Our Leaders

The Eastspring Investments Group Board oversees our business strategy and performance, as well as ensuring that our governance framework, risk and control systems are robust and defensible.

Chairman <br>Independent and non-executive director

Mr. Hsieh Fu Hua is Chairman of GXS Bank Pte Ltd (a Grab-Singtel joint venture for digital banking) and Chairman of Asia Capital Reinsurance Group Pte Ltd. He is a board director of GIC Private Limited and adviser to the PrimePartners Group, which he co-founded.

Mr. Hsieh started his career in merchant banking and capital markets in 1974 when he joined Morgan Grenfell Asia Holdings upon graduation, eventually rising to head the organization. He subsequently served as Group Managing Director of BNP Prime Peregrine Group Hong Kong, CEO of Singapore Exchange, President of Temasek Holdings, Chairman of Tiger Airways Holdings and Chairman of United Overseas Bank.

Mr. Hsieh is active in the social sector. He serves on the boards of a number of non-profit organizations. He chairs the National University of Singapore, the National University Health System, and the Singapore Business Federation Foundation Limited, and is a board member of MOH Holdings Pte Ltd. He is currently also a member of the National Research Foundation’s Research, Innovation and Enterprise Council.

Mr. Hsieh founded BinjaiTree, a privately-run charity that is keenly engaged in mental health, the arts and social services. He co-founded Caregivers Alliance Ltd, Resilience Collective Ltd, Shared Services for Charities and Tri-Sector Associates. He was previously President of the National Council of Social Service and Chairman of Stewardship Asia Centre as well as the National Gallery Singapore.

Mr. Hsieh is an alumnus of the NUS Business School.

Independent  and non-executive director

Dr Chia Tai Tee is an independent and non-executive director of the Board of Eastspring Investments Group, an independent director of the United Overseas Bank Group and a member of the Boards of Trustees of the Singapore Institute of Technology and the Ministry of Home Affairs Uniformed Services Invest Plan. He also serves on the Investment Committee of the Tote Board.

Dr Chia was the Chief Risk Officer at GIC, a position he held until his retirement in March 2020. As CRO, Dr Chia was responsible for the risk management oversight for the GIC group. He had held various positions in investment policy, economics and strategy, foreign exchange, and quantitative investments at GIC. Prior to joining GIC in 1994, he was a lecturer at the Department of Economics and Statistics at the National University of Singapore.

Dr Chia holds a Bachelor of Economics (Hons) from The University of Adelaide and a PhD in Economics from the Australian National University. He is also a graduate of the Advanced Management Programme of Harvard Business School.

Independent  and non-executive director

Ms Veronica Eng is an independent and non-executive director of the Board of Eastspring Investments Group since November 2020 and an independent and non-executive director of the Board of Keppel Corporation since 1 July 2015. She is the Chairman of the Keppel Corporation Board Risk Committee and a member of the Audit Committee.

Ms Eng was a Founding Partner of Permira. Over her 30-year career with Permira, Ms Eng held a number of key positions in the firm and had extensive experience in a wide range of roles in relation to its funds' investments across sectors and geographies. She served on the board of Permira and its Executive Committee, chaired the Investment Committee and was the Fund Minder to various Permira funds. In addition, she also had oversight of Permira's firm-wide risk management as well as its operations in Asia.

Ms Eng is a Professor (Practice) at the NUS Business School.

Ms Eng holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (First Class Honours) from the University of Singapore.

Chief Executive, Prudential Corporation Asia

Nic Nicandrou is Chief Executive of Prudential Corporation Asia (Prudential), responsible for its life insurance operations in Asia and Africa as well as its asset management business Eastspring Investments. He is also Chairman of Prudential’s joint venture business in China, CITIC Prudential Life Insurance.

Prudential is a market-leading life insurer in Asia and Africa with a robust multi-channel distribution platform providing a diverse range of solutions that meet the long-term protection needs of customers. It currently serves 17 million customers across the two continents. Eastspring Investments, a leading Asia-based asset manager, provides investment solutions across a broad range of classes and currently manages US$248 billion in assets. The company’s all in one health and wellness app, Pulse by Prudential, is now available in 15 markets in Asia and Africa, helping to provide affordable and accessible healthcare services to millions of people.

Prior to assuming his current role in 2017, Nic was Chief Financial Officer at Prudential plc from 2009 when he joined the company. He was also responsible for the Group’s strategy. From 2014 to 2017, he was the chairman of the European Insurance CFO Forum. Before joining Prudential, he worked at Aviva, where he held a number of senior roles including Norwich Union Life Finance Director and Board Member, Aviva Group Financial Control Director, Aviva Group Financial Management and Reporting Director and CGNU Group Financial Reporting Director. Nic started his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Nic served as a director of the Prudential plc Board from 2009 to May 2019. He is currently a member of the Group Executive Committee.

Chief Corporate Development Officer, Prudential Corporation Asia

Steve is a member of the PCA regional executive team and most recently has led a number of groupwide regulatory and governance initiatives.  He joined Prudential Group in 1979 and was one of the team who supported the formation of Prudential Corporation Asia and he subsequently transferred to Hong Kong.

He has held a number of senior leadership roles for the Prudential Group in Asia including as Chief Risk Officer until 2018 where he led the development of the compliance, risk management, tax and corporate governance functions across the region.

His association with Eastspring dates back to the establishment of the business in the 1990’s and he has sat on a number of Eastspring local boards and governance committees.

Chief Executive, Eastspring Investments Group

Wai-Kwong Seck is Chief Executive Officer of Eastspring Investments Group, the USD 254 billion investment management arm of Prudential plc. As CEO of the Group, he has overall responsibility for growing the business, deepening the investment capabilities and expanding Eastspring’s global and local retail and institutional client base.

Prior to joining Eastspring in April 2019, he was CEO Asia-Pacific for State Street Bank & Trust since 2011. He had joined State Street from the Singapore Exchange where he was Chief Financial Officer for eight years. His professional career had been focused primarily on wealth management and investment banking, having held senior-level positions in the Monetary Authority of Singapore, the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC), Lehman Brothers and DBS Bank.

Wai-Kwong is a board member of GIC. He is also chairman of the Investment Committee and a Trustee of the Singapore Police Force’s pension fund. He chairs the Future Leaders Council at the Wealth Management Institute. He is a member of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology’s Business School Advisory Council.

Wai-Kwong earned a Master of Business Administration with Distinction from the Wharton School with a major in finance, and a Bachelor of Economics with first-class honours from Australia’s Monash University, where he is also a Vice-Chancellor Professorial Fellow and serves on the Monash Philanthropy Council. On Singapore’s National Day in 2017, the Republic awarded him the Public Service Medal.

Chief Financial Officer, Eastspring Investments

Francis Woo joined Eastspring Investments, the Asian asset management business of Prudential plc, as Chief Financial Officer, in January 2020.

Francis leads the Finance and Legal functions of the business, working closely with the regional support teams. He serves on the board of Eastspring Investments Group and is a member of the Executive Management Committee.

Prior to joining Eastspring, Francis was Chief Financial Officer, Asia for TPG Capital Asia, where he oversaw the firm’s profitability and the performance of its investments in Asia. He also focused on investment opportunities in Southeast Asia as Managing Director.

Francis has spent over eleven years in investment banking. Before joining TPG Capital Asia in 2012, he was Co-Head of Corporate Finance for Southeast Asia at Credit Suisse Group AG. His investment banking experience includes time in New York with UBS Investment Bank and Credit Suisse First Boston.

Francis holds an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Michigan.

The Eastspring Investments Management Team brings together industry–leading professional and elites to create a better future with investors.

Chief Executive Officer<br />Eastspring Investments Group

Wai-Kwong Seck is Chief Executive Officer of Eastspring Investments Group, the USD 254 billion investment management arm of Prudential plc. As CEO of the Group, he has overall responsibility for growing the business, deepening the investment capabilities and expanding Eastspring’s global and local retail and institutional client base.

Prior to joining Eastspring in April 2019, he was CEO Asia-Pacific for State Street Bank & Trust since 2011. He had joined State Street from the Singapore Exchange where he was Chief Financial Officer for eight years. His professional career had been focused primarily on wealth management and investment banking, having held senior-level positions in the Monetary Authority of Singapore, the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC), Lehman Brothers and DBS Bank.

Wai-Kwong is a board member of GIC. He is also chairman of the Investment Committee and a Trustee of the Singapore Police Force’s pension fund. He chairs the Future Leaders Council at the Wealth Management Institute. He is a member of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology’s Business School Advisory Council.

Wai-Kwong earned a Master of Business Administration with Distinction from the Wharton School with a major in finance, and a Bachelor of Economics with first-class honours from Australia’s Monash University, where he is also a Vice-Chancellor Professorial Fellow and serves on the Monash Philanthropy Council. On Singapore’s National Day in 2017, the Republic awarded him the Public Service Medal.

Head of Eastspring Portfolio Advisors (EPA)<br>Eastspring Investments

Kelvin Blacklock is the Head of Eastspring Portfolio Advisors (EPA) at Eastspring Investments. Based in Singapore, he manages the EPA team which focuses on multi asset investment solutions for both internal and external clients.  He is a member of the Executive Management Committee.

Kelvin has a total of 30 years of investment experience across a wide range of asset classes and markets. Over his 19-year tenure at Eastspring, Kelvin has been  responsible for  the fixed income team, derivatives and structured products as well as alternative assets and, from 2009, has managed the multi- asset solutions team (which was renamed EPA in 2019).

Kelvin has extensive experience with Asian life insurance clients across the region, working with them on many aspects of their investments from Strategic Asset Allocation, risk management & derivative hedging, sub manager selection, alternatives as well as Tactical Asset Allocation and ESG.

Prior to joining Eastspring, Kelvin worked for 11 years at Schroders Investment Management, in various roles within the global fixed income team based in London, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Kelvin holds a Bachelor of Science (First Class Hons)  in Mathematical Sciences from University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland (1989). He is also a CFA charterholder.

Chief Risk Officer

Siew Ping Gwee joined Eastspring Investments, the Asian asset management business of Prudential plc, as Chief Risk Officer, in 2013.

Siew Ping is responsible for leading the Risk & Compliance functions across the 14 markets in which Eastspring Investments operates. She is a member of the Executive Management Committee.

Before joining Eastspring Investments, Siew Ping worked at Schroders, where she was Regional Head of Compliance and Risk, Asia Pacific. She was also a member of the Board of Directors of a number of the Schroder entities incorporated in Singapore including the asset management and the merchant bank entities. She joined Schroders in 1997 and held several senior compliance roles within the firm. Prior to Schroders, she was an Internal Auditor at Swiss Bank Corporation and J.P. Morgan respectively, leading audits in the Global Markets and Emerging Markets Treasury audits across Asia Pacific.

In 2009, Siew Ping was awarded the Distinguished Financial Industry Certified Professional certification in Compliance - Fund Management by the Institute of Banking and Finance.

 Siew Ping holds an MBA awarded by the University of Manchester (Manchester Business School) and a Bachelor of Accountancy Degree from the National University of Singapore. She is also professionally qualified as a Chartered Accountant of Singapore by the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.

Regional Chief Executive <br/>Southeast Asia

Wendy Lim joined Eastspring Investments, the asset management business of Prudential plc, as Regional Chief Executive for Southeast Asia, in November 2021. As Regional Chief Executive, she has overall management responsibilities for the Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam businesses. Functionally, Wendy leads the Retail business globally, including intermediary sales and digital strategy, and oversees Marketing & Communications. Wendy is responsible for the Prudential Life business relationship management which ensures close collaboration in building an integrated wealth capability. Wendy is a member of the Executive Management Committee.

Prior to joining Eastspring, Wendy was CEO Singapore & Regional Head of High-Net-Worth Segment, Asia, for Manulife Investment Management. She was also a member of the Wealth & Asset Management Executive Committee for Asia and an Executive Director of the Manulife Investment Management Singapore board.

Wendy has close to 30 years of experience in retail banking, wealth and asset management in Asia. Before joining Manulife Investment Management, she held various senior-level positions at BNY Mellon Investment Management, the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group, the Royal Bank of Scotland, HSBC and Citibank.

Wendy holds an MBA and Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Business Administration from Indiana State University.

Regional Chief Executive <br/>North Asia, Europe & Americas

Xavier Meyer is Regional Chief Executive for North Asia, Europe & Americas at Eastspring Investments and a member of the Executive Management Committee.

As Regional Chief Executive, he has overall management responsibilities for the Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, Europe and US businesses. Functionally, Xavier spearheads the Institutional business globally and leads the Product function, Client Service and Distribution offices.

Xavier joined Eastspring Investments in 2014, initially as Head of Product Strategy and Development before assuming the role as global Head of Distribution in 2018. He has 20 years of experience within asset management.

Prior to joining Eastspring, Xavier spent thirteen years with BNP Paribas in Europe and Asia (Seoul & Hong Kong), in product, investment & business development functions. He served as the APAC Head of Product Development and Strategic Marketing for BNP Paribas Investment Partners from 2012 to 2014 and Managing Director for Shinhan BNP Paribas between 2009 and 2012.

Xavier holds a Master’s degree in Economics & Finance from Sciences Po Paris and a Master’s degree from NEOMA Business School.

Chief Executive Officer, Singapore <br/>Head of Eastspring Portfolio Strategies

Boon Peng Ooi is the Chief Executive Officer of Eastspring Singapore and also Head of Eastspring Portfolio Strategies, overseeing the firm’s single strategy investment capabilities, including Equities, Fixed Income, Quantitative Strategies & Beta Solutions. In addition, Boon Peng is responsible for Eastspring’s central dealing function and Client Portfolio Managers. He is a member of the Executive Management Committee.

Boon Peng joined Eastspring Investments in July 2007, becoming Head of Regional Fixed Income and then taking on the role of Singapore CEO in April 2018. In September 2019, he took on the additional role as Head of Eastspring Portfolio Strategies. Boon Peng has a proven track record as both a people and money manager, building up Eastspring Singapore’s Fixed Income team, which is pre-eminent in Asia today. From April 2019 to April 2020, Boon Peng was also CEO of Eastspring Hong Kong.

Prior to joining Eastspring, Boon Peng was CIO and Executive Director at UOB Asset Management, Alternative Investments, where he was responsible for the business and investment management of CDOs and credit assets. Before this, he was Head of Fixed Income at Fullerton Fund Management Company, where he oversaw the management of fixed income investments in developed and emerging bond markets. Boon Peng also spent over 15 years of his career with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) where he worked in various areas of the Reserves Management Department, including seven years managing funds out of the MAS New York Office. Over the 2001-2002 period, Boon Peng was also the Representative of the MAS New York Office.  

In all, Boon Peng has more than 30 years of investment experience. In 2014, he was conferred the title of IBF Fellow by the Institute of Banking and Finance of Singapore. This honour recognises industry veterans who have demonstrated mastery of a profession and exemplify thought leadership and commitment to industry development. Boon Peng was also named CIO of the Year in Asia Asset Management’s Best of the Best Regional Awards for 2014 and 2015.

He holds a Bachelor of Science (Building) (Hons) degree from National University of Singapore and is a CFA charterholder.

Chief Human Resources Officer

Cynthia Tan is Chief Human Resources Officer at Eastspring Investments, the investment management arm of Prudential plc.

She is a member of the Eastspring Management Committee and has responsibility for developing and executing a people and culture plan that will support the firm’s growth in the long-term.

Cynthia has more than 20 years of human resources experience in the banking and finance sector across Asia. Prior to joining Eastspring Investments, she worked at ING Bank in Singapore where, for more than 10 years, she was head of HR for Asia Pacific for the retail and wholesale bank.

During her time at ING, Cynthia led the HR integration of TMB in Thailand, initiating cultural change activities and supporting transformation initiatives across Asia.  Prior to ING, Cynthia held HR roles at Standard Chartered Bank and the Government of Singapore Investment Corp.

Cynthia holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Sociology from the National University of Singapore. She also has a graduate diploma in personnel management from the Singapore Institute of Management.

Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Lilian Tham is Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Eastspring Investments.

Lilian joined Eastspring in January 2021 with responsibility for operations, technology, digital, data and administrative support, as well as other strategic growth and change initiatives. She is a member of the Executive Management Committee.

Prior to Eastspring, Lilian worked at Schroders for 26 years where, most recently, she was the Asia Pacific COO with oversight of Operations, Investment Services and Technology, Change and Innovation across the region.

Lilian held a variety of technology and operational roles during her time at Schroders, including COO for Singapore and Head of Operations & Technology for Asia Pacific.

She is a Fellow of the Institute of Banking and Finance Singapore and actively volunteers her expertise in various industry associations and committees.

Chief Financial Officer

Francis Woo joined Eastspring Investments, the Asian asset management business of Prudential plc, as Chief Financial Officer, in January 2020.

Francis leads the Finance and Legal functions of the business, working closely with the regional support teams. He serves on the board of Eastspring Investments Group and is a member of the Executive Management Committee.

Prior to joining Eastspring, Francis was Chief Financial Officer, Asia for TPG Capital Asia, where he oversaw the firm’s profitability and the performance of its investments in Asia. He also focused on investment opportunities in Southeast Asia as Managing Director.

Francis has spent over eleven years in investment banking. Before joining TPG Capital Asia in 2012, he was Co-Head of Corporate Finance for Southeast Asia at Credit Suisse Group AG. His investment banking experience includes time in New York with UBS Investment Bank and Credit Suisse First Boston.

Francis holds an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Michigan.

Head of Corporate Strategy and Chief of Staff

Janelle Yeo is Head of Corporate Strategy and Chief of Staff at Eastspring Investments. In addition to driving the firm’s strategic agenda and supporting the CEO in the roll-out of key organisational-wide initiatives, Janelle is also responsible for the firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions, and the strategy and corporate development of Eastspring’s wholly foreign-owned enterprise (WFOE) in China. She is a member of the Executive Management Committee.

Janelle joined Eastspring in 2008. Prior to taking up her current roles in August 2019, she was Chief Financial Officer for Eastspring Investments in Taiwan and, before this, Director of Regional Strategic Planning for the global business. Janelle also served as CEO (Interim) for Eastspring Taiwan from October 2019 to November 2020.

Janelle has over 20 years of experience within the financial services sector in Asia. She began her career as a banking supervisor with the Monetary Authority of Singapore and then as a management consultant with Oliver Wyman.

Janelle holds an MBA from INSEAD and a Bachelor of Accountancy (Hons) from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. She has also been awarded the CFA charter.

The Eastspring Investments Management Team brings together industry–leading professional and elites to create a better future with investors.

Chief Executive Officer, Singapore <br/>Head of Eastspring Portfolio Strategies

Boon Peng Ooi is the Chief Executive Officer of Eastspring Singapore and also Head of Eastspring Portfolio Strategies, overseeing the firm’s single strategy investment capabilities, including Equities, Fixed Income, Quantitative Strategies & Beta Solutions. In addition, Boon Peng is responsible for Eastspring’s central dealing function and Client Portfolio Managers. He is a member of the Executive Management Committee.

Boon Peng joined Eastspring Investments in July 2007, becoming Head of Regional Fixed Income and then taking on the role of Singapore CEO in April 2018. In September 2019, he took on the additional role as Head of Eastspring Portfolio Strategies. Boon Peng has a proven track record as both a people and money manager, building up Eastspring Singapore’s Fixed Income team, which is pre-eminent in Asia today. From April 2019 to April 2020, Boon Peng was also CEO of Eastspring Hong Kong.

Prior to joining Eastspring, Boon Peng was CIO and Executive Director at UOB Asset Management, Alternative Investments, where he was responsible for the business and investment management of CDOs and credit assets. Before this, he was Head of Fixed Income at Fullerton Fund Management Company, where he oversaw the management of fixed income investments in developed and emerging bond markets. Boon Peng also spent over 15 years of his career with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) where he worked in various areas of the Reserves Management Department, including seven years managing funds out of the MAS New York Office. Over the 2001-2002 period, Boon Peng was also the Representative of the MAS New York Office.  

In all, Boon Peng has more than 30 years of investment experience. In 2014, he was conferred the title of IBF Fellow by the Institute of Banking and Finance of Singapore. This honour recognises industry veterans who have demonstrated mastery of a profession and exemplify thought leadership and commitment to industry development. Boon Peng was also named CIO of the Year in Asia Asset Management’s Best of the Best Regional Awards for 2014 and 2015.

He holds a Bachelor of Science (Building) (Hons) degree from National University of Singapore and is a CFA charterholder.

President Director, Indonesia

Alan has 25 years of experience in financial industry including life insurance, banking, corporate finance, pension and asset management companies.

Prior to joining Eastspring, Alan spent 12 years with Allianz Life Indonesia, most recently as the Chief Investment Officer as well as a member of the Board of Directors. Prior to his CIO role, he held senior roles in market management, bancassurance and risk management at Allianz Life.

Alan holds Investment Management Representative License (WMI), a Certified Financial Planner (Singapore), Fellow Chartered Financial Planner (Singapore) and Registered Financial Planner (Indonesia).

Representative Director and Chief Executive Officer <br/> Eastspring Investments Japan

Yasuhisa Nitta is Representative Director and Chief Executive Officer of Eastspring Investments Japan, responsible for driving and developing retail and institutional business. He has held this position since July 2020.

With over 30 years’ investment management experience, Yasuhisa joined Eastspring Investments from PGIM Japan (previously Prudential Investment Management Japan) where he served as President and Chief Executive Officer for 13 years. At PGIM, he made a significant contribution to business growth and established a strong reputation for the firm, especially in the institutional market.

Prior to joining PGIM Japan, Yasuhisa held several senior roles with Mizuho Financial Group in Japan, Zurich and London, including positions at Mizuho Bank, Dai-Ichi Kangyo Asset Management (now known as Asset Management One) and DKB Investment Management International.

Yasuhisa holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from Hitotsubashi University and is a Certified Member Analyst of SAAJ. He is also a Certified International Investment Analyst and holds an UK Investment Management Certificate.

Chief Executive Officer, Korea

Cheon Woong was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Eastspring Investments, Korea, in 2012. He is responsible for driving business for both the institutional and retail sectors. Prior to joining Eastspring, Cheon Woong was CEO and President at Mirae Asset Global Investments (HK) Ltd and, before that, International Chief Marketing Officer.

During the past 15 years, Cheon Woong has worked in many of the world’s key financial centres, including New York, London, Hong Kong and Singapore, for organisations ranging from Hyundai Securities and Merrill Lynch to Morgan Stanley and Woori Investment & Securities.

Chief Executive Officer, Malaysia

Raymond was appointed Chief Executive Officer for Eastspring Investments, Malaysia, in 2016. He also sits on the Board of Directors of Eastspring Investment Berhad. Raymond joined Eastspring from CMS Dresdner Asset Management Sdn Bhd, where he was the Executive Director and Chief Investment Officer. He has over 30 years of industry experience, in positions including Head of International and Institutional Business, and Chief Investment Officer, ASEAN region for CIMB-Principal Asset Management Berhad.

Raymond is the Chairman of Malaysian Association of Asset Managers (MAAM) and is also the Chairman of FTSE Bursa Malaysia Index Advisory Committee. He is a Director of the Securities Industry Dispute Resolution Center (SIDREC) and sits on the Executive Committee for the Malaysia International Islamic Financial Centre (MIFC) as well.

Chief Executive Officer, <br/>Eastspring Investments Taiwan

Polly Wang is Chief Executive Officer of Eastspring Investments Taiwan.

With nearly 30 years’ financial services experience, Polly joined Eastspring Investments in November 2020 from Nomura Asset Management Taiwan, where she was CEO for four years.

Prior to joining Nomura, Polly spent 15 years at BNP Paribas Cardif Insurance group (a niche bancassurance company). Her roles during her tenure included Taiwan Country Manager and Taiwan CEO for TCB Life. She started her career from a Citibank MA and spent the first ten years focused on marketing at Citibank Taiwan and ABN AMRO Taiwan.

Polly holds a Master in International Management from the American Graduate School of International Management in the USA and a BA in Diplomacy from National Chengchi University in Taipei.

Chief Executive Officer, <br/>TMBAM Eastspring and Thanachart Fund Eastspring

Adisorn Sermchaiwong is Chief Executive Officer of TMBAM Eastspring and Thanachart Fund Eastspring, with responsibility for growing our retail and institutional business in Thailand and overseeing the integration of the two businesses. Eastspring acquired 65 per cent of TMB Asset Management (now TMBAM Eastspring) in September 2018 and 50.1 per cent of Thanachart Fund (now Thanachart Fund Eastspring) in December 2019. Through Eastspring’s combined holdings, the firm is the fifth largest asset manager in Thailand.

Adisorn has more than 25 years’ experience in investment management, wealth management and retail banking. He joined Eastspring in September 2020 from CIMB Thai Bank (CIMBT), where he was the President and Chief Executive Officer. Adisorn spent eight years at CIMBT in a number of senior roles, including Deputy CEO and Head of Consumer Banking.

Prior to his tenure with CIMBT, Adisorn held senior roles at UOB Thai Bank and Siam Commercial Bank and was President of SCB Asset Management.

Adisorn holds a MBA from Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration and a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Chulalongkorn University.

Chief Executive Officer, Vietnam

Ngo The Trieu is Chief Executive Officer and acting Chief Investment Officer of Eastspring Investments, Vietnam. He has more than 18 years’ experience in finance and investments, including more than 10 years with Eastspring. He headed up the Equity and Fixed Income investment from 2010, became CIO in 2015, and assumed the role of CEO in 2018. Trieu previously worked for another part of the Prudential group, Prudential Vietnam Assurance Private Limited, as an Actuary and, before that, at Arthur Andersen and Eximbank.

Trieu holds a Master’s degree in International Project Management from Skema Business School in France, an MBA from the Center of French-Vietnamese Management Institution (CFVG), a BA in Corporate Finance from HCMC University of Economics and a BA in Foreign Economics from Vietnam Foreign Trade University. He is a CFA charter-holder and holds the Fund Management Practice License issued by the State Securities Commission of Vietnam.