Bobby Choonavala – Chairman, Advisory Board
With a career spanning 40 years, Bobby is a veteran in the Information Technology industry. He spent most of his working life with Digital Equipment Corporation in senior executive positions in Europe, Asia and the United States.
He later joined the Iomega Corporation as their Asia Pacific Vice President and was responsible for building its distribution channel throughout the region. From 2000-2007 Bobby was CEO of Twinwood Engineering Ltd, a listed company in Singapore, where he led the effort to build a new IT business. In recent years, he has been mentoring a number of start-ups, in some of which he has investments. He has extensive experience in all operational aspects, especially sales and marketing, of technology companies and is well-networked in the Asia Pacific IT community
Dr. Juzar Motiwalla – Member, Advisory Board
Juzar Motiwalla is a well-known Technology veteran and serves on the Advisory Board of several technology companies with global footprints.
He was Partner – Investments at Green Dot Capital where he was responsible for global venture capital investments. Prior to that Juzar was the Chief Executive Officer of Kent Ridge Digital Labs (KRDL), a 350 person high-tech laboratory. KRDL incubated 15 start-up companies in Asia and Silicon Valley. He also spearheaded the development of several multi-year international R&D partnerships with Apple, HP, IBM, Ericsson and Johns Hopkins. These partnerships were in the areas of mobile wireless, information security, language processing, speech and handwriting recognition and medical imaging. Several commercial products emerged from this work.
Juzar has been on the International Executive Councils of several professional associations and for eight years was a Board Member of Singapore’s National Computer Board.
Neoh K. C. – Member, Advisory Board
An accomplished international business leader, Mr Neoh has over 25 years’ experience in business and organizational transformations in Asia Pacific region.
He started his professional career with Accenture Australia and has also worked with IBM as Head of IBM Consulting Group ASEAN and was the CEO of Atos Origin for Asia Pacific. In 2008, he founded Catalyst Asia Pte Ltd, a company which focuses on strategic consultancy and venture investments.
Mr. Neoh is also serving as Managing Partner and Board Director for several companies. He has served as Board Advisor, Speaker and Panellist on management topics in several Business Week forums such as President Forum, CEO forums etc. He is a member of the MOE organised “2009-2010 COMPASS Advisory Council” as well as the Singapore Venture Capital & Private Equity Association.
His work experience spans Australia, United States, Latin America, Europe and most countries in Asia Pacific. He has had extensive experience in managing businesses in India and China.
Subri Abdullah – Member, Advisory Board, Emerio Malaysia
Subri is an accomplished business leader with extensive experience in the insurance and financial services sector.
Subri was Managing Director of Emerio Malaysia, he had a vital role in establishing and developing Emerio Malaysia. He was mainly responsible for business development.
He has a focus on global insurance practise and building client relationships in high growth niche markets. Subri is an expert in implementing the Bancassurance business practice and has helped some of his previous employers become the most successful Bancassurers within Asia.
Subri’s career spans over 30 years in the insurance and financial services sectors and 18 years as CEO of various companies such as MCIS Insurance, Mayban Life Assurance and Malaysia National Insurance Bhd.
Subri is a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute, UK and is a Fellow of the Malaysian Insurance Institute.
Dato Mathialakan Chelliah – Member, Advisory Board, Emerio Malaysia
With a career spanning over 35 years, Dato’ Mathialakan Chelliah is an accomplished business leader with extensive experience in industrial investments.
He served as MDEC’s Company Director and is currently a Board of Director since January 2015.
He has served the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) for more than 30 years in various capacities and senior positions. From 1988 – 2008, he served in several MIDA overseas offices in Zurich, Berne, Milan and London to promote Malaysia as a potential investment location for European companies and to assist them to prepare their business models.
Dato Mathi graduated with a Bachelor of Economics (Applied Economics) from the University of Malaya.