Mr. James Mengdong Tan is the CEO and Director of 8i Capital Ltd, 8i Enterprises Acquisition II 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 was 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 specialized 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.