Vice President for Business Development and External Relations at the Singapore Management University (SMU)
An Associate Professor of Finance, Annie also holds the position Academic Director of The Financial Training Institute (FTI), Centre for Professional Studies (CPS), International Trading Institute (ITI) and Business Families Institute (BFI) at SMU. Her previous portfolio includes positions as Associate Dean, Lee Kong Chian School of Business and Dean, Office of Executive & Professional Education. She received her PhD in International Finance from New York University (Stern School of Business) where she was a Fulbright scholar.
Annie is a frequently sought after conference speaker at the World Economic Forum, panel moderator and expert commentator. She also sits on several advisory boards, governing councils and steering committees in SMU as well as the financial services and government sectors. She chairs the Asian Bond Fund 2 Supervisory Committee of the Monetary Authority of Singapore. Currently, she is on the Advisory Boards of a number of family businesses and on the investment committee of i-Globe (a private equity firm) as well as a member of the Research and Publications Committee of the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry.She is recently appointed to the Board of Directors of k1 Ventures Limited which is listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange and which is an investment holding company of the Keppel Group, a Member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on South-East Asia and a member on the Advisory Council in the School of Economics and Management at Wuhan University. Annie is a recipient of the Public Administration Medal (Bronze), a prestigious National Day Award for 2010.
Annie’s research interests are in Family Office and Family Business Research, Investor Behaviour, Alternative Investments, and Enterprise Risk Management. Her latest book Financial Management: Theory and Practice, An Asia Edition (2014), co-written by Ser-Keng Ang, Eugene F.Brigham, Michael C.Ehrhardt and her paper, An Analysis of Extreme Price Shocks and Illiquidity Among Systematic Trend Followers (2010), co-written with Bernard Lee and Cheng Shih-Fen was published in the Review of Futures Markets and the Social Science Research Network. Other academic articles of hers have been published in The Review of Future Markets, SIMEX Papers and Pulses. Annie is also author for International Enterprise Singapore’s book on Financing Internationalisation – Growth Strategies for Successful Companies (2004) which has been translated into Chinese.