Group Managing Director
Kathy Zhang is the co-founder and Managing Director of Financial PR. She is a visionary brimming with energy, creativity and passion for the investor relations profession. Under her leadership, the Group has earned the reputation as the No. 1 Investor Relations Firm in Singapore. She has also spearheaded the Group’s expansion into regional markets by offering its proprietary SIR services to listed companies in Hong Kong, Taiwan and China. Kathy holds an MBA from Golden Gate University, California. She continues to drive the business and has her sights set on becoming not just the best IR brand in Singapore, but a name to be reckoned with on the international stage.
Director (Head of Singapore operations)
Kamal Samuel is the Director of Financial PR’s home base in Singapore. Kamal joined Financial PR in July 2006 and was head of the Group’s Technology team before taking on his current position. Having graduated with a degree in Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Southern California, Kamal is gifted in communicating complex engineering stories to the broad investment community. He is now responsible for providing clients with strategic advice and strengthening the Group’s position in the Singapore market.
Romil Singh is a Director at Financial PR. He joined the Group in 2008 and is in-charge of the Group’s Marine & Offshore / Energy practice. Romil was a buy-side analyst prior to joining Financial PR. He holds a Master of Business in Banking & Finance from Monash University, Australia, and an Honours in Mathematics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi, India.
Romil has worked on prominent SIR projects in the last few years and most notably at the Yangzijiang Shipbuilding case, where he helped to promote the stock aggressively and brought the counter’s share price from about 30 cts to over 95 cts (its IPO price) in less than a year.
El Lee is an Associate Director at Financial PR. He joined the Group in 2008 and now heads its Construction team. Prior to joining Financial PR, El has provided strategic counsel to many prominent organizations in the fields of sales and marketing, advertising and promotion, branding and marketing communication, as well as customer service, holding lead appointments in various business functions including research, advertising and branding. El holds an MBA from the Edinburgh Business School, United Kingdom.
Apart from providing strategic IR counsel to clients, El also assists clients to raise their corporate profile through effective media campaigns and participation in corporate and branding awards. He was instrumental in helping AsiaTravel and Xpress to emerge as winners in the Singapore Prestige Brand Awards.
Tok Chong Yap
Chong Yap joined Financial PR in 2013 and is presently in charge of the Technology practice. He began his financial career in Hong Kong, advising a wide range of clients which included institutional investors and high net-worth individuals in various investment products. Leveraging on his extensive exposure in equity research and financial modelling in his previous appointments, Chong Yap has helped some of his present clients to be nominated for the “Best Investor Relations campaign” by PR Awards 2014 and for “Best Investor Relations” in the Singapore Corporate Awards 2013 and 2014. He was instrumental in building the corporate profile for and garnering investor interest on Riverstone, which saw the company’s market capitalization more than doubled. Chong Yap holds a 1st class Honours degree in Economics from University of Manchester and an Honours degree in Economics and Law from University of Leicester.
Ngo Yit Sung
Yit Sung is an Associate Director at Financial PR. He joined the Group in 2012 and is in-charge of the Group’s China Focus team. Prior to joining the Group, he was the Corporate & Investor Relations Manager of Dukang Distillers Holdings Ltd from 2008 to 2012.
Despite his short stint at Financial PR, Yit Sung has successfully generated several prominent SIR case studies in investment community engagement as well as crisis management. Notably, Yit Sung led HanKore Environment Tech Group’s investment community engagement programme which more than tripled HanKore’s market capitalization in less than a year. The HanKore case study went on and won the Best Investor Relations Campaign Gold Prize during the 2014 Singapore PR Awards.
Yit Sung holds a Doctorate degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from National University of Singapore and a 1st Class Honours degree in Electrical and Mechatronics from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.