MFE Alumni Interview
Lynn Ng, a graduate of the pioneer cohort of the MFE program, joined ING in 2007 and is currently responsible for ING’s Commodities, Food and Agri sectors globally. She works actively with her global teams spread across Europe, Americas and Asia Pacific, to provide financial solutions for the Commodities Value Chain, i.e. the producers, and processors of Metals, Minerals, Food & Agri, including the traders of all commodities (Energy, Metals, Minerals and Agri).
Lynn started her career as a management trainee with Standard Chartered Bank, before joining the commodity finance sector, working in international commodity banks like Rabobank and Fortis. A Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) graduate from the National University of Singapore, with Dean’s Distinction, Lynn went on to study her Masters of Science in Financial Engineering from the same university, from 1999 to 2001.
What motivated you to pursue a Master’s Degree in Financial Engineering?
I wanted to do a postgraduate degree that would differentiate myself from the peers (most of whom went for an MBA), and financial derivatives was a fairly new field at the time. I had wanted to learn more about this, to see if it was something that could be used to help my corporate clients manage/mitigate their risks.
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