Daniel Wong, our Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and a Director , is a Senior Vice President with Pacific Century. He leads corporate finance (equity and debt), venture investment, and major mergers and acquisitions at Pacific Century, including in respect of its portfolio companies such as FWD (an Asian life insurance company, majority owned by Pacific Century) and PineBridge (a multi-asset manager managing $126.3 billion worldwide as of December 31, 2020, majority-owned by Pacific Century with a minority interest owned by PineBridge management and employees). Mr. Wong was a Senior Managing Director and a member of the Executive Committee of PineBridge from 2015 to 2016. Prior to joining Pacific Century in 2003, Mr. Wong was a manager with the Corporate Finance division of PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Hong Kong office. Pacific Century established FWD through the acquisition of ING’s insurance assets in Hong Kong, Macau and Thailand for $2.1 billion in 2013. Since then, Mr. Wong has raised $6.7 billion of private equity, bank loan and publicly traded fixed income instruments for FWD. Since 2017, Mr. Wong has been a board member of Tokopedia, one of Indonesia’s leading e-commerce marketplaces. He led the Series D investment in Tokopedia on behalf of Pacific Century. Since 2020, he is an investor representative of Tiki, one of Vietnam’s leading B2C e-commerce marketplaces. He led Series D investment in Tiki on behalf of Pacific Century. He is also a board member of CompareAsia group, a financial comparison site in Southeast Asia and one of the top Fintech startups based in Hong Kong. Mr. Wong also led the Series E investment in Chegg (NYSE: CHGG) and was one of Chegg’s board members from 2010 to 2012 prior to its public listing. Since 2015, Mr. Wong has also been Chairman of QooApp, a global anime game platform. Mr. Wong has been a shareholder and subsequently a director of Manner Culture Enterprises (微辣文化集團), a leading online Cantonese content producer, since 2018 and 2020, respectively. Since October 2020, he has served as Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and a director of Bridgetown 1. Since November 2020, he has served as Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and a director of Bridgetown 2. Mr. Wong graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, majoring in Accounting, Finance and Economics. He completed the Kellogg-HKUST Executive MBA program in 2013 and earned the CFA designation in 2001. Mr. Wong is well qualified to serve on our board due to his extensive experience in investment, mergers and acquisitions and serving as a director for various public and private companies.
Matt Danzeisen, the Chairman of our Board of Directors , is Head of Private Investments at Thiel Capital, with a primary focus on investments in private companies and funds in the U.S. and Asia. At Thiel Capital, Mr. Danzeisen has developed and led a strategy focused on making debt and equity investments in innovative financial technology companies, funding some of the leading companies in this space and serving on the board of directors of three of them: Trumid, an electronic bond trading platform, since 2015; Artivest, an alternative investment platform for retail investors and their advisors, since 2018; and Coru, a financial management platform for individuals, since 2018. Mr. Danzeisen also cofounded Crescendo Equity Partners Limited, or Crescendo, a private equity firm based in South Korea in 2012 while at Thiel Capital. Crescendo has raised and deployed over $550 million throughout South Korea and Southeast Asia in companies with a technology supply-chain focus. Mr. Danzeisen serves as a member of Crescendo’s investment committee and as the firm’s representative to selected portfolio companies. Prior to joining Thiel Capital and its predecessor firm, Clarium Capital Management in 2008, Mr. Danzeisen was a Vice President and Portfolio Manager at BlackRock in its fixed income division from 2002 to 2008. Prior to BlackRock, Mr. Danzeisen was an investment banker at Banc of America Securities from 2000 to 2001. Since October 2020, he has served as Chairman of Bridgetown 1. Since December 2020, he has served as Chairman of Bridgetown 2. He graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Finance and a minor in Economics, and is a CFA® charterholder. Mr. Danzeisen is well-qualified to serve as our Chairman due to his extensive technology industry and investment experience.
Jacqueline Thong, our President since inception, has been with Pacific Century since 2014, most recently as Assistant Vice President responsible for corporate finance (equity and debt), venture investment, major mergers and acquisitions and Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) projects, both at Pacific Century and its portfolio companies including FWD. Since 2019, she has managed and executed the raise of over $2 billion of private equity, bank facility and publicly traded fixed income instruments for Pacific Century and FWD. Ms. Thong is a director at Tiki, one of Vietnam’s leading B2C e-commerce marketplaces, since 2020. She is also a director at Neat, a growth-stage fin-tech venture offering digital financial solutions, since 2019. She is also a board observer at Tokopedia, a leading Indonesian e-commerce marketplaces. Ms. Thong graduated from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology with a B.B.A. degree, double majoring in Global Business and Management and minoring in Liberal Studies.
Melissa C. Guzy will serve as one of our independent directors upon the effective date of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms part. Since 2013, she has been the Founder and Managing Partner of Arbor Ventures, a venture capital firm focused on financial services. Before founding of Arbor Ventures, Ms. Guzy was a Managing Partner and a member of the Investment Committee at VantagePoint Capital Partners from 2001 to 2012, where she invested in early-stage technology companies in Asia, Europe and Silicon Valley. Her current board positions include the following private companies: Paidy (buy now, pay later for Japan) since 2014, EverC (cyber intelligence for AML) and TrueAccord (digital debt repayment and collections) since 2016, InCountry (global data residency compliance solution) and Tabby (buy now, pay later for the Middle East and North Africa) since 2019 and Fundbox (B2B payments and credit) and Planck Re (data engine for P&C underwriting) since 2020. She also sits on the Board of Trustees of The Jackson Laboratory which is a world leader in mammalian genetics and human genomics research. Additionally, Ms. Guzy is the Co-Chair of the Hong Kong Venture Capital Association (“HKVCA”) Venture Committee, a member of the Board of Directors of the HKVCA and the Singapore Venture Capital Association and a former member to the Hong Kong SFC on Innovation. Additionally, she has been a guest lecturer on the Venture Capital Industry at the University of Florida, Hong Kong University, Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and authored the paper “Venture Capital Returns and Public Market Performance.” Ms. Guzy is a Hopkins Fellow and participated in the Women’s Leadership Program at Harvard University. She attended Wellesley College and earned a master’s degree in Finance from the University of Florida. Ms. Guzy is well qualified to serve as a director due to her extensive investing, venture and board experience.
Huey Tyng Ooi will serve as one of our independent directors upon the effective date of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms part. From 2018 to the present, she has held increasingly responsible positions with Grab, an information services and technology company with a focus on Southeast Asia,and provider of the Grab app, which provides transportation, logistics and financial services. Grab is currently in the process of consummating a business combination with Altimeter Growth Corp. (NASDAQ:AGC). Currently, she focuses on driving adoption of GrabPay with local cash-based merchants. She oversees the strategic direction for the GrabPay business and is responsible for forging business partnerships with merchants and consumers. Ms. Ooi has more than 20 years of experience in senior positions at global banks and leading payments providers. Prior to joining Grab from 2102 to 2018, she helped drive innovation and the digital roadmap at VISA, Inc. (NYSE:V), as well as strategic engagement for several regional banks headquartered in Singapore, among them DBS, UOB, and Citi where she was responsible for managing retail cards businesses, co-branding and rewards partnerships, as well as engagement with merchants. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Business/Management from Wilmington College and an MBA from Purdue University. Ms. Ooi is well qualified to serve as a director due to her extensive operational and management experience in the financial services industry.
Samantha Ghiotti will serve as one of our independent directors upon the effective date of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms part. She has over 20 years of global experience in technology and finance. She is currently a private advisor. From 2020 to March 2021, she was Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer of Singlife, an insurtech company, where she was responsible for all lines of business, finance, technology, marketing, product, operations, HR, actuary, risk and compliance and was instrumental in its S$3.2 billion sale to a consortium of investors led by TPG. Prior to this, from 2011 to 2019, she was a partner with Anthemis Group, an investment and advisory fintech firm, with a portfolio of over 100 holdings and 9 exits. She co-founded the advisory group partnering with financial institutions to raise and deploy capital and during her tenure sat on several funds and company boards focused on the fintech, insurtech and healthtech fields, including Anthemis BBVA Ventures, Anthemis Exponential Ventures MMI Holdings, Anthemis Unicredit, Anthemis Baloise, Big Education and Currency Cloud. Prior to this, Ms. Ghiotti spent 10 years in operating roles with large financial institutions building digital businesses and transforming organisations such as American Express (NYSE:AXP), First Data and Royal Bank of Scotland (NYSE:NWG). She graduated cum laude with a degree in Economics from the University of Canterbury and Turin and she holds a post-graduate degree in Business and Economics from the London School of Economics. Ms. Ghiotti is well qualified to serve as a director due to her extensive operational, management and investing experience in the financial services industry.