Anna Haotanto is the Advisor (former CEO) of The New Savvy. She is currently the COO of ABZD Capital and the CMO of Gourmet Food Holdings, an investment firm focusing on opportunities in the global F&B industry.
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. Anna invests and sits on the board of a few startups. Anna is also part of the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry Career Women’s Group executive committee.
Anna’s story is featured on Millionaire Minds on Channel NewsAsia. She hosts TV shows and events, namely for Channel NewsAsia’s “The Millennial Investor” and “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 was also awarded Founder of the Year for ASEAN Rice Bowl Startup Awards. She was also awarded the Women Empowerment Award by the Asian Business & Social Forum.
Anna has been awarded LinkedIn Power Profiles for founders (2018, 2017), Tatler Gen T, The Peak’s Trailblazers under 40 and a nominee for the Women of The Future award by Aviva .
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 NewsAsia, Forbes, The Straits Times, Reuters Money, Business Insider, The Peak Magazine, Tech In Asia, Tatler, INC, The New Paper, The Edge Singapore & Malaysia, Oxford Said Business School, AsiaOne, Singapore Computer Society, Vulcan Post, e27, eFinancialCareers , Her World, Singapore Women’s Weekly, 8Days, Asian Entrepreneur and Singapore Management University. She headlines the info commercial for Lifetime Asia: What does a boss look like? with over 1.7 Million views
Anna is on the panel for Singapore Computer Society for Best Tech Company to work for and Digital Proficiency Program.
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 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 is passionate about finance, education, women empowerment, and children’s issues.
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.
MEDIA PROJECTS (Key Opinion Leader)
Anna is a Nespresso Professional ambassador. She has also done projects for Tiffany & Co, Tatler, DBS, Her World, ASUS, Style Theory and more.
Anna has also written thought leadership pieces which has more than 100,000 views. Her writing has also been republished in leading newspapers, media sites and technology blogs.