Partner and Head of Corporate, Asia at Olswang Asia LLP
Startupbootcamp FinTech Singapore Mentor
I have been based in Singapore since January 2012 and spent the previous 10 years working in London and New York. As the day job, I advise US, UK, European and Asian MNCs and financial institutions on their Asia expansion strategies including by way of international M&A, private equity and venture capital investment deals and strategic joint ventures. I also advise a range of entrepreneurs, early stage businesses, SMEs and venture capital / private equity investors across Asia on the full range of development capital investments and exits as well as providing strategic advice based on in depth knowledge of the media, technology and telecoms sectors across the US, Europe and Asia.
I am an experienced mentor through participation in several technology innovation programmes, a regular speaker on tech trends, media and telecoms, a senior member of various industry bodies and a frequent commentator in print and broadcast media including the BBC, Bloomberg, Channel News Asia on commercial developments and M&A/investment trends across the media, technology and telecoms sectors.
I am also an investor in (so far..) digital media, adtech, cyber security, vertical social networks / PaaS, content marketing/native advertising and coffee shops!