Aaron Koh
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I'm a problem solver by day and a researcher by night. During my free time, I enjoy traveling out to explore different cultures and diversities in all parts of the world!

I have been assisting companies to find the right solutions to their complex problems since 2007. I started off my journey in the IT and Networking industry in 2009 and decided to setup my own venture in 2011 (IT & Networking). After successfully merging my startup with a local public listed company within a year, I decided to dive into the Finance and Payment space in 2013.

Today, with the rise of e-Commerce platforms and the digital economy, companies often face issues with complex payment processes, exorbitant fees, and foreign exchange rates and that is what I do. I help companies resolve these matters.

Personally, I believe in adding the human element into the work that I do, treating customers as guests, vendors as partners, and colleagues as acquaintances.

Interested to know more? Let's have a chat!
Business Development Director
Sep 2020 - Current
Thunes enable organizations to disburse payments to emerging markets such as South-East Asia, Africa, Latin America, and many parts of the world. As one of the world's leading payments network, we empower Banks, Financial Institutions, Payment Providers, and Money Transfer Operators to expand their coverage to not only traditional Bank Accounts, but also to Mobile Wallets, and even Cash Pick-Ups.I lead the expansion of Thunes' coverage and payment capabilities for partners (both FI's and Non-FI's) in the SEA region, including AU & NZ
Sep 2019 - Current
Paid is a one-stop platform that connects SMEs to the right Financial Tool based on the business's specific requirements. Using advanced search algorithm, Paid recommends, consults, and assist in the end-to-end sign-up process.We believe that by helping businesses to find the right Financial Tool, it saves the company both time, and effort required to search and compare between Financial Providers.
Growth / Enterprise (Asia Pacific)
Nov 2018 - Sep 2019
Part of the pioneer business development team in SG to launch and drive growth within South-East Asia.Airwallex is a financial technology unicorn company that is backed by top investors including Tencent, DST Global, Sequoia, MasterCard and Square Peg Capital. Born in Melbourne and headquartered in Hong Kong, Airwallex offers end to end solutions for businesses with cross-border dealings. Airwallex facilitates international money movements through a combination of global collections, foreign exchange and local payment distribution
Manager, Global Merchant Services
American Express
Nov 2015 - Oct 2018
Responsibilities include managing merchant relations, marketing engagements and growth of the Small - Medium portfolio in SingaporeTaking care of strategic partnerships with external partnersPart of a strategic task force within GMS that led to the successful launch of our 2nd co-brand partnership with Capitaland
Business Development Manager, FX International Payments
American Express
Jun 2013 - Nov 2015
Offering foreign exchange international payment services to businesses at competitive exchange rates in more than 110 currencies.Services include, incoming/outgoing wire payments, draft payments, forward contracts and intra-day spotting.Hedging of funds to reduce exchange losses and increase business edge.Sourcing for potential key business partners to grow while managing a set of key accounts to develop.Exceeded expectations with 147% on target in FY2013.Top 2 performer consistently in Dec 13 & Jan 14, employee of the month in Feb 14. Sales challenger winner in Jan 15 and Feb 15
Head Of Sales (Corporate)
SDS Pte Ltd
Apr 2012 - Jun 2013
Oversee the entire SingTel Corporate Division in the company.Re-train and re-developed the SingTel Corporate Division to enhance the team’s product development and other relevant soft skillsDeveloped an IT networking arm that dealt with hosting products such as cloud computing, servers, network switches and other IT related services which generated additional Gross Profits.One of the top performing companies in Fibua II project by SingTel covering 30 buildings in 1 month.Manage to bring in SingTel Revenue of $3,100,000 in FY2012.
Account Manager
Jun 2011 - Sep 2011
Maintain and develop strong relationship with new & existing account. (SI/Telco)Arrange product & FAB training for distributors and dealers. Execute incentive programs.Identify new business prospects, penetrate and develop new market segments.Design channel programs and marketing activities such as trade/road shows and promotions.Monitor ASUS market pricing and stock reports.Increase shop front presence, achieve sales targets and grow market share. Collect and feedback about sales / product / service issue.Conduct sales presentation as and when required.Tabulate weekly market survey.
May 2011 - Apr 2012
Oversee the entire operations of the company.Secured full SingTel commercial Channel Partner contract agreement within 6 months into operations.Developed a SingTel arm, generating an estimated minimum $1,600,000 Contract Value based on SingTel products within 6 months.Developed an IT networking arm that dealt with hosting products such as cloud computing, servers, network switches and other IT related services which generated an estimate of $10,000 Gross Profit every month.Top performing company in Fibua II project by SingTel with at least 20 closed deals within 2 weeks from project commencement.
Account Manager
AceCom Technologies Pte Ltd
Apr 2010 - May 2011
Handling the accounts of SOHO/SME level customers in terms of IT related services ranging from Telecommunications (StarHub), Network Attached Storages (iOmega), to Hard disks (SeaGate and Hitachi) and even Notebooks (Lenovo) Managing and handling Business Partners, Resellers and Distributors relationship for the company Appointed as Assistant Ops Manager to refresh the thoughts and ideas of not only the co-workers but also Business Partners Came up with different kind of business opportunities apart from regular sales that previously helped the company to increase sales significantlyAssist sales team in cross selling products different from StarHub. Products ranging from CCTV, Point of Sales, Desktops and Notebooks, Microsoft softwares and PABX phone system which have helped overall profit to increase by at least 5% Led a small team of sales colleagues that have surpass overall expected team profit by at least 5-6% by managing individual expectations as well as expectations from superiors
International Professional Managers Association
Adv Diploma, Business Management
University of Northumbria
Bachelor of Arts (Hons), International Business Management
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