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Float, Cashflow & FX Management for SEA Expansion

With Lim Kok Boon,

Head of Commercial Banking Division,

Maybank Singapore

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About the episode

For many companies, the allure of business expansion is clouded by a nagging fear – financial uncertainty. Scaling up in a new region, especially one as diverse and complex as Southeast Asia, can expose existing plans to painful pressure points that could threaten to derail your ambitions.

After all, currency fluctuations, unfamiliar protocols, and unique loan landscapes can create a knowledge chasm that halts growth plans. So how can business owners bridge this initial hurdle that often holds them back from achieving their full potential?

In this episode, we'll delve deep into the financial management intricacies to fuel your Southeast Asian business expansion. We'll explore practical strategies to navigate common financial challenges, from securing funding and foreign exchange fluctuations to optimizing cash flow, empowering you to seize growth opportunities in the region.

Guest speaker

Lim Kok Boon, Head of Commercial Banking Division, Maybank Singapore

Mr Lim Kok Boon is the Head of Commercial Banking Division (CBD) at Maybank Singapore. He is responsible for the strategic growth and management of the Commercial Banking Division (CBD), which covers both midcap and the SME space. Within Maybank Singapore, CBD is further sub-divided into Business Banking, SME+ and the SME units. Kok Boon has over 25 years of experience in the financial industry, including 12 years as a portfolio manager analysing and reviewing company balance sheets and 13 years in the Wealth Management space covering both product platforms and sales distribution channels. He holds a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter and graduated from NTU with a Second Upper Class Honours Business Degree.