Multilingual, Jacqueline is an experienced financier and trusted adviser with 28+ years' global experience, comprising track record for over USD25+billion cross-border M&A investments and leadership experience expanding companies’ global footprint into new markets.
Currently in Singapore establishing a new financial services business, Jacqueline has been focusing dually on formulating structured alternative investment opportunities for different investor groups and advising innovative companies on growth/transformation strategies and corporate finance. In recent years in Australia, she had set up regulated investment funds, constructed accelerated commercialisation programs and devised fintech platforms for the healthcare and medical biotech sectors.
Previously based in Europe for 13+ years, Jacqueline was Senior Director at BNP Paribas-Fortis in the UK and Netherlands where she spearheaded M&A Structured Finance & Alternative Investments (USD15+billion portfolio) with a period in New York working in Capital Markets. Before BNPP-Fortis, Jacqueline had worked at Société Générale Investment Bank in London and Paris, advising and financing Energy and Oil&Gas projects across EMEA; and prior to that, at Bankers Trust Australia in Acquisitions and Structured Finance for Property and Infrastructure sectors. Jacqueline commenced her career at Ernst & Young New Zealand, where she became Head of Special Reviews (M&A and Restructuring), with a period in HK/China working on Corporate Restructuring and Insolvencies.
In a personal capacity, Jacqueline contributes expertise and time to ESG impact programs for humanitarian, education and health causes in emerging markets and her home countries.
Jacqueline graduated summa cum laude and first in class, earning a specialist MBA-Master in International Finance and Economics degree awarded with Distinction (1st), conferred jointly by the University of Amsterdam Graduate Business School and Graduate Faculty of Economics & Econometrics. She read undergraduate studies in Mathematics, Management Science, Finance & Accountancy, graduating with Distinction Honours in Commercial Law from University of Canterbury; and read postgraduate Politics & Public Policy at Utrecht University. She holds professional certification in Financial Regulation from the UK Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments; and CA credentials with CAANZ. Jacqueline is an ASEAN Scholar and a Squash medallist.