Leadership

Devan Linus

Co-Founder, CEO & Chief Investment Officer

Devan, son of Ms. Kok Wai Leng and grandson of Mr. Kok Ah Too, founded MTC in 2012 alongside Aaron and Donovan. As Chief Investment Officer for the Fund, Devan is responsible for the implementation of its investment strategy. Prior to MTC, Devan managed the Kok family’s global equities portfolio, applying the same investment principles as MTC applies today. Since 2007 to 2012, Devan has successfully delivered a return of 14% p.a. for the Kok family.

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Donovan Ng

Co-Founder & Deputy CEO

Donovan is a Co-Founder and Deputy CEO of MTC. Donovan brings along extensive experience in business development and corporate strategy, and deep industry expertise in Telecommunications, Media & Technology (TMT). Prior to MTC, Donovan was the General Manager of Business Development at Telstra, a Fortune 500 company and Australia’s largest telecommunications & media provider.

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Aaron Yew, CFA

Co-Founder

Aaron is a Co-Founder of MTC, establishing MTC in 2012. Currently, Aaron focuses on the business development aspects of the Fund and is not involved in the day to day management of firm. Prior to MTC, Aaron was an Associate Director at CIMB Group Strategy & Strategic Investments, the Group’s strategy and private equity division. During his tenure at CIMB, Aaron was responsible for the origination, due diligence and execution of private equity investments in South East Asia, successfully closing transactions in the education and technology industries.

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Team Members

Orlando Loielo

Vice President, Investments

Orlando works alongside the CIO to manage the Investment team. In addition to his investment role, Orlando also sets operational strategy for the firm alongside the CEO. Prior to MTC, Orlando was a strategy consultant at Accenture in Australia. His focus as strategy consultant on Enterprise Value Creation has helped clients achieved in excess of $1B USD in savings and benefits by formulating strategies for supply chain and route-to-market initiatives.

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Aidil Azman

Vice President, Business Development

Aidil leads our business development team and brings with him extensive experience in strategic marketing and investor relations, specialising in enterprise and government engagements. Prior to MTC, Aidil headed the Business Development unit for Sime Darby Property’s international portfolio, where he led and managed all joint venture explorations with local and foreign investors.

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Chee Fui Fung

Associate, Investments

Chee Fui is an Associate within the Investment team, bringing deep funds management and investment experience to MTC. Prior to MTC, Chee Fui spent over three years at Pheim Asset Management, one of the oldest funds management firms in Malaysia. At Pheim, Chee Fui was responsible for portfolio management in mandates for institutional investors, high-net worth individuals, wholesale funds and unit trust funds, covering Asia ex-Japan, South East Asia and Malaysia.

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Prashanth Kalippen

Analyst, Investments

Prashanth is an Analyst within the Investment team, bringing extensive market research and strategy building experience to the Team. Prior to MTC, Prashanth served at Frost & Sullivan as a consultant, developing growth strategies in the Asia Pacific markets for private sector clients and governmental institutions, as well as identifying and evaluating outperformers for Frost & Sullivan yearly awards program. This lead to Prashanth leading his own practice, conducting investment feasibility studies for companies seeking to expand into Southeast Asia and providing independent market analysis for companies seeking to list in Malaysia.

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Mun Yee Cheong

Manager, Finance & Operations

Mun Yee is a Manager within the Middle Office team, bringing deep financial, operational and funds management experience to the firm. Prior to MTC, Mun Yee spent over three years in Finance and Strategy at AmInvest, the funds management arm of the AmBank Group. At AmInvest, Mun Yee was primarily responsible for the company’s business performance and management reporting – designing and customizing dashboard reporting for senior management, working closely with Business Directors on new strategic business opportunities.

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Lily Tan

Careers Officer & Executive Assistant

Lily joined MTC in 2017, bringing extensive human resource and consultant recruiting experience as well as general office management capabilities to the team. Prior to MTC, Lily spent nine years at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) as South East Asian Senior Recruiting Coordinator. During her tenure at BCG, Lily was responsible for the end-to-end recruiting process of the firm, from organising recruiting events at universities and conducting preliminary interviews to onboarding of consultant hires.

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Board of Advisors

Kok Wai Leng

Director, Non-Executive

Ms. Kok Wai Leng, eldest daughter of Mr. Kok Ah Too, was the first Chairwoman of MTC during its founding in 2012 by Devan, Aaron and Donovan. Prior to MTC, Ms. Kok was the Managing Director of Malayan Traders & Co. from 1980 to 1985. As Managing Director, Ms. Kok was responsible for the development and implementation of the Firm’s growth strategy, the formation of its research capabilities and the provision of equity investments advice to its clients.

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Service Partners

Maybank

Maybank Kim Eng is the Fund’s prime broker, providing the Fund with trading, clearing and custody services. Maybank Kim Eng is a leader in many of the Asian markets that it operates in. Maybank Kim Eng has offices all across the globe, including key countries such as Hong Kong, New York and Singapore and was named Best Broker in Southeast Asia and Best Equity House at the Alpha Southeast Asia Best FI Awards 2015.

PWC

PWC is the Fund’s auditors. PWC is one of the largest and most reputable professional services companies in the world and one of the “Big Four” auditors. PWC’s Fund Services Team is well regarded in the asset management industry and has extensive experience in auditing investment funds globally.

Berkshire Hathaway

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) is the Fund’s insurance provider. Established in Boston in 1940, BHSI specialises in commercial property, casualty, healthcare professional liability, executive and professional reinsurance, as well as specialty non-standard insurance. BHSI is a division of the Berkshire Hathaway Group of Insurance Companies, which hold financial strength ratings of A++ from AM Best and AA+ from Standard & Poor’s.

Apex

Apex is the Fund’s independent fund administrators. Founded in 2007 by experienced hedge fund administration professionals, Apex is a premium alternative investment services provider headquartered in Bermuda, with offices in Bermuda, Ireland, USA, Mauritius, Malta, and Singapore. XL Group plc (NYSE: XL), a leading provider of global insurance and reinsurance coverage, made a significant minority investment in Apex in December 2007.

Conyers Dill & Pearman

Conyers Dill & Pearman is the Fund’s Cayman Islands legal counsel. As a leading international law firm with strong expertise in offshore structuring, Conyers provides comprehensive legal services for the Fund in relation to Cayman Islands law, advising the Fund on fund structuring, fund documentation and other regulatory matters. Conyers’s sister company, Codan, is the Fund’s company secretary.

Shook Lin & Bok

Shook Lin & Bok is the Fund’s Singapore legal counsel. As one of the leading law firms in Singapore, Shook Lin & Bok provides extensive legal services for the Fund in relation to Singapore law, advising the Fund on fund structuring, fund documentation and other regulatory matters.

Chooi & Company

Chooi & Company is MTC’s Malaysian legal counsel. It is a mid-sized full service law firm operating out of offices in Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur. Established on 1 December 1962, Chooi & Co. has extensive experience in a wide range of practice areas, with a focus on transactional and dispute-related commercial practices. The firm has been involved in many high profile cases, and its practices and lawyers are consistently ranked in legal publications.

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