The Asian Financial Leaders Programme (AFLP), initiated by the Monetary Authority Singapore (MAS), has the strategic intent of developing a core of senior Asian financial leaders amongst their corporations’ top leadership.

The AFLP equips senior financial leaders aspiring to take on global or regional leadership roles with the knowledge and capabilities to operate effectively across business, economic and regulatory environments.

Since its launch in June 2015 by President Tharman Shanmugaratnam at the 42nd Annual Dinner of Association of Banks in Singapore, the AFLP has attracted distinguished participants from renowned financial institutions (FIs). Their participation has greatly enriched the programme, fostering collaboration and driving growth in the Asian financial industry.

Who Should Attend?

AFLP welcomes senior executives of FIs in Asia to apply. Typical applicants include CEOs, C-1, C-2 leaders of banks, insurance companies, investment & PE firms, asset & fund managers, policymaking & regulatory bodies, and REIT managers.

Key Benefits

  • Strengthened ability to understand the complexities of regional and global economic landscapes
  • Confidence to lead across cultures and reconcile dilemmas and competing values
  • Deep understanding of operating, regulatory trends and risks for FIs to operate profitably in SE Asia and China
  • Broadened perspectives on innovation, technology and leadership to maintain competitive edge as high-performing FIs
  • The privilege to be part of HCLI’s alumni network of senior leaders across the region and beyond

Programme Experience

The 21-day programme spans 10 months across 3 continents and 5 countries. There are 6 modules, consisting of highly customised content for Asian financial sector, which leverages cutting-edge knowledge from world-class faculty. The programme includes visits to companies, meetings with practitioners and closed door dialogues with regulators in various geographies.

The AFLP provides excellent global networking opportunities. Participants receive five certificates from renowned international institutions upon completion of the programme.

Module 1

25-28 Nov 2024

Human Capital Leadership Institute

Module 2A

27-29 Jan 2025

San Francisco

Module 2B

10-14 Mar 2025


Module 3A

10-12 Jun 2025

Location Subject to Change

Module 3B

13-15 May 2025

Tsinghua University

Module 4

15-18 Jul 2025

Singapore Management University

Fees & Funding

Programme Fee

SGD 50,000 per participant (subject to GST)

The programme fee excludes:

  • Travel
  • Accommodation

    Singapore citizens who are sponsored by their FIs and complete the programme by 31 December 2025 are eligible for 50% subsidy of the programme fee under the Asian Financial Leaders Scheme (AFLS), subject to a cap of $25,000.

    Please write to afls@ibf.org.sg for enquiries on funding eligibility.

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