Who We Are

Vinchel Budihardjo, Director

 
Vinchel, an Indonesian National now resident in Singapore, has a Master’s degree in Corporate Finance from Georgia State University. His responsibilities include company analysis and stock selection.

Much of his time is spent visiting companies both in Singapore and the region. His fluency in the Hokkien dialect as well as Indonesian and Malay languages is an asset, especially when English is often not the first language of some of the companies’ managements we encounter.

Irvan Mondro, Director

 
Irvan is an Indonesian national and a Singapore permanent resident. Irvan graduated from Pelita Harapan Business School with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics. He is fluent in English, Bahasa Indonesia and Mandarin..
 

James Hay, Director

 
James Hay, British and born in 1963, has been involved with Asian financial markets since 1986 with BZW and Kim Eng Securities in London, and with Arab-Malaysian Securities, TA Securities and Caspian Securities in Malaysia, where he has lived since 1993. Since 1998, James has primarily been investing fundamentally in Asian markets for himself and, since 2004, for the fund.
 

KOK Chiew Sia, Senior Analyst

 
Chiew Sia is a Malaysian National and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Curtin University of Technology. She speaks English, Mandarin, Cantonese and Bahasa Malaysia.

She has previously worked as an analyst with HwangDBS Vickers Research (Malaysia) and DBS Vickers (Hong Kong) and has over six years of experience analysing the consumer sector in Malaysia and China/Hong Kong.
 

Zubaidah Zam Ibrahim, Administration

 
Zubaidah handles operational matters for Pangolin Investment Management. Previously she has worked for Siemens and Deutsche Bank AG, Malaysia.
 

Jalene Ngiam, Operations Executive

 
Jalene has an Honours Degree in Banking & Finance from University of London. She and Zubaidah handle the company’s operations and administration. She speaks English and Mandarin. She has previously worked for Citibank Singapore.
 

Simon Woods, Non-Executive Director

 
Simon trained as an Investment Analyst in London before moving to Asia in 1985. He was the former Head of Research and Head of Sales for BZW in Singapore and Country Manager for Jardine Fleming in Malaysia. He has also worked in Hong Kong. He is now employed as the COO and Director of a Multi-Family Office based in Singapore and as a director of a Geneva based Family Office.

Outside Asia, Simon is a Freeman of the City of London, and a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths. He is a past president of the Singapore Rowing Association and a past Chairman of the Riding for the Disabled Association of Singapore.

Simon holds a BA (Hons) in Anthropology from Durham University and an MSc from Durham University Business School.