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Kian-Wee joined UOBVM in 1997. As Managing Director, he is responsible for the overall profit and loss, fund administration, investment and divestment. He has served on the board and Audit/Compensation/Nominating committees of publicly listed companies such as Wuxi Pharmatech (NYSE), China Precision Technology (SGX) and Sunvic Chemical (SGX) among others. 

Prior to joining UOBVM, Kian-Wee has held the positions of engineer, marketing manager, general manager and managing director of multi-national companies and has been based in Malaysia, USA and China in addition to Singapore. 

Kian-Wee holds an Executive MBA from Tsinghua University in Beijing, a Master of Science (Electrical Engineering) from University of California, Los Angeles (“UCLA”), and a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (Honours) from the National University of Singapore. In addition, he has received a training certificate for Independent Director of Public Company from The Securities Association of China and Tsinghua University. He is a CFA charterholder.


Mark has over twenty-three years of experience in private equity investment gained in ASEAN and China countries. He joined UOBVM in 1996 and, now as Executive Director, is responsible for fund raising, deal sourcing, investment execution, monitoring and divestment. In addition to leading due diligence and working closely with portfolio companies, he has served on the board of publicly- listed and private companies such as Yangzijiang Shipbuilding, Mermaid Maritime, Consciencefood Holding (PT Olagafood), Sunvic Chemical, Tiong Woon Corporation and others. 

Prior to joining UOBVM, Mark spent six years in corporate finance, working for Smith Barney Shearson, HG Asia (Singapore) Pte Ltd and N M Rothschild & Sons (Singapore) Ltd, where he advised clients in Asia and China on mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, equity fund raising and initial public offerings. Mark started his career in the audit division of Ernst & Young Chartered Accountants in New Zealand. 

He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a double major in Accounting and Marketing from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand.


Jean has more than twenty-six years of experience in private equity investments and has been with UOBVM since 2003. She is responsible for making investment recommendations and decisions, monitoring of portfolio companies, seeking divestment opportunities, as well as fund raising activities. She has executed deals in various sectors including life sciences, marine logistics and offshore services, EV battery technology, eCommerce, nanotechnology, big data analytics, food and beverage, cargo security and tracking solutions, and has experience investing in Singapore, China, Vietnam, Indonesia and USA.

Prior to joining UOBVM, Jean spent more than ten years at Singapore EDB Investments ("EDBI") managing its life science funds. During her stint at EDBI, Jean spent one year in the Silicon Valley as Director (Investments) of its VC life science fund, Singapore Bio-Innovations of America Inc and close to one year as Vice President (Business Development) of A-Bio Pte Ltd, a contract manufacturing organization for biologics.

She is a member of CPA Australia. She has also completed the Chartered Valuer and Appraiser (CVA) programme in 2019. She holds a Master of Professional Accounting from Singapore Management University, Master of Applied Finance from Macquarie University and a Bachelor of Medicinal Chemistry degree from University College, London.


Paul has over nineteen years of experience in private equity investment and he has been with UOBVM since 2000. He is responsible for fund raising, deal sourcing, investment valuation, structuring and divestments.  Paul has served on the board of several public listed companies and private companies in the ASEAN and China region including China XLX Fertiliser Limited (SGX), China Energy Limited (SGX), Unionmet (Singapore) Limited (SGX) and AA Group Holdings Limited (SGX).

Prior to joining UOBVM, Paul worked for Mizuho Financial Group / Fuji Bank Limited from 1997 to 2000 providing corporate and commercial banking services to companies in Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore. Before that, he spent 2 years with DBS Group's corporate and commercial lending for Singapore companies. 

Paul graduated with honours from Nanyang Technological University with a Bachelor's degree in Business (Financial Analysis). He is a CFA charterholder since 1999 and is a member of CFA Institute.


Tien Tat has close to thirty years of experience in banking and spent more than twenty years in UOB developing banking business for UOB in the Mekong region, in particular Vietnam and Myanmar. He is currently responsible for deal sourcing, investment valuation, structuring and divestments at UOBVM. 

Prior to joining UOBVM, Tien Tat was with United Overseas Bank as the Country Manager for Vietnam, and was based in Ho Chi Minh City since 2001. He was the lead manager in UOB’s equity participation of 20% stake in a Vietnam local bank known as Southern Commercial Joint Stock Bank and also served on its board. 

As the former President of the Singapore Business Group in Vietnam, Tien Tat is active in the business community in Mekong Region. In 2010, he initiated an Interest Free Loan programme for more than 600 university students in Vietnam under the UOB Interest Free Loan Programme. Most recently in 2014, he set up a UOB University Scholarships Programme that will benefit 45 students in Myanmar.

Prior to joining UOB in 1996, Tien Tat spent four years in SME financing with Mayban Finance in Singapore. Tien Tat graduated from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore with a Bachelor degree in Banking and Insurance.


Kate has more than twenty years of experience in strategic investment and private equity management and has been with UOBVM since 2005. She is responsible for investment into private companies in the ASEAN and China region, monitoring of portfolio companies and divestment activities.

Prior to joining UOBVM, Kate was Planning & Investment manager at PSB Corporation responsible for strategic investments in education sector and also investment in small and medium enterprises in Asia.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences degree from National University of Singapore and has completed the CFA program in 2001.


Clarissa has both investment and operational finance experience. She joined UOBVM in 2003. Her responsibilities at UOBVM include deal evaluation, due diligence and investment monitoring of venture capital and private equity investments. 

Prior to joining UOBVM, she was with General Electric Company (“GE”) in its Financial Management Program. While at GE, she took on various functions with the different GE businesses regionally, including project finance, business development, treasury, financial planning and analysis, and also a stint with GE Corporate Audit Staff. Clarissa had received Management Awards for her various roles in GE. 

Clarissa holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from National University of Singapore and is a CFA charter holder.


Huan Xi has been with UOBVM since 2014. He is responsible for sourcing and evaluating investment opportunities, performing due diligence and monitoring portfolio companies.

Prior to joining UOBVM, Huan Xi was with Partners Group’s value creation team in Singapore, focusing on global private equity investment opportunities in the Industrials sector. Before that, he was with Singapore’s Defence Science and Technology Agency where he managed the acquisition of training simulation systems and technologies for the Singapore Armed Forces.

Huan Xi holds a Master of Science degree in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering (Summa cum laude) from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Huan Xi is a CFA charterholder.


Charles joined UOBVM in 2016. He is responsible for deal sourcing, performing due diligence and deal execution, as well as monitoring of portfolio companies. 

Prior to joining UOBVM, Charles was an investment associate at Point Hope Group, a private equity fund specializing in buyouts of mid-sized businesses in Southeast Asia and South Korea, where he performed investment sourcing, deal execution and portfolio monitoring covering healthcare, food & beverage, oil & gas and education sectors, as well as supporting fund-raising activities. Charles began his career in the Republic of Singapore Navy as a scholarship recipient and served as second-in-command of a ship, leading a team of over 70 ship crew through several multilateral exercises and operations across the region, and was also deployed for international counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden off the Somalian coast. 

Charles graduated from the University of Cambridge with a Master of Science in Chemistry and Bachelor of Arts as top student in his cohort. Charles also holds an MBA from Imperial College London and was placed on the Dean’s List.


Jeff joined UOBVM in 2014 and has close to sixteen years of experience as an audit professional, including ten years in the banking and financial services sector. He is responsible for the risk management function of UOBVM and supports the investment screening, evaluation and due diligence process. 

Prior to joining UOBVM, Jeff was an audit manager with UOB Ltd, where he managed local and overseas audits across the Bank’s Operations and non-banking subsidiaries in Asset Management, Investment Banking and Insurance. Before that, he was an internal auditor with AIG, Inc., undertaking insurance audits. Jeff started his career with external audit firms, servicing clients in a wide range of industries and sizes.

Jeff is currently a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and holds a Chartered Accountant (Singapore) designation. He is also a member of The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, where he earned his accountancy qualification and Fellow Chartered and Certified Accountant status.


Qi Lian has over 10 years of international deal experience across Asia and Europe and has been with UOBVM since 2019. At UOBVM she is responsible for deal sourcing, investment execution, asset management, divestment and fundraising. 

Prior to joining UOBVM she was at KPMG London and Singapore advising financial institutions, global private equity and debt funds in relation to mergers and acquisition, strategic reviews, funding and disposals. 

Qi Lian holds a Bachelor of Economics and Finance (Hons) from the University of Manchester and is a qualified Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.  She is fluent in English and Malay.


Foong Leng has more than twenty years of experience in accounting, financial, Information Technology and company secretary matters, mainly in the service industry such as resale trade, retail and investment. She has been with UOBVM since 2008 and she oversees the finance and administrative operations as well as risk management/assessment, compliance and regulatory reporting. 

Prior to joining UOBVM, Foong Leng spent seven years in The Esplanade Co. Ltd; and was involved in the pre-opening set-up of the Esplanade, Theatres on the Bay, and was part of the team that defined policies and procedures, evaluation of and implementation of accounting and retail systems. She was with Times Publishing Limited for three years and assisted in the development and implementation of the retail system for Times, the Bookshop. 

She is currently a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and a fellow member of The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. She holds a postgraduate diploma in Business Administration, issued by Manchester Business School, the University of Manchester.

Indonesia


Adhi has over nine years of experience in investment banking and private equity. Adhi is the Chief Representative Officer of UOBVM's office in Indonesia. His responsibilities include developing and maintaining relationships with UOBVM's Indonesian investors, entrepreneurs and venture capital funds; deal sourcing and providing relevant inputs and assistance to the Investment Team in Singapore. He also manages the day-to-day operations of the Indonesia Representative Office in Jakarta. 

Prior to joining UOBVM, he was an investment manager at PT Indonesia Infrastructure Finance (IIF), a non-bank financial institution that is a joint venture between the Government of Indonesia and multilateral financial institutions. He had also worked in the private equity team at Tremendous Asia Partners (TAP Group), an Alternative Asset Investment and Management Group focused on opportunities in Southeast Asia region. He started his career with the investment banking division at PT Trimegah Securities Tbk and was involved in various underwritings and M&A transactions. 

Adhi holds a Master of Science in Investments from Birmingham Business School, the University of Birmingham, UK and a Bachelor of Mathematics from Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB), Indonesia. He is conversant in Bahasa Indonesia.


Michael joined UOBVM in 2013. As Associate Director, he is active throughout the investment life cycle, from origination to exit, and focusing on the growth sectors in ASEAN. He also coordinates the ESG monitoring of UOBVM's portfolio. 

Prior to joining UOBVM, Michael was at PwC performing due diligence, operational review and other professional services. He had been based in Singapore as well as Indonesia. 

Michael holds a Master of Science in Applied Finance from Singapore Management University and a Bachelor of Commerce from Monash University.


Radian has over five years of experience in corporate banking, project finance, and valuation advisory and has been with UOBVM since 2018. He is currently responsible for deal sourcing, evaluation, and execution. 

Prior to joining UOBVM, Radian was a senior associate for valuation advisory at KPMG Siddharta Advisory in Indonesia where he was involved in various valuation projects involving venture capital, plantations, and multi-finance groups. Prior to this, he executed energy and infrastructure debt-related deals for Indonesia Infrastructure Finance, a non-bank financial institution that is a joint venture between the Government of Indonesia and multilateral financial institutions such as the World Bank and the ADB. He started his career in Maybank group in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in corporate and investment banking. 

Radian holds a Master of Science in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he was a Chevening Award winner from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom.

Vietnam


Duong Minh Toan has more than fifteen years of experience in the banking industry, during which he worked in UOB Vietnam for the last twelve years as Relationship Manager for Corporate and Commercial Banking. In his new position in Investment Consultancy, he is responsible for providing investment advice to foreign investors wanting to invest into Vietnam and the regional countries. 

Prior to joining UOB, he worked for Shinhanbank Vietnam and Saigon Bank for Trade & Industry. 

He holds Bachelor of Arts with major in English Linguistics & Literature from Ho Chi Minh City, University of Social Sciences & Humanities and Bachelor of Commerce with major in Credit & Finance from Ho Chi Minh City Banking University.

China


Fu Lei has more than seventeen years of working experience with UOBVM since early 2002. She has helped with the establishment of UOBVM's subsidiary and joint venture companies in China including UOBVM (Shanghai) Ltd., UOB-Centek Investment Consultancy (Beijing) Ltd., UOB Investment Consultancy (Beijing) Ltd., UOB Investment (China) Ltd, China F&B Venture Investment and its management company in SuZhou. As Head of Admin & Finance, she is responsible for managing the administrative and financial requirements of the Companies and is also responsible for Corporate Law related activities in investment and divestment. 

Prior to joining UOBVM, Fu Lei was Personal Assistant to the Senior Vice-President of PCCW (Hong Kong) Properties in Beijing from 2000 to 2002. She also worked as Executive Representative in the Beijing representative office of Zen International Resources Ltd. (Canada) before 2000. 

She holds a Master of Law from Peking University and a Bachelor of Economics from Beijing Second Foreign Language University.


Fang Jing has over fourteen years of experience in private equity investments and has been with UOBVM since 2005. As Investment Director, she is responsible for deal sourcing, due diligence and deal execution in China, monitoring of portfolio companies and divestment activities. 

Prior to joining UOBVM, Fang Jing worked for investment banking department in various securities firms in China, responsible for providing state-owned enterprises and private companies in China with services of M&A, IPO and financial consultancy. 

She holds a Master of Economics from Shanghai Finance & Economics University and a Bachelor of Economics from East China Normal University.


Chun Hui has over seventeen years of experience in Venture Capital/Private Equity fund management and has been with UOBVM since 2002. He is responsible for deal sourcing, investment valuation, structuring and divestments. 

Prior to joining UOBVM, Chun Hui worked for North Pudong Co., Ltd as Manager who was responsible for business trading in China. Before that, he worked as a technician in a chemical company in China. 

He holds a MBA from Tongji University and a Bachelor of Chemistry from Beijing Institute of Technology University.


Rick has over twelve years of Venture Capital/Private Equity and secondary market investment experience and has been with UOBVM since 2015. As Associate Director, he is responsible for deal sourcing, due diligence and deal execution in China, including the monitoring of portfolio companies and divestment activities. 

Prior to joining UOBVM, Rick worked for the strategic investment department of Alibaba Group and private equity investment department of Far East Horizon Ltd (3360.HK), with an investment focus on the TMT, healthcare and consumer sectors. 

He holds a MBA from University of California at Berkeley Haas School of Business and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Shih Chien University in Taiwan.


Gao Jian has over ten years of experience in Venture Capital/Private Equity funds in China and has been with UOBVM since 2019. He is responsible for deal sourcing, due diligence, investment valuation, deal execution and divestments. 

Prior to joining UOBVM, Gao Jian was Investment Director of Gueva Investment Management, which focuses on investments in agricultural and consumer sectors. Before that, he worked for the private equity investment department of HIXIH Investment Co., Ltd. 

Gao Jian holds a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering from Tsinghua University.


Samuel Cui has over ten years of experience in private equity, corporate finance, finance due diligence and audit and has been with UOBVM since 2015. As investment manager, he is responsible for deal sourcing, due diligence and deal execution in China, monitoring of portfolio companies and divestment activities. 

Prior to joining UOBVM, Samuel was senior investment manager of M&A and Integration at Dentsu Aegis Group and was responsible for Greater China and North Asia. Before that, he spent 6 years as senior auditor at Ernst & Young and KPMG. 

He holds a Bachelor of Engineering from Northeastern University.