8 November 2021 11:00am – 12:00pm


Inspiring Short Stories of NUS FinTech SG (Fresh Graduates)

Isabel Tan

UX Design Specialist
Bank of Singapore

Haziq Abulkalam

ETD Client Consulting Analyst

Bryan Lim

Java Developer
SC Ventures

Kevin Boezennec

Director (UI/UX)
Bank of Singapore

Diana Leng

NUS Fellow/Instructor

Doctor World

Interested and curious about FinTech but don’t know where to start? A degree in finance or technology is not required to gain the necessary experience and skills in FinTech. NUS FinTech SG is here to provide you with the necessary skills to excel. Find out more from some of our Fresh Graduates where they will share their experience in the programme.

Isabel Tan

A former policy analyst in the Monetary Authority of Singapore’s Fintech & Innovation group, Isabel is currently pursuing her first professional UX role at the Bank of Singapore. She is also a Masters of Information candidate at the University of Toronto, Canada.

Isabel completed her Bachelors at the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2019 with a double major in Economics and Business Management, where she did a 6-months NUS Overseas College techno-entrepreneurship program in Israel, Tel Aviv in 2017. Prior to graduation, Isabel has done multiple internships in financial services, payments and startups. She is also a nominated 2021 e27 luminary for her previous start-up stint.

A tech evangelist at heart, Isabel enjoys working on transformation projects and hopes to see more diversified, lean and agile environments in the innovation space.

Haziq Abulkalam

Haziq is part of UBS Global Markets division where he supports the ETD Clearing Client Consulting business which looks at delivering solutions and products to clients as well as driving the cleared derivatives product strategy and cover topics ranging from market landscape to new products and services to client technology integration.

Previously, Haziq joined as a trainee UBS Group Technology division in 2020, where he gained experience in UBS Evolve – The Centre for Design Thinking and Innovation and Chief Information Security Office before joining his current team.

Bryan Lim

Bryan is an application developer working in the innovation department of a large international bank. He graduated from NUS with a life-science degree, but he had a keen interest in working in the financial sector so he pivoted into a personal financial consultant role in OCBC.

Working in the front line of a bank, he could see the transition to digital banking, which is why he decided to learn some IT skills and transition to a future-proof role. He can now make use of his financial knowledge, as well as technical skills in his daily work, as he is working on a financial literacy application.

Kevin Boezennec

Determined and results driven, business facing designer with 13 years of experience in customer experience, digital products & innovation with end to end execution.
With previous experiences in Start ups and consultancy firms, Kevin’s focus today is to help organisations being truly customer focused and agile following the best practices learned.

At Bank of Singapore, Kevin is team lead for the Core Experiences & Innovation team. The innovation lab has been set up to identify, incubate and scale internal innovation initiatives and to identify external innovation (Fintech) that can support Bank of Singapore business strategy and transformation agenda.

Diana Leng

Diana, currently COO and CCO of a Digital Health Start-up, has extensive experience in the development and implementation of business strategies, corporate planning, banking and finance. Prior to becoming the CFO of an international offshore Drilling company, Ms Leng held various positions in Banking, Asset Management & Insurance with ING Group internationally.

Diana is also an independent director and advisor on a number of boards in various industries such as Natural Resources, Renewables, Education & FMCG.

She holds a Master of Science International Business from Maastricht University.

In her spare time, she enjoys her two young daughters, reading, photography and travelling. Diana is passionate about problem solving & mentoring young professionals.

She finds inspiration & solutions for her daily work in her time spent with faculty and her students as EE Fellow for the NUS School of Computing ACE.