Senior Industry Professionals
Noni Purnomo holds an Industrial Engineering degree and an MBA in Finance and Marketing. She is a Business Woman, Philanthropist, and mother of 3 daughters. In 2015 she was listed in “Power Women in Asia” by Forbes.
Noni’s late grandmother, who founded Blue Bird Group, taught her that the soul of the company is: Integrity, Hard work, Perseverance and Care for employees and society.
Noni is currently the President Director of Blue Bird Group Holding, and manages the group’s business portfolio, which includes passenger land transportation (taxis, rental car & limousine, and charter bus), logistics, heavy equipment trading, property, and IT supporting services.
The Group’s core passenger transportation division currently serves millions of customers every month in almost 20 cities in Indonesia, owns around 39,000 vehicles and employs almost 50,000 drivers and staff in Indonesia.
Noni founded Blue Bird Peduli (Blue Bird Care – a philanthropy division of Blue Bird Group) which recently launched the 'Women Empowerment Project' to empower the more than 40,000 wives of Blue Bird Group employees and drivers. Blue Bird Peduli focuses on Education, Women Empowerment, sustainability and Culture. Since 2006 alone, Blue Bird Peduli has given scholarships to more than 15,000 children of Blue Bird drivers, and many of them have finished University degrees.
Noni is passionate about entrepreneurship. Recently she launched her personal Express Service company, NEX, which has been growing very rapidly for the last one-and-a-half years. Noni also mentors new talent and potential startups through Endeavour Indonesia.
Noni is a founding member of Angel Investment Women Fund that aims to empower women to become strong entrepreneurs by providing investments, mentorship and network opportunities.
Nazier Ariffin is leading the strategic investment activities of Telkomsel, corporate venture initiatives. He invests in diverse verticals and assigned to accelerate venture deals across the region while facilitates value-creation synergy between startups and Telkomsel to drive innovation across the group.
Prior to Telkomsel, Mr. Ariffin was responsible to lead and manage investments of Angel-eQ, Indonesia’s premier and first tech-enabled investor network, and Fenox VC, a Silicon Valley based VC firm for SEA region. During his tenure in venture capital, he has assisted in investing and supported more than 30+ startups across SEA in various sector including Bukalapak, Kudo, Grab, Tech In Asia, Moka, HijUp and many more He has also established couple initiatives including GnB Accelerator and Startup World Cup.
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.
Huai Fong is the Regional Lead for the East Asia Pacific PE Funds team of the International Finance Corporation (“IFC”) where she is responsible for leading investments into funds in the region.
Prior to joining IFC, Huai Fong spent five years with Deutsche Investitions-Und Entwicklungsgesellschaft MBH (“DEG”) where she had a primary coverage of Southeast Asia. She led fund investments and co-investments in the region as well as managed a portfolio of funds through her Advisory Committee positions. Before DEG, Huai Fong was with UOB Venture Management where she did direct equity investments into growth stage companies in Southeast Asia and China.
Huai Fong holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and in Economics (Honors and Dean’s list) from the Singapore Management University. She is a CFA charterholder.
David East has 33 years experience in Deal Advisory and Transaction Services, Restructuring and Insolvency as well as auditing with KPMG in Australia and Indonesia. He has been in Indonesia since 1998 working with Indonesian corporates for foreign and local investors and lenders.
He has led the Transaction Services (including Integration & Separation) practice since 2005, and also leads M&A and Deal Strategy as part of his overall Deal Advisory lead. These roles have given exposure to a broad range of industry sectors as well as business, accounting, commercial, operational and transaction issues.
Sector experience includes ENR (mining, oil & gas, power); plantations & agriculture; building & construction, EPC; healthcare; logistics, shipping & ports; education; banking & multifinance, as well as various manufacturing sectors (automotive, pulp & paper, textiles & apparels and others).
He is the lead author of KPMG’s “Investing in Indonesia” publication, and has presented “Investing in Indonesia: practical insights” to numerous audiences including country business councils, foreign investor and government trade delegations.
Dyota Marsudi joined Vertex in 2018 and is based in Singapore. He covers opportunities in Indonesia and South East Asia.
Prior to joining Vertex, Dyota was the Co-founder and COO of Happy5.co, a startup that enables management teams leverage work and social data to conduct more precise and real time performance management.
Before founding his startup, Dyota spent 6 years with the Boston Consulting Group in the South East Asia system, mainly covering Technology, Media and Telecom as an industry, and M&A advisory and People / Organisation as a practice area.
Dyota holds an MBA from INSEAD and a Bachelor Degree in accounting from University of Indonesia.
Rohit Nanda is responsible for the establishment of a multi-country, multi-sector infrastructure focused equity investment platform for Asia-Pacific. The main tasks include deal origination, internal and external stakeholder management, asset management of portfolio companies, establishment of investment team and establishment of infrastructure fund.
Mr. Nanda has more than 13 years of private equity, banking and consulting experience. Prior to heading the Principal Investments team at SMBC, he was a senior member in the investment team which manages Core Infrastructure India Fund (“CIIF”), a USD ~90 Mn private equity fund established by SMBC, Kotak Mahindra Bank and Brookfield Asset Management (“Brookfield”) focused on investing in Indian infrastructure opportunities.
Prior to CIIF, he was with the Project Finance team at SMBC Singapore Office.
Mr. Nanda graduated in 2008 from McGill University, Canada with a MBA in finance. Prior to that, he did his under graduation in 2002 in Computer Science & Engineering from Utkal University, India.
Roderick Purwana is Managing Partner of SMDV, an Indonesia based venture capital firm focusing on growth stage companies in South East Asia. SMDV provides venture investments, strategic network and mentorship to entrepreneurs building exceptional technology companies in Indonesia and the region.
Roderick has a diverse background with experiences in management, operations, investment and portfolio management through his work in multiple industries in Silicon Valley and in Southeast Asia. His exposure in Silicon Valley was primarily around technology and life science industry. Originally from Indonesia, He returned home in 2009 where he joined Quvat/Principia Management Group. Quvat is a private equity firm, specializing in early-stage and growth-stage investments into mid-market companies in Indonesia, Singapore, and Malaysia. During his time there, Roderick managed and led several strategic initiatives of one of the portfolio company, including strategy, M&A and IPO. Since returning to Indonesia, he has also served in various management capacities for companies in aviation infrastructure, food & beverage, and chemicals distribution sectors. Roderick is also a co-founder of Bobobobo.com, a lifestyle e-commerce company.
Roderick received his M.S from Stanford University and his B.S from Cornell University.
Fajrin Rasyid is the Co-Founder and President at Bukalapak, one of the Unicorn Startup in Indonesia.
As President, he is responsible for company's strategic initiative, long term plan and external partnership & relationship. In 2019, he was granted Satyalancana Wirakarya (Role Model Medal) by President of The Republic of Indonesia for his contributions to the Republic of Indonesia and become a role model in his field.
Fajrin previously worked as consultant at Boston Consulting Group (BCG) with experience ranging across major industries including retail, FMCG, IT, financial services, automotive, and public services.
He graduated in Information Technology (Summa Cum Laude) from Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB). He also joined The Stanford-Endeavor Innovation and Growth Program from Stanford University (2019) and Scaling Entrepreneurial Ventures Program from Harvard University (2018)
Eri Reksoprodjo spent most of his career as a corporate / investment banker in New York, Singapore and Indonesia with various international banks such as CITI, CIBC World Markets and NATIXIS. A former senior banker with over 25 years career in deal origination, risk management & credit structuring, Eri had been exposed to large corporate debt & equity transaction. In 2011 Eri continued his financial career in private equity industry and joined Saratoga Capital in 2016, a leading Indonesia PE Fund where he was a Partner of US$600 Million Fund in charge of origination in infrastructure, natural resources and consumer sectors. He then assumed a Senior Advisory role for Dymon Asia, a Singapore based PE Fund until 2015 where he joined Kejora Ventures, a South East Asia tech VC Growth Fund which invests in booming tech start-ups in the region in fintech, edutech, logistech and others. Kejora now manages 3 Tech Funds, with total AUM of about $250 Million. Graduated from University of Indonesia and obtained an MBA degree in Finance from The State Univeristy of Buffalo, New York. Eri also serves as a board member in various portfolio companies.
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Gaetano Seminario leads Lalamove business within South-East Asia as Regional Director. Lalamove is an on-demand delivery business operating in over 260 cities across mainland China, South-East Asia, India and Latin America. Prior to Lalamove, Gaetano was working as global operations manager for Amazon out of its European HQ in Luxembourg. Before that, He held different managerial roles with multiple Rocket Internet ventures in Europe, South-East Asia and Australia, mainly looking after product improvements, operations and logistic optimization.
Dan Siazon is a co-founder as well as the Senior Vice-President and Treasurer of Kickstart Ventures, the corporate venture capital arm of Globe Telecom. He also concurrently supports Globe in M&A activities, which in the past have included acquisitions of Yondu (formerly Entertainment Gateway Group) and Bayan Telecommunications.
Dan’s career track has mostly been in global tech-related companies, particularly in telecommunications, personal portable computers, and over a decade in tech venture investing with JAFCO Asia, with senior-level stints in key global markets including the US, Japan, Europe, Southeast Asia, and Australia.
Dan holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA, and dual master’s degrees from the University of Pennsylvania’s Lauder Institute in International Studies (MA) minoring in German studies, and the Wharton School of Business (MBA).
Shalabh Singhania joined InfraCo Asia in September, 2014. He leads the Portfolio Management team that is responsible for taking projects under InfraCo Asia’s Co-Development Program to Financial Close after Joint Development Agreements have been signed with partners. Shalabh has lengthy experience in the US and in India spanning the infrastructure and technology sectors in roles that include consulting, business development, project management and transaction advisory. Shalabh has an MBA from the University of Chicago and Bachelors and Masters degrees in Engineering from McGill University in Canada.
Michelle Suteja is appointed as Director at PT Central Capital Ventura since June 13 2017.
She was graduated in 2009 from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics with an International Business & Trade degree. She started her entrepreneurship career in Shanghai back in 2005.
She started her career in the technology sector in 2013 when she founded e-commerce startup, travel, and marketplace for financial products.
She mentored at Global Entrepreneurship Program Indonesia (GEPI) and Purwadhika Startup School. In 2015, she began working in a venture capital when she took a position at Monk’s Hill Ventures. Following that, she became the growth consultant/director of business development for many prominent startups.
With degrees from LSE, Yale and CFA, CAIA professional designations, Rebekah Woo has 20 years of investing experience. Ms. Woo started her career with the the government of Singapore, in Singapore and New York. She then spent more than 6 years with a multi-billion single family office in New York, investing across asset classes. Ms. Woo then joined J.P. Morgan Asset Management, followed by Canada’s 2nd largest pension plan where she became the 1st local employee when it opened its Asia Pacific HQ in Singapore. After a stint at Lufax, a leading fintech company by Ping An Group, Ms. Woo is now with Fosun, responsible for covering investments in the Maternal Infant & Family sector.