At CFO (Boardroom Media) we track over 1,000,000 startups and over 5,000,000 people who hold key positions in these companies. We use this directory of startups to highlight top employees, founders and board members we think deserve more appreciation than they are currently getting.
This list showcases the top Singapore based CFO’ operating in the Financial Services space. If you think a CFO’ is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected]
The individuals on this list have been included because of exceptional performance in one of the following categories:
- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as Crunchbase, SemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.
Lee Wai Fai
Chief Financial Officer of United Overseas Bank
Mr Lee joined UOB in 1989. He leads the Group’s financial and management accounting, investor relations and corporate services divisions. He holds a Bachelor of Accountancy (Hons) from the National University of Singapore and a Master of Business Administration in Banking and Finance from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He has more than 20 years of experience in banking.
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About United Overseas Bank: United Overseas Bank is a bank in China that caters to SMEs with financial services.
Darren Tan Siew Peng
Chief Financial Officer of OCBC Bank of Singapore
Mr Darren Tan Siew Peng was appointed Executive Vice President and OCBC Bank’s Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) in December 2011. As CFO, he oversees financial, regulatory and management accounting, treasury financial control, corporate treasury, funding and capital management, corporate planning and development and investor relations. He joined OCBC Bank in March 2007 as Head of Asset Liability Management in Global Treasury and assumed the role of Deputy CFO in May 2011. Prior to joining OCBC, Mr Tan worked for 13 years in the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (“GIC”) with his last position in GIC as Head of Money Markets. Mr Tan graduated with First Class Honours in Accountancy from Nanyang Technological University, and he is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a Fellow Chartered Accountant of Singapore. Age 45.
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About OCBC Bank of Singapore: OCBC Bank of Singapore provides its clients with various financial services, ranging from transaction banking to stockbroking services.
Tan Seng Chun
Chief Financial Officer of Network for Electronic Transfers
Mr Tan is responsible for the overall financial management of the company including financial reporting and operations, systems, processes, project management and corporate planning. He has more than 20 years of experience in finance and was most recently Finance Director for Asia Pacific at Habasit AG. Mr Tan holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from Nanyang Technological University and is a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and Singapore Institute of Directors.
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About Network for Electronic Transfers: NETS is a leading payments services group, enables digital payments for merchants, consumers and banks.
Chief Financial Officer of Cento Ventures
Lee is responsible for building and maintaining each of DMP’s funds, as well as overseeing all investment activity and compliance issues. Given his experience in supporting fast-growing tech companies as an operational CFO, he often gets involved in supporting the portfolio directly. Before DMP, Lee held a number of senior operational finance positions within the TMT sector, most recently as CFO for Touch Local Group in the UK. Backed by Balderton Capital, the company was recognised by The Sunday Times Tech Track Top 100 for two years running as one of the fastest growing private technology companies in Britain and was recently acquired by Web.com (NASDAQ: WWWW). During his four-year tenure at Touch Local, Lee was responsible for commercial financial analysis and decision support, driving the Group to profitability. He also oversaw the implementation of successful and scalable financial systems and processes which helped streamline the business as the company grew. Lee was the key finance partner on a number of transactions including the acquisition and subsequent integration of Enable Media (Scoot.com) from ITV Plc in 2009. In previous roles, Lee headed up the Financial Planning & Analysis function for Advertising Sales at Yahoo! Europe and also spent four years with the Financial Times, where he was involved in a number of key strategic online projects.
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About Cento Ventures: Helping digital entrepreneurs achieve their regional ambitions in Southeast Asia and other growth markets.
Co-Founder & CFO of Jewel Paymentech
Sandra is the CFO and co-founder of Jewel. She spent several years in Hong Kong at ABN AMRO (subsequently RBS) within the Corporate Finance and Sectors Advisory Teams, where her primary role was providing advisory services for clients in the Private Equity space. Most recently, she managed Corporate Finance for Omesti Berhad, an established IT services provider publicly listed on Bursa Malaysia. Sandra is a CFA® charter holder and graduated from the University of Waterloo, Canada with a Bachelor of Mathematics, double majoring in Actuarial Science and Statistics.
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About Jewel Paymentech: Jewel Paymentech is a FinTech company.
Deputy General Manager and Chief Financial Officer of Lu.com
Mr. Zheng Xigui was the Managing Director of Fuxing Capital, CEO of Exciting Network, Deputy CFO of Fuxing Group, President of Beijing Pioneer Sky Information Co., Ltd., Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of eBay China, Chief Operating Officer of PayPal China, Chief Financial Officer of AT&T, Accenture Senior consultants, etc., American CPA.
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About Lu.com: Lu.com is an online marketplace for trading of financial assets.
CFO & Co-founder of Sherpa
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About Sherpa: Sherpa provides perfectly personalised insurance in one simple account for one payment
Khai Lin Sng
Co-Founder and CFO of Fundnel
Khai Lin is the co-founder and CFO of Fundnel. She established the private investment platform in 2015 with the vision of making a difference to small and medium-sized enterprises that experience insufficient access to growth and expansion funding. She is responsible for the company’s financial and operational strategies whilst providing foundation to a strong team of visionaries with her execution-driven work ethos. She has significant expertise in banking and private investments, possessing more than five years of experience working at JP Morgan, Citibank and CIMB-GK Securities.
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About Fundnel: Fundnel is SEA’s largest private investment technology platform, building next-gen capital markets infrastructure for access and liquidity.
Chief Financial Officer of Lodgis
Previously Regional Director and Portfolio Controller at LaSalle Investment Management, an investment arm of JLL, she served as co-Controller to $3bn Asia Op Fund III and Controller to Asia Opp Fund IV. She has led the project-level financing for Singapore, Thailand, and Australian investments, raising and refinancing over $2bn to-date.
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About Lodgis: Lodgis is a hotel investment platform formed through a joint venture between Warburg Pincus and Vinacapital.