Malacca Straits Acquisition Co Ltd
- Media, Food, Beverage, Renewable Energy, Healthcare
Kenneth Ng, our Chief Executive Officer, President and a director since the effective date of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms part, has over 20 years of experience in hedge funds, private equity, equity derivatives, and buy-side investment banking. He is the founder and managing partner of Ark Pacific Capital Management Limited, an asset management company licensed with the Securities and Futures Commission in Hong Kong since 2014, with overall leadership responsibility in managing investments in growth, special situations private equity and real estate investments across Asia. He has also been serving as the executive director of Sprint Power Technology Limited, a consulting and engineering services company with a focus on low-carbon automotive technology, since 2018, where he is responsible for financial management, investor relations and global strategic partnerships. From 2005 to 2014, Mr. Ng served as an executive director and a founding team member at Elliott Advisors (HK) Limited, the Asian arm of the global multi-strategy hedge fund Elliott Associates, where he oversaw investments in public equities, public debt, private credit and private equity in Asia. Prior to that, Mr. Ng worked as an associate director in the equity derivatives department at UBS AG from 2004 to 2005 and an associate at TPG Capital Asia, a private equity firm, from 2001 to 2004. Mr. Ng started his career in New York with Merrill Lynch & Co. from 1999 to 2001, where he worked on corporate finance transactions and mergers and acquisitions in the technology sector. Mr. Ng graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering, a Bachelor’s degree in Management Science and a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Mr. Ng is well qualified to serve on our board due to his extensive finance and investment experience.
Stanley Wang, our Chief Financial Officer and a director since the effective date of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms part, has been the founder and managing director of K2 Venture Capital Company Limited, a venture capital investment company focused on investments in financial technologies and artificial intelligence opportunities in Southeast Asia. Since 2017, Mr. Wang has also been serving as a consultant and management investment committee member of TIH, where he provides consultation and approves investments. Prior to that, Mr. Wang held senior management positions in a few conglomerates, serving as a managing director at Emerging Asia Capital Partners, a Thailand-based project financing advisory firm, from 2015 to 2016, a senior financial advisor to Ital-Thai Development PCL, a civil infrastructure and construction group, and to the group’s founding family from 2004 to 2013, and the managing director to PK Development Pty Ltd, a property development company in South Africa, from 1996 to 2003, respectively. Prior to that, Mr. Wang was an executive director at Goldman Sachs (Asia) Limited, Hong Kong and Singapore from 1992 to 1995, a senior associate at Morgan Stanley (Asia) Limited, Hong Kong from 1990 to 1992, and an associate at Morgan Stanley Real Estate International, New York from 1988 to 1990, where he was involved in both real estate investment banking and project finance. Mr. Wang earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Finance from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA degree from The University of Chicago. Mr. Wang is well qualified to serve on our board due to his extensive finance and investment experience, as well as his experience with conglomerates.
Christian Jason Chan, one of our directors since the effective date of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms part, is a private investor managing a family investment fund since 2003. He is a professional advisor to family offices and value-oriented investment funds. Mr. Chan was a director of several funds affiliated with ASM from 2006 to 2018. Mr. Chan served as an independent director and chair of the audit committee of LookSmart, Ltd. (Nasdaq: LOOK), a digital advertising solutions company, from 2013 to 2015. From 2001 to 2003, Mr. Chan was a trader and research analyst of LIM Advisors, an investment advisory group in Asia. Prior to that, he was the vice president of business development at Pioneer Global Group Limited (HK: 224), a Hong Kong real estate development company and investor, from 2000 to 2001. Mr. Chan started his career as an analyst, later an associate, at Goldman Sachs from 1995 to 2000, specialising in distressed assets. Mr. Chan holds a Bachelor of Arts and Science degree in Industrial Engineering and Quantitative Economics and a Master of Science degree in Engineering Economics from Stanford University. Mr. Chan is well qualified to serve on our board due to his extensive investment experience.
Ping He has been a director since inception and brings over a decade of professional experience in international finance and venture capital. Since 2020, he has been serving as the head of finance at Osix Corporation, a growth capital financing company based in Silicon Valley. Concurrently, he is an active startup investor and advisor in several international companies spanning e-commerce, gaming, fintech, consumers and logistics, as well as a director of Labforinvention Corp., a novel materials research and development company, since 2019, and a director at Alkymia SAS, an internet technology company, since 2017. Mr. He was a director at Quintus Partners LLC, a cross-border merchant bank responsible for sourcing, due diligence and execution of M&A and growth capital mandates, from 2017 to 2019. Prior to that, from 2014 to 2015, he worked as a manager at Refinitiv, a global provider of financial market data and infrastructure, responsible for identifying and developing technology-enabled business opportunities. Mr. He was an investment associate at ASM from 2012 to 2013, an investment banking analyst at Barclays from 2010 to 2012 and an analyst at NERA Economic Consulting from 2006 to 2010. Mr. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from The University of Chicago. He is also a CFA charterholder. Mr. He is well qualified to serve on our board due to his extensive advisory, board and finance experience.
Dwi Prasetyo Suseno, one of our directors since the effective date of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms part, has since 2015 been executive director and deputy group chief executive officer of Golden Energy and Resources Ltd (SGX:AUE), a leading energy and resources company in the Asia-Pacific region. He has over 25 years of experience in mining, commodities and oil and gas related industries with exposure to operations, general management, trading, finance, business development, mergers and acquisitions, corporate legal matters and international taxation. Mr. Suseno has over the course of his career worked as a board commissioner at PT Indo Straits Tbk (IDX: PTIS), a marine and mining company listed on Indonesia Stock Exchange, from 2013 to 2015, the group chief financial officer and executive director at Straits Asia Resources Limited (SI:STRL), a regional mining company, from 2008 to 2015, a non-executive director at Twin Ocean Property, a property development company in Australia, from 2012 to 2014, a regional tax manager at Baker Hughes Inc. (NYSE:BKR), a Fortune 500 oil services company, from 2003 to 2008, and a corporate tax manager at Arthur Andersen and Ernst & Young LLP Australia from 2000 to 2003, respectively. Mr. Suseno obtained his Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Western Australia, a Postgraduate Diploma in Business degree from Curtin University and an Executive MBA from the Kellogg School of Management & HKUST. He holds a Graduate Diploma degree in Taxation Law Masters from the University of Melbourne. Mr. Suseno is a Fellow Certified Public Accountant of CPA Australia. He is also a Chartered Accountant and member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants. Mr. Suseno is well qualified to serve on our board due to his extensive operational and accounting experience.
Advisor: Kin Chan is the founder and Chief Investment Officer of ASM since inception in 2002. Mr. Chan is also the Chairman of TIH and Non-Independent, Non-Executive Director of OUE Limited, both listed on the Singapore Exchange, and CITIC Resources Holdings Limited, a Hong-Kong listed natural resources company. Mr. Chan was Chief Executive and Managing Director of Lazard Asia Limited from 2000 to 2001, and managed the firm’s advisory business outside of Japan. Prior to joining Lazard, Mr. Chan was an Executive Director at Goldman, Sachs & Co, where he worked in Hong Kong, New York, and Singapore from 1993 to 1999. Mr. Chan earned an A.B degree from Princeton University and an MBA degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.