Chief Executive Officer, Sustainable Finance Institute Asia

Eugene Wong is the Chief Executive Officer of SFIA, an independent institute established to catalyse ideas on Sustainable Finance at the policy level in Asia, particularly in ASEAN, as well as propel action in support of those policy ideas.

Eugene was previously the Managing Director, Corporate Finance & Investments of the Securities Commission Malaysia (“SC”). He oversaw the SC’s ASEAN related initiatives and was a Chair of the Deputies of the ASEAN Capital Markets Forum (“ACMF”), the Co-Chair of its Sustainable Finance Working Group (“SFWG”) and a Co-Chair of the ASEAN Working Committee on Capital Market Development. At the SC, he also oversaw matters related to accounting for capital markets and served as a member of the Audit Oversight Board and an Adviser to the Malaysian Accounting Standards Board.

Eugene represents SFIA as an observer to the International Capital Market Association’s Green Bond Principles, Social Bond Principles, Sustainability Bond Guidelines and Sustainability-linked Loans Guidelines Group. He is also a member of Climate Bonds Initiative’s International Advisory Panel and an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Asia School of Business.

Prior to joining the SC, Eugene held positions in a merchant bank, a stockbroking company and in the corporate finance division of an international accounting firm.

Eugene is a Fellow of CPA Australia, Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and a Chartered Accountant of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants. He has an Advanced Diploma in Corporate Finance from The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW) and holds a B. Comm. from the University of Melbourne.