Growing Timber Series

Through these sessions, MAS will share key trends and developments in the financial sector workforce, so that as an industry we know where we are doing well and where we need to do better together.


MAS’ approach to the jobs and skills agenda is to create good jobs, grow the talent pipeline, and support the workforce in training and development so as to build a strong Singaporean core that will anchor and sustain our competitiveness as a financial centre.

Through the Growing Timber series, MAS, together with the Institute of Banking and Finance (IBF), will share key trends and developments in the financial sector workforce, and engender conversations and partnerships on developing our local workforce even as we remain open to complementary expertise and skills from abroad.

We want to:

  • share information on opportunities relating to jobs and skills;
  • hear from the industry’s workers the challenges they face in their professional development;
  • showcase success stories of upskilling and reskilling;
  • learn good human capital practices from experts and from one another; so that …

… together, we can transform Singapore’s financial sector workforce to be among the best globally. 

Recent Event

Career Fair: Shaping an International Financial Centre and Workforce x Singapore Financial Forum (SgFF)

The inaugural SgFF, co-organised by IBF, EDB, SGN and MAS was opened with the Growing Timber keynote by Mr Ravi Menon, Managing Director of MAS, and Chairman of IBF. The event also featured panel discussions with industry leaders on key developments and outlook in FinTech, Sustainable Finance and Wealth Management, as well as new and exciting opportunities from across the financial sector.

19-20 May 2022

“Growing timber is a long-term commitment. So is the jobs and skills effort - creating job opportunities, fostering job readiness, and supporting job retention. The efforts take time to bear fruit. But with persistence and an enterprising spirit, we will create a lush forest: a world-class financial sector workforce ready for the future.”
Mr Ravi Menon, Managing Director, MAS, and Chairman, IBF at “Growing Timber” MAS-IBF Webinar Series on 26 November 2020