Team

Management

Lester Chan

Lester Chan

Chief Executive Officer

Lester oversees the management and execution of strategies for Fund Singapore. Lester has accumulated over a decade of experience consulting and investing in the entire value chain of companies from start-ups to listed companies in Asia. These deals include mergers and acquisitions, public listings, private placements, mezzanine, and buyouts. His various roles in banking, private equity, and venture capital has equipped him with strong investment knowledge and comprehensive operational know-hows. As a management consultant, Lester was also intimately involved in the technology aspects of the financial services industry.123

Lester oversees the management and execution of strategies for Fund Singapore. Lester has accumulated over a decade of experience consulting and investing in the entire value chain of companies from start-ups to listed companies in Asia. These deals include mergers and acquisitions, public listings, private placements, mezzanine, and buyouts. His various roles in banking, private equity, and venture capital has equipped him with strong investment knowledge and comprehensive operational know-hows. As a management consultant, Lester was also intimately involved in the technology aspects of the financial services industry.

Lester currently lectures for the Masters of Innovation program at the Singapore Management University. Lester sits on various corporate boards, non-profit organisations and charity as board director, lending his expertise in the areas of strategy and finance.

Lester holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree from the National University of Singapore. He was awarded a scholarship to pursue his Masters of Business Administration at the Singapore Management University where he graduated on the Dean’s List. He did his Post-Graduate Certificate in Real Property Valuation at the University of British Columbia.

Jocelyn Yap

Jocelyn Yap

Chief Operating Officer

Jocelyn will be in charge of the overall operations for Fund Singapore and is the named compliance officer.

Jocelyn has been Chief Operating Officer of Michael Faith Consultants since the firm went into full operation in January 2001. Her primary responsibilities are to oversee the firm in the daily operations which includes accounting , consulting, commercial finance control, taxation, secretarial and payroll work. Concurrently, she dedicates time to corporate affairs such as Financial Due Diligence, Merger and Acquisition and Initial Public Offerings. Jocelyn began her career with various auditing firms; venturing into consulting and the set-up of many successful trading firms.

Jocelyn will be in charge of the overall operations for Fund Singapore and is the named compliance officer.

Jocelyn has been Chief Operating Officer of Michael Faith Consultants since the firm went into full operation in January 2001. Her primary responsibilities are to oversee the firm in the daily operations which includes accounting , consulting, commercial finance control, taxation, secretarial and payroll work. Concurrently, she dedicates time to corporate affairs such as Financial Due Diligence, Merger and Acquisition and Initial Public Offerings. Jocelyn began her career with various auditing firms; venturing into consulting and the set-up of many successful trading firms.

Jocelyn holds a Master of Taxation and is an Accredited Tax Advisor (Income Tax) and Accredited Tax Practitioner (GST) of the Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Professional (SIATP). She is a fellow member of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA), as well as a non-practising member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA).

Christopher Huang

Christopher Huang

Legal Counsel

Christopher heads the Tax Practice group in Colin Ng & Partners LLP (CNP). He primarily advises on the legal and tax implications arising from a range of corporate matters (including acquisitions, buyouts, joint ventures and shareholder agreements). Christopher’s approach to practice is focused on ensuring alignment between both the commercial and the legal & tax implications that are relevant to every transaction. This enables his clients to achieve outcomes that are in line with their commercial objectives.

Christopher heads the Tax Practice group in Colin Ng & Partners LLP (CNP). He primarily advises on the legal and tax implications arising from a range of corporate matters (including acquisitions, buyouts, joint ventures and shareholder agreements). Christopher’s approach to practice is focused on ensuring alignment between both the commercial and the legal & tax implications that are relevant to every transaction. This enables his clients to achieve outcomes that are in line with their commercial objectives.

With a background in finance and accounting, Christopher is valued by his clients for being a commercially minded lawyer who is adept at distilling their concerns, elucidating the relevant legal concepts and tailoring pertinent and effective advice.

Christopher graduated from the University of Queensland (Australia) with a dual degree in law (LL.B.) and commerce (B.Com) majoring in finance. Prior to joining CNP, he worked as an accountant (with Hastings Deering, Australia), a business manager (with Adcomp Technology in Singapore), a tax adviser (with the transfer pricing department at PricewaterhouseCoopers) and a lawyer with VoskampLawyers.

Low Jin Hao

Low Jin Hao

Chief Credit Officer

Jin Hao was a Senior Relationship Manager with a Singapore bank prior to joining Fund Singapore. He handled the borrowing, cash management and investment needs of the corporate clients under his care. Most of his clients were in the growth stage of their business with annual turnovers of between $10 mil to $100 mil. Through his professional engagements, he has built a strong network of contacts across various fields and ranging from High Net Worth Individuals, C-Suite Executives and Entrepreneurs.

Jin Hao was a Senior Relationship Manager with a Singapore bank prior to joining Fund Singapore. He handled the borrowing, cash management and investment needs of the corporate clients under his care. Most of his clients were in the growth stage of their business with annual turnovers of between $10 mil to $100 mil. Through his professional engagements, he has built a strong network of contacts across various fields and ranging from High Net Worth Individuals, C-Suite Executives and Entrepreneurs.

Over his course of work, Jin Hao is focused on identifying and mitigating strategic, financial and credit risks for Small and Medium Enterprises, and helping to improve their business performances. Tapping on his experience and vast network of professionals, Jin Hao brings along the value proposition of helping companies achieve their funding goals to support business growth.

Jin Hao did his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) at the Singapore Management University where he graduated in 2014. He is currently the President of the MBA Alumni Group, where he has been serving for the last two years in the Executive Committee. Over the years, he has built a strong relationship with the SMU Alumni Office as well members of the other post-graduate alumni groups. Jin Hao also holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree from Nanyang Technological University.

Board of Advisors

Dr Patrick H M Loh

Dr Patrick H M Loh

HonDSC, BBM, PBM

Dr Loh is a practising plant scientist and one of the early pioneering bio-entrepreneurs in Singapore who has successfully established the commercial application of biological and molecular techniques to mplant and arable crop improvements in the agro-based industries in ASEAN region.
In 2008 to 2010, he is appointed President Commissioner/Non-Executive Chairman of both IDX-listed PT Citra Kebun Raya Agri and PT Royal Oak Development Asia in the Republic of Indonesia. He has served as Chairman of Scientific Advisory Board at SGX-listed Eu Yan Sang International Ltd (2011-2013) and as its Chief Scientific Officer (2007-2011).

Dr Loh is a practising plant scientist and one of the early pioneering bio-entrepreneurs in Singapore who has successfully established the commercial application of biological and molecular techniques to mplant and arable crop improvements in the agro-based industries in ASEAN region.

In 2008 to 2010, he is appointed President Commissioner/Non-Executive Chairman of both IDX-listed PT Citra Kebun Raya Agri and PT Royal Oak Development Asia in the Republic of Indonesia. He has served as Chairman of Scientific Advisory Board at SGX-listed Eu Yan Sang International Ltd (2011-2013) and as its Chief Scientific Officer (2007-2011).

He received his doctoral research training in plant virology and tissue culture technology from the Institute of Arable Crops Research, Rothamsted Experimental Station in the United Kingdom and earned a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Dubuque, Iowa, in the USA. In 2015, Dr Loh received the highest science honor – the Honorary Doctorate of Science (HonDSc) from Murdoch University, Western Australia in recognition of his exceptional contributions to science, academia and agribusiness in the ASEAN region. He is appointed Mentor to the Development Bank of Singapore (DBS) Innovation Group Hotspot for its “startups” and the DBS Entrepreneurs.

Dr Loh is an adjunct professor at the School of Veterinary and Life Sciences, Murdoch University, Western Australia; the Singapore Management University (SMU)’s Lee Kong Chian School of Business and SIM University (UniSIM)’s School of Science and Technology in Singapore. In January 2016, he is appointed Chairman, Special Advisory Board, Murdoch University in Singapore.

He has served as Agri-Adviser to the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA), Ministry of National Development from 2003 to 2011. Currently, he is still a member of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) of Nanyang Polytechnic in Singapore and a Mentor-in-Residence of the Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IIE) at the Singapore Management University.

In recognition of his leadership to the community, Dr Loh was conferred the PINGKAT BAKTI MASYARAKAT (PBM-THE PUBLIC SERVICE MEDAL) in 2001 and the BINTANG BAKTI MASYARAKAT (BBM-THE PUBLIC SERVICE STAR) in 2006 by HIS EXCELLENCY, THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE.

Ang Ser Keng

Ang Ser Keng

Ser Keng is a Senior Lecturer of Finance at the Lee Kong Chian School of Business in SMU. He has been actively teaching, undergraduate, postgraduate and executive programs since 2003. He is also the Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee & Director of the UOB-SMU Asian Enterprise Institute, a highly successful tripartite collaboration between UOB, SMU and local enterprises aimed at facilitating the learning of SMU students and SMEs. He has been at the helm of this initiative since 2006, and played a pivotal role in raising fresh funding in 2012 to sustain the initiative, which started as one of the first centers at SMU, and the first center to be augmented to an institute.

Ser Keng is a Senior Lecturer of Finance at the Lee Kong Chian School of Business in SMU. He has been actively teaching, undergraduate, postgraduate and executive programs since 2003. He is also the Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee & Director of the UOB-SMU Asian Enterprise Institute, a highly successful tripartite collaboration between UOB, SMU and local enterprises aimed at facilitating the learning of SMU students and SMEs. He has been at the helm of this initiative since 2006, and played a pivotal role in raising fresh funding in 2012 to sustain the initiative, which started as one of the first centers at SMU, and the first center to be augmented to an institute.

Prior to his academic appointment at SMU, Ser Keng was an investment banker. He spent nine years in London, Hong Kong and Singapore, where he originated and executed cross-border transactions for clients at international banks – Deutsche Bank, ABN AMRO and Flemings. Ser Keng also has been an active investor for the past 20 years.

Ser Keng graduated with an MBA from London Business School, a Master in Business Research from the UWA, and a Bachelors of Accountancy (BAcc) from NUS. He is qualified for both CPA and ACIS. He is a PhD in Finance candidate at the UNSW.

Matthias Yeo

Matthias Yeo

Matthias Yeo is a one of the leading experts in Technology. He has been spearheading advanced technology development in the cyber security space for almost two decades. He has earned a reputation for identifying technology strategies, and implementing them successfully in various organisations. The transformation impact he created was well recognized by his peers and he was awarded "Asia Greatest CTO" by URS Media.

Matthias Yeo is a one of the leading experts in Technology. He has been spearheading advanced technology development in the cyber security space for almost two decades. He has earned a reputation for identifying technology strategies, and implementing them successfully in various organisations. The transformation impact he created was well recognized by his peers and he was awarded "Asia Greatest CTO" by URS Media.

Presently, Matthias is the Chief Technology Officer (APAC) for Symantec Corporation Systems. He also serves as Technology board adviser at BeaconRock Investments, offering his expertise in technology investments. As adviser, he evaluated startups' potential and provides execution strategies. In Asia Pacific, Matthias is an active conference speaker at Technology conferences. There, he delivers insights for global trends and developments in the field of digital security and FinTech. His views are regularly featured and quoted by the media. Matthias was featured in SG50 “A Nation of Skilled Talent”.

Matthias graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Monash University (Australia) and he holds a Masters in Technology from the National University of Singapore.