Independent Non-Executive Director

MBA with High Distinction
Harvard Business School
MA (Hons)
Oxford University in Oriental Studies (Chinese)
Date first appointment as director: 04-Feb-19
Length of service as director: 5 months

Present directorship
Other non-listed entities:
Asia Dorset Management
Asia Capital and Advisors

Mathew Welch has over 25 years of experience in the
Asian Financial Services arena, with a strong track
record of building and leading various businesses in
this sector throughout the region. His expertise spans
across a diverse range of financial businesses, including
investment, wholesale and consumer banking as well as
asset management/private equity investment.

Mathew occupied a multitude of roles in companies
such as Temasek, Daiwa Investment Bank and ING
Bank. Alongside being a Managing Director, Investments
at Temasek Holdings, he also served on the Boards of
various Temasek investee companies.

Based in Singapore as the Global Head of Banks and
FI Head of Asia at Standard Chartered Bank, Mathew
grew the FI revenues more than fivefold from 2003 to
2007, adding more than US$1bn in sales and creating
one of Asia’s largest FI businesses. In the 1990’s, he
contributed to building McKinsey & Co’s
financial institutions practice in Southeast Asia. Mathew
started off his career as an International Officer at
HSBC in 1986, gaining expertise in key financial markets
such as London, Hong Kong & Thailand.
Country of residence: Singapore