FWA Female Champions

The Financial Women's Association of Singapore is a champion of gender diversity & inclusion (D&I) in the workplace. We engage individuals and organisations to recognize the contribution women have been making to the economy, the multiple hats women wear as care-givers and workers, and the importance of unbiased, fair and flexible work practices that support the advancement of women in their careers.

As part of our journey of promoting D&I, the objective of FWA's Female Champions’ initiative is to engage women: women who have walked the path to career success, are role models for younger, aspiring women and can share their learning journeys with other women.

FWA's Female Champions was initiated after our successful Male Champions initiative in March 2015 and was launched in November 2019.  Our Female Champions are women in senior leadership positions who champion and support women seeking success on both the professional and personal fronts, can effect change in their organisations and be firm supporters of gender D&I in their workplaces and society at large.

Our Female Champions commit to the following:

  • To support and promote gender diversity in their workplace through events in partnership with FWA. This could be by way of being a host, a speaker, a guest and engaging with our members at such events
  • To provide voluntary mentorship via the FWA mentoring program
  • To consider corporate sponsorship of FWA activities that promote gender diversity and the development of female talent
  • To advice the FWA exco on gender issues and developments in the workplace

We are honoured and delighted to have the following accomplished women share our journey of helping women achieve greater success in the workplace and in their personal lives. Your support, guidance and mentorship is deeply appreciated as we continue to engage greater numbers of women to support FWA's work and Mission.

ANDREA HAJDU-HOWE

ANDREA HAJDU-HOWE

Partner
Antler

Andrea is a Partner within Antler’s global team. Her specific mandate is to drive the strategy and execution behind securing capital for Antler and its portfolio companies globally. Andrea is a senior financial services professional with a diverse 18 year international career across 3 different jurisdictions and multiple disciplines. 

Prior to joining Antler Andrea was an Executive Director at Goldman Sachs Investment Management Division where she was responsible for the investment management needs of clients across all asset classes. Before joining Goldman Sachs, Andrea spent over a decade at HSBC in various capacities ranging from designing and executing corporate strategy globally, leading selected M&A activities and undertaking investment and client management activities.

Andrea is an Honours Law Degree holder and a Fellow Chartered Accountant having trained with KPMG as her first professional mandate. Andrea has lived in Singapore for 8 years and is a proud mother of 6-year-old twins.

ANDRESS GOH

ANDRESS GOH

Managing Director, Global Co-Head and Head of Singapore office
Allianz Capital Partners

Andress is the Managing Director / Head of the Singapore Office and Co-Head, ACP Fund Investments. She is also a member of the Global Investment Committee for ACP Fund Investments. 

Prior to working for ACP, Andress was employed at the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (Special Investments) in London. She started her career with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Singapore where she worked on the China and North American desks and was posted to Germany as First Secretary / Deputy to the Ambassador and was also a Singapore delegate to the United Nations in New York. She also served as Centre Director for the Singapore Economic Development Board in Frankfurt where she helped German businesses set up in Singapore.

Andress holds an MA from the University of Oxford in Philosophy, Politics and Economics.

ANUBHUTI GUPTA

ANUBHUTI GUPTA

Head of Portfolio Management and Director for Asia
Rosenberg Equities, AXA Investment Managers Asia

Anubhuti is currently the Head of Portfolio Management and Director for Asia. She has served as Deputy Chief Investment Officer for the region since 2015.

She initially joined AXA IM in 2005 as a Portfolio Manager and managed long only and long-short portfolios for Asian markets. Prior to joining AXA IM, Anubhuti was an intern with a Singapore-based hedge fund where she developed near term forecasting techniques using wavelets.

Anubhuti holds an MSc in Financial Engineering from the NTU Graduate School of Business and a BEng from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore. She also has a certificate in Computational Finance from Carnegie Mellon University Tepper School of Business. She is a holder of the Chartered Financial Analyst, Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst, and Certificate in

Investment Performance Measurement designations.

She has been serving on the CFA Institute Education Advisory Committee since 2015 and is currently the Vice-Chair of the Committee. She has been a member the Executive Committee of Singapore Chapter of CAIA Institute since 2016.

CAMILLE O’SULLIVAN

CAMILLE O’SULLIVAN

Vice President, Head of Business Risk, Asia-Pacific
T. Rowe Price

Camille O’Sullivan is Vice President, Head of Business Risk, Asia-Pacific for T. Rowe Price, a leading global investment management organization with over US$1 trillion in assets under management. Based in Singapore, Camille is responsible for the development, oversight and governance of the region’s business risk management framework. She is the Co-Chair of the Asia-Pacific WAVE Chapter, which is the women’s business resource group that seeks to attract, develop, advance and retain talented and principled women. She also represents Asia-Pacific on T. Rowe’s Diversity and Inclusion Operating Council.

Prior to joining T. Rowe Price, she was an Audit Manager at Standard Chartered Bank in Singapore, focused on compliance and regulatory reform implementation. Previously, Camille spent over 10 years with AllianceBernstein in New York, where she was Head of Operational Risk for the Multi-Asset Solutions business and held a variety of roles in Fixed Income covering operational risk management, compliance and controls oversight, Dodd-Frank and EMIR regulatory reform and derivatives infrastructure project management. Camille holds a B.S. in Journalism from the University of Missouri.

CYNTHIA LIAW

CYNTHIA LIAW

Head of Virtual Banking & Payments
Maybank Singapore

Ms Cynthia Liaw is the Head of Virtual Banking and Payments at Maybank Singapore since 1 March 2018. In her current role, she spearheads and drives the digital payments and virtual banking business for the bank.

Prior to this, Cynthia was the CEO of Maybank Cambodia from March 2015. At Maybank Cambodia, she was responsible for managing the bank’s growth and leading the team through an exciting time of change. During her tenure, she introduced various initiatives that led the bank to win a number of awards and accolades. She was also appointed the Vice-Chairman for the Association of Banks in Cambodia (ABC) and the Chairman for the Payments Committee for the ABC, for two terms 2016 and 2017. Other positions held in Maybank Singapore include Head of eBanking and Head of Cards Business.

Cynthia has more than 20 years of wide-ranging experience in both the banking and finance sector as well as the cards and payments industry, with proven track record in building and growing business profitability. She has held senior management positions in NETS and MasterCard Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd.

She holds a Master of Applied Finance degree from Macquarie University, Australia, and a Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours in Economics and Bachelor of Arts from National University of Singapore.

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