ACT's panel of course leaders are well-qualified practitioners with in-depth knowledge of the industry, and together cover a broad range of topics from law to the intricate details of the banking and finance industry.

Our course leaders are well versed in the ins and outs of the industry, having held leadership positions in the banking and finance sector for many years and having been involved in training and lecturing to impart their knowledge and to help raise standards and competencies in their respective fields.

Achieva Training currently has on it's panel over 30 Course Leaders, who cover the full range of disciplines within the Banking and Finance Industry. Presented below are some of our Course Leaders to give you an overview of the depth and breadth of the wealth of experience we draw upon.

VICTOR TAN, MBA (Strathclyde), ACIB, MInstAM is a qualified Life Associate Member of The Chartered Institute of Bankers, London and has 15 years of Banking experience covering the operational areas of International Trade Finance, Remittances, Guarantees, Import and Export departments.

Mr. Tan has worked with various International Banks since 1977 starting with Standard Chartered Bank, Amsterdam-Rotterdam Bank, Bangkok Bank, Royal trust Merchant Bank and lastly Barclays Bank, where he was Deputy Head, Trade Finance, on leaving the Banking industry in 1992. Since 1992, he has been conducting regular Company In-house training for Corporate clients and Public Seminars, as well as undertaking training assignments regionally in Jakarta, Manila, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Mumbai & Shanghai. He also holds a Master of Business Administration degree from University of Strathclyde, UK.

TAN SIN LIANG holds a LLB (Hons) degree and a specialised LLM (Corporate & Commercial Law) degree. Altogether he has more than 28 years as external counsel and in-house counsel. He was the Head of the Legal Department of DBS Bank.

Mr. Tan is a compliance lawyer-trainer widely recognised as a leading expert in anti-money laundering. He was instrumental in drafting the "Guidelines on Prevention of Money Laundering" for the Association of Banks in Singapore and The Law Society of Singapore. Mr. Tan is a regular speaker in conferences on money laundering control (including the Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime). He is also a regular writer for various journals and periodicals (including Journal of Money Laundering Control and the Journal of Financial Crime (London)).

LARRY LAM is the Senior Vice President and Head of Internal Audit of one of the largest banking groups in Singapore. He oversees an internal audit functions with over 180 auditors worldwide.

Mr. Lam holds a MBA and Bachelor of Information Systems degree from the California State Polytechnic University; is an American CPA; and Certified Information Systems Auditor. He had 17 years of internal audit, external audit, and IT experience from the USA prior to coming to Singapore in 1998. Larry has been a frequent seminar and conference speaker in North America and Southeast Asia.

SIMON TAN is an independent trainer/consultant based in Singapore. Prior to this, he was the Treasury Manager, Foreign Exchange and Money Market of DG Bank and DG-GZB Asia Ltd., and has 14 years of foreign exchange and money market, and 2 years of credit/load background with a foreign bank.

Simon has been actively involved in Treasury Seminars. For the last 16 years, he was a regular trainer for the Institute of Banking and Finance in Singapore (IBF) and the Institute of Banking and Finance in Malaysia (IBBM).

JACK TAN is a well-regarded and seasoned trainer, having taught in the Institute of Banking & Finance for the last 14 years in trade finance, bank marketing and strategic bank management. He also conducts courses for IBBM, Malaysia, Monash University as well as for the University of Western Australia's distance learning programs.

Jack had spent 27 years working in the banking industry as a corporate banker, holding various key management positions in major local as well as foreign banks.

GUL CHOTRANI began his career as a securities analyst and progressed into International Corporate Finance with Elders Finance Group. Mr. Chotrani has been actively involved in joint-venture projects, Capital Market financing exercises and direct investment projects into Southeast Asia. He has consulted in Economic Value Added programs for private sector firms and government-linked firms.

Gul is an experienced speaker and lectures on Risk Analysis, International Corporate Finance and various other subjects. He holds undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in Management, Economics and Finance from the Universities of Bradford, Lancaster, East Anglia and INSEAD.

VICTOR ANG has 22 years of experience in corporate and investment banking. He has worked in various key positions in credit risk management with well-established foreign and local banks, and currently works as SCO, Global Financial Markets Credit for Asia in a foreign bank.

Victor is a very experienced trainer with The Institute of Banking & Finance focusing on credit-training module. He strongly advocates imparting credit knowledge from a practitioner's standpoint and sharing life experiences in handling credit matters. He holds the Master of Applied Finance with Macquarie University, Sydney.

DAVY YOUNG was the General Manager of Lum Chang Securities Pte Ltd for 11 years. Davy has taught courses for the past 8 years at The Institute of Banking and Finance, where he brought his extensive experience on the job to the classroom to make his lessons lively, relevant and easy to understand. He has consistently been highly rated by the course participants for being well organised, structured and clear in his presentations and explanations of concepts.

Davy is currently a Director of Retail Advisory Services at DBS Vickers Securities (S) Pte Ltd, where he continues to be actively involved in conducting in-house training.

KOH SIEW MIN is the Managing Consultant of a regional training consultancy. Prior to this she was attached to a number of large banks in Singapore in corporate banking.

Siew Min has extensive experience not only in marketing to and servicing corporate clients but also in credit (project) evaluation and management of loan portfolios. As an experienced trainer she has conducted courses for The Institute of Banking & Finance (IBF) and has trained in Indonesia, Malaysia and China. She possesses a degree in Accountancy from the National University of Singapore and a qualified Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA, USA).

NG KUAN CHOW has over 23 years in the banking industry, of which 19 years are in Treasury. He is presently a Senior Director with United Overseas Bank Group, heading its Asset-Liability Management Division in the Global Treasury Sector.

Kuan Chow is a pioneer in setting up the infrastructure and framework for the OUB's active involvement as a primary dealer in the revamped Singapore Government Securities market since 1987. He holds a First Class Honours degree in Statistics from the University of Singapore

TAN LEE LIAN has been in the banking industry for 18 years dealing in both Cash and Off-Balance-Sheet Interest Rate Instruments for trading and hedging. She managed a diversified credit portfolio of hybrid debt instruments and was Vice President of Treasury and Head of the G7 Interest Rate Desk for a major local bank. She has conducted courses for the National University of Singapore, Industrial Finance Corporation of Thailand in Bangkok, as well as for the Institute of Banking and Finance (IBF).

Lee Lian holds a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Social Science with Honours in Economics and Statistics from the National University of Singapore.

PUN KAI LOON is Director of a planning and economics research firm. He was formerly with Citibank as a Vice President where he was involved in venture capital and equity investments and credit analysis. He has consulted for multilateral agencies like the United Nations Development Programme, United Nations ESCAP and Japan International Cooperation Agency and private organisations like Guinness Anchor, Philips Malaysia and the Housing Developers' Association.

Kai Loon holds a BA (Hons.) from University of Sheffield, a postgraduate Diploma and an MSc from London School of Economics and an MBA (Finance) from University of Hull.

GOH AI YAT is a much sought-after trainer, in particular for courses on marketing of financial services, credit and leasing. Besides training, Ms Goh is also actively involved in helping companies structure their financing needs, conduct feasibility reports, listing on the KLSE and conduct job-separation exercises.

Ai Yat is currently COO of a credit site dedicated to assisting businessmen and practicing professionals find answers to the many questions that they may have in the areas of credit management, business financing and investment analysis.

DAVID HEY-CUNNINGHAM is an Australian Chartered Accountant with over 20 years of experience in the field. David is an independent trainer and consultant, offering customised training and consultancy to companies in Australia, New Zealand and Asia. His training is focused mainly in Financial Management and Accounting, drawing from his experiences during the course of his career. He has been principle trainer for the Securities Institute of Australia since 1984.

David holds a Bachelor of Economics from Sydney University as well as a Master of Education from the University of New South Wales.

Mrs. RENY MARGARET GEORGE is an Advocate and Solicitor, and is a partner in a legal firm in Singapore. Her main areas of work concern general and commercial litigation.

Margaret is an experienced speaker and has been well received by course participants of her training programs. She has previously been lecturing for The Institute of Banking and Finance since 1986 and has conducted numerous in-house courses.

EE KOW KEANG has over 25 years of experience in the banking industry gained through his previous roles as Head of Methods & Systems Department, Head of Operations / Branch Supervision Department and Head / Vice President of Training & Development of various banks. Kow Keang has trained for a variety of institutions in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, England and Myanmar. He lectured for two prestigious executive MBA programmes on Strategic Management and international trade.

Kow Keang is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, London and Institute of Bankers, Malaysia and holds a MBA degree from the Cranfield Institute of Technology, England.

MAL MORGAN is a very experienced international consultant and trainer, he has created and presented training programs, motivational talks and team building courses to organizations and businesses over the past 20 years, using a variety of communication skills.

Mal has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Psychology from the University of Southwestern Louisiana and he holds a Train-the-Trainer certification from the University of NLP in Santa Cruz, California, USA.


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