different organization types in US, China and Southeast Asia in Philips, NTUC Health, Microsoft, Siebel Systems, and the Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She sat on the World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Longevity.

She holds a BSc (Econs) from the London School of Economics and an MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

Tan Huck Khim
Head of Alternatives, Fullerton Fund Management

Huck Khim is the Head of Alternatives at Fullerton Fund Management and sits on Fullerton’s Investment Committee.

Prior to joining Fullerton in 2019, Huck Khim worked for Credit Suisse's Customised Fund Investment Group as a Partner on the Global Investment Committee, managing and investing private equity assets on behalf of its international institutional clients. Prior to Credit Suisse, he was the Head of Asian Funds Investments at Schroder Ventures Group, having raised and invested in Asian private equity opportunities. Before Schroders, Huck Khim was an Associate Director of Private Equity Funds at Hermes Private Equity, where he was responsible for managing capital for some of the largest UK pensions. Huck Khim started his career with Government of Singapore Investment Corporation Special Investments where he was involved in investing in private equity funds and co-investments in Europe.

Huck Khim graduated with a degree and a Masters in Economics from the Karl-Ruprechts Universitaet, Heidelberg, Germany.

Tan Xin Ru
Portfolio Manager, Alternatives, Fullerton Fund Management

Xin Ru is a Portfolio Manager in the Alternatives team at Fullerton Fund Management.

Prior to joining Fullerton in 2020, she was the Associate Director, Private Funds Group with UBS Investment Bank, focused on raising external institutional capital for private equity fund managers, across a range of strategies including Buyout, Growth, selected Early Stage and Infrastructure in Asia Pacific. Prior to that, Xin Ru was the Product Specialist in Bank of Singapore, where she was involved in the due diligence, fund selection and portfolio monitoring on behalf of the private banking clients.

Xin Ru holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the National University of Singapore.

Tan Yong Yi
Director, KKR

Tan Yong Yi joined KKR in 2015 and is a member of the Private Equity team focused on Southeast Asia. At KKR, he has been involved in the investments of Goodpack Limited, Japfa Comfeed, Voyager Innovations, V3 Group and The Executive Centre. Prior to joining KKR, he was at Deutsche Bank's investment banking division in Singapore.

He received a Bachelor's degree in Business Management, summa cum laude, from Singapore Management University.

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