Ellen Lee


Ellen Lee is a Director at N2Growth Executive Search in Singapore. Ellen started in the search industry in 2006 and since then she’s recruited some of the best bankers in Southeast Asia. From the front office to middle office, for Global and Asian investment and corporate banking clients. In 2007, she began to focus on risk management as her domain’s function specialization, which comprises Credit, Market, Operational, and Quantitative Finance.

Her main risk professional placements include Chief Risk Officers (CRO), Chief Credit Officers (CCO), Chief Operating Officers (COO), Heads of Risk Advisory (Global / Regional), Heads of Market Risk (Global / Regional), and other senior risk bankers. Over the years, she also creatively presented a traditional form of candidates for newly introduced risk management roles by Global and Asian regulators, such as benchmark submission.

Other than Singapore, she recruits regionally throughout Asia. For instance, Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Jakarta giving her a strong sense of working with diversified financial clients and candidates. Additionally, she is well-versed in engaging senior bankers and professionals in areas of Global and Asian regulatory risk policies. Her sourcing network also covers London, New York, and Hong Kong financial hubs. In N2Growth, she continues her focus in the Financial Services industry while also serving the Healthcare sector, targeting C-level suites and other financial executives.

Prior to entering the field of Executive Search, Ellen was in the public relations industry in Sydney where she managed the full spectrum of public relations for the financial sector. After spending 5 years in Australia, she returned to Singapore to join an American bank with a key role in liaising with marketing & compliance departments. In two years, she moved to the consumer products department to promote various mutual funds and insurance plans and managed multi-million portfolios.

Ellen holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree, majoring in Marketing & Management, from the University of Curtin Technology, Australia.