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CEO & Founder
Shuhei is the founder of SMS (2175, TSE 1st Section), one of the largest Asian internet based healthcare information platforms. SMS has a presence in 13 countries and over 30 different revenue streams. It has either invested in or acquired over 20 companies globally. Shuhei was CEO for 11 years, leading the company to a market capitalisation of $500m before relinquishing his position in 2013. He remains the largest shareholder. Shuhei is a prominent investor in start-up companies and has so far invested in over 10 companies. His continued support of the start-up scene, along with his skills and experience, make Shuhei a sought after business partner by entrepreneurs. Shuhei graduated with a B.A. in Economics from Kyushu University, Japan.
Managing Director (Corporate Governance)
Takeo joined REAPRA in January 2015. Prior to REAPRA, he was a successful CFO in Japan for a total of 7 years. He held the position at Groupon Japan (acquired by Groupon Inc, Nasdaq GRPN) and Enigmo (3665, TSE Mothers). Previously he was an investment banker at Lehman brothers, specializing in the TMT sector, and an auditor at Deloitte. Since 2013, Takeo has personally supported more than 10 IT start-ups in Asia as a seed investor. Takeo holds an MBA from the University of Texas, Austin and a B.A. in Economics from Keio University, Japan.
Masaki joined REAPRA in April 2018. Prior to REAPRA, Masaki was Managing Director and Head of Equity Capital Markets at Morgan Stanley Japan, overseeing a number of cross-border pre-IPO financings, IPOs and equity/equity-linked financings for companies from various sectors, including leading start-up companies. He also has extensive experience working with private equity firms, having previously worked at Advantage Partners. Masaki earned BA in Economics from Tokyo University.
Jun joined REAPRA in September 2015 as CTO. He also founded SPARK X LAB, a REAPRA subsidiary company, in November 2015. Jun has vast experience in the Technology and Engineering sectors and held several CTO roles at companies such as Bracket, Piece of Cake and AGRIBUDDY Ltd. Jun’s career began at Yahoo Japan where he spent 3 years from 2001. Jun has personally created a variety of web services including the handmade product marketplace, Cooboo, which was acquired by GMO Pepabo. Jun graduated with a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan.
Jason joined REAPRA in January 2016, and brings over 15 years of HR Services and start-up experience to the group. Prior to REAPRA, Jason was the Managing Director, South East Asia for RGF Singapore, the international brand of Recruit Holdings, the 4th largest HR services business worldwide. He was responsible for the operations in Singapore, Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia. Prior to starting the Singapore office of RGF in 2010, Jason co-founded CDSi KK in Japan in 1998. He was the Managing Director until the company was acquired by Recruit Holdings in 2007. Today, CDS remains the top executive search firm in Tokyo. Jason earned an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, USA and a B.S. in International Business from San Francisco State University, USA.
CLO & Director of Strategy and Communications
James joined REAPRA in August 2016, bringing with him extensive investment and business experience in the Digital Media, Marketing, and Technology space across Asia and North America. Prior to REAPRA, James was a consultant for Axiom, mainly focusing on negotiating large technology transactions and partnerships on behalf of some of the largest global companies. He previously held a similar role with IBM Singapore. Legally trained, James spent years as a securities litigator in New York followed by a stint with the Philippine Supreme Court. He completed his JD from Boston College Law School and BS in Communications Technology Management from Ateneo de Manila University. James is a member of the New York Bar.
Gabriyel joined REAPRA in July 2018 as Chief Research Officer. Prior to REAPRA, Gabriyel held senior leadership roles with several global unicorns (Rocket Internet, Skyscanner) and listed multi-billion corporates (Expedia, Media Nusantara Citra) overseeing product strategy, management and investment in Asia. He was the co-founder of Singapore’s first game technology research lab in NTU and was faculty member of the University’s Computer Engineering School, lecturing both undergraduate and postgraduate courses. In 2011, Gabriyel co-founded his 3D technology start-up that sold visualization systems to Intel and Motorola. Gabriyel holds a PhD and Master’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from NTU Singapore and is completing his MBA with University of Illinois.
Head of Venture Investments and Joint Ventures
Priscilla joined REAPRA in July 2017 and brings over 10 years of M&A, direct investment and start-up experience to the group. Prior to REAPRA, Priscilla was the Director and Investment Committee Member of North Base Media, a global digital media and technology fund. She was responsible for the sourcing, financial due diligence and portfolio management at North Base Media. She started her career at Goldman Sachs, then moved into a career in M&A. She successfully closed M&A deals valued over SGD 370M across Southeast Asia, Japan and NZ at Deloitte and PrimePartners.She also co-founded a mobile discovery app, WeWantSugar and owned a cafe in Singapore called, Cups N Canvas. Priscilla earned an Executive MSc from Baruch College, NY and Bachelor in Corporate Finance & Marketing from the University of Western Australia
Head of Talent Acquisition & HR Business Partner
Kenny joined REAPRA in August 2016. A regular in the start-up scene across Southeast Asia, he has over eight years experience in talent acquisition, HR business partnering, and P&L management. Previously, he was responsible for managing three business units (HR, Finance, and Sales & Marketing) at Adecco Singapore and was one of the pioneering members of Michael Page International’s Shanghai office. He graduated from Northwestern University in the US with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and International Studies.
Head of Marketing and PR
Imran has spent the last 19 years honing his skill sets across multiple industries; including TV production, publishing, recruitment and digital marketing. He has helmed numerous international publications as the editor of The Peak and Men’s Health, and also cut his teeth as a scriptwriter and producer for prime time television. For the past eight years, his focus has been on marketing and branding. To which he has been awarded accolades in the recruitment and talent acquisition landscape for his work on Spring Professional, the fastest growing recruitment brand in Asia, spearheading aggressive expansion in 16 countries in 3 years.
Finance and Accounting Lead
Lead User Experience Designer
Deby is a world-renowned Award-Winning Design Leader whose career reflects her philosophy of humanising experience, user-centered business in the emerging market. Won more than 14 Awards Globally, Featured in The International Design Awards, Adobe Design Achievement Awards, Spark for Media Excellence, Annual W3, Communication Digital Awards, and many more. Expert in Design Thinking, Lean UX, Agile Methodology, and Growth Hacking.
Design and technology are her platforms to go beyond and create a profound change in how we communicate and interact in this world. Voracious reader. Avid learner. She is a deep and profound thinker, an eloquent speaker, who believes that we have a series of unanswered questions, that makes her very creative and analytical simultaneously. As a designer, she loves to push the boundaries with thought leadership for designing solutions that improves the human-potential lifestyle far beyond than just the aesthetics quality.
Prior to REAPRA, Mitch worked in the automotive and aerospace industries, providing powertrain manufacturing and operational support to large manufacturers. More recently, he was with RedMart, working with their last-mile delivery and network capacity management teams. Mitch holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Kettering University, Masters in Engineering Systems from the Singapore University of Technology and Design, and Masters in Manufacturing from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Dennis joined REAPRA in April 2017. With academic qualifications & teaching-research experience in politics, philosophy, economics and business from Princeton, Tsinghua, NUS and MIT, he is passionate about innovative ideas and people. Dennis aims to create a framework and heuristics for identifying and creating unicorns and pegasuses (companies worth >25 billion). Recently, Dennis has been researching and consulting for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and JFDI.Asia and wants to found a social enterprise that empowers people to overcome their regrets and self-limiting beliefs. Previously, he was at the Capital Markets Group of the Monetary Authority of Singapore and at the Economic and Political section of a U.S. State Department. He is also a published historian whose interests span economic, political, scientific and intellectual history.
HR Operations Manager
Sharon joined Reapra after 9 years with several Big Four professional services firms. She has extensive knowledge in administration, policies and procedures. She is very experienced with localization for corporate clients, managing relationships with local government agencies and mergers, acquisitions, and de-mergers. She prides herself in her ability to multi-task and manage pressure with a positive and flexible attitude. Sharon graduated with a B.Com in HRM from Murdoch University, Australia and is keen to expand her experience on local HR administration.
Toby joined REAPRA in February 2018 as Accounts Manager responsible for the SEA headquarters accounts while providing financial advisory support to the subsidiaries and associates. Prior to REAPRA, he was with Deloitte & Touche for over 7 years managing a portfolio of clients comprising start-ups, group audits, listed company and multinational conglomerates of various dynamic and diversified industries. His interest lies in team mentoring and counselling which shaped his involvement in the staff morale sub-committee. Toby holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and is a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.
Alvin joined Reapra in June 2018 as an Accountant. Prior to joining Reapra, he was with Deloitte & Touche LLP and was engaged with both local and overseas listed multi-national companies and also private companies on financial reporting and advisory on financial reporting standards. In addition, he part of the team of process re-engineering for specific audit procedures in Deloitte & Touche LLP. He has obtained his academic qualifications from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (“ACCA”) and is a member of both the ACCA and Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.
Quek Li Ling
Human Resources Associate
After graduating from Nanyang Technological University of Singapore, Li Ling joined REAPRA in November 2017. She enjoys meeting new people and learning more about them.
Lee Qi Wei
HR Operations Associate
Prior to Reapra, Qi Wei is a personal and expatriate tax professional with 9 years of experience out of which 8 years were from Big 4 environment. Completed the Fundamentals level (ie. Applied knowledge and Applied skills examinations) with The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (‘ACCA’) and is currently in her final paper of the Advanced level. She is excited to gain new knowledge and skill set in the field of Human Resource administration.
Corporate Strategy Associate
Go joined REAPRA in November 2017 as a Corporate Strategy Associate. Prior to REAPRA, he worked at Strategy&, the global strategy consulting team at PwC (formerly Booz & Company) in Tokyo.
Go holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (Finance) from the University of Washington.
Corporate Strategy Associate
Darren is a Corporate Strategy Associate in REAPRA. Prior to joining REAPRA, Darren has been in the technology industry with a core focus on business and go-to-market strategies across APAC. He has helped to scale hyper-growth internet companies like Twitter, LinkedIn and Hootsuite in the region.
Most recently at Hootsuite, Darren was responsible for the region’s business strategies and analysis. This includes both enterprise and self-serve business forecasts, defining market expansion strategies and country expansion strategies. Darren has also had experience in digital marketing, front-end coding and launching web products.
Corporate Strategy Associate
Minyi joined REAPRA in April 2017 as a Corporate Strategy Associate. She embarked on an entrepreneurial journey when she was 18, receiving accolades such as the Shell LiveSpark Entrepreneur’s Merit Award and the University of Adelaide’s Entrepreneurs Challenge grand prize. After she pursued her finance honours degree in Nanyang Business School under the university’s foremost Nanyang scholarship program, she spent 2 years in management consulting for CIB projects in Hong Kong and India. Inspired by the books “Zero to One” and “The Startup Owners’ Manual”, she started several projects to experiment problem-solution fit with minimal cost and assisted early stage start-ups in customer and business development. She is Project Management Institute PMP- and Agile-certified.
Corporate Strategy Associate
Lorin Winata is a Corporate Strategy Associate in REAPRA based in Singapore and holds a B.Sc in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and minor in Entrepreneurship from University of Southern California.
Prior to ReAPra, Lorin was an investment associate at East Ventures. Her experiences include launching the restaurant arm of a lifestyle group in Singapore, co-founding a dining club startup, and working with food startups in Los Angeles. During her time in college, she was elected as a Senator in the Undergraduate Student Government and sat on the Discretionary Funding Board, overseeing the budget for campus programming and student organisation funding.
Corporate Strategy Associate
David joined REAPRA in August 2017, and brings 7 years of experience in the Aviation industry to the group. Prior to REAPRA, he had worked on industry development and incentives at the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore and as a business development manager with Singapore Technologies Aerospace.
At Singapore Technologies Aerospace, David was responsible for strategy development of the company’s airframe maintenance and aviation training & services clusters, as well as the creation of business plans for greenfield projects in the fields of unmanned aerial vehicles, and airframe maintenance in emerging markets.
He graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering.
Corporate Strategy Associate
Michael joined REAPRA in July 2017. Prior to joining the company, he was a Consumer & Market Knowledge Manager at Procter & Gamble. In this role, he led strategy for a portfolio of brands within the Fabric and Home Care sector in Asia- advising on growth and turnaround opportunities, investment optimization, and data and analytics strategy. He has deep experience in market research and consumer insights, but also has finance background as Summer Analyst – Debt Capital Markets for HSBC where he was involved in the largest capital markets transaction in Philippines at the time. He graduated from Ateneo de Manila University with a B.S. in Management Engineering and Minor in Financial Management.