Winfred Quek 

  • Singapore, Singapore

Seeking an Internship with Daiwa Capital Markets


I am currently 21 years of age. I have been both an entrepreneur and a junior investor, and a keen participant in the world of start-ups. I enjoy working with both founders and investors alike, and look forward to changing the world, one great product at a time. As a Banking and Finance graduate, I am looking forward to joining Daiwa Capital Markets to assist in any ways possible, and also to further enhance my knowledge of the workings of an industry I am so passionate about.

Work experience

Work History

SEAGF Secretariat Staffer

South-East Asian Games Federation 
  • Staff Officer to Chairman, Sport and Rules Committee
  • Staffed office of President SEAGF, Minister of Social and Family Dev, Tan Chuan-Jin
  • Assisted Chairman, EXCO, Former Senior Minister of State, Dr. Tan Eng-Liang in duties
  • Worked closely with 2 other staffers to execute duties of the Office of the SEAGF 
  • Spearheaded organisation of SEAGF Family Dinner before SEA Games Opening Ceremony hosting all council members, including royalties and politicians (2/6/15)
  • Organised SEAGF Council Meetings of various committees (Medical, Sport/Rules, EXCO)
  • Prepared meeting agendas to be deliberated and oversaw smooth running of meetings 
  • Prepared final cumulative agendas from all meetings to be deliberated in Minister Tan Chuan-Jin's Main Council Meeting
  • Officer-In-Charge of Medal Presentation Duties amongst VIPs, SEAGF Council Members and Honorary Presidents. 
  • Managed schedules of local sports and SEAGF officials, and liaised with office of other local VIPs
  • Oversaw protocol for Victory Ceremonies involving SEAGF Council Members and guests
  • Advised Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee on proper salutations and order of precedence for VIPs, SEAGF Council Members and Sports Administrators.
May 2015 - Aug 2015

Team Singapore Secretariat Officer

Singapore National Olympic Council
  • Member of 20-man strong Team Singapore Secretariat during SEA Games 2015
  • Responsible for Singapore Contingents to these games, with over 1000 athletes and officials under the secretariat's purview
  • Kept official records of Team Singapore's performance during these games
  • Secretariat officer-in-charge of (Athletics, Swimming, Synchronised Swimming, Diving)
  • Reported directly to 2 Chefs De Mission, who are in charge of the whole team during games period
  • Ran team operations for Games HQ of Team Singapore, where officials worked round the clock to monitor the Singapore Team and keep track of performance and discipline
  • Arranging visit of sportsmen and women during competitions for Chefs De Mission 
Apr 2015 - Present


SwiftBack (
  • Principal advisor to CEO
  • Assisted CEO with business development strategy
  • Helped to build strategic partnerships with partners and stakeholders
  • Assisted in design of User Interface of Web App
Dec 2014 - Present


Market 9 (
  • Advisor to Board and CEO
  • Assisted Market 9 team to set-up on-demand, peer to peer groceries delivery platfrom
  • Developed marketing strategy with team 
  • Assisted team in carrying out user experience survey
  • Conducted industry and regional research for market verticals
Dec 2014 - Apr 2015

Winter Analyst

Golden Gate Ventures
  • Provided support to Investment Partners for Investment activities
  • Carried out regional research on state of Venture Capital 
  • Participated in deal flow
  • Participated in deal sourcing
  • Supported creation of investment thesis by researching market and verticals
  • Developed in-house venture investments database known as Bamboo Report
  • Worked with various data and research providers and liaised with accounts managers to help firm decided which providers to work with
Dec 2014 - Feb 2015


TYRO.VC - Young Venture Capitalist Competition
  • Finalist in first-ever Young Venture Capitalist Competition created by Infocomm Investments, investment arm of government agency Infocomm Development Agency
  • Underwent training from top business executives in sales and marketing, business model canvas, personal image and grooming
  • Underwent filming and media training 
  • Participated in investment trainings with top local VCs like Jeff Paine, Vinnie Lauria, Pang Heng Soon and Alex Lin
  • Gained networking skills and exposure to start-up scene in SIngapore
  • Converted to full-time Winter Analyst position at Golden Gate Ventures, one of the show's mentor-firms
Jul 2014 - Oct 2014

Summer Analyst

Tremendous Asia Partners
  • Reported directly to Executive Director, Private Equity
  • Participated in deal flow process, from deal sourcing to deal close
  • Carried out due diligence process for potential targets
  • Underwent extensive Bloomberg Terminal training at Bloomberg HQ 
  • Assisted Singapore team to structure convertible notes and mezzanine debt for portfolio companies
  • I/C for liaison of portfolio companies on status updates
  • Compiled monthly reports on funds' holdings as of months' end
  • Spearheaded initiative for quarterly investors' update report, created template and curated content 
Sep 2014 - Oct 2014

Research Analyst

BASE Entertainment Asia
  • On secondment to portfolio company of Tremendous Asia Partners
  • Spearheaded project for data-driven research on whether or not to bring in a new live entertainment show
  • Created parameters of research question
  • Worked closely with external team of statisticians to create a model which will provide answers when data points were fed 
  • Conducted P&L analysis on previous 3 shows
  • Research ticket sales elements, factors, spikes and dips
Aug 2014 - Sep 2014

Business Development Associate

Hi-5 Entertainment
  • Seconded to portfolio company of Tremendous Asia Partners
  • Assisted Director, TV Sales with daily operations of Singapore team
  • Served as liaison to Investment Team from Tremendous Asia Partners
  • Created new system to file and digitally archive historical TV contracts
  • Worked with legal team to review new contracts 
Oct 2013 - Mar 2015


FTHT - Freeze The Hands of Time
  • Co-founded Singapore's first online, analogue-only photography boutique 
  • In-charge of business development as well as building strategic partnerships
  • Worked closely with brand principals that we distributed/retailed (e.g Film FERRANIA, Impossible Project)
  • Established relationships with weekend market organisers
  • Developed curriculum for workshops for customers to introduce analogue photography to them
  • Developed and co-produced analogue photography guides for products exclusively for FTHT customers
  • Negotiated sale of business to another party interested to merge it with an existing business
  • Exited FTHT LLP in March 2015 for 3x return on money invested
Dec 2013 - Mar 2014

Intern, Finance

Roxy-Pacific Holdings Ltd.
  • Reported directly to Assistant Manager, Finance
  • Assisted finance team in preparations of Annual Reports for 30 subsidiaries under Singapore Stock Exchange (SGX) listed parent co.
  • Re-organised filing systems for small claims and petty cash remunerations
  • Overall I/C for TOP process for properties sold by the group
  • Handled checking process for handover of properties to buyers
Sep 2011 - Aug 2013

Sales Executive

  • In-charge of daily sales whenever on duty/shift
  • In-charge of any Impossible Project (brand) sales and providing after-service support to customers
  • Crafted and conducted bespoke workshops for customers of Impossible Project products
  • In-charge of building strategic relations with stakeholders of instant photography industry in the region
Jan 2011 - Apr 2011

Projects Executive

Singapore National Olympic Council
  • Worked under Office of the Secretariat 
  • Primarily assisted Sec-Gen in carrying out of day-to-day duties
  • Prepared parliamentary debriefs reports for Youth Olympic Games SIngapore 2010
  • Headed archival process of historical sporting results of all regional and international sporting events participated by Singapore athletes
  • Assumed role of Local Sports Federations Liaisons Officer during my tenure at SNOC



Certificate in Social Entrepreneurship

Coursera - University of Pennsylvania

Verified Certification, Thesis on Micro-financing in Sub-Saharan Africa

Jan 2015 - Jan 2016

Executive Programme, Social Impact Strategy

University of Pennsylvania, School of Social Policy and Practice

Specialisation - NOn-profit growth and organisational structure

Apr 2011 - Apr 2014

Diploma in Banking and Finance

Singapore Polytechnic

Specialisation - Financial Services

Jan 2007 - Dec 2010

Cambridge University GCE 'O' Levels

Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)

Middle School equivalent, 7 'O' Levels awared

Language spoken


Modern Standard Arabic






Bahasa Melayu (Malay Language)



Native, Spoken and Written


Native, Spoken and Written