Board of Advisors

The Validus Board of Advisors comprises of recognised industry leaders in the business and finance sectors in Singapore. These leaders offer diverse insights and industry outlook in their area of expertise, providing strategic and ensuring Validus’ continued growth and success.
Richard Hoon
Chairman of the Board of Advisors

CEO of I Search Worldwide, an international executive search organization with offices and affiliates in 15 countries globally, Richard also chairs the Centre of Fathering, a social organisation, at Singapore. He is member of the International Board of Directors of the Young President’s Organization (YPO). Previously, he served as Chairman of YPO in South East Asia & YPO Singapore and President of the Young Entrepreneur’s Organization, Singapore where he was also the founder.

Leow Tze Wen
Board Of Advisors

Group Managing Director of Citystate Group Pte Ltd, Tze Wen also serves as the Group COO of Citystate Capital Asia Pte Ltd, an investment company formed in 2009 with the sole purpose of developing a pan-Asian Insurance Group of Companies. Prior to his current stint, he carved his career in investment banking and has worked for OCBC, Merrill Lynch and Guy Carpenter.

Michael Drake
Board Of Advisors

Asia CEO of Cognita Schools Group, Michael is also currently a Fellow of Charter Institute of Logistics and Transport (SIN). Prior to his current stint, he headed one of the 3 divisions at TNT Express where he provided leadership to multiple businesses with operations in over 100 countries throughout Asia, Middle East and Africa. He was also a member of the global TNT Management Board.

Dr. Richard Charles Helfer
Board Of Advisors

Chairman of RCH International Pte Ltd and CREO Lifestyle International Pte Ltd, Dr Helfer continues to advise corporations, high net worth family offices and government organizations. Prior to his current stint, he was the founding Chairman / CEO of Raffles International (1989 – 2003) and President and CEO of Raffles Holdings (1995 – 2003), he grew and public listed a five star international hotel company, from a single 103-all suite hotel in Singapore to being an international luxury hotel / resort company, with over 12,000 rooms in 31 destinations, the first Asian hotel company with annual revenues of over $1b.