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Chew Sutat

Senior Advisor

Chew Sutat is a Senior Advisor with Teneo based in Singapore. He brings a wealth of financial services sector experience and serves as a trusted advisor to Teneo’s clients on issues relating to business strategy, policy analysis and risk and reputation management with a focus on Southeast Asia.

Mr. Chew retired from Singapore Exchange (SGX) in July 2021. He was senior managing director and a member of SGX’s executive management team for 14 years. On his watch, the exchange transformed from an Asian Gateway to a global multi asset exchange. As Head of Global Sales and Origination, he led SGX’s equity and debt capital market teams in developing private-to-public capital raising solutions for companies. He was responsible for SGX’s international offices and oversaw specialist sales teams in 10 cities, serving all client segments with the full spectrum of SGX products and services. He also chaired SGX’s Bull Charge CSR initiatives for the last decade.

Prior to SGX, Mr. Chew had senior roles at Standard Chartered Bank, OCBC Securities and DBS Bank, where he held varying portfolios in strategic planning and business development for institutional banking and private clients. He founded Shan De Advisors in Sept 21, and serves as a Non Executive Director of ICHX Tech , a Fintech startup backed by Temasek and SGX (and Chairs ADDX, its operating entity), Income Insurance Ltd, and NTUitive, the Innovation and Enterprise Company of Nanyang Technological University. He is also lead independent director of Singapore listed YZJ Financial Holdings ,as well as CGS-CIMB for ASEAN. He is a Fellow of Singapore Institute of Directors and the Institute of Banking and Finance Singapore (IBF) and was awarded Global Investor Asia Capital Markets Lifetime Achievement Award in 2021.

In the social arena, he serves on the Board of National Council of Social Service (NCSS) and Chairman of Community Chest. Mr. Chew previously chaired Caregivers Alliance Limited which was awarded MCCY 2019 top Corporate Governance and Transparency awards for mid-size charities, and is Patron of Kaki Bukit Citizens’ Consultative Committee with initial grassroots experience in 1996. He was awarded the Public Service Medal Pingat Bakti Masyarakat in 2023.

Mr. Chew graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (First Class) degree in Philosophy Politics & Economics (PPE) from Oxford University and also holds a Master of Arts degree from Oxford. He pens a Column “Chew On This” for The Edge Singapore, has been featured on CNBC, Bloomberg et al, and provides thought leadership on GeoPolitics, Finance, Sustainability and Philanthropy at various forums.