Shirley Crystal Chua
Founder and Group CEO of Golden Equator Group
In a lot of the work she does, Shirley Crystal is led by a singular purpose – to invest in the future for the next generation. Golden Equator, in fact, is a holding group of businesses covering finance, consulting and workspace sectors, driven by the pillars of community, technology, capital and learning. The company runs a NextGen Programme that aims to revolutionise wealth preservation by moulding next-generation members of business families into future leaders through a highly customised curriculum across various industries like finance, wealth development, entrepreneurship and leadership development.
In addition, she is deeply involved in entrepreneurial and start-up communities as an investor, sitting on the group’s Investment Committee for private capital and venture investments. She is also a trusted adviser to ultra- high-net-worth families and individuals in areas of holistic legacy preservation and planning. Passionate about grooming young female leaders and entrepreneurs, she is a member of the Financial Women’s Association where she mentors women in finance, and also personally spends time performance-coaching young leaders to help them reach their full potential.
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