Our team is experienced, vibrant, and driven.
We are more than just entrepreneurial enablers.
We are trusted partners.
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.
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.
CHRO & Head of PR
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 & Head of Joint Ventures
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.
Head of Venture Investments
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Caitlin joined REAPRA in July 2017. A behavioral scientist by training, she studies why people behave the way they do. Her work has been published in peer-reviewed journals including Personnel Psychology and the Journal of Applied Social Psychology. Prior to REAPRA, Caitlin was a Senior Researcher at The Conference Board where she led research on human capital. Caitlin holds a Ph.D. in Management (Organizational Behavior) from New York University’s Stern School of Business, a M.A. in Socio-Organizational Psychology from Columbia University, and a B.Sc. in Psychology and Economics from the University of Toronto.
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.
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.
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.
Vivien Quek Wang Yee
Office Management Associate
Vivien joined Reapra in November 2017 as a fresh graduate from Nanyang Technological University. She is a highly organised and meticulous individual with the ability to multi task and handle situations with a positive attitude. With several years of events management and administration experience under her belt, she is keen to further her skills under the Human Resource Team.