David HEW,
MBA, LLM, LLB (Hons)

Mr. Hew initiated and wrote the business plan that created APCA, the association, in 1992, which he co-founded with others in February 1994. He was its Secretary General from 1994 until the association’s voluntary dissolution in 2004.

He is an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore and is also a consultant specialising in Countertrade, Offset and Structured Finance with over 30 years of post qualification experience.  He has worked in Canada, Kuwait, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippine, Russian Federation, Singapore, South Africa, Sultanate of Oman, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates and Vietnam. The total dollar value of the portfolio of projects, which Mr. Hew had worked on to date exceeds US$7 billion.

Mr. Hew has acted as expert to UNCTAD and consultant to UNESCAP.  He has and continues to forge strong ties in Asia with international agencies, governmental authorities throughout Asia, Asian private corporations as well as multinational corporations doing business in Asia.

Mr. Hew has led several workshops on Countertrade, Offset and Structured Finance and has lectured worldwide in these disciplines. His articles on these subjects have been published in several Asian publications as well as Euromoney’s Trade Finance and Jane’s Defense.  He had taught a course on the “Legal Aspects of International Business” for Singapore’s Professional Engineers and Certified Public Accountants in their continuing professional development program.

Mr. Hew completed compulsory military service as a combat officer in an armoured battalion. “World News”, a UK publication presented Mr. Hew its Hall of Fame Countertrade and Offset Lifetime Achievement Award in 1996, “in recognition of his great vision, business acumen and dedicated services to Countertrade and Offset“.