Dermot Monaghan - Financial Adviser

Dermot Monaghan

Financial Consultant

  • Based in Asia

About Dermot

Originally, from the Republic of Ireland, I am a holder of the Award in Financial Planning Qualification and specializes in Financial Planning and Corporate Benefits.

Upon graduating with a BSc. Degree in Computer Science, I went to work for Microsoft at their European Headquarters in Dublin, Ireland. I then moved to Munich, Germany where I worked for Mühlbauer AG, a leading manufacturer of production equipment for the semiconductor backend industry. As happens with many Asia-based expats, an opportunity to relocate to Melaka, Malaysia presented itself, and so I found myself putting down roots and being permanently based here in Asia.

I’ve worked/travelled extensively throughout Asia, both at Mühlbauer in my role as Regional Sales Manager, and subsequently while based in Singapore working for the Swiss company ESEC (now part of BE Semiconductor Industries N.V.) as the Sales Manager Emerging Markets. Always with an eye on the future, I’ve invested the time and effort to speak, read and write fluent Thai (Grade Six) and am also a graduate of Chulalongkorn University with an M.A. Degree in Southeast Asian Studies. The rewards of being able to communicate in the local language and understand the diverse history and culture of Southeast Asia are of huge benefit when planning to live in the region for the long-term.

I’ve been an expat myself for the past 20 years, I’ve lived and worked in Germany, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, Kazakhstan (where I still spend one week every month) and Thailand, so I know what its like to be looking after your money when you are far away from ‘home’. With the relevant qualifications, a wealth of experience, and much in common with my clients, it is a privilege to be in a position to advise people from all walks of life, on financial affairs that influence the vital decisions in your life, career, business and future.

I spend my weekends in Hua Hin where I have a condo and eventually plan to retire – to play golf and live by the sea.