Our People

Our strength is driven by our proximity advantage and the deep, extensive local network of contacts of the Firm's Partners and Strategic Advisory Board. As residents of their respective countries, our Partners have developed and fostered strong industrial, financial and political contacts over the years. Our network includes distinguished advisers comprising senior government ministers, bank governors and prominent corporate leaders. As a result of their long-term and proactive approach to relationship building, the Firm’s Partners have distinguished themselves as a partner of choice for management teams, entrepreneurs and family-owned companies across Asia.

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Subramaniam Iyer

Chief Executive Officer

  • Former Partner of 21 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers Singapore
  • Founded and led PwC's Transactions division focused on financial, tax, commercial due diligence and deal advisory
  • Led PwC's Crisis Management division
  • Member of Listings Advisory Committee of Singapore Exchange
  • Governing council member of the GREX Alternative Exchange
  • Treasurer of Singapore Indian Development Association (SINDA)
  • Harvard Business School
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Dr. Tan Ban Leong

Chairman

  • 20 years of experience working in the family business which is a regional leader in the automotive manufacturing and distribution industry
  • Led distribution of Subaru, Audi and Volkswagen in Singapore
  • Former executive in a family-owned business which is the largest listed auto parts manufacturer in Malaysia
  • Owner of one of Malaysia's insurance brokerages
  • Professionally trained dental surgeon
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Tri Kanchanadul

Partner

  • Senior banker with over 30 years experience in Thailand's finance industry
  • Based out of Bangkok, Thailand
  • Former Director of Debt Capital Markets at Merrill Lynch
  • Former member of Senior Management of UBS in Thailand where he executed largest ever Yankee Bond issue (US$400m)
  • Advised Bank of Thailand on the sale of Radanasin Bank to UOB
  • Former Managing Director at AIA Capital
  • Founding CEO at Pantavaij, currently the largest B2B exchange in Thailand, which he grew from 5 people to 200

Shaun Ng

Partner

  • Trader with strong technical expertise and experience in quantitative investing with global financial institutions
  • Co-manager of Point Hope's Annexe Fund
  • Former trader at Caxton Associates trading global rates and FX products
  • Former trader at Goldman Sachs trading Interest Rate Exotics focusing on Euro and GBP swaptions
  • MSc Financial Economics, Oxford University
  • 1st Class Honors Engineering, Cambridge University
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Guan Zhen Tan

Partner

  • Operating partner responsible for driving the firm's strategy on new business
  • Co-manager of Point Hope's Annexe Fund
  • Manages Point Hope's Principal Investments
  • Former Goldman Sachs equities sales
  • Member of Malaysia-Qatar Business Council
  • Columbia University
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Sam Kim

Partner

  • Private equity veteran with over 25 years of experience in strategic development and advising leading Asian private equity funds on acquisitions, portfolio management, and exits
  • Based out of Seoul and focusing on investments in North Asia
  • Former Chief Operating Officer at New York Life Company Korea Ltd
  • Former Chief Change officer, AIG Korea Insurance Co. Ltd
  • Former Partner at Bain & Company
  • Harvard Business School
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Our Biggest Asset Is Our People

We are on the lookout for the best talent in the industry.