Suraj Mishra

Suraj Mishra
Chief Executive Officer, aprikot knowledge

Entrepreneur, Consultant, Creative Trainer, Keynote Speaker and Author.

Suraj (50). CEO with +25 years of executive leadership experience in financial services in Asian and Middle Eastern markets including India, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia and the UAE. He has been a retail banker, a private banker, a financial advisor, an insurance specialist, an asset manager and a wealth manager.

Retired from corporate life in 2011. He has since been active on the conference and training circuit as keynote speaker and passionate trainer. His ability to explain a complex financial concepts in layman’s language, makes him a sought after speaker and trainer. He seeks to inspire and to educate individuals to better understand asset management, wealth management, life insurance and financial products.

A global citizen, having lived in five different countries, has now made Singapore his home. A certified financial planner, a chartered wealth manager and an MBA in finance.

Professional Experience

  • CEO – Prudential Fund Management Berhad, Malaysia (now East Spring)
  • CEO – Prudential Asset Management, Singapore (now East Spring)
  • CEO – Prudential Asset Management, Dubai, UAE (now East Spring)
  • Head of Bancassurance (Asia) – Prudential Corporation Asia (Life Insurance)
  • Board Director for several regulated companies within the Prudential Group in Asia, Middle East, Luxembourg, Cayman Island & Mauritius.
  • Prior to joining Prudential in 1998, Suraj worked for 10 years in sales, marketing & products with various financial institutions including BNP, ING Private Banking, Templeton, Goldman Sachs joint venture in India - Kotak Securities and as a consultant with the World Bank.

Professional Qualifications

  • Master of Business Administration – UDC, Washington D.C.
  • Bachelors in Commerce (Honors) from University of Delhi, India.
  • CWM® (Chartered Wealth Manager®, AAFM USA)
  • MFP® (Master Financial Planner®, AAFM USA)