Patrick Grove is the co-founder, major shareholder and Group CEO of Catcha Group, Southeast Asia’s leading Internet group. Patrick is recognised as one of the leading entrepreneurs in the Asia Pacific region. Over the last twelve years, he founded and took five companies from start-up to IPO, recently selling one of those companies, iProperty Group excess of US$534m. He is co-founder and chairman of the Group’s ASX-listed company iCar Asia as well as Catcha Group’s newest business, iflix, Southeast Asia’s leading Internet TV service. He is also co-founder and a Director of Rev Asia Berhad, one of Southeast Asia’s leading digital media groups. He is additionally co-founder of ASX-listed Frontier Digital Ventures, a leading operator of online classified businesses in frontier markets.
Catcha Group is Southeast Asia's leading Internet group. The Group has made growth equity and venture capital investments in new media, online classifieds, and OTT businesses across the emerging world. Our portfolio companies have successfully completed four IPOs on the ASX and one IPO on Bursa Malaysia.
The Group was established in 2004 and is headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Anthony Tan is the co-founder and Group CEO of Grab, SE Asia’s leading mobile technology company. Grab solves critical transportation challenges to make transport freedom a reality for 620 million people in Southeast Asia. Grab's core product platform includes commuting solutions for drivers and passengers with an emphasis on convenience, safety and reliability, as well as its proprietary mobile payments platform, GrabPay.
Grab is Southeast Asia's leading mobile technology platform. Grab solves critical transportation challenges to make transport freedom a reality for 620 million people in Southeast Asia. Grab's core product platform includes commuting solutions for drivers and passengers with an emphasis on convenience, safety and reliability, as well as its proprietary mobile payments platform, GrabPay. Grab currently offers services in Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. For more information, please visit: http://www.grab.com.
Grace Xia is a Senior Director at Tencent. She is responsible for driving company’s Asia market investment, strategy and partnership. Her mission is to bring exceptional technology companies to Tencent's product eco-system in Asia through business collaboration and investment. Grace is also a technology enthusiastic. Her prior work experience spans corporate venture and internet startups in the functions of investment, product, BD for over 10 years in Silicon Valley, China and Asia.
Tencent is one of the largest Internet companies, as well as the largest gaming company in the world. Its many services include social network, digital media, mobile games, digital payment and cloud services. Offerings in China include the well-known instant messenger Tencent QQ and one of the largest web portals, QQ.com; China’s largest mobile chat service WeChat and largest digital music service QQ Music.
Lucas is a co-founder of Carousell and oversees Engineering. Since the launch of Carousell in August 2012 together with co-founders Marcus Tan and Quek Siu Rui, Lucas has been working closely with the engineering team on technical, architecture and data direction and strategies. He is dedicated to building a team of world-class engineers to keep Carousell at the forefront of the industry. He is also passionate about product development, iOS development, and applying data science to solve problems at a large scale.
Prior to Carousell, Lucas spent some time as a software engineer at RedBeacon (acquired by Home Depot). Lucas read Computer Engineering and Entrepreneurship at the National University of Singapore and Stanford University (under the NUS Overseas College Program in Silicon Valley, California).
Chatri Sityodtong is a self-made Harvard MBA entrepreneur and lifelong martial artist from Thailand. His rags-to-riches life story has inspired millions around the world on BBC News, CNN, Bloomberg TV High Flyers, CNBC Entrepreneur Asia, Channel NewsAsia, Harvard Business School, Sports Illustrated, and other major media. He is currently the Founder and Chairman of ONE Championship, Asia's largest sports media property in history with a global broadcast to over 1 billion potential viewers across 118 countries around the world.
ONE Championship is the largest sports media property in Asian history. Headquartered in Singapore, the world’s most exciting mixed martial arts organization hosts the largest sports entertainment events across Asia featuring the best Asian mixed martial artists and world champions, all signed to exclusive contracts, on the largest media broadcast in Asia. ONE Championship is broadcast to over 1 billion viewers across 118+ countries around the world with some of the largest global broadcasters, including FOX Sports, Setanta, MNC, Astro, Thairath TV, ABS-CBN, TV5, MYTV, HTV, OSN and more.
With an illustrious career spanning three decades thus far, Dato’ Yasmin Mahmood is one of the premier names in the Malaysia IT industry, who is known for her outstanding leadership qualities and vision.
She started her career as an analyst programmer with a local bank after graduating with a double-major in Computer Science and Mathematics. She subsequently worked her way up to become General Manager of Hewlett Packard Malaysia’s Commercial Channels Organisation. She then took on the dual-role of General Manager and Regional Corporate Director of Dell Malaysia.
Yasmin moved on to become Microsoft Malaysia’s Managing Director in 2006 and became known for her “Malaysianising Microsoft” mantra and for aligning the strengths of what was then the world’s most powerful software company with Malaysia’s national and development agenda.
In September 2014, she took on the much-coveted post of CEO of Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) Sdn Bhd; to make a difference and to utilise her expertise and experience for the betterment of the nation.
MDEC, an agency under the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia, has been entrusted to develop, coordinate, and promote the nation’s digital economy, information and communications technology (ICT) industry, and to spearhead Malaysia’s transition towards a developed digital economy by 2020 under the “Digital Malaysia” national agenda
As an active advocate of women empowerment in the workplace, Yasmin is a Founding Patron of Gorgeous Geeks, an NGO advocating Women Empowerment with ICT. Yasmin was also recently appointed as an Adjunct Professor to the Faculty of Computer and Mathematical Sciences at Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) and CEO @ Faculty Programme Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM).
Yasmin was a key participant and speaker at the World Economic Forum held in June 2016 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She was also a panellist at the Forbes “Finding the Next Billion” session held in Silicon Valley, United States in 2015.
Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), previously known as Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC), was incorporated in 1996 to strategically advise the Malaysian government on legislation, policies and standards for ICT and multimedia operations as well as to oversee the development of the Malaysian Multimedia Super Corridor (now MSC Malaysia), the platform to nurture the growth of Malaysian Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the IT industry whilst attracting participation from global ICT companies to invest in and develop cutting edge digital and creative solutions in Malaysia.
In 2011, MDEC’s mandate was broadened by the Prime Minister to include driving Malaysia’s transition towards a developed digital economy by 2020 through Digital Malaysia. In 2012, Digital Malaysia was officially unveiled as the nation’s transformational programme to achieve this aim. Digital Malaysia is the national agenda towards a sustainable digital economy built upon a vibrant domestic ICT industry, transformative use of digital solutions by government, businesses and citizens, as well as a robust enabling ecosystem.
Today, both MSC Malaysia and Digital Malaysia run concurrently to spur Malaysia’s ICT industry development and digital transformation, under the purview of MDEC.
For more information, please visit www.mdec.my
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Suresh A/L Thirugnanam is the Chief Executive Officer who is responsible for the key strategic direction of SEEK Asia.
He started his career with Digital Equipment Corp, USA in 1989. In 1992, he worked briefly in Maxoptix Corporation, San Jose, USA before relocating to Malaysia to join Motorola Malaysia. He left Motorola in 1994 to join Maxis Communications where he held several positions, including Head of Network Services Operations before joining JobStreet.com as Vice President for Operations in 2000.
Prior to his appointment as Chief Executive Officer, he served as Chief Operating Officer with the main responsibility of integrating the two businesses (JobStreet.com and jobsDB) and creating a strong and successful SEEK Asia.
Suresh holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA.
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