Gerald Mackenzie

  • Beachhead Advisor, South East Asia

Gerald brings more than 20 years’ experience in business transformation and digital business building to the Beachheads team.

Based in Singapore, he began his career in New Zealand before working in Switzerland and Asia, and is keen to help Kiwi companies succeed internationally.

Gerald is an experienced start-up coach, investor and advisor, and a sought after thought leader on strategy and digital innovation and transformation.

As a Director responsible for Innovation and Transformation at Credit Suisse, he knows what it takes to develop and execute successful strategy and to build a digital business.  Gerald has been instrumental in driving the digital transformation of Credit Suisse’s Private Bank in Asia Pacific, including developing strategic partnerships with Fintech partners.

Gerald is our go-to expert for companies looking to innovate in the wealth management and banking sectors, or to bring digital business propositions to market in South East Asia.

Gerald also has a background in corporate finance, fund-raising and financial restructuring and turnaround.  He is an experienced Board Director and Is able to advise on appropriate governance models for growth stage businesses.

Advisory Area

Business transformation, digital business building, business strategy, start-ups

Sector Expertise

Banking & financial services, technology, digital business


Gerald has specific experience working within Singapore and South East Asia