Management Committee 2017-2019

SBMA affairs are administered by the Management Committee, elected bi-annually by SBMA members at the Annual General Meeting. They hold their offices for a term of two years. The Management Committee oversees and defines the role of the SBMA in the development of the Singapore bullion Market. The committee also sets the strategic direction on all other sub-committees of the association, audits the association’s accounts and sets the annual budget.


MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

Martin Huxley, Head of Precious Metals, Asia, INTL Asia Pte Ltd (Chairman)

KL Yap, Refining Business Unit General Manager, Metalor Technologies (Singapore) Pte Ltd (Vice Chairman)

Kazuya Naoki, Managing Director, Head of Precious Metals Asia, ICBC Standard Bank Plc, Singapore Branch (Hon. Secretary)

Baskaran Narayanan, Managing Director, Brink’s Hong Kong & Australia (Hon. Treasurer)

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

  • Amar Singh, Executive Director, Head of Asia Commodities Sales, J.P. Morgan
  • William Chin, Head of Commodities, Singapore Exchange
  • Sunil Kashyap, Managing Director, The Bank of Nova Scotia, Hong Kong
  • Andrew Naylor, Director, Central Banks and Public Policy, World Gold Council
  • Pawan Nawawattanasub, CEO, YLG Bullion Singapore Pte Ltd

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE

  • KL Yap, Refining Business Unit General Manager, Metalor Technologies (Singapore) Pte Ltd (Chair)
  • Kazuya Naoki, Managing Director, Head of Precious Metals Asia, ICBC Standard Bank Plc, Singapore Branch
  • Tay Shin Yoon, Operation Director, SK Bullion
  • Sunil Kashyap, Managing Director, The Bank of Nova Scotia, Hong Kong
  • Pawan Nawawattanasub, CEO, YLG Bullion Singapore Pte Ltd

GOOD DELIVERY LIST COMMITTEE

  • Kazuya Naoki, Managing Director, Head of Precious Metals, Asia, ICBC Standard Bank Plc, Singapore Branch (Chair)
  • Baskaran Narayanan, Managing Director, Brink’s Hong Kong & Australia
  • Martin Huxley, Head of Precious Metals, Asia, INTL Asia Pte Ltd
  • Amar Singh, Executive Director, Head of Asia Commodities Sales, J.P. Morgan
  • William Chin, Head of Commodities, Singapore Exchange

PUBLIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

  • Andrew Naylor, Director, Central Banks and Public Policy, World Gold Council (Chair)
  • Martin Huxley, Head of Precious Metals, Asia, INTL Asia Pte Ltd
  • KL Yap, Refining Business Unit General Manager, Metalor Technologies (Singapore) Pte Ltd
  • William Chin, Head of Commodities, Singapore Exchange

FINANCE COMMITTEE

  • KL Yap, Refining Business Unit General Manager, Metalor Technologies (Singapore) Pte Ltd (Chair)
  • Baskaran Narayanan, Managing Director, Brink’s Hong Kong & Australia
  • Sunil Kashyap, Managing Director, The Bank of Nova Scotia, Hong Kong
  • Andrew Naylor, Director, Central Banks and Public Policy, World Gold Council
  • Representative from Enterprise Singapore

STRATEGIC REVIEW COMMITTEE

  • Martin Huxley, Head of Precious Metals, Asia, INTL Asia Pte Ltd (Chair)
  • Baskaran Narayanan, Managing Director, Brink’s Hong Kong & Australia
  • KL Yap, Refining Business Unit General Manager, Metalor Technologies (Singapore) Pte Ltd
  • William Chin, Head of Commodities, Singapore Exchange
  • Andrew Naylor, Director, Central Banks and Public Policy, World Gold Council
  • Representative from Enterprise Singapore


Profiles

Mr Martin Huxley
Head of Precious Metals, Asia – INTL Asia Pte Ltd

Martin joined INTL FC Stone in Singapore at the beginning of 2014 and is responsible for its precious metal activities across the Asia region. Prior to joining INTL, Martin spent 14 years with Standard Bank, dedicated to the natural resources sector. After moving to Hong Kong in 2004, he assumed a number of roles for the Asia region including Head of Credit Risk, leading the bank’s Structured Commodity Solutions team, and Head of its Structured Finance division for the region. Prior to joining Standard Bank, Martin spent 11 years with Barclays Plc in London in a number of different roles.

Mr KL Yap
Singapore Refining Business Unit General Manager – Metalor Technologies

Since 2014, Kok Leong (K.L.) has been the Refining Business Unit General Manager of Metalor Technologies Singapore, overseeing the development of the new precious metal refinery opened in June 2014. K.L. started working for Metalor in 2013 in the Refining Sales department. He holds a degree in business commerce, finance and marketing and worked in refinery and heavy industries before joining Metalor.

Mr Kazuya Naoki
Managing Director, Head of Precious Metals, Asia – ICBC Standard Bank Plc, Singapore Branch.

Kazuya(Kaz) Naoki is currently the Head of Precious Metals, Asia of ICBC Standard Bank in Singapore and is responsible for the precious metals sales and trading in the region. He joined Standard Bank Plc Tokyo Branch in 2008 and was relocated to its Singapore Branch in 2013 whose controlling stake was acquired by the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China in February 2015. Prior to joining Standard Bank, Kaz spent 11 years focusing on commodity trading and risk management with Mitsui & Co in Tokyo, Sydney and London.

Mr Baskaran Narayanan
Managing Director – Brink’s Hong Kong & Australia

Baskaran Narayanan (Basky) is the Managing Director for Brink’s Global Services, Hong Kong & Australia. Prior to this, Basky held various senior management positions within Brink’s in Australia, Singapore and regional office Hong Kong. Basky has 23 years of industry experience in risk management and secure logistics, including managing precious metals commodities. Basky graduated from the University of London in 1993 with a Bachelor of Laws degree.

Mr Amar Singh
Executive Director, Head of Asia Commodities Sales — J.P. Morgan

Amar V. Singh is an executive director and head of Asia Commodities Sales for J.P. Morgan, where he is responsible for its commodities business across APAC and OTC derivative sales and commodity-linked financing sales for all commodities markets. He was the director of commodities sales at Standard Chartered Bank Singapore from 2007 to 2011 and helped the bank set up its precious metal business in the region. He was the head of FX & MM and commodities trading at Bank Muscat Oman from 2005 to 2007 and worked on the FX, Rates and Precious Metals Trading and Sales desk of ICICI Bank from 2000 to 2005. Amar was SBMA chairman from April 2012 – April 2013.

Mr William Chin
Head of Commodities, Derivatives – Singapore Exchange

Will Chin is Head of Commodities at SGX. He joined SGX in 2015 and is responsible for the entire commodities business covering Bulks, Energy, Freight and Rubber markets. In 2016, he was a key member of the SGX team involved in the acquisition of the Baltic Exchange. Prior to SGX, Will was senior vice president of Asia Commodities at the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, and head of LME Asia in Singapore, responsible for the firm’s presence and strategy in the Asia region. He began his career in the New Zealand financial markets as a rates and FX trader for ANZ investment bank in Wellington before joining Barclays Capital in London, and later on as head of Commodities and Energy Risk at the LCH.Clearnet. He holds a Masters degree in Applied Finance from the University of Wellington and is a CFA charterholder.

Mr Sunil Kashyap
Managing Director, Head of Asia – ScotiaMocatta, Asia

Sunil is primarily responsible for managing the Bank of Nova’s Scotia’s metals business in Asia, covering operations in Hong Kong, Singapore, China, India and Dubai. After eight years with Citibank, India and Standard Chartered Bank, Dubai, he joined Mocatta Bullion in 1996, which was taken over by The Bank of Nova Scotia in 1997. He moved to Hong Kong in 2001 to head ScotiaMocatta’s Asian business. Sunil has been registered with HKMA since May 2002 as a Manager for the Bank of Nova Scotia, Hong Kong under the Banking Ordinance. Sunil has been instrumental in setting up the bank’s bullion business in several Asian countries and has been closely involved with the liberalisation process of the Indian, Chinese and Middle Eastern bullion markets. He is a member of the International Advisor’s Committee of the Shanghai Gold Exchange and sat on the inaugural Gold Committee of the Dubai Metals and Commodity Exchange.Sunil holds master degree in Business Administration from Cornell University and graduated in engineering at IIT, New Delhi.

Mr Andrew Naylor
Director, Central Banks and Public Policy – World Gold Council

Andrew Naylor joined the World Gold Council in 2016. He is part of the central banks and public policy team and leads the Council’s Islamic finance initiative. Prior to this role, Andrew worked for international consultancy firm Cicero Group advising financial institutions on foreign investment and trade policy in Asia and regulatory reform. In this role, he provided economic and political commentary for global broadcasters including the BBC, Bloomberg, CNBC and China Central TV. Andrew has been a board member of the European Chamber of Commerce in Singapore since 2012, and was chairman of its financial services committee from 2012 – 2014 and treasurer from 2014 – 2016. Andrew has a degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Mrs. Pawan Nawawattanasub
CEO – YLG Bullion Singapore Pte. Ltd.

Pawan is the CEO of YLG Bullion Singapore and founder of YLG Bullion International. She has almost 40 years of experience in the jewellery industry and established YLG in Thailand in 2003. In 2012, she brought YLG to Singapore. She sits on the Board of Directors of the Thailand Gold Traders Association, the Thailand Futures Exchange’s Arbitration Committee, and the Rotary Bangkok committee. She holds a master’s degree in Political Science.