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Richard KOH

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Richard KOH

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, M-DAQ Pte Ltd




Richard Koh has over 30 years of industry experience in Infocomm (ICT), Treasury (FX) and eCommerce covering the Asia Pacific region. 

He is the Founder/CEO of M-DAQ, a Singapore home-grown capital markets financial technology startup founded in January 2010 which grew ~1000x in the last 4 financial years. 

In September 2015, it went live with a game-changer solution assisting Global eCommerce platforms to offer guaranteed FX rate at a fraction of existing price. This solution also won the second prize in the Inaugural Singapore MAS FinTech awards in 2016. 

M-DAQ won the top prize in the inaugural SG:Digital awards organised by Infocomm and Media Development Authority (IMDA) and SGTech in November 2018 and awarded the Best Technology Company to work for by Singapore Computer Society in July 2019. 

Richard has been a Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA)1 since 2010 and holds an Executive MBA2 in International Business (First in Class/Valedictorian), Graduate Diploma in Technoentrepreneurship2, Graduate Diploma in eCommerce2, Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours)3 with specialization in Banking and Finance, Group Diploma in Accounting4 (1st Singapore Gold Medalist) and Diploma in Computer Studies5

In 2018, he was named Entrepreneur of the Year by Singapore Computer Society, the national ICT association founded in 1967.

1 Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants
2 Helsinki School of Economics, Finland (now know as Aalto University)
3 Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
4 London Chambers of Commerce, United Kingdom
5 National Computing Centre, United Kingdom

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