On July 1, Yeo Lian Sim will join the Singapore Exchange Limited (SGX) as its new head of risk management and regulation group. Upon joining SGX, Yeo will also ascend to SGX's executive committee. Yeo replaces Alan Shaw, who has decided return to Australia in August.

Presently, Yeo is seconded from the Monetary Authority of Singapore to Temasek Holdings as managing director, capital resource management. Before assuming this role at Temasek, she was deputy managing director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and head of the market conduct group. In this role, Yeo provided senior management direction over key financial market conduct, consumer and developmental issues, while overseeing the regulation of the securities and futures markets and intermediaries. In addition, Yeo also chaired the payments and settlement committee at the MAS.

Her appointment as SGX's head of risk management and regulation group follows the recent hiring Linus Koh as its head of products and services group.

"I've enjoyed working at the MAS and gained from my stint at Temasek," says Yeo. "The SGX offers an opportunity to extend this experience and contribute to developing a secure and transparent marketplace, as well as strong relationships with industry players in the securities market.