Efma-Wavestone International Women's Day: Women in financial services

Sustainability & Regulation
07/03/2022 study

Fernn Lim is currently the Chief of Staff at Standard Chartered nexus, a Banking-as-a-Service (BaaS) solution powered by Standard Chartered Bank (SC). She oversees Marketing, HR/People and Culture strategies and deputizes the venture CEO in his day-to-day strategic requirements. Fernn also sits on SC’s Diversity & Inclusion council and helps to drive the gender and equality mandate across the bank.

Prior to moving to SC, Fernn was the Head of Culture and Fintech Acceleration of The Open Vault at OCBC. She was the founding member of the team, led OCBC's corporate accelerator and was in charge of OCBC's Fintech ecosystem engagement plans. Fernn also helped to expand the team to set up The Open Vault at OCBC in Malaysia and spearheaded the team to win Asian Banker’s Best Innovation Centre 2018.

Fernn was voted Top #5 Women in Fintech (APAC), Top #15 Fintech Women (Asia), Top #25 Women in Fintech (Global), Top #100 Women in Fintech 2019 by Miss Kaya, 2018 Singapore Fintech Champions by Lightbulb Capital, and Lattice80 Fintech Singapore Top 50 in uencers. Fernn has spoken at events such Money 20/20 Asia, Asian Banker’s Future of Finance Summit, Institute of Banking & Finance and MoneyLIVE Summit. In 2020, Fernn was selected for Money 20/20 RISE UP Academy, aimed to develop the
next generation of women leaders in the Financial Services and Fintech Industry.

Fernn has worked in different sectors in both London and Singapore. She is a double Masters holder and has a degree in Mathematics.

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