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Northern Trust hires William Mak to lead Singapore office


Northern Trust has appointed William Mak Singapore country manager and head of South East Asia region.

Mak comes to Northern Trust with more than two decades of experience in the financial services industry in Singapore, most recently as managing director for Bank of New York Mellon Asset Management in the region.

As the senior executive responsible for the coordination of all business activities in the South East Asia region, Mak reports to Teresa A. Parker, chief executive officer of the Asia Pacific region for Northern Trust, who is also based in Singapore.

“We are pleased to welcome William Mak, a Singapore native with a wealth of experience in both government agencies and global financial firms, to lead our Singapore office and regional client-service teams,” Parker says. “Northern Trust is committed to continued growth in Asia-Pacific, and William’s strong relationships and market knowledge in global custody, asset servicing and asset management make him a valuable leader in this region.”

Before joining Northern Trust, Mak was managing director South East Asia for Bank of New York Mellon Asset Management in Singapore since 2008. Prior to that, he was general manager for ABN Amro/Mellon Asia Global Securities and managing director at BNP Paribas, responsible for financial institutions group, South East Asia.

He started his career at the Monetary Authority of Singapore and held various roles during his 16-year tenure including director, chief FX dealer, foreign exchange, liquidity, and gold division.

“I am excited to join the Northern Trust team, with its record of strong, steady growth built on a foundation of unmatched client service and innovative products and technology,” Mak says. “Northern Trust is well-positioned for continued success in Asia Pacific, and I look forward to building relationships with our clients and developing our business footprint in the South East Asia region.”

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