Ray of Hope’s Board of Directors come from various fields of expertise and have lent their time generously. They are distinguished leaders whose strategic decision-making and guidance have steered the organisation.
Mark Wong (Chairman)
Mark Wong is Chief Operating Officer and Chief Risk Officer at Dymon Asia Capital. Prior to joining Dymon Asia, Mark was at Deutsche Bank where he was most recently Co-Head of Rates and FX Trading for Asia with Deutsche Bank in Singapore.
Mark graduated from University of Exeter with a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors.
Abdul Jabbar Bin Karam Din
Abdul Jabbar is an Executive Committee Partner in Rajah & Tann LLP. He heads the firm’s Corporate and Transactional Practice. He has 20 years working experience in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, banking and finance, general commercial and private client work. Jabbar regularly advises companies including not for profit organisations on corporate governance, compliance and regulatory matters.
Jabbar graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Laws with honours.
Brian Thung is a Partner at Ernst & Young’s Financial Services Division. He is a member of the Ernst & Young Global Hedge Fund Steering Committee. Prior to joining Ernst & Young, Brian was a Police Inspector with the Singapore Police Force.
Brian graduated from the Nanyang Technological University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Accountancy with honours.
Danny Yong is the Chief Investment Officer and a founding partner of Dymon Asia Capital, and has over 18 years of experience trading FX, fixed income, and index futures in Asia. Prior to Dymon, he was a founding partner and Chief Investment Officer of Abax Global Capital, a hedge fund based in Hong Kong. During his career, Danny was also a Managing Director at Citadel Investment Asia in Hong Kong, where he established and ran the Asia Macro trading business from late 2005 to early 2007 for the firm. In addition, he was Head of Trading for South East Asian Derivatives, Fixed Income and Foreign Exchange at Goldman Sachs where he spent six years in the Hong Kong and Tokyo offices.
Danny graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business (Banking and Finance) with Honours from the Nanyang Technological University of Singapore.
Kenneth Kan is Managing Director at Dymon Asia, in charge of macro execution trading as well as the firm’s Chief of Staff. Prior to joining Dymon in 2012, Kenneth was a portfolio manager at Marathon Asset Management and managed trading teams at various banks like Standard Chartered, Royal Bank of Scotland and Credit Agricole focussing on emerging market derivatives. Kenneth also sits on the board of ACI Singapore (The Financial Market’s Association) and is currently their Honorary Secretary.
Kenneth graduated from Santa Clara University with a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance).
Kher Sheng Lee
Kher Sheng Lee is Managing Director (Co-Head of APAC and Deputy Global Head of Government Affairs) with the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA). AIMA is the global representative of the alternative investment industry, with more than 1,900 corporate members in over 60 countries. AIMA also incorporates the Alternative Credit Council which represents alternative credit and private debt managers.
Kher Sheng received his LL.B (Hons) degree from the National University of Singapore law school, and is admitted to practise law in Singapore (Advocate & Solicitor), Hong Kong (Solicitor) and England & Wales (Solicitor-Advocate with full rights of audience in all criminal and civil proceedings in the higher courts). He is appointed a Hong Kong Notary Public by the Chief Judge of the High Court of Hong Kong. He is a Member of The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb). Kher Sheng has lived and worked in Singapore, London and Hong Kong. He is a CFA and CAIA charter holder.
Quak Hiang Whai
Quak Hiang Whai is Senior Advisor at the Ministry of Home Affairs, following a similar role at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Hiang Whai spent over 30 years of his career in the media, finance, property, academic and public sectors. He has held key appointments in newsroom, media management, public communication, corporate social responsibility and investor relations. A specialist in leadership development and public communication, he has advised and coached senior leaders from the private and public sectors. A Business Administration graduate from the National University of Singapore, Hiang Whai also holds a Masters in Public Administration from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy.
Martin is the Executive Director of The Majurity Trust, a new philanthropic organisation with social impact programs in Singapore. Martin was formerly the Executive Director of Institute for Societal Leadership at Singapore Management University and Co-Founder of Halogen Foundation Singapore.