Xia Ling Chen In 60 Seconds

20 years’ cross-cultural and cross-functional CFO experience with global institutions, listed company, Chinese enterprise, SME and Start-up. Diverse industry exposures range from insurance, asset management, wealth management to private equity. Also serve as Independent Director and Audit & Risk Committee Chair.

Specialist Skills

Strategic Thinker

Partner CEOs to formulate business and financial strategies

Business Planning

Set up performance management and KPIs

Leadership

Develop finance teams to support business needs

Policies & Procedures

Design and implement controls and governance

M&A Specialist

Lead private equity investment and multiple M&A transactions

Track Record Highlights

  • Help Startup build finance function from scratch by team recruitment, developing policies/systems/processes, and capital planning
  • Support SME scale up via improving controls and governance, building business analytics, developing plans and budgets, and evaluating business options
  • Drive business turnaround via expense optimization, profit improvement and asset-liability management
  • Lead finance transformation via accounting system change, process automation, outsourcing, and setting up finance shared services center
  • Support business growth and market entry strategies via market analysis, financial modeling, and business financing

Sector Experience

  • Insurance
  • Banking & Financial Services
  • Property & Real Estate
  • Services

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