Senior Industry Professionals
Rudiantara is the Minister of Communication and Information of the Republic of Indonesia. Prior to his ministerial position, Rudiantara has more than 28 years’ experience leading various blue chip companies in Indonesia, both private and government-owned, including in all three of the largest telecommunication companies in Indonesia – Indosat, Telkomsel, and XL Axiata.
Rudiantara holds an MBA from School of PPM (IPPM), Jakarta, Indonesia and a Bachelor degree in Statistics from Padjajaran University, Bandung, Indonesia
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.
Winston Cheng is President of International at JD.com responsible for global business initiatives as well as international investments and M&A. Prior to joining JD.com Winston was SVP and Head of Global Corporate Finance & Development and Vice Chairman of Investment Committee responsible for the financing, investments and Mergers & Acquisitions for LeEco Global Group. Before joining LeEco in August 2015, Winston was the Head of Asia Technology, Media and Telecom at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
Prior to joining Bank of America Merrill Lynch in September 2013, Winston was Managing Director and Head of Asia Ex-Japan IBD Technology Group and was also Head of Asia ex-Japan Consumer Retail Group at Goldman Sachs. Winston joined Goldman Sachs in 2007. Prior to that, Winston worked for over 10 years at Citi. Winston began his investment banking career with Salomon Brothers in 1996. He has worked in New York, Palo Alto and Hong Kong during his 20 years in investment banking.
Winston earned a BA in Economics and Chinese Language from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1995.
Sanjay Gujral is a part of the leadership team and investment committee at L Catterton Asia (fka as L Capital Asia), the Asian franchise of L Catterton, the world's leading consumer investor.
L Catterton Asia is a value-added investor focused on businesses that will benefit from the growth in lifestyle consumption in emerging Asian markets. Focus sectors include consumer brands, beauty & wellness,lifestyle retail, food & beverage, boutique hospitality and media & entertainment.
Mr Gujral possesses over 20 years of experience in private equity, M&A and financial advisory. He joined L Catterton Asia in April 2011 to lead the Firm’s operations in India and moved to Singapore in July 2012 to take on his current regional role. Prior to L Catterton Asia, Mr Gujral was an Executive Director at Everstone Capital, a leading India-focused private equity manager. Before moving to the buy-side in 2006, Mr Gujral spent 11 years in corporate finance advisory at Arthur Andersen, Ernst & Young and Ambit Corporate Finance.
Mr Gujral holds a post-graduate diploma in management from the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore and is a commerce graduate from the Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University.
Yoke Kee Ang is the Executive Vice President in the Group Managing Director’s Office of Mah Sing Group, a public-listed company in Malaysia. He runs the family office and private investment vehicle for the founder, and manages strategic investments and partnerships for the group.
Mr. Ang has extensive experience as a senior executive in large corporations and family groups. He has been entrusted over the years in driving growth, making strategic investments, managing portfolios, post-merger integrations and starting up greenfield businesses in Asia.
In his past experience in Softbank, McKinsey, Boston Consulting Group and Government Investment Corporation, Mr. Ang has been involved in strategic, operational and investment issues across industries including Technology, Agribusiness, Healthcare, Logistics, Consumer, Energy, Banking and Real Estate.
Mr. Ang was instrumental in setting up the Southeast Asia headquarter for Softbank Emerging Market, a US-based joint venture between SOFTBANK Corp and World Bank’s International Finance Corp. Mr. Ang also played an important role in overseeing a $1Bil joint investment package by a French renewable energy giant in Indonesia.
Mr. Ang holds a MSc in Financial Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University/NTU and BBA (Honours) from National University of Singapore. An ASEAN Scholar, he is fluent in English, Mandarin, and Bahasa Malaysia/Indonesia.
Since April 2016, Dave is head of Asia for CDPQ, based in Singapore, with the mandate to develop and maintain strong relationships with private and governmental key stakeholders in China, India and South-East Asia. He will also assist the different investment teams (i.e. Private Equity, Infrastructure, funds and real estate) in the selection of Partners and transaction analysis in the local/regional markets.
From 2013 to March 2016, Dave led the risk function for a 25.0B$ 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.
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.
Willson Cuaca co-founded East Ventures and started investing in 2010 when no one believes in Indonesia digital economy. The firm has invested in hundreds companies and consistently nurtures enterpreneurship in technology sector.
Mr. Cuaca started his career as network and cyber security professional. He founded and run Apps Foundry, a mobile app company, before exited to large media group.
Currently Mr. Cuaca sit on advisory board of Indonesia VC association.
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.
Shinta Dhanuwardoyo is a tech industry veteran and trailblazer. She has worked tirelessly to advance technology in the region since founding Bubu.com and serving as the company's Chief Executive Officer. She also initiated Angel-EQ Network. Globe Asia has recognized her on its list of her as one of the Most Powerful Women and she was named to the Inspiring Women Honour Roll by Forbes Indonesia Magazine.
Edwin Fua is a Partner of Navis based in Malaysia and an Investment Committee member. Mr. Fua joined Navis in 2006 and he is focused on deal origination and transactions in Malaysia and in Indonesia. He has been involved in evaluating investments across South East Asia including in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, India and Australia. His investment experience spans across the consumer, retail, medical, manufacturing, education and the retirement sectors. He also sits on and works closely with the Board of Directors and Executive Committees of several Navis portfolio companies in Malaysia and Australia.
Prior to joining Navis, Mr. Fua was involved in investment research, financial analysis and auditing in JP Morgan and in PwC. Mr. Fua was raised in Malaysia and educated in Malaysia and Australia. He holds Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting & Finance) from Monash University, is a qualified accountant with the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and was a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder from 2009 to 2013.
Stefanus Ade Hadiwidjaja is an Executive Director of Creador and an Investment Committee member. Mr. Hadiwidjaja is responsible for Creador’s investments in the Financial Services and Consumer sectors. He is actively involved in managing and monitoring Creador’s portfolio in Indonesia; both as a Commissioner and an Executive Director.
Prior to joining Creador, Mr. Hadiwidjaja was a Project Leader at the Boston Consulting Group where he focused on financial, retail, automotive and telecommunication sectors. Prior to BCG, Mr. Hadiwidjaja worked at Indonesia’s leading boutique financial and management consulting firms, Arghajata Consulting and Skha Consulting. He previously worked for IBM as a Territory Manager. Mr. Hadiwidjaja obtained an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania (as Fulbright-Sampoerna scholar) and a B.Eng. in Industrial Engineering from Universitas Pelita Harapan, graduating in top 5% in his class.
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.
Take charge leader who quickly overcomes profit and growth challenges, leveraging entrepreneurial drive and market acumen for success in Digital Economy with Kioson. Frequently boosts team motivation, customer satisfaction, and product quality to reach aggressive profit goals, while managing network of Kioson’s stakeholders. Kioson is an online to offline (O2O) application that Bridges Online Merchants and Offline Customers through partnership network in Indonesia. Currently Kioson has more than 30,000 micro Entreprises partners across more than 300 cities.
Aulia Halimatussadiah (LLIA) is the Co-Founder and Chief Content Officer of Zetta Media Network. Zetta Media is a digital media network with 11 lifestyle portals.
She helped shape writing and publishing industry in Indonesia with her startups NulisBuku.com, online self publishing platform with 150,000 writers and Storial.co, a story sharing platform allows writers to sell their stories per chapter.
She's a writer of 29 books, varied from novels to how-to books. Her latest book is 'Done is Better Than Perfect', a biography of Indonesian Digital Marketer and Serial Entrepreneur, Denny Santoso.
She's the Co-Managing Director for Girls in Tech Indonesia, to encourage more women to use technology to improve lives. They've been doing
#WhyNot campaign since 2016 with series of seminars, workshops and mentoring sessions.
Ashley He currently holds the position of Senior Investment Director at Ctrip.com, tracking the investment opportunities in SEA. Prior to that, Ms. He was with Sailing Capital, a $2bn Private Equity / Venture Capital based in Hong Kong and leading the investment practice in TMT space including Sensetime, Lyft, Didi Dache, etc. Ms. He started her career in investment banking and holds a BBA from University of Hong Kong.
Henry Hendrawan is the Group CFO of Traveloka since 2015 leading finance operations, corporate strategy, legal and fundraising activities as the company scales throughout Southeast Asia. Prior to Traveloka, he was a Principal for Boston Consulting Group helping major Airlines, FMCG and Telco companies with strategic inititatives and transformation. Mr. Hendrawan has dual engineering degrees from Northwestern University and a Master of Engineering and an MBA from Cornell University.
Christian Hsieh is the co-founder and CEO of Tokenomy, a value creation and distribution network through blockchain tokens. He is also the Chief Financial Officer of INDODAX, a digital asset exchange in Indonesia.
Mr. Hsieh is a former Executive Director at J.P. Morgan, where he provided investment advice and built partnerships with leading enterprises in Southeast Asia. Prior to his investment profession, he managed several international companies across consumer goods and industrial sectors. Mr. Hsieh is an active investor in technologies and social ventures.
Kay-Mok Ku is Managing Partner for Gobi Southeast Asia. He joined Gobi in 2010 and has invested in over 30 companies, including Aptoide, DeClout, Eko, Hermo, Offpeak, Orami, and Qraved. He is a board member of the Singapore Venture Capital Association (SVCA). Prior to his career with Gobi Partners, Mr. Ku held the Vice President position in both Xinya Media and MediaCorp (Singapore). He was also part of the team that managed a $500 million fund at the Media Development Authority in Singapore, and is co-founder of Private Express, a crypto startup based in Silicon Valley. He started his career with the Infocomm Development Authority, and has a Computer Science degree from UC-Berkeley, and an MBA from San Jose State University.
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.
Delano Musafer is Head of Asia-Pacific Capital Markets for the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). As such, Mr. Musafer is responsible for new IPOs/listings from across the entire APAC region, playing a leading role in their origination and also overseeing their execution e.g. the c.US$1bn Sea and US$1.3bn LINE IPOs.
He continually interacts with prospective issuers, PE/VC firms, sovereign wealth funds, investment banks, legal advisors, auditors, relevant government entities and other exchanges from the region.
Mr. Musafer started his career in 1997 as an Equity Capital Markets banker at SBC Warburg (now UBS) based in London, working on numerous corporate and privatization IPOs and follow-ons throughout the EMEA and APAC regions. In 2006, he moved permanently to Asia, and worked at Morgan Stanley’s and Nomura’s APAC Equity Capital Markets teams in both Singapore and Hong Kong. Following that, he was Asia-Pacific Head at specialist IPO roadshow consultancies, which including working on the NYSE-listed US$25bn Alibaba IPO. He joined NYSE in January 2016.
Mr. Musafer has a BSc in Economics from University College London (UCL) as well as an MSc in International Securities, Investment & Banking.
Gary Nelson is a Vice President at Creador and is part of the Investment Team in the Jakarta office. Gary joined Creador in 2015 and has been actively involved in Creador’s investments in the consumer and healthcare space in Indonesia.
Prior to joining Creador, Mr. Nelson was at Macquarie Capital specializing in mergers and acquisitions in the Financial Institutions Group team. Prior to Macquarie, Mr. Nelson started his career as an actuarial consultant in Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu in Sydney, Australia. Mr. Nelson holds a Master in Finance degree from INSEAD and a double degree in Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce (with Distinction) from the University of New South Wales, Australia.
Khailee Ng is a Managing Partner of 500 Startups, a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm. Beyond investing in Silicon Valley, 500 has set up more than a dozen funds in emerging markets, providing seed capital and growth programs to countries in the Middle East, Latin America, and Southeast Asia. Since 2010, the firm has invested in over 2,000 startups in 70 countries, in line with its goal of developing an inclusive and globally connected innovation economy.
With the firm, Mr. Ng has led over +100 investments in Southeast Asian tech startups, including Grab, Bukalapak, Carousell, and other regional champions. Prior to this, he was the founder of Groupsmore (acquired by Groupon) and Malaysia's largest online media company, Says.com (acquired by Media Prima).
As every industry continues to be disrupted by new technology and evolving consumer landscapes, Mr. Ng and 500 Startups specialize in discovering patterns of economic opportunity and investing in the entrepreneurs who will realize them. His investment activity and industry opinions are featured by Bloomberg, TechCrunch, Wall Street Journal, and Fortune, and the 500 Startups portfolio of companies have collectively raised over $10Billion USD.
Shinta Nurfauzia is the CEO & co-founder of Lemonilo. Lemonilo is the biggest LOHAS (Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability) & Wellness meets CPG (Consumer Packaged Goods) vertical startup in Indonesia, on a mission to build a healthier, happier society. Lemonilo enables Indonesian SMEs to formulate, produce and market healthy & natural products that will not break the bank, with technology as a core. Before co-founding Lemonilo, she graduated from University of Indonesia and Harvard Law School and worked as a lawyer and consultant. Her family diabetes history inspires her to live healthier and help others to do the same through Lemonilo.
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.
V Rio Quiserto is a Deputy CEO at UangTeman, Indonesia. He is responsible for Risk Management, Loan Operations, and Collections. He was graduated from University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. Formerly, he was an Assistant Vice President and a Vice President at the several private banks in Indonesia such as Bank Danamon and Bank Permata. His responsible was Retail Credit Audit, Micro Finance, and Risk Management. Overall, Mr. Quiserto has 17 years of experience in Risk Management and joining UangTeman has become an exciting challenge for him and his team to developed the right and efficient risk management in Fintech for UangTeman.
Sam Robinson is Managing Partner of North-East Private Equity Asia, which focuses on Asia private equity funds. Mr. Robinson is based in Singapore and has worked in private equity since 1998, initially joining Schroder Ventures in the UK. In 2001, he was one of the founder members of SVG Advisers, a fund of funds business, where he managed the global investment team. SVG Advisers was acquired by Aberdeen Asset Management in 2013, whereupon Mr. Robinson became Head of Asia Private Equity Fund Investment until his departure in 2015.
Barnaby Robson is a Partner in the KPMG Deal Advisory practice and based in Jakarta. Mr. Robson specializes in cross-border transaction due diligence and deal execution, with a focus on private equity, financial services and technology transactions for both buy and sell-side mandates.
Mr. Robson joined KPMG in 2004 and worked for KPMG in the UK, Germany, Thailand, Shanghai, Korea and Hong Kong, before joining KPMG in Indonesia in 2014. He has led over 100 transactions, of which over 60 were in financial services, including 5 fintech deals in Indonesia in the last 18 months.
Mr. Robson is the author of the following KPMG Indonesia financial services publications:
• 2015: “New Indonesian ‘Branchless Banking and Microfinance Laws –a catalyst for microfinance growth?”
• 2016: “Insurance in Indonesia: opportunities in a dynamic market”
• 2017: “Payments in Indonesia: who will drive the cashless revolution?”
• 2017: “Finance in Indonesia: set for a new path?”
KPMG provides a full range of deal advisory services to private equity and corporate clients in Indonesia, including: strategy, due diligence, contracting and structuring advice, integration and separation, restructuring, valuations and principal advisory services.
Meliza Rusli is the Chief of Corporate Development & Strategy at PT Astra International, Tbk., an Indonesia-based company that primarily engages in seven business segments: Automotive, Financial Services, Heavy Equipment and Mining, Agribusiness, Infrastructure and Logistics, Information Technology and Property. Today, Astra International is among one of the largest Indonesian corporate groups, with a total of more than 200 subsidiaries, jointly controlled entities and associated companies supported by more than 210,000 employees. Astra International also consistently engages in social responsibility programs focused on four basic areas: education, environment, small and medium enterprises (SME) development and health, which are established through nine different foundations.
Prior to her current position, Ms. Rusli held various leadership positions in investment banking and management consulting industry, including her role as the head of Goldman Sachs in Indonesia (2010-2013).
Ms. Rusli earned her Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Indonesia and her MBA degree from University of Melbourne.
Michael Schmidt is a Managing Director of Samena Capital Hong Kong Limited, focusing on sourcing, execution and portfolio management for private equity investments in Asia, with a particular focus on Southeast Asia.
He is a member of the Board of Directors of Flemingo International and HappyFresh and a board observer of SM Assets. Previously, he was also a Member of the Board of Directors at RAK Logistics and SC Fulfil.
Mr. Schmidt has over 12 years of experience in private equity. Prior to joining Samena Capital, he was an Investment Professional at EQT Partners, focusing on mid-market private equity transactions, primarily in the media and telecommunications, healthcare and industrials sectors. Before that, he was an Associate in the Financial Sponsors Group of Credit Suisse in London, advising private equity firms on buyouts and leveraged finance.
Mr. Schmidt holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration (Dipl.Kfm.) from Goethe University Frankfurt.
Four years ago, Samira moved back to Indonesia after having spent twenty five years abroad.
After graduating with her MBA from the United States, she moved back to Indonesia to begin her career as a tech entrepreneur building a SaaS for the hospitality industry.
She then continued her career in a strategic role for a private equity consulting firm, in which she has been involved in setting up operations, management and marketing structures for newly invested businesses.
Samira promptly returned to the world of startups, in the form of Tinkerlust, Indonesia’s most stylish fashion e-commerce. Her leadership has enabled Tinkerlust to experience rocket speed growth since its inception. Her day to day involves is problem solving and creating the foundation of the business, from operations to marketing to product development. With her leadership, Samira aims to grow a profitable and sustainable business to contribute to the fashion sharing economy in the Indonesian retail ecosystem.
She has a BS in Economics, Psychology, and International Studies from Penn State and MBA from Santa Clara University.
Dea Surjadi leads the Indonesian operation for Golden Gate Ventures, a Southeast Asia-focused venture capital with over 35 portfolios. It is her day -to-day mission to support GGV portfolio companies to continuously grow, providing hands-on assistance in multiple aspects primarily through sales leads and partnerships — while continuously on the lookout for great startups.
Previously Ms. Surjadi co-founded a software development house specialising in building e-commerce infrastructure with top Indonesian retailers as clients.
Initially starting her professional career as a news producer in an NBC-affiliated TV station in Missouri, US, Ms. Surjadi comes from a diverse background of journalism, PR, and marketing before finally finding her pursuit in building tech companies.
Ms. Surjadi holds a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from Missouri School of Journalism.
Harold Tjiptadjaja joined IIF in 2011 as Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer. Currently, Mr. Tjiptadjaja manages IIF’s loan and equity portfolio of IIF amounting more than USD 500 million, across different sectors, e.g. power, oil & gas, telecommunication, toll road, seaport, and airport. Leading the team of 20+ investment professionals, Mr. Tjiptadjaja is responsible for business development and portfolio management within IIF. Prior to joining IIF, Mr. Tjiptadjaja was Vice President at Earth Investment Group (2010 – 2011) and Corporate Finance Partner of Indoconsult Prima (2009 – 2011) after working with Sinarmas Group (2007 – 2008) and Northstar (2006). Prior to working in Indonesia, Mr. Tjiptadjaja spent more than 12 years working experience in the Netherlands, among others with PwC, KPMG and Indover Bank. Mr. Tjiptadjaja obtained a Master of Science degree in Financial Economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands in 1997.
Paramount Enterprise was founded in the early 2000s with the development of Paramount Land. Now considered Indonesia's biggest privately owned property company, it has expanded its arm into several industries, namely Hospitality (Parador Hotel Management Company), Healthcare (Bethsaida Hospital and Seraphim Life Center), Energy (Hydropower), Retail (Bateeq - apparel), Media (MPGMedia), Education (Matana University and IndonesiaX), Logistics (JET), Agriculture and Fishery.
Edward Widjonarko is the co-founder of CICIL.co.id a fintech startup aiming to provide financing access for university students in Indonesia. Prior CICIL, Mr. Widjonarko has extensive working experience as a corporate finance advisor helping clients both from private and public sectors in Merger Acquisitions, Debt Restructuring and Project Financing transactions. His passion in digital industry led him served a brief stint as a head of product and business development in an eCommerce company in Indonesia. Edward, Graduated from the School of Business Management ITB 2008, and INSEAD MBA class of 2016.
Reynold Wijaya is the co-founder of Modalku and Funding Societies, pioneer peer-to-peer lending platforms for SMEs loans in Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia. His ultimate dream is to build a better Indonesia through business impacts. He started both companies while he was completing his MBA at Harvard Business School.
Prior to starting Funding Societies, Mr. Wijaya was an executive at United Family Food, one of the largest confectioneries in Indonesia, leading operations, engineering team, and co-leading all plant managers. With more than 4,000 employees under his management, he led all expansion and efficiency projects and generated millions of dollars of savings through standardization of procedures, automation, and continuous production line.
Mr. Wijaya holds an MBA degree from Harvard Business School and he graduated Summa Cum Laude from The University of Michigan with a Master and Bachelor degree in Industrial and Operations Engineering. His passion in business and operations led him to do internships in various plants and companies during his college years, where he gained hands-on experience on leading operations.
Mr. Wijaya is the co-founder of Let's Go to School in Indonesia, a non-profit organization committed to help financially-challenged children resume education. Outside of work, Mr. Wijaya enjoys spending time with his beloved family, networking (social chair of Asia Business Club while in Harvard Business School), travelling, and sports, where he played varsity level soccer.
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.
Aaron Yuan joined LGT Capital Partners in 2014 to help run its Asia Pacific private equity co-investment activities. Prior to LGT, Aaron was a member of the buyout team for Bain Capital, based in Boston and responsible for diligence, structuring, and monitoring investments across TMT, FIG, consumer, retail, and healthcare sectors.
Mr. Yuan has over 10 years of experience in private equity and investment banking. He worked in the healthcare investment banking group at Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch’s M&A group in New York. He also spent time in Shanghai running an early stage venture, later acquired by a PE-backed portfolio company. Mr. Yuan holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.S. in finance and accounting from Stern School of Business at NYU.
LGT Capital Partners is a leading alternative investment specialist with USD 50 billion in assets under management and more than 400 institutional clients in 33 countries. An international team of over 300 professionals is responsible for managing a wide range of investment programs focusing on private markets, liquid alternatives, specialized long-only and multi-asset class solutions. Headquartered in Pfaeffikon (SZ), Switzerland, the firm has offices in New York, Dublin, London, Vaduz, Dubai, Beijing, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Sydney.