Douglas started work in the Finance Industry, where he worked in various financial discipline including SME banking, IPO, mergers and acquisition, valuation and financial modelling. The companies he worked for were IFS Capital Limited, OCBC, Grant Thornton and PWC. Along the way, he obtained a Masters in Applied Finance from the University of Adelaide in 2009.
After a fulfilling stint in the finance industry where he achieved his financial goals, he decided to help businesses in a more impactful way by leading a team of dedicated public officers in the Ministry of Trade and Industry to champion better business rules and regulations in Singapore through the Pro-Enterprise Panel platform.
After 3 years as a public officer, Douglas bid the public service a fond farewell to answer an important calling to empower the public with real investment knowledge they can apply with confidence. He continues to contribute to the public service as an associate trainer with the Civil Service College.