WONG, JOO SENG
Chief Executive Officer
Mr Wong Joo Seng is currently the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of G. K. Goh Financial Services (S) Private Ltd.
He joined in 1998 as its Founding CEO. Mr Wong started his career in 1987 in United Overseas Bank Singapore. There he was dealing in precious metals as a trader in Gold, Silver and Platinum over-the-counter Spot, Forwards and Options as well as exchange traded Futures and Options.
Thereafter he joined Republic National Bank of New York, Singapore, now part of the HSBC Banking Group, as Vice President – Foreign Exchange & Precious Metals Options. At Republic National Bank of New York, he was responsible for interbank price-making and risk management of the bank’s foreign exchange and precious metal options portfolio in Asia, as part of a global options risk management team with centers in New York, London and Singapore.
He subsequently joined Bank of New Zealand in Wellington, New Zealand as Manager – Foreign Exchange Options where he was overall in charge of the currency options desk. His responsibilities included the strategic positioning of the bank’s currency options portfolio and all price-making activities to both retail and institutional clients of the bank as well as to the interbank market at large. He returned to Singapore to take up the position of Head of Treasury at TLB Bullion and Futures, the wholly owned derivative brokerage arm of Tat Lee Bank Singapore.
Mr Wong holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Mathematics from the National University of Singapore. He is also a member of MENSA Singapore, the local Chapter of MENSA International, with an MSAT IQ score of 148.
SONG HOCK SEONG, MELVYN
Mr Melvyn Song was appointed Executive Director of G. K. Goh Financial Services (S) Pte Ltd on 5 April 2005. He joined the Group in July 1999 and is currently responsible for all dealing activities and is primarily focused on developing the foreign exchange and leverage foreign exchange trading and futures brokerage businesses for the Group.
Mr Song was previously an assistant vice president in UOB, where he was the Floor Manager for UOB’s derivative arm UOB Bullion and Futures Pte Ltd and was responsible for developing UOB’s Futures and Foreign Exchange margin trading business. Mr Song has been in the industry for more than twenty years having been engaged in the business since SIMEX commenced operations in 1984.
Mr Song holds a Diploma in Management Studies from the Singapore Institute of Management and a Diploma in Banking and Finance from the Institute of Banking and Finance.
Mr Akisawa Masanori is Director of G. K. Goh Financial Services (S) Pte Ltd and he is responsible for the Japan FX Flow business. He joined the Group in July 2010 as Senior Vice President, Japan – FX Flow Business.
Prior to joining the Group, he was Director of CyberAgent FX, Inc. in Tokyo, Japan. CyberAgent FX, Inc. Japan is amongst the top 10 brokerages in Japan offering FX trading facilities. There he was instrumental in developing the business for them and growing the company into one of Japan’s top 10 firms.
Mr Akisawa began his career as a foreign exchange broker with Ueda Harlow Co., Ltd in Tokyo in 1987. He then joined Harlow Mayer Savage in New York and thereafter Ueda Harlow Sassoon in Singapore. Mr Akisawa has extensive experience in the FX markets in Japan, USA and Singapore.
TEO LIANG HUAT, THOMAS
Mr Thomas Teo joined the Company as its Chief Financial Officer on 12 April 2006. Thomas is also an non-executive director of G. K. Goh Financial Services (S) Pte Ltd. His executive responsibilities extend to financial and investment management as well as board representation on various subsidiaries and associates of the Group.
Prior to joining the Group, Mr Teo was with a regional private equity group for about ten years, responsible for direct investments in the Asean region. He also spent about eight years with Ernst and Young, Singapore and has had extensive experience in audit and corporate finance. Mr Teo is also an independent director of an Australian listed company, OM Holdings Limited, serving as its Audit Committee Chairman and a Remuneration Committee Member.
Mr Teo holds a Master of Business in Information Technology from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Accountancy from the National University of Singapore. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore.