Event Details

FWA Exchange : Fireside Chat on Putting Inclusion into Practice, Thursday 13 October 2022, 12:00 pm - 01:30 pm
13 October 2022
1 Raffles Quay #41-01 North Tower S048583
  • Members Only Event
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  • ✪ Member's Fee: $0.00



Please note that lunch will be provided. FWA thanks OMERS for their kind sponsorship of the venue and lunch.

Diversity can bring benefits including increased profitability, creativity and innovation to an organisation. To create sustainable change, inclusion needs to become a mainstream part of organisational life. In short, inclusion will only be achieved when employees understand how to put it into practice at work.

Join Ashish Goyal (Senior Managing Director of Capital Markets, OMERS), Raphael Cheminat (Group Country Head for Singapore and Head of South East Asia, Societe Generale) and Teo Puay Tin (Head of Distribution, Credit & Portfolio Management, Standard Chartered Bank) in a fireside chat over lunch moderated by Anand Ramachandra (Managing Director of Capital Markets, OMERS) where they will share:

  1. Views on motivations for pursuing diversity: “business case for diversity” vs “it is the right thing to do”
  2. How they practise inclusion in business and lead their teams
  3. Practical tips on how to promote and create a more inclusive culture across all levels in an organisation

Event Agenda:


12:00pm           Registration, networking and light refreshments

12:30pm           Welcome Address by FWA & OMERS

12.40pm           Fireside Chat and Q & A



Ashish Goyal (Senior Managing Director of Capital Markets, OMERS)

Raphael Cheminat (Group Country Head for Singapore and Head of SEA, Societe Generale)

Teo Puay Tin (Head of Distribution, Credit & Portfolio Management, Standard Chartered Bank)


Anand Ramachandran (Managing Director of Capital Markets, OMERS)


1:30 pm:          Event Ends 


Panellists and Moderator Bios:

Ashish Goyal, Senior Managing Director of Capital Markets Asia, OMERS

Based in Singapore, Ashish Goyal is responsible for the OMERS Capital Markets business for the Asia region. The Capital Markets team is focused on public markets investments across the capital structure of Asian companies. It works in close collaboration with the Real Estate, Private Equity, and Infrastructure businesses, in delivering stable and secure pensions to our members.


Prior to joining OMERS in 2019, Ashish has built, managed and led high performance investment teams at leading global Asset Managers, based out of offices in Mumbai, Singapore and Hong Kong, with management responsibility for over $20B in client assets. Ashish has over 28 years of investment experience in Asia and the Global Emerging Markets space.


Ashish is a Mechanical Engineer, has an MBA and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. He is actively committed to advocating and advancing financial literacy as well as diversity and inclusion in the workplace.


Raphael Cheminat, Group Country Head for Singapore and Head of South East Asia, Societe Generale

Raphael Cheminat was appointed Group Country Head for Singapore and Head of South East Asia on 8 September 2021. In his current role, Raphael is responsible for Societe Generale’s Corporate and Investment Banking business in Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia and Thailand.


With almost 25 years of experience at Societe Generale, Raphael has developed a deep knowledge of Corporate, Institutional, Retail and Investment Banking. He has worked in multiple locations including Europe, the United States, and in Asia, where he has held Country Head roles in Japan and South Korea.


Raphael joined Societe Generale in 1998, starting in the Audit department of Corporate and Investment Banking in Paris and then New York. In 2003, he moved to International Retail Banking in Bulgaria where he was Head of the Inspection department. He then relocated to Hong Kong in 2006 to join the Compliance department covering the Global Markets’ Equity businesses. In 2009, he was appointed Chief of Staff to the Chief Executive Officer of Asia Pacific and was responsible for strategic business development initiatives across Asia.


He was appointed Chief Country Officer for South Korea in 2012, before taking on the position of Group Country Head for Japan in 2016, and then relocating to Singapore for his current role.


Raphael holds an Engineering degree from Ecole Polytechnique Universitaire de Lille and a Master’s degree from ESSEC Business School, Paris.


Teo Puay Tin, Head of Distribution, Credit & Portfolio Management, Standard Chartered Bank

Puay Tin joined Standard Chartered Bank in 2005 and is currently Head of Distribution, Credit and Portfolio Management. In this role she has global responsibility for risk and liquidity distribution from the banking book, across Corporate, Commercial and Institutional Banking. This includes the use of different technologies including securitisation, CDS, covered bonds, structured repos, insurance and outright sales. Puay Tin’s previous roles at Standard Chartered include Head of Central Funding Desk and Business Treasurer.


Before joining Standard Chartered, Puay Tin worked at Ministry of Finance Singapore in international relations. Puay Tin has a Bachelor of Accountancy from Nanyang Technological University and a Master of Applied Finance from Macquarie University. She is a Chartered Accountant and is based in Singapore.


Puay Tin is passionate about diversity and inclusion at work and in her personal time. She is currently part of FWA EXCO and is the co-founder of a neurodiversity initiative, Uncommon Minds.



Anand Ramachandra, Managing Director of Capital Markets, OMERS

Anand joined OMERS in June 2021 as Head of Asia Pacific Equities. Based out of Singapore he is responsible for delivering absolute return performance across a range of asset classes in the Asian region with a primary focus on Equities.

Anand comes to OMERS with 25 years of experience investing across global markets. Prior to OMERS, Anand was involved in managing absolute return multi-asset portfolios at River Valley Asset Management in an entrepreneurial role, which he took on after spending time with Legg Mason International Equities as a senior portfolio manager in the Global Emerging Markets team, managing multiple equity strategies based out of London and Singapore. Anand was a senior member and a director of equity research at Citigroup Asset Management from 1998 to 2005 during which he helped develop world-class processes in research and portfolio management to deliver alpha in a systematic manner.

Anand holds a Bachelor of Technology from G B Pant University, Pantnagar (Uttarakhand), India and MBA from Indian Institute of Management (IIMB), Bangalore, India. He is also a CFA charter holder.



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