Mentoring Programme Overview

Programme Overview

The FWA Advancing Women in Finance (FWA-AWF) Mentoring Programme has been running since 2011, and was awarded the AWARE New Initiative Award in 2013.

The programme is designed for mid-career women in the banking and finance industry, who seek guidance in professional and personal development from senior industry executives outside their organisations. To date, we have successfully mentored 100 mentees, many of whom remain connected with their Mentors.

Our 2020 Programme has enlisted our Female and Male Champions as Mentors.

Mentee Eligibility:

  1. Upon a successful match with a Mentor, join FWA as an individual member (if not yet already)[individual membership fee: $120, Mentoring programme fee: $100]
  2. Have more than 5 years' experience in the financial industry
  3. Have a committed and enthusiastic attitude towards the Programme
  4. Be willing to give back to FWA and community after graduating from Programmee) Agree to partake in an interview process prior to admission

How to Apply

Applications for the 2020 Programme open online 1-22 March 2020. Sign up on the FWA website at Mentee Application Form and attach a copy of your CV.

Selection Process

The FWA Mentoring Committee will assess applications between 22 March – early April 2020. Shortlisted applicants may be asked to attend an interview taking place on 6-7 April.


Milestone Date Time Venue
Applications Open 1 – 22 Mar 2020 N.A. Mentees apply online
Mentee Selection Interviews 6 - 7 Apr 2020 TBD Via video-calls

Pre-Matching Networking Event

(Mentors & Mentees)

Modified to be conducted between

Mentor and Mentee between

25 April - 15 May

N.A. N.A.

Programme Opening Event

(Mentors & Mentees)

4 Jun 2020 6.30-9.00pm Webinar - dial-in details to be provided later

Mid-Point Check Event

(Mentors & Mentees)

17 Sep 2020 6.30-9.00pm

Webinar or

Westpac Singapore office (L26, Asia Square Tower 2)

Programme Closing Event

(Mentors & Mentees)

15 Jan 2021 6.30-9.00pm TBD

Mentee Commitments

  • Organise a minimum of 6 meetings between Mentor and Mentee between 4 June 2020 to 15 Jan 2021
  • Attend a minimum of 70% of the programme events (refer to Timeline)
  • Treat the information received during the programme with strictest confidence and the utmost integrity

Payment Process

Upon finding a successful match with a Mentor, Mentee will be requested to make payment of $100 as Programme Fee, and to join FWA as an individual member (if not yet one already) for an annual fee of $120. Instructions will be provided on how to make the payments online. Payments have to be made prior to attending any further Programme Events. (Note: payment is not required at application stage.)


For clarifications, please contact the FWA Mentoring Sub-Committee at

2020 Mentors (in alphabetical order):

  • Agnes Koh, Senior Managing Director, Chief Risk Officer, Singapore Exchange
  • Andrea Hajdu-Howe, Partner, Antler
  • Andress Goh, Managing Director, Global Co-Head and Head of Singapore office, Allianz Capital Partners
  • Anubhuti Gupta, Head of Portfolio Management & Director for Asia, Rosenberg Equities, AXA Investment Managers
  • Bobby Molu, Chief Financial Officer, Asia-Pacific, Mastercard
  • Camille O’Sullivan, Head of Business Risk, Asia-Pacific, T. Rowe Price
  • David Martin, Asia Pacific Head of Global Clearing, JP Morgan
  • Deanna Ong, Chief People Officer & Managing Director, GIC
  • Eleanor Seet, President & Head of Asia ex-Japan, Nikko Asset Management Asia Limited
  • Freida Tay, SVP Head of Singapore Retail, PIMCO Asia Pte Ltd
  • Genevieve Heng, Co-Founder & Director, Anthem Asia
  • Gunjan Kalra, Head – Corporate Solutions Group, Citi Asia Pacific Markets
  • Hazel Low, Head of Marketing, Southeast Asia, Aberdeen Standard Investments
  • Henry Quek, Senior Managing Director, APAC Head of Sales Trading and Research, State Street Global Markets; Deputy General Manager, State Street Bank and Trust Singapore.
  • Ho Giao Pik, Managing Director - Banks Client Coverage, United Overseas Bank
  • Ivy Yong, Managing Director and Associate General Counsel, Legal Department, JP Morgan Chase, Singapore
  • Jamie Bennett, Head of Operations, APAC, IHS Markit
  • Jennifer Lewis, Advisor, Corporate Affairs & Communications, GIC
  • Johnny Wijaya, Head of Singapore Innovation Centre, BNY Mellon
  • Joris Dierckx, Head of Corporate and Institutional Banking for South-East Asia and CEO of Singapore Branch, BNP Paribas
  • Julia Raiskin, Managing Director, Head of Investor Sales and Relationship Management, Head of Equities and Securities Services, Asia, Citibank
  • Kham Joon Heem, Chief Operating Officer Singapore, Barclays
  • Lena Teoh, Chief Investment Officer, Prudential Assurance Company Singapore (Pte) Limited
  • Madeline Ho, Executive Managing Director, Head of Wholesale Fund Distribution, Asia Pacific, Natixis Investment Managers Singapore
  • Marcus Sloor, Managing Director and Market Group Head Thailand and Vietnam, Credit Suisse Private Banking Asia Pacific
  • Melanie Ng, APAC Head of Corporate Finance, Blackstone
  • Nick Trueman, Head of Distribution, Asia Pacific, T. Rowe Price
  • Pearlyn Phau, Managing Director and Deputy Group Head, Consumer Banking and Wealth Management, DBS
  • Priya Kini, Managing Director and Head – Global Banking, Singapore, HSBC
  • Sage Patel, Managing Director, Head of Pricing, Valuations and Reference Data, Asia Pacific, IHS Markit
  • Sheela Parakkal, Chief Human Resources Officer, Prudential Singapore
  • Shin Lee, Chief Executive Officer, Pictet Asset Management (Singapore) Pte Ltd
  • Stephanie Phang, Managing Editor, Southeast Asia, Bloomberg
  • Stephanie Simonnet, Chief Executive Officer, Prudential Cambodia