Senior Industry Professionals
Sandiaga S. Uno is one of Indonesia's most prominent young entrepreneurs and is active in the Indonesian business community. He is the co-founder of PT Saratoga Investama Sedaya Tbk and served as a President Director 2004 - 2015. He has led the investment firm to have a solid track record of profitable investments across key sectors of the Indonesian economy.
Sandiaga is a Chairman of Indonesia Association of Traditional Market Merchant, and Vice Chairman of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Cooperatives and Creative Economy of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Vice Chairman of the Indonesian Public Listed Company Association. He served as a Chairman of the Indonesia Forum Foundation (2013 - 2015), Chairman of Indonesia Swimming Federation (2013 - 2016) and Indonesian Economic Committee as a member (2010-2014) and the Chairman of the Indonesian Young Entrepreneurs Association (2005-2008).
Sandiaga has been actively involved in several social foundations and movements. He is the founder of Indonesia Setara Foundation, ‘Berlari untuk Berbagi' and ‘Jakarta Berlari". He is also the co-founder of Indonesian Social Entrepreneur Association (AKSI), Indonesia Innovation Technology Foundation (INOTEK) and as an Advisory Board of Mien R. Uno Foundation. He was a member of Asia Society's Asia 21 fellows, class of 2008.
Sandiaga was awarded The 2008 Indonesian Entrepreneur of the Year by Enterprise Asia and appointed as one of the torchbearers at the 2012 London Olympics.
In mid 2015, Sandiaga embarked on a new role to serve and support Indonesia's economic development as a Vice Chairperson Advisory Board of The Greater Indonesia Movement Party.
Sandiaga holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (Summa Cum Laude) from the Wichita State University and an MBA from George Washington University. He is married with three children.
As Owner and Chief Executive Officer of the Sintesa Group (www.sintesagroup.com), Shinta is responsible for the Management and Expansion of the Group’s business interests in Indonesia. The Sintesa Group is an Indonesian group with 16 subsidiaries, which operate in the Property, Industrial Products, Energy and Consumer Products.
As a businesswoman, Shinta also involves in numerous business and social activities, including as the Vice Chairwoman of Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN Indonesia) and Employers’ Association of Indonesia (APINDO), as well as President of Indonesia Business Council for Sustainable Development (IBCSD), Founder of Angel Investment Network Indonesia (ANGIN), Chairwoman of Indonesia Business Coalition on Women Empowerment, and as International Board Member of World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).
Shinta graduated from Barnard College of Columbia University New York in 1989 and Executive Education at Harvard Business School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA in 2002.
As part of her achievement, she received awards amongst others from FORBES Asia’s 50 Powerful Businesswomen (2012, 2013, & 2016) and the Asia’s Leading Businesswoman of the Year Award from Women in Leadership Forum (2013), Women Entrepreneur of the Year from Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards (2014), Women of Power from Asian Business Leadership Forum (ABLF) Abu Dhabi (2012), 30 Best CEOs by Business Indonesia Award in 2015. And this year she was decorated as the Commander of the Polar Star by the King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden and the Commander of the Order of Leopold of Belgium.
Mr. Nash is the Group President and a member of the Board of Directors of Sea. Sea is the leading internet platform company for Greater Southeast Asia, which includes the key maritime Asia economies of Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, Singapore, and Malaysia.
Sea is a market leader across Greater Southeast Asia in online games, marketplace e-commerce, and online payments. Sea’s mission is to better the lives of the people and small businesses of Greater Southeast Asia with technology. From its humble roots in 2009, Sea has grown to be the region’s largest online game platform by revenues, the largest e-commerce marketplace by daily orders, and one of the largest e-wallet payment providers by transaction value.
Mr. Nash led Sea’s landmark initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: SE), which raised approximately $1 billion of primary capital and which was the largest ever U.S. IPO of a company from Greater Southeast Asia. It was one of the largest IPOs worldwide in 2017 and was also the largest ex-China emerging markets technology IPO in the U.S. since 2011.
Mr. Nash joined Sea in 2014 after more than a decade with General Atlantic (GA), most recently as the co-founder and head of GA’s Southeast Asia business. Three of Mr. Nash’s successful investments while with General Atlantic are now multi-billion dollar NYSE publicly traded companies: Genpact (global technology-enabled services), QTS (data centers and cloud computing), and now Sea. Prior to GA, Mr. Nash was a management consultant with McKinsey & Company in New York.
Mr. Nash is currently one of the 15 business leaders on the World Economic Forum’s ASEAN Regional Strategy Group, which represents the largest companies in the region and is the Forum’s flagship community of regional stakeholders. The Regional Strategy Group meets with regional heads of state, provides strategic guidance to the Forum on ASEAN issues, and defines a common vision and agenda for the region’s growth and development.
Mr. Nash is also a member of the board of directors of ETPL, the commercialisation arm of Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), supporting it in driving innovation and commercialising its research outcomes.
Mr. Nash is a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, a member of the global Kauffman Society, and a member of the Singapore chapter of the Young Presidents Organization. He is a former board member of the Singapore Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (SVCA), the New York Private Equity Network (NYPEN) and the U.S.-ASEAN Business Council.
He received an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business in 2007, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar. He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University in Chemistry and Physics, magna cum laude, in 2000. In 1996 he was named a United States Presidential Scholar, one of the nation’s highest academic honors for graduating secondary school students.
Mr. Nash and his wife Phalgun are passionate about the power of the non-profit and social enterprise sector to transform society for the better. They are the co-founders of the foundation Morph.org, whose first effort is the Ramanujan Project to identify and nurture exceptional mathematics talent in emerging markets.
Ravi Thakran has been working in various leading positions at the Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessey Group (LVMH) since 2001. He has been the Group President of LVMH South & Southeast Asia and Oceania from 2007.
LVMH is the world's largest luxury goods company with over USD 50 Billion in revenue and USD 7 Billion in profit. The group owns over 70 world famous brands including Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, Fendi, Tag Heuer, Hublot, DFS, Sephora, Moët & Chandon, Dom Perignon and others.
Ravi Thakran is also the founder of L Capital Asia. From its foundation in 2010 the fund has invested USD 3 Billion in 27 companies across Asia Pacific; including leading companies in India like PVR and Fab India.
In 2016, Ravi Thakran led his team for a merger with America's largest consumer focussed Private Equity fund formed through the partnership of Catterton, LVMH and Groupe Arnault.
Ravi Thakran is now the Chairman and Managing Partner of the merged entity called L Catterton, now the world's largest consumer focused Private Equity fund with over USD 15 Billion of assets under management; operating six distinct fund strategies out of seventeen offices located across five continents.
Prior to his time in LVMH, he had held senior management positions at the Swatch Group, Nike and the Tata Group. He holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
Since April 2016, Dave is head of Asia for CDPQ, based in Singapore, with the mandate to develop and maintain strong relationships with private and governmental key stakeholders in China, India and South-East Asia. He will also assist the different investment teams (i.e. Private Equity, Infrastructure, funds and real estate) in the selection of Partners and transaction analysis in the local/regional markets.
From 2013 to March 2016, Dave led the risk function for a 25.0B$ Private Equity and 14.0Bs$ Infrastructure portfolio.
Previously, Dave was Head of the Office of Investments of McGill University from 2009 to 2013 which provides oversight and management of McGill University Pension Plan and Endowment Fund. He was responsible for the formulation and implementation of long-term investment strategies, selection and monitoring of fund managers, and ongoing management of risk and performance. He also ensured that the Pension Investment Committee was supported and advised at the highest level.
From 1998 to 2009, Dave was part of the Private Equity group of CDPQ. Based in the Paris office of CDPQ from 2001 to 2005, Dave was responsible for the origination, deal execution, value creation and exit strategy of the TMT investments in North America, Europe and Asia. Dave acted as a Board Director and member of audit committee of many Portfolio companies.
Dave graduated in Civil Engineering from Laval University and obtained an MBA from HEC in Montreal. He also holds the CFA and FRM designations.
Devarshi Das has been with CapAsia since 2006 with the launch of its first infrastructure fund, SEASAF. He has more than 18 years of private equity, principal investments and other financial services experience in the United States and in Asia. Prior to joining CapAsia, Mr. Das was a member of the Project & Structured Finance Group of Australia and New Zealand Banking Group in Singapore.
Mr. Das began his career in the United States energy industry in 1996 with Sempra Energy Solutions. As a project engineer and later as a project manager, he developed and managed the implementation of energy projects for commercial and light industrial clients in the U.S. Subsequently, Mr. Das worked at Enron Energy Services in Houston and London in a principal investments role. As an Asset Investment Manager at Enron, Mr. Das invested in contracted energy projects and managed risks of capital expenditure portfolios. He also developed valuation models for energy project portfolios within the new business development pricing team.
Presently, Mr. Das is a member of the Board of Directors of three CapAsia investee companies. Mr. Das has an MBA from the University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from Purdue University, in the United States. He graduated at the top of his class with a Bachelor of Technology in Civil Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.
Mr. Farrell is the Chairman & CEO of Privos Capital, a global multi-family office (MFO) LP, with offices in the U.S., Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
Privos partners with family offices, multi-family offices, sovereign and royal families, their funds, foundations, and world-wide portfolio companies, in leading financial centers, as well as in the BRICS, N-11, and Frontier Countries of the Emerging Markets.
Our main business is working with our family office LP partners on a wide range of highly complex, confidential global expansionist activities, capital allocations, and world-wide investments, including strategic alliances, joint ventures, direct investments, and co-investments. Our LP partners are world-class class pioneers in their fields who have created great wealth and, in turn, global family offices.
We manage a broad compilation of investments, companies, and projects all over the world. We work with our LP partners (SFO, MFO, HNWI, UHNWI) up and down the capital stack as allocators of capital across diverse asset classes and opportunities, including private equity, hedge funds, venture capital, private equity secondaries, equities, fixed income, real estate, infrastructure, commodities.
Privos is an active investor and active in most sectors and industries, including real estate, media, art, aviation, LNG, maritime, shipping, fashion, alternative energy, healthcare, automotive, IA, video, power, technology, telecommunications, consumer products, infrastructure, manufacturing, industrial, oil and gas, litigation funding, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, biotech, and financial services.
As a multi-family office, Privos is leading the way in the family office world by being a leader in ESG, SRI and impact investing. All of our investment decisions, capital allocations, and daily work are actively contributing towards meeting the 17 SDGs of the United Nations while generating positive returns for our multi-family office. We embrace the principles of UNPRI. Privos and our dedicated Impact Investing team mobilizes private family office capital to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, creating opportunities for our LPs who wish to generate positive social and environmental impact through their investments.
On a personal note, Mr. Farrell has lived in worked in the U.S., London, Europe and the Middle East. He is a thought leader and one of the leading experts in the world on global family offices and their world-wide investments. Prior to becoming the CEO of Privos, Mr. Farrell was a partner at an international law firm. Mr. Farrell is a frequent in-demand international speaker at leading private equity, hedge fund, real estate, and alternative investor conferences. You may have seen him speaking on stage at the Harvard Club in New York or at various investor events around the world, including in Hong Kong, Singapore, London, Amsterdam, Panama, New York, Chicago, Dallas, Boston, Los Angeles, and elsewhere.
Mr. Farrell has been featured and quoted extensively in Bloomberg.com and the financial press. He is based in his firm’s New York office. Mr. Farrell is married with four sons, two of whom attended the Phillips Exeter Academy, where Mr. Farrell proudly served as a mentor and parent club advisor for over seven years.
Najeeb Haider is Principal Private Sector Operations Specialist at the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Prior to joining AIIB in September 2016, Mr. Haider worked for Citicorp International Limited (CIL). He spent most of his 21 years with CIL in the project and infrastructure finance business and his last position held was Managing Director and Asia Pacific Head for the business. He was based out of Hong Kong for 19 years and prior to that in Karachi. Previously he worked in the corporate banking departments of the Chase Manhattan Bank (4 years) and Bank of America (2). Mr. Haider holds BBA and MBA degrees from the Institute of Business Administration, University of Karachi.
Mr. Pravan Malhotra, Venture Capital, International Finance Corporation
Mr. Malhotra heads Internet Investments in Asia for the Venture Capital team at the International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group. IFC has invested over $1 billion in venture capital investments in VC Funds and directly into Internet, HealthTech, EduTech and CleanTech companies. His investments include Lenskart, BigBasket, NephroPlus, Moglix, Azure Power and Portea Medical in India and Jungle Ventures, Jungle SeedPlus, Oway and Reddoorz in Southeast Asia. Prior to joining IFC, Pravan was a Principal with ORIX Venture Finance in New York and started his career in investment banking. Mr. Malhotra holds an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and is based in Singapore.
Daniel Mallo is responsible for Société Générale's Energy, Infrastructure and Metals & Mining practice in Asia Pacific. The team's activities include conventional and renewable power, oil & gas, LNG, base and precious metals, transportation and social infrastructure. He is based in Hong Kong. Prior to that, he was a Managing Director in Société Générale's New York-based Energy Project Finance Group, where he was responsible for originating and executing transactions in the conventional power, renewable energy, LNG and oil & gas sectors in the United States, Canada and Latin America. Daniel has over 18 years of experience in structured finance and has focused on the Energy and Natural Resources sectors for the past 15 years.
Mr. Mallo graduated from Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) in Paris.
Michael Montelibano is presently Head of Business Development for Ayala Corporation, where he leads Ayala's Business Development team in analyzing new sectors/markets outside of Ayala Corporation's core businesses, in the Philippines and in the Asia region. He is also a Director of certain affiliate and subsidiary companies of AC Healthcare, the healthcare holding company of Ayala, including the Generika Drugstore Group and the Family Doc chain of primary care clinics.
Mr. Montelibano originates and executes investment transactions and partnerships in the in the domestic healthcare and logistics sectors, and as well in select ASEAN markets, including Indonesia, Thailand and Myanmar. He also provides management oversight on Ayala Corporation's investee companies in Vietnam, including participation in Board and Investment Committee meetings. He also heads Ayala Corporation's Innovation Team in identifying new technologies that have significant impact on the operations of the Ayala group of companies, in close collaboration with Ayala business units, external technology experts, and the academic community.
Prior to joining Ayala in 2013, Mr. Montelibano was a PPP Specialist with the Southeast Asia Regional Department at the Asian Development Bank in Manila from 2007 to 2012, where he underwrote and processed sovereign and nonsovereign loans, equity investments and technical assistance grants in the infrastructure and Islamic finance sectors for ADB's clients. In this capacity, he also advised government agencies in Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam on the optimal legislation and institutional framework to support private sector investment in infrastructure projects, primarily via PPPs.
Mr. Montelibano has also held middle management roles at Jones Lang LaSalle (2006-2007; Singapore), DBS Bank (2004-2005; Singapore), Deutsche Bank (1999-2004; Hong Kong), and Security Capital Group (1995-1998; Chicago), primarily in the areas of real estate investment banking and private equity. He graduated with an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley (1995), and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at San Diego (1990).
Mr. Montelibano is presently Head of Business Development for Ayala Corporation, where he leads Ayala's Business Development team in analyzing new sectors/markets outside of Ayala Corporation's core businesses, in the Philippines and in the Asia region. He is also a Director of certain affiliate and subsidiary companies of AC Healthcare, the healthcare holding company of Ayala, including the Generika Drugstore Group and the Family Doc chain of primary care clinics.
Dayu Dara Permata is currently VP at PT. GO-JEK Indonesia, previously a consultant with McKinsey & Company. At GO-JEK, Dayu cofounded & spearheads Go-LIFE, a non-transportation business line of GO-JEK. As a consultant, has served various clients rom public and private sectors focusing around ASEAN & emerging markets on topics of innovation, change management, investment and infrastructure financing, corporate transformation and strategy, banking and financial sector, and technology implementation.
Mr. Rudianto joined BPEA in 2014 to head its Indonesian coverage. He focuses on sourcing and executing investments inIndonesia where BPEA has been with active with two past investments. Prior to joining the firm, he was President Director, Head of Investment Banking Indonesia for Rothschild. Previously, he has worked for J.P. Morgan and Morgan Stanley focusing on investment banking in Indonesia. His past experience includes management consulting experience with The Boston Consulting Group, McKinsey & Co and some stints in large corporates.
Raymond holds an M.B.A.from the Columbia Business School with a concentration in Finance and Entrepreneurship. He also graduated in Bsc and BE (First Class Honours) from the University of Western Australia. He is fluent in English, Bahasa Indonesia and Hokkien.
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Adam Worthington is a Managing Director in Macquarie Capital heading up their Private Capital Markets Infrastructure initiatives, focusing on Asian inbound and outbound capital flows. Whilst playing a part of Macquarie Capital's US$44bn in capital flows, Adam was primarily responsible in driving Macquarie's investment and capital raising for Tigris Water Fund and the Asia Power Development Platform, where he serves as a Director and investment committee member, respectively.
Previously Adam worked in Macquarie Securities, where Adam lived in Indonesia, Singapore and Hong Kong and worked in various regional and sector head roles, including the Head of Coal, Utilities and Renewables Asia, and Head of Asean Emerging Leaders. Adam has been particularly successful in primary and secondary transactions including Straits Asia Resources, Bayan Resources, Indika, Huaneng Renewables, Datang Renewables, China Suntien and China Gas.
Prior to Macquarie, Adam worked Morgan Stanley in London, as a senior analyst covering the Tech, Telecoms and business services sectors for 4 years, where he was successful in primary and secondary equity transactions including COLT Telecom, Equant, France Telecom, Cable and Wireless and British Telecom.
Adam started his career at KPMG, where he was an assistant manager, specializing in audit, IT consulting, and transaction services/corporate finance predominantly in the financial services sector.
Adam is a qualified Chartered Accountant (Australia), and has a bachelor of commerce from the University of Queensland.
Aidil Zulkifli is a technoprenuer with a great interest in the FinTech sector. In late 2014, together with his co-founder, he founded UangTeman.com, the first online short-term loan service provider in Indonesia with a quick, transparent and reliable process. UangTeman helps Indonesians to access small, short-term loans for individuals to meet their needs such as medical bills, school fees and more.
Prior to the founding of UangTeman, Aidil worked as a commercial lawyer at Duane Morris & Selvam LLP. His first fintech startup, KreditAja.com and LoanGarage.com, was acquired by Moneysmart.sg in late 2014.
Aidil holds a bachelor’s degree in law (with honours) from the National University of Singapore, and currently divides his time between Indonesia and Singapore – the two markets that he is extremely familiar with. He is also an active advisor for early start-ups and a volunteer legal counsel at the Cat Welfare Society of Singapore.