The Team

TAN Kah Chye

Founder

Kah Chye serves as an independent board member and advisor for a select number of global organisations.

Most recently, Kah Chye was the Chairman of the ICC Banking Commission, the leading industry body for the establishment of Trade Finance standards and policies. Under his leadership, ICC introduced the ICC Trade Finance Register to assist the industry in formulating the right Basel III capital adequacy policy. Kah Chye also co-founded the ICC Academy to provide industry-leading business education.

With over 20 years of banking and asset management experience in Singapore, Frankfurt and London, Kah Chye’s career has included global P&L responsibilities at institutions including JPM Chase, Barclays Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, Deutsche Bank and Citibank. Kah Chye also notably led the successful development of the world’s first synthetic securitization of trade finance assets.

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Emily CHIN

Chief Commercial Officer

Emily has over a decade of corporate and transaction banking experience with major international banks such as HSBC, MUFG and Standard Chartered Bank. Her experience spans across relationship management, solution structuring, product commercialization, strategy and business planning. She has an established track record in origination and structuring of trade and supply chain solutions. As a result of her diverse and deep experience in the business, she was seconded into Human Resource, where she led the people development and competency building agenda for Standard Chartered’s Transaction Banking business globally.

In late 2015, she transitioned into the area of digital trade payments and financing working with financial technology companies such as MasterCard and Affinitium Pte Ltd. During this period, her projects include those relating to e-commerce payments and trading platforms, e-pay and collections solutions as well as government-led initiatives to digitize trade and facilitate inclusive growth tools for SMEs.

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Rahul ARORA

Advisor

Rahul is a seasoned financial markets executive with proven leadership, communication and influencing skills as well as demonstrated experience developing tailored (corporate finance, asset finance and structured finance -both recourse and non-recourse) solutions for clients executed in the bank and capital markets.

Currently serving as Treasurer and Board member for a non-profit and on the Advisory Board of a Singapore based FinTech,  Rahul previously served on boards of a UK domiciled, US broker Dealer, and on 2 non-profit boards.  He has spent 25+ years based in Singapore, London and Chicago advising CFOs, Treasurers and Finance Directors across a variety of industries.  His career has included key roles with regional/product P&L responsibilities in Asia, Europe and the US at Westpac Institutional Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, Bank of America, and Duff & Phelps Credit Ratings.

In these roles, Rahul provided strategic and financing advice to corporates, financial institutions, and government-linked entities; developed and executed tailored solutions for issuing clients in the developed and emerging markets and investor clients in the US, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Rahul has proven ability to articulate and position complex products to a range of investors with different levels of sophistication and experience with a demonstrated track record of raising capital/distributing product through different economic cycles.

Rahul also notably led the successful structuring and distribution of the world’s first synthetic securitization of trade finance assets.

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Craig C. WEEKS

Advisor

Craig Weeks consults for organisations needing Trade Finance, Supply Chain and other Transaction Banking expertise, including sustainable finance and sustainable supply chains.

Craig serves as an advisor to the Global Trade Professionals Alliance; an ExecutivePracticum Adviser and member of the Advisory Board of the North Carolina State University Supply Chain Resource Cooperative. Craig serves as a member of the Trade Finance Advisory Council (TFAC) of the U.S. Department of Commerce, an Advisory Board member of the Falcon Group.

Previously Craig served as SVP and Manager of the International Banking Group of US Bank where his responsibilities included managing the Trade Finance, International Financial Institutions, and Supply Chain Finance teams.

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Board of Directors

TAN Kah Chye
Executive Chairman and CEO, CCRManager
Francis A. ROZARIO
Chairman and CEO, Asia Capital & Advisors
George LEE
Chief Operating Officer, CCRManager
George NAST
Executive Director, CCRManager

Board of Advisors

Alexander MALAKET
President, OPUS Advisory Services International Inc.
Baihas BAGHDADI
CEO & Founder, Trade & Working Capital
LEE Yong Chye
Portfolio Manager, GIC Pte Ltd
Zeynep Ciceker ERDEM
Chief Representative,Turkey, CCRManager
William WONG
Advisor, CCRManager Pte Ltd