Board of Advisors

C.K. Kong has more than 17 years of experience in the finance industry.

Mr. Kong spent seventeen years in investment banking with the Nomura Group, the Japanese banking and investment giant.  His last positions were as Vice Chairman, Investment Banking (Southeast Asia), and Senior Advisor, Investment Banking (Southeast Asia).

His considerable experience with Private Equity includes working with Fullerton Fund Management, which is owned by Temasek Holdings and manages a wide portfolio of investment vehicles.  In the real estate area, Mr. Kong has been involved with GIC Real Estate’s investment in India’s HDFC Fund, and he has strong connections with major real estate players throughout Southeast Asia.

Since 2012 Mr. Kong has been Managing Partner of Athena Advisors Ltd., which has offices in Singapore and London.  At Athena, among other activities, Mr. Kong both raises and manages Private Equity capital.


 

Andre Pury is a hotel industry veteran. After graduating from the famous international hotel school,  Ecole Hoteliere Lausanne, Switzerland, Mr. Pury served in various senior capacities at Hyatt International Corporation for approximately thirty-five years.

Ultimately Mr. Pury became Senior Vice President responsible for development and operations in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, reporting directly to the Hyatt International Board of Directors.

Andre will provide invaluable strategic advise and hands-on experience to the platform in order to help drive asset value and returns.