Board of Directors
Charlie In, Chairman of the Board, Director
Charlie In’s experience covers sales, marketing, operations, finance, restructuring, M&A, capital sourcing, investments, divestment, IPOs and reverse takeovers.
Charlie was instrumental in investing and arranging the public listing of several People’s Republic of China (“PRC”) companies outside China. He was the Chairman of Direct Marketing Association of Singapore from 1987 to 1995, advisor to Asia Pacific Management Institute, Sapphire Corporation, Sky China Petroleum and Ying Li Property. He was Chairman of several listed companies viz Asia Fashion, Cedar Strategic, Raffles Capital, Sino-Excel and Sino-Environment.
Charlie has oversight and governance roles in Asia AgriTech Fund, Asia Angel Investors Foundation, China Pre-IPO Equities Fund and MFund.
He was also an adjunct faculty member of the Singapore Institute of Management for 20 years and for 17 years at the University of South Australia. In addition, he was the advisor to Talent Advisory Panel of the People's Association in Singapore for 10 years.
Charlie is the first Singaporean to be honoured as the Most Respected Financial Writer of the Year Award at the 2010 Golden Mulberry Award (Business/Finance) and of The Big Ben Award, organized by the British Chinese Youth Federation.
His book entitled "Family Financial Freedom" was published in Chinese by Tsinghua University Press in 2010. His latest Chinese book, “The A to Z of Achieving Abundance for Financial Freedom” hit China’s top chart within months of release in September 2017. Charlie holds a marketing diploma from the UK Chartered Institute of Marketing, MBA from University of East Asia, Macau and post-graduate qualification from ADMA/Macquarie University of Australia.
Abigail Zhang, Chief Investment Officer and Executive Director
Abigail Zhang has served as the director of Marvel Earn Ltd. since August 2008. The firm provides investments and advisory services to Chinese companies seeking overseas listing and fund raising. She has worked with companies in the bio-tech, energy, mining, property and service industries and her experience covers working closely with investment banks, auditors, lawyers, valuers and other professionals to prepare companies for IPO, RTO and M&A matters.
Ms. Zhang is dynamic and understands the complexities of capital markets and the type of solutions that Mid-Market companies need. She has expertise in strategic planning and corporate finance.
After graduating with a marketing diploma in 2003, Ms. Zhang started work for a Beijing bio-tech company as sales supervisor responsible for training and development. From 2005 to 2006, she was marketing manager for a Beijing pharmaceutical firm responsible for franchise development and investment. From 2007 to 2009, she worked for a Singapore-based investment firm to help analyze, audit, arrange and coordinate the firm’s investment activities in China.
In 2010, Ms. Zhang led an investment into an energy mining business in Yunnan and Qinhuangdao and listed the firm on the Australian Stock Exchange in April 2012. She served as their executive director until September 2014.
Since March 2015, she has served as executive director (responsible for acquisitions & investments) of Raffles Capital Ltd., a diversified financial services company.
In 2018, she secured the collaboration and white-labeling of Exante.eu, a platform with 88,000 investment instruments that provides a one-stop 24/7 investment portal offering of shares, debts, indices, futures, funds, unit-trusts, forex including crypto funds of leading exchanges to investors.
Ms. Zhang also holds an HRM bachelor’s degree and has completed research on child development.
Lily Ren, Independent Director
Ms. Lily Ren graduated with Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance from London School of Economics and Political Science in 2012. After her graduation, she worked for Cedar Strategic Holdings Limited, to evaluate business opportunities for multiple industries, including locations around Asia. Between 2013 and 2014, Ms. Ren served as Personal Banker of the United Overseas Bank Limited, one of the major local banks in Singapore. She provided financial advising services to clients of various cultural background, and maintained strong client relationships via in-depth analysis of needs.
In 2016, Ms. Ren obtained her Master of Health Leadership and Policy (MHLP) at the University of British Columbia. After graduation, Ms. Ren served as a Financial Advisor at Scotiabank. Ms. Ren holds her Registered Financial and Retirement Advisor (Part 1) (CIFP) designation and Mutual Fund License (IFSE Institute).
Ms. Ren is familiar with the corporate governance, public disclosure, announcements and financial reporting in public companies. She has cross-disciplinary knowledge and skills in health care, financial institutions and sustainability.
David Wong, Independent Director
Mr David Wong, Canadian, has 23+ years of commercial and private banking experience with stints at HSBC, Credit Suisse, Prudential Bancassurance, Bank of America, ABN AMRO, Bank of Communications, MetLife, SHKF, and AMG. David is passionate about wealth management and risk mitigation for his clients. He and his team are managing USD 1.5 billion AUM and has won numerous awards for 12 years consecutively. He is CEO of Victoria Financial Group that provides corporate and private banking advisory services including insurance and risk mitigation consultation.
Dong Shim, Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Dong H. Shim is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia and a Certified Public Accountant registered in the State of Illinois, United States.
Mr. Shim has served as an audit partner on numerous audit engagements with a mid-size firm located in Vancouver, British Columbia, where he audited various publicly traded companies, primarily focusing on junior mining, oil and gas, pharmaceutical, and high-tech industries. As an audit partner, Mr. Shim also assisted various start-up companies in achieving public listings on the TSX Venture Exchange, Canadian Securities Exchange and the OTC Market.
Mr. Shim is a partner and founder of Shim & Associates LLP (June 2013 to present) and Golden Tree Capital Corp. (November 2015 to present) providing accounting and other business advisory services to numerous companies in various industries. Mr. Shim is a director of National Securities Administrators Ltd. (May 2017 to present), Chief Financial Officer and a director of Body and Mind Inc. (December 2016 to present), Chief Financial Officer for E-Play Digital Inc. (November 2016 to present), Chief Financial Officer for Arizona Silver Exploration Inc. (August 2017 to present), Chief Financial Officer for Canamex Resources Corp. (August 2017 to present), Chief Financial Officer for Mission Ready Solutions Inc. (June 2017 to present), Chief Financial Officer for Organimax Nutrient Corp. (April 2018 to present), Chief Financial Officer for Vanc Pharmaceuticals Inc. (February 2018 to September 2018), Chief Financial Officer of Predictive Health Analytics Inc. (March 2018 to present) and interim Chief Financial Officer of Reliq Health Technologies Inc. (November 2018 to present).