A champion of gender equality, Noor Quek is a wealth-industry veteran

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Founder and CEO of wealth advisory firm NQ International, Noor Quek was one of the first female private bankers in Singapore. She started her career at Standard Chartered Merchant Bank as assistant manager for Singapore and Malaysia in its corporate finance division in 1974, which proved to be the springboard for various other roles in finance.

These include stints as deputy managing director at Rabobank Asia, business development director for Southeast Asia at GE Capital, and business development director for Southeast Asia at Citigroup Private Bank. She started NQ International in 2007; the firm provides strategies and solutions in wealth management, corporate restructuring, and mergers and acquisitions.

Quek is also a philanthropist, and was the co-founder of Singapore’s Breast Cancer Foundation; she served on its executive committee for 22 years in various capacities. She was also the former deputy co-chairperson of BoardAgender, an organisation promoting the advancement of more women into senior leadership roles and the boardroom. Quek considers music, especially performing for charity, as her biggest hobby.

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Quek co-established the Breast Cancer Foundation with some friends in 1997 after her own mother was diagnosed with the condition.  

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