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Ms Charmaine Chen

Customer Success Manager

Charmaine Chen graduated from Wesleyan University with a degree in Social Studies, and a passion for the way that digital technology has revolutionized the way the world works.

After spending a couple of years as a bartender, a teacher, and an advertising account executive, Charmaine found her home in the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) industry, where she is currently works in Customer Success.…

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Evolvo Group

Evolvo Group’s main specialization is comprehensive Financial Planning including all aspects of Personal and Business Insurance. All our Consultants strive to become the best in the Insurance industry by providing intelligent solutions and believing in long term partnerships with all our clients.

Our Management Team ensures that every Associates goes through a series of extensive trainings before becoming a certified practitioner and a detailed path to Leadership will be provided.…

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Mervyn Gan

Real Estate Agent

Mervyn has had more than seven years of experience in

the real estate industry and comes with a wealth of knowledge

especially in sales and leasing of residential properties in Singapore.

He has garnered commendations from clients for placing a ‘high priority’

on customer service which affords them an experience which is both

‘stress-free’ and ‘enjoyable’.…

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Anna V. Haotanto


Anna Haotanto is passionate about finance, education, women empowerment and children’s issues.

Anna has been featured in CNBC, Forbes, The Straits TimesBusiness Insider, INC and The Peak Singapore.

She was nominated and selected for FORTUNE Most Powerful Women conference in 2016 (Asia) and 2015 (San Francisco, Next Gen).…

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Michelle Hon

Founder & Chief Baby Planner

Michelle is a fashion model turned entrepreneur. She started The Chill Mom Maternity Concierge to help busy expectant parents plan and manage the arrival of their babies. Her blog – The Chill Mom Blog – a pregnancy and motherhood blog unlike any other – was born shortly after the birth of her first child, to share the latest and greatest about all the craziness of motherhood in a way that’s actually fun and informative, not insomnia-inducing.…

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Kim Iskyan

Founder, Editor

Kim Iskyan is the founder of Truewealth Publishing, a Singapore-based independent investment research company, and the editor of the Truewealth Asian Investment Daily, a free daily e-letter that takes the mystery and confusion out of finance and investing to help you make money. Kim has nearly 25 years of experience as a stock analyst, hedge fund manager, political risk consultant, and financial commentator in more than half a dozen emerging and frontier markets.…

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Duckju Kang

Head of Asia

DJ is the Head of Asia at ValuePenguin, a research and data driven personal finance company based in New York. He previously worked as an equities investment analyst at various hedge funds including Cadian Capital and Tiger Asia, focusing on the global technology, financial and consumer industries. He graduated from Yale University with a degree in Economics, and speaks Korean, English and Mandarin Chinese.…

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Melissa Lim


Started my entrepreneurial journey at 24 years old and never looked back since. As the founder of Cr8, I’ve helped other entrepreneurs like me by marketing and branding their businesses. Be it an art gallery, a bakery or handbags business, digital marketing is essential. 24 hours a day is simply not enough for a business owner so why not leave it to the experts (i.e.…

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Benjamin Loh

Public Speaking Coach

We live in a noisy world.

So my clients engage me as their Public Speaking Coach for a simple reason – to have more influence and impact on stage. When that happens, they are able to monetize their time on the platform and seed their messages more effectively.

Results like ‘closing a USD$40,000 deal’ in an 1-hour presentation and coaching my clients to deliver winning investment pitches to solicit funding in ranges of USD$500k – $2M and also develop the pitch strategy for national level bids in the region of USD8+B quantum are some of the past projects I’ve taken on as their Lead Coach and Pitch Strategist.…

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Benjamin Ng

Wealth Manager

Ben comes with many years of experience in the financial industry, with an array of diverse roles ranging from Assistant Fund Manager, Products Manager in listed products and bonds, and as an Investment Consultant providing investment advisory services. Prior to joining AXA, Ben was a Premier Private Banking Offshore Relationship manager, in charge of providing a holistic range of financial advisory services ranging legacy planning to daily equities trading to high net worth individuals

Apart from the primary role, Ben took on additional duties and conducted numerous classes as a product manager on Exchange Traded Funds, Warrants and Extended Settlement Contracts for retail investors, he excels in delivering a full spectrum of financial instruments to assist them in achieving their desired goals and objectives.…

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Chu Yuan (Joanne) Ng

Chief Strategy Officer

Chu Yuan (Joanne) Ng is passionate about gender rights and female empowerment.

Joanne graduated from New York University with a Masters of Science in Media, Culture and Communication. Additionally, she has also founded and presided over the Media, Culture and Communication MA Student Association .

Joanne has a strong focus in Communications and Corporate Education.…

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Diana Pangan Santos

Personal Finance Enthusiast / Freelance Writer

Diana found her calling as an online freelance writer back in 2010. Armed with a degree in Mass Communication majoring in Broadcast Journalism, she was able to capitalize on her love and talent for writing while staying at home with her two children.

Running a household is no easy feat and this was how she slowly recognized the importance of empowering women on personal finance.

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Mr. Adrian Tan


Adrian Tan is CEO of The Resource Group, a boutique HR Consultancy that focuses on helping SMEs develop their human capital. Before this, he was the MD of RecruitPlus which he co-founded in 2004 and led to two HR Vendor of the Year award. He was named the HR Entrepreneur of the Year by SHRI in 2013.…

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Royston Tan

Towards Financial Freedom

Royston is a certified Associate Financial Consultant (AFC) and Associate Specialist in Estate Planning (ASEP) for investments, insurance, retirement and legacy planning solutions. He is passionate about finance and believes financial freedom is achievable through thoughtful financial planning.

He believes in promoting financial literacy and founded Singapore Investment Bloggers, one of Singapore’s largest community of finance and investment bloggers.…

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Calvin Thng


Calvin is a Remisier (stock broker) at Maybank Kim Eng Securities. He specializes in the field of equities investing and trading in stock markets such as Singapore (SGX), US (NYSE and NASDAQ) and China/Hong Kong (Hang Seng) for his retail clients. On a regular basis, he also conducts investment seminars and educational talks to advocate the benefits of managing a recurring, passive income portfolio through the use of dividend stocks and REITs.…

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Ms Fernnice Wong

Creative Director

Fern & Flow is a full service creative agency based in Singapore. We’ve been creating experiences that transform brands, grow their business and reshape the connection between brands and their consumers.

Being the strategist, creators, designers, producers and developers, we all share a common belief that the best brand experiences are deeply rooted in clear thinking and rich storytelling.…

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Samuel Yuen

Managing Director

Samuel Yuen is the managing director of Yuen Law. He has a strong reputation for being able to proficiently straddle both the intricacies of Intellectual property laws and the complexities of commercial transactions. Samuel is a firm supporter of start-ups with disruptive potential and believes to be vital to the Singaporean economy. Samuel’s idea of fun is playing with his baby girl and building jigsaw puzzles.…