Ezra Holdings Limited has appointed a new Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
Eugene Cheng Chee Mun, currently the Group’s General Manager for Finance, will take on the role of Group CFO for Ezra with effect from 1 November 2013. He will be responsible for all financial matters of the Group, including the financial reporting, strategic financial planning and treasury functions.
He takes over from current Finance Director Tay Chin Kwang, who will be re-designated as an Executive Director of Ezra with effect from 1 November 2013, with responsibility over strategic partnerships and joint ventures of the Group.
Cheng joined Ezra as the Group’s General Manager for Finance in October 2012. As the Group’s General Manager for Finance, Cheng assisted the Finance Director in overseeing all financial matters of the Group.
Cheng brings strong credentials to his new role as the Group CFO at Ezra, having spent more than 10 years in bulge-bracket investment banks where he worked on a range of cross-border mergers and acquisitions advisory and financing mandates across Asia.
Prior to joining Ezra, he was Senior Vice President in J.P. Morgan’s South East Asia Corporate Finance and Mergers & Acquisitions franchise, where he led a number of high-profiled mergers and acquisitions, financing and initial public offering transactions for major clients, including Temasek-linked companies and top-tier private equity players.
Before J.P. Morgan, Cheng was with Citigroup Global Markets Singapore as Vice President of its South East Asia Investment Banking team, during which time he was involved in multiple advisory and financing transactions for major clients such as Singapore Telecommunications, Chartered Semiconductor, Ascendas, OCBC and Las Vegas Sands. He began his career with Andersen as a staff accountant in its Audit and Business Advisory Division.
Cheng holds both Masters and Bachelors (1st Class Honours) of Accountancy degrees from Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University. He has published papers in renowned accounting and finance journals, such as the Journal of Contemporary Accounting and Economics, The International Journal of Accounting, as well as the Pacific-Basin Finance Journal.