WONG JOO SENG
Wong Joo Seng is the founder and CEO of Spark Systems. A company he jointly conceptualised with his co-founders and started up in April 2016. Spark is focused on building the next generation of FX trading platforms that are ultra-fast, resilient, low latency and cost efficient.
In addition to being a recipient of an MAS grant, Spark System also raised USD5million in a Series A round (with venture capital as well as strategic investors) that was completed in November 2016.
Joo Seng is a Venture Partner with Vickers Venture Partners and also an Investment Partner with True Global Ventures. He is based in Singapore.
Joo Seng started his career in 1987 in United Overseas Bank Singapore. There he was dealing in precious metals as a trader. Thereafter he joined Republic National Bank of New York, Singapore, now part of the HSBC, as Vice President - Foreign Exchange & Precious Metals Options. He subsequently joined Bank of New Zealand in Wellington, New Zealand as Manager - Foreign Exchange Options where he was overall in charge of the currency options desk.
He returned to Singapore to take up the position of Head of Treasury at TLB Bullion and Futures, the wholly owned derivative brokerage arm of Tat Lee Bank Singapore, prior to joining G K Goh to start up and run G K Goh Financial Services (S) Private Ltd. in 1998. Joo Seng was the Managing Director and founding Chief Executive Officer of G K Goh Financial Services (S) Private Ltd., then a member firm of the Singapore Exchange - Derivatives Trading ("SGX- DT"). He joined in 1998 and was instrumental in the start-up of the unit and CEO until his departure in January 2014. In his time there, he grew GKGFS into one of the largest institutional Foreign Exchange trading houses in Asia.
Joo Seng is the co-founder of M-DAQ and the was company's founding Chairman from Jan 2010 to Nov 2015.
Joo Seng holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Mathematics from the National University of Singapore.
Joo Seng is also a member of MENSA Singapore, the local chapter of MENSA International.