Meet our Elite Mentors
Executive Director and Head of Marketing & Marketing Communications
DBS Consumer Banking & Wealth Management
Ms. Julie CHIU is the Executive Director and Head of Marketing & Marketing Communications of DBS Consumer Banking & Wealth Management. She has over 25 years of experience in local and regional marketing, business strategy as well as public affairs in multi-national corporations including Citi, DBS, Prudential and Shell. She is also an experienced lecturer teaching Strategic Marketing, CRM and Advertising Strategy. With both BBA and Executive MBA degree from CUHK, Ms. Chiu has been frequently invited to be the guest speaker and panelist for marketing conferences as well as judge for renowned marketing awards eg Effie, MARKies and Campaign Asia Pacific Agency of the Year.
Managing Director, Head of China Real Estate
Angelo Gordon Asia limited
Prior to joining the Asia real estate team in 2006, Mr Ng was responsible for sourcing and executing real estate investments for Bank of China investments in Hong Kong. Before that, Mr. Ng worked at Goldman Sachs where he managed non-performing loan portfolios and distressed real estate assets in China. Previously, he was at CCAFM Co. in the real estate valuations group. Mr. Ng holds a B.A. degree from Wuyi University in China, an M.B.A. degree from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and an M.S. degree from New York University and The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He is fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese and English.
Ms Fong has extensive experience in providing accounting, audit and consulting services to public and private companies and is currently leading the telecommunications practice in Hong Kong. Ms. Fong has a number of external appointments, including but not limited to,council member of the HKICPA, council member and treasurer of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and board member of the Ocean Park. She assisted a number of companies in completing their initial public offerings (“IPO”s) in both Hong Kong and the United States and led numerous substantial transactions including acquisitions, disposals and privatisation of Hong Kong listed companies and registrants with the Securities & Exchange Commissions (“SEC”) of the United States. She is also a frequent speaker at various organisations on accounting and auditing, as well as IPOs and mergers and acquisitions (“M&A”) related topics.
Head of Search Ads Partner Development
Mr. Kwok has taken up the role of Head of Search Ads Partner Development at Apple lately. In his previous role with Google, he oversees the advertising and analytics platform including Display & Video 360, Search Ads 360, and Google Analytics. He is also leading the Machine Learning for Marketing efforts in the region. Mr. Kwok has been working at the forefront of data-driven marketing in Greater China since its infancy stage. He has been working at the media agency Zenith Media between 1996-2011 and was appointed the Zenith’s China Managing Director in 2004. Zenith was one of the largest media agencies in China in 2010 (Source: RECMA) under Derek’s leadership. In 2011, he joined Yoyi Digital as COO and launched one of the first DSPs (Demand-side Platform) in China. In 2014-2017, Mr. Kowk has been honored in the China’s Digital A-List for 4 consecutive years by Campaign Asia-Pacific.
Regional Head, Compliance
Regulatory Inventory and Change Management
Ms. Ngan began her career at Citi and has worked in several leading financial institutions on transaction banking, product management, business integration, and corporate banking in Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, and Korea. She has held various positions within the compan including the Director, Asia Head of Implementation, Securities and Funds Services, Director, Asia Franchise Risk and Control and Head of Interntional Personal Banking Risk and Control. Her duties range from strategic planning across the region, client onboarding and implementation of securities services in Asia Pacific and risk, governnce and control for International Personal Banking business.
Mr. So is the Managing Director & Head of Research at the China Construction Bank International (CCBI). He is a seasoned professional in investment and finance sector. Prior to his role at CCBI, Mr. So was the Head of China Research in Macquarie Group, ING Group and Credit Agricole CIB. Apart from his roles in Hong Kong and China, he also took up senior management roles in top banking institutions in US, UK,European, Singaporean and PRC banks.