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Professor Kishore Mahbubani
Chairman and Non-Executive Director
Kishore Mahbubani has dedicated five decades of his life to public service. In his 33 years as a Singapore diplomat, Kishore took on many challenging assignments, serving for example in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, in 1973/74 during the war. He also served two stints as Singapore’s Ambassador to the UN (1984-1989 and 1998-2004). He also held the position of Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1994 to 1998. He was also conferred the Public Administration Medal (Gold) by the Singaporean Government in 1998.
Kishore had an equally illustrious career in academia. He was appointed the Founding Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in August 2004. Despite his heavy administrative duties, Kishore proved to be a prolific author. He has published nine books, including Can Asians Think? and Has China Won?.
Kishore has received global recognition for his intellectual contributions, having been listed several times in the list of top global thinkers by Foreign Policy and Prospect Magazines. The citation for the US Foreign Policy Association Medal he received in June 2004 said: “a gifted diplomat, a student of history and philosophy, a provocative writer and an intuitive thinker.”
Kishore has held positions in several globally significant committees. He was the founding chairman of the nominating committee of the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize (2009 to 2019). He has participated in the annual meetings of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos twenty times, serving also in several WEF committees. In April 2019, he was the second Singaporean to be elected as an honorary international member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, which has honoured distinguished thinkers, including several of America’s Founding Fathers, since 1780.
Fund Manager, Executive Director
Eric has more than 15 years experience in fund management. His previous work experience includes the Ministry of Defence, Motorola, Citibank and United Overseas Bank before he founded Aggregate Asset Management. He earned his BSc in Computer Science from the National University of Singapore and completed his CFA Charter in 2002.
Wong Seak Eng, CA (M)
Fund Manager, Executive Director
Wong has more than 15 years of experience in auditing, accounting, taxation and investment research and management. He was a tax associate and auditor with KPMG Malaysia and Ernst and Young Singapore. His experience includes auditing listed companies on the stock exchange of Singapore and complex business transactions such as IPOs, RTOs and M&A. His last position before co-founding Aggregate Asset Management in 2012 was with a local boutique investment management firm where he co-managed investments for high net worth individuals and a sovereign investment fund.
Kevin is responsible for marketing, client acquisition and client relations. He has extensive experience in financial planning and marketing of financial products, after having spend 20 years with AIA as a District Director prior to co-founding Aggregate Asset Management. Kevin understands the concerns of individuals in the area of estate planning and wealth transfer.
Kevin is a Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) and Certified Financial Planner (CFP). He graduated from Nanyang Technology University with a degree in Business specializing in Insurance. His early school years were at The Chinese High School and Raffles Junior College.
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