An Interview with Sean Coughlan


What do you do for Trident Trust?

I joined Trident Trust in 2016 as Managing Director of our Singapore office. I have overall responsibility for the day-to-day operations of our Singapore office, managing key client relationships and seeking opportunities to develop our business further.

What do you love most about your role?

I love that, as MD, I get to be involved in almost every aspect of the business, and at the same time I'm in charge of our big picture goals. Our business is growing rapidly and it’s a real pleasure to see our staff grow with the business and become more experienced and successful in their careers.

What has been your greatest achievement?

My biggest achievement as MD is to manage a business which has doubled in size over five years whilst still keeping control of it. Rapid growth is fantastic and everybody in the office gets excited by the success, but we have also invested in systems and operations to make sure that the growth can continue in a structured way.

How has your business adapted in light of COVID-19?

Having in place strong foundations paid off last year and no significant change to our business model was necessary; we only put in even more effort to stay connected whilst working from home and to provide a seamless customer experience to our clients during the pandemic.

Against the common trend of downsizing on office space as people work from home, we are very excited to announce that we have been moving into a new and much bigger office to accommodate our growing team and to offer our staff, clients and business partners a place to share, connect and exchange.

Why has your company joined PCD?

We think that PCD is a great networking group for those in the private client and family office sector. The quality of members, in-person events and webinars are always top notch and the PCD team is a joy to work with.

Has anyone within your company ever attended a PCD webinar? What did they think?

Yes, many colleagues in our offices across the globe have attended PCD webinars and they always found them interesting and to the point.

On a weekend, I am most likely found…

I enjoy sports so at the weekend I can mostly be found running and cycling around Singapore. I have to start very early in the morning when it is still dark as when the sun comes up it gets unbearably hot!

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