FUSANG’s senior management team, board directors, and advisors bring over 300 years of in-depth industry experience from leading financial services firms to disruptive technology companies and the government sectors.
Henry Chong is the Chief Executive Officer of the FUSANG Group. He is a Member of the FUSANG Exchange’s Exchange Committee, and the Chairman of its Listing Committee.
At Fusang, Henry is responsible for the group’s overall strategic direction & mission. He works closely with global institutional investors and financial regulators to bring professionalism and structure to the industry, and is a regular keynote speaker on the subject of digital assets. He is also a member of the University of Oxford’s research group on digital assets law and regulation.
Henry is a Board Director of Portcullis: The Asian Wealth Manager. Portcullis is Asia's biggest independent group of trust companies, and provides a one-stop shop for corporate, trustee and fund administration services to high-net-worth individuals, family offices, philanthropies, private banks, and investment managers.
At Portcullis, Henry was Founder & CEO of the Investment Office division, which today serves some of the largest families and permanent capital investors in Asia, and holds fund management licences in Hong Kong and Singapore. Henry also set up the Income and Global Alpha Funds. The Income Fund today is ranked in the top 1% of all hedge funds globally, continues its perfect streak of over 30 months of flawless performance, having never lost money in any month.
Henry was also a Board Director at Oyster Security: providing a complete spectrum of cybersecurity knowledge and consultancy services to small and medium enterprises in Singapore.
Henry holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Philosophy, Politics & Economics, and a Master of Arts from the University of Oxford. Henry holds a Masters of Science in Behavioural Science at the London School of Economics & Political Science, where he wrote his thesis on the behaviour of family offices. He also holds a Diploma in Information Technology, that he completed at the age of 12, and a Certificate in Chinese Language & Literature from Peking University. Henry is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and is a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society. He is a member of the Hong Kong Securities Institute.
Miaw Siaw Loong is Chief Financial Officer of Fusang.
Miaw Siaw Loong joined Fusang as the Head of Operations and Compliance in September 2017 and was promoted to Managing Director in June 2018. He plays an instrumental role in heading Fusang's Operations, Finance, and Compliance function, focusing on implementation and execution of overall corporate strategy.
Miaw Siaw Loong has worked in the banking industry for over 20 years covering areas from commercial and retail banking to investment banking. Since joining an investment bank in 1996, he gained more than 13 years of experience in the capital markets, directly involved in origination, execution, compliance and monitoring an array of capital market and derivatives transaction.
Siaw Loong started his career with Hock Hua Bank (Sabah) Berhad in 1992 and subsequently joined Banque Paribas’ offshore banking unit in Labuan in 1994 where he was involved in the marketing of banking products and running the operations of the branch.
In 1996 he joined Barclays Bank PLC offshore banking branch in Labuan responsible for setting-up the branch’s accounting and operation functions where he became the main point of contact for product group around the region. In 1999 he took overall responsibility of the branch and represented the branch in external matters both within the group and with clients outside Labuan. In 2003 his job scope expanded to include client coverage focusing on generating banking business from the East Malaysian markets.
Miaw Siaw Loong obtained his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration majoring in Accounting and Finance from University of Southwestern Louisiana in 1991 and 1987 respectively.
Kevin Ho is the Chief Operating Officer of Fusang.
As a lead for blockchain and digital/crypto asset initiatives, Kevin plays a pivotal role in transforming Fusang into a leading digital asset platform and promulgating its industry recognition. In addition to advising and strategising overall corporate development, he leads business development, collaborative partnership, execution and capital financing/investing activities.
Previously, Kevin headed up the direct investment practice of a prestigious Asian family office with over US$15 billion worth of assets across multi-business and investment areas; and managed US$100 million AUM at Strategic Capital Management, one of Hong Kong's earliest independent hedge fund managers. Over the last decade, he has successfully brought investee companies to IPO and achieved spectacular investment returns. Kevin sharpened his skillsets in investing and business management through direct responsibility for equity/bond/PE/VC investments and cross-border M&As, after being apprenticed to a finance professional at KPMG and EY in his early years.
Kevin subsequently put his entrepreneurial ideas into practice as a principal co-founder at Alliance Capital Group, a licensed financial firm that sponsors IPOs, advises listed company transactions and manages third-party money; and as a team member of Galaxy Treasure Financial Group, a wealth management firm formed through an exclusive strategic partnership with China's top-notched online financial group.
Kevin earned Bachelor of Business (Accounting) and Bachelor of Computing (Computer Science) at Australia’s Monash University; and Master of Business Administration at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He is a fellow member of CPA Australia and a charter holder of CFA.
Michel Dinh is the Chief Technology Officer of Fusang.
At Fusang, Michel is responsible for the group's overall strategic technology direction, including implementing FinTech and Digital Asset initiatives.
Michel has over 20 years of Finance IT experience, and held COO and Senior IT Functional Leadership roles at global Investment Banks in London, Tokyo, Singapore and Hong Kong. He has extensive experience in Asian securities and futures markets and regulations, and expertise in multi-asset electronic trading platforms including low latency/high frequency trading and Prime Services business, serving institutional and hedge fund clients.
Michel holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons First Class) in Computing Studies from the University of South Bank, London.
At FUSANG, Arthur is responsible for the group's overall marketing strategy that delivers its brand mission with every customer touchpoint.
Arthur has 24 years of experience in technology and has helped accelerate the growth of multiple startups in the US and Hong Kong. In the past three years, he's been active in the Digital Asset industry as an advisor, the General Manager of a blockchain digital marketing agency, a core member of the Blockchain Committee for the Fintech Association of Hong Kong, and a founding member of the Labuan Fintech Association.
Arthur holds a Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies from the University of California Berkeley, US.
David is the Founder and President of the Portcullis Group. He has been described by the Singapore Academy of Law as “the Guru of Asian Family Offices".
Portcullis is one of the largest independent trust, fund and family office service providers in Asia with a history of over 35 years. It has a wide range of professional expertise in running wealth management companies. Its international network in Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Labuan, Johor Bahru, the BVI, New Zealand, Samoa, the Cook Islands, the Cayman Islands and Seychelles gives it the ability to provide comprehensive services across multiple jurisdictions.
Portcullis Investment Office Limited holds Type 4 (Advising on Securities) & Type 9 (Fund Management) licences issued by the Securities & Futures Commission of Hong Kong; and Portcullis Investment Office Private Limited holds a Capital Markets Services Licence for Accredited & Institutional Investors issued by the Monetary Authority of Singapore.
David is also President of Portcullis Group’s subsidiaries: SSTC Ltd (one of the oldest independent trust company in Labuan); Baxian Trust (Labuan) Limited; and Baxian Private & Investment Bank Ltd, all of which are regulated by the Labuan Financial Services Authority.
David is the Executive Chairman of FUSANG Corp: the first fully-regulated platform in Asia providing end-to-end infrastructure to support Digital Securities. FUSANG Exchange Ltd, a subsidiary of FUSANG Corp, is licensed in Labuan, Malaysia as a Securities Exchange under Part IX, Section 134 of the Labuan Financial Services and Securities Act 2010 (LFSSA). FUSANG Exchange is the first fully-operational stock exchange in Asia that allows companies to go public through a digital IPO accessible by both retail and sophisticated investors globally, supporting the trading of both digital securities and cryptocurrencies. David is approved by the Minister of Finance,
Malaysia as a member of its Exchange Committee.
David is the former President of the Singapore Trustees Association (STA). He served as the Founding President of Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP) Singapore Branch, and was the Founding President of the Singapore Fund Administrators Association (SFAA). He also sits on the Investment Committee of the Singapore Academy of Law.
He is a Fellow of Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford, where he sits on the Board of Regents. David also sits on the Board of NUS High School for Math and Science. In appreciation for his dedicated service to education, the Singapore Ministry of Education presented David with a Service to Education Award.
David is the Managing Director of David Chong Law Corporation, Singapore, and is qualified as a Barrister-at-Law, Lincoln's Inn; Advocate & Solicitor, Singapore; Malaya and Brunei; Barrister & Solicitor, British Virgin Islands; Solicitor, New South Wales and Queensland, Australia; Barrister & Solicitor, Australian Capital Territory and Victoria, Australia.
David has a Master’s Degree in Law from National University of Singapore and a Master’s Degree in Business from City University, London.
Tan Sri Tee Tua Ba is a non-executive Board Director of FUSANG.
Tan Sri Tee has a distinguished record of public service as the former Commissioner of Police. He has held leadership roles in the Marine Police (now Police Coast Guard), Central Narcotics Bureau, Singapore Prison Service and Criminal Investigation Department among others over the course of a 30-year career in the civil service. He was conferred the Distinguished Service Order at the SG50 National Day Awards.
Tan Sri Tee is Singapore's former non-resident ambassador to Switzerland and Chairman of the Singapore Red Cross Society.
Tan Sri Tee began his diplomatic career after his retirement from the police force in 1997. He has since served as Singapore's ambassador to Brunei, Egypt, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Cyprus, as well as non-resident ambassador to the UAE. He was awarded the "Tan Sri" title by the Malaysian Government upon being conferred the Panglima Setia Mahkota (PSM).
Tan Sri Tee received several awards during his career with the Ministry of Home Affairs including the Public Administration Medal (Gold), the Public Administration Medal (Silver) and the Meritorious Service Medal. He also received the Singapore Anti-Narcotics Association's Gold Medal of Honour.
He holds a law degree (LLB Honours) from the then University of Singapore. He was admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor in Singapore in 1967.
His character can best be described as one of a thinker and a strategist – forceful, discerning, relentless, a believer for discipline. Yet, beneath the disciplined countenance, the refined charm and flair of his – has always managed to exude itself effortlessly, portraying a façade of tensile strength matching with a cast of geniality. Although a figure of high eminence and repute in the Malaysian society, the sense of nonchalance on his gentry has long been admired and appreciated by many.
Born in a family of seven boys and three girls in 1935, General Hashim is the second youngest in the family. At the youthful age of 18, he has already begun crafting a career in the military service. It was there, that he made his mark swiftly and commendably.
General Hashim was first commissioned in the Royal Malay Regiment in December 1956 after attending a series of Military Officer Cadet Courses both in Malaysia and overseas. On commissioning, he was posted to the 3rd Battalion – The Royal Malay Regiment in 1957.
During his career in the Malaysian Army, he commanded the 5th Battalion of The Royal Malay Regiment – then operating in Sarawak. Other staff appointments followed and after attending several military courses – he was given the command of the Rejang Area Security Command (RASCOM) in Sarawak – responsible for the restoration and maintenance of peace and stability in the region. As the Security Forces Commander, RASCOM contributed towards the elimination of the 2nd Bureau North Kalimantan Communist Party in Sarawak.
He was appointed Chief of Staff in the Ministry of Defence in 1980 holding the rank of Major General after attending a course at the National Defence College in India.
In 1981, he assumed command of the 2nd Division stationed in Penang. As the General Officer Commanding of the Division, he worked closely with the 4th Royal Thai Army along the Malaysia/Thai border with the task of eliminating the elements of the Malayan Communist Party that operated along the border region. In this respect – he was also the Co-Chairman of the Regional Border Committee Malaysia/Thailand and contributed towards the complete elimination of the Malayan Communist Party both along the border regions and in Peninsular Malaysia.
After a tour of duty as the Deputy Chief of the Army in 1983, he was appointed the Chief of Army in November 1985. During this period, he initiated the re-organisation and modernization of the Army.
Two years later – in October 1987, General Hashim was assigned to the highest standing in the service – a highly honoured and an unquestionably compelling post of the Chief of Defence Forces – responsible directly for defence of the country and development of the Malaysian Armed Forces. He was a member of various Defence and Security related Committees which were then chaired by the Right Honourable Prime Minister of Malaysia.
General Hashim was one of the three signatories of the Surrender Agreement between the Government of Malaysia and The Malayan Communist Party whereby the Malayan Communist Party agreed to lay down their arms and disband the party’s military apparatus. Following 38 years of distinguished service, he retired in April 1992.
Still, General Hashim’s involvement is hardly fettered by the military circle, in actuality his work and philosophy extends way beyond the border of a battlefield. In pursuit of scholarly achievement – General Hashim attended the Harvard Business School where he acquired a Diploma in Advanced Management Programme prior to his retirement.
His contribution to the trade and commerce industry is no less significant. Weaving through a vast tapestry of significant accomplishments, organizing experience and sporting passion, it really came as no surprise to the community when he was offered by the Government of Malaysia – after his retirement from the Malaysian Armed Forces - to spearhead the Kuala Lumpur 98 – XVI Commonwealth Games - an international sporting event which was staged from 11 – 21 September 1998 which took more than 4 years to prepare. It was declared the “Best Games Ever” by the Commonwealth Games Federation.
General Hashim proved his strong leadership and management credibility – this time in the corporate sector. He is currently the Chairman of two (2) public listed companies namely:- Ajinomoto (Malaysia) Berhad which primary business are in the manufacturing industry and Datasonic Group Berhad is involved in the provision of ICT solutions including the smart card personalisation (such as secure ID or chip-based credit / debit / bank cards), customisation of software and hardware solutions, project management, consultancy, R&D and technical consultancy services.
General Hashim is also Chairman of National Aerospace & Defence Industries Sdn Bhd which is an investment holding company involved in various aerospace and defence related industries. He was recently appointed as Chairman of Fusang Exchange Ltd – a company incorporated in Labuan specializing in exchange market business.
He also sits on the Board of Directors of the Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) – a Malaysia Think Tank responsible for formulating policies and conducting research for national and international issues.
He is currently the Chairman of The Regional Committee of Glutamate Science Southeast Asia/South Asia (“RCGS”). The member countries are Malaysia, Singapore, Cambodia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Bangladesh and India.
General Hashim is also the President of Gagasan Mantan Panglima (The Chiefs’ Circle) which was formed in April 2007 and officially registered with the Registrar of Societies on 21 October 2014. This organization comprised of former Chief of Defence Forces, Chief of Army, Navy and Airforce. The purpose of this grouping is to promote esprit-de-corps amongst former Chiefs and contribute one way or the other to the Malaysian Armed Forces as well as maintaining an on-going relationship with former Chiefs of the ASEAN Armed Forces to promote peace and harmony within the ASEAN region.
General Hashim was conferred an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Salford – United Kingdom on 14 January 1999 and The National Defence University of Malaysia in 2012. In 2018, General Hashim was inducted into the Olympic Council of Malaysia Hall of Fame for his contributions in the sports arena particularly in staging the “Best Games Ever” – The Kuala Lumpur – XVI Commonwealth Games in 1998.
General Hashim, in his school days was a school representative in hockey, badminton and water polo and is still an ardent sportsman at heart and spirit to this very day. He is a very keen golfer.
General Hashim is married to Puan Sri Majmin Dato Yahya and together they had three children. They are blessed with five grandchildren.
Benjamin Quinlan is the CEO and Managing Partner of Quinlan & Associates. He is also the Chairman of the FinTech Association of Hong Kong, an Adjunct Professor at the AIT School of Management, and a Senior Advisor for a number of leading startups. He is also Mentor for PingAn’s Cloud Accelerator, a Guest Contributor for eFinancialCareers and Regulation Asia, and was named as one of Lattice 80’s top 50 FinTech influencers in Hong Kong.
Benjamin has an extensive track record advising many of the world’s leading multinational companies, financial services organisations, SMEs and start-ups on a variety of high-profile strategic engagements. He is quoted extensively in the global financial press and is frequently interviewed by leading media outlets, including Bloomberg, CNBC, Reuters, and Channel New Asia. He is also a regular keynote speaker at leading financial services industry conferences across the world.
Prior to founding Quinlan & Associates, Benjamin was the Head of Strategy for Deutsche Bank’s Equities business in Asia Pacific and its Investment Bank in Greater China. Before Deutsche, he worked at Oliver Wyman, UBS, and PwC in Hong Kong and Sydney.
Benjamin holds a Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a First-Class Honours Degree in Economics (on scholarship) from Macquarie University, Sydney.
Mohammad Ridzuan Abdul Aziz (Ridzuan) has over 20 years of commercially–driven regulatory, compliance and technology experiences in Asia-Pacific. He is currently the Malaysia Country Director and Head of ASEAN Business for WorldRemit, and on the board of KAF Investment Bank, AKRU robo-advisory and Ethis Global Ventures.
He is also the current president of the Fintech Association of Malaysia where among others, focuses on raising Malaysia’s unique combined values of mature on-shore eco-system, nimble Labuan mid-shore framework and wealth of depth & breath from Islamic Digital Economy - for inbound, passthrough and outbound stakeholders.
Ridzuan is one of the advisors for the Labuan Financial Services Authority, Asia Pacific University, Taylor’s University Business School, Quest International University and Policy Streets.In 2013 and 2016, Ridzuan founded regulatory technology advisory firms - RHT Compliance Solutions and CS Technology Solutions Sdn Bhd, respectively. In 2017, Ridzuan was the CEO of Sedania As Salam Capital Sdn Bhd.
He was a regulator with the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (1998) during the Asia financial crisis, the Securities Commission ((2001) and then redeployed to a joint task force between the Securities Commission and Bank Negara Malaysia during the formation of the investment bank concept (2002).
Ridzuan graduated from University of Wales, Aberyswyth (1997) with BSc Economics, majoring in Accounting and Finance. He obtained his MBA, specializing in Management Information System from the International Islamic University Malaysia (2005).
Vivien is the CEO and founder of Digital Boutique Ltd., and is currently Senior Advisor to a number of digital exchanges and family offices. Vivien has held executive positions both in leading crypto exchange and at first tier US investment banks. Vivien served as the Chief Operating Officer and Interim CEO at 100x, where she played a key role in transforming the company and navigating through the evolving regulatory landscape. Prior to 100x, Vivien spent close to 2 decades in Goldman Sachs where she was a Managing Director overseeing Compliance in Asia Ex-Japan. Vivien served on the Executive Committee of 100x and on Goldman Sachs Asia Bank‘s Management Committee, as well as a number of other compliance and business committees.
Vivien also spent time as a regulator at the HK Securities and Futures Commission in the Corporate Finance Division. As a strong advocate for female leadership issues, Vivien founded the “Digital Female Leadership Network” to inspire and help other female to get into the digital industry, to grow professionally and personally, develop as a leader, entrepreneur and investor.
She was also a member of the APAC Diversity Committee at Goldman, and has champion different diversity initiatives and programs for developing and promoting female at different levels