Singapore Sustainable Finance Association

Valerie Lau, CFA is Co Head Sustainable Finance APAC where she is responsible for driving Sustainable Finance initiatives across the firm in APAC. Her focus is on client engagement, capacity building, and strategic partnerships with key stakeholders. She sits on the Executive Committee of the Singapore Sustainable Finance Association, represents UBS on the Sustainability Forum of the Private Banking Industry Group, and also sits on the Advisory Board of the Singapore Green Finance Centre.

Prior to this role, she led a team of bankers in Global Wealth Management and advised High Net Worth clients in growing their wealth. She also headed the Office of the Divisional Vice Chairman, and has advised regulators on developing the wealth management industry. A versatile leader and veteran communicator, Valerie spent a decade in the leading financial and economic agencies of the Singapore government. Her last role was Division Head, Debt Capital Market and Treasury division at the Monetary Authority of Singapore. She started her career as Research Economist with the Singapore Ministry of Trade and Industry.

She graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science where she was a Singapore Public Service Commission scholar, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst and CFA Institute Certificate in ESG Investing holder. She is Treasurer on the School Advisory Committee of Cedar Girls’ Secondary School.