Opening Investment Access through Tokenisation

Libeara (Singapore) Pte Ltd, incorporated in Singapore in January 2023, offers Tokenisation Solutions designed to create security tokens to empower our clients to reach out more directly to their clients.

Through collaboration with licensed partners, Libeara’s Distributed Ledger Technology enables securities to be distributed via digital channels such as mobile applications and websites.

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Disclaimer: Libeara currently is not licensed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (“MAS”) in Singapore and does not hold any license to deal with any products or services that are licensed or regulated by MAS in Singapore, including the Securities and Futures Act and Financial Advisers Act, nor is it licensed in any other jurisdiction to do so. Libeara does not offer or provide any financial products or services for purchase or subscription and does not hold itself out as making any invitation, recommendation, or solicitation to any third parties to enter into any transaction with Libeara with respect to such financial products or services, in Singapore or any other jurisdiction. 

The Libeara Story

Libeara was born from a desire to increase financial inclusion by lowering the barriers to investment opportunities and enabling those with lesser means access to benefit from more stable investment instruments such as government bonds. Token technology proved to be just the means needed to power this dream of financial inclusion. Together, the Libeara Team and their insights have brought us closer towards a future where barriers to the investment process are broken down and assets are tokenised on accessible digital channels. To date, four successful pilots have been conducted in the lead-up towards our launch.

Libeara is backed by SC Ventures, a business unit that provides a platform & catalyst for Standard Chartered Bank to promote innovation, invest in disruptive financial technology and explore alternative business models.

We envision a future where more people can gain access to safer investments more directly.

Meet Libeara

A group of diverse industry experts working behind the scenes to build a sustainable and inclusive financial future.

Aaron Y. Gwak
Founder & CEO
Aaron holds over 20 years of experience in traditional Capital Markets having structured and executed over $180 billion worth of domestic and international bonds for sovereigns, corporates and financial institutions.
Will Beeson
Co-Founder & CPO
Will boasts 15 years of experience in investments, banking, and tech. He co-founded Allica Bank (UK), one of the few profitable challenger banks worldwide that has raised GBP 250m. He is also a former investment analyst at Citibank and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).
Ben Sadeghi
Co-Founder & CTO
Ben is a Y Combinator, Web3 startup alumnus with 15 years of development experience spanning 5 years as a software engineer for two NASA missions, 8 years as a Cloud Solution Architect at Microsoft and Databricks.
Alan Ling
Co-Founder & COO
Alan is a seasoned compliance officer with over 20 years of experience. His most recent post was held at Standard Chartered Bank as the Global Head of Capital Markets and Research Compliance. He was also CITIC CLSA Securities’ Global Head of Investment Banking, Control Room and Research Compliance, Chief Compliance Officer for MSIM, as well as Head of Control Group at Morgan Stanley for 8 years.
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Seongmi Kang
Co-Founder & Head of Design
Seongmi is a seasoned digital product design expert with 10 years of experience across 4 countries and 5 industries, including 4 global product launches. She recently led a global revamp of Standard Chartered Bank’s consumer mobile banking experience. 
James Lau
Business Analyst
James seamlessly applies his finance expertise gained from roles at Standard Chartered Bank, Keppel Capital, Savills Singapore, and NTUC Fairprice. His experience is complemented by a solid academic foundation, earning a Second Upper Class grade in Finance from the Singapore University of Social Sciences.
Harald Eltvedt
Operating Member
Standard Chartered Ventures
Harald is a seasoned venture builder of SC Ventures. He has over 15 years of experience in technology and entrepreneurship across various roles including co-founder and board member of Tetris Ventures as well as Managing Director and Head of Business Consulting at Havas Ekino from 2018 to 2020. His passion lies in building ventures through solving complex industry challenges.
Saab Dash
Managing Director & Portfolio Manager
Eightstone
Saab is the acting managing director and portfolio manager of Eightstone, bringing over 20 years of knowledge and experience in Credit Sales, Credit Analysis, Asset Management, Sales Management, Structuring, and Capital Raising Advisory. He was previously Co-Founder of BB Capital Partners Pte. Ltd., a Singapore-based firm specialising in capital raising and corporate finance services via global investor relations.
Yeojin Yi 
CFCC Advisory
Standard Chartered Bank
Yeojin has been a member of SCB’s Financial Markets Conduct, Financial Crime & Compliance (CFCC) Advisory team since April 2017. Having worked in both public and private sectors, Yeojin holds expert knowledge in the financial systems and framework regulations of the US, UK, and the EU.  
Doo Bo Chung
Head of ECL & Stress Testing Analytics
Standard Chartered Bank
Doo Bo is currently Head of ECL and Stress Testing Analytics at Standard Chartered Bank. He was formerly Director of Trade Asset Sales & Syndication in Hong Kong for 2 years, in addition to spending nearly 15 years in director-level positions within financial services. Doo Bo holds a PhD from Delft University of Technology. 
Gary Deng
Senior Data Analytics Advisor
Prospera
Dr. Gary Deng is a distinguished economist with a PhD in spatial econometrics from Monash University. He currently works as a Senior Data Analytics Advisor at Prospera, where he integrates data science into policy research and  contemporary corporate strategy. He brings over 12 years of expertise from various industries spanning public health, tourism, education, telecommunications, cybersecurity, disaster preparedness, and criminal justice.  
​Christopher Lau
Ventures Marketing
Standard Chartered Ventures
Christopher Lau is an adept digital marketer with a primary focus on online monetization and user acquisition, particularly through performance and social media marketing. He boasts over 15 years of experience, with key positions at companies such as Standard Chartered, Wearnes Automotive, and COMO Group, where he crafted integrated marketing strategies that led to substantial revenue growth.
Pia Chandra-Masters
Chief Creative Officer
Talk Doesn’t Cook Rice
Pia has been the founder and creative force behind Talk Doesn’t Cook Rice since 2018. Her background in fashion design with marketing has led her to work with the likes of Nike, Spotify, Zara, and 88Rising over the past 7 years. Pia now specialises in helping passionate founders bring their visions to life through captivating creative expressions.  
Theresa Lim
Chief Strategy Officer
Talk Doesn’t Cook Rice
Theresa has been the strategic mind behind Talk Doesn’t Cook Rice since 2021. With over a decade of digital media agency experience spanning Shanghai, London, and Hong Kong, Theresa has led digital innovation for global brands like Nike, Unilever, GSK, Cisco Systems, and Hasbro, earning accolades. Theresa is driven by her passion for human connection and enabling people to reach their destination.
Yuval Illuz
Chairman of the Board Member
Standard Chartered Ventures and CISO-in-Residence
Yuval is currently the CSIO-in-residence and a member of SC Ventures. With 18 years of experience leading multinational companies and enterprises plus an MBA with cum laude honours, he is a recognised expert in strategic planning, project management, and innovative solutions for enhancing competitiveness and increasing revenue. Furthermore, Yuval has a strong track record as an entrepreneur and board member of startups.
Michele Wee
Board Member & Escalation Director
Chief Executive Officer, Standard Chartered Bank Vietnam Ltd.
Michele has been the CEO of Standard Chartered Bank Vietnam since February 2021. In her career spanning 29 years, she has held key roles in global e-commerce sales and financial markets, both at Standard Chartered and other major institutions. An advocate for Diversity and Inclusion, Michele adopts a “servant leader” approach where coaching and example setting feature heavily within her leadership style.
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More people can thrive financially with digital platforms and tokenised assets. Make that future possible for them, today.