Team

EDWARD WILLEMS

Founder and Director

Prior to Ginward, Edward was the Global Deputy-Head of the Fixed Income Capital Markets Division (FICM) within the Corporate and Investment Banking arm of Credit Agricole Group. During this time he was also a member of the Board of Directors of Crédit Agricole Russbank and a permanent member of the International Committee, which oversaw the global international strategy of the bank. Prior to July 2008 and for three years, he was Co-Global Head of the Rates business line, where he was instrumental in transforming the business line into the most profitable unit in FICM. In 2004, Edward was called back to London from Asia to become Global Head of Structured Sales for FICM during the merger.

Prior to 2004, Edward spent five years in Japan as Head of Sales in Tokyo, where he developed the investor business across credit, rates and FX and spent two years in Hong Kong, where he successfully restructured the interest-rate sales business during the Asia crisis, gaining first-hand experience of the region.

From 1993 to 1998, he worked as a Sales Manager covering the European network, as a Financial Engineer, and as part of the quantitative research team at the Head-Office of Crédit Lyonnais in Paris.

In 1992, he spent 8 months doing research on speech processing at ATR Laboratories in Nara, Japan.

He has published several technical publications and has participated in numerous conferences on global finance around the world. He was asked to chair the Euromoney conference on Derivatives in Beijing, China, in March 2011.

Edward is bilingual in English and French, is fluent in German and has a reasonable grounding in Japanese.

Edward obtained his MEng in Electronic Engineering with distinction from Southampton University, UK, in 1991, including one year at the University of Karlsruhe TH in Germany. He graduated from his post-graduate studies in Signal Processing at the Ecole National Supérieure des Télécommunications de Paris in 1993.

GINGER HSIAO

Founder and Director

Prior to Ginward, Ginger was Executive Director of Santander Global Banking and Markets based in London.

Prior to July 2008, she was Head of China Corporate Sales and Managing Director responsible for all Capital Market hedging solutions for Structured Financing activities in Asia for Credit Agricole, based in Hong Kong. Her responsibility encompassed several major industries in Oil/ Energy, Aviation, Real Estate, Shipping, Infrastructure and Commodities and geographically throughout Asia in Australia, Philippines, Singapore, Japan, China, Taiwan and Hong Kong.

From 2001 to 2006, she was Managing Director, Head of U.S. Corporate Sales for Global Interest Rates Division of Credit Lyonnais/ Credit Agricole, based in New York, where she led a team responsible for all North America Corporate clients spanning across all major industries.

From mid-1998 to 2000, Ginger was Co-founder and CFO of Label Source USA, a manufacturing and internet B2B venture, which serviced the Packaging Material industry.

From 1990 to mid-1998, she was Vice President at Citigroup’s Global Derivatives Division in New York, where she originated, structured, and marketed Fixed Income investment products to Institutional Investors and Financial Institutions. She was the risk hedging specialist for Citibank Credit Cards Group on new issues and was later responsible for structuring and launching structured EMTN issues globally for The World Bank and supranational agencies. She also spent two years as financial analyst for the Retail Industry Group within Citigroup’s Global Corporate Finance Division in NY.

Ginger is bilingual in English and Mandarin, with conversational Taiwanese/Hokkien dialects.

In 1991, Ginger received her BSc in Economics/Finance with distinction and full Mayor Scholarship from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

TRUDY LEE

Director

Prior to Ginward, was Managing Director and Global Markets Head of Singapore at Credit Agricole, responsible for the South East Asian Markets and Offshore Indian clients.

During this time, Trudy led a team of sales and trading fixed income and currency specialists to build the corporate, institutions, central banks and private bank clientele. Trudy played a key role in managing the central bank relationships in the region and was the key coordinator for compliance, credit and risk aspects of the dealing room.

Prior to September 2009, she was Head of Sales for South East Asia Markets at Fortis Bank, where she developed the Foreign Exchange, Credit and Interest Rates markets in alignment with the Corporate and Institutional Banking businesses.

From 1999, Trudy spent 8 years in Standard Chartered Bank as Head of Sales in Singapore, Corporate and Institutional Sales. In that period, she also successfully formed a team of Investment Advisors, worked with the Head of Private Bank to build the operations and connections between the Private Bank and Wholesale Bank.

Prior to 1999, Trudy was Vice President, Chase Bank covering the European and US MNC for Foreign Currency and Money Market hedging.

Prior to 1997, Trudy spent 8 years in Westpac Banking Corporate, where she held roles in trading, sales and private banking relationship management for the Treasury and Capital Markets Department.

Trudy is bilingual in English and Mandarin and has a reasonable grounding in Malay, Cantonese, and several Chinese dialects.

Trudy obtained her Masters, Business Administration, University of Hull and Bachelor of Business Administration, National University of Singapore. Trudy holds a CEA License to practice Real Estate in Singapore.