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David Yeung is the Founder &CEO of Green Monday Group, a multi-faceted social venture with the mission to take on the world’s most pressing crises of climate change, food insecurity and public health. With the global sustainability movement initiated by Green Monday Foundation, the revolutionary food technology innovation in OmniFoods and OmniPork, the market-transforming plant-based retail, dining and distribution network in Green Common, and the impact investment arm in Green Monday Ventures.
Mr. Yeung has pioneered a one-of-a-kind integrated platform that engages and empowers millions of people, along with public and private sectors, towards green awareness, action and economy. His work earns him the award of “Social Entrepreneur of the Year” by the World Economic Forum and Schwab Foundation. Other honors and recognitions include Fortune’s 2020 “Change the World” Company, Ernst & Young’s “EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award 2020 China”, “Roddenberry Prize”, “Cathay ChangeMakers 2020”, “Company of the Year 2019” by PETA Asia, “Ten Outstanding Young Persons Hong Kong” and “50 Most Innovative Companies” by Fast Company.
As a noted environmentalist and entrepreneur, Mr. Yeung has spoken at the World Economic Forum, Milken Institute Summit, TEDx, as well as financial and academic institutions such as UBS and UCLA. International media coverage of Green Monday and Mr. Yeung includes BBC, Bloomberg, CNBC, CNN, Nikkei Asian Review and Reuters. Mr. Yeung is a graduate of Columbia University, an Ashoka Fellow and the author of a number of best-selling books on Zen wisdom and mindfulness.
Hoda Abou-Jamra is the Founding Partner and Managing Director of TVM Capital Healthcare in Asia. She currently leads the firm’s Southeast Asia operations based in Singapore. TVM Capital Healthcare is an emerging markets-focused healthcare private equity investment firm. The firm invests growth capital in healthcare companies with a focus on specialized healthcare services, digital health solutions, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and diagnostics, with teams in Singapore, Dubai. Munich and Boston.
In 2007, Hoda was the driving force behind the establishment of the TVM Capital Healthcare, using her international expertise to set up a globally active private equity firm with a focus on healthcare in emerging markets. Her experience in business development and fundraising in the U.S. and European pharma and life science markets has helped her to develop one of the region’s most successful private equity firms. Through the exits of their portfolio companies ProVita and CMRC (Cambridge Medical and Rehabilitation Center) , TVM Capital Healthcare has been behind some of the largest healthcare deals in the Middle East in recent years. Hoda currently holds board positions at Manzil Healthcare Services, a dedicated provider of professional home care and home nursing services headquartered in Abu Dhabi, UAE, and Amecath Medical Technologies, a Medical Devices company with distribution networks in Southeast Asia, Europe and the USA, as well as Bourn Hall International, UAE, the fertility platform of Bourn Hall, UK, focusing on international markets.
She is a regular speaker and commentator in the private equity and healthcare arena, and a major advocate of solid corporate governance, ESG investing and promoting diversity and gender equality. Hoda was a founding member of the 30% Club’s MENA chapter, working with multi-sector leaders to achieve even representation of women on boards and in senior level positions. Before co-founding TVM Capital Healthcare, she was the CEO of Boston BioCapital, a U.S.-based firm that provided strategic advice, due diligence services, business plan conception, business development and consulting services within the U.S. and European biotech industries. She is also a founder of The BioExec Institute, Boston, a non-profit think tank for the healthcare industry. Hoda graduated from the Bouve College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University in Boston, with a degree in Pharmacy.
Adam has worked in ESG and sustainability c30 years, gaining experience across most industry sectors and in over 60 countries worldwide. He holds a BSc (Hons) Environmental Science, MA Environmental Law and a post-graduate in Occupational Health and Safety. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (FIEMA), Registered Principal Environmental Auditor (IEMA), Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv), and Chartered Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health (CMIOSH).
Adam’s first in-house private finance role was in 2008 (at multi-national private equity, venture capital and real estate manager Doughty Hanson). As one of the first dedicated ESG leads for the asset class he implemented one of the first ESG value creation programmes in private equity. He has worked in-house ever since, across private equity buy out, real estate, infrastructure and venture capital, as well private markets secondary investments of all types. Adam left Doughty Hanson as Partner and Head of Sustainability in 2016 to join Coller Capital (global private markets secondaries) where, as a Partner in the Investment Team (CIO Office), he has responsibility for ESG integration across all investment decision-making and management processes, as well as various initiatives applicable across the wider business.
Prior to 2008, Adam worked at KPMG Europe (sustainability advisory business lead), ERM (global sustainability consultancy) and ERM CVS (ISO certification), and at Halliburton (oil and gas focused multi-national). He is a frequent speaker and contributor to publications on responsible investment, ESG and sustainability within private finance.
Tim Burroughs is managing editor of Asian Venture Capital Journal, having joined the publication in May 2011. He is responsible for all editorial content put out under the AVCJ brand, including Asian Venture Capital Journal, AVCJtv, AVCJ Awards and AVCJ.com. Tim previously spent five years at China Economic Review, serving as editor-in-chief and then editorial director. Located in Greater China since 2003, during which time he has lived in Beijing, Qingdao and Hong Kong, Tim has been a China-based contributor for publications including The Sunday Times, Sunday Telegraph, BBC and China Daily. Prior to moving to China, he trained and worked as a journalist in the UK. He was honored at the Society of Publishers in Asia awards in 2007, 2008 and 2010, and at the State Street Institutional Press Awards - Asia in 2012.
Kushal is a Partner in PwC's Deals Advisory business and the Asia Pacific ESG Lead for Deals and Private Equity.
Kushal works closely with the global and regional private equity houses, infrastructure funds and their investee companies to accelerate the integration of ESG factors across the lifecycle of their investments to help generate sustainable risk-adjusted returns. This involves working closely with investment teams to identify and quantify material ESG risks and value creation levers during the pre-investment stage of a deal, and developing and implementing post deal ESG value delivery and decarbonation plans.
Kushal has over 18 years of experience across the M&A industry and has worked on over 200 deal situations across Asia Pacific, Europe and the US.
Doug Coulter joined LGT Capital Partners in 2007 to lead its Asian private equity investment activities. Prior to LGT, Doug was a Senior Investment Officer at the IFC, responsible for direct investments in the TMT, retail & consumer and healthcare sectors. He previously worked at Nomura Securities in Hong Kong and as a lawyer at Fasken in Toronto. He holds an MBA from INSEAD, a M.Sc. from the LSE, a law degree from the University of Western Ontario and a B.A. from Queen’s University in Canada.
LGT Capital Partners is a leading alternative investment specialist with over USD 60 billion in assets under management and over 200 private equity professionals worldwide. Headquartered in Pfaeffikon, Switzerland, the firm has offices in New York, Dublin, London, Paris, Vaduz, Dubai, Beijing, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Sydney. LGT Capital Partners was selected as Alternatives Manager of the Year in Asia in 2016 and 2017 and Alternatives Fund House of the Year in 2018 by AsianInvestor, was named Alternatives House of the Year in 2020 by Asia Asset Management and was named Fund of funds of the year in Asia in 2018 and 2019 by Private Equity International.
Pratima Divgi is leading CDP’s regional efforts in Hong Kong, Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand since 2019. In her role as Director, she engages with corporates, capital markets and policy in their efforts to measure and manage climate and environmental impact.
In her previous career, Pratima spent 17 years in finance, most recently in private equity with Aberdeen Standard Investments. Besides her investment role at Aberdeen Standard, she was also part of the private equity environmental, social and governance (ESG) working group which involved formulation of the ESG policy and leading the policy implementation for Asia-Pacific private equity investments.
Pratima remains an active member of the Hong Kong Venture Capital Association (HKVCA) and represents CDP on the Private Equity as well as ESG Disclosure and Integration working groups at the Hong Kong Green Finance Association (HKGFA).
Peter Dunbar is a Private Equity Senior Specialist within the PRI’s Investment Practices team. Peter has 20 years of experience in the asset management industry. Before joining PRI, he was a Senior Manager in the private markets team of Capital Group for over a decade. He has significant in-house experience, including; ESG, investor relations, fundraising, and operations.
Peter holds a BSc in Human and Physical Geography from Reading University in the UK. He is also a CFA charterholder.
Robert G. Eccles is a leading authority on corporate purpose and the integration of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors in resource allocation decisions by companies and investors. He is also the world’s foremost academic expert on integrated reporting.
Currently Eccles is a Visiting Professor of Management Practice at the Said Business School, University of Oxford where he is engaged in a number of research projects focused on corporate purpose, corporate reporting, engagement and stewardship, and private equity. Eccles has been a Visiting Lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management and was a Berkeley Social Impact Fellow at the Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley. He was a Professor at Harvard Business School and received tenure in 1989.
Eccles is an Eminent Academic Advisor to BCG on Global ESG Integration and Reporting. He is also an advisor to the non-profit Impact Management Project and Corporate Accountability Project. He was the founding Chairman of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, and was one of the founders of the International Integrated Reporting Council. In 2011, Dr. Eccles was selected as one of the Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior – 2012 for his extensive, positive contribution to building trust in business. In 2013, he was named the first non-accountant Honorary Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), one of only nine since 1999. In 2018 he was named by Barron’s as one of the top 20 influencers in ESG investing and cited for being an “ESG research trailblazer.” Also, in 2018 he received “The CSR Lifetime Achievement Award” at “The 8th International Conference on Sustainability & Responsibility” in Cologne, Germany.
Dr. Eccles received an S.B. in Mathematics and an S.B. in Humanities and Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an A.M. and Ph.D. in Sociology from Harvard University. He currently resides in Lexington, MA with his wife Anne Laurin Eccles and their two dogs Basil and Rowan. They have four children (Charlotte, Philippa, Isabelle, and Gordon) and nine grandchildren (Scout, Russell, Thomas, Thora, Frederick, Dashiell, Philip, Maple, and Celeste). His main outside activity is weightlifting where he is quite good at the dead lift (achieved his personal goal of 400 pounds with a 410 lift on December 28, 2020), credible at the squat, and pathetic at the bench press.
Mr. Fang is the founding managing partner of Starquest Capital, a China based private equity and fund of funds firm with investment strategy focused on consumer, healthcare and technology sector. Mr. Fang oversees the FoF investment, ESG integration, business development and various activities. Starquest Capital is the first Asian recipient of the UNPRI Awards 2019 Emerging Markets Initiative of the Year.
Prior to founding Starquest Capital in 2018, Mr. Fang served as the Head of LGT Capital Partners in China for 12 years. Before joining LGT Capital Partners in early 2007, Mr. Fang worked for AXA Private Equity Group in Singapore focusing on fund of funds and direct investment in Pan-Asia region. Mr. Fang has a total of 20 years' experience in the finance industry.
Mr. Fang has invested over USD 1.5 billion in Chinese private equity market, including long-established GPs such as CDH Investments, CITIC Capital, Sequoia Capital and Legend Capital, as well as VC 2.0 GPs such as Primavera Capital, Source Code Capital and Gaorong Capital. Mr. Fang is the member of Advisory Committees for over 20 funds in China and a member of the China Insurance Regulatory Commission Expert Committee. He is also invited to be expert judge of Forbes China 2020 "30 Under 30" List.
Mr. Fang holds a Bachelor degree in Accounting from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, MBA from INSEAD Business School and EMBA from People’s Bank of China School of Finance of Tsinghua University. Mr. Fang also holds the Chinese certified public accountant qualification. He is the member of Future Forum Youth Council. His native language is Mandarin. He is also fluent in English, French, Cantonese and can use conversational German and Japanese.
Pamela is a partner for the Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners Private Equity Fund group and has 16 years of industry experience. Prior to joining the firm, Pamela was a management consultant with McKinsey & Company's corporate finance practice in Hong Kong, responsible for investment opportunity identification, deal advisory, merger management and strategy development. Previously, she was a management consultant with Monitor Group, specializing in marketing strategy for clients across Asia, and a member of the corporate finance team with Lehman Brothers in Hong Kong. Pamela has a Law degree (first class honors) from the University of Hong Kong and an M.B.A. with honors in finance and management from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Purnima Gandhi is an investment professional with global experience across investment banking, private equity, public equity and angel investing. She has worked across cultures and countries such India, UK and Singapore.
She has been with the investments team at Temasek International, Singapore for more than 8 years. Purnima has experience in investing in energy transition and climate-tech companies. Passionate about sustainability, she works to align the ESG initiatives of the portfolio companies of Temasek. Prior to this she was in Citigroup in Investment Banking in London. Purnima has an MA from University of Oxford, UK and BA from University of Delhi, India.
Mr. Gombert joined Bain Capital in May 2011 as European General Counsel. Prior to joining Bain Capital, Mr. Gombert was an attorney at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in London and focused on private equity M&A. Prior to Simpson Thacher, he was an attorney at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP in London and New York. Mr. Gombert also worked as a corporate lawyer in Brussels for several years.
Mr. Gombert received an LLM degree with distinction from Northwestern University School of Law, and he graduated magna cum laude from the University of Ghent School of Law
Jie is a Partner in Pantheon’s Asia Investment Team. Jie is a member of the ESG Committee and Inclusion & Diversity Committee, and co-leads Pantheon’s ESG initiatives and industry engagement. Jie joined Pantheon from Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners’ private equity fund of funds group, where she was head of Asia, and before that she worked at JP Morgan in leverage finance. Previously she worked at the International Finance Corporation on emerging market debt and equity investments. Jie received a Masters in Finance from London Business School, an MA in Economics from University of Miami and a BA in Economics and International Trade from Shanghai International Studies University. Jie is Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (HKVCA) and serves on its board. She founded and chairs HKVCA’s ESG committee, and co-chairs its LP committee. She also served on the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment Private Equity Advisory Committee (UNPRI PEAC) in 2017-2019 (maximum tenure).
Jana advises listed company boards and management teams on all aspects of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices and disclosures. Jana is one of Asia Pacific's leading experts in corporate governance and proxy research and has advised many large domestic and institutional investors. Jana was previously Director of Research, Australia for leading global proxy advisor, CGI Glass Lewis, and has deep expertise in engaging with ASX300 Boards of directors and executives. Jana is passionate about helping companies optimise their governance disclosures and enhance their investor relationships by applying best practice ESG. Jana maintains deep relationships with asset owners and managers that informs Morrow Sodali's advisory and engagement work.
Master of Professional Accounting - University of New South Wales; Master of Commerce, Funds Management - University of New South Wales; Graduate Degree in Finance, Banking and Investments - Technical University Kosice, Slovakia;GRI Certified; Member of the ICGN Human Capital Committee.
David Katz is Director of Public Affairs for Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) Asia Ltd. based in Singapore. In this role Mr. Katz leads the corporate communications, government relations, corporate citizenship and environmental, social and governance functions for KKR across all markets in the Asia Pacific. Mr. Katz also sits on KKR’s Asia Pacific leadership team.
Previously he was the Deputy Head of Global Government Relations and Head of Asia Pacific Government Relations for PayPal Inc. and sat on PayPal’s Asia Pacific leadership team. Prior to PayPal Inc., he worked at eBay Inc., where he managed Asia Pacific GR for both eBay Marketplace and PayPal - then owned by eBay Inc. Before joining eBay, Mr. Katz worked at Visa Inc. where he served as their first head of GR for the Asia region.
Mr. Katz was also Chief of Party of a USAID program in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Secretariat in Singapore, where he advanced policy and capacity building. Mr. Katz served in the Executive Office of the President for eight years as a Senior Director at the United States Trade Representative (USTR) with responsibility for Southeast Asia, APEC, and China trade policy. Prior to USTR, Mr. Katz was an economic officer in the U.S. diplomatic service, with tours in Taiwan, Mongolia, and Singapore, and he was a special assistant to U.S. Secretaries of State Madeleine Albright and Colin Powell. Mr. Katz earned an MBA from the University of Edinburgh and his BA from the University of California at Berkeley.
Mr. Alexander Lui is a Managing Director of Olympus Capital Asia, an Asia-dedicated private equity firm. Olympus Capital has invested over $2 billion in more than 50 Asian companies since 1997. Olympus received the 2020 AVCJ Responsible Investment award for its investment in Canvest Environmental.
Alex has over 20 years of experience in private equity and investment banking. He joined Olympus in 2008 and has spearheaded the firm’s initiatives in clean energy and sustainability under the Asia Environmental Partner I and II funds. Prior to joining Olympus, he held various roles at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Hong Kong, Tokyo and New York offices including direct investments in renewable energy, distressed trading and M&A.
Alex graduated magna cum laude from Cornell University with a B.S. in Operations Research and a B.A. degree in Economics.
Shirley Ma is a Senior Portfolio Manager in the Private Equity team of APG Asset Management, based in Hong Kong. She leads APG’s Private Equity efforts in Asia Pacific.
Prior to joining APG, Shirley was a Director of Private Equity Asia at MetLife. She was a member of the Alternative Investments Unit investment committee and represented MetLife on a number of fund advisory boards. Before relocating to Hong Kong in 2014, Shirley spent seven years in London with MetLife where she focused on sourcing, selection, implementation and monitoring for private equity fund investments in Asia and Europe. Prior to MetLife, Shirley was an auditor in PricewaterhouseCoopers in London and Ernst & Young in Hong Kong.
Shirley holds a master’s degree in International Banking from the University of Birmingham and a bachelor’s degree in Surveying from the University of Hong Kong. She is also a CPA and a CFA charterholder.
Liza McDonald, Head of Responsible Investments, Aware Super
Liza has over 20 years’ experience in the superannuation sector, and is a specialist and passionate advocate for Responsible Investments.
As Head of Responsible Investments, she has led the development and implementation of the Fund’s Responsible Investment policies, the execution of the Climate Change Adaption Plan and also manages the ESG policy compliance including manager and asset class ESG reviews.
Liza joined Aware Super through our merger partner Health Super in December 2006 as an analyst in the Compliance, Legal and Risk Team. Before joining Aware Super, Liza held various roles at Mercer Legal where her primary focus was on trustee education and corporate secretarial duties.
Olivier Menard is the Head of the Green & Sustainable Hub, Asia Pacific, at Natixis Corporate and Investment Banking. Olivier is based in Hong Kong.
Olivier joined the Green and Sustainable Hub as senior cross-asset originator in Paris in October 2020 before being relocated in Asia Pacific in July 2021. He has more than 20 years’ experience in advising & financing clients in the Energy & Metals commodity sectors across EMEA and Asia Pacific.
Olivier initially joined Natixis in 2001, in corporate banking with the Shanghai branch. In 2004, he joined the Energy & Natural Resources franchise, working in both Paris and Hong Kong, where he specialized in commodity structured & trade finance. Most recently, Olivier was a senior banker in Paris, advising and financing large commodity trading houses in the Energy & Metals sectors.
Olivier holds a Master’s degree in Management, majoring in Corporate Finance from Neoma Business School.
Carmela Mondino is the head of Partners Group's ESG and Sustainability team, based in Zug and responsible for ESG integration in Partners Group's USD 120AuM portfolio. Prior to joining Partners Group, she worked at Total, adidas and Lonza. She holds a master's degree in petroleum engineering from the Buenos Aires Institute Technology, Argentina, and an MBA from the University of St. Gallen (HSG), Switzerland.
Natasha Morris is Director, Responsible Investing at Adamantem Capital.
Natasha has over fifteen years of experience across the social and private sectors in both Australia and the UK. Prior to joining Adamantem Capital, Natasha spent nearly 10 years in the social sector, working across impact investing, operations, strategy and venture philanthropy (at Social Ventures Australia and The Centre for Evidence and Implementation). Prior to that Natasha worked in infrastructure funds management, including deal execution and asset management (at Hastings Funds Management) and project finance (at King & Wood Mallesons in Australia and Norton Rose in the UK).
Natasha holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of New South Wales and a Graduate Certificate in Social Impact from the University of New South Wales.
Loretta Ng is a Climate and Sustainability Partner of PwC Hong Kong, leading ESG for Asset & Wealth Management in Asia Pacific. She has been a Deals practitioner for over 18 years, focusing on M&A and transaction services related work.
Her experience covers the full cycle of investment advisory work from pre- to post-deal services, and she specialises in ESG strategy, policy and framework design for various fund types, as well as ESG due diligence. Loretta has extensive experience in leading cross border projects in the financial services sector in Asia Pacific, with her main focus being on China, Hong Kong and many South East Asian countries. Her key clients include international fund managers, insurers and banks.
Steve Okun has served as GPCA’s Southeast Asia Senior Advisor since 2017. Steve is Founder and CEO of Singapore-based APAC Advisors and is a seasoned private equity professional. Steve supports member relations and expanding GPCA’s industry stakeholder network in the region. He is also responsible for establishing GPCA’s Singapore and regional presence as well as training the local team. As KKR’s former Director of Asia Public Affairs, Steve also advises GPCA on public affairs and industry advocacy in Southeast Asia.
Joel Posters is a director in the investment management team at the Future Fund, Australia's sovereign wealth fund. He is responsible for integrating ESG issues in the Fund’s investment framework across asset classes. Prior to this role, he was Head of Sustainability at Rabobank Leasing in the Netherlands and Regional Head of Sustainability at ABN AMRO Bank in Hong Kong. He has 20 years of experience in the areas of ESG and sustainability. He holds an MBA from INSEAD and a Master in International and Public Affairs from Columbia University. He is also a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Dr Mukund Rajan is the Chairman of ECube Investment Advisors, a first of its kind platform created in 2019 to catalyse Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) changes in Corporate India. Prior to this, he held a number of senior executive positions through his 23-year career with the Tata Group, where he served as the first Brand Custodian of the Tata Group, Chief Ethics Officer of the Group, Chairman of the Tata Global Sustainability Council, and Member of the Group Executive Council at Tata Sons. He served on the boards of various Tata companies including Tata Teleservices, Tata Communications, Tata SIA Airlines and Tata AIG.
Dr Rajan serves as the Chairperson of the Environment Committee of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), and is a member of the Council of Management of the Forum of Free Enterprise.
In 2007, the World Economic Forum honoured Dr. Rajan as a Young Global Leader. He was also part of the inaugural class of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)-Aspen Institute India Leadership Initiative.
Dr Rajan graduated from the BTech program at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi in 1989. He completed a Masters and Doctorate in International Relations on a Rhodes Scholarship at Oxford University. His doctoral dissertation, "Global Environmental Politics", was published by Oxford University Press in 1996, and his second book, “The Brand Custodian – My Years with the Tatas”, was published by HarperCollins in 2019. His next book on Corporate Responsibility and ESG, titled “OUTLAST – How ESG Can Benefit Your Business”, co-authored with Dr Colonel Rajeev Kumar, is due for publication by HarperCollins in November this year.
Scott is a Founder and Managing Director of Brawn Capital to capitalize on and accelerate the transition to renewables. Over twenty-seven years of experience managing assets on behalf of institutional investors. Formerly with Citadel, Stark Investments, and Pine River Capital. MBA from the University of Chicago.
Jo Saleeba is the Head of Sustainability for New Forests, primarily responsible for overseeing the management, execution, and continuous improvement of New Forests’ responsible investment-related policies, systems, reporting and procedures. Jo has a distinguished career in responsible investment as an institutional investor. She was the inaugural CEO of the Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC) in Australia, and has extensive experience with some of the most progressive superannuation funds, and with corporate and investment clients in her own consulting business.
Jaclyn Seow is Head of ESG & Impact at Openspace Ventures. Openspace manages over US$350mn of total committed capital across three funds focused on Series A/B technology opportunities in Southeast Asia. Openspace also operates OSV+, an Opportunity Fund addressing the mid-stage technology opportunity in Southeast Asia with a focus on follow-ons from existing portfolio and new situations relevant to Openspaces’ technology operations and regional value-add. Selected Openspace investments include Gojek, HaloDoc, Whispir, Biofourmis, Finnomena and Tanihub Group. As of June 2020, a total of US$6.5 bn follow-on capital had been raised by Openspace portfolio companies. Openspace's first and second funds, launched in 2014 and 2017 respectively, are both seeing top quartile performance against global peers according to Cambridge Associates and Preqin benchmarks, with Fund I performing in the top 5%
At Openspace, Jaclyn oversees ESG and impact strategies as part of Openspace's responsible investment approach (Openhand) including macroeconomic sensing, deal sourcing, investor relations and due diligence. She also works with portfolio companies to operationalize ESG risk/opportunity assessments towards sustainable growth.
Jaclyn has a decade of experience in public policy across the Ministry of Law and the Ministry of Health in Singapore. She also represented Singapore in negotiations on global economic growth and development issues as part of ASEAN and G77 at the United Nations in New York. Thereafter, she was Associate Director of Corporate Development at Raffles Medical Group, a public-listed regional healthcare group with a presence in 14 cities in Asia. Here she expanded the health insurance portfolio from B2B into the B2C space, generating 7-figure revenues in the first year, and accelerated digital health initiatives including teleconsultation.
Jaclyn graduated magna cum laude from Cornell University with a BA in Economics as a Singapore Government Scholar.
Anders Strömblad has been in charge of alternative investments at the Second Swedish National Pension Fund – AP2 (Total assets approx. 40 billion USD) since 2001. The alternative investment portfolio includes investments in private equity, real estate, timber and farmland, credit strategies and China A-share investments. The alternative portfolios NAV is today approximately 23% of the total AP2 portfolio and is expected to growth further.
In alternative investments Mr. Strömblad has designed the investments strategies and business plans and is responsible for portfolio implementation as well.
Since 2007 Mr. Strömblad is also responsible for all public assets that are managed externally. These assets are mainly global equities, global credits, emerging markets equities and debt and global tactical mandates.
Well-known globally for his well thought-through strategies, successful implementation and portfolio management, Mr. Strömblad has been a very important “brick” in the building of the well-known AP2 brand.
Before he became Head of Alternative Investments in AP2 he had more than 10 years of senior management positions (in the management team) in the manufacturing/food industry.
Mr. Strömblad started his career as an auditor of corporations at the Swedish Tax Office.
Due to his expertise and experience Mr. Strömblad is an advisory board member for several fund investments. Aside from being responsible for the alternative portfolio, he is also a board member in a couple of portfolio companies.
Mr. Strömblad has been active in the global private capital industry for many years. He speaks and attend panels on conferences globally. He is also active in responsible investments strategies and is a member of the UNPRI Advisory Board for Private Equity.
Mr. Strömblad was the first non-US / Canadian board member of the ILPA board. He is still very active in ILPA as a board member and is a member in their Public Affairs Committee.
Mr. Strömblad holds a BSc in Business & Administration.
Jun Tsusaka is CEO, CIO and Chairperson of the ESG Committee of Nippon Sangyo Suishin Kiko Ltd. (NSSK), an investment firm established in 2014 and focused on Japan’ s middle market. NSSK currently manages five investment funds (including its flagship fund and regional impact funds) on behalf of Japanese and international government and private sector pension plans, institutional investors, endowments and family offices.
Prior to Founding NSSK, from 2006, Jun Tsusaka was a Global Partner, Investment Committee Member and Partner Selection Committee Member for TPG Capital and was responsible for establishing and building up the Japan investment and operating team, which make up the core of NSSK today.
Jun Tsusaka is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Business School and has an Advanced Management Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship from MIT. He is a former Business Trustee of Japan’s Bankruptcy Court, is a member of the Keizai Doyukai and Seiwajuku and the President of the Harvard Club of Japan.
Sophie joined EQT Partners in June 2021. She works closely with EQT’s investment advisors and with EQT’s great roster of portfolio companies to foster sustainability and diversity leadership, to unlock commercial value creation from sustainability and to enable radical sustainability system change across the healthcare, TMT, services and industrial sectors. Sophie is also a member of the Private Equity Management Group and Private Capital Management Group.
Prior to joining EQT Partners, Sophie was UK Board member and Head of Sustainability at professional services firm JLL. Sophie previously led the strategic sustainability consulting function at JLL up to 2015, when took on the broader Head of Sustainability role across all business lines. Prior to this, Sophie held political, environmental and human rights roles, including working in the UK House of Commons for an MP on the Treasury Select Committee.
Sophie holds a MSc in Environmental Management for Business from Cranfield University and an MA(Oxon) in English and Modern Languages (Russian) from the University of Oxford
Paul is a Managing Director at Hamilton Lane, based in the firm’s San Francisco office, where he currently serves as the Director of ESG & Sustainability. In this role, he is responsible for managing the firm’s ESG integration efforts across investment processes; driving ESG policy development and advising deal teams during due diligence; supporting clients, government entities and other stakeholders in regards to ESG and sustainability matters; and overseeing corporate ESG policies within the firm. He is also an Investment Committee member and serves as a member and advisor to Hamilton Lane’s Responsible Investment Committee.
Martin Yung joined HarbourVest in 2014 and focuses on secondary investments. This includes analyzing, structuring, and monitoring a wide range of secondary transactions.
Martin was previously at Pomona Capital where he was responsible for sourcing and executing secondary investments and monitoring its primary fund of funds program in the Asia Pacific region. Prior to that, he held a number of roles at Paul Capital and Lloyds Banking Group in London and Hong Kong.
Nakul Zaveri is a Managing Partner at Relativity Investment Management, a mid market growth private equity strategy focused around sustainable and responsible investing in India and South Asia. Relativity invests in businesses which are underpinned by technology, innovation and long term shifts, are purpose driven, impact oriented and have a growth-return focus. He has over 20 years of experience spanning entrepreneurial, operational and investing activities. He brings relevant investing experience across Sustainable and Responsible Investment strategies including investing in renewables, clean tech, industrial/ enterprise efficiency, evolving consumer priorities, and related value chains. He is also one of the early initiators and adopters of integrating sustainability, ESG analysis and insights into research and investment process across geographies. Prior to Relativity, he was with Global Environment Fund – South Asia investment team and earlier with Climate Change Capital. He received his MBA from University of Oxford.
Ian Zhu is a founding partner of NIO Capital and played a key role in building the firm’s investment team, setting up RMB and USD funds, and establishing its operations since 2016. His investment focus includes smart electric vehicle, low carbon energy network, mobility and logistics services and manufacturing innovations. He led NIO Capital’s investments in CATL (300750), Ronbay (688005),Momenta, Pony.ai, Newlink,Inceptio, Black Sesame Technology, Innovusion, TrunkTech and BoCloud.
Ian is among the earliest ESG investors in China with 15 years’ relevant experience since his work at Tsing Capital. He has participated in the transformation of relevant industries and evolvement of the community, and has accumulated extensive experience in integrating ESG considerations into the investment practice. Led by Ian, NIO Capital has established systematic ESG mechanism and identified decarbonization as a main direction to pursue in its investments. Ian was awarded China Top 10 CleanTech Investors in 2019 and China TOP10 Carbon Neutrality Investors in 2020.
Prior to joining NIO Capital, Ian was a Managing Partner and Investment Committee member of Tsing Capital, where heled investments in Lucid (LCID),JJE (688280) and Horizon Robotics. Ian also worked in both start-ups and large technology company like AT&T, where he managed diverse functions including sales, business development, engineering and R&D.
Ian holds a master’s degree in business administration from Stanford Graduate School of Business and dual bachelor’s degrees in physics and economics from Peking University.