The primary goal of this conference is to bring together the top names in PE and VC worlds — both LPs and GPs — under one roof for optimum networking and thought-provoking and engaging panel discussions, fireside chats and keynotes.
In 2018, we had more than 600 attendees from 30+ countries at our Singapore summit. Among these were 200+ LPs and GPs, arguably the biggest names in the region.
Our summit is an extension of our (DealStreetAsia’s) editorial prowess. We are aiming to build the region’s largest creative business gathering in the PE and VC sectors – the people creating and defining the future of investing in emerging companies in this region.
From organising an LPs-only dinner for your networking pleasure to having China’s biggest VCs headlining our founders’ luncheon, we are constantly striving to make your summit experience a wholesome one.
2018 attendees also got a copy of Southeast Asia Investment Landscape 2018, a joint DealStreetAsia-MDEC report on investment trends and insights in the region.
Kevin Aluwi is Co-Founder of GO-JEK, the leading on-demand multi service platform in Indonesia committed to empower informal sectors and MSMEs in Indonesia through technology. With services ranging from transportation, food delivery, groceries, massage, house cleaning to logistics, as well as e-money and customer loyalty programs, GO-JEK today has become a central part in enriching the lives of millions of consumers every day.
Since Kevin joined GO-JEK in 2014, Kevin has been holding significant roles in strategically adopting business intelligence data to track and optimize pricing, driver’s income, and customer retention strategy. His role is strengthened by his expertise of building data science within the GO-JEK ecosystem. Preceding his role in GO-JEK, Kevin spent two years at Zalora Indonesia as Head of Business Intelligence. Prior to Zalora, he was responsible as Business Development Manager at Merah Putih Inc. Earlier in his career he served as an Investment Banking Analyst at Salem Partners LLC.
His motivation of continuously creating innovations led him to be awarded “Forbes 30 under 30 Asia” for Consumer Technology category in year 2016, which features young innovators that are propelling change and disrupting industries. Kevin obtained his Bachelor of Corporate Finance, Entrepreneurship, and International Relations degree from University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business.
Co-Founder & President, Bukalapak
Fajrin Rasyid is the Co-Founder and President at Bukalapak, a leading Indonesian online marketplace. With over 3 million merchants and over 60 million products, Bukalapak is currently one of the biggest e-commerce platforms in Indonesia.
As President, he is responsible for company's strategic initiative, long term plan and external partnership & relationship.
Fajrin previously worked as consultant at Boston Consulting Group (BCG) with experience ranging across major industries including retail, FMCG, IT, ﬁnancial services, automotive, and public services.
He earned his degree in Information Technology (Summa Cum Laude) from one of Indonesian prestigious universities, Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB).
Co-Founder & Managing Partner, East Ventures
Willson Cuaca is the founding and managing partner of East Ventures, an early stage investment fund with a focus on consumer Internet, mobile and SaaS. East Ventures started investing in Indonesia in 2010 when no one believed in Indonesia's consumer Internet potential.
East Ventures has funded hundreds of early stage companies in South East Asia. Most of the companies have received subsequent funding rounds, riding on top of Indonesia middle class consumer growth. East Ventures has also exited investments through M&A to local and international companies.
Notable portfolio including Tokopedia, Traveloka, Kudo (now Grab), Loket (now Go-Tix), Shopback, IDNTimes, MokaPos, Ruangguru, Xendit, Julo, 99co, Sociolla, Cermati, Cicil, Bridestory, SweetEscape, Ralali, Member.ID, Warung Pintar, EV Hive and Fore Coffee.
Willson sits on the advisory board of Indonesia VC association.
Co-Founder & CEO, Zilingo
Ankiti Bose, 27, is the Co-Founder & CEO of Zilingo, one of Asia’s fastest growing e-commerce companies. The company has over 5 million active users, over 20,000 brands and merchants across Asia. She also runs Zilingo AsiaMall, one of the largest B2B platforms in South-East Asia that connects businesses across the world directly to manufacturing hubs. As of April 2018, she has raised over USD 82 Million over the span of just 2.5 years to scale the company.
She was named ‘Forbes Asia 30 under 30’ in 2018. Passionate about the role of consumer internet in rapidly evolving societies, Ankiti has played an active role in ensuring that diverse voices get heard in the world of technology. A loud advocate for women and LGBTQ rights, she has proudly built a team with 50% women in the leadership and runs a 40% female Board.
Prior to Zilingo, Ankiti worked at venture capital firm Sequoia Capital and management consulting firm McKinsey.
CEO & Investment Director, MDI Ventures
Nicko Widjaja is currently serving as the CEO and Investment Director of MDI Ventures, a corporate venture capital arm of Telkom Indonesia. MDI Ventures invested in growth stage companies across 10 countries including: Geniee, NComputing, LotusFlare, aCommerce, RedDot Payment, mClinica, Codapay, Ematic.
He is one of Indonesia’s tech investment pioneers and ecosystem builders. He set up his first venture fund, Systec Group Ventures, in 2010. Then he briefly joined Fenox VC as Venture Partner in 2014 just before joining Telkom Indonesia as Program Director for Indigo Accelerator and later MDI Ventures.
Prior to venture capital and startup industry, he co-founded several consulting firms (Mindcode, ThinkingRoom, IncyteLab) servicing clients in Southeast Asia from innovation to consumer insights. His vast experience was complemented by his role at Indofood, the largest food company in Indonesia, where he took on corporate development and organizational change.
Nicko is also involved in the design of the entrepreneurship curriculum for UPH Business School where he also teaches other subjects such as strategic management, marketing, change management and corporate strategy.
Throughout his career, he had invested in more than 80 startups.
Founding & Managing Partner, Convergence Ventures
Adrian is a seasoned internet entrepreneur. In the past 10 years he has been involved in cofounding and operating 6 internet ventures covering eCommerce, media, market place and product based businesses in emerging markets China and Indonesia.
He founded Convergence Ventures as a platform to bring together experience, network and capital to help empower entrepreneurs to succeed.Adrian graduated from Cambridge University with a degree in Economics and was elected a Hawk in recognition of his contributions to University and National level Judo. He obtained his MBA from Stanford while studying in the dual degree MBA & Education MA program. He speaks Mandarin and English fluently and is proficient in Cantonese and basic Bahasa.
Senior Director, UOB Venture Management (UOBVM)
Clarissa’s professional career combines both investment and operational finance experience. She has 15 years of experience in private equity and venture capital investments ranging from deal sourcing, due diligence to deal execution. She plays a key role in driving UOBVM’s impact investments in Southeast Asia and is also involved in technology investments in the region. Prior to joining UOBVM, she worked for General Electric Company (GE) as part of its Financial Management Program. Whilst at GE, she worked with various GE business lines in Asia, in functional roles of project finance, business development, financial planning and analysis, with management award recognition.
Operational since 1992, UOBVM is the private equity/venture capital fund management arm of United Overseas Bank Limited, an Asian focused bank headquartered in Singapore. From its offices in Singapore, Jakarta and Shanghai, UOBVM manages investment funds with a strong focus on responsible investing, integrating environmental, social and governance considerations into its investment process.
Clarissa holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from National University of Singapore and is a CFA charter holder. She is fluent in English and Mandarin.
Managing Director, Emerald Media
One of the most respected executives in the media industry, Paul was formerly the co-founder and CEO of CA Media. Paul has 24 years of professional experience as a media executive and investment banker with Morgan Stanley, most of his career focused on Asia Pacific. Prior to CA Media, he served as the CEO of STAR Group Ltd., the region’s leading pay television broadcaster. Prior to STAR, Paul was the head of TMT Investment Banking and the COO of Investment Banking for Morgan Stanley Asia. Paul received a B.A. degree in economics from Notre Dame and Ph.D in Chinese economics from Cambridge University.
Managing Director, Grab Indonesia
Ridzki Kramadibrata is the Managing Director of Grab Indonesia. Ridzki oversees business operations, expansion, strategic partnership, and brand development, with a vision to drive the brand and service in Indonesia forward.
Ridzki has more than 20 years of experience working for multinational companies. Prior to joining Grab Indonesia, he was the Regional Director for Air Asia Group, and prior to that held the role of COO for Air Asia Indonesia.
Prior to Air Asia, he spent majority of his career in the telecommunication industry, in which he spent about 5 years working in the United States and most notably as the Executive Vice President of Marketing, Product, and CRM of Bakrie Telecom.
Ridzki graduated from State University of New York with an MBA degree, and graduated from Universitas Padjadjaran, Indonesia with a bachelor degree in Management.
SEA Regional Manager, Fenox Venture Capital
Retno Dewati serves as SEA Regional Manager at Fenox Venture Capital, responsible for leading deal sourcing and investment activities as well as business development for Fenox SEA office. Retno also represents Fenox VC at GnB Accelerator – a joint venture accelerator program between Fenox VC and Infocom Corporation Japan. At GnB Accelerator, Retno is responsible for selecting startups, managing the investment and become an in-house mentor. Prior to joining Fenox VC, Retno worked at the United States-Indonesia Society (USINDO). USINDO is a premier and bi-national non-governmental organization exclusively supporting United States – Indonesia relations and mutual understanding between two countries and its people. At USINDO, she managed research projects and program related to the US – Indonesia strategic partnership mainly in economic and political fields. Retno holds a Bachelor Degree in International Relations from Paramadina University.
Senior Managing Director, Creador
D. Cyril Noerhadi is senior managing director at South and Southeast Asia-focused mid-market GP Creador.
Prior to joining Creador in 2011, Cyril was group CFO of PT Medco Energi International, a leading oil & gas operator. Between 1999-2005, Cyril was corporate finance partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers Jakarta office.
Prior to this, he was CEO/ president director of the Jakarta Stock Exchange where he transformed the newly privatized exchange in line with new regulations that took effect in 1996.
Cyril is a Ph.D. with distinction cum laude in strategic management from the University of Indonesia. He holds an MBA in finance and economics from University of Houston and a bachelors degree in engineering in petroleum geology from the Institute of Technology Bandung, Indonesia.
Co-founder & Managing Partner, Asia Partners
Nick Nash is the co-founder and Managing Partner of Asia Partners, a private equity firm focused on the next generation of high-growth technology companies in Southeast Asia. Prior to Asia Partners, Nick was the Group President and a Board Member of Sea Ltd., where he led its landmark 2017 IPO on the New York Stock Exchange. Before Sea, he worked for a decade as a private equity investor with General Atlantic LLC, one of the world's oldest and largest technology-focused investment firms, and co-founded its Southeast Asia office.
Principal, Burda Principal Investments
Albert joined Burda in 2017 and heads Burda Principal Investments' Singapore office. Previously he was at GREE Ventures from 2014 to 2017, where he led the fund's investment team in Southeast Asia and India as Principal while working closely with many of its portfolio companies including Kudo, Berrybenka, and Bukalapak.
Prior to this, he served as a Director at Lazada Group, Southeast Asia’s largest ecommerce retailer, helping build the company’s Marketplace business across the region. Other professional experience includes co-founding an online menswear company in the US called AlbertMing Inc. and spending 5 years as a consultant at Monitor Group across the US and Asia. He completed his MBA at the University of California, Berkeley and studied at the University of Pennsylvania with dual degrees in economics and systems engineering. He currently sits on the board of Priceza, Zilingo, and Carsome.
CEO & Country Manager, Allianz Life Indonesia
With over 17 years of insurance experience across Asia and in The Netherlands, Joos Louwerier brings a proven track record in building brands, driving value, and delivering customer-first priorities. Prior to becoming Country Manager and CEO of Allianz Life Indonesia in 2017, Joos led the successful digital transformation company as CEO of Allianz Life Korea. Prior to Allianz he held various senior positions with ING in Asia and Europe, in the areas of operations, risk management, bancassurance, and marketing. In his current role, he aimed to bring insurance inclusiveness and more accessible to Indonesians through advanced products and services. This led Allianz Indonesia to establish strategic business partnerships with digital start-ups, such as GO-JEK, Halodoc, and other high potential unicorns.
SVP Business Development, Emtek
Andya Daniswara is the SVP Business Development at Emtek, Indonesia's most prominent media and digital business group. Through its media and internet businesses, Emtek delivers diversified content and online services to various audience segments, reaching over 70% of Indonesian population and internet users. Notable portfolio companies under Emtek include: SCTV, Indosiar, Sinemart, Bukalapak, KLY, Vidio and DANA.
As the lead for business development in the Group, Andya oversees M&A transactions, investments, partnerships and organic developments.
Prior to Emtek, Andya held business development role at CT Corp where he worked on key M&A transactions such as Detik and Carrefour. He was also previously a management and systems consultant at Accenture.
Andya holds Bachelors degree in Finance and Marketing from the University of Pittsburgh.
Co-Founding Partner and MD, Deputy Chairperson of the Investment Committee, TAEL Partners
Ati has been instrumental in leading TAEL's investments in Indonesia, leveraging on her transactions experience and business relationships built over close to 30 years. Through her experience at JP Morgan Chase, Banker Trust Securities and Citibank N.A., she focused on corporate finance transactions across industries and advised many of the largest corporate groups in the region. Prior to co-founding TAEL, Ati was the head of investment banking Indonesia in UOB Asia Limited where she also built the organization’s capital market capabilities. Ati is a deputy chairperson of the investment committee in TAEL, she drives the portfolio management process and ensures the investment team maximize the value of the investments made in the respective countries. Ati is also a member of Angel Investment Network Indonesia. She holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the Civil Engineering and Planning Faculty of Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia.
Founding Partner, PT Mahanusa Capital
Daniel is a founding Partner of Mahanusa Capital. Mahanusa owns and operates companies in the agribusiness, consumer goods, specialty chemicals, retail, property, luxury goods retail and power generation industries in Indonesia and Southeast Asia.
Prior to establishing Mahanusa Capital, Daniel worked as a investment banker for Merrill Lynch and JP Morgan in Singapore and Jakarta, responsible for marketing and executing M&A and equity transactions in Southeast Asia. Previously, he was in brand management at Procter & Gamble, based in the U.S. and Indonesia.
Director, Quadria Capital
Ewan Davis manages the South East Asia healthcare portfolio for Quadria Capital, one of the largest healthcare-focused private equity firms in Asia, with over US$1.5 billion in managed capital.
Ewan is actively involved in managing the firm and currently serves on the boards of Soho Global Health, FV Hospitals, MWH Healthcare and Lablink. Prior to joining Quadria Capital, Ewan was an Investment Banker with UBS originally in London before moving to Hong Kong and Singapore where he was part of the M&A and Corporate Finance teams that led the bank’s South East Asia and Emerging Markets investment banking strategies and advising clients on capital markets and M&A activities across all major South East Asia markets.
Ewan received an MEng in Engineering Science from the University of Oxford
Founder & CEO, RedDoorz
Amit Saberwal was the Chief Business Officer for International Markets at MakeMyTrip. His responsibilities include managing all aspects of the company’s business development, customer experience and operations in overseas markets. Amit also leads the Hotels line of business across MakeMyTrip in all geographies.
Amit has over 20 years of experience in the Hospitality and Tourism industry and haspreviously worked as Director Sales and Marketing with The Park Hotels in Bangalore and New Delhi.
Amit is a Hotel Management graduate with a Post Graduate Diploma in Sales & Marketing from National Institute for Sales, New Delhi.
He has spent time at Cornell University honing his professional skills as an hotelier. Amit's interests include scuba diving, solving Sudoku and crossword puzzles and sampling exotic cuisines.
Co-Founder and CEO, C88 Financial Technologies
JP Ellis co-founded and leading Singapore-based C88 Financial Technologies’ roll-out in Se Asia.
He also owns and operates the largest financial e-commerce websites in Indonesia (CekAja.com, Premiro.com) and The Philippines (eCompareMo.com).
Ellis is a Columbia University undergrad and former development researcher, turned emerging markets private equity executive and now fintech founder.
He is a co-founder of the Indonesian FinTech Association.
CEO and President Director, Mandiri Capital Indonesia
Eddi is Chief Executive Officer of Mandiri Capital Indonesia (MCI), the corporate venture capital subsidiary of PT. Bank Mandiri (Persero) Tbk. MCI aims to provide equity funding for regional start-ups, with focus on the fintech sector.
Eddi has more than 20 years’ working experience in various sectors, including consumer goods (at Procter & Gamble), management consulting (at AT Kearney and Booz Allen Hamilton) and financial services (including Morgan Stanley, AXA, and Makara Capital), whereby the majority of his work experience was in Singapore.
In addition to working at large corporations, Eddi also has experience as an angel investor and social entrepreneur.
Eddi graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta and also has a MBA degree from Duke University, USA and a Doctorate in Management from Universitas Indonesia.
Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Alpha JWC Ventures
Chandra Tjan is the Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Alpha JWC Ventures. He has more than 8 years of experience in venture capital business, and is known to be the pioneer VC in Indonesia.
Chandra has a successful track record of investing into 50 companies across Asia and the US, including 2 unicorns (Tokopedia and Traveloka) and Spacemob (acquired by WeWork), where he was their first board member. Currently Chandra sits on the board of many leading tech companies in the region, including Funding Societies, OnlinePajak, Carro, and Sepulsa. Prior to being a venture capitalist, Chandra had an extensive experience for over 10 years as a banker in top-tiered banks such as Credit Suisse and Citigroup.
Chandra Tjan graduated from University of Sydney with triple majors in finance, economics, and management.
VC Lead for SE Asia and Asia internet investments, IFC, World Bank
Pravan leads Venture Capital Investments in South & South-East Asia for the International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group. IFC’s venture capital investments in India include Azure Power, Applied Solar Technologies, EyeQ, MyUniverse and NephroPlus.
Prior to joining IFC, Pravan was a Principal with ORIX Venture Finance in New York and was responsible for structured investments in venture- backed companies. Pravan has also worked with Metropolitan Venture Partners, a transatlantic venture capital fund in New York, and Global Bridge Ventures, an emerging markets focused venture capital fund in San Francisco.
Earlier in his career, Pravan was an investment banker at BMO Nesbitt Burns and a credit analyst at the Tokai Bank in Chicago. Pravan holds an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Managing Partner, Venturra Capital
Previously Google's founding Country Director of Indonesia with over 20 years of extensive experience in FMCG, media, marketing, and general management. Holds a Chemical Engineering degree from the University of California, Berkeley.
A father, a volunteer, a mentor. Enjoys nature and non-competitive sports.
Founder and Managing Director, Kresna Graha Investama
Jahja Suryandy has over 20 years of experience in the Indonesian investment banking and financial markets. He joined PT Kresna Graha Investama Tbk (KREN), a public company engaged in integrated financials and technology business in 1999 as one of its co-founders, and currently serving as a Managing Director.
He also serves as Director at PT M Cash Integrasi Tbk (MCAS), Chairman at PT NFC Indonesia Tbk (NFCX) and PT Digital Tunai Kita, Chief Strategy Officer at PT Digital Artha Media, and Commissioner at PT Distribusi Voucher Nusantara Tbk (DIVA).
He holds multiple licenses as Broker/Dealer Representative, Underwriter Representative and Investment Manager Representative from Financial Services Authority (OJK).
He graduated from the University of New South Wales, Australia, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering in 1993, and a Master’s Degree in General Management and Information Technology from Bina Nusantara University, Jakarta, in 1996.
Venture Partner, Gobi Partners
Arya joined Gobi in 2018 to oversee its seed-stage investment strategy in Southeast Asia, with a primary focus on the Indonesian market. Prior to this, Arya was a Co-founder of Ebby, a Silicon Valley startup that provides corporate transportation services; he was also a business development executive at Verlocal, a hyperlocal marketplace. Before venturing into the business world on his own, Arya was well-mentored in his family’s business, which spans the retail and media industries in Indonesia. Arya holds a BSc in Management, and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University San Francisco in just two years.
Founder and Managing Director, DSG Consumer Partners
Deepak I. Shahdadpuri is the Founder and Managing Director of DSG Consumer Partners and has over 15 years of private equity experience. Before DSGCP, he co-founded and managed the Beacon India Private Equity Fund and GEM India. Prior to that, Deepak worked with Reuters Venture Capital, Bain & Company and Ernst & Young.
Deepak currently serves on multiple boards including Veeba Food Services, Raw Pressery, Eazydiner, Mswipe, Sula Wines, Impresario, Epigamia, IndoStar Capital, Furtados, Saraf Foods, India Lends and Saffronart. His investment experience also includes RBL Bank, National Stock Exchange, OYO Rooms, Cleartrip, GOQii, Redmart, Chope, F&B Asia and Hostmaker.
Deepak has an MBA with Distinction from INSEAD where he graduated on the Deans list, an LLB (Hons) from King's College London and an FCA from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales.
Managing Partner, Asia, Eight Roads
Raj joined Eight Roads in 2007 following time at The Carlyle Group, where he was a senior member of the Asia buy-out group. Raj was also a co-founder of WestBridge Capital Partners. Previously, Raj worked in Goldman Sachs’ technology banking group, with additional responsibility for India coverage.
Founding Partner, Kejora Group
Sebastian Togelang is a serial entrepreneur since early the year of 2000 with over 15 years of operational experience in digital & startups in Europe and Asia. Founder of Kejora Group, Co-founder and investor of more than 30 international companies. He is also a Co-Founder of Ideabox Incubator, Founding Investor of C88fintech and Qareer Group Asia. He also a co-funded the FinTech Assocication and act as Secretary General of the Indonesian VC association (Amvesindo). Sebastian started his career at Deutsche Bank & Deutsche Boerse (German Stock Exchange). He studied Economics and Computer Science at Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
Founder, DigiAsia BIOS
Alex is the founder of DigiAsia BIOS, whose mission is to bring the entire gamut of financial services, payments, remittance, lending and investments, to the masses in South East Asia, irrespective of their socioeconomic status.
Previously, he was the CEO of Indosat Ooredoo, the second largest Telco Operator in Indonesia with about 100mn customers, and listed on IDX. In the market, he is known as a hands-on, turnaround executive with a strong technology background. During his five-year stint, he led the transformation of the company using Digital Transformation and innovation as the driving themes.
Prior to his position as CEO of Indosat Ooredoo, Alex was an independent Board Member at Indosat Ooredoo, with a full-time role as a Partner at Northstar Pacific, the largest Indonesian Private Equity fund in Indonesia after completing a nine-year stint with the Government of Indonesia as Special Advisor for Minister of Communication and Information Technology in 2001-2007 and Minister of State Owned Enterprises in 2007- 2009 during which time he also sat as Board Members on a number of state-owned companies: PT Krakatau Steel tbk, PT Geodipa Energi, PT Kertas Kraft Aceh.
He was recently appointed as a Board Member of PT Unilever Indonesia, Tbk to contribute in the transformation of FMCG distribution impacted by the next digital wave. He is also a Board Member of PT Sarana Menara Nusantara, Tbk (Protelindo) to support the reform of the structure of telco infrastructure industry.
He is also the Chairman of iFlix Indonesia, and advisor to LotusFlare (an AI consumer platform out of the Silicon Valley serving Telcos and Financial Services globally).
Alex has PhD degree in Information Technology from Curtin University of Technology, Australia and after returning to Indonesia post studies, he started his career in PricewaterhouseCoopers as a Management Consultant focusing on large IT Implementation projects.
Co-Founder and CEO, Kredivo
Akshay Garg is the cofounder and CEO of FinAccel, Southeast Asia's leading VC backed financial technology company that leverages deep data analytics to automate credit risk scoring and access to credit for consumers. FinAccel’s flagship product Kredivo enables consumers to borrow and buy from leading ecommerce merchants at bank-like interest rates with the simplicity of a few clicks. Kredivo is currently available at the checkout of 250+ ecommerce merchants in Indonesia. Akshay previously cofounded Komli Media, one of Asia’s leading adtech companies, which raised over US$70m from top tier investors and was part acquired by Axiata in 2015. Komli pioneered RTB (Real Time Bidding) and audience profiling in Asia.
Regional Representative, ASEAN, EMPEA
The Founder and CEO of APAC Advisors, Steven Okun is a leader on corporate public affairs, sustainability, and stakeholder engagement in Asia Pacific.
APAC Advisors is a government relations, policy, and sustainability consultancy which empowers clients, ranging from global corporations to social enterprises and NGOs, to operate at the intersection of business, government, and media. APAC Advisors has a strategic partnership to expand and deepen the Asia Pacific regional presence of international strategic advisory firm McLarty Associates. In addition, the firm serves as the ASEAN Representative for EMPEA, the global industry association for private capital in emerging markets.
As KKR’s first Director of Asia Public Affairs from 2011-2017, his responsibilities encompassed government affairs, communications, stakeholder engagement and sustainability, and supporting such efforts for its portfolio companies.
Steven led UPS Asia’s public affairs practice from 2003 until 2010.
Steven served in the Administration of President Bill Clinton as Deputy General Counsel at the US Department of Transportation. For his public service, he was awarded the Secretary’s Award for Special Service Commendation.
He received his B.A. from the University of Virginia and his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.
Managing Director, SMDV
Roderick is Managing Director for SMDV, a digital platform for technology, and affiliated with the Sinarmas Group. Roderick started SMDV for the group in 2014, which now manages a global venture investment portfolio with direct stakes in companies and funds. Roderick has extensive experience in management, operations, investment and portfolio management and across multiple industries in Silicon Valley and Southeast Asia.
In 2012, Roderick co-founded Bobobobo, a lifestyle e-commerce venture. Before that, Roderick was at Quvat / Principia Management Group, a private equity fund focusing on Indonesia. While at Quvat / Principia Management Group, Roderick was actively managing Cardig Aero Services, overseeing M&A and helped take Cardig Aero Services public in late 2011. Prior to returning to Indonesia, Roderick was at Hercules Capital (ticker NYSE:HTGC) in Palo Alto.
CEO & Co-Founder, PT Kudo Teknologi Indonesia
Nugroho is the CEO & Co-Founder of PT. Kudo Teknologi Indonesia. He has 5 years experience of working at the Boston Consulting Group based in South East Asia.
While working with BCG, Agung collaborated with clients from around the world in numerous industries including product,banking, telecommunication and infrastructure. He is widely involved in strategy development, product launch and transformation of both national and multinational companies. Moreover, he has worked with the Indonesian government, and led the master plan project in developing Indonesia’s infrastructure. He also has strong ties with the entrepreneur community in Indonesia through his role in fund investment programmes.
Agung earned his cumlaude bachelors degree in chemical engineering from Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB). He earned his MBA degree from Haas School of Business, Berkeley.
Founding Partner, Latitude Venture Partners
YC Ng serves as a founding partner of Latitude Venture Partners - a growth stage venture fund in South East Asia.
After trading his Barclays career to start Scarlett of Soho (acquired by MyOptique/Essilor) in the UK, YC made the leap to advise and help other start-ups. In his time as a partner at Potential VC, he is known to be an acknowledged thought leader in UK early-stage venture. He has invested in 15 companies and serves on the mentor board of Techstars, Ignite and Entrepreneur First. Never shying away from exploring new frontiers, YC moved to Indonesia in 2017 to advise SEA startups and head up one of Indonesia’s largest conglomerates’ financial technology company. YC holds a MA and BA in Economics from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.
Head of Investments, PT Gunung Sewu Kencana
Irwan Liem has been with Gunung Sewa for more than 6 years, most recently as Head of Investments where he closely works with the group's Chairman, evaluating prospective deals.
With a background in engineering and finance, he holds degrees from the University of Southern California, Seattle University and the University of Washington.
How do GPs view the Indonesia opportunity: Global vs regional PEs, co-investments, deal sourcing challenges, valuations, returns, investment tenure and exit routes. This panel will explore all these themes and how GPs navigate this maximum market.
With 80 per cent of the population unbanked or under-served by the traditional banking sector, the stage is set for explosive fintech growth. From P2P lending and merchant payments to financial comparison and money transfer, fintech growth is on a fast clip.
Corporate venture capital is at the forefront of homegrown VC activity in Indonesia, partaking in some big-ticket funding rounds.
Indonesia is predictably witnessing lots of action in the very early stage of funding with a lot of vehicles chasing deals. What would it take to enable startups to reach scale and cruise through the growth pangs?
How do LPs view the Indonesia story: Macro trends, demographics, regulatory environment, consumption patterns, access to financial services and foreign investment inflows?
Once known as a destination for natural resources and commodities, Indonesia is now seeing consumer-oriented sectors such as e-commerce, transport tech apps and fintech riding the investment wave.
Venue: The Westin , Jakarta
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