Mike is currently Chief Operations Officer, Technology & Operations at the Development Bank of Singapore Limited (DBS), one of Asia’s largest banking groups and winner of multiple awards including Global Finance’s Best Bank in the World and Euromoney’s World’s Best Digital Bank, both in 2018. Mike has over 25 years of experience in Asia leading large scale operations in financial services and engineering businesses. Mike leads the ongoing digital transformation at DBS across a team of 2,000+ staff in consumer service and operations. DBS is recognised by global industry peers as having one of the most comprehensive digital transformation programmes in banking, encompassing being digital to the core, journey thinking, culture change, and a methodology to quantify the financial impact of digitalisation.
Jens has over 25 years of direct tech and non-tech investment experience across North America, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. He has founded over 20 companies, led over 50 investments and served on a number of boards. He has a special passion for education where he has led iconic investments and serves on the boards of several globally leading private and public education groups, including in edtech.
Jens was previously a Partner & Managing Director at New Silk Route Growth Capital, a USD 1.3bn Private Equity fund manager focused on consumer industries in Emerging Asia. Prior to New Silk Route, he co-founded South Asia Equity Partners and before that HGU Hamburg Private Equity AG. Jens graduated from Harvard Business School and co-founded the alumni clubs in Germany and the Gulf region. He is a former professional athlete.
Rory began his working life in Davy’s Stockbrokers, Irelands largest stockbroker, wealth manager, asset manager and financial advisor company which he joined straight after graduating from university. He spent 13 years there as a senior equity partner and held this position through both the Celtic Tiger and the global recession giving him a wealth of experience in all kinds of financial markets. Rory now runs his own investment company and he is has been an active investor in both private and public limited companies.
FD and Company Secretary
Lindsay is an experienced investment banker with extensive capital markets experience in a broad range of sectors acquired over a thirty-years plus career in the City of London. As well as his board position, Lindsay is also our finance director and company secretary. He qualified as a chartered accountant in 1987 with Touche Ross (now Deloitte) and subsequently worked in the corporate finance departments of a number of London-based City firms. In November 2017 he joined the board of Kin Group plc, a recapitalised AIM cash shell which in September 2018 acquired Bidstack Limited (a native in-game advertising company) and at the same time raised further funds to grow the business. He is involved in a number of other businesses.