Vickers Venture



Wong Joo Seng joined Vickers in 2015 and is based in Singapore. He was the co-founder of M-DAQ and the company's founding Chairman (Non-Executive) from inception on Jan 2010 to Jan 2014. Thereafter he assumed the role as Executive Chairman, where he remained until the successful completion of the Company's Series C funding round (at a valuation of $250 million) on 13 Nov 2015.

Prior to joining M-DAQ, Joo Seng was the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of G K Goh Financial Services (S) Private Ltd., then a member firm of the Singapore Exchange - Derivatives Trading ("SGX- DT"). G K Goh Financial Services (S) Private Ltd. is the wholly owned securities & derivative brokerage and foreign exchange trading subsidiary of G K Goh Holdings Ltd; a listed company based in Singapore. He joined in 1998 and was instrumental in the start-up of the unit as founding CEO until his departure in Jan 2014. In his time there, he grew GKGFS into one of the largest institutional Foreign Exchange trading houses in Asia.

Joo Seng started his career in 1987 in United Overseas Bank Singapore. There he was dealing in precious metals as a trader in Gold, Silver and Platinum over-the-counter Spot, Forwards and Options as well as exchange traded Futures and Options.

Thereafter he joined Republic National Bank of New York, Singapore, now part of the HSBC, as Vice President - Foreign Exchange & Precious Metals Options. At Republic National Bank of New York, he was responsible for interbank price-making and risk management of the bank's foreign exchange and precious metal options portfolio in Asia, as part of a global options risk management team with centers in New York, London and Singapore.

He subsequently joined Bank of New Zealand in Wellington, New Zealand as Manager - Foreign Exchange Options where he was overall in charge or the currency options desk. His responsibilities included the strategic positioning of the bank’s global currency options portfolio and all price-making activities to both retail & institutional clients of the bank as well as to the interbank market at large.

He returned to Singapore to take up the position of Head of Treasury at TLB Bullion and Futures, the wholly owned derivative brokerage arm of Tat Lee Bank Singapore, prior to joining G K Goh to start up and run G K Goh Financial Services (S) Private Ltd. in 1998.

Joo Seng holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Mathematics from the National University of Singapore.

Joo Seng is also a member of MENSA Singapore, the local chapter of MENSA International.