Deputy MLRO Of UAE at Paxos

Wee Siang Lee has a diverse work experience in various industries. Starting in 2013, they worked as a Finance Intern at Ogilvy & Mather. In 2014, they then served as a Sustainability Risk Intern at HSBC. The following year, in 2015, they worked as a Summer Analyst at HSBC Private Bank.

In 2016, Wee Siang joined Kantar Consulting as an Analyst. Wee Siang stayed at the company until 2017. That same year, they started working at Credit Suisse as part of the Financial Crime Compliance team, specifically in APAC Private Banking Due Diligence. In 2018, they transitioned to Financial Crime Compliance, focusing on APAC Controls Testing and Assurance. Wee Siang held this role until 2019 when they moved to FCC Surveillance.

Wee Siang's most recent experience is with Paxos, where they began as a Compliance Associate in December 2020. Wee Siang then became the Interim Singapore MLRO from September to December 2021. Currently, they hold the position of Singapore Compliance Lead & MLRO, starting in January 2022.

Throughout their career, Wee Siang has acquired certifications such as CAMS, CRC, CISC, CAFCA, and CGSS.

Wee Siang Lee has a strong educational background in business administration and finance. From 2012 to 2016, they attended the National University of Singapore, where they obtained a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a major in Finance. Wee Siang graduated with Honors and received the Highest Distinction.

In 2014 and 2015, they participated in the Student Exchange Program at the Texas McCombs School of Business, further expanding their knowledge and experiences in the field.

Before attending university, Wee Siang Lee attended National Junior College from 2008 to 2009. Prior to that, they completed their secondary education at Catholic High School from 2003 to 2007.

In addition to their academic achievements, Wee Siang Lee has obtained several certifications related to their profession. Wee Siang is a Certified Global Sanctions Specialist, a certification obtained from ACAMS in July 2022. Wee Siang also holds certifications from Chainalysis Inc., including the Chainalysis Investigation Specialist Certification obtained in December 2021 and the Chainalysis Reactor Certification obtained in October 2021.

Wee Siang Lee is a Certified AML Fintech Compliance Associate (CAFCA), certified by ACAMS in August 2021. Furthermore, they are a member of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists.

Additionally, Wee Siang Lee has acquired various certifications related to the financial industry. These include CMFAS M1B - Rules and Regulations for Dealing in Securities (Non SGX-ST Members), CMFAS M3 - Rules & Regulations for Fund Management, and Client Advisor Competency Standards (CACS) Paper 1 - Legislation, Regulation & Industry Codes of Practice. These certifications were obtained from IBFSG - The Institute of Banking & Finance Singapore.

To further enhance their knowledge in governance, risk, and compliance, Wee Siang Lee obtained the ICA Advanced Certificate in Governance, Risk and Compliance from the International Compliance Association, earning a distinction.

Overall, Wee Siang Lee's education history and certifications have equipped him with a strong foundation in business administration, finance, and compliance.



  • Deputy MLRO Of UAE

    February 1, 2024 - present

  • Singapore Compliance Lead & MLRO

    January, 2022

  • Interim Singapore MLRO

    September, 2021

  • Compliance Associate

    December, 2020

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