The CAMRI Advisory Council is chaired by the CAMRI Director, and comprises investment and financial industry professionals, as appointed by the CAMRI Director and approved by the Dean, NUS Business School.


  1. Joseph Cherian, Director of CAMRI (Chair)
  2. William Weng, Founding Partner and Chief Investment Officer, Shanghai Co-Win Shengyun Asset Management
  3. James Cheng, former Senior Advisor, Morgan Stanley Investment Management
  4. Robert Lewis, Managing Director, Novatera Capital
  5. Michael Syn, Executive Vice President and Head of Derivatives, Singapore Exchange Limited
  6. Eleanor Seet, President, Nikko Asset Management Asia
  7. Peng Chen, CEO, Dimensional Fund Advisors
  8. Prakash Kannan, Senior Vice President & Head of Total Portfolio Management, Economics and Investment Strategy Department, Government of Singapore Investment Corporation

Additionally, Professor Richard Allan Yeh serves as a Senior Advisor to CAMRI.

Advisory Council Terms of Reference 

Role of the Advisory Council

The Advisory Council (AC) will play the following roles:

a. The AC will provide operational guidance, and support to the CAMRI Director and staff in executing the Centre’s research, training, and educational activities, in accordance with the direction established by the Board of Directors.

b. The AC will advise CAMRI on relevant topics for applied research and consulting practicum projects as well as industry forums. This includes advising CAMRI on its major undertakings, including the ongoing development & improvement of CAMRI’s Investment Management & Trading Laboratory.

c. AC Members may directly participate in CAMRI-related activities as expert speakers, panelists, mentors, Consulting Practicum sponsors, advisors, or judges.

d. AC Members will serve as resource persons to cement a close relationship between CAMRI, NUS Business School and the financial industry.

Term Limits & Meetings

AC members are appointed by the CAMRI Director and approved by the Dean, NUS Business School, and shall serve a 3-year term, renewable twice. The Council will meet twice a year in person, and more frequently by email and tele- or video-conference. While Council meetings are expected to include the participation of all its Members, compelling personal or business reasons may preclude Members from participating in meetings. In such cases, and when the need arises, CAMRI will make every effort to include Members via tele- or video-conference during meetings.