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


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.


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 one of the founding members, and has led numerous strategic initiatives at Olea to help grow the business. His current focus areas are on business development and partnerships.

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.

Before Olea, he specialised in managing partnerships and investments for Standard Chartered.

Eugene holds an MBA from INSEAD and a bachelor’s degree from University of Oregon.


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Brian Lavery / Chief of Staff

Brian is responsible for strategic initiatives and business management.

He spent 10 years at Oliver Wyman where he focused on financial services specifically supporting banking, investor, and fintech clients first in London and later in Singapore. In his last 2 years he worked with a unicorn fintech in SE Asia supporting on strategy, fundraising, partnerships, and new product launches.

In 2021 he left consulting to work with early-stage startups in Thailand including heading a blockchain-enabled SaaS startup.

Brian holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Cambridge.

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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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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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Timothy Chan / Digital Solutions & Implementation

Timothy oversees the overall Olea’s operations and design of digital solutions.

He has over 10 years of experience on trade and supply chain finance execution, operations, and technology advisory. In his previous role as Head of Trade Finance Transformation at OCBC, he collaborated with Fintechs, governments, and banks to deliver technology solutions including blockchain, Internet of Things, and AI/ machine learning technologies.

Timothy holds a Master’s degree in Financial Technology from Singapore Management University.

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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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7 May 2024, Singapore – In a significant move aimed at boosting small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) growth, Olea Global Pte Ltd (Olea) has formalised a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Standard Chartered.

Press release, 02 April 2024

Olea Global Pte. Ltd. (“Olea”) and Yes Bank Limited (“YES BANK”) are delighted to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) aimed towards building a long-term co-operative relationship between the two entities.

Standard Chartered Private Bank has launched a new investment product linked to trade finance, according to a statement. For the first time ever, high net worth investors at the bank will have access to a portfolio of short-term shipment corporate receivables.

Event, 22 August 2023

High-tech financial solutions can aid Exporters in reducing their working capital gap by providing a fast, reliable and hassle-free way to attain financing.

Event, 28 June 2023

High-tech financial solutions can aid Exporters in reducing their working capital gap by providing a fast, reliable and hassle-free way to attain financing.

Press Release, 13 March 2023

Singapore, March 13, 2023: Olea, a digitised supply chain platform that empowers sustainable trade, has announced its entry into the Vietnamese market, with a focus on providing innovative trade finance solutions to businesses and banks engaged in international trade. Olea starts its first partnership with ASEAN Business Partners (“ABP”), a multi- disciplinary professional services firm which specialises in assisting international companies to start and grow businesses in the ASEAN region.

Press Release, 2 March 2023

Singapore, 02 March 2023: Pearl Global Industries Limited (“Pearl Global”), a listed global apparel manufacturing company with presence across the globe, has recently secured a receivables financing facility through the Olea and Vayana partnership.

Press release, 18 January 2023

Olea, a digitised supply chain platform that provides a radically transparent, fast and hassle-free way to access working capital online, has signed a collaboration agreement with Silver Birch Finance, a UK headquartered specialist working capital structuring, advisory and execution firm with expertise across Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, Asia, Africa and North America.

Press release, 5 January 2023

Further to the announcement of the Olea and Vayana partnership last year (Olea Vayana Press Release), we are thrilled to have successfully launched a receivables financing program for a large Indian manufacturer and executed the first landmark export financing transaction under the program.

SC Ventures, 2 September 2022

Olea, a joint venture between Standard Chartered and Linklogis that aims to empower sustainable trade, has partnered with Chekk, an award-winning customer interaction SaaS, to verify the identity of its customers. Choosing to use the KYC solution developed by Chekk, Olea can have safer and faster digital interactions with its customers.

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.

Treasury Today, 9 August 2022

By combining banking, technology and innovation, SC Ventures, Standard Chartered’s innovation, investment and ventures arm, is creating new business models that are solving treasury’s most pressing challenges.

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, 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.

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