Cynthia is currently the Partnership Lead in ING Bank's Innovation Lab in Singapore where she focuses on establishing partnerships with external startups that fit into the bank's trade tech innovation initiatives. She completed her pre-tertiary education in Singapore and furthered her studies in BSc Actuarial Science from London School of Economics and MSc Financial Mathematics from Stanford University.
Prior to joining ING, Cynthia was the regional strategy director for Oriente, a fintech company which provides affordable credit and consumer financing solutions to the underserved consumers in Southeast Asia. She first helped Oriente establish and scale the operations in Indonesia before moving on to partnerships and fundraising roles. Cynthia started her career in investment banking with HSBC where she was focused on executing equity capital markets transactions. She left HSBC in 2013 to start her startup journey where she co-founded a social media startup which later pivoted to a fintech startup, Call Levels in Singapore. She was listed on Forbes "30 under 30" in 2016, in the Finance & Venture Capital Category.