Gary Chia

Partner, Financial Services Advisory

KPMG in Singapore

Gary is a Partner with KPMG in Singapore and heads the Financial Risk Management practice. He has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry and has led various advisory assignments including helping financial institutions establish a presence in Singapore, as well as carrying out compliance and regulatory reviews and conducting internal audits for banks and capital markets intermediaries. Notable assignments include the review of financial benchmark rate setting submission processes for several global banks, risk and control framework reviews of the private banking arm of two global banks, as well as forensic fraud investigations (including cyber security intrusions) of several banks. Besides his role as a practice leader for regulatory compliance, Gary has also been working closely with the financial services industry and regulators in the area of financial technology. A notable project led by Gary included a collaboration with three banks to successfully deliver a proof of concept using blockchain technology for client onboarding. He was also the lead Partner driving industry discussions on the possible establishment of an eKYC utility in Singapore. Gary is also a subject matter expert on the topic of regulatory reporting digitalization, and has led the development of an end-to-end integrated regulatory reporting platform that provides financial operations and technology support to assist banks in Singapore with their regulatory reporting submissions.


  • Advisory
  • Financial Services
  • Strategy