Executive Leadership

Executive Leadership


Executive Leadership

Mr Yiu Chi Shing

Chairman & Group CEO

Mr. Yiu has an illustrious career marked by exceptional leadership and a robust track record in various business domains. Mr. Yiu is concurrently serving as the Chairman of TransGlobal Group (International) Limited, where he has spearheaded financial investments across the Asia Pacific region, with notable contributions to real estate development, luxury tourism hotels, infrastructure projects including bridges and toll roads, and urban public utility initiatives. Mr. Yiu is a member of the Standing Committee of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, and the Chief Executive Election Committee of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Additionally, Mr. Yiu is an appointed Justice of the Peace of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. In recognition of his outstanding contributions, Mr. Yiu was awarded the Gold Bauhinia Star by The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Mr. Yiu holds an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Economics and a Master’s Degree in Business Management from Huaqiao University.


Executive Leadership

Mr Shen Zeqing Simon

Director

Mr. Simon Shen is a seasoned investment banker with extensive experience at Goldman Sachs and Barclays before founding ZQ Capital in 2016. Mr. Shen worked for many years for Goldman Sachs in both New York and Hong Kong. Mr. Shen was also head of the China Financial Institutions Group at Barclays. Mr. Shen advised multiple corporations globally in their capital markets and M&A activities and has extensive connections with entrepreneurs in China. Mr. Shen serves on the board of a number of public companies in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Mr. Shen graduated from Wesleyan University with a BA in Economics and Mathematics.


Executive Leadership

Ms Yiu Nga Yu Emily

Director & Deputy CEO of Singapore

Ms. Yiu Nga Yu (Emily) joined POPULAR in 2024 as the Deputy CEO of Singapore. Ms. Yiu is concurrently serving as the Chief Investment Officer at TransGlobal Group in Hong Kong, China, where she has facilitated several successful mergers and acquisitions across diverse industries. Ms. Yiu holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and in Business Administration, with a focus on Finance and Business Economics, from the University of Southern California.


Executive Leadership

Mr Poon Chi Wai Ponch

Chief Executive Officer, Greater China And Canada

Mr. Ponch Poon joined POPULAR in 2009 as the CEO of Greater China. Mr. Poon is a qualified accountant with double majors in both Business Administration and Computer Science. Mr. Poon has over 35 years of experience in business management as a CEO and seasoned financial management as a CFO. Mr. Poon held various senior management positions in reputable multinational and listed companies in China Hong Kong, Canada and Mainland China.


Executive Leadership

Ms Lim Lee Ngoh

Executive Director, Malaysia

Ms. Lim Lee Ngoh joined POPULAR as an Accountant in 1986. Over her 38 years with POPULAR, Ms. Lim held various positions, including Retail Manager and General Manager, before being promoted to Executive Director of POPULAR Malaysia in May 1995. Ms. Lim is currently responsible for POPULAR’s operations in Malaysia. Ms. Lim holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting, Finance, Business) Degree from the University of New South Wales, Australia.

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