Having been in private banking and corporate finance for more than a decade, Sherman Ng brings important investment and financing expertise that enables him to create and identify viable investment opportunities in the media industry.
Sherman is a Council Member of the Southeast Asian Audio-Visual Association (SAAVA). He was part of the Organising Committee for the Singapore Film Market 2016, a panelist at Broadcast Asia 2016 where he spoke on the topic of Film Financing, and will be speaking at the Asean International Film Festival 2017.
As a producer, Sherman focuses on creating values-based content that inspires audiences worldwide. He is Executive Producer and Producer of 100 Yards, a Singapore-Philippines-USA co-production. Slated to be released globally in the first half of 2018, the movie stars Hollywood actor Sean Patrick Flanery and one of Singapore’s leading actresses Rebecca Lim. He is also Writer and Producer of the mixed martial arts film Hidden Star, which is currently in development.
Combining his passion for inspirational content with his acumen for finance, Sherman is currently developing a media fund that will invest in value-based content. With an eye on the future and a finger on the pulse of what’s trending, he enjoys forward-looking projects that converge at the intersection of music, film, culture, media, technology and finance.
As a connector, Sherman relates well with visionaries, entrepreneurs, entertainers, creative professionals and techies, and is able to bring potential partners and resources together for deals and projects of mutual interest. With a keen eye for identifying strategic business opportunities, Sherman has done business in various countries including China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Austria, United Kingdom and the United States.
Huang Rui Lin
Rui Lin has more than 20 years’ experience in communications strategy, management and implementation. She has a well-honed instinct for identifying inspirational stories and for shaping narratives, whether in film or in print.
As a commissioning editor, Rui Lin has commissioned close to 40 short films, collaborating with filmmakers and like-minded partners to amplify stories of humanity, empathy and grit.
Her best contributions come from perceiving new possibilities, pursuing them and implementing them in the realm of reality – whether it is a story in seed form, an idea in infancy stage, or an emerging filmmaker who needs support and encouragement to go higher.
Rui Lin’s greatest strengths come into play when delivering projects that are strategic and transformational in nature, and which actualise possibilities not evident previously. A firm believer in the power of collaboration, Rui Lin enjoys connecting the dots to create win-win partnerships, amplify meaningful causes and to create social capital.
Joshua Aaron Goh
Joshua has extensive hands-on experience providing support for media projects, live events and screenings.
He is also a talented musician and has composed music for the soundtrack of the movie, 100 Yards, which stars one of Singapore’s leading actresses, Rebecca Lim.
Lucas Chow worked with Hewlett Packard for 20 years before assuming CEO appointments in SingTel Mobile, MediaCorp and Far East Orchard. In SingTel, Singapore’s largest mobile operator and Asia’s leading communications group, Lucas was appointed CEO of SingTel Mobile, Executive Vice-President (Consumer Business) and Executive Vice-President (Corporate Business). He was instrumental in increasing SingTel’s broadband market share and driving regional expansion in the mobile business.
As CEO of MediaCorp, a leading media company in the region and the national broadcaster of Singapore, Lucas led the organization from 2005 to 2011 through some of its most challenging years, including the world recession that started in 2009. Under his leadership, the company not only weathered the financial storm but also emerged stronger in terms of stature and offerings. This included garnering several regional accolades, major product innovation and launches, strategic overseas investments, and the restructuring of MediaCorp’s sales and marketing division, integrating the efforts of TV, radio, print and interactive to provide a one-stop solution for advertisers.
During his tenure, MediaCorp launched major initiatives in the digital space. Lucas also served as the chairman of Smart Alliance, a regional broadcasters’ association, to cooperate along three areas — content, sales and marketing, and technology — and capitalise on the economies of scale and combined market that the region can offer. He was also the prime mover of MediaCorp’s corporate social responsibility programme.
At Far East Orchard, Lucas played a pivotal role in its transformative growth, seeing through various milestones to open new market platforms and transition the group into a major regional hospitality and property company, with the unique capability to both develop its own hospitality properties and operate a significant hospitality management business, as well as healthcare real estate. Under his leadership, Far East Orchard extended its footprint from its existing market position in Singapore and Malaysia, into Australia, China, Denmark, Germany, Hungary and New Zealand. In Singapore, the company operates the city-state’s largest hospitality portfolio.
Lucas also served as an Executive Director of Far East Organization from 2011 to 2014, providing strategic counsel on new business growth and brand development across the organization’s diverse portfolio.
An active leader in the business, media and telecommunications communities, Lucas chaired the Singapore Health Promotion Board for several years, and served on various other boards and advisory committees, including the Board of Trustees of the National University of Singapore, and chaired the NUS Entrepreneurship Committee. He received Singapore’s National Day Public Service Medal in 2015.