Board of Advisors – Welcoming Mr. David Lee


Jewel Paymentech is extremely pleased to welcome Mr. David Lee to our Board of Advisors.

David spent 25 years in Visa International holding various senior positions including Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer and the appointment of President for the Asia Pacific Region in 2008. He then spent 7 years in Shanghai with China UnionPay as Special Advisor to Chairman & Senior Management followed and subsequently as Chief Cooperation Officer of Union International.

David Lee is a fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (ACCA) and graduated from the Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program.

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19 Jan / 2018

2017 – accelerated learnings for a stellar startup year

Spending a good number of years in large corporations in both technical and client facing roles, I thought I had seen it all and I could handle any challenges thrown at me.

Startups should be a walk in the park right?

2017 proved that I was wrong on both fronts. I had not seen it all. And I certainly didn’t have the answers to everything at my fingertips. As a company, we had to respond rapidly to solve to people, process and technology challenges. From project delays to talent acquisition to HR issues, we saw it all this year.

I had to learn to juggle. Prioritize in a heartbeat. Learned new subjects. Figured ways to make things better.. and more importantly, faster. I personally had to overcome my fear of failure that life throws at us every now and then.

As challenging as 2017 was, it was by any measure a stellar year that any young startup could have wished for. Our client list multiplied, our technology leapfrogged, we filed multiple patents, expanded overseas and most importantly, grew a core team of bright, passionate and determined individuals who are looking to make their mark in reshaping ePayments.

Einstein once said: “It’s not that I’m smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer”. While I’m very certain that Mr. Albert was being humble when he said it about himself, he was spot on with regards to solving real problems. There isn’t any shortcuts in life and we have to be steadfast, resourceful and patient.

There’s a lot of work that needs to be done in our quest to make ePayments smarter, faster and safer. We will have to continue to put our heart and soul into making our products better and ultimately make our clients successful in their payments business.

The road to success isn’t always straight or paved. What I’m certain however, is that we will look back to 2017 as the year that thought us how to scale as a startup and the year that laid the foundation required to be a uniroach.

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02 Jan / 2018

Laptops and Flipflops

As one of the remaining two kampongs in Singapore, the island of Pulau Ubin is just a 15-minute boat ride away from the mainland. Whether you’re a nature lover or thrill seeker, the island is bursting with hidden treasures just waiting to be uncovered – from the abundant wildlife to mountainous bike trails and the steep, rocky Puaka Hill.

At the start of December 2017, a team of Jewel Paymentech employees took a break from the daily grind to tackle an island looping cycling challenge. By immersing themselves in this unique environment, they were able to gather new perspectives and refresh their inspiration for innovation.

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Team Photo

Back to the nature

Cycling – Back to the nature

Motivating our employees to be the best versions of themselves is one of our top priorities. We know that our employees naturally feed from each others knowledge, grow their skills and inspire those around them. By taking the team away from the office for brainstorming sessions we’ve found that we’ve been able to:

  • Gain a fresh perspective – A change of scenery can make a huge difference when brainstorming new ideas – a new place can refresh the mind.
  • Create a networking dynamic – People who wouldn’t normally have the opportunity to work together can productively collaborate.  
  • Cultivate a bonding experience – Being away from the office environment is a shared experience that creates a stronger team.

The thoughts, ideas and opinions of our teams are what makes Jewel Paymentech tick, which is why we strive to create as many opportunities for our people to share their point of view, completely unfiltered. Our journey to Pulau Ubin created the opportunity to come together in a more relaxed environment, so we could get to know each other beyond our job titles.

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19 Dec / 2017