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PETC is the Asian region’s foremost series of private equity technology conferences. The one-day events feature keynote addresses and panel discussions designed to encourage delegate participation.

The theme of the Malaysian event will be “Unleashing Investment Opportunities in Asia”. A strong contingent of Asian region investors is expected to attend interested in learning more about Asian opportunities.

The PETC format maximises networking opportunities between investors, private equity fund and venture capital fund managers, service providers and technology businesses.


08:30–09:00 Registration
09:00–09:15 Breakfast
09:15–09:30 Opening Remark
09:30–10:30 Buyout Perspective: Deal Flow in Asia

Lim Fu Yen, Director of Investment, Ekuiti Nasional Berhad

 Lim Fu Yen
 Director of Investment
Ekuiti Nasional Berhad

Fu Yen is the Director of Investments at Ekuinas, and most recently led the investment into two of Malaysia’s leading Benefits Administrators. He currently helps to manage 4 of Ekuinas’ companies in the healthcare, technology, and oil & gas space. Prior to Ekuinas, he was a public equities investor based out of San Francisco for Orbis Investments, a $30bn global equities fund.

Fu Yen graduated with an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business in 2008, and obtained his B.A. in Economics and Engineering Science from Dartmouth College in 2003.


Victor Chua, Vice President, Gobi Partners

 Victor Chua
 Vice President
Gobi Partners

Victor is the Vice President of Investment at Gobi and also an honoree of Forbes Asia 30 under 30. He joined Gobi in early 2015. He was an Investment Manager with Malaysia Venture Capital Management (“MAVCAP”), Malaysia’s largest venture capital firm and a company wholly owned by the Ministry of Finance of Malaysia, where he invested in early stage high growth tech companies. He was also associated with 500 Startups, through their ASEAN extension, 500 Durians. Prior to that, he had several years of investment consulting experience with Towers Watson, where his portfolio of clients were sovereign wealth funds, pension funds and other institutional entities in Southeast Asia. With the experience of researching and evaluating the capabilities of different asset managers around the region, he brings onto the table insights which will help the firm in upholding best practices in investment process. He also founded a few online and offline ventures which has provided him with hands on entrepreneurial experience. Victor is a graduate of Macquarie University, Sydney with a Bachelor of Commerce in Actuarial Studies, a CFA charterholder, and is also a member of Mensa Malaysia. He is currently the Honorary Secretary of the Malaysia Venture Capital Association ("MVCA").


Moderator: Geoffrey Lim, Managing Director, The Rohatyn Group

 Geoffrey Lim
 Managing Director
The Rohatyn Group

Geoffrey Lim is Managing Director of The Rohatyn Group, where he is a member of the firm’s Asia private equity team. Mr. Lim has over 17 years of experience in private equity and has worked in Hong Kong, Beijing and New York. Prior to The Rohatyn Group, Mr. Lim spent a total of 13 years at CLSA Capital Partners and Lombard Investments, where he was responsible for private equity investments across Asia. Mr. Lim was also previously the Co-founder and Managing Director of Founder China Partners, the direct investments arm of Founder Group, one of China’s largest conglomerates.

Mr. Lim received his BA from Hunter College, City University of New York, and MBA from Cornell University.


10:30–11:00 Networking Break
11:00–12:00 LP Perspective: PE Allocation

Jacob Chiu, Managing Director, HQ Capital

 Jacob Chiu
 Managing Director
HQ Capital

Jacob Chiu is a Managing Director responsible for Asian PE manager research and co-investments for HQ Capital, a leading global independent alternative investment manager with $11 billion AUM in private equity and real estate. Previously, he was a Partner with FLAG Squadron Asia; a Managing Director with Search Investment Group; and held senior operating and financial roles with Glaxo, Kraft and TigerPack. He holds an MSc in Financial Management from the University of London.


Chik Wai Chiew, CEO/Executive Director, Heritas Capital Management

 Chik Wai Chiew
 CEO/Executive Director
Heritas Capital Management

Wai Chiew is the CEO / Executive Director of Heritas Capital Management, a Singapore-based private equity and venture capital investment firm that makes investments in healthcare, education and technology sectors across Asia Pacific.

Wai Chiew has more than 20 years of experience in global investment management and strategic business development, having been active in leading various companies on transformational growth strategies, fund raising and M&A. In his previous roles as Chief Representative and GM of Temasek’s Shanghai office, and Partner at Tembusu Partners, he has led investments across multiple industries and geographies as well as into leading fund managers in various key emerging markets. He was also previously responsible for commercializing biomedical and engineering deep tech ventures from Singapore’s public research institutes under A*Star, and co-founded an advanced technology accelerator supported by the Singapore government.

Wai Chiew was awarded the Glaxo-EDB scholarship and holds a BA in Economics from Cambridge University, UK; MA from Yale University, USA; and completed EMBA (conducted in Mandarin) from Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business, China. He has also served as Honorary Treasurer with the Singapore Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (SVCA), and is currently a member of LP Advisory Committee of Quadria Capital’s Healthcare Fund.


Rainer Michael Preiss, Portfolio Strategist, Taurus Family Office

 Rainer Michael Preiss
 Portfolio Strategist
Taurus Family Office

Rainer Michael Preiss serves as Portfolio Strategist at Taurus Family Office. Taurus is Multi Family Office based in Singapore.

Previously, Chief Equity Strategist at Standard Chartered Bank and a member of the bank’s Global Investment Council where he was responsible for the” house-view” on Equities.

Mr. Preiss has 21 years experience in global financial markets have worked in London, Paris, Hong Kong, Middle East and Africa and Singapore in various investment and research functions.

Mr. Preiss is a graduate of the European Business School with a major in Finance and international economics, having studied at the schools centers in London, Paris and Bologna, Italy in the respective local languages. In addition he studied in Japan, Korea, and China.


Saifulbahri Hassan , Vice President, KWAP

 Saifulbahri Hassan
 Vice President
Kumpulan Wang Persaraan Diperbadankan

Saifulbahri Hassan is a Vice President of Kumpulan Wang Persaraan Diperbadankan (KWAP) who currently leads the investment efforts in the Private Equity and Infrastructure space for the Malaysian pension fund.

Saiful has over 15 years’ experience in private equity, venture capital and developmental finance. Prior to joining KWAP, he was a manager with Malaysia Venture Capital Management Ltd (MAVCAP).

Saiful received his degree in Economics from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, USA and his Masters Degree in Management from the International Islamic University of Malaysia.


Moderator: Wayne C. Farmer, Managing Partner, Islemount Limited

 Wayne C. Farmer
 Managing Partner
Islemount Limited

Managing partner of a boutique advisory firm and a private-markets professional with fifteen years of originating, leading and structuring pan-Asia investment transactions (focus on South East Asia / China) and selected cross-border / global deals. Originated approximately USD 3 billion of deal flow, closing USD 422 million in sell-side advisory, captive buy-side general partner and buy-side limited partner (fund and direct) roles across multiple industry sectors / asset classes; another USD 1.97 billion of this deal pipeline was closed by third parties in the market.

Lead the firm’s capital / fundraising relationships, industry market intelligence gathering as well as deal execution for clients – including expectations management, strategic / operational advice / planning, corporate and board restructuring, staffing and deal / corporate documentation.

Successful track record of launching corporate, entrepreneurial and public policy ventures with a high level of dedication to outcomes.

Engaging speaker and an articulate policy advocate practiced in government relations, with an established commitment to the development of ASEAN.


12:00–13:00 Lunch
13:00–14:00 Local Perspective: Operational Excellence in Malaysia

Sander Herden, Senior Operating Partner, the Riverside Company

 Sander Herden
 Senior Operating Partner
the Riverside Company

Dr. Sander Herden is the Senior Operating Partner for the Riverside Company in Asia and is responsible for the portfolio company operations during the hold period in the investment cycle. This encompasses operational DD, strategy development, strategy implementation, operational improvements and development all the way to the successful exit of the business.

The portfolio companies he manages is very broad, ranging from value added chemical distribution in Malaysia (DCM Asia), to animal health in New Zeeland (Simcro Limited) just to name a few. He has broad operating experience having worked in senior management roles across multiple regions and functions in his career prior to joining Riverside in 2015. He has managed both large and small business facing many different challenges from turnarounds to rapid growth.


Geoffrey Lim, Managing Director, The Rohatyn Group

 Geoffrey Lim
 Managing Director
The Rohatyn Group

Geoffrey Lim is Managing Director of The Rohatyn Group, where he is a member of the firm’s Asia private equity team. Mr. Lim has over 17 years of experience in private equity and has worked in Hong Kong, Beijing and New York. Prior to The Rohatyn Group, Mr. Lim spent a total of 13 years at CLSA Capital Partners and Lombard Investments, where he was responsible for private equity investments across Asia. Mr. Lim was also previously the Co-founder and Managing Director of Founder China Partners, the direct investments arm of Founder Group, one of China’s largest conglomerates.

Mr. Lim received his BA from Hunter College, City University of New York, and MBA from Cornell University.


Moderator: Thierry Nardozi, Sentinel Leader for Growth Markets, Mercer

 Thierry Nardozi
 Sentinel Leader for Growth Markets

Thierry is the Mercer Sentinel Business Leader for Growth Markets. He joined Mercer’s investment consulting business in 2016 and is based in Singapore.

Over the last 20 years Thierry has held several senior positions in the investment industry in Europe and Asia. Prior to joining Mercer, he was a principal consultant and Head of Asia for Morse consulting - a boutique consulting firm specialized in Asset Management. While at the State Bank of India Funds Management (SBIFM) - a joint venture between Amundi and State Bank of India in Bombay, Thierry was the Head of Investments where he was in charge of investment risk and led the upgrading of the investment platform to international best practices. Before that, he was with Societe Generale Asset Management (now Amundi) and held several positions in the back, middle and front office for over 17 years. He was also in charge of managing European equities portfolios for retail and institutional clients. Thierry began his career at Irish Life Investment Managers in Dublin, where he worked in the reporting team for defined contributions pension schemes.

Thierry holds an honours degree in Business from University of Glamorgan. He is an EFFAS (European Federation of Financial Analyst Society) charter holder and an alumnus from INSEAD.


14:00–14:30 Networking Break
14:30–15.30 VC Perspective: Tech-investing

Jeffrey Paine, Managing Partner, Golden Gate Ventures

 Jeffrey Paine
 Managing Partner
Golden Gate Ventures

Jeffrey Paine is the founding partner of Golden Gate Ventures, an early stage technology venture capital fund based in Singapore investing in Southeast Asia with over US$60 million under management. 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).

Golden Gate Ventures' investments in Southeast Asia include Redmart, Carousell, Tradegecko, Coda Payments, Ayannah, Orami, Ruma, Moneysmart, Grana and Appota amongst others.

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


Kai Kux, Managing Director, Asia Venture Group

 Kai Kux
 Managing Director
Asia Venture Group

Kai is Managing Director of AVG, a 100% founder owned internet and technology holding company. Over the last 4 years, AVG has co-founded and co-funded HappyFresh, iMoney, iprice and TrustedCompany. Cumulatively, these companies have raised more than US$50m to date.

Further, Asia Venture Group has invested in rising stars across Asia such as fave/kfit or cars24.

Kai currently serves on the boards of iprice, TrustedCompany and DahMakan. Previously, Kai held the role of CCO at HappyFresh and COO of iMoney Group. Prior to joining AVG, Kai led various IPO and M&A mandates in his roles at J.P. Morgan and personally advised on their sale to Catcha Group. He studied at WHU-Otto Beisheim School of management in Germany and Carnegie Mellon in the US.


Shahril Anas Hasan Aziz, Senior Vice President, MAVCAP

 Shahril Anas Hasan Aziz
 Senior Vice President

Shahril Anas Hasan Aziz joined Malaysia Venture Capital Management Berhad (MAVCAP) in January 2015, as the Senior Vice President of CEO’s Office/Investment.

He brings with him over 25 years of extensive investment and fund raising experience, having previously worked with the Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF), Malaysia Technology Development Corporation (MTDC) and Unit Peneraju Bumiputera (TERAJU) to name a few.

Shahril’s focus in MAVCAP includes working on establishing more Corporate Venture Funds and partnerships. This aims to generate more funds available in the ecosystem for investment purposes, specifically targeted for technology companies. Shahril also works on various initiatives and projects from the CEO's office.


Naser Jaafar, Chief Operating Officer, Agensi Inovasi Malaysia

 Naser Jaafar
 Chief Operating Officer
Agensi Inovasi Malaysia

Naser Jaafar is the Chief Operating Officer at Agensi Inovasi Malaysia (AIM). His team is responsible for creating wealth through innovation via strategic equity investment in game changing and high impact innovative start-­‐ups and commercialization of innovations from public and private universities and research institutes as well as from the industry. Naser is also responsible for the collaboration between industry and academia via Steinbeis Malaysia Foundation.

Naser also heads the team at AIM, which is the joint secretariat with The National Science and Research Council for the Investment Committee of Public Funds (ICPF). This team is responsible for the monitoring, evaluation, development of KPIs and Performance Management of all the public funds for Research, Development and Commercialization (R,D&C) in Malaysia.

Prior to joining AIM, Naser was with Bank of America Merrill Lynch Malaysia for 22 years, of which from 2002 to 2012, as the Chief Executive Officer. Naser has served various positions at the Bank in Malaysia, Singapore and Jakarta.

Naser received his Masters of Business Administration from North Texas State University, USA in 1987.


Jasmine Liew, Investment Manager, 500 Startups

 Jasmine Liew
 Investment Manager
500 Startups

Jasmine is an Investment Manager at 500 Durians, a microfund of 500 Startups, a global venture capital, seed fund and startup accelerator based in the Silicon Valley. 500 Durians is the most active early-stage investor in SEA with AUM of $22.5m in the first fund and targeted $50m in the second fund. She processes all of 500 Durians' deals.

Jasmine graduated with Bachelors of Commerce/Laws from Melbourne University in 2008 and was a practising corporate lawyer from 2009 until 2015.


Moderator: Kuo-Yi Lim, Managing Partner, Monk's Hill Ventures

 Kuo-Yi Lim
 Managing Partner
Monk's Hill Ventures

Kuo-Yi Lim is a Managing Partner at Monk's Hill Ventures, a tech venture fund investing in early stage startups in Southeast Asia. Most recently, he was the CEO of Infocomm Investments, a $200M venture fund based in Singapore investing in technology startups globally. At Infocomm Investments, Kuo-Yi led investments in Twilio (NYSE:TWLO), Dataxu, Reebonz, Quid, Gengo and other leading startups. Kuo-Yi has been a founder, early employee, mentor and angel investor of early-stage technology startups spanning the US and Asia. He was a senior sales executive at Encentuate (acq. by IBM) and Reputation Technologies (acq. by Security Sources), and co-founder of SportsHook. Kuo-Yi graduated from MIT with B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering.


15.30–16.30 Drinks Reception


Confirmed Attendees:

EPF - KWAP - Ekuinas - International Finance Corporation - HQ Capital -
Heritas Capital Management - The Riverside Company - The Carlyle Group -
L Capital Asia - Aberdeen Asset Management - 500 Startups -
Golden Gate Ventures - Asia Venture Capital - BIMB Investment Management -
UOB - Capstone Partners ... and many more.

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