Anna Vanessa Haotanto, The New Savvy CEO and Founder

Anna Vanessa Haotanto

Anna Haotanto is the CEO of The New Savvy. She is part of the founding committee of the Singapore FinTech Association and heads the Women In FinTech and Partnership Committee. Anna is the President of the Singapore Management University Women Alumni.

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. She is part of LinkedIn Power Profiles 2017 for founders. She was nominated and selected for FORTUNE Most Powerful Women conference in 2016 (Asia) and 2015 (San Francisco, Next Gen).

Anna has been featured on CNBC, Channel NewsAsiaForbesThe Straits Times, Reuters Money, Business Insider, The Peak Magazine, INC, The New Paper, The Edge Singapore & Malaysia, Oxford Said Business School, AsiaOneSingapore 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

Anna conducts workshops on personal finance and had given talks on finance, women issues and empowerment for organisations – Singapore Exchange (SGX), ASEAN Women, Citi Group, DBS, ShareInvestor, UBER,  Citi-SMU Financial Literacy Symposium, UBER, General Assembly, Singapore FinTech Association, REITs Symposium, Next Money, CRIB Society, Female Entrepreneurs Worldwide (FEW), SG50 Singapore Female Leaders, Singapore Women Network, ESSEC MBA, etc.

Anna raised a mid-six-figure funding for The New Savvy within 1.5 years of operation. The New Savvy is Asia’s leading financial, investments and career platform focusing on women. With the aim of empowering 100 million women to achieve financial happiness, The New Savvy delivers high-quality content through education, media and conferences.

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 is involved in various charities supporting women and children causes. She was one of the main donors in the building of a library for underprivileged female students.


Anna has 10 years of experience in the financial sector including wealth management, private equity, research as well as corporate and investment banking. She was a Director at Tera Capital, a private investment firm with investments in China, Singapore and the United States. She has held 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.

Anna provides wealth management consultancy to select high net worth clients.

She is proficient in English, Mandarin, Indonesia and Melayu.


Anna was awarded Top Student (Salutatorian) for UOB-SMU Private Banking course. She completed the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) FinTech course.

Anna spearheaded and founded the Women Alumni group at Singapore Management University.

She graduated from Singapore Management University (Finance and Quantitative Finance), Hwa Chong Junior College. She held leadership roles – she was the founding member and Vice-President of the Quantitive Finance club, the Soccer Captain and the Vice-President of the Dance Society.

Anna seeks meaning in focusing her entrepreneurial career on financial literacy as she firmly believes that continuous learning empowers people.

Contact Details:
LinkedIn Profile: Anna Vanessa Haotanto (23,000+ connections)
Facebook Fan Page: Anna Haotanto (18,000+ fans)

“Having money means having the choice and financial security to seek a life I find meaningful. It is also to provide my loved ones the kind of life they desire.”


Millionaire MindsChannel NewsAsia

What does a boss looks like? – Lifetime Asia

Channel News Asia
Keynote speaker for ASEAN-China Young Entrepreneur forum
Oxford Said Business School
ASEAN Women 2017
SMU MasterCard Financial Inclusion Forum
APAC Young Leaders Summit
Millennial 2020
Citi – Innovation and Leadership & Change
DBS Treasures Private Client
Singapore Business Review
SGX Market Outlook 2017
UBER Women
InvestFair (ShareInvestor) – Investing for Women
General Assembly
CRIB Society
Citi-SMU Financial Literacy Symposium
Young Women Leadership Connect
Women Leadership Summit
Next Money
ShareInvestor : REITs Symposium
Singapore Exchange (SGX)
Citi-SMU Financial Literacy Symposium
Action Community for Entrepreneurship (ACE)
Female Entrepreneurs Worldwide (FEW)
Singapore Women’s Network
Evolvo Group
SG50 Female Digital Leader

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Geplaatst door Lifetime Asia op donderdag 2 maart 2017