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IMAS appoints first homegrown chairman in over 15 years

Jenny Sofian is the first homegrown chairman of IMAS in over 15 years.
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The Investment Management Association of Singapore (IMAS) has appointed Jenny Sofian as chairman, effective January 2023.

Sofian is the chief executive officer of Fullerton Fund Management. Prior to that, she spent more than 20 years at Amundi Singapore and was the CEO and head of south Asia since November 2009.

She has also served as honorary treasurer of IMAS since 2019.

Sofian is a replacement for Susan Soh, who has been in the role for three years. Under Soh’s leadership, IMAS engaged in national initiatives such as the Green Finance Industry Taskforce and the Singapore Funds Industry Group.

“We appreciate Susan’s tenure as chairman of IMAS where she galvanised significant resources and partnerships to support the digital accelerator program and co-chaired the capabilities and training workgroup at the Singapore Funds Industry Group,” said Carmen Wee, CEO of IMAS.

“With Jenny serving as the new chairman, it will be the first time in over 15 years that a homegrown fund house is leading IMAS. We look forward to a fresh perspective, as we embark on this new and exciting chapter.” 

“I am delighted to be appointed chairman of IMAS and look forward to working with the team to further enhance the position of IMAS in the industry,” said Sofian.

“IMAS plays a central role in the investment ecosystem, connecting and collaborating with fund managers, regulators, government agencies and service providers. The post pandemic environment offers exciting prospects to strengthen the asset management industry in Singapore and we are committed to deepening member engagement and representation within the industry.” 

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