Singapore VIP Guests Nov 2018

Swee-Yeok Chu

Swee-Yeok Chu

CEO, President & Director

EDB Investments

Ms. Swee-Yeok Chu has been the Chief Executive Officer of EDB Investments since late 2008 and serves as its President and Director. She is responsible for transforming EDBI into an active strategic investor, supporting the fast growing innovative sectors of Information and Communication Technology, Biomedical Sciences, Smart and Sustainable Technology, and other strategic sectors.

Ms. Chu is a Partner at Ooyala, Inc. Prior to EDBI, Ms. Chu was the Chief Executive Officer at Bio*One Capital since 2004. Under her leadership, Bio*One Capital became a globally recognized and reputable investment entity. Ms. Chu previously held senior positions at the Singapore Economic Development Board where she was instrumental for industry strategy development and implementation including establishing several venture funds and providing oversight to their management.

Ms Chu previously held senior positions at EDB and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) where she played a pioneering role in developing major policies and executing the industry, research and commercialisation strategies leading to the growth of the biomedical sector and its contribution as a major pillar of Singapore’s economy today.

Ms. Chu also serves on the boards of Merlion Pharmaceuticals Pte Ltd, S*Bio Pte Ltd, Triton Water AG, Silecs Oy, Xinya Media Pte Ltd, and Singapore-Suzhou Township Development Pte Ltd. She also serves on the board of Novartis Institute for Tropical Diseases (NITD). She served as a Director of ES Cell International Pte Ltd. She has over 25 years of track record and extensive experience in equity investments of start-up to growth and late-stage ventures, strategic planning, business and technology development for industries.

 

SzeKi Sim

SzeKi Sim

Head of Brand

SGInnovate

A seasoned and passionate marketer, SzeKi joined SGInnovate as part of its pioneer team in Sep 2016. She is entrusted with building the brand and marketing team from scratch, to achieve SGInnovate’s mission of enabling ambitious and talented men and women to build, commercialise and scale deep technology-based innovations from Singapore that will have global impact. She leads the team in promoting Singapore as a place of thriving innovation in deep tech entrepreneurship and spearheads activities to create a holistic ecosystem, providing a platform where founders, researchers, academics, venture capitalists, corporations come together to share and discuss ideas of innovation in areas such as Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and MedTech.

Her leadership has seen SGInnovate, in less than 2 years, establish itself as a leading force in driving deep tech innovation and entrepreneurship in Singapore and internationally, having built a thriving community with 22,000 followers across its social media platforms, and clinching silver in the Best B2B PR Campaign at the Marketing PR Awards 2017.

Prior to SGInnovate, SzeKi’s long career in marketing included leading teams with global technology brands such as Hewlett Packard, Motorola and Nokia regionally and globally. Her 15 years at Motorola saw her in various leadership positions including Head of Marketing - Asia Pacific for Motorola Networks, and Head of Marketing - Asia and Middle East for Motorola Solutions. At Nokia Siemens Networks (now Nokia), SzeKi was the Global Head of Customer Marketing for their Global Services organisation.

 

Rahul Magan

Rahul Magan

Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Treasury Consulting

Corporate Treasurer, HCL Technologies

Treasury Consulting Group: Treasury Consulting is a Singaporean Multinational Group with 8 Business Verticals, 44 Business Domains. Sitting today we are 100% Cash Rich, 0% VC Funded. As a Group we are serving Clients in 60+ Countries, $ 10 Million Business Valuation, Holding our own Intellectual Property - www.fixedincome.global (World's 1st Fixed Income Platform, Watched in 148 Countries, Amongst 1 Million Websites of the Globe). Next Year we are adding Subsidiary in Australia - Treasury Consulting Pty Ltd (June'19), E Commerce Merchandise Store (June'19) and World's 1st Monetization Desk - Monitfund.

While other Companies are in huge debt we are having our Angel fund amounting SGD 200 K with DBS Singapore. Fund is created to invest in emerging Startups of United States, Singapore, Australia covering FinTech, RegTech.

 

Jeffrey Paine

Jeffrey Paine

Managing Partner, Golden Gate Ventures

Director, The Founder Institute

Jeffrey Paine is a Co-founder and Managing Partner of Golden Gate Ventures, an early stage technology venture capital fund based in Singapore investing in Southeast Asia with over US$175 million under management investing in over 35 companies since 2012.

Jeff started and manages the Founder Institute in Singapore where he is currently overseeing its expansion in Southeast Asia, and Japan. Since 2010 the Founder Institute in Singapore has graduated over 100 companies. He is a recipient of the Founder Institute Director Award 2012 for “Greatest Ecosystem Impact” Worldwide (Singapore).

He is a Singapore native and graduated with a Bachelors of Business Administration (Information Systems) from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

Misha Graboi

Misha Graboi

CEO, Asia & Global

PAAMCO

Misha Graboi, JD, CFA, FRM is a Managing Director, Partner, Global Sector Specialist, and Chief Executive Officer of PAAMCO Asia at Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company, LLC. Prior to this, he was a Founder and Director of Rigel Associates.

Before this, he was an Executive Director and Head of European Internet Research at Goldman Sachs International in their Equity Research division, where he covered both the B2B and B2C internet sectors.His coverage included the Internet arms of national incumbent telecommunications operators, as well as independent Internet enterprises. Prior to this, Mr. Graboi was an Internet Research Analyst at CIBC World Markets., Research Division covering the ISP, digital media, e-commerce, enabling technology, and infomediary sub-sectors.

Prior to his research experience, Mr. Graboi was a founding member of CIBC World Markets' Internet team. Before that, he was a general technology investment banker, with transactional experience in the telecommunications equipment, infrastructure and enterprise software and semiconductor equipment, device and component spaces. His transaction experience includes M&A and strategic advisory assignments, and equity financing. Mr. Graboi has also worked for the Center for Business-Government Relations. He was a Senior Research Analyst at Glass, Lewis & Co. LLC.

He received a B.S. in Finance and International Business, Magna Cum Laude, from Georgetown University and an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker scholar, and a Juris Doctor (magna cum laude) from Harvard Law School.

 

Choo Tatt Saw

Choo Tatt Saw

Senior Vice President, Head of Business Partner & Solutions (Corporate Services), Technology Group

CIG

A Senior Technology Leader with over 20 years’ experience predominantly working in the Investment Management industry and possess a range of technical skills and abilities including IT Infrastructure, Enterprise Applications, Cloud Computing, Digital Transformation and Strategic Planning.

Choo Tatt has extensive expertise in practice and leadership that spans a wide spectrum of the technology landscape in areas like IT Infra, Operations, Applications Delivery and Business Partnership. He lead's and manages high-performing diverse global technology teams in Singapore, US and Europe driving strategic Technology goals that deliver business value.

Cyndi Pei

Cyndi Pei

Senior Vice President, Group Finance and Group Financial Controller

Yeo Hiap Seng Limited

Cyndi Pei, Group Financial Controller, leads the Finance function in Yeo Hiap Seng Limited Group and is also responsible for Treasury, Tax, Investor Relations and M&A.  She is constantly finding the next area for change or improvement to create value for the Group and one of the improvements made is the implementation of foreign exchange risk management policy.  Prior to this, she spent 14 years with PwC Singapore providing audit and advisory services while also leading business development for Real Estate and TMT industries.

 

Tomithy Too

Tomithy Too

Impact Investor

ST Telemedia

Tomithy is a strategic investor of growth stage tech companies in the AI, Cybersecurity and Cloud.

- Technology and business evaluation of high tech growth stage companies in the AI / Machine Learning, Cybersecurity and Cloud Technologies & Services. 

- Investment due diligence: focusing on technology, product and business strategy

- Research & competitive analysis refine our investment strategy

- Corporate development through pursuing synergies and collaboration between investee 

- Current team portfolio includes: 

(A) Telcos/Carriers - StarHub, UMobile, SkyCable, Lao Telco

(B) High tech companies - Datameer (Data analytics), Greenwave (IOT gateway), Moogsoft (IT Ops Management), Armor (Cloud Cybersecurity & MSSP), Instart Logic (Next gen CDN), Bespin Global (Managed Cloud Service Provider)

Tomithy an investment manager at ST Telemedia, spending time between seeking great technology companies, refining investment thesis and driving operational synergies. His focus is tech businesses and innovations like AI, big data, cybersecurity/crime disrupt markets, culture and livelihood. At his core he's a technologist and an entrepreneur with the goal of developing technologies and conscious businesses that can create a positive difference in the world.

Vicky Shi

Vicky Shi

Senior Advisor, Financial Services

CEA Group

Vicky Shi joined CEA Group in 2017 as a Senior Advisor focusing on financial services and advising companies on investor relationships, financial advisory, and investments. 

With over a decade of experience in financial advisory and strategic consulting, Vicky has extraordinary expertise in banking, health care, resource industry in growth strategy, enterprise risk and technology.

Vicky began her career with KPMG in Financial Advisory service where she gained vast exposure in corporate finance and restructuring. She subsequently joined Deloitte Consulting in Strategy Consulting & Technology Consulting. Vicky’s success at Deloitte continued with her appointment to lead the Data Privacy Business in Southeast Asia in Enterprise Risk Services.

Several of her clients included DBS (Development Bank of Singapore), Bank of Singapore, Vale Brazil, Total S.A., Sumitomo Group, McCann Health, GSK (GlaxoSmithKline), and Parkway Pantai Limited.

After Deloitte, Vicky became Regional Manager for CJI International Group, Inc., Investors Immigration & Wealth Management. Currently, Vicky provides advisory services for immigration and investments globablly through CJI International Group for high net worth individuals.

Investment banking and Private equity investing in TMT, Cyber Security, Healthcare, Medtech and BigData.

As an investor and independent advisor for a number of FinTech, MedTech and Social Media start ups, Vicky has acquired invaluable expertise in the financial and tech arenas.

Vicky received her Bachelor of Commerce from University of Melbourne, in Australia. She is an Associate Member, Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Australia and a Global Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Candidate.

Adrian Ho

Adrian Ho

Vice President

Credence Partners

Adrian helps companies enhance stakeholder value through the multitude of levers (strategic, financial, digital, operational) and reorganisation options available to Management. I am committed to leading & managing such opportunities to realise exceptional results and positive change.

With 9 yeasrs experienced in private equity, startup, MNC and banking roles across Europe, Asia and Africa, Adrian is skilled in corporate development and M&A, investing, strategy, business development and management. A well-rounded thinker, doer and communicator; an independent self-starter who is equally at home in highly-matrixed structures or in agile autonomous teams.

Adrian won the Harvard Global Case Competition 2017, representing London Business School (LBS), he is a scholarship recipient for LBS Masters in Finance awarded by the Monetary Authority of Singapore.

 

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