Charles Lew

Executive Chairman

Mr Lew has more than 30 years of investment banking experience, including serving as Managing Director of ABN Amro’s investment banking business in Singapore from 1997 to 2000. He has been involved in a diverse range of investment banking activities, including IPOs, equity placements, corporate mergers and acquisitions, debt/equity restructuring, private equity investments and venture capital financing.

After leaving ABN Amro in 2000, Mr Lew started his own investment management company, Equator Capital, which manages a hedge fund that is primarily involved in trading global managed futures, US equities and options. In addition, the company has been a pre-IPO investor in growth companies in Singapore, Malaysia and China some of which were subsequently listed on the Singapore Exchange.

Mr Lew served as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the RHB Banking Group from March 2004 until his retirement from the Group in May 2016. During this period, he was on the board of RHB Investment Bank Berhad (2004 to 2016), RHB Capital Berhad (2005 to 2007); and RHB Islamic Bank (2008 to 2016). He was an Independent Director on the board of Singapore Medical Group between 2007 and 2013. He is also Founder and Chairman of Muddy Murphy Holdings, an operator of traditional and concept pubs that was established in 1996.

He holds a BA (Hons) in Finance and Accounting from the University of East London and a MSc in Management Science from Imperial College, University of London.