Teik Heng Tan, Executive Director, the Investment Innovation Institute [i3]linkedin

Teik Heng Tan is the Founder and Executive Director of the Investment Innovation Institute [i3]. He is passionate about providing quality education and thought leadership for investment professionals.

Teik has more than 25 years’ experience in the events and media industries across the Asia-Pacific region, specialising in financial markets and investment management.

Before establishing [i3], he held senior management roles with global media and event production companies such as Euromoney Institutional Investor, AIC Worldwide, Conexus Financial etc across Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia.

During the initial dot-com boom in 1990’s, he also had the opportunity to experience the ‘life and death’ of an Asian internet venture compressed in 18 months.

Teik holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting with Honours from the Nanyang Technological University (Singapore).

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Wouter Klijn is Director of Content at the Investment Innovation Institute [i3] and in this capacity he supports the development of agendas for [i3]’s educational programs.

Wouter joined [i3] in January 2016 and established a dedicated publication for the institute, named [i3] Insights. He is responsible for developing, maintaining and populating both the publication and editorial section of the institute’s website. Before joining [i3], he was the Founding Editor of theinstoreport, an online publication for the institutional and superannuation sectors in Australia, which was launched in March 2013.

Until October 2012, he was the Editor of the Morningstar-owned publication Investor Weekly, during which he wrote extensively about the funds management and superannuation industries in Australia. He has also written on financial planning issues for IFA magazine between 2008 and 2010 as a senior journalist.

Wouter started working in finance journalism in 2001, writing about listed companies on the Euronext stock market in Amsterdam, focusing on financials and insurance companies, while also covering the Dutch pension funds and technology companies.

He holds a Master’s degree in Cultural Anthropology and a postgraduate degree in Journalism, both from the University of Amsterdam

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Sophie Djura has held the role of Operations Director with the Investment Innovation Institute [i3] since May 2017. In this role, Sophie is responsible for the oversight of event and business operations for [i3]’s Australian and Asia-Pacific programs.

Prior to joining [i3], Sophie spent six years as an institutional relationship management associate with global asset management firm, T. Rowe Price.

Other roles include nine years with the Carlson Group of Companies, a privately-owned US based hospitality group, with hotel, travel, marketing, restaurant and cruise divisions. Sophie has also held several roles in Human Resources and Events & Communications, including regional Asia Pacific positions .

Originally from the UK, Sophie has lived and worked in Australia for 25 years.