Opening Speech by President of Shenton Institute of Applied Finance, Mr. Teng Cheong Thye
In his opening speech, our founder and President Mr.Teng said:“Shenton Institute of Applied Finance is a school that is dedicated to financial markets education. Our mission is to develop professionals at all levels for Myanmar’s stock market, banking and insurance industries. Together with industry practitioners and international academic partners, we aim to provide quality training and certifications that promote excellence for the financial industry in Myanmar.”
He added that “this new school has two special meanings to me personally.
First of all, I was born in Singapore in the 1960s when Singapore was a under-developed country struggling to survive the separation from Malaysia. Education was the only way for my generation and my country to transform Singapore from a under-developed country with no natural resources into a successful and prosperous country within one generation. Therefore, I am happy to able to contribute to Myanmar’s development by setting up a school to promote financial education as I have personally experienced the importance of education to a country’s development.
Secondly, I have been fortunate to have worked in the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation for about 20 years as an investment manager investing in many stock markets in the world. That experience has afforded me a comprehensive understanding of the global financial industry. It gives me great satisfaction to be able to share that experience and understanding with Myanmar people thought my involvement in Shenton Institute of Applied Finance.”
In conclusion, he pledged to develop Shenton Institute of Applied Finance into an outstanding financial school. Not an ordinary school but one that distinguishes itself by having experienced financial market practitioners as lecturers and a world class curriculum recognized by top financial centre.