|Charles Kok Hoong Chwan
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 Houghton Street Partners, 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 support 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.