Lincoln Teo

Head of Asia Pacific & Senior Advisor Efma Singapore

Lincoln is CEO of iWise Group (IWG) which he founded in 2016. The Group advises Brunei’s central bank Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam (AMBD) and provides strategic consulting to manage data issues, digital transformation and improve the credit bureau as a risk management tool.  It is also offering data solutions to a number of leading companies around the world.

Prior to this, Lincoln was the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Experian Group in Singapore and the General Manager of its national credit bureau. Another data repository, the Moneylenders Credit Bureau (MLCB), was launched under his watch and he was also the headed the Credit Bureau Singapore – the country’s first when it started operations in 2002.

Lincoln was also the Chief Curriculum Architect for Risk where he was responsible for global risk management training strategy for Standard Chartered Bank (SCB). During his time at SCB, he designed a comprehensive learning intervention on credit bureau use for the bank’s businesses in Asia, Middle East and Africa. He also headed the Risk Infrastructure for the Group SME business, where he was actively involved with digital transformation and technology solutions for the bank.

During his career, Lincoln served on the project teams of World Bank and the Asian Development Bank where he oversaw the implementation of risk management solutions.