Member of the Month Feb - Rachel Hind

Rachel Hind

This month we had the pleasure of speaking to Rachel HindFounder/CEO – Best Capital Advisory.

Briefly what is your role?

Since arriving in Singapore, I have established a subsidiary business, Best Capital Advisory focusing on sourcing Singaporean investment primarily from High Net Worth (HNW’s) and family offices into commercial property and retail developments in Australia/NZ.  I have also been working with local tech start-ups who are seeking international investors and partners.

Any advice for doing business in Singapore and/or the region?

Network, network, network.  I have found connecting with industry leaders, peers and complete strangers in Singapore a lot easier than back in Aus/NZ, just reach out via Linked in and ask to know more about a person’s product/offering/business, I have not had any declines yet!

When did you move to Singapore? Where from? 

I moved at the end of July 2021 from Sydney Australia, I am a true expat having lived in Australia, London and NZ.  Don’t mention the Hotel quarantine we had to do coming into Singapore last July, 2 weeks with husband & 2 children…..a memory I would rather forget!

Where were you born? What country do you call home? 

I was born in Henderson Auckland, Gen X (without giving too much away).  I always call NZ home, my home city is Wellington, went to Victoria University of Wellington for 5 years 1994-1999 (LLB/B.Com) however my family now lives in Lake Okareka.

What do you like most about Singapore?

I love the diversity of cultures, the ease and efficiency of getting around, the heat, the global opportunities, and the fact that I am now working in a top global financial & technology hub.

What do you do to relax? I like to regularly meditate, and we live near MacRitchie Reservoir/Bukit Timah nature reserve so am a regular on these walks either solo or with the family.

What's top of your bucket list? As we have only recently relocated to Singapore, I am praying for COVID restrictions to lift so we can travel extensively throughout Asia.

Why did you join the New Zealand Chamber and what do you like most about it? 

I always intended to join the NZ Chamber Singapore as soon as I landed, it’s been a collaborative and welcoming community who have not only made me feel very welcome, but an organisation that delivers informative and insightful events for its members. I have become part of the MAIA working group and look forward to being of service to help deliver exceptional diversity & inclusion events.

Any last words?

I am extremely grateful for the warm welcome, the advice, the introductions and the friendships I have made so far from the Chamber committee and its members.  I look forward to being an active participant, delivering service, and getting to know more lovely members, which I have not met yet.