Chan Ying Jian, BreadTalk

Chan Ying Jian, Group Chief Financial Officer, BreadTalk.
BreadTalk
Chan Ying Jian, Group Chief Financial Officer, BreadTalk.

Chan Ying Jian is Group CFO, responsible for the corporate finance and treasury, shared services, reporting, tax, legal and risk-management functions across the businesses. He also concurrently heads the information technology function and is the country manager of BreadTalk's North China business.

Ying Jian works alongside the Group CEO and Division CEOs on all group- and division-level investments, mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures. He also fronts the investor relations efforts. Prior to this, he was financial controller of the Food Atrium Division. In 2018 Ying Jian was awarded the Rising Star (Professional Accountants in Business) Award by the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants for his strong leadership and achievement as a young accounting and finance professional.

Prior to joining the Group, Ying Jian was vice president of Equity Research with J.P. Morgan Securities Singapore, serving as sector head of agri-commodities and consumer staples for the ASEAN region. As an analyst, Ying Jian was well regarded within the investment community for his thought leadership and actionable research ideas. He was named the Top Earnings Estimator for the retail and consumer products sector at the 2012 Thomson Reuters Analyst Awards, and was the Top Stock Picker in the same sector in 2014.

Ying Jian graduated summa cum laude from the Singapore Management University with a dual degree in business management and accounting. He is also a Chartered Accountant of Singapore and a Chartered Financial Analyst.