Lawrence Lua joined DBS Bank in 2011 as the Managing Director and Head of Private Bank for South East Asia. He was also a Member of the DBS Bank Singapore Management Committee. In Dec 2019, he stepped down as Group Head of the Private Bank to take on the role of Senior Advisor. He is also an Independent Director of Bumitama Agri Ltd and SingHaiyi Group Ltd. Lawrence has over 35 years of banking experience and was conferred a Fellow of the Institute of Banking and Finance in 2014. He held senior positions in various foreign private banks and was the Global Market Manager and Country Head for Citibank Private Bank Singapore from 1991 to 1999. Lawrence started his banking and finance career with the Monetary Authority of Singapore after graduating with a Bachelor of Social Science (Honours in Economics) from the National University of Singapore in 1982. In addition to his role in DBS, Lawrence is Chairman of the IBF Private Banking Industry Workgroup and a Member of the IBF Standards Committee. He also serves on the Advisory Board for Wealth Management at the Singapore Management University. Beyond banking, Lawrence serves as the Founding Chairman of a not-for-profit child development organization since 1991 and was recently appointed Chairman of the Nee Soon Link Citizens’ Consultative Committee. He is also a mentor to Bettr Barista, a social enterprise involved in helping marginalized women and youth-at-risk.
Darren Ang is the Chief Executive Officer of MEO. Preceding this role, Darren was Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the company until June 2021, Chief Marketing Officer of the company from November 2016 to March 2019 and Chief Operating Officer from September 2007. Darren was employed as an Assistant Engineer at A.P. Moller, a Petroleum Surveyor at Det Norske Veritas and a Marine Consultant at Bureau Veritas. He also worked at SvitzerWijsmuller from 1999, holding various positions in the company, including Operations Manager, Deputy General Manager and General Manager, until joining Express Offshore Transport (“EOT” a predecessor entity of MEO) in 2005.
Darren attended the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree (first class) in Marine Engineering. Darren is also a member of the Institute of Marine Engineers, the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers and the Singapore Institute of Management.
Vincent joined HPEF Capital Partners as Senior Partner in June 2016. He is the Head of Portfolio Management and is a member of the firm’s Investment Committee.
Before joining HPEF Capital Partners, Vincent was a Director at Actis LLP, a UK based, pan emerging markets private equity firm. Prior to that, he worked for General Electric where he spent a large part of his career in functional and general management roles across different businesses and geographies. At Actis, and now at HPEF Capital, Vincent sits on the Boards of various portfolio companies across different sectors. Vincent holds a M.Phil Degree in Economics from Cambridge University, UK and a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree in Economics and Political Science from Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada.
Shao Xuan brings with him more than 15 years of professional experience including audit and assurance work, as well as advising on corporate restructuring, investigation and litigation support and corporate finance assignments including, Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia and Mauritius.
Shao Xuan began his career with KPMG and is now with nTan Corporate Advisory Pte Ltd.