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Usman Akhtar is a Head of Private Equity practice, Southeast Asia based in Bain & Company's Jakarta office. He is an expert in the firm's Private Equity and Energy & Natural Resources practices.
Mr. Akhtar has more than 10 years of management consulting experience, advising leading businesses on their biggest opportunities and challenges.
His consulting engagements have included clients in a range of sectors, including oil and gas, consumer products and retail, supply chain management, automotives and technology. He specializes in the areas of growth and portfolio strategy, fund strategy, M&A advisory and due diligence, organizational effectiveness and turnarounds.
As an active member of Bain's Private Equity Group, Mr. Akhtar advises investors and their portfolio companies on strategy, commercial due diligence and portfolio company value creation.
Mr. Akhtar also leads Bain's Southeast Asia social impact practice work as the regional leader for Bain Cares, Bain's pro-bono program providing advice to nonprofit organizations.
Prior to joining Bain in 2008, Mr. Akhtar worked as an associate in investment management and a manager in trade advisory.
He holds an MBA with distinction from INSEAD and a BA in Economics-Philosophy from Columbia University.
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.
Shane is Founder and Partner of Openspace Ventures, a Singapore-headquartered VC focused on investments in Southeast Asia-based technology companies. Openspace currently manages 4 funds with total committed capital of over US$350M. Selected Openspace investments overseen by Shane include Gojek, HaloDoc, Whispir, Biofourmis, Finnomena and Tanihub Group.
Openspace’s inaugural fund is consistently performing top 5% of VC funds globally according to Cambridge Associates benchmark. As of June 2020, a total of US$6.5 bn follow-on capital has been raised by Openspace portfolio companies. In 2018, Shane was a finalist for Asian VC/PE “Professional of the Year” as coordinated by the Asian Venture Capital Journal.
Shane was previously Managing Director and Co-Head (Technology Investment Banking, of Citigroup Asia-Pacific. As a technology banker, he spent over thirteen years advising Asian technology companies and financial sponsors on capital raising and M&A strategies. Over this time, his clients have included strategic players such as Qihoo, Mediatek, Pactera, Acquity, Hisoft, ASE, SAS and sponsors such as Temasek, Khazanah, ATIC, GGV, CVCI and DCM. Shane has acted as advisor on many technology M&A transactions including SaS acquisition of Covalent, sale of Singapore Computer Systems to NCS in 2009 and the private equity buyouts of SPI, Unisteel, MMI and Acument. Prior to his banking career, Shane was a strategy consultant with Bain and Company and GEM Consulting in Australia.
Shane has an MBA with distinction from INSEAD Singapore where he was a recipient of the IAA Asian Campus scholarship and a Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Commerce from UWA.
Huai Fong is the Regional Lead for the East Asia & the 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 has also passed all three levels of the Chartered Financial Analyst program.
Dr. Jeffrey Chi is a Managing Director of Vickers Venture Partners, Vice Chairman of Vickers Capital Group and a member of its Investment Committee. He is also former Chairman and currently Ambassador of the Singapore Venture Capital & Private Equity Association. Dr. Chi also sits on the advisory panels of the Monetary Authority of Singapore, the commercialization arm of A*Star and the National University of Singapore Division of Engineering and Technology Management. Based out of Shanghai, Dr. Chi heads Vickers Venture’s investments in Asia and has investments in artificial intelligence, blockchain technology, education, e-commerce, healthcare/wellness and financial services (including fintech).
Formerly a corporate finance specialist with and Executive Director at Pegasus Capital, he has managed engagements for large and small clients in both the public and private sectors. Prior to Pegasus Capital, Dr. Chi was a senior consultant with the Monitor Group. Dr. Chi's operational background includes seven years on the management team of an engineering group with operations in Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, China and Indonesia. As its Managing Director, he led the group into the Enterprise 50 in 1997 in Singapore.
Dr. Chi is a C.F.A. Charter holder and graduated from Cambridge University with 1st Class Honours in Engineering. He earned his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in organizational knowledge and information technology.
Willson Cuaca is the Co-founder and Managing Partner of East Ventures, a Southeast Asian early-stage investment fund and the VC pioneer of Indonesia. The firm started investing in 2009 when no one believed in the potential of Indonesia’s consumer Internet.
East Ventures has funded hundreds of early-stage companies in Southeast Asia since their early days. Most of the companies have received subsequent funding rounds and are riding on top of Indonesia’s middle-class consumer growth. The firm has also exited investments through M&A to local and international companies. Last year, East Ventures was named the most consistent top performing VC fund globally by Preqin, and most active investor in SEA and Indonesia by various media.
Saifulbahri Hassan is a Senior Vice President with Kumpulan Wang Persaraan (Diperbadankan) [“KWAP”], Malaysia’s largest public sector pension fund where he leads the Private Equity and Infrastructure investment efforts for the organisation.
Professionally, Saiful has early industry exposure in Information Technology and Electronics Manufacturing. The last 18 years of his career has been in private equity, venture capital and developmental finance. Prior to joining KWAP, he was the Vice President of Malaysia Venture Capital Management Ltd (MAVCAP), a venture capital firm.
Saiful obtained his degree in Economics from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, USA and his master’s degree in Management from the International Islamic University of Malaysia.
Jim Hildebrandt is a Managing Director of Bain Capital in Hong Kong and a founder of the Bain Capital Asia business.
Prior to joining Bain Capital, Mr. Hildebrandt was a partner at Bain & Company, helping to establish Asian offices in China, Korea, Southeast Asia and Australia. Mr. Hildebrandt served on the Global Operating and Compensation Committees, and had regional leadership responsibility for the Private Equity and Financial Services Practices.
Mr. Hildebrandt received an MBA from Stanford Business School and graduated as the Henry Ford II Scholar. He received a JD from the University of Toronto and studied Mathematics at the University of Western Ontario.
Gopal Jain is Managing Partner and Co-founder of Gaja Capital, an India-focused growth & buyout firm based in Mumbai. Founded in 2005, Gaja is a leading player in India’s private equity market with an exceptional track record of 20+ investments and an AUM of over $500m. Gaja has invested consistently in India’s mid-market across themes in education, financial services & consumer, with a key focus on driving scale and transformation in its portfolio companies via operational value add.
Gopal leads both the executive and investment functions at the firm and has personally led several of the Firm’s investments. Gopal has been investing in Indian equities since the age of thirteen and has been a professional investor in the Indian capital markets for almost thirty years. He is one of the more experienced private equity investors in India, having led or co-led over 25 private equity investments since 1995. Several of the companies Gopal has backed have grown 10x in value since the investment. Prior to Gaja Capital, he was country head for the Boston-based View Group one of the pioneers in Indian private equity.
Gopal is an active columnist and is currently member of SEBI’s Alternative Investment Policy Advisory Committee and Indian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association’s Executive Committee. He has a deep interest in the social sector and leads Gaja Gives which supports a wide and growing number of philanthropic efforts in India.
Gopal is a Graduate in Electrical Engineering from IIT Delhi. He is remembered on the campus for being one of the first graduates from the institute to turn entrepreneur before graduating. He currently lives in Mumbai with his mother Sudesh, wife Chitra and daughters Srishti and Ira.
Melissa Kang has over 20 years of private equity investment experience in Asia. She is the Founder and Managing Partner of JI Capital Partners an investment firm founded by a team of seasoned private equity investment professionals that focuses on sustainable and high impact investments in Southeast Asia. Ms. Kang is also the Founder of Jasmine Sustainability Research Institute, a social enterprise that focuses on specialized market research in ESG and high impact investment opportunities in Asia. Previously, Ms. Kang was a Portfolio Manager and the dedicated ESG Officer of Integro, the global impact fund at Morgan Stanley.
Prior to Morgan Stanley, Ms. Kang worked at IFC, the private sector arm of World Bank Group, where she was a Principal Investment Officer and Regional Lead for East Asia Pacific, responsible for private equity fund investments, based in Indonesia. In that role, she was responsible for new business that covered 15 countries and oversaw $1 billion of portfolio investments, and sat on several advisory boards. In addition, Ms. Kang was also the Global Lead for gender investment for funds at IFC.
Before embarking on impact investing, Ms. Kang was the CEO for a private equity fund of funds business in Asia, a joint venture between ING Investment Management and Pomona Capital, based in Hong Kong. Before that, Ms. Kang had held senior positions at 3i and DBS Bank, responsible for direct investments in Asia. Prior to her private equity career, Ms. Kang spent 8 years in equity investment research and SME finance.
Ms. Kang graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Arts Degree, major in Economics and Political Science. She subsequently earned a Master degree in Applied Finance from the University of Adelaide, Australia. Ms. Kang was a participant at the YMP 2000 program at Insead. Ms. Kang is a frequent speaker at private equity conferences in Asia focusing on ESG, sustainability and impact investing.
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.
Geetali Kumar is Vice President at DEG and is based in Singapore. She is responsible for sourcing, structuring and managing equity investments as well as investments in private equity funds in South East Asia. She brings over 10 years of experience in private equity investments focusing on buyouts, growth capital and impact investments across the developing economies of Asia.
Dr. Lanyi is a senior Private Equity professional with 19 years of experience. Based in Singapore, he currently serves as a Managing Director at CDH Investments, where he co-leads CDH's Southeast Asian and global 'Cross-border' investment activities.
Established in 2001, CDH is one of the most well-established alternative assets fund management companies in China, managing close to US$20billion in client assets across different strategies and funds. The firm specializes in investment opportunities in the consumer and healthcare sectors.
Prior to joining CDH, Dr. Lanyi held senior roles at Mekong Capital and Templeton Private Equity. Dr. Lanyi lived in Vietnam between 2007-2012 and continues to manage CDH's office in HCMC.
Dr. Lanyi is the Chairman of the Singapore Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (SVCA).
Wai Leng Leong has 30 years of work experience in the finance and banking sectors, including 13 years in China, where she built a commercial banking business from scratch. She has an excellent business network in China and in South-East Asia, including in Singapore. Over the course of her career, Wai Leng has worked in both the buy and the sell sides of the industry, in developed and developing financial markets.
She was previously Managing Director and Head of Business Management Unit at the Bank of Singapore, a wholly owned subsidiary of OCBC Bank. Before joining the Bank of Singapore, Wai Leng was the Chairman & CEO of OCBC Bank (China) Ltd. In 2010, she became the first banker from a non-Japanese Asian bank to win a Gold Magnolia Award, one of the highest recognitions from the Shanghai government. Perhaps most noteworthy was the fact it was the Chinese regulatory body, CBRC (Central Banking Regulatory Commission) of China who nominated her for this award.
She was also Managing Director and Head of Corporate and Institutional Bank at HSBC China. Previously, she held senior positions at multinational corporations such as Philips Electronics China Group, as well as at JP Morgan Bank and at Citibank, in Singapore.
Serge L. Lépine is originally from Montréal, Québec and has primarily been assuming regional and global investments responsibilities out of Canada, Asia and the Middle East.
Mr. Lépine established Cabot Capital Partners (CCP), a Singapore Regulated Fund Management Company to provide delegated investment management services to institutional investors and family offices seeking to develop exposure to Asia or manage and grow existing portfolios. CCP is also developing niche PE and credit yielding strategies for Asia and North America respectively.
Previously, Mr. Lépine was the CEO of the Qatar and Abu Dhabi Investment Company (QADIC), a US $2 billion global investment platform that he led since its inception in 2013 with the support of SWFs from Qatar and Abu Dhabi. Before relocating to Qatar to establish QADIC, Mr. Lépine was the Chief Investment Officer at a Bahrain SWF and prior to that worked successively at the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) and the Abu Dhabi Investment Council (ADIC) to set up the co-investment and direct investment business units respectively.
Before moving to the Gulf region in 2004, Mr. Lépine had been based in Asia since 1996 establishing the initial private equity operations of the Caisse de Dépot et Placement du Québec (CDPQ).
During his early career, Mr. Lépine worked in Montréal for CDPQ as well as other leading Canadian financial institutions, primarily in the areas of direct investments, mergers and acquisitions advisory and corporate finance.
Kelvin is a Director at the Future Fund, Australia’s Sovereign Wealth Fund, where he has responsibility for in excess of $22bn in assets invested in private equity and venture capital. Prior to that he worked at Navis Capital Partners for 10 years, most recently as a Senior Investment Director in their Australian office.
Kelvin has over 13 years’ experience in the financial services sector and holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws (University Medal) from the University of New South Wales. He is also a CFA charterholder and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Before joining Campbell Lutyens, Eric spent eight years at Unigestion, where he led the firm’s Asia Pacific private equity program. Prior to that he was at CDC Group, where he focused on Asian investments, having started his career at General Electric.
Eric holds a master’s degree in business from EM Lyon and an economics undergraduate degree from Paris Dauphine.”
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.
Sunil Mishra specializes in the sourcing and execution of Asian investments ex-China, specifically in India, Australia, Japan, Southeast Asia, and Korea.
Prior to joining Adams Street, Sunil worked for Standard Chartered Bank in Singapore performing financial and business analyses of local and regional companies. Previously, Sunil worked in India as an Investment and Strategy Associate in Tacogroup, the automotive technology and engineering investment arm of the Tata Group of India, where he worked on business planning, feasibility studies, and localization plans for new ventures.
Sunil manages relationships with several of Adams Street’s managers and sits on advisory boards of more than a dozen private equity firms within the Adams Street Partners portfolio.
Sunil is a member of Adams Street’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Committee.
Sean Murphy is a fund formation partner in Cooley’s Singapore office. Sean’s practice focuses on the formation and operation of private funds across venture capital, growth equity, buy-out, special situations, real estate and infrastructure strategies. First resident in Singapore in 2004, he has advised fund sponsors and investors for more than a decade from offices in Singapore, Hong Kong and New York. Sean also regularly advises clients on co-investments, managed accounts, feeder funds for HNWIs, carried interest plans, strategic partnerships and US securities and investment advisory laws.
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.
Chad Ovel has over 20 years’ experience leading value growth in Vietnam. Before joining Mekong Capital, he had a successful track record as a CEO leading the rapid growth of both a foreign-owned export manufacturing business and a local company operating in the sectors of construction, retail and manufacturing. Since joining Mekong Capital in 2013, he has led Mekong Capital’s successful investments in restaurant operator Golden Gate, which generated a 9.1x return upon exit, and in pharmaceutical leader Traphaco, which generated a 6.3x return upon exit. Chad holds an MBA from University of Chicago.
Mr. Mohit Ralhan is the Managing Partner & CIO of TIW Private Equity. Mr. Ralhan specializes in Buyouts, Margin Expansion & Turnaround situations. Prior to TIW, he was an Investment & Operating Professional at Baring Private Equity Partners India Fund II and Fund III. He has over 2 decades of experience in Fund Management. He has served on advisory board of companies in the interest-rate sensitive sectors, FMCG, Technology, Education, Consumption, Media, Digital Businesses, Real Estate & Manufacturing Consumption. He is a thought leader in buyout investments and has been a regular speaker in various industry forums such as AVCJ Japan, AVCJ USA, AVCJ Singapore, Super Investor Asia, GTech Leader’s Meet, Pension Fund Investment Summit, to name a few. He has been awarded by the Times Group as the “Most Promising Business Leaders of Asia” in 2019 at Singapore for demonstrating exemplary leadership qualities.
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.
Tushar joined Square Peg as a Partner in 2015. Founded in 2012, Square Peg is a venture capital fund that invests in Australia, Israel and Southeast Asia with a focus on Series A and Series B. It manages more than USD1 billion in capital commitments.
Tushar leads Square Peg’s presence in SEA, and is based in Singapore. He has led several investments for Square Peg across SEA and Australia, and represents the firm on numerous portfolio company Boards.
Prior to Square Peg Tushar had more than 10 years’ experience as a lawyer and management consultant with a focus on tech, media and telecommunications. He has advised on all facets of business, including growth strategies, M&A, go-to-market, leadership development, organisational design and process improvement.
Tushar holds degrees in computer science and law from the University of New South Wales, and an MBA degree from INSEAD.
Leon manages investor relations and products for VinaCapital’s private equity investor base, within the investment team responsible for managing the $1 billion VinaCapital Vietnam Opportunity Fund. He has successfully raised capital for VinaCapital’s private equity offering and was previously Head of Product Development for VinaCapital Asset Management.
Leon has advised fund managers for 15 years on private fundraising matters. He was formerly the COO for a multi-family office in Singapore and General Counsel of Prosperity Capital Management, a multi-billion dollar Russia focused fund manager. Leon previously held roles at Kirkland & Ellis, SJ Berwin and Mourant, during which he advised fund sponsors of private equity, venture capital, real estate and infrastructure funds.
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Dr. Kid is a serial entrepreneur who, at the age of 19, developed and sold the first mobile stock trading application for the Stock Exchange of Thailand (now #1 stock trading app in the country) in 2005.
He’s now CEO and Co-founder at RISE - Corporate Innovation Powerhouse where he consults large conglomerates MNCs to innovate faster through RISE’s Corporate Innovation Platform which is known for its Global Accelerator Program, Intrapreneur University, Venture Building Services, and Corporate Innovation Summit - Asia’s Largest Experiential Conference.
With the mission to lift up 1% of GDP of Southeast Asia region, RISE has been creating the global ecosystem for corporate innovation with a network of more than 400 corporations, 4,000 startups, and over 20,000 corporate innovators and partners in 40 countries around the world, contributing to a combined impact of over 1.2 billion USD.
Previously, he founded MCFIVA, a digital advertising agency which manages multi-million advertising campaigns for Fortune 500 companies in Thailand and Southeast Asia. In 2013, D2C Inc (Japan) - NTT Docomo Group of companies acquired a sizable stake in MCFIVA and invested into the company to expand into SEA.
Kid holds MS in Biomedical Informatics from Oregon Health and Science University and MD from Mahidol University. He is also the former President of Digital Advertising Association Thailand, Stanford’s GSB Alumni and fellow and member of a number of professional associations in the US and Asia.
Kid is an avid marathon runner and globetrotter. He lives in Bangkok with his wife and a 7-year old daughter.
Manas Tamotia is a Partner in L.E.K.’s Southeast Asia practice and is based in Singapore. He has more than 14 years of experience in strategy consulting in Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Americas. Manas advises major corporations on strategy, mergers and acquisitions, and restructuring. During his career he has worked across a number of different industries but possesses extensive experience in private equity, building products and materials, energy (power and utilities), airports and food and beverage.
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Andrew has 23 years of experience with KPMG principally focused on major IPO and corporate M&A transaction deal execution and project management in multiple major locations including London, New York, Sydney and Singapore.
His principal sector experience is on transactions in the Private Equity and Services sectors.
Andrew has acted as Lead Partner for KPMG on more than 350 significant transactions with an aggregate deal value of more than $150 billion. He has led many of the more complex and demanding projects KPMG has been involved with in Asia over the last ten years.
Professional and industry experience
Private Equity: As Head of Private Equity, Andrew has led projects with most leading financial sponsors including KKR, Blackstone, CVC, Carlyle, TPG, Northstar, CHAMP, CHAMP Ventures, L Capital, Catalyst, TA Associates, Goldman Sachs PIA, TH Lee, and Macquarie Bank Principal Investments.
Complex transactions: Andrew has led the project management and due diligence for many landmark public and private transactions including KKR’s acquisition of Goodpack (SGX), the Seven / Westrac Merger, KKRs acquisition of GenesisCare, the CPPIB acquisition of Macquarie Communications Infrastructure Group, Macquarie Media Group IPO, DUET’s IPO, AUSTAR’s refinancing, the global consortium acquisition and listing of Dyno Nobel, the global consortium acquisition of Boart Longyear, the consortium acquisition of the DBNGP, the acquisition by AGL of both Southern Hydro and Powerdirect.
Direct / co-investments: Andrew has assisted SWF, major pension funds and fund of funds on direct or co-investments including CPPIB, Temasek, GIC, Ontario Teachers, CalPERS, CalSTRS and HarbourVest.
Location experience: His major location experience include: London (5 Years), Sydney (13 Years) , New York (2 Years) and Singapore. In addition he has led transaction teams in across South East Asia, China, Japan, India, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand and Hong Kong
Indonesian citizen, 48 years old, domiciled in Jakarta. He holds Bachelor of Business Administration (Distinction) in Finance/Management from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA, and Master’s Degree in Finance (Merit) from the London Business School.
Appointed as Assistant Vice President, Equity Research of Lippo Securities-SBC Warburg (1995 - 1998), Consultant at Boston Consulting Group - Jakarta (1998 - 2004), Director of Investment Banking of PT Danareksa Sekuritas (2004 - 2006), Managing Director, Northstar Advisor Pte. Ltd. (2006-present), Commissioner of PT Bank Tabungan Pensiunan Nasional Tbk (2008 – January 2015), President Commissioner of PT Bukit Makmur Mandiri Utama (2010 - present), Commissioner of PT Delta Dunia Makmur Tbk (June 2011 – present), Commissioner of PT Trimegah Sekuritas Indonesia Tbk (2013 – present) and Commissioner of PT BFI Finance Indonesia Tbk (2015 – present).
Mr Tsang has been in the private equity and venture capital industry for 20 years. Mr Tsang’s industry experience includes: education and professional services, TMT, retail and consumer products, real estate, natural resources/mining, advanced manufacturing, automotive, healthcare, logistics, environmental products/services, energy and alternative energy, financial services etc. The companies he has been involved with include Noah Education Holdings Limited, Minsheng Education Group (1569.HK), Galloping Horse Media Group Limited, Kangda International Environmental Protection Holding Limited (6136.HK), Pansoft Group Limited, Ambow Education, Hidili Industry International Development Limited (1393.HK), Launch Tech Co Ltd (2488.HK), Great Wall Auto (2333.HK, 601633.CN), Nord Anglia Education, Kasca Education, China Mini-Storage, Teky Holdings, Carsome. Prior to founding Strategic Year Holdings Limited, he spent 13 years at Baring Private Equity Asia (“Baring Asia”), where his last position was Managing Director. He was the Founding Partner of Baring Asia’s Beijing office. Prior to that, he was with Merrill Lynch Asia Pacific doing equity research, focusing on media and retail sectors. In the 1990s, Mr Tsang began his career at Peregrine Investment Holdings, where he was involved with Asian fixed income sales and marketing.
Mr Tsang is currently President, Co-Chairman of PRC Committee and Co-Chairman of Real Assets Committee of the Hong Kong Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (HKVCA). Previously, he was Hong Kong Venture Capital and Private Equity Association’s Chairman of the Board (2013-2015). Mr Tsang is a Member of the Mainland Business Advisory Committee of Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC). He is also the Co-Chairman of the Financial Services Committee of Hong Kong China Chamber of Commerce (HKCHCC). Prior to founding Strategic Year Holdings Limited, he was Senior Advisor, Asia with Apollo Education Group.
Mr Tsang obtained a Master’s Degree in Management Studies at University of Oxford, United Kingdom; and a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (First Class Honors) at Imperial College of Science and Technology, London, United Kingdom.
CBN Weekly, “2011-2012 Most Valuable Partners 50 in China”
Forbes China Magazine, “2008,2009, The 50 Best Venture Capitalists in China”
Top Capital Magazine, “2008 The Best PE Investor of The Year”
China Most Valuable Venture Enterprises Awards, “2008 The Best PE Investor”
Zero2IPO Group, “2007, 2009, Top 10 PE Capitalists in China”
World Eminence Chinesebusiness Association, “Top 100 Most Visionary Chinese Investors (2007, 2008)”
China Venture Group, “2008 The Top 30 PE Investors of The Year”
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.
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.