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Winfred Quek 

Seeking an Internship with Daiwa Capital Markets

Summary

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

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 2015Aug 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 2015Present

Advisor

SwiftBack (www.swiftback.com)
  • 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 2014Present

Advisor

Market 9 (www.market9.sg)
  • 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 2014Apr 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 2014Feb 2015

TYRO

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 2014Oct 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 2014Oct 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 2014Sep 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 2013Mar 2015

Co-founder

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 2013Mar 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 2011Aug 2013

Sales Executive

Peek!
  • 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 2011Apr 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

Education

Certificate in Social Entrepreneurship

Coursera - University of Pennsylvania

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

Jan 2015Jan 2016

Executive Programme, Social Impact Strategy

University of Pennsylvania, School of Social Policy and Practice

Specialisation - NOn-profit growth and organisational structure

Apr 2011Apr 2014

Diploma in Banking and Finance

Singapore Polytechnic

Specialisation - Financial Services

Jan 2007Dec 2010

Cambridge University GCE 'O' Levels

Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)

Middle School equivalent, 7 'O' Levels awared

Language spoken

Modern Standard Arabic

Spoken 

Cantonese

Spoken 

Hokkien

Spoken

Bahasa Melayu (Malay Language)

Spoken

Mandarin

Native, Spoken and Written

English

Native, Spoken and Written