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Ruder Finn Appoints Holly Huang as Singapore Director and SEA Financial Services Practice Head

2019-04-08

Global communications consultancy, Ruder Finn, today announced the appointment of Holly Huang as Director, Singapore, and Head of Financial Services, Southeast Asia.

Award-winning Ms. Huang brings more than a decade of experience across public relations, investor relations and public affairs, servicing multiple markets across Asia and beyond in both senior agency roles and in-house capacities previously. With a focus on financial services, her client portfolio has spanned global and local banks, asset and fund managers, investment banks, wealth managers, insurers, FinTech firms, and governmental and multilateral institutions.

She will report to Martin Alintuck, Managing Director, Southeast Asia.

“2019 is an exciting time to be working in both the financial services and communications industries. Financial institutions are finding themselves after more than a decade of uncertainty. They are reinventing their business models – and by extension their communications strategies – and are capitalising on rapidly advancing digital technologies. Every organisation I speak to has an inspiring story to tell, and with Ruder Finn’s capabilities across the region, we’re ready to bring these stories to the financial services community and public at large,” said Ms. Huang.

Ms. Huang will lead a team that services all segments within the financial services industry, whether across banking, the capital markets or insurance. Underpinning their work are three focus areas: Sustainable Finance; Belt and Road Initiative (BRI); and Disruptive Technologies. (For more information, refer to the Appendix.)

Speaking about Ms. Huang’s appointment, Mr. Alintuck says: “Holly brings vast experience in integrated communications, deep industry knowledge and an impressive track record to Ruder Finn. She joins at an exciting time for the firm, as we grow not just in Singapore, but across Southeast Asia. We warmly welcome her to the Ruder Finn family, and look forward to working together with Holly to help clients create both exciting and impactful projects.”

APPENDIX

Notes to the Editor: Below to be attributed as direct quotes to Holly Huang.

Sustainable Finance

Financial firms and issuers must today embrace social welfare, environmental stewardship, and robust corporate governance. Adherence to these three pillars of sustainability is no longer optional — it is mandatory for much of the investor community, and demanded by partners and employees. Our practice will help issuers communicate their efforts in these areas, as well as help managers articulate their sustainable investing strategies.

Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)

More than 90 countries are involved in the BRI, with companies of all sizes participating, across the infrastructure, real estate, services sectors and many more. Our work helps companies outside of China articulate the good they are contributing to economic development, and we also assist Chinese firms coming to Singapore and Southeast Asia to tell their stories.

Disruptive Technologies

Financial firms and companies in general are exposed to the rapid pace of digital disruption across all operational functions. While the deployment of technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), disruptive ledger technology (DLT), Internet-of-Things (IoT), and digital twins are still in the nascent stage, firms that are pioneering use-cases have an important story to tell. Our role is to articulate these to our clients’ partners, customers and the wider business community.