Richard Koh Seoh Leng 许小龙 - M-DAQ

Richard Koh Seoh Leng 许小龙
Singapore Citizen, based in Singapore
Tel: +65 62258991 ext 33 — Mobile: +65 81820989 / +61 404 712 121 — Fax: +65 62253372
E-Mail: [email protected]
Curriculum Vitae
Richard Koh has over 28 years of industry experience in Infocomm, Treasury (FX) and eCommerce
covering the Asia Pacific markets. Richard is a well sought after public speaker on topics in
eCommerce within the Financial Markets, having shared his thoughts in many international
conferences. He has two patents to his name as part of his entrepreneurial pursuits.
He is the Group CEO/Founder of M-DAQ Pte Ltd, a financial technology group and the IP owner of
Multi-Denomination Automated Quotation (M-DAQ) – the World’s First and Only FX-overlay
“Disruptive Innovation” solution catering for national securities exchanges globally. The company
received a generous 2-year grant in May 2010 from Singapore Economic Development Board
(EDB) to cover half of the qualifying manpower costs. The company reached a valuation of
SGD95 million (USD76 million) is in its Series B round in late 2013 and has a paid up capital in excess
of SGD30 million.
He started his own consultancy practice in 1986 (at the age of 14) and obtained a Price
Waterhouse scholarship to pursue Accountancy after having obtained straight distinctions in his
pre-university examinations and was the valedictorian for his cohort. He went on to serve his bond
with PricewaterhouseCoopers and obtained his Chartered Accountant qualification, before
being headhunted by his then client – Chase Manhattan Bank (eventually merged to become
JPMorgan). Over there, he was responsible for having started the entire Asia Pacific eCommerce
function for the Treasury division and left as a Regional Head of eChannels. The bank as part of its
management development program sponsored the Executive MBA.
Throughout his career, he has consistently been rated “1” or at the top 5% of his peers.
Richard is a Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA)1 and holds an Executive MBA2 in International
Business (First in Class/Valedictorian), Graduate Diploma in Techno-entrepreneurship2, Graduate
Diploma in eCommerce2, Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours)3 with specialization in Banking and
Finance, Group Diploma in Accounting4 (1st Singapore Gold Medalist) and Diploma in Computer
Studies5. Richard holds a patent P-No. 177236 [WO/2012/008915] on “Method and System of
trading a security in a foreign currency” dated 13 July 2010.
Institute of Chartered Accountants, Singapore
Helsinki School of Economics, Finland
3 Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
4 London Chambers of Commerce, United Kingdom
5 National Computing Centre, UK
Updated on 1 June 2014