MEET OUR SINGAPORE TEAM
Grishma Kewada, Country Manager
Grishma Kewada serves as the Country Manager for Coface's Singapore branch, where she has been with Coface since 2019. With her previous positions as Regional Head of Commercial Operations and Regional Head of Risk Management, Grishma has acquired a vast knowledge and comprehension of the business.
She boasts over 16 years of experience in both investment banking and insurance, having previously worked at JP Morgan, Credit Suisse, Allianz, and Prudential. Grishma has lived and worked in Singapore, Thailand, and China.
Peter Elder, Head of Commercial, Singapore
As the Head of Commercial at Coface Singapore, Peter Elder is responsible for the development and execution of commercial strategy for Business Development and Account Management teams. He oversees the provision of Credit Insurance services for global and national clients with their domestic and export requirements.
With extensive experience in trade credit insurance and client servicing, Peter joined Coface UK in 2018 looking after global clients and financial institutions.
Prior to joining Coface, Peter was a Commercial Underwriter at Credendo, with a focus on Export Credit Insurance across the Middle East and Africa.
Peter's professional journey began at Aon as a Broker, managing a global IT and Media portfolio of clients and their Trade Credit Insurance requirements.
Hui Giap, CFO, South East Asia and India Region
Ong Hui Giap serves as the CFO for the Southeast Asia & India Region, and is a key player in business planning and budgeting, stress testing, own risk and solvency assessments (ORSA), business continuity management, and internal controls. Her responsibilities also extend to overseeing management and regulatory reporting, investment and cash management, finance operations, procurement procedures, and matters related to corporate tax laws and regulations.
With almost two decades of experience in financial reporting, finance operations, corporate governance, internal audit, and external audit in the general and life insurance industries, she is a highly experienced professional.
Russil Flores, Head of Claims, South East Asia
With 16 years of service in Coface, Russil Flores is presently serving as the Senior Claims Manager in Coface Singapore. She has gained expertise of 9 years while working with the Credit Report Production and Enhanced Information team. Russil's current responsibility includes managing claims for the Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Philippines markets.
Before joining Coface, she held the position of Research Manager at Thomson Financial in the Philippines.
Lewyn Lee, Head of Risk Underwriting, South East Asia
Lewyn Lee is the Head of Risk Underwriting, South East Asia based in Singapore. He manages the underwriting teams and is responsible for risk underwriting and portfolio risk management for Southeast Asia. Lewyn joined Coface in 2013 as an Assistant Risk Underwriting Manager and gradually took on primary underwriting responsibilities for the Singapore, Vietnam, and Thailand markets.
He also completed a successful short-term assignment with the senior expert team at the headquarters in Paris. Before joining Coface, Lewyn worked with International Enterprise Singapore, a Singapore government agency. He managed the Loan Insurance Scheme (LIS) and Loan Insurance Scheme Plus (LIS+), which are nationwide programs aimed at encouraging banks to extend trade facilities to SMEs.