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Eddie Lee
Role : Co-founder / Group CEO
Company : New Union
Gender : Female

Mr. Eddie Lee is currently the Group CEO of New Union Holding. He is responsible for overseeing the business performance of its offices across Singapore, Taiwan, Cambodia and Philippines. New Union has grown to be Singapore’s largest alternate financing platform. Across the Asia region, New Union has funded over SGD 2 billion to businesses. Eddie started his technology solutions company in 1998 and had successfully sold it off for a seven figure sum in 2014 so that he may focus on his interests in the Fintech industry. During this short span of sixteen years, he was nominated as the most inspiring entrepreneur by the Spirit of Enterprise Singapore and awarded the 2012 Promising SME 500 Award by the Small Medium Business Association Singapore. In 2011, the Straits Times, Singapore’s national newspaper, ran a special report on Eddie for his inspirational rags-to-riches story on how he overcame his social plight in order to build his business to greater heights. He was credited for his perseverance in growing his company revenue seven-fold in seven years with only a small team of eighteen employees. Being at the forefront of the Fintech scene, Eddie is often invited to speak at eminent Business Forums and Fintech events across Asia. As an entrepreneur who built his fortune from scratch, he makes time for Singapore’s top education institutes (including but not limited to the National University of Singapore, Temasek Polytechnic, Ngee Ann Polytechnic and Singapore Polytechnic) to support their educational and mentoring curriculum. Eddie also assists the University of Cambridge’s Centre for Alternative Finance with several research papers on the said topic. In whatever spare time he can eke out of his busy schedule, he dives into his lifetime passion for Muay Thai kickboxing. He has been training in this sport for more than twenty years and was once a part of the Singapore National team for kickboxing in 1998.