Hazel brings 9 years of experience within venture capital, private equity and corporate banking. She began her finance career in corporate banking at Standard Chartered Bank, where she analysed credit worthiness of medium to large enterprises across many sectors in Singapore.
As Head of Business Development at local venture capital firm, TNB Aura (a co-investment partner with Enterprise Singapore), she spearheaded various corporate innovation programmes for many MNCs, large corporates and government entities within the region. She has worked with the Government of Australia and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to execute the inaugural Smart City project in Vietnam; organised the first startup showcase at the Singapore Airshow 2018; and collaborated with the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) to manage the first Cybersecurity Industry Call for Innovation. Hazel also helped to accelerate the business development of many technology startups within the firm’s network.
Her latest role at PE firm, Economic Development Board of Singapore (EDB) Investments, saw her driving regional growth for the firm’s portfolio companies – through identifying opportunities with demand drivers, channel and technology partners, regulators; enhancing ecosystem visibility through branding, thought, leadership reports, publicity and events, industry associations; providing holistic talent support across board advisory as well as hiring of directors, C-suites, key executives and operational teams and expanding financing opportunities via strategic connections to investor network and facilitating non-dilutive financing.
Bsc Economics, National University of Singapore (NUS)