Mervyn has had a distinguished career spanning over 36 years with leading financial institutions and industry associations. As an Advisory Board Member of Spark Systems, Mervyn brings extensive knowledge in investment banking, treasury & capital markets origination, structuring, sales & trading, and strategic management, making him a valuable resource to Spark System’s operations.
He started his career at London-based Samuel Montagu & Co Limited as a merchant banker. Following its acquisition by the HSBC Group, Mervyn moved to HSBC where he would eventually spend a total of 26 years holding various senior management positions including Managing Director and Head of Treasury and Capital Markets. From the firm’s regional hub in Singapore, he was responsible for HSBC’s trading, sales, treasury and capital market operations. Although he retired from HSBC in 2008, Mervyn rejoined the HSBC Group in 2016 as an Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Board Risk Committee at HSBC Bank (Singapore) Limited.
After retiring from HSBC in 2008, Mervyn spent the next decade as the Managing Director of ACI Singapore; the industry association for financial markets professionals in Singapore. He also served on the Global Council, Committee for Professionalism, and Board of Education of ACI – The Financial Markets Association, the largest wholesale financial markets industry association representing ACI members from over 60 countries. Mervyn was also a past Chairman of the Singapore Investment Banking Association.
Apart from his professional career, Mervyn serves actively as a member of the Executive Board and Vice Chairman of the Board of Finance of the Trinity Annual Conference (TRAC), representing the 21 English churches in the Methodist Church in Singapore.
Mervyn graduated from the University of Birmingham with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) and also holds an MBA from the National University of Singapore.