JasonLai_TR14ok Jason Lai founded Thirdrock in 2010, and currently serves as Non-executive Chairman of the company. With the acquisition of the wealth management business of Thirdrock by Schroders in 2019, Jason was appointed CEO of Asia for Schroders & Co (Asia) Ltd., where he is responsible for the management and overall strategic development of the business across the region. He was previously Head of China at ABN AMRO Private Bank (Hong Kong) where he led a team of investment professionals in the management of a multi-billion dollar portfolio. His career began in London where he was based until 2004, whereupon returning to Asia, he was appointed key investment advisor to a group of Asian billionaires. Jason has managed assets in several billions cumulatively during his career, and has deep professional experience in multi asset class investing. An award-winning postgraduate from the Architectural Association of London, Jason also flew military jets during his service to his country.

MelvynYeo_0624ok Melvyn Yeo joined Thirdrock in 2011 as Executive Partner and co-founder, and currently serves as director of the company after a career in Goldman Sachs (Asia) LLC that lasted over a decade. With the acquisition of the wealth management business of Thirdrock by Schroders, Melvyn was appointed Deputy CEO of Asia for Schroders & Co (Asia) Ltd. Melvyn’s experience includes direct investment advisory and portfolio management for ultra-high net worth Asian clients and family offices and derivatives and structured products sales in Hong Kong. Melvyn has a Bachelor of Business Administration with High Distinction from University of Michigan Business School, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

SamuelChan_0577ok Samuel Chan joined Thirdrock in 2014 as Chief Operations Officer bringing with him over two decades of experience in operations management. Samuel began his career in Salomon Brothers and Baring Securities before moving to Merrill Lynch where he spent 14 years – managing various support services for Asian equities and derivatives in Hong Kong, and subsequently as CFO for Financial Futures and Options Group based in New York, and Head of Pacific Rim Financial Futures and Options Operations based in Singapore. Samuel obtained his BBA and MBA from Bernard M. Baruch College of City University of New York.

Jamus Lim copy Jamus Lim joined Thirdrock in 2018 as Economist from Abu Dhabi Investment Authority where he was a lead economist overseeing economic inputs underlying tactical and strategic asset allocation for the sovereign fund’s multi-hundred billion dollar portfolio. Prior to that, he was a senior economist with the World Bank where he led a number of research initiatives on long-term economic forecast, trade and finance in the Middle East and East Asia and governance and human development in Africa. Jamus, who is also an associate professor of economics at ESSEC Business School in Singapore, graduated with first-class honours from the University of Southern Queensland and went on to graduate work at the London School of Economics, the University of California and Harvard University.

LawrenceWu_TR87ok Lawrence Wu has more than a decade of experience in investment banking, specializing in M&A and restructurings, reverse takeovers, schemes of arrangements and de-listings of public companies. He has worked in DBS Bank, Macquarie and BNP Paribas, spanning Southeast Asia and HK/China. He was also involved in the TTA and Thomson Medical deals. Lawrence also co-founded Sunseap Leasing, currently Singapore’s largest solar leasing company, which is principally in the business of design, implementation, finance, ownership, maintenance and monitoring of solar projects. Lawrence graduated from Nanyang Technological University with First Class Honours in Accountancy and is both a CPA Singapore and CFA chart holder.

MikeLim_TR65ok Mike Lim specializes in fund raising and strategic advisory, drawing on over a decade of experience in strategic business planning and execution. Prior to corporate finance and strategic advisory, Mike was managing the business and Asian franchise of Tumble Tots, a premier playschool for children from 2004 through 2008. Among his previous appointments, Mike held various consultancy roles for private and SGX listed companies in Asia. Mike holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration (BBA) with Second Upper Honours from the National University of Singapore.
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