Appointment will help drive NRI’s regional expansion and client engagement in Singapore
SINGAPORE, Sept. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Nomura Research Institute Singapore Pte. Ltd. (NRI Singapore) has hired Sandy Gwee as a Principal Consultant focused on Energy and Smart Cities.
Gwee’s appointment, effective 3 August 2020, is part of NRI’s ongoing strategy to expand its footprint and client base in ASEAN. Her main responsibilities will include advising clients in energy investment and divestment, market and technology assessment, strategy development, feasibility and due-diligence support, as well as deal origination.
Gwee is based in Singapore and reports to Kazauki Ohara, President of NRI Singapore and Head of Consulting. She has close to 20 years of experience in the energy and renewables space in Asia Pacific, holding previous roles in strategy and investment at leading corporations such as Shell and Halliburton. She has also spent many years with major and boutique consulting firms assisting energy players in growth strategy, M&A due-diligence and full-scope of feasibility studies covering commercial/economics, technical and environmental aspects of large capital projects.
Gwee graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Statistics and Political Science. She also holds an MBA in Finance and Management from the Questrom School of Business, Boston University.
Commenting on her appointment, Kazauki Ohara said, “The addition of Gwee to the NRI Singapore team is a real boost to our regional capabilities in the green economy. We are seeing increased demand for our expertise in smart city development and green technology in ASEAN and having Gwee on board, with her strong experience and track record, will help us to meet this demand.”
“As more countries and organisations adopt greener practices, an integrated approach to smart city development is growing in importance. Joining NRI Singapore will enable me to work closely with clients across the ASEAN region to support their energy transition and portfolio optimisation needs so we can all work towards a greener future.” Gwee said.
NRI has been in Singapore for over eight years and consists of three divisions: consulting, financial IT solutions, and industrial IT solutions. As part of the wider NRI Group, Japan’s first private think tank, NRI Singapore’s high-quality and cutting-edge services have earned the continuous trust of its clients, inclusive of governmental organisations and multi-national companies.
About NRI Singapore
Along with the company reorganization in Asia Pacific region, founded on 1st April 2015 as a business company to take over the business function from NRI APAC which started from 1984 and has now become a pure holding company. NRI SG provides services including IT solutions, investigation, and both management and IT consulting to help clients to start up, expand and strengthen their business in Southeast Asia.
For more information, please see the NRI website.