Advisory Board

Mr Victor Leung

 Chairman of Advisory Board

Advisor for New Tech Investment in the PRC

Mr Victor Leung (HK Citizen)

Chairman of Advisory Board

Advisor for New Tech Investment in the PRC

Victor Leung is a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers China (KPCB China). He is also sitting on the Advisory Board of the Greater China Fund of MaxGiant Capital Partners and director boards of other portfolio companies of KPCB China. Before joining KPCB China, Victor has accrued more than 14 years of private equity and venture investment experience with HSBC Private Equity (Asia) Ltd., as well as five years of investment and commercial banking experience. He set up HSBC Asia Ventures’ PRC office in 2006 and was the firm's director and PRC Chief Representative. Victor was directly involved in more than 30 investments in Asia. Successful investments include Actions Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ACTS), Canadian Solar Inc. (Nasdaq: CSIQ), China Biodiesel (AIM: CBI.LN), China Flooring Holding (HKSE: 2083.HK), Gourmet Master 85C (TWSE: 2723.TW) and China Techfaith (Nasdaq: CNTF).

Victor was a member of the investment committee of HSBC’s Asian venture fund. He serves as a director on the boards of DeltaChem, Qihang and SinoEv. Victor was honored as China’s Best Private Equity Investor at the China Most Valuable Venture Enterprises Awards in 2009 and was named among the World Economy Top 10 Outstanding Chinese Investor Leaders by the World Chinese Economy Accreditation Committee in 2009. He was honored the Top 10 Investors in 2011 by China Most Valuable Venture Enterprises Award again. He is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in the United Kingdom and the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Victor has a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Hong Kong, an MBA degree from the London Business School and an MS degree in biopharmaceuticals from the University of New South Wales.

Mr
R Venkataramanan

Advisor for India and Asia Pacific Market

Mr R Venkataramanan (India Citizen)

Advisor for India and Asia Pacific Market

 

Mr R Venkataramanan was born in India in 1974 and he is a science graduate and has done his MBA from the Sri Satya Sai University and Harvard Business School AMP. He has over 25 years business operation experience in the areas of finance, business support and strategy. For several years, he was Executive Assistant to Mr Ratan Tata, the former Chairman of Tata Group before he was promoted to be the Managing Trustee of the Sir Dorabi Tata Trusts and was responsible for management and oversight of all the Tata Trusts which are public charities and are the principal shareholder of the Tata Sons, the parent company of the Tata Group, India's largest conglomerate.

He also was the managing director of RNT Associates which is a private equity fund of Mr Ratan Tata. Prior to his association with Mr Tata, Venkat was Head of Business Support at the Qatar Foundation, a non-profit based in Doha. He had also worked in Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited, Mumbai (VSNL), now known as Tata Communication and the Gujarat State Finance Corporation based in Ahmedabad.

Dr 
Paul Roumeliotis

Advisor for Health Care Project

Dr Paul Roumeliotis (Canada Citizen)

Advisor for Health Care Project

 

Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and the Royal College of Physicians of Canada, and holder of a First Class Honors B.Sc. Degree in Microbiology and Immunology, Dr Paul Roumeliotis, known to many as “Dr Paul” received his medical degree in 1983 at McGill University. He trained as a pediatrician at the Montreal Children's Hospital (MCH)/McGill from 1983 to 1987. He returned to the MCH and McGill in 1990 (Assistant Professor/Director of Continuing Medical Education in the Department of Pediatrics and Founding Director of Multiformat Health Communications). He founded and directed the hospital's Asthma Centre and Pediatric Consultation Centre and became a much sought-after lecturer on health communications, asthma and other pediatric issues. He completed his Masters of Public Health Degree at Johns Hopkins University in 2009, where he is now an Associate faculty member. In May of 2013, he obtained an Advanced Management Diploma at the Harvard Business School. In February 2018, he was one of 14 physicians in Canada to receive the Canadian Certified Physician Executive (CCPE) credential designation by the Canadian Society of Physician Leaders (CSPL), a Canadian Medical Association (CMA) division.

In January 2007, Dr Paul formally entered public health leadership, after realizing that his past experiences and vision were really “public health-oriented”. He is currently Medical Officer of Health and Chief Executive Officer of the Eastern Ontario Health Unit. 

Dr Aon Lau

Advisor for Corporate Governance

Dr Aon Lau (UK Citizen)

Advisor for Corporate Governance

Dr Aon Siu-Fai LAU graduates from the Hughes Business School in the Sussex College of Technology UK  with Master Degree in Accounting. He also has his Master Degree in Business Administration in the Clayton University in States. He received his Doctor's Degree in Finance from the Sussex College of Technology UK and received his PhD in Economics from the Costa Ford University. He is a certified financial planner in Hong Kong, a member of the American Institute of Management, a Member of the British Institute of Cost and Executive Accountants, a Member of the Australian Institute of Certified Public Accountants, a Member of British Institute of International Accountants.

Dr Lau was the former Imagination Solutions Group Finance Director and former Financial Accounting Manager of Greg companies in the States. Since October 2004, he is the Chief Financial Officer of Li Ka-Shing Foundation and the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business, Shantou University, Cheung Kong Law School, Cheung Kong School of Journalism. In 1999, Dr. Lau helped Pine Technology IPO in HK (HK: 8013). In 2007, Dr. Lau also participated in the IPO of Tiangong International Ltd. in HK with AIG investment fund. Dr. Lau was appointed as an independent non-executive director and the chairman of internal audit committee from Tiangong(HK:826) International in 2007. Dr. Lau is currently the Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of the Asia Pacific Region of WiseLink Group Holdings Limited.

Mr Sachin Pant

Advisor for Property Project

Mr Sachin Pant (India Citizen)

Advisor for Property Project

 

Mr Sachin Pant is a MBA Graduate from Management Development Institute of India and Master in Environment Planning from the School of Planning & Architecture in India. He is an expert in both commercial and residential property development industry.

Mr Pant’s 22 years of career stint has been with Mott Macdonald, Feedback Infra, Ramky group & entrepreneurial set ups & spun around business development, marketing, independent handling of businesses and multi sectoral exposure.  His core areas of expertise are business planning, private investments, marketing, partner search & business development and has closely worked with key government nodal agencies and private sector world.  

He has been even actively involved in new business initiatives, geographical expansions & investor relationships. He has solid experience in property and infrastructure industry cover various countries like India, Malaysia, Singapore, Dubai, Bahrain, Nigeria, Gabon, Ethiopia Morocco, UK and Russia. He has been part of many CEO business delegations with the government to various countries. He is active speaker in various national & international forums including academic interest in areas of PPP, project finance and investment opportunities. 

Have joined SREI Infrastructure Finance Ltd since September 2019, a public listed flagship arm of SREI group as President & shall be leading advisory business, SREI is leading public financial institution with 7 billion USD AUM and market leader in equipment finance & leasing besides group’s diversified business portfolio in roads, power, water & waste water, waste management, industrial development, real estate, hospitality, healthcare, food processing & IT.

Mr
Nandkumar Dhekne

Advisor for

Manufacture Excellence

Mr Nandkumar Dhekne (India Citizen)

Advisor for Manufacture Excellence

 

Mr Nandkumar Dhekne is a senior management executive with 40 years’ experience in diverse areas across Field Services, Project Management, Operations Management, Sales, Marketing, General Management and CEO roles in Specialty Chemicals and the Energy Industry with leading global US companies. Have led large territories with GE’s two businesses with strategic and operational responsibilities. Very rich national and international exposure with Indian/ MNC’s start up’s as well as mature set-ups. Led culture and leadership initiatives for successful outcomes.

 

He was graduated from Mumbai University and Distinguished Alumnus of Institute of Chemical Technology Mumbai (UDCT) 1979. He also the Alumnus of both INSEAD and Harvard Business School AMP. He also is a Certified Six Sigma Green Belt-GE.

 

He currently is the Vice President, Solenis (Shanghai) Chemicals Co., Ltd, a leading solutions provider of process and water solutions to pulp, paper, oil & gas, chemical processing, mining, bio-refining, municipal, and other industrial markets since its formation in 2014 (now a JV with BASF).  Before that, he was the Vice President – Asia, Ashland Specialty Ingredients (Personal Care/Coatings/Pharma ingredients/Construction chemicals) based in Shanghai 2009 to 2014 and Chair Person Ashland Regional Leadership Team 2011 & 2012.  He also was the Managing Director - Asia, Aqualon Division of Hercules Inc. 2007- 2009 and the President & CEO, GE Energy, India, 2004-2007 & Board Member BHEL- GE Gas Turbine Services and GE Power Systems India Limited.

Ms Frances Sun

Advisor for Education Sector

Ms Frances Sun (US Citizen)

Advisor for Education Sector

Frances Sun is an active Harvard alumni and education practitioner in China. 

 

She founded Wenxiaoyou Tech Co after decades of leadership position for global consulting firms. In China. WXY aims to provide better education solution for Chinese students at a global stage. 

 

Frances served as Director for Asia, Harvard Alumni Association (2013-2017), Executive Board Director (2019-2022), 2005 Committee, Organization of Chinese Returnee Scholars from US and European, Director for Center for China and Globalization. 

 

Frances has a BA of Journalism from Fudan University in Shanghai (1986-1990) and an MA in MPA from Harvard University (2002-2003) . She is the Mason Fellow of Harvard Kennedy School, a prominent program for global leaders. 

 

Frances is The 10 most influential Women in China (2015) among other awards. 

Mr Cary Tu

Advisor for New Retail Sector

Mr Cary Tu  (HK Citizen)

Advisor for New Retail Sector

 

Cary is the founder and CEO of a new retail company. He is the Alumni of Harvard Business School, MBA graduate and a chartered surveyor. 

Witnessed the growth cycle of Hong Kong consumer retail market and the development of mega shopping malls. Experienced the centurial business opportunities availed with the retail evolution from bricks & mortar, to internet and to new retail over the last 15 years in China.

Ms Joanne Wong

Partner & Investment Director

Ms Joanne Wong (HK Citizen)

Advisor for Capital Markets

Ms Joanne L Y Wong is a recent Harvard Business School graduate. She also has a Master Degree of Science in Finance at the City University of Hong Kong while she earned her Bachelor of Business Administration from Newport University in the States. She also used to have the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission License for Type 1 and 6 (Responsible officer(“RO”)).

 

Joanne has more than 15 years of experience in capital markets and investment banking. She completed a number of private equity and IPO transactions.

She was the Executive Director and RO of TUS Corporate Finance Limited which is under Tuspark Financial Group, which itself is a subsidiary of TUS Holdings Co., Ltd., the pioneer and the most established Science Park developer-operator in the PRC and Tsinghua University is the founding shareholder. TUS is a boutique investment bank in Hong Kong and focusing on IPO advisory and fund- raising services.

Prior to TUS, she was the Executive Director and RO of CMB International Capital Limited which is a wholly owned subsidiary of China Merchants Bank (3968.HK) which provides domestic and foreign companies sponsor Listing, IPO underwriting, pre-floating financial advisory, M&A financial advisory, compliance advisory, etc…