Advisory Council

Bill Chua
Bill Chua was former Managing Director and Head of Global Financial Institution of UOB. Possessing rich experience in the financial services industry, he has held various director level, independent positions at various organisations, and currently serves as an Independent Director at Sunseap Group, Singapore’s largest clean energy provider. In his 34 years of experience in the financial services industry, he has covered institutional wholesale and consumer banking in the front, middle and back offices. Prior to joining UOB in 2000, Chua was with Citibank for 20 years. He serves as a director for several UOB-owned companies and/or joint ventures, and is also an active member of the financial and education communities in Singapore.

James Cullen
James Cullen is a career banker with over 30 years of regional and international experience in the financial services industry. His banking career began and concluded with Wells Fargo, and in between included two decades of holding executive positions with Bank of America and US Bancorporation’s international banking division 1995-1999. James is the co-founder for JD Cullen & Co, a corporate advisory consulting company and also chairs audit committee of CD Stimson, a REIT company.

Mathew Welch
Mathew Welch
 has over 25 years of senior executive experience in financial markets in Asia, with strong track record in building and leading various financial services businesses throughout the region. He is currently a Board Member at XacBank, a community development bank in Mangolia. Prior to starting his own firm, Mathew was Managing Director & Head of Banks, Asia (ex-Japan) at Daiwa Securities Capital Markets, Managing Director and Head Financial Institutions, Asia at ING Investment Banking, Managing Director, Investments at Temasek Holdings and Global Head of Banks at Standard Chartered. He holds a MBA degree from Harvard Business School.