Your Mentors

Diverse. Dedicated. Experienced.

Frankie Lee​
 

  • NTUitive Entrepreneur-in-Residence​


Frankie Lee is actively involved in the startup ecosystem for more than 20 years.  He cofounded a few high-tech startups from ICT to MedTech verticals.  And, in the process, he is involved in the full spectrum of startup operations including inception, fundraising, product development, sales and ultimately leading to either IPO or mergers & acquisition. ​

Frankie has extensive experience helping startups to scale overseas, and has particular expertise in expanding into China.​

Jagjit Singh
 

  • Experienced business leader

  • Co-Founder of Kinexcs & PT. Auto Logistik


Jagjit is an experienced business leader with strong strategic skills, expertise in a wide range of industries, and deep knowledge of the Asia Pacific region. He started his post-MBA career as a management consultant with A.T. Kearney and The Boston Consulting Group, where he provided strategic advice to clients across a wide range of Industrial sectors.

 

Over the last 8 years, Jagjit worked at Moog Inc, a motion control engineering firm, where he had multiple roles including Marketing and Business Development. In the last 3 years, Jagjit was based in Shanghai, where he was the General Manager and responsible for all of Moog’s business in China.

Titan Lee
 

  • Growth Hacker

  • Digital Marketing Trainer & Mentor


Titan is a growth hacker and digital marketing professional in SEO/SEM, Social Media Strategies and Multi-Platform Management Tools. Having successes in capturing accelerated growth opportunities and turning potential into realized outcomes, his past credits have included Singapore most successful crowdfunding campaign, Pirate3D which he helped raise over US$1.4mil within 30 days.

 

In 2016, he created another massive success with the campaign of Tiny1: The World’s Smallest Astronomy Camera, raising over US$350,000 on Indiegogo. He was also the Head of Growth for Tech in Asia and is currently working as a trainer on digital marketing strategies.

Bernard Chan
 

Bernard is a veteran of the IT and consumer electronics industry, having spent more than 30 years in General Management, Marketing, Sales, Channel Management, Consulting and Education. 

 

He has managed organisations in the private and public sectors across Asia, and incubated new business startups in complex environments.  He now works in public health and teaches part-time at a university, happily focusing his time and energy nurturing others for success.​

Felix Gnanapragasam​
 

  • Co-founder ​

  • Expert in the semiconductor industry​


Felix is an experienced Chief Operating Officer with over 30 years of experience leading companies in the semiconductor industry. To date, he has co-founded two world-class companies in the semiconductor test-assembly space, raising private equity and institutional funding. ​

Felix grew both start-ups into international businesses and realized both public and private exits. His technical expertise lies in semiconductor assembly-test, contract manufacturing, PCB manufacturing, automated equipment design and manufacturing. ​

Felix is an experienced negotiator having been involved in multiple rounds of capital raising and contract negotiations across a wide range of investors and clients. He maintains an excellent global network of credible equipment and material suppliers to deliver technology solutions for cost optimization.​

Alfred Au Yong
 

Alfred has got over 25 years in various industries. Started his corporate life in Hewlett-Packard for 7 years, he has since been in 3rd Party Logistics for Life Sciences, Chemicals, Electronics and FMCG. As a Certified Professional Logistician (CPL), Dangerous Goods (DG) and Hazardous Material (Hazmat) Management.

Alfred Au Yong has been involved in start-ups like Axtreme Nexus, Recyclehub.com, and Bluengine. Alfred has mentored in NTU Ventures, SUTD and ACE. He has conducted operations consultancy projects in Singpost and Schenker

CHIA Chee Yong
 

  • Vice President (Digital Ecosystem & Portfolio Management), Business / SME Banking

  • Seasoned Start-up Mentor, Action Community & Entrepreneurship (ACE)

  • Master of Business Administration MBA (Distinction), University of Manchester

  • Professional Qualifications : Innovation, Change, Project & Agile Management



Chee Yong serves as Vice President in Business (Small & Medium Enterprises, SME) Banking, which offers banking services from start-ups to larger SME in Singapore. He performs dual roles in the bank:
 

•Digital Ecosystem Partnerships, where he collaborates with digital partners (e.g. Platforms, Fintech, E-commerce) to reimagine banking and deliver innovative banking propositions

•Portfolio Management, where he conducts customer analytics, devises and implements data-driven strategies to seize opportunities for customer acquisition, development and retention
 

Prior to his current role, he was in Banking Technology Management and Management Consulting.

 

Deeply passionate about start-ups and entrepreneurship and coaching, he offers start-up advisory services through ACE and received numerous positive reviews from his mentees under his tutelage.

He also participated as Business Founder /  Entrepreneur in the recent pioneering run of the Antler-NUS GRIP Deep Tech Program. His Antler start-up was successfully shortlisted into the NUS-GRIP program.

 

He is also very interested in coaching and mentoring and provides career guidance for youths at NTUC as a Career Coach (Fintech) and at NUS University Scholar Program as a Mentor for undergraduates.

Daryl Lim

Innovation & Partnerships Lead, Padang & Co

Daryl is the corporate innovation and partnership lead at Padang & Co. With over four years of enterprise sales experience ranging from health tech to artificial intelligence, he has seen first hand on how corporates struggle to implement innovative solutions. Before joining Padang & Co,

 

Daryl was the Head of Sales at Botbot.ai. A leading artificial intelligence company that specialises in business process automation and worked with a range of MNCs, such as Singtel, Dun & Bradstreet, P&G and DBS. 

Patrick Kay

 

Patrick specializes in executive coaching and retained executive appointments across Asia and across industry sectors since 2003, working with businesses and individuals with lofty entrepreneurial growth visions.

 

Pat's corporate experience spanned across Asia and across functions with HSBC, ABN Amro, PwC Consulting and Singapore's Ministry of Finance's Accountant-General Department. 

Pooi-San Kok

Pooi-San Kok is currently the Head of Innovation for Beer, Ready-to-Drink and Mainstream Spirit in Diageo Plc, one of world’s largest producers of alcoholic beverage where she creates new products as an intrapreneur. ​

With unique combination of local (Malaysia, China, Vietnam), regional (Asia Pacific, Middle East, North Africa) and global leadership experiences gained within blue-chip multinational companies with notable global brands such as Heineken, Pizza Hut, Guinness, Smirnoff, Carlsberg, Somersby, her notable track records of success includes new products creation, profitable joint-venture & franchise partnerships management, formation of collaborative regional/global marketing communities and grooming & building of multicultural team of young professionals to become future leaders.​

As a seasoned innovator and marketer with extensive multi-market experience, her interest area will be helping start-ups transform their dreams into real world solutions anchored on scalable revenue models with potential to travel and grow beyond Singapore.​

https://www.linkedin.com/in/pooisankok/​

Stan Kosyakov
Co-Founder & CIO at Mantheos Pte Ltd


Stan is a passionate entrepreneur with interest in Data Science and IT Communications. After graduating from TU Braunschweig (Germany) in Production & System Technologies, he pursued his biggest dream to travel the world and try out multiple start-up ideas until he settled down in Singapore in 2017.

At Mantheos he has developed market-leading data aggregation and processing technologies that support their clients in their Data-Intelligence approaches, providing market insights and help them make data-driven decisions.

 

In his free time he enjoys spending time doing sports activities and contributing to the start-up ecosystem.

linkedin.com/in/stankosy

Randall Sie

Randall’s passion lies in helping organizations and budding entrepreneurs translate their technology and ideas into value that reach the customer.

 

Randall now runs Persistensie Pte. Ltd. a strategy and innovation consultancy following a career as a strategy consultant, corporate innovator, and university lecturer.

Randall holds a BSc. in International Business Administration and MSc. in Strategic Management from the Erasmus University, Rotterdam. He holds an MBA from the National University of Singapore.

He is active in the startup scene as a co-founder and mentor to digital and hardware startups. He is an Accredited Mediator and Singapore Certified Management Consultant.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/randallsie/

Raymond Choong


Raymond has an extensive strategic and hands-on financial and operational experience working with technology companies. He has in-depth knowledge in a broad range of technologies, and his main interests are with early to middle stage high-tech companies. Raymond had close to 30 years of experience in operationsand finance. Prior to this, he was with Ooredoo Group(OG), a Qatar Investment Authority(QIA) -linked company, and also with Singapore Technologies Telemedia(STT), a Temasek-linked company.

 

At OG, Raymondwas a key member in the digital transformation at the group level and in implementation in a subsidiary. He was involved in driving the internet-economy in the Middle East, China and Southeast Asian region via partnerships and joint ventures, and initiating a technology accelerator programmeand a venture capital fund.

 

While at STT, Raymond was responsible for aligning strategy and long-term planning across the group businesses, as well as managing the company’s cross-border investments and overseeing the strategic investments for the group. Previously, Raymond has held various senior corporate development and management roles at Creative Technology, a Singapore-based global technology company; Kaga Electronics, a Japanese, Tokyo-listed company specializing in electronics and IT products distribution.

 

Raymond has been a serial mentor at various accelerator programs including UOB’s Finlab (a Fintech-focused),the Airmarker Accelerator(an Internet of Things-focused, cross-border), PSA Unboxed (a VC arm of PSA International), ICE71 (a cybersecurity entrepreneur hub)and Taiwan’s Starfab and AI x Robotics Accelerator (TAIRA) (an AI and Robotics).Raymond was also on the panel of judges for the 2016 ~ 2019Singapore Digital (SG:D) Techblazer Awards(Formerly Singapore Infocomm Technology Federation (SiTF)).

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