Validus Celebrates International Women’s Day

This year, we celebrate International Women’s Day, and the campaign theme #ChooseToChallenge. 

Here at Validus, we #ChooseToChallenge the SME financing gap in Southeast Asia with our diverse team across Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Thailand. We want to be an enabler of opportunities for businesses, and in turn, everyone can thrive. 

It’s not possible to do it alone. We’re stronger when we’re together. We celebrate the multiple roles that each of us takes to drive the changes needed to have the world we want to see. We embrace differences, and this has allowed us to bring our diverse perspectives to the table. 

Inclusivity starts from within the company. We are proud of a progressive Human Resource team that works tirelessly to make it happen. There is good gender diversity in the office with women in senior leadership roles.  In our Singapore headquarters, Sonal is Group Chief Data Officer, X.Y., Group Head, Brand & Digital, Archana, our Group Financial Controller, and Milena, our Head of Corp Dev and IR. Across our ASEAN offices, Jenny and Wareemon head Batumbu and Siam Thailand as Country CEOs. Both are heavyweights in the field of SME banking and have accumulated illustrious careers in their own right. 

Our common goal bonds us to drive financial inclusion for growing businesses across ASEAN. This is what makes our journey even more special and exciting—making a real difference for businesses and enabling them to shine in their unique way.