28-02-2022

HWGIB Appoints Seasoned FinTech and Capital Market Leader as CEO and CFO to Drive Growth and Innovation

KUALA LUMPUR, 25 FEBRUARY 2022 – HWG Investment Bank (Labuan) PLC (“HWGIB”), a ground-breaking financial technology (“fintech”) investment bank, has appointed seasoned fintech and capital market leader to head up key functional areas.

HWGIB has appointed Jack Ong Kooi Tatt (“Jack”), an experienced leader in the banking and financial industry with vast knowledge and experience in the digital asset market, as the Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) and Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”).

Executive Director of HWGIB, Gavin Lim, said, “This appointment put us in a strong position to be one of the leading fintech investment banks that pushes for innovation. With Jack on board, he will help to lead us into the digital world by focusing on the modernisation of fintech. As seen in his experience, Jack is an early mover and adopter of the new technology. His strong understanding of the implications of digital assets in the financial market and the spillover effect to the overall economy and social well-being will help us to move in the fast-paced and lean structure of the digital world.”

On the digital innovation front, Jack is known for his leadership in the modernisation of fintech and has the knowledge and expertise in fintech, cryptocurrency, machine learning and digital banking. He has a certificate from the Imperial College Business School following the completion of these courses. This put Jack in a strong position to lead the HWGIB as he is well-versed with the growth potential of digital assets and the risks involved.

Aside from that, Jack is also known for his works in the banking and financial industry and is a member of the Associate of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (“ACAMS”) and a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (“ACCA”).

His exposure, skill, knowledge, and expertise in handling matters involving listing in various stock exchanges (such as IPO and RTO) in Asia and US, as well as his dealings with authorities, regulations and corporate exercises such as Mergers & Acquisitions (“M&A”) and listing on various stock exchanges put him in a good position to lead HWGIB to new heights of success.

“With a combination of both the traditional banking experience and his vast knowledge in the digital asset, Jack is the right leader to drive growth and innovation for the HWGIB,” Gavin Lim said. 

CEO and CFO of Ho Wah Genting Investment Bank (HWGIB) – Mr. Jack Ong Kooi Tatt.

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