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Taimur Baig heads economics as well as macro strategy for interest rate, credit, currency, and equities at DBS Group Research. Prior to joining DBS, Mr. Baig was a Principal Economist at the Monetary Authority of Singapore. Earlier he spent nine years at Deutsche Bank’s Singapore office, where he was Chief Economist, Asia. Before Deutsche, Mr. Baig was based in Washington DC, at the International Monetary Fund, for eight years, where his last position was Senior Economist.
Nicholas A. Nash is the Managing Partner and a co-founder of Asia Partners, a leading growth equity technology investment firm in Southeast Asia.
Prior to Asia Partners, Mr. Nash was the Group President of Sea, Greater Southeast Asia’s leading internet company, from 2014 to 2018. Sea is today a $9.5bn U.S. public company and the region’s market leader in e-commerce and e-sports.
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 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 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. Prior to GA, Mr. Nash was a management consultant with McKinsey & Company in New York.
Mr. Nash was a member of the World Economic Forum’s ASEAN Regional Strategy Group from 2017-2018. Mr. Nash was a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations from 2013-2018 and is a member of the global Kauffman Society for leadership in venture capital, a member of the Young Presidents Organization, a board member for Room to Read in Singapore, and a board member of Endeavor Indonesia.
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.
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.
Emil Reven is an investment professional with a few years experience in early and growth stage tech investments across Southeast Asia in fintech, edutech & logistics spaces. He was a senior investment officer with Kejora Ventures - a leading Indonesia VC Fund - where he originated, executed & monitored the investments while working closely with the Board of various portfolio companies. He is currently a Partner with Equus Equity Asia, a family office platform where he helps coordinate the investment initiatives, focusing on opportunistic global alternative assets, in both equity & debt.
Prior to his VC investment experience, he assumed a strategy development role for several Indonesian companies during his tenure at SKHA, a leading boutique Indonesia management consulting firm.
Emil graduated from University of Indonesia with bachelor degree majoring in management. His leadership was well recognized when he was awarded as Best Leader of The Year at the University.
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