Sub Committee

Communications Sub-Committee

Nora Sng

Nora Sng
Head of Communications Sub-Committee

Nora is a Director at Kreab – a global communications consultancy headquartered in Sweden. She has over 15 years of experience in public relations, including eight years with a leading PR agency in Singapore. She has amassed significant experience in corporate and financial PR, and is known for her versatility across varied communications practices, including corporate and financial communication, litigation PR, crisis communication and issues management.

Education Sub-Committee

Jarrod Luo
Board Liaison to Education Sub-Committee

Jarrod is a communications and operations professional bringing with him over 10 years of experience in organisational management in a variety of human endeavours, both commercial and non-profit.

He is deeply passionate about global sustainability issues such as economic inclusion, food supply sustainability, renewable energy and youth empowerment. In line with these passions, Jarrod co-founded Tembusu Systems, an ACCESS founding member company that built Singapore’s first Bitcoin vending machine and pioneered TRUST, a distributed ledger solution system inspired by and that builds upon the innovations pioneered by cryptocurrency technologies. He was also the Founding Secretary-General of ACCESS and presently still continues to serve on our board. He also recently co-founded the Mini-Telco Initiative, a de-centralised telecommunications project powered by blockchain technologies aimed at serving the underserved market segment in emerging economies.

Due to his depth and breadth of experience as a serial entrepreneur and organisation builder, he is a regionally sought after speaker, trainer and consultant. He graduated from the University of Queensland, Australia with a Bachelor of Science and double majors in Biomedical Science and Microbiology. He was also notably tasked with managing the Online Communications Desk of a Presidential Candidate during the 2011 Singapore Presidential Elections.

Events Sub-Committee

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Eric Alexandre Ceret
Head of Events Sub-Committee

Eric is a Creative Director with more than 15 years of design and creative experience that spans TV, print, multimedia and events for some of the world’s leading brands, combining innovation with practicality, creativity with marketability, and an unswerving focus on business results. As Executive Director of ikonmedia.io, a 360 degree creative consultancy focused on supporting projects in the blockchain space, Eric has produced high profile events for Blockshow, Consensus amongst others.

Inclusion Sub-Committee

Aga Manhao

Aga Manhao
Board Liaison for Inclusion Sub-Committee

Aga is the founder and CEO of Futuris Solution, a Data Innovation company that helps corporates and start-ups navigate through their digital transformation journey. He is an experienced finance and technology executive who started his career as an Accountant in Australia. He has experience running global multinational businesses in technology, sales and operations in Japan, Singapore, Australia, London and Switzerland. Aga has extensive experience in growing and listing companies in Singapore and Australia, having completed three to date, the last two back to back.

Aga is also the Corporate Advisor to Caleb & Brown, a Fintech start up award winner and a member of the Stockbrokers and Financial Advisors Association, Australia. Caleb & Brown is a financial services firm specialising in Asset Management of cyrptocurrencies based in Australia and recently launched in Singapore. As part of his role he is responsible for working with the Monetary Authority Singapore (MAS) and ACCESS to help navigate and apply for the new Payment Services Act licence which includes the provision of digital payment token services and a Capital Markets Service licence which will allow Caleb & Brown to provide fund management and investment advice in Singapore.

Prior to that, Aga was the founding CEO of HomeStay Care Pte Ltd (ASX:HSC). He was instrumental in building HomeStay’s business in Australia and Singapore and developing their IoT platform that is currently used in Australia and Asia. The technology was nominated for an Innovation in Aged Care award by the Aging Asia Council as well as nomination for the first ever technology driven platform built to be used in disability housing in Australia.

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Yu Yinghui
Head of Inclusion Sub-Committee

Dr. Yu Yinghui is currently Head of DBA (Finance) Programme at Singapore University of Social Sciences. She obtained her PhD in Finance from University of Hong Kong in 2006, and before joining SUSS she was a trader with a global investment bank for eight years. Dr. Yu has rich experience in financial markets, covering a wide range of products including options and structured products. She also has extensive research interests in asset pricing, alternative investments, risk management as well as technolgoy and financial innovations. Her research has been published in journals including the prestigious Journal of Finance. In SUSS, she is actively involved in Fintech teaching, leads student projects in innovations and financial inclusion, and she heads the programme of Doctor of Business Administration in Finance, which aims to help entrepreneurs and senior executives to advance further in the areas of wealth management, financial technology and innovations.

Partnership Sub-Committee

Anson Zeall 

Anson Zeall
Board Liaison for Partnership Sub-Committee (International)

Anson Zeall is the Co-founder/CEO of CoinPip, a money transfer service leveraging on blockchain technologies. CoinPip is backed by 500 Startups, one of the most prominent venture capital firms in Silicon Valley. Anson is also the Chairman of the Association of Cryptocurrency Enterprises and Startups Singapore (ACCESS). He is an instructor of blockchain 101 at General Assembly Singapore. Prior to CoinPip, he ran a private family office in Singapore managing various asset classes, equities, derivatives and real estate. Anson is an alumni of University of New South Wales and Columbia Business School.

Yu Sarn

Chiew Yu Sarn
Board Liaison for Partnership Sub-Committee (Regional)

Chiew Yu Sarn is the Co-managing Partner of Yusarn Audrey, a specialised IP strategy and law firm which he founded in 1999. Yu Sarn’s areas of practice include corporate law, intellectual property (IP) law, and technology law, with a particular focus on financial technology. He advises on ICOs, blockchain- and crytocurrency-related matters, IP-based mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions, IP strategic planning and IP governance and policy, and helps his clients enhance their in-house IP management capabilities through training and coaching. He also advises companies on raising capital and financing using their IP. In recognition of his experience and expertise in the field of IP licensing and commercialisation, Yu Sarn was accredited as a Certified Licensing Professional (CLP). Yu Sarn served as the President of Licensing Executives Society (LES) Singapore from 2009 to 2010, and is currently serving as the Co-chair of the Asia-Pacific Committee of the Licensing Executives Society International (LESI).

Regulatory Task Force

Grace Chong 

Grace Chong
Board Liaison for Regulatory Sub-committee

Grace is an Of-Counsel from Simmons & Simmons JWS. Grace has over a decade of experience in advising banks, asset managers and corporates on regulatory and fintech matters in Singapore and Hong Kong. A former in-house counsel at MAS, Grace regularly interacts with key regulators, is closely involved in regional regulatory reform initiatives and has led discussions with regulators on behalf of the financial services industry. She leads Simmons & Simmons JWS’s regulatory fintech initiatives in Singapore in relation to licensing and payments services regulations, fintech, virtual banking, and outsourcing.

Grace regularly advises a number of digital asset exchanges, brokers, issuers and other players in Asia on regulatory issues such as licensing, AML compliance, regulatory investigations, data privacy and security. She is a member of the AML Committee of the Law Society of Singapore, and a certified cybersecurity (GLEG), CIPP/A/E, CIPM professional. She is also a IAPP Fellow of Information Privacy and is a member of the IAPP Women Leading Privacy Board. She has also worked with ASIFMA to draft best practices for the development of fintech and for digital asset exchanges, and is a member of the GDF AML Working Group and the OTC Derivatives Working Group in AIMA.

Chew Yu Sing
Head of Regulatory Sub-committee

Experienced professional in Fintech, Blockchain & Risk Management
• 15 years in the banking & payments industry (Citibank NA, Visa International, DBS Bank, Barclays Capital) – last senior roles as Vice President, Barclays Capital
• 6 years in the private equities industry – doing corporate turn around and merger and acquisition for listed companies in the region.
• Past 6 years focused on fintech and blockchain industry: Currently as Managing Director, Sage Fintech; Founder of Dental Shield and Sugima.id; Advisor to Coinpip and ACCESS.
• Currently also the Head of Regulatory Task Force in ACCESS.