Bernard heads the Financial Markets Development Department, as well as the Payments and Technology Solutions Office within the FinTech & Innovation Group, in the Monetary Authority of Singapore.
The Financial Markets Development Department aims to promote a vibrant financial market in Singapore, bringing together sell-side capital market solutions and non-market-based financing such as infrastructure and trade finance with buy-side asset management and insurance companies. Within the FinTech & Innovation Group, the Payments and Technology Solutions Office aims to foster a sound and innovative payments and technology ecosystem through a progressive and risk-based regulatory framework and support public-private partnerships.
From 2013 to 2015, Bernard headed the International Department, which oversees MAS’ international and regional co-operation. From 2007 to 2013, Bernard headed the Monetary Management Division. In his six years there, Bernard was responsible for implementing Singapore’s monetary policy operations in the foreign exchange market, managing the Singapore dollar money market, as well as developing the government securities market.
Bernard graduated from Columbia University in New York. He earned his Bachelor of the Arts in Political Science and Master of Public Administration between 1997 and 2001. He has two corgis, aged 6 and 12.