Director, Business Development
Ferris joined Vistra as the Director, Business Development of Corporate and Private Clients in Vistra Singapore in July 2020.
He started his career as an auditor with a Big Four accounting firm servicing clients across many sectors including shipping, oil and gas, distribution, construction, and manufacturing. He later joined KordaMenthaNeo, an Australian business advisory firm where he was involved in advisory engagements across corporate restructuring, complex forensic investigations including but not limited to, management/employee fraud, shareholders’ dispute, breach of directors’ duties, Foreign Corruption Practice Act (“FCPA”) etc. At KordaMenthaNeo, he also co-authored forensic article for Compliance Insider, Titled: “FCPA - are financial institutions next on the chopping block”, Year 2010.
Prior to joining Vistra Group, Ferris was with a global service provider helping companies to expand into Singapore and the rest of the world. His experience has help many companies navigate through the complexities of global expansion and establish their global footprints smoothly. By doing so, it allows the management to be focus at what they do best which is growing their business. Before that, Ferris was also the CFO of a SGX listed company. His responsibilities include planning and coordinating the accounting and finance activities for the group, including but not limited to determining the key performance indicators, risks of control, the inherent risks of the Group’s subsidiaries’ business processes and mitigating these risks. Ferris was also instrumental in the implementation of the enterprise risk management system.
Ferris holds a Bachelor of Business (Economics and Finance) from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. He is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), UK and a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA). His native language is English but he also speaks Mandarin and Cantonese.
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