Alfie Othman has had a successful banking career of over twelve years in the banking sector.Alongside his private sector work, Alfie has devoted significant time to the public sector and civil society.society. Alfie is also recognized as a Social Enterprise practitioner within Singapore.
At present Alfie heads the Singapore Centre for Social Enterprise, raiSE.
raiSE, was set up to raise awareness on social entrepreneurship and raise support for social enterprises (SE) in Singapore. raiSE hopes to strengthen the social enterprise sector in Singapore and encourage the growth of social enterprises as a sustainable way to address social needs.
raiSE has gained support from its multiple stakeholders in the Government, community and corporations. In particular, raiSE has secured up to $30million in funds from multiple stakeholders to grow social entrepreneurship over the next 5 years through grants and impact investments.
Alfie initiated the formation of the first urban microcredit scheme in Singapore. The Micro Credit Business Scheme was launched in Nov 2011. It aims to serve the under bank in Singapore to support their micro business initiatives.