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Our executive team brings together a unique combination of proven investing skills and strong operating experience. Creador believes that this combination enables its executives to identify and develop long-lasting relationships with successful entrepreneurs, and to actively support them in building world-class businesses. Our team has committed substantial investment capital in our fund, demonstrating strong belief in our capabilities and ensuring substantial interest in our success.

Creador Sdn Bhd,
Malaysia

 

Brahmal Vasudevan, Founder and Chief Executive Officer. Brahmal founded Creador in 2011. He previously spent 11 years as a General Partner and Managing Director of ChrysCapital, a leading private equity firm focused on growth capital investments in India. He was part of the senior leadership team that grew assets under management from $64 million to $2 billion. Prior to joining ChrysCapital, Brahmal was at ASTRO, a pay-TV operator in South East Asia, where he was involved in strategy, marketing and expansion into neighbouring countries. Brahmal started his career at BAT and also worked at the Boston Consulting Group. Brahmal is a board member of Usaha Tegas (Malaysia), Hathway Cable and MNC Sky Vision. Brahmal holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and graduated with First Class Honors in Aeronautical Engineering from Imperial College, London.
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Dato' Tan Ang Meng, Senior Advisor. Dato' Tan Ang Meng has over 27 years of experience managing consumer related businesses in South East Asia. He was the CEO of Fraser & Neave Holdings Berhad (F&N) from 2001 to 2010. While at F&N, he was responsible for growing sales revenue from $350m to $1.3b, quadrupling profitability and growing the market capitalisation from $350m to $1.6b. He was nominated as one of the Top 3 CEOs in Malaysia by Finance Asia. Prior to joining F&N, Dato' Tan held various senior management positions at Asia Pacific Brewery Ltd Group (APB) from 1983 to 2001. His last position at APB was the Regional Director with the responsibility for brewery operations in China, Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar. He began his career with Price Waterhouse in Malaysia. Dato' Tan currently serves as an Independent non-Executive Director of two public-listed Malaysian companies, United Malacca Berhad and Mega First Corporation Berhad. He is also non-Executive Director of iCapital.biz Berhad.
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Lim Sze Mei, Director. Prior to joining Creador in 2011, Sze Mei spent 4 years at Parkway Holdings, a leading healthcare group, where as Vice-President, she was responsible for various corporate development functions, including acquisition of new assets and the IPO of Parkway Life REIT. She was previously Vice-President, Investments at Khazanah, Malaysia’s sovereign wealth fund where she was involved in several large transactions. Sze Mei also led the IPO process for Air Asia, a leading low-cost carrier in South East Asia and was previously at JP Morgan where she held roles in investment banking and corporate lending. She started her career in equity research at SG Securities Asia. Sze Mei received a BSc in Finance and International Business with Summa Cum Laude honors from University of Bridgeport, U.S.A.
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Ruben Baskaran, Vice-President. Ruben has ten years of corporate finance experience serving a breadth of clients including sovereign wealth funds, public listed companies, private equity funds and small and medium sized businesses. Prior to joining Creador, Ruben was Associate Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers Corporate Finance in England and Malaysia. His experience includes acquisitions, divestments, fundraising, restructurings, valuations, project financing and feasibility studies. His corporate finance experience includes two years of M&A lead execution in London where he worked on nine completed deals valued at over £3 billion. Ruben started his career in Accenture and also spent time in ASTRO, a pay-TV operator in South East Asia. Ruben holds a BSc. (Hons) Economics & Accounting from the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom and is a member of the Corporate Finance Faculty of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).
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Hrishikesh Patil, Vice-President. Hrishikesh joined Creador in April 2013 and has experience in both investment banking and private equity. Hrishikesh was previously an Associate with ChrysCapital, a leading private equity firm focused on making growth capital investments in India. At ChrysCapital he was involved in analysing investment opportunities across a wide range of sectors including banking and financial services, media, telecom, education and real estate. Pre-MBA Hrishikesh was an investment banking analyst with JM Morgan Stanley India, working in the equity capital markets team. He also worked at Deloitte Haskins and Sells. Hrishikesh holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
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Wong Mi Shan, Senior Analyst. Mi Shan graduated from Bates College in Maine, USA in 2011. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree with Magna cum Laude, majoring in Economics and minoring in Japanese. Mi Shan interned with the Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (MIER) in Kuala Lumpur.
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Jonathan Chua, Analyst. Jonathan joined Creador in 2013. He graduated from Brown University in Rhode Island, USA with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.
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Yoong Tai Mai, Senior Vice-President (Finance). Prior to joining Creador, she was the Head of Finance and Operations of CapAsia, overseeing the finance and administration of CapAsia, a private equity firm investing in the infrastructure sectors in Southeast Asia and Central Asia. She started her career as an auditor with Ernst & Young, where she led audit assignments for private and public listed companies. Tai Mai holds a Bachelor of Applied Accounting from Oxford Brookes University and is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.
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PT Creador,
Indonesia

 

D. Cyril Noerhadi, Senior Managing Director. Cyril has 23 years of experience in the financial services industry in Indonesia. Prior to leading Creador’s activities in Indonesia, Cyril was group CFO of PT Medco Energi International, a leading oil & gas operator. Between 1999-2005, Cyril was Corporate Finance Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Jakarta office where he was involved in many transactions covering corporate restructuring, asset sales and acquisition, due diligence and valuation. Prior to this, he was CEO / President Director of the Jakarta Stock Exchange where he transformed the newly privatized exchange in line with new regulations that took effect in 1996. During his tenor, several leading corporations such as Bank Negara Indonesia and Aneka Tambang sought listings on the market. Cyril is a Ph.D with the distinction Cum Laude in strategic management at the University of Indonesia. He holds an MBA in Finance and Economics from University of Houston and a Bachelor in Engineering in Petroleum Geology focused on hydrocarbon exploration from the Institute of Technology Bandung, Indonesia.
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Stefanus Ade Hadiwidjaja, Director. Prior to joining Creador, Stefanus was a Project Leader at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) where he focused on financial, retail, automotive and telecommunication sectors. Prior to BCG, Stefanus worked at Indonesia's leading boutique financial and management consulting firms, Arghajata Consulting and Skha Consulting. He previously worked for IBM as a Territory Manager. Stefanus obtained an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania (as Fulbright-Sampoerna scholar) and a B.Eng. in Industrial Engineering from Universitas Pelita Harapan, graduating in top 5% in his class.
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Edwin Cheah Yew Hong, Senior Vice-President. Edwin joined Creador in 2011. He has over 14 years of experience in the technology, media and telecommunication industries. Edwin spent the last 7 years in Indonesia where he was part of the pioneer leadership team that set up PT AXIS Telekom Indonesia. The company grew its customer base from 80,000 to 12 million within 3 years. As GM of Marketing, he was involved in strategy, acquisition, brand building, pricing and products. Prior to joining AXIS, Edwin was a marketing manager at Maxis, the leading Malaysian telecommunications operator. Edwin started his career at ASTRO, a pay-TV operator in South East Asia where he was involved in strategic planning, regional expansion and marketing. He then worked in an entrepreneurial group, developing business for a technology-based company and also for the first private cord blood bank in Malaysia. Edwin holds an MSc in International Management from King’s College, London and graduated in Electronic and Communications Engineering from the University of Bristol, UK.
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Nieko Kusuma, Senior Associate. Prior to joining Creador, Nieko was a Manager at Deloitte Corporate Finance where he was involved in several fund raising advisory projects both in debt and capital markets in Indonesia. Prior to Deloitte, Nieko spent 2 years at Ernst & Young Transaction Advisory and Tax Services. He was part of the Valuation and Business Modeling team where he was involved in many independent business valuations within the agriculture, property, media and infrastructure industries. Nieko holds a Bachelor of Economics from Universitas Atma Jaya Jakarta and graduated Summa Cum Laude. Nieko is also a Financial Risk Manager (FRM) charterholder.
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Hengky Ongkowidjojo, Associate. Prior to joining Creador, Hengky was a Manager at HSBC Indonesia responsible for managing the bank’s global market business. While at HSBC, Hengky managed the bank's product offerings for corporate, institutional, and retail customers where he was involved in product and pricing strategies. Hengky holds an MBA from INSEAD where he graduated with Distinction and a Bachelor of Management from the Institute of Technology Bandung, Indonesia where he graduated with the distinction Summa Cum Laude. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a Financial Risk Manager (FRM) charterholder.
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Siddhi Kaul, Associate. Siddhi joined Creador in 2011. Prior to this, he worked in Investment Banking as an Analyst with o3 Capital. He began his career with Ernst & Young in transaction advisory services in India. While at college he was actively associated in the start-up of BioQuest Solutions; which provides healthcare consultancy and medical content outsourcing services to global pharmaceutical companies. Siddhi is a graduate in Mechanical Engineering from the PES Institute of Technology, Bangalore.
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Revani Paramita, Analyst. Revani joined Creador in 2013. Prior to joining Creador, Revani has worked with Ernst & Young in the Transaction Advisory Services division where she was involved in business valuation and modeling. She holds a Master of Applied Finance and Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Finance from Monash University, Australia.
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Creador Advisors India Private Limited,
India

 

Anand Narayan, Senior Managing Director. Anand joined Creador in 2011. He spent the last 17 years working in Investment Banking where he helped mid-market and large corporates raise equity and debt capital in India. Most recently, he was a partner at Veda, a boutique investment bank where he was responsible for mergers and acquisitions, sponsor coverage of private equity firms and raising structured debt for a number of mid-market corporates. Anand also spent 12 years as Vice-President, Investment Banking at IL&FS where he mobilized funds for companies across India. In the earlier part of his career, Anand held various operational roles at Zuari Agrochemicals and at Eicher Motors. He holds an MBA from IIM, Bangalore, and graduated with honors in Mechanical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Jaipur.
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Anand Raghavendran, Vice-President. Anand Raghavendran has over 5 years of experience in Investments and Technology. Prior to joining Creador, Anand was an Investment Professional with the Investment Management team at Allegro Capital Advisors, a leading investment bank in South India. At Allegro, Anand was involved in investments across multiple sectors in several Indian listed companies. Earlier in his career, Anand was a Technology Consultant with Cognizant in India and the USA. He has worked with clients across retail and financial services domains. He holds an MBA from XLRI, Jamshedpur and graduated with distinction in Mechanical Engineering from P.S.G College of Technology, Coimbatore.
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Vivek Tulshyan. Senior Associate. Vivek joined Creador in 2013. Prior to joining Creador, Vivek has worked with Edelweiss Financial Services where he was involved in business development and execution across several capital raising and advisory transactions. He has also worked with JP Morgan Chase in the investment banking support team. Vivek has completed his Post Graduate Program in Management from Indian School of Business, Hyderabad and Bachelor in Management Studies from Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai.
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