The Sun Venture team is a group of diverse people with different backgrounds and skills who work towards achieving our business objectives. We advocate a high-performing, respectful, and cohesive culture.
- Real Estate
- Public Markets
- Private Equity
- Investment Strategy
- Fund Operations
- Digital Transformation
- Human Resource
Ricky started his career in the late 1980s as an entrepreneur. Over the years, he made various successful acquisitions and built several successful businesses.
In 2006, Ricky incorporated Legend Investment Holdings in Hong Kong to consolidate his investments. In 2008, he set up Sun Venture with the objective of acquiring prime commercial properties in Singapore. He made many rewarding investments and managed to grow the business significantly. In 2016, to diversify the real estate capabilities of the firm, he formulated multi-asset investment strategies. This was done through establishing a fund management unit to invest in global equities and bonds over a long-term time horizon. In addition, he expanded Sun Venture’s capabilities in 2020 by setting up the private equity unit to invest in promising and privately-held companies in the region.
Throughout the years, Ricky played a key role in transforming Sun Venture. To date, Ricky regularly offers guidance to colleagues and readily implements changes that matter to the firm. This helps to ensure that Sun Venture maintains its relevance in the industry, continues its positive growth trajectory, and develops its staff to the fullest.
HC Yang is a passionate entrepreneur with business interests in real estate. He had founded real estate companies in Taiwan, where he embarked on various notable residential projects in the early 1990s. With his vast business network, he also founded and developed other businesses in Greater China.
As a co-founder, HC Yang works hand in hand with Ricky, playing a key role in the active management of Sun Venture, and advising the investment teams on deals and acquisitions to further develop and grow the firm.
Serene assists the principal in the management of the investment portfolio. Prior to Sun Venture, she spent 14 years as a consultant to the regional institutional clients at Mercer Investment Solutions Singapore. As their Head of Advisory, she led various projects including strategic asset allocation, manager selection, fund selection, out-sourced CIO, regulatory reviews, and monitoring of investment programmes. Before Mercer, she was the CEO of ING Investment Management Asia Pacific (Singapore) Ltd.
Serene holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from Nanyang Technological University. She is also a CFA Charterholder.
Kok Hong has over 20 years of work experience in the semiconductor industry with US fabless start-ups and fab-light MNC companies where he held operations and engineering roles in managing volume ramp-up projects and implementing global backend outsourcing in Asia.
Based on his past experience in project management, Kok Hong successfully completed multiple consultancy projects in the Asia Pacific region. His current focus includes formulating operational strategies with external consultants to revamp IT best-practices, enabling modern workplace solutions and developing corporate brand positioning.
Kok Hong holds a Master of Science in Management of Technology from the National University of Singapore and a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Nanyang Technological University.
Teng Yee works closely with management members in formulating and implementing strategic plans for overall corporate development. He also provides oversight in direct investments and financial functions of the firm. Prior to Sun Venture, Teng Yee was an Equity Research Analyst. He was also an entrepreneur who ventured into a real estate development business in Malaysia.
Teng Yee holds an Engineering Honours Degree from Nanyang Technological University and an MBA Degree from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He is also a CFA Charterholder.
Katherine has 15 years of Singapore and Asia Pacific HR experience. She has led multiple HR teams across the region as a subject matter expert in recommending HR best-practices to companies. She now leads and executes Sun Venture’s strategic development programs to create a high-performing culture for the firm. Katherine was previously a Senior Manager with DSTA, a major government statutory board in Singapore.
Katherine graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences degree from the National University of Singapore. She is a certified IHRP-SP, IAL-ACTA, and 360-Degree practitioner and is familiar with psychometric tools such as MBTI, DISC, Hogan and Firo-B.
Meng Fatt was a management consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers and was previously the country leader for business analytics with IBM’s business consulting unit. As a management consultant, Meng Fatt partnered with leading global organisations to share thought leadership transformations, re-engineer business processes and formulate operational strategies, from concept to implementation. His current focus is on business analytics and digital transformation, in particular, the use of advanced mathematics to turn massive data into intelligent and meaningful outcomes.
Meng Fatt holds an MPhil from Cambridge University, an MBA from Chicago University and a Programme Certificate from Oxford University in Algorithmic Trading.
Boon Long currently resides on the Isle of Man and leads Sun Venture initiatives on the island. Upon graduation in 1995, Boon Long gained extensive experience in the financial services industry in Singapore before taking up senior executive roles on the Isle of Man specialising in strategy and operations management.
Boon Long graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the National University of Singapore.
Ryan is the Managing Director of the Isle of Man office and has over 25 years’ experience in finance. Prior to Sun Venture, he was the Managing Director of Appleby Global Services in the Isle of Man and has over 10 years’ experience in the fiduciary sector with a focus on UK commercial property. Prior to this, Ryan was based in London and held a number of finance roles with blue chip companies including Reuters and UBS before joining a US$2bn European Real Estate fund where he was Finance Director and Head of Operations.
Ryan has an Honours Degree from St Andrews University and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants after qualifying as an ACA with Deloitte.
Jeun Jye leads Sun Venture’s real estate team. Prior to joining Sun Venture, Jeun Jye was Senior GM and Head of Investment and Asset Management at Allgreen Properties where he led the acquisition of development and investment properties in Singapore, Vietnam, UK and Australia, as well as the asset management of Allgreen’s portfolio of assets. Before Allgreen Properties, Jeun Jye was Director, Investment and Asset Management, Southeast Asia in Mapletree, covering Vietnam, Indonesia and Malaysia. Prior to that, he was Vice President in CapitaLand in different roles and markets: investment and asset management; corporate planning; fund management and covered China; Japan; Singapore. Jeun Jye started his career in the Singapore Civil Service in the Ministry of National Development and Ministry of Trade and Industry.
Jeun Jye holds a Master of Science in Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and a French Engineering degree from Arts et Métier ParisTech. He also holds the CFA, CAIA and FRM professional qualifications.
Esther is responsible for overall real estate investment deal structuring and execution as well as portfolio management. She has over 10 years of real estate industry experience across the public and private sectors in key developed markets. Prior to Sun Venture, she was part of CapitaLand International and was responsible for real estate investment and portfolio management in the UK, as well as evaluation of other strategic investments and M&A in developed markets like Australia. She has also worked in the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Singapore as an urban planner and property research analyst.
Esther graduated from the University of Oxford with a Bachelor of Arts and also holds a Masters of Science in Real Estate from the National University of Singapore.
Sang Jin has a combined experience of 7 years spanning across core real estate classes and non-traditional asset types including infrastructure, integrated resorts, and smart cities. Prior to joining Sun Venture, Sang Jin was an urban economics consultant at Cistri and AECOM where he worked on large-scale master planned projects across APAC and the Middle East.
Sang Jin holds a Bachelor of Science in Real Estate (Hons) from the National University of Singapore.
Pei Hee is responsible for the overall asset management of Sun Venture’s real estate portfolio. He has over 20 years of experience in asset management, project management, development, operations, strategic planning and other corporate functions. Before joining Sun Venture, he was the Director of Project Management at Aman Resorts. Prior to that, he was with Alpha Investment Partners and Keppel REIT Management, where he held the role of SVP, Asset Management. He had also spent 7 years with Singapore Airlines as its Corporate Real Estate Manager, where he was responsible for driving the national carrier’s global real estate strategies.
Pei Hee holds an Honours Degree in Bachelor of Science in Building from the National University of Singapore.
Sarjeet started his career in real estate management 20 years ago. His experience spreads across managing residential, retail and commercial real estates with Jones Lang LaSalle, Knight Frank and Frasers Centrepoint. Sarjeet’s experience lies in M&E maintenance, tenant relationship management and asset enhancement which have contributed to tenant retention and a healthy portfolio occupancy rate.
Sarjeet holds a Bachelor of Science in Facilities Management from Heriot-Watt University.
Tommy has over 9 years of real estate experience spanning cross-border real estate acquisitions, asset management, research, valuation, and commercial leasing. He joined Sun Venture from M&L Hospitality, where he was responsible for the underwriting and execution of international real estate acquisitions and asset management of hospitality and commercial assets. Prior to M&L, Tommy worked at GIC where he produced real estate market research and econometric forecasts covering multiple real estate sectors to support their investment strategy, portfolio allocation and deal underwriting. He started his career at JLL as a Graduate Trainee.
Tommy holds a Bachelor of Science in Real Estate (Hons) from the National University of Singapore. He is also a CFA Charterholder and RICS Chartered Member.
Kenny is the Portfolio Manager in the Public Markets team, where he is responsible for devising and implementing investment strategies and processes, as well as the construction and management of the portfolios. Before joining Sun Venture, Kenny was a hedge fund portfolio manager at Alliance Bernstein covering Consumer, Technology, Media, and Telecommunications in Asia. Prior to that, he was a Director at Pacific Alliance Group, one of the largest Asia-grown alternative asset management firm in Asia Pacific with US$40bn assets under management. Kenny joined Pacific Alliance Group in 2017 after 5 years at York Capital, a global hedge fund where he last held the position of Senior Vice-President. Kenny started his career at Goldman Sachs investment banking covering Asia ex-Japan corporates.
Kenny graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Economics, Summa Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business.
Jia Ding is an Analyst in the Public Markets team. Prior to Sun Venture, Jia Ding was an investment professional at J.P.Morgan Private Bank, where he supported the investment advisory services provided to HNWI clients of the bank in the Asian region. He was also previously an Equity Research Associate at BlackRock in the Global Real Asset Securities team as the lead analyst responsible for generating alpha-producing investment ideas on infrastructure public equities in the Asia Pacific region.
Jia Ding graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Real Estate with a specialisation in Real Estate Finance. He is also a CFA charterholder.
Yueh Pyng leads Sun Venture’s private equity team. Prior to joining Sun Venture, Yueh Pyng was part of the Investment Group in Temasek where he managed investments in the transportation and logistics sectors globally. Previously, Yueh Pyng was a Vice President at Crescent Point Group, a China and Southeast Asia focused private equity and special situations firm, focusing on growth opportunities in Southeast Asia. Yueh Pyng was also an investment banker with Deutsche Bank in Singapore, covering Southeast Asia.
Yueh Pyng received his Bachelor of Accountancy from Nanyang Technological University.
Jeremiah has over 10 years of experience in direct private equity investing, across emerging Asia with a particular focus on Southeast Asia. Prior to Sun Venture, he was with Affirma Capital and Standard Chartered Private Equity, where he was involved in portfolio management across Southeast Asia and was a Director on the Board of Crystal Jade, Phoon Huat and Tat Hong, investments which he led. In addition, while in Standard Chartered Private Equity, he spent two years with the India team based out of Mumbai and was involved in growth capital investments into the healthcare, media and industrials sectors.
Jeremiah received his Bachelor of Business Administration from the National University of Singapore.
Mario has over 8 years of experience in private equity, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate finance. Prior to joining Sun Venture, he was with Affirma Capital (formerly known as Standard Chartered Private Equity), where he was involved in several investments in Southeast Asia (predominantly in Singapore and Indonesia) including Phoon Huat, Crystal Jade, and Travira Air. Prior to Affirma Capital, Mario was in the Mergers & Acquisitions division of KPMG Corporate Finance Singapore, where he worked on several cross-border M&A and capital raising transactions across various industries, including consumer, retail, and healthcare.
Mario holds a Bachelor of Business Management and a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from Singapore Management University.
Valerie has over 7 years of experience in advising institutional clients regarding investment strategy and other investment-related activities. Prior to Sun Venture, Valerie was a Senior Investment Consultant with Mercer Investment Solutions Singapore. She was actively involved in investment manager searches, mutual fund selection, strategic asset allocation reviews, investment strategy studies, and monitoring of investment programs.
Valerie graduated from the National University of Singapore Double Degree Programme with a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Social Sciences (Economics), first class honours. She is also a CFA and CAIA Charterholder.
Ka Mae has 12 years of combined experience in various compliance roles. Prior to joining Sun Venture, Ka Mae worked in MAS-licensed Fund Management and Wealth Management companies where she oversaw governance, risk management, regulatory and fund compliance. She has also worked as a regional compliance specialist for an MNC, with a particular focus on the Sarbanes-Oxley Act for Asia-Pacific Pension funds processes.
Ka Mae graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Banking and Finance from the University of London. She also holds a Diploma in Governance, Risk and Compliance from the International Compliance Training Academy, and she is a member of the International Compliance Association.
Xianda has over 5 years of working experience in middle and back office functions in financial services and asset management industries. He currently handles Sun Venture’s fund operations and portfolio analytics. Prior to Sun Venture, he worked with multi-strategy hedge fund clients on fund administration matters at Citco Fund Service Singapore.
Xianda holds a Bachelor of Business with Honours from Nanyang Technological University. He is also a CFA Charterholder and a CIPM designation holder.
Denise joined the fund operations team in March 2020 and currently maintains daily financial updates for the equity trading data projects. Denise works on data from custodian banks and trading platform vendors to manage Sun Venture’s trading positions and NAVs. In addition, Denise supports compliance activities and operational reporting for management reviews. Prior to joining Sun Venture, Denise worked in other fund administration firms.
Sin Sheng has 10 years of working experience in the semiconductor industry and 7 years of working experience in big data analytics. Prior to joining Sun Venture, he worked regionally with in-house business intelligence teams where he was consulted on effective processing of complex datasets and the building of analytic models.
Sin Sheng holds a Master of Science in Management of Technology from the National University of Singapore and a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Nanyang Technological University.
Xu currently oversees data engineering and matters related to cloud architecture for the Transformation team. Prior to Sun Venture, he has been working in various data infrastructure and web analytics teams at Comcast NBC Universal, Chubb Insurance, and Wells Fargo in Philadelphia and Charlotte, US. Xu holds active cloud and analytics certifications across Google, Oracle, and Microsoft Azure as well as SAS, Qlik, and Tableau.
Xu also holds a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD Business School and a Master of Enterprise Architecture from Pennsylvania State University.
Yan Ru is a Data Engineer in the Digital Transformation team. Prior to Sun Venture, Yan Ru was a Development Engineer with Nanyang Polytechnic. She was also previously with ASM Technology Singapore where she was involved in machine design and implementation, debugging, and wrote software applications for automated machines in the semiconductor industry.
Yan Ru holds a Master of Information Technology in Business from Singapore Management University and a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Electrical Engineering from the National University of Singapore.
Shan Yee is a Manager in the Digital Transformation team, where she assists to implement new/existing information security policies and ensure that the firm’s practices are aligned with best practices, compliance, and regulatory requirements. Prior to Sun Venture, Shan Yee was a Senior Manager with PTW (Singapore) Pte Ltd where she led the Global Information Security function and oversaw the Asia Ops and Information Security team in PTW. She was also previously with Hong Leong Finance as AVP, IT Security.
Shan Yee holds a Bachelor of Information Technology from the University of Wollongong. She is also a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).
Alex Kum has over 15 years of working experience in operations, across SMEs and MNCs. Alex currently manages Sun Venture’s office cloud platform and works closely with external consultants to evaluate and roll out new IT services regularly. Besides maintaining the IT backbone of Sun Venture, Alex supports on-premise infrastructure and office applications. With cloud computing taking centre stage, Alex also develops ad-hoc applications on cloud to address Sun Venture’s other computing needs. Prior to this, Alex worked at leading Singapore and foreign financial institutions.
Terence Lei has 23 years of working experience in finance functions. Prior to joining Sun Venture, Terence was Vice President, Finance & HR with Keppel Land Retail Management, where he looked after finance, admin, HR and IT matters. Additionally, Terence was a senior Finance Manager with Guthrie Properties Singapore where he oversaw the finance functions for the real estate division.
Terence graduated with a Bachelor Degree with double major in Accounting and Management Information Systems from The Ohio State University, and holds an Associate membership with ISCA and Associateship with ICSA.
Peiqi has over 15 years of working experience in finance and audit. Prior to joining Sun Venture, Peiqi was a Senior Finance Manager with Keppel Corporation Limited, where she looked after the group reporting function and led the team on system change projects. In addition, Peiqi was a Senior Technical Manager with Accounting Standards Council and Assistant Vice President with YTL Starhill Global REIT Management Limited.
Peiqi graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from the National University of Singapore, and is a Chartered Accountant of Singapore.
Wei Jian has more than a decade of working experience in the finance and operations functions within the wealth and asset management industry. Prior to joining Sun Venture, he worked in a prominent Singapore family office. Wei Jian has also been with a fintech company, a fund manager and one of the big four accounting firms.
Wei Jian graduated with a Master of Science in Accountancy and Finance from Birmingham City University, United Kingdom. He is a Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) and a Chartered Accountant of Singapore.
Vicki has over 15 years of working experience in both audit and operations, specialising in group financial reporting and modelling, taxation, budgeting as well as process improvement. Prior to Sun Venture, she managed the finance operations of the firm’s IT subsidiary in Hong Kong. She successfully led the team to implement various automation projects.
Vicki is a certified accountant of ACCA and a fellow member of CMA Australia.
Venice has over 7 years of working experience in finance and audit. Prior to Sun Venture, she was the Finance Manager of an SGX-listed company where she assisted the CFO in financial reporting, corporate announcement, group budgeting, mergers and acquisitions. She also led the alignment of acquired subsidiaries to the firm’s standard policies and procedures. She was a Senior Auditor in PKF-CAP LLP before she shifted her career path towards commercial finance.
Venice is a Chartered Accountant of Singapore and a member of ACCA. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce with Honours in Accounting.
Danielle has approximately 10 years of working experience notably in the real estate industry and in audit. Prior to joining Sun Venture, she was with Frasers Property for 7 years, where she had experience in handling full sets of accounts for development projects and investment properties, and was also involved in her organisation’s new financial system migration and implementation. Danielle was in audit with Ernst & Young for approximately 3 years, where her audit engagements included that of listed companies in the real estate, shipping, and manufacturing industries.
Danielle holds a Bachelor of Business in Professional Accountancy from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.
Germaine has approximately 18 years of combined experience in the field of Human Resource, specifically in Business Partnering, Talent Acquisition, HR Systems and Shared Services. Prior to joining Sun Venture, she was with Ascendas-Singbridge for over 10 years, which was subsequently acquired by CapitaLand where she was most recently Senior Manager (HRBP).
Germaine holds a Bachelor of Arts from the National University of Singapore and a Graduate Diploma in HR Management.
Having transitioned from Finance to Human Resource, Yuting has 10 years of experience in Credit Suisse covering various roles, businesses and regions including Business Partnering and Support, Business Analysis, Project Management and Financial Planning and Analysis. Prior to that, she was in auditing with Ernst & Young.
Yuting graduated with a Bachelor of Accountancy and 2nd major in Finance from Singapore Management University. She is a Chartered Accountant of Singapore, an Associate Member with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and is an Associate Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation.
Jian Hui is an Executive with the Human Resource team. Prior to joining Sun Venture, he was an HR Executive with Beacon Consulting, Lee Wee & Brothers’ Foodstuff and Leica Instruments. Jian Hui was also with Toastmasters International for a decade where he served at various levels such as Division Director and Area Director within Singapore District 80.
Jian Hui holds a Bachelor of Business with Honours, with a specialisation in Human Resource Consulting from Nanyang Technological University. He is also a IHRP Certified Professional (IHRP-CP).
Evelyne brings along 16 years of working experience in a wide range of office management duties including workplace safety, guest management, HR administration, and secretarial duties.
Evelyne was previously Senior Office Manager in Wirecard Asia Holding, where she launched Workplace Safety and Health policies, participated in Business Continuity Planning, and led the organisation of employee engagement activities. As part of her Office Manager role, she also maintained vendor relations for business support and partnered with HR in engaging employees positively.
Evelyne has a Bachelor of Science in Management from the University of Manchester.
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