Esmond Choo

Senior Executive Director
UOB Kay Hian Pte Ltd

IBF Distinguished Fellow (2013)

Financial Markets

"Working in Committees with my younger colleagues has lead to healthy exchanges which encourages innovation, creativity and eventually excellence. Our industry offers both tremendous opportunities and challenges with economic growth having shifted east matched by many new entrants. Such interactions over time breed fresh and great approaches to old issues."


Mr Esmond Choo is a Senior Executive Director of UOB Kay Hian Holdings Limited, Singapore and is a member of the UOB Kay Hian Group EXCO. In addition to his management role, he has primary responsibility over UOB Kay Hian's strategy, ECM business and plays a key role in the Group's M&A activities.

Prior to joining the stockbroking industry, he was with a leading Lloyds of London Brokerage as Head of their captive insurance operations in the Asia Pacific.

He was past Chairman of the Stockbrokers' Association of Singapore and sits on various industry committees including the recent MAS Financial Advisory Industry Review Committee. He is also active in community service and development and volunteers his time to serve on the SJI International Board of Governors.