Financial & FinTech

MEMBER PROFILE
Chairperson
Ashley Jones
The Fry Group
 
Ashley joined the Financial Services Business Group in 2012 and was appointed Chairperson in 2016. Prior to this Ashley was also appointed the Treasurer for the St David’s Society of Singapore for two years between 2012 and 2014.

Ashley has more than ten years experience, in financial planning and holds the required qualifications in Singapore to operate as a fully licensed financial adviser representative with The Fry Group in Singapore. His expertise is centred on the UK financial planning environment with the majority of advice relating to retirement planning, UK tax structuring, investment management and insurance based advice.

The Fry Group endorse a high level of professional expertise and in line with this Ashley is attaining the final credits to acquire Chartered Financial Planner status in the coming year or so with the longer term aspiration to hold a Fellowship with the Chartered Insurance Institute in the UK.
Co-chair
Francesca McKee
British High Commission
 
Francesca is the economic adviser to the British High Commission in Singapore. She leads on policy development for the UK government across the economic and financial sectors in Singapore, including FinTech collaboration and the UK-Singapore Financial Dialogue. She also advises the UK government and firms on economic developments and business opportunities in Singapore and ASEAN.
 
Co-chair
Kalai Natarajan
Prudential Assurance Company Singapore (Pte) Ltd
 
 
BritCham Representative
Olivia Widen
British Chamber Of Commerce
 
 
Group Representative
Sunil Iyer
The Iyer Practice
 
Sunil has 15 years of experience in providing financial services solutions to clients. He oversees private client services and regulatory compliance. Prior to joining the firm, he worked at PwC’s Financial Services practice and at Deutsche Bank. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Trust and Estate Practitioner.
Group Representative
Piers Gorman
World Fuel Services
 
Piers moved to Singapore in January 2018 to head up Business Development in APAC for MSTS, a Fintech company within World Fuel Services. Previously Piers headed up market entry into Africa across the World Fuels portfolio of solutions. Prior to World Fuels, Piers was Managing Director of Dascam Consulting, a defence and security consultancy based in Abu Dhabi, including leading the company through their acquisition by Ultra Electronics in 2008, following an 8 year spell in the British Army as an infantry officer. Piers is a graduate of Durham University and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.
 
 
Group Representative
Andy Kerr
St. James’s Place
 
As a Partner of St. James’s Place Wealth Management based in Singapore, Andy is fully licensed to provide financial advice in all areas of financial planning for both individuals and businesses. His advice includes life insurance, wealth management, retirement planning, savings and investments.

Having moved to Singapore over 12 years ago, Andy is ideally placed to deal with the issues professionals commonly face whilst working overseas and managing their wealth.

Andy likes to balance his work life with his family, sport and generally keeping fit. He also spends time providing assistance within areas of interest which include organisations that foster improvements in communities, the environment, health and human rights.
Group Representative
Tim Klimcke
Robert Walters (Singapore) Limited
 
 
Group Representative
Jennifer Doherty
HSBC Bank
 
Jennifer Doherty is Asia Head of Innovation for HSBC’s Global Liquidity and Cash Management (GLCM) business. In this role, she is focused on identifying opportunities for HSBC to leverage technology from the Fintech community and deliver value to HSBC’s corporate clients. A seasoned professional with 14 years of banking and financial services experience, Jennifer joined HSBC in 2013 with extensive experience in managing product portfolios and developing bespoke solutions for corporate and institutional clients. Based in Singapore, she is responsible for the longer term direction and strategy of the innovation capabilities of the GLCM business to ensure that it meets and exceeds clients’ needs. Prior to joining HSBC, Jennifer held a number of product related roles at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and the Royal Bank of Scotland.
 
Group Representative
Paul Landless
Clifford Chance Pte Ltd
 
Paul Landless is a partner in our Singapore office who specialises in structured finance, derivatives and financial markets products, including securitisations, repackagings, structured notes, securities lending and repo. He leads the financial markets team in Singapore and South East Asia. He also has extensive experience in various types of structured transactions, including in relation to commodities trading, and he regularly advises on global and local financial market regulatory developments and financial market infrastructure. He is also a member of the firm's Brexit Markets Group and recently has been very active with FinTech developments in Singapore.

Paul has worked in our London, Hong Kong and Singapore offices and helps lead the FinTech Practice, ASEAN Focus Group, Philippines Focus Group.
 
Group Representative
Jeremy Leong
The Royal Bank of Scotland plc
 
Jeremy is a British Citizen currently employed as a Director within RBS Singapore’s NatWest Markets division. Jeremy focusses on Risk and Conduct Advisory (Compliance) across APAC markets. Jeremy is a qualified accountant, PRINCE II practitioner and a member of the British Computer Society. Jeremy has over 20 years of financial services experience spanning private practice, financial regulation and investment banking in Australia, UK and Singapore.
Group Representative
Subhash Raghavendra
NashTech
 
Subhash Raghavendra is the Vice President for Asia at NashTech across both the Technology Innovation and Business Process Solutions service lines.

His primary responsibility is to lead a high-performing sales and solutions team to grow the Asian business for NashTech. Subhash holds the P&L responsibility for the region, including ownership of the Strategy, Sales and Marketing across all verticals.

He has worked in Business Development, Consulting and Advisory domains in the Asia-Pacific region for the majority of his career and has a deep understanding of consulting and technology combined with sound knowledge of the regional market.
 
 
Group Representative
Giorgio Rigotti
Bank Julius Baer & Co Ltd, Singapore
 
Giorgio is a Certified Wealth Management advisor and he is Executive Director at Bank Julius Baer on the international team. The team focuses on UHNWI Clients and Family Offices interested in Asian investment expertise, opportunities and solutions. Giorgio is based in Singapore since 2011 and has a strong experience in the financial sector with Wealth Planning background. Previously he worked for U.S and Swiss banks and was a teacher at AIAF (Italian Association of Financial Analysts) for courses related to Wealth Management.
Group Representative
Rhys Spencer
Tullett Prebon Information
 
Rhys Spencer has worked in the OTC derivatives markets in for the past 8 years. Initially at Thomson Reuters, Rhys joined Tullett Prebon Information (TPI) as Product Manager in 2010, and is now APAC Sales Director. Launching and licensing numerous pricing services across the region, Rhys specialises in Fixed Income, FX, Interest Rate, Equity and Energy Derivatives, and has represented TPI at industry events, presenting and taking part in various panel discussions. Rhys has a strong regulatory focus and aspires to play a small part in the further development of the Asian financial markets. During his time at Tullett Prebon Information Rhys attained the CFA designation, completed his first marathon and became a father of two.
 
Group Representative
Samuel Sharpe
Duane Morris & Selvam LLP
 
Samuel R. Sharpe is an international commercial and disputes lawyer qualified to practice Singapore and English law. With 20 years of experience in Asia, Mr. Sharpe advises clients in Singapore and the region on a range of commercial issues including corporate, employment, compliance and disputes matters (including mediation, international arbitration and litigation in Singapore) across a wide range of industry sectors. Mr. Sharpe is also a specialist white collar criminal defence lawyer and is head of the firm’s Corporate Crime Investigations Practice Group. Mr. Sharpe is regarded as a Recommended Lawyer for Dispute Resolution in Singapore by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018. His extensive experience includes advising clients in complex cross border proceedings before major arbitration institutions including the SIAC, ICC, LCIA and ICSID, as well as before the Singapore and English High Courts. Mr. Sharpe’s white collar criminal defence practice focuses on anti-money laundering, anti-bribery investigations and compliance.
 
Group Representative
Richard Mitcham
JDX Consulting
 
Richard is Head of Asia Pacific for JDX Consulting. He moved to Singapore in 2016 to establish the business, oversee project delivery and manage the business growth within the region. Richard joined JDX in 2012 and established the JDX Change Management practice which now is over 150 consultants globally. Prior to this Richard’s background is project/program management in Financial Services and he is an accredited Prince II practitioner trainer.
 
Group Representative
James Aylen
UBS A.G.
 
James is Executive Director and Head of UBS Evolve – The Centre for Design Thinking and Innovation. He is responsible for managing a diverse team of subject matter experts whose goal is to create a platform for incubating transformative wealth management solutions using disruptive technologies. Within this role, he looks to drive innovation through collaborative partnerships with VCs, start-up communities, Academia and enterprise-level technology firms. James has worked in various roles across 3 major continents and for numerous different Financial Services Firms. James holds a degree from the Loughborough University.
Group Representative
Philip Le Pelley
DBS
 
 
 
Group Representative
Nicholas Hanna
K&L Gates LLP
 
Group Representative
Mehul Khimasia
Deutsche Bank AG
 
 
Group Representative
Bruno Amaro
Barclays Bank PLC
 
 
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