We are a Singapore-based consulting firm focused on the development of Indo-China markets, specifically Laos. We provide advisory services, and facilitate strategic alliances for privately-owned, as well as government linked-firms to ride on the growth journey of Laos. We also assist organisations in Laos looking to tap on the rich resources around the region to further their growth story beyond Laos.
Incorporated in 2015, we are an innovative outfit built on trust, technology and talent. We offer all-round innovative ideas and services which are delivered with integrity, entrepreneurial vigor, enthusiasm and energy.
We assist firms to expand regionally both in and out of, IndoChina. We deliver Talent, Technology and Trust (3T) as a foundation to enhance their competitive advantage.
We enhance the management practices and leadership qualities; and ultimately, improve the competitive advantage of our client(s) through the recruitment and develop talents from all around the world, specifically Singapore.
We leverage on technology (or methodology) to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of our client(s)’ businesses, thereby increasing their productivity and market share.
Well-known as a safe haven for investors, Singapore is well-known for its transparent and robust regulatory infrastructure built on trust. We want to partner and guide firms expanding both into, and out of Indochina to become established, trusted regional players with sound fundamentals.
Steve Chng, Chief Operating Officer
Entrepreneurial by nature, Steve once bought a small but troubled company which offered Consulting and Application Services, as well as Infrastructure and Business Process Outsourcing Solutions. He then cultivated the organisation into a listed company which was bought over by a US MNC. Steve continued to expand the business of the company after the acquisition, resulting in the company being bought over by a Japanese MNC subsequently.
Steve was one of Asia‘s pioneering leaders in business transformation through the application of the 3P (Policy, Procedure and People) methodology. He is deeply passionate about golf and creating a sustainable environment.
Dean Robertson, Chief Executive Officer – APA Insurance
Dynamic, results-driven, commercially aware Senior Director with over 25 years’ strategic and functional leadership experience. Dean has directed key projects within large financial services organisations including: Virgin One Account, Santander, UK General Insurance Group, Royal Bank of Scotland, Standard Life Bank, Legal and General Accident. He has significant B2B sales and partnership expertise, coupled with a proven track record of delivering revenue, business growth, quality and compliance through relationship management, networking and exceptional client focus.
Thomas Neidhardt, Vice President of Treasury – Phongsavanh Bank
Thomas is an experienced international banker with extensive knowledge of emerging markets from working in Asia (15 years) and Central Eastern Europe (25 years). His track record includes diversified senior level assignments and achievements in Capital Markets, Treasury products and services.
Geoff McAlister, Chief Risk Officer – Phongsavanh Bank
Geoff is a senior banking executive with 25 years of industry best practice experience acquired in New York, London, Sydney, UAE and Hong Kong, with banks including Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse, RBS, Westpac and the National Bank of Abu Dubai.
His industry experience includes roles covering Risk Management, Treasury, Global Markets, Institutional Banking & Finance, with extensive experience of systems, governance and risk frameworks.
Steven Bennett, Chief Commercial Officer – Phongsavanh Bank
Steven has 25 years’ senior executive experience in international financial services, building successful national, regional and global operations across a range of developed and emerging markets in Asia, Europe and North America.
He has held national, regional and global roles at HSBC, National Australia Bank and Turkish Bank UK, and through these has developed a broad range of technical and functional expertise and delivered results across Commercial, Transaction and Retail Banking, HR, IT, Operations and as a country CEO in two markets (one developed, one emerging), including one start-up.
His commercial experience is supported by extensive functional expertise in strategy development and execution, product and channel management, customer service enhancement, enterprise-wide risk management uplift, credit and financial crime compliance frameworks, corporate governance, regulatory engagement (in 3 jurisdictions), restructuring and digital transformation programmes.