Group Chief Executive Officer
Bachelor of Accountancy
Ms Charis Liau is currently the Group Chief Executive Officer of Minterest Holdings Pte Ltd, a leading non-bank fintech group she co-founded in 2016 with dual licenses in Singapore, focused on bringing financial inclusion to corporate and individual borrowers. Ms Liau is instrumental in leading, driving and delivering the Group's business strategy and initiatives, overseeing the Group's funding, technology innovation and geographic expansion. It was announced in May 2020 that ARA Asset Management and JL Family Office acquired a leading stake in the Group.
Ms Liau has more than 19 years of professional banking and finance experience in Asian markets where prior to founding Minterest, she was with Bangsawan Brothers, a regional boutique consultancy and investment group and prior to that, 13 years with Standard Chartered Bank. At Standard Chartered Bank, she held various positions spanning relationship management (Singapore and China), global corporate finance, structured finance, asset finance and advisory to financial institutions, large and local corporates across Asia.
Ms Liau currently serves on the Marketplace Lending sub-committee of the Singapore Fintech Association. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy (First Class Honours) from Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and a Certificate in Fintech from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder from the CFA Institute.