Growing the real economy
About Olea

Growing the real economy

Olea is a fully-digitized trade finance origination and distribution platform.

Taking a radically transparent approach to partnering with both suppliers and investors, Olea drives meaningful impact in the global economy.

Leveraging the capabilities of Standard Chartered and Linklogis, Olea brings together unparalleled expertise in international trade and risk management through our leading technology platform.

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What we do

A sustainable lens on trade finance

Olea believes in technology as a proven path to reshaping how supply chains are financed.

Blockchain technology enables us to gain trusted insight into the supply chain, so that investors can understand their risk and manage their portfolio with greater confidence. Suppliers also get fast access to working capital, enabling them to focus on growing their businesses.

A sustainable lens on trade finance
Investments are optimized for returns aligned with risk profiles Working capital needs are met with exceptional efficiency and transparency

What you get from us

Investors
Suppliers

Investments are optimized for returns aligned with risk profiles

Olea connects investors with supply-chain financial assets across the world’s most dynamic markets through a single secure platform.

We offer a diverse range of investment approaches and risk profiles, with sophisticated analytics to empower smarter decision-making.

Working capital needs are met with exceptional efficiency and transparency

Olea connects organisations requiring supply chain financing with investors across the world’s most dynamic markets through a single secure platform.

Through the use of artificial intelligence and blockchain technology to automate cognitive tasks, we ensure supply chain partners can access financing through our radically transparent, fast and hassle-free platform.

Leadership

Amelia Ng / CEO
Amelia Ng

Amelia has more than 20 years of experience in banking and financial services. She launched her career at HSBC where her portfolio ranged across trade, financing and advisory solutions.

After joining Standard Chartered’s Strategy team she rose to the position of Global Head of Corporate and Institutional Banking Strategy. Prior to founding Olea, she was the Chief of Staff and Global Head of Strategic Initiatives. She has successfully led a wide range of organic and inorganic projects, particularly in the areas of digital transformation and fintech.

Amelia holds an MBA from INSEAD and an undergraduate degree from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

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Letitia Chau / Deputy CEO

Letitia has over 30 years of experience in the banking and finance industry. She co-founded Linklogis in 2016 and continues to be their Vice Chairperson and Chief Risk Officer.

Letitia was previously Vice President and Chief Risk Officer of China Resources Bank, Head of Corporate Trust and Loan Agency Services of Asia Pacific for HSBC, Vice President of the Institutional Trust Department at JPMorgan Chase Bank and held various senior positions at Lehman Brothers, Union Bank of Switzerland and Credit Lyonnais.

Letitia holds a Master’s Degree of Applied Finance from Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia and graduated from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Business Studies.

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Charles He / Technology

Charles has more than 25 years implementing IT solutions in business domains spanning across banking and financial services, public service, transportation, education and healthcare.

He is an experienced architect who implemented solutions for complex national projects in Singapore and for high performance computing systems. Prior to joining Olea, he was managing a portfolio of critical IT systems supporting operations of Ministry of Manpower of Singapore. He was instrumental in developing the ministry’s in-house agile delivery capability.

Charles holds a Master of Computer Science degree and a Bachelor of Commerce degrees from University of Wollongong.

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Eugene Chen / Commercial

Eugene is responsible for strategic initiatives and business management.

He started his career as a management associate at HSBC and has since worked in multiple areas within corporate and institutional banking across Greater China and Singapore.

In the last few years, he specialised in fintech partnerships and investments at Standard Chartered.

Eugene holds an MBA from INSEAD and a Bachelor Degree from the University of Oregon.

 

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Hsien Min Toh / Risk

Hsien Min brings to Olea 15 years in Standard Chartered’s Risk function, where he specialized in predictive risk analytics. He has developed and led teams to develop models to cover obligor and portfolio risk, retail and wholesale, IRB and IFRS9, and run stress testing and portfolio impairment processes. His most recent experience has been in AI/ML modelling for trade finance, including an internal performance risk model for invoice financing.

Hsien Min holds first class honours and Master’s degrees from Oxford University and is a qualified Chartered Financial Analyst and GARP Financial Risk Manager.

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James Pedley / Legal

James has 15 years of experience as a structured debt and securitisation lawyer. He has worked in London and Hong Kong with Clifford Chance and as a partner at Simmons & Simmons.

He has advised banks, private equity funds and non-bank financial institutions in structuring and establishing funding platforms, including asset-backed commercial paper conduits, structured corporate debt platforms and receivables, trade finance and supply chain platforms.

James is dual-qualified as a solicitor in England and Hong Kong and is an executive committee member of the Asia-Pacific Structured Finance Association.  He graduated from Durham University with a Bachelor of Law (LLB).

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Kevin Tam / Technology

Kevin has 20 years of experience in developing technology solutions for financial services, including 14 years at Morgan Stanley in London and Shanghai, where he has been based for the past 11 years, architecting fixed income trading and risk systems.

He previously headed up the Shanghai Digital Solutions Department and led the transformation of the firm’s core businesses at PwC.

Kevin graduated from Imperial College London with a Master of Science (Hons) in Mathematics and Computer Science.

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Phoebe Yeh / Finance

Phoebe has 21 years of experience in banking, private equity and entrepreneurship across Australia, Europe, Africa, United States and the Greater China region. She was an investment banker at Goldman Sachs, an investment professional at Greater Pacific Capital and a Senior Vice President of the Virgin Group. Phoebe founded Jett International Ltd, a real estate investment company based in Hong Kong and co-founded Charm, a chain of fast-casual restaurants in Mainland China.

Phoebe holds Bachelor of Commerce (Finance and Accounting double major) and Bachelor of Laws (first-class honours) degrees from the University of Sydney as well as an MBA from INSEAD.

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Rahul Saxena / Commercial

Rahul has 20 years of experience in corporate and investment banking, trade, and supply chain finance and fintech.

He holds domain expertise in structured trade and working capital finance. He has built the supply chain and receivables finance businesses at global banks including Standard Chartered and ANZ. As part of his role, he was driving data, digital and fintech partnerships-led innovation and commercialization.

Rahul holds a Bachelor of Technology degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and an MBA from the University of Delhi (Faculty of Management Studies). He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst and he has a diploma in Directorship from Singapore Management University.

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Savady Yem / Commercial

Savady has spent 30 years in financial markets with Standard Chartered, Credit Suisse and JPMorgan across Europe and Asia, with expertise in fixed income structuring and distribution.

Before joining Olea, his latest roles at Standard Chartered included Global Head of Private Side Sales and Global Head of Credit Sales for Strategic Investors. These investors included insurance companies, pension funds and alternative asset managers.

Savady received his MBA degree from University of Ottawa and a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from ESLSCA Paris.

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Uthamaraj Kuppuswamy / Data

Utham joined Standard Chartered 13 years ago as a contract data analyst where he was most recently the Global Head of Data Strategy for Risk. In the past four years, he has created effective data solutions to deliver income value of over US$50 million, making near-real-time internal and external risk information available for risk managers, and built a 50-strong entrepreneurial data team.

Utham holds a Master’s degree in computing from National University of Singapore.

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Media

Press release, 14 June 2022

Olea, a digital platform for supply chain participants to access working capital, has successfully completed its first receivables finance transaction for SUMEC, a state-owned enterprise and key member of China National Machinery Industry Corporation.

Press release, 19 May 2022

Olea and Vayana Network have announced a partnership which plans to provide exporters and importers in India with timely access to alternative liquidity.

SC Ventures, 23 March 2022

Our CEO, Amelia Ng, was part of an esteemed panel of speakers as part of International Women’s Day 2022. The session sheds light on why it’s important to invest in women entrepreneurs and how this can catalyse change and drive sustainable economies.

Singapore Fintech Festival, 8 November 2021

Everything you wanted to know about Olea – a new force driving sustainable trade finance, taking a radically transparent approach to partnering with both suppliers and investors. With CEO of Olea, Amelia Ng, Marion Bernardi and Harald E.

Standard Chartered, 8 November 2021

The mismatch between demand and supply for trade finance is wider than it has ever been. Explore how Olea bridges the trade finance gap with blockchain.

Standard Chartered, 30 August 2021

Singapore – Standard Chartered, a leading international banking group, and Linklogis, a leading supply chain finance technology solution provider in China, today announced a joint venture to establish Olea, a fully-digitised trade finance origination and distribution platform that aims to bring together institutional investors seeking opportunities in an alternative asset class with businesses requiring supply chain financing, subject to regulatory approval.

Euromoney, 30 August 2021

A joint venture between the Asia-heavy bank and a Chinese supply chain tech player aims to make trade finance an alternative asset class with digital efficiency.

Finextra, 30 August 2021

Standard Chartered and Chinese blockchain-enabled supply chain financing platform Linklogis have formed a joint venture to build a trade finance origination and distribution platform.

Global Trade Review, 30 August 2021

Standard Chartered and Chinese fintech Linklogis will establish a new supply chain finance marketplace in Asia after inking a joint venture agreement.

For investors

Access transparent and attractive investment opportunities across the world’s most dynamic real economies.

For investors

For suppliers

Partner with us on your business’ growth journey, with rapid and efficient access to capital at every step of the way.

For investors