Lester Gray

Previously CEO and later Chairman
Schroders Asia Pacific

IBF Distinguished Fellow (2007)

Fund Management

"During my time in Singapore, both in my exective role as the head of a large asset management business and in my role as Head of IMAS, I was very supportive of IBF's initiative to further develop the abilities of those in the finance sector through the IBF certification programme. Given the ever increasing demands placed on the finance sector the need for those employed within it to continue to formally develop their skills is more important than ever."


Lester retired from Schroders, a UK listed international asset management company, in 2013 after working for 26 years in several senior roles based in London, New York and Singapore. From 2004, based in Singapore, he was CEO, and from 2012 Chairman, of Schroders Asia Pacific business, which has operations in 9 countries across the region. In addition to his executive roles he was Chairman of the Investment Management association of Singapore from 2006 -2013. Lester now lives in New Zealand and In addition to managing his own investments he presently serves as a non executive director and advisor to private investment companies in New Zealand and in Asia.