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Christina is a Managing Principal of Gaw Capital Partners and in charge of global capital markets activities. She works closely with limited partners relating to capital raising and new product developments. Gaw Capital is a real estate private equity firm and has raised six commingled funds targeting the Greater China and APAC since 2005. The firm also manages value-add/opportunistic funds in Vietnam and the US, a Pan-Asia hospitality fund, a European hospitality fund and also provides services for separate account direct investments globally. The firm has over USD$ 27 billion in AUM as of Q3 2020. She also serves as Executive Director of Pioneer Global Group (0224.HK) and Independent Non-executive Director and Member of the Finance and General Committee and the Sustainability Committee of CLP Holdings Limited (0002.HK).
Prior to joining Gaw Capital, Christina had an investment banking career with Goldman Sachs and UBS as Managing Director for over 15 years, with responsibilities as Head of Asia Equities Distribution and as Head of APAC Capital Introduction team within Prime Brokerage. She has deep experience in covering some of the largest institutional investors globally.
Christina is also active in community and educational sector capacity work in Hong Kong. She is currently a board member of InspiringHK Sports Foundation and advisor of Teach for Hong Kong, finance committee member and board member of Hong Kong International School, board member of Stellart International School of Arts, executive committee vice chairwoman of St. Paul’s Co-educational College Alumni Association, corporate member of the Cheltenham Ladies College UK, school supervisor for TWGHs S. C. Gaw Memorial College and the council member of Lingnan University, Hong Kong. She has also served as the board member of The Women’s Foundation for over 10 years from 2009 to 2019 and the board treasurer of The Hong Kong Ballet Group from 2010 to 2017.
Christina received her B.S in Business Administration from the University of San Francisco, California.
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.
Thuy Dropsey is an Executive Director in the Southeast Asia team for Affirma Capital (formerly known as Standard Chartered Private Equity) since 2016. Prior to Affirma Capital, Thuy was a Vice President at Lombard Investments, establishing the fund’s office in Ho Chi Minh City and overseeing investment strategy, deal sourcing and portfolio management in Vietnam. Prior to joining Lombard in 2011, Thuy was at Mekong Capital, a Vietnam-based private equity fund manager. Earlier in her career, Thuy was at Bain Capital Credit. Thuy began her professional career at Ernst & Young in its Asset Management group in Boston.
Mr. Dzung is the Deputy CEO of SSIAM. He has over 12 years of experience in sales, finance and investment. He worked with InterCall, CBOT, ABN AMRO in Chicago, USA before joining SSIAM in 2007. Mr. Dzung oversees SSIAM’s overall investment activities and leads its private equity function. He is the Portfolio Manager for all SSIAM's co-managed private equity funds with Daiwa Securities Group (Japan).
Mr.Dzung has been on Board of Directors of various leading companies such as Transimex Corporation (a top local logistics company), OPC Pharmaceutical (a leading herbal medicines company in Vietnam) and Dohaco (top kraft paper manufacturing company) and Concung (leading Mom & baby retailer).
Mr. Dzung is graduated from Knox College, Illinois, USA with a Bachelor of Art in Economics. He also received a Master degree in Business Administration, with focus in Finance, from Loyola University Chicago, Illinois, USA where he is member of Beta Gamma Sigma, the international business honorary society.
Giang Pham, Co-founder and Customer Experience Officer of Genetica, a proprietary gene decoding technology company, which headquarters in the US and has its operation in Singapore and Vietnam.
Genetica provides its low-cost gene test solutions to provide its users in-depth personalized reports on optimal plans for fitness and diet; children development and critical illness prevention (cancers, diabetes; strokes…). Its proprietary technology is the achievement of marrying Machine Learning competency and Molecular Biology deep expertise, plus years of research partnership with leading institutes including UCSF, Harvard Medical School, Stanford University, Cornell University; Illumina and Thermo Fisher.
Giang also serves on the founding Board of Directors of Endeavor Vietnam, a part of Endeavor Global, a non-profit global movement that empowers high-impact entrepreneurs. Giang also co-founds and serves on the advisory board of the Vietnam Innovation General Education Foundation (VIGEF); a social impact initiative which supports and nurtures scaling-up of local and specific teaching and learning initiatives among 5,000 public schools across Vietnam.
Before co-founding Genetica, Giang was an Investment Partner at Mekong Capital, a private equity firm based in Vietnam which backed iconic deals such as Mobile World; Vietnam Australian School; Phu Nhuan Jewelries Joint Stock Company...
Andy Ho serves as Chief Investment Officer of VinaCapital Group, and Managing Director of the VinaCapital Vietnam Opportunity Fund (VOF), which is traded on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange. Since joining VinaCapital in 2007, Andy has helped VOF’s net asset value surpass the USD1 billion mark, deployed over USD1 billion on privately negotiated deals and led over USD700 million in exits via strategic trade sales. Andy is a leading authority on investing in developing markets, privatizations, and private equity deals in Vietnam, regularly speaking at events around the region and appearing in the media.
Prior to joining VinaCapital, Andy was director of investment at Prudential Vietnam, where he looked after the company’s capital market portfolio and developed its bank investment strategy, which provided a return of four times over an 18-month period. He also served as manager of Prudential’s mutual fund, PruBF1. Andy also held various management positions at Dell Ventures (the investment group of Dell Computer Corp.) and Ernst & Young. Andy earned a BS in Finance and Accounting from the University of Colorado Boulder, and an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the US.
Gabriel Ho Ji-Min is a Managing Director and member of the Investment Committee of Dymon Asia Private Equity (DAPE), where he oversees investments in Southeast Asia. DAPE manages approximately SG$1 billion of committed capital, and is the private equity arm of Dymon Asia Capital, which manages approximately US$4.5 billion in total AUM.
Prior to joining DAPE, Gabriel worked at Baring Private Equity Asia, Morgan Stanley, and the Singapore Government. He has 15 years of private equity and investment banking experience, and has completed investments and divestments totaling c.US$900 million for 10 companies across Asia. At DAPE, he has led investments and divestments in healthcare, education, consumer and business services, and these portfolio companies have operations and presence across Singapore, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, China and Taiwan.
Gabriel currently serves as Chairman of Asia Medical Enviro Services and as Director of Select Group, Rudi’s Fine Food, and Continental Deli. Other directorships include positions previously held on the boards of UEMS, Asia Integrated Facility Solutions, Asia Facility Solutions, and Lutheran Care Community Services.
Gabriel received his M.A. from Harvard University in 2006, and a B.A. in Economics (Phi Beta Kappa) from the University of Chicago. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).
Trung Hoang is a Partner at VinaCapital Ventures. He has more than 25 years of experience in business consultancy, corporate operations, and venture capital across region in SEA and Silicon Valley. During his career, he has served on multiple boards to technology start-ups that have successfully expanded across the region and that have achieved successful local IPOs (> 100x multiple). Additionally, he was the former Head of Business and Management Consulting at PwC Indochina covering Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. Trung holds an MBA from the Maastricht School of Management in Holland.
Danny Gold Hwang is the Founder and CEO of NPX Point Avenue, an education technology firm headquartered in Singapore. Founded in 2018, NPX Point Avenue has raised US$12 million in its series A funding round, which was led by Hong Kong-based private equity firm Gaw Capital. NPX Point Avenue aims to offer students in Vietnam, Thailand, and across Southeast Asia international-level education at cost-effective rates. Catering to the K-12 private bilingual school and after-school training markets, the company specializes in English learning courses, test preparation, admissions consulting, debate coaching, life coaching, leadership camps, and soft skills training.
Prior to NPX Point Avenue, Danny co-founded New Pathway Education and Technology Group with his older brother, Samuel, in Shanghai, China as an O2O test preparation company mentoring students in China looking to apply to overseas universities, and sold that company to CVC Capital Partners as part of the bolt-on acquisition growth strategy with EIC Education, one of the top providers of English learning and study abroad services in China.
Danny received his BS in Sociology and Environmental Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point.
Mr. Ireland is a Senior Partner of Navis based in Thailand and an Investment Committee member. Mr. Ireland joined Navis in 2001 where he currently focuses on investments in Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar and has been involved in numerous transactions across South East Asia and Australia.
Prior to joining Navis, he spent five years in Vietnam working for the Vietnam Fund, as an investment professional. David is a qualified lawyer and practiced for a large firm in the US from 1990-1993.
Mr. Ireland serves as a Director or Executive Committee Member at a number of portfolio companies including, Institute of Global Citizenship (IGC), Sri Thai Daily Foods, Saitex, DZ Cards, Christian Liaigre, Hanoi French Hospital and Nitipon Clinics.
Mr. Ireland has been resident as an adult in Asia since 1993 and spent significant portions of his childhood in Taiwan, Japan and Vietnam. He has a JD from the College of William & Mary and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from the University of Virginia. He has lived and worked in Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia for the past 25 years.
Joseph Khoo is a Member of Management in the Private Equity Direct Investments team within Partners Group, focusing on the origination and execution of investment opportunities within Southeast Asia. He has more than 13 years of investment and corporate finance experience focusing on leveraged buyout transactions across Asia-Pacific.
Mr. Kim is a Managing Director on the Growth Capital team at STIC Investments. He is responsible for the firm’s investments in Southeast Asia, mainly in Vietnam.
At STIC Investments, Mr. Kim has reviewed more than 30 potential deals in the region and has invested in 6 companies. Examples of these investments include delivery tech, B2B grocery logistics platform, micro mobility, and big data advertising.
Prior to joining STIC, Mr. Kim was an investment manager at Green Egg Investment and Hanwha Life Insurance. Before that, he worked as a consultant at KPMG and PwC in Seoul.
At Green Egg Investment and Hanwha Life Insurance, Mr. Kim invested in various promising sectors in Vietnam, including technology, renewable energy, financials services, and consumer goods.
At KPMG and PwC, Mr. Kim advised Korean conglomerates and financial groups on their M&A activities in Southeast Asia, including post-merger integration and growth strategy for their overseas subsidiaries.
Mr. Kim received a BA in Business Administration from Seoul National University.
Thomas is Vice President within DEG’s Equity & Funds Asia Team, with a particular focus on the Indochina sub-region and healthcare investments across Asia. Thomas is a member to multiple PE Fund Advisory Committees in the region and sits on the Board of Directors of a leading insurance company in Cambodia. Prior joining DEG in 2012, he was responsible for AXA Group’s Corporate Finance activities in the CEE region and started his career as a transaction consultant at Ernst & Young. Thomas studied at the Universities of Würzburg, Germany and Umeå, Sweden and holds a Masters Degree in Finance and Monetary Policy.
Bert Kwan is the Managing Partner of BDA Capital Partners. He has 20 years of private equity investment experience. Prior to establishing BDA Capital Partners, Bert Kwan was a Managing Director at Northstar Group, where he led the firm’s investments in Tiki.vn, Topica, and UpGen.
He also spent six years as the Managing Director & Head of ASEAN at Standard Chartered Private Equity, where he spearheaded the firm’s entry into Vietnam by leading investments in Golden Gate Group, M-Service, NKid and Loc Troi Group. In addition, he also led a number of private equity transactions in Southeast Asia and China, including in New China Life, Infastech, Phoon Huat and Interplex.
Earlier in his career, Bert spent a decade with Lehman Brothers Private Equity in New York, Silicon Valley and Hong Kong, where he originated and executed investments across Asia and the United States.
Bert graduated with a JD from Yale Law School and an AB in Public and International Affairs from Princeton University.
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).
Manisha is the CFO of momo, Vietnam’s leading e-wallet company. As part of the senior management team, her responsibilities include the finance, human resources, capital raising and investor relations. Over the last 20 years she has worked in corporates or advised clients in over 25 countries across the telecom, media, technology, financial services and auto sectors. She has worked at JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, TVS & Sons, Vodafone, and the World Bank. Manisha was born in Pittsburgh, USA and grew up in Mumbai, India. She completed her undergraduate studies at Colgate University where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a dual major in Economics and Asian Studies and received an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Shuyin is a Partner at Patamar Capital, a leading impact investing firm in Southeast Asia. Shuyin is responsible for Patamar's investing activities in the Mekong region and has led investments into education, FinTech, employee benefits and healthcare companies. She spearheads Patamar’s gender lens investing efforts, including managing one of the first gender lens investing funds in Southeast Asia, the Investing in Women Fund. She is also the co-founder and CEO of the Beacon Fund, a boundary-breaking fund for female entrepreneurs in Southeast Asia's emerging markets.
She has experience spanning strategy consulting (Bain & Company), development consulting (TechnoServe) and impact investing (Patamar Capital, LGT Venture Philanthropy), across Australia, India and Southeast Asia. She has also worked in U.S. Congress and the Australian public service, as well as at The Lowy Institute for International Policy and UNICEF.
Shuyin was named one of Australia's ""100 Women of Influence"" by the Australian Financial Review in 2015 and an Asia 21 Young Leader by the Asia Society in 2016. She currently serves on the Southeast Asia Advisory Council of Women’s World Banking, a global NGO promoting women’s financial inclusion. She graduated summa cum laude from the Australian National University where she was also awarded the University Medal.
Yee Hean Teo joined the Asian Development Bank (ADB) as an Investment Specialist in 2015. As part of the Private Sector Operations Department, he is responsible for sourcing and executing private equity (PE) fund investments for ADB. Additionally, Mr. Teo is also responsible for monitoring ADB’s existing portfolio of PE fund investments, as well as evaluating potential coinvestment opportunities.
Prior to joining ADB, Mr. Teo spent 10 years at GIC Private Limited and Temasek International Private Limited, where he evaluated private equity, real estate and infrastructure deals as part of the risk management team. His responsibilities included the strategic review of the PE strategies, advising on portfolio construction issues, assessing large and/or complex deals sourced globally, and quantifying the value-creation opportunities of underlying portfolio companies. As a national of Singapore, Mr. Teo has also spent 2.5 years in the Singapore Armed Forces.
Mr. Teo graduated summa cum laude from the Singapore Management University with a double degree in Bachelor of Business Management and Bachelor of Science (Economics). He has also completed an executive program at the Stanford University. Mr. Teo is an advisory committee member on a number of ADB’s fund investments.