Dr Chua Hak Bin is a senior economist with Maybank Kim Eng, covering Singapore and macro thematics. He was formerly a Consultant at GIC and Head of Emerging Asia and ASEAN Economics at Bank of America Merrill Lynch for about six years. Dr Chua has also worked as a Strategist and Economist at Citigroup, Deutsche Private Wealth Management, DBS Bank and RHB Bank. Prior to joining the private sector, Dr Chua was with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) for about six years, heading the external economies, financial surveillance and planning, policy and communications divisions. In Kuala Lumpur, he was overseeing corporate finance for a listed property, construction and plantation company. Dr Chua holds a PhD in Economics from Harvard University, and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Brown University. He was a Visiting Lecturer in International Economics at Yale University for a year after completing his PhD.