Anna Haotanto is the CEO of The New Savvy. Anna is the President of the Singapore Management University Women Alumni. She is part of the founding committee of the Singapore FinTech Association and heads the Women In FinTech and Partnership committee.
She is passionate about finance, education, women empowerment and children’s issues.
Anna’s story is featured on Millionaire Minds on Channel NewsAsia. She is the host for Channel NewsAsia for Challenge Tomorrow, a FinTech documentary.
Anna was awarded “Her Times Youth Award” at the Rising50 Women Empowerment Gala, organised by the Indonesian Embassy of Singapore. The award was presented by His Excellency Ngurah Swajaya.
Anna has been awarded LinkedIn Power Profiles for founders, Tatler 40 under 40, The Peak’s Trailblazers under 40 and a nominee for the Women of The Future award by Aviva and Goldman Sachs.
She was nominated and selected for FORTUNE Most Powerful Women conference in 2017, 2016 (Asia) and 2015 (San Francisco, Next Gen).
Anna has been featured on CNBC, Channel NewsAsia, Forbes, The Straits Times, Reuters Mone.y, Business Insider, The Peak Magazine, INC, The New Paper, The Edge Singapore & Malaysia, Oxford Said Business School, AsiaOne, Singapore Computer Society, Vulcan Post, e27, eFinancialCareers, Singapore Women’s Weekly, 8Days, Asian Entrepreneur and Singapore Management University. She headlines the infocommercial for Lifetime Asia: What does a boss look like? with over 1.7 Million views.
She was the keynote speaker for ASEAN-China Young Entrepreneur forum.
Anna raised a six-figure funding for The New Savvy within 1.5 years of operation. Previously, she has 10 years of experience in the financial sector. She was a Director at Tera Capital – a private investment firm with investments in China, Singapore and the United States. Her previous work experience includes positions at Citigroup, United Overseas Bank, a regional role in Business Monitor and a boutique private equity firm based in Shanghai.
Anna is proficient in managing assets and providing advice to high net worth clients. Among the numerous awards Anna had received, she was the Top Offshore Senior Client Advisor for 2 years running, within just 3 years of entering the industry.
She graduated from Singapore Management University (Finance and Quantitative Finance).
Anna provides wealth management consultancy for selected clients and conducts workshops on personal finance. She regularly teaches and mentors children and adults on financial prudence and investments, facilitating their ability to be better informed when making financial decisions. Anna gives talks for organisations and is involved in various charities supporting women and children causes.
Anna seeks meaning in focusing her entrepreneurial career on financial literacy as she firmly believes that continuous learning empowers people.
Read her Editor’s Note to find out more about her vision.