Conversations with Lee Bing Yi

Lee Bing Yi is a Director at PwC Singapore’s Financial Services Assurance practice. He is also part of the firm’s Sustainability and Climate Change team and leads its environmental, social, and governance (ESG) solutions for the financial services sector. He specialises in sustainability assurance, strategy, climate risk management and reporting. In this article, he sheds light on his professional growth and what it means to take charge of one’s career…

Conversations with Eric Sim

From helping his father sell prawn noodles at the hawker centre to scaling the peaks of investment banking as a Managing Director at UBS, Mr Eric Sim unveils networking tips he has picked up, and provides insights on advancing one’s career. Sim founded Institute of Life with the mission of helping young professionals achieve success at work and in life. Among his many achievements, he is a finance professor teaching at top universities around the world and boasts a massive following on LinkedIn. A newly minted author, his book ‘Small Actions’ gained rave reviews, and in May 2022, was nominated for the Business Book Awards in London…

Conversations with Kenneth Tan

Kenneth Tan is a Marketing Category Manager in DBS Bank, where he leads the marketing procurement team in liaising with advertisers, publishers and event-organisers. He is also the co-founder of two very successful small businesses, PramShare and PramWash, which are the first premium stroller rental and washing companies respectively in the ASEAN region. Prior to this, he has over 10 years of experience in the marketing and procurement sector in Schlumberger and PropNex. In this article, Kenneth shares about his experience working in these various roles…

Conversations with Chua Ee Chien

No stranger to the world of fintech, investments, and start-ups, Mr Ee Chien Chua currently heads the Business Development & Partnerships arm of Endowus, a digital investment advisor and solutions provider in Singapore. Managing strategic cooperations between businesses, Ee Chien empowers employees and employers alike on financial planning and investments. With his prior experience spanning storied institutions like Goldman Sachs and unicorn start-ups such as Uber and a company, Ee Chien knows what it takes to succeed in a fast-paced and competitive environment. Apart from his career in finance, Ee Chien also runs Whimsical Inc., an F&B group that runs Jekyll and Hyde, graft and Operation Dagger…

Insights on Banking and Finance

On 4 January 2022, Advisory hosted Discover+: Banking & Finance, the 49th edition of the Discovery+ series. Speakers on the panel included:
Mona Carvalho (Moderator) – Managing Director, Corporate and Institution Banking Transformation, Standard Chartered Bank
Andy Tan – Head of Loan Syndicate, South Asia, Credit Suisse…

Insights on FinTech

On 2 March 2021, Advisory hosted Discover+: FinTech. Speakers on the panel included: Lim Siew Hoon (Moderator), Global Program Manager, PayPal; Jeremy Soh, Head of Singapore Development Centre, PayPal; Chia Hock Lai, Founding President of Singapore Fintech Association, Co-Chairman of Blockchain Association Singapore, Co-Founder of Global Fintech Institute; Harris Leow, Regional Merchant Solutions, Visa, Vincent Teo, Vice President of Digital & Growth / Offshore Wealth Management, OCBC Bank….

Conversations with Soh Yi Da

Soh Yi Da is the Vice President, Investor Relations at United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB), where he is responsible for engagement with the investment community on behalf of the firm. In this article, Yi Da shares the responsibilities of his role, his career journey prior to his current role, and what it takes for others who are keen to join his profession…

Insights on PayPal

On 8 July 2021, Advisory hosted Experience+: PayPal, where participants benefited from panel discussions, small-group networking with PayPal professionals, as well as an exclusive FinTech introduction led by PayPal experts. During the visit, we were privileged to have experienced professionals from PayPal, including:
Jerry Tso – Senior Director, Head of Singapore Development Center
Andrew Gregovic – Director of Software Engineering
George Chen – Senior Information Security Engineer, Cybersecurity Defence Centre;
Zhang Xuqian – Senior Software Engineer;
Kanika Jain – Software Engineer
Irena Hu – Tech Recruiter and SG University Relations Lead

Our selected participants included students from various education levels and institutions with a common curiosity in PayPal and FinTech, and how to best position themselves for roles in the company and in the industry…

Conversations with Kent Loi

Kent Loi is an Investor at Amasia, where he is involved in sourcing and executing investments and managing existing portfolio companies. In this article, Kent shares the responsibilities of his role and what it takes for others to join his profession…

Reflections with Carina Lim

As a Director in Keppel Capital, Carina Lim oversees the activities such as fund-raising acquisition, asset management and portfolio management of the Keppel Education Asset Fund. Before she heads up the education division in Keppel Capital, she led the asset management division of Alpha Investment Partners, another business unit in Keppel Capital to create and manage quality real estate to capture investor interest. As an established leader in the field of Private Equity Real Estate, Carina shares the personal challenges she faced and how she overcame them. She also offers her insights on the future of the industry and valuable advice for youths looking to take a similar path…