Lilian Tham

Chief Operating Officer, Asia Pacific
Schroder Investment Management (Singapore) Limited

IBF Fellow (2018)

Technology & Operations

"Technology disrupts but also unlocks boundless potential. The key to success is the agility to adapt and tap on new opportunities, so we can focus on delivering sustainable value to clients."


Lilian Tham joined Schroders Singapore in 1994 and is now the Asia Pacific Chief Operating Officer with oversight of Operations, Investment Services and Technology across the region and local responsibility of all support functions in Singapore. Having established the Global Centre of Excellence for Cognitive Science & Automation in Singapore, she now has direct responsibility for driving the global implementation of intelligent digital solutions from Singapore into the Group. Lilian is also a member of the firm’s Global Operations Committee, responsible for setting the global operations strategy ofthe firm.

Between 1996 and 2004, Lilian headed the Technology function across the investment banking and asset management businesses in South East Asia. Her responsibilities expanded to include managing Technology in North Asia following the sale of the investment bank. Lilian was appointed Head of Operations & Technology for Asia Pacific in 2004, and later in 2007, became Chief Operating Officer for Singapore. In October 2019, she was appointed Chief Operating Officer for Asia Pacific.

Lilian is a Fellow of the Institute and Banking and Finance Singapore. She has been actively volunteering her expertise in various industryassociations and committees in IBF and TeSA. She is also a board member of ComfortDelGro Corporation Limited and the Home Nursing Foundation.
Qualification: Bachelor of Science in Information Systems from the National University of Singapore.