Who We Are

Our Team

We have assembled a team of professionals from diverse backgrounds with a combined professional experience of over *25 years in areas such as private banking and wealth management.

The team offers a unique collection of experience, time-proven insights, stress-tested strategies, and the desire to provide SOFOS’s clientele with innovative and highly effective financial advisory solutions.

Albert Tan-Lienhart

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer

Albert first founded SOFOS on 2 May 2008. In over *19 years of experience in the private wealth management industry, he worked at United Overseas Bank (UOB) and Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited (OCBC), before his stint at Guardian Wealth Management as Chief Executive Officer.

Thereafter, he established SOFOS, successfully launching and managing more than *18 portfolios in private equity funds. He has accounted for more than *US$250 million worth of assets under his charge, having matured and closing many of these portfolios. These private equity funds have been involved with various projects in sectors of real estate, new technology and commodity.

Timothy Teo

Director, Chief Investment Officer

Timothy has more than *18 years of investment experience spanning across portfolio management, private equity and venture capital. He spent 10 years in Amundi Singapore, where he managed Assets Under Management (AUM) of US$900 million in ASEAN regional equities, and Indonesia and Thailand country funds.

FUND MANAGEMENT

Johnson Tang

Chairman, SOFOS Infrastructure Investment

Mr Tang has more than 30 years of experience in environmental engineering solutions and project management in Singapore and the region. He was the CEO of UES Holdings. Under his experience and ability, he steered projects of EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction), DBO (Design-Build-Operate), DBOO, DB (Design-Build) and BOT (Build-Operate-Transfer) bases, allowing it to deliver one-stop environmental engineering solutions to customers and expand beyond its core capability in water-related projects including treatment of municipal water and waste water, desalination, water reuse and recycling, He has also ventured into the renewable energy sector and completed its first biomass co-generation plant at Gardens by the Bay in 2011, as well as its first aquaculture project at Marine Life Park, Resorts World Sentosa in 2012. The most significant project in recent years is the Design-Build-Own-Operate (DBOO) of NEWater Plant, Singapore’s fifth NEWater plant and the second in Changi which commenced operations in November 2016.

In 2016, Mr Tang led UESH to receive the IAIR Award and was named Company of the Year for Leadership (M&E Engineering Services /South East Asia). In 2017, under Mr Tang’s stewardship, UESH received the BEI Asia Awards 2017 for ACRA Eco-Green Outstanding Leadership Award. In 2018, Mr. Tang was appointed Advisor for Koh Brothers Eco Engineering Ltd. In 2019, he was appointed chairman of the SOFOS Infrastructure Investment Fund SPC.

Ernie Yap

Director, Alternative investment

Ernie has more than *14 years of experience in the financial industry under his belt, handling high net worth (private banking) clients in United Overseas Bank (UOB), Development Bank of Singapore, and private investment holdings firms. In addition, he also has more than *6 years’ experience managing infrastructure projects in emerging economies within countries such as Vietnam. His portfolio includes solar energy, drinking water systems and waste water treatment projects.

MANAGED ACCOUNTS

Alan Xiong

Senior Director, Head of Wealth Management

Holding a vast depth of over *14 years’ experience in the wealth management industry and a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) license, Alan amassed diverse insights and knowledge working at Citibank, and the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC), and Credit Suisse Group as a former private banker.

Luke Wang

Director, Portfolio Manager

Luke has more than *8 years of banking experience in the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation and ANZ, focusing on areas of account acquisition and portfolio management for high net worth clients. Luke holds a Master of Business Administration degree, and is also a certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM).

Chew Yeow Tiong

Director, Senior Portfolio Manager

Chew has more than 18 years in the banking and finance industry. He started as a Citibank Relationship Manager, to a HSBC Offshore Senior Treasury Officer, to a Private Banker in UBS and to a Market Head for Indonesian and Malaysian Markets in HSBC Offshore, OCBC Offshore, UOB Private, VP Bank and Bank J Safra Sarasin.