80RR Fintech Hub SG has just recently launched our Experts-In-Residence.
We aim to provide an easily accessible channel for our members to connect with the relevant parties, that will be able to assist them with different various functions from banking to legal advisory.
Our Experts aim to expand the pie for all stakeholders in the Fintech Eco-system and to help our 80RR Members to get ahead on the Fintech Eco-system through strategic collaborations.
Become a member with us and get connected with these industry experts instantly.
MEET THE EXPERTS
Government Technology Agency of Singapore
From delivering digital services to developing Singapore into a Smart Nation, GovTech advocates innovative technology to shape the way business is done in the government.
GovTech is focused on building six Centres of Excellence (CentEx):
Government ICT Infrastructure
Sensors & IoT
Mr David Fowler, Director
David is a Director with PwC Singapore’s Venture Hub. He started his career at PwC Channel Islands, where he worked with a number of prominent financial services based clients in the venture, private equity and banking space. He has an in depth knowledge of the venture capital industry, having spent the last 11 years working with Venture Capital clients in Asia and Europe. David also works closely with startup companies from around the world, providing them with mentorship and market access. He has been a mentor for a number of accelerator programmes in Singapore, and is actively engaged in the local and global ecosystem.
Mr Quek Li Fei, Head of Private Clients and Banking & Finance practice
Li Fei is actively involved in advising on legal aspects of blockchain, cryptocurrency and ICOs (initial coin offerings), including legal and regulatory compliance, under Singapore law.
In addition, he has experience in acting for banks on varied transactions and in general corporate law, and also helps individuals a part of his private clients' practice, in estate planning, including the legal aspects of wealth management, advising on and setting up trusts and off-shore structures to secure their future and the future of their families.
His cross-border work on various debt and equity issues has involved lenders, borrowers and corporates in many jurisdictions including Indochina, the PRC, Korea, ASEAN, the Bahamas, Panama and the United Kingdom. He enjoys providing clients with clear thinking on matters that are often highly complex.
Li Fei heads the firm’s Banking and Finance and Private Clients teams and founded and heads the firm’s Blockchain, Cryptocurrency & Initial Coin Offerings (“BCI”) teams.
Mr Chia Hock Lai, President
Chia Hock Lai has close to 2 decades of experience in the financial and technology industry and has worked in organisations like Government Technology Agency of Singapore (GovTech) and NTUC Income.
Besides being the founding president of the Singapore FinTech Association, he is also a Fellow of the Singapore University of Social Science, member of the Banking & Finance and Fund Industry panel of Nanyang Polytechnic and advisor to start-ups.
Under his leadership, the Singapore FinTech Association (SFA) has grown its membership base to more than 300 corporate members, with an extensive international partnership network in more than 30 countries. In recognition for SFA's work in helping workers to re-skill and up-skill into FinTech, SFA was conferred the prestigious "Partner of Labour Movement" award by NTUC in 2018. In addition, he was amongst the LinkedIn Power Profiles for Finance in 2018, for his active contribution as a key opinion leader in the professional FinTech community.
Ms Connie Liew, COO
Coris Asset Management Pte Ltd is a Venture Capital Fund Management Company investing in promising fintechs or start-ups using blockchain technology.
Providing Seed and up to Series A funding, we also have an accelerator & incubator programme where we bring together the value chain of influencers within the fintech and blockchain ecosystem to advise the investee companies in areas such as strategic planning, marketing, finance, administration, human resources, legal, etc, to nurture them to become unicorns in their area of business.
Connie is a seasoned corporate banker, started investment in Blockchain/Fintech since 2014. Active participant and Speaker in Blockchain/Fintech Community since 2016.
Mr Chua Chek Ping, Executive Director
Chua Chek Ping, is United Overseas Bank’s Executive Director and Head for Strategic Alliances and Fintech.
In his role, Chek Ping leads his team to work with Business and Functional teams to forge and expand strategic collaboration and partnerships with external parties operating in the Fintech and Digital ecosystems in line with Business objectives and strategies.
Prior to his current role, Chek Ping has over 20 years of commercial and corporate banking experience with DBS, HSBC and Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML), managing client relationships in the SME, commercial and large corporate space in multiple industry segments, including TMT, Healthcare, NBFI and Auto sectors, at the regional and global level.
Chek Ping spent 6 years in China between 2008 - 2014 to lead and build up the MNC client segment and team with HSBC and BAML. During his tenor in China, Chek Ping had experienced firsthand China’s rapid development and adoption of digital innovation and helped many of his MNC clients established a foothold in this complex market to tap on its tremendous opportunities.