About Us

"Your Money. Your Way"

MoolahGo is a regulated Financial Technology (Fintech) company that provides digital financial services to individuals and businesses.

Our slogan "Your Money. Your Way." perfectly reflects our mission. This mission is to make financial services fair and accessible for everyone and at their own terms.

The story started when its Founder realized that the current way of performing basic transactions have not really changed much even though new fintechs have sprouted up in recent years – Consumers still do not have the power to transact on their terms!

And not to mention that countless of people are today still going through the traditional time-consuming and unappealing ways of performing financial transactions. And worst of all, unnecessarily paying high costs for them.

With the Founding team assembled and after copious amounts of testing and development, MoolahGo made its debut in January 2018 with two products (i.e. Currency-exchange and Cross-border payments).

Other exciting financial products will be offered in the near future.

Our Technology

We have invested in thousands of hours of R&D to develop our proprietary technology. The result is an innovative, user-friendly and exciting Marketplace platform that brings about tremendous benefits to our users. Such a marketplace platform for currency exchange and cross-border payments is probably a First in this region, if not the World!

And to comply with the various regulatory requirements on Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism across the region, our technology includes robotics to detect potential suspicious activities and to prevent them upfront. We go the extra mile to make our platform intelligent because we want to keep you (our members) safe from becoming a victim of financial crimes.


Robotics
Real-time assessment of transaction patterns to flag out potential suspicious transactions


Blockchain
Further enhance security of our transactions with immutable smart contracts to prevent fraud and hacking (evaluation phase)


Customizable
New country-specific exchange control rules easily plugged in for enforcement and compliance by the system

We are Licensed & Regulated

We are licensed and regulated by The Monetary Authority of Singapore ("MAS") as a Major Payment Institution under the Payment Services Act 2019. To be granted a license, MoolahGo is required to demonstrate that we have effective procedures in combating money-laundering and terrorism financing as well as to prevent fraud. In addition, our team needs to fulfill fit-and-proper tests conducted by MAS to ensure that the people behind MoolahGo is of high integrity.

Our Major Payment Institution license is PS20200262 which you could verify in MAS' website here.

As a licensed, regulated and annually audited entity, you can be assured that we have the fiduciary duty to handle your money transactions with great care.

Our Team

John Hakim
Founder, Chief Executive Officer
John has in total 15 years of banking experience and was recently a COO of Credit Suisse’s Asia Pacific Real Assets Lending business. Prior to Credit Suisse, John held senior positions in JPMorgan Chase and also spent 5 years as a consultant in Accenture advising Fortune 500 companies. John graduated from the University of Texas at Austin. John was an avid advanced scuba-diver and used to aquaculture corals as a hobby. He is still a big fan of the underwater world.

Jodi Junan
Co-founder, Chief Software Engineer
A true IT geek who graduated from the University of Melbourne, Australia with a major in Computer and Operations Research. Jodi had worked in Fujitsu as a Systems Engineer and also started a software development firm providing solutions to startups and corporates across eCommerce, Payments and Mobile apps. Jodi used to be a competitive swimmer and had won several gold medals competing in his birth city Medan, Indonesia

Veron Tham
Compliance & Operations Executive
Having been a successful personal banker with UOB Bank for the last 3 years, Veron’s new career aspirations lie in compliance and financial operations. Veron graduated from the University of Western Australia with a major in Economics and Finance. Outside of work, she loves extreme sport activities like bungee jumping and skydiving. She lives by her favourite quote from Mae West: "You only live once, but if you do it right, ONCE is enough."

 

Eddie Tan
Head of Cross-border Payments
Eddie possesses extensive experience in the cross-border payments industry with close working relationships with various bank and non-bank FIs. Before joining MoolahGo, Eddie was a Senior FX Dealer and was instrumental in helping to build up the businesses of his previous employers through consistent record trading gains. Eddie loves exercising and works out regularly as he believes that working out helps to sharpen one’s learning, thinking and, judgment skills.

Amy Foo
Senior Compliance & Operations Officer
Having been 18 years in the banking industry, Amy has held several operational roles, specializing in different areas including Payments, Transaction Surveillance, Retail, Commercial, etc, with robust knowledge in AML/CFT related matters. Amy holds an MBA from Murdoch University and has vast experience in both local & foreign financial institutions. When not at work, Amy loves running, volunteering for charity work & creating photo essays.

Ethan Lim
Chief Operating Officer
Ethan was a Manager with Management Consulting firm Capgemini Invent driving major transformation projects. Before consulting, he was very involved in the tech startup scene from co-founding a social startup under the Singtel Accelerator Program, to being a founding employee of another which he helped to raise Series-A funding. Ethan's belief is "to always challenge the status quo and reimagine the new norm". Ethan holds a Post-grad degree from University of Warwick. Outside work, he enjoys hanging out with his two cats.

Rohit Lara
Senior Product Developer
An experienced IT professional, Rohit has worked in various companies across multiple industries including Banking and Finance. Rohit is a graduate from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee with a Masters of Science degree from the National University of Singapore under the scholarship programme by Asian Development Bank and the Government of Japan. Rohit loves travelling the world with his family during the holidays to discover new sights and experience new cultures.

Amethyst
Finance Executive
Ame is an accountant with 7 years of experience in audit and accounting and is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. Most recently, she was an accountant for the subsidiary of a SGX-listed company. Ame is passionate about attaining new competencies through continuous learning from work and interaction with others. She enjoys baking & reading during herspare time.

David
Client Adviser
David possesses more than 15 years of sales experience, 6 of which were with large financial institutions including HSBC and Western Union as an Account Manager with FX dealing responsibilities. David loves to build relationships with people from all walks of life. For leisure, he enjoys engaging in outreaching events and volunteer works.

Board of Directors

Eric Barbier
Board Member
Eric is the Founder of TransferTo, a global mobile payment network interconnecting financial institutions, merchants and mobile operators in Emerging Markets. He founded TransferTo in Singapore in 2006 and was acquired by Ingenico, a leading payment solutions provider. Before TransferTo, Eric co-founded Mobile 365, a global mobile messaging hub which was acquired by Sybase (now SAP) in 2006. Eric holds a Master’s Degree in Information Technology.

James Lee
Board Member
James is the Executive Director of Lippo, a conglomerate with businesses and investments in various business sectors in different parts of the world. James joined Lippo Group since 1997. He received many academic and industrial awards such as the McCormick Prize and Short Brothers Prize from the Northern Ireland Technology Centre, and Hong Kong Top 10 e-businessmen award from Alibaba. James is also the legal advisor of The Karatedo Federation of Hong Kong. He holds a Ph.D. in robotics and automation, and a Master Degree in Law.

Our Advisors

Mr. Ong Kian Min
Mr. Ong is currently a lawyer practicing as a consultant with Singapore law firm Drew & Napier LLC and also serves as an independent non-executive director of several companies listed on the Singapore stock exchange. He has more than 25 years of experience in corporate and commercial law. Mr. Ong also served as an elected member of parliament in Singapore from January 1997 to April 2011.

Mr. Cheo Chai Hong
Mr. Cheo possesses more than three decades of experience in banking. Mr. Cheo served as Managing Director of Group Credit (Middle Market) & Corporate Planning & Strategy at United Overseas Bank and was also MD in DBS Bank’s Institutional Banking Department. Mr. Cheo was also a Director of Philippines’ BDO Unibank and served as a non-executive director of Avaplas Ltd prior to its merger with Venture Corporation.

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