Mr. James Mengdong Tan is the CEO and Director of 8i Capital Ltd, 8i Enterprises Acquisition Corp, 8i Holdings Limited and 8i Enterprises Pte Ltd.
He has more than 25 years of experience in managing private and public companies based in Asia and USA. He was the Chairman and CEO of Moxian Inc from 2014 to 2017, a Nasdaq listed company. Prior to that, he was the CEO of Vantage Corporation, a Singapore public listed company from 2005-2009, and a Director of Pacific Internet Ltd, a Nasdaq listed company from 2006 to 2009. He was concurrently (from 2005-2009)the CEO and Chairman of Vashion Group Ltd, a company listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange.
Mr Tan graduated from National University of Singapore (NUS) with a Bachelor of Arts in 1985.
Mr. William Yap is currently Head of Investment Banking for a Chinese SOE in Shanghai, China. He founded Cataya Pte Ltd, a business that focuses on originating private equity, loan and M&A deals in Asia, with an emphasis on China, Myanmar and Indonesia.
William specialised in originating proprietary private equity and venture deals in China for investment funds in Singapore.
He graduated with a degree in Physics from the University of Oxford in 1986. He has been a member of the CFA Institute since 2000.
Economist Dr. Wong K.Y, Group CEO of Oriental Mace Group (2012-present), is a Scholar and Corporate Leader. He was a consultant to ASEAN and UNWTO, and was CEO and Executive Director to Stonemaster Corporation, a Public Listed Company in Bursa Kuala Lumpur. He is now leading a national initiative, MyBeauty Tourism, a partnership with the Ministry of Tourism Malaysia to promote beauty tourism worldwide.
Dr. Wong obtained his Ph.D. (2004) from the Strathclyde Business School, University of Strathclyde in UK, and pursued his Post-Doctorate study at Peking University (2006), China. He studied Economics at Western Michigan University (BBA, 1996) and University Putra Malaysia (M.Econ, 1999). His last academic posting was with PUTRA Business School, UPM (2016), specialize in FDI, Industrial Development and Multinational Corporation strategy. Dr. Wong has over 10 years of active involvement (2004-2016) as economic policy and planning consultant to the government both in Malaysia, SEA nations and China.
He also established and served as 1st President (2010-2012) NKEA-EPP10, an Economic Transformation Programme under the Malaysia’s Prime Minister Office. Where the EPP is rated as one of the most successful programme and have received Commendation Certificate from the Prime Minister of Malaysia.