Lavan Thiru joined the Monetary Authority of Singapore in June 2006 and is currently its Chief Representative in the New York Representative Office. He assumed this role in November 2016. Previously, he was the head of the Financial Products and Investment Solutions Division, part of the Financial Markets Development Department of the Monetary Authority of Singapore. In that role, he oversaw the development of Singapore financial markets. He was also responsible for developing initiatives related to infrastructure and trade finance.
Mr. Thiru spent more than a year on secondment to Clifford Capital, a specialist provider of structured finance solutions established with support from the Government of Singapore, to act as a catalyst for companies that have a meaningful presence in Singapore, in support of their investments or exports overseas.
Mr. Thiru started his career in the Ministry of Finance, overseeing budget policy formulation for the various ministries. He then spent 10 years in tax policy formulation both in the Ministry of Finance and the Monetary Authority of Singapore.
Mr. Thiru graduated with an honours degree in business with a specialisation in financial analysis and obtained his MBA (accountancy) from Nanyang Technological University’s Nanyang Business School.