Mun Wai was awarded the Singapore Government Overseas Merit Scholarship in 1979 and obtained a Bachelor of Economics from Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo in 1984 and a MSc Management from London Business School in 1992.
Starting his career in 1986 with the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation, he went on to work with global investment banks in Tokyo, London and HK and has helped more than 100 Asian companies in their IPOs and fundraising. In 1997, Mun Wai returned to Singapore and assumed the role of Managing Director of OCBC Securities where he championed the transformation of the stockbroking industry.
He is currently the founder and owner of his own private equity firm and has amassed extensive experience in venture capital and strategic advisory to SMEs and start-up companies. From his humble beginning in Chinatown and long working experiences overseas, Mun Wai has developed a good understanding of societies and how they are organised to bring about happiness to their people. He is proficient in three languages – English, Mandarin and Japanese.