Richard Tan – Fund Director
Richard is an advisor to the Company, and the principal member of the Fund. He has more than 40 years of financial management experience in real estate funds or real estate investment trust (REIT), as well as the banking and information technology sectors. From March 2017 to June 2018, Mr Tan was the chief financial officer for Sasseur Asset Management Pte. Ltd., the manager of Sassuer REIT (listed on the SGX Mainboard). Prior to that, Richard spent more than 8 years with the ARA group of companies. From July 2014 to April 2016, he was the chief financial officer of ARA Private Funds, with property investments in China, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Australia and Korea. From February 2008 to July 2014, he was the senior director of finance of ARA Trust Management (Suntec) Limited, the manager of Suntec REIT. Richard has more than 40 years’ experience in the financial management and capital markets industries. He was most recently CFO at Sasseur REIT. Prior to that, he was CFO of ARA Private Funds and had held various senior finance positions at Suntec REIT, Hewlett Packard and Schroders. His earlier banking career started at the American Express Bank where he rose through the ranks to be the Bank’s Country Operations Manager.
Richard holds a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from Singapore University.
Alvin Heng – Advisor to the Chairman
Alvin has more than 25 years of experience in private equity, merger and acquisitions, corporate advisory, fund raising and corporate finance. He had advised many leading mid and large organizations on the design and execution of their capital markets strategies, including stock market listing, IPO readiness, private capital raising, mergers and acquisitions, and delisting and deal structuring. With an extensive network and extensive experience in investment advisory, Alvin provides consultancy in deal origination and evaluation to many high net worth individuals and family offices in Asia.
Alvin holds a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Finance and Marketing from University of Oregon, USA.
Dennis Ng – Business Development Director
Dennis is the Company's Business Development Director. He has over 30 years of experience in Investments and Capital Markets. He was the founding partner of Fortman Cline Asia, an Exempt Fund Management Company managing pre-IPO and IPO investments. Through his work in mergers and acquisitions, Dennis has served as an Independent Director of a Singapore Listed Company involved with the merger of another Listed Company. His key strengths are in Deal Origination, providing guidance to Management of Companies and utilising the Capital Markets to unlock Value for Companies. Prior to his appointment with Mercurius, Dennis worked for a Chinese owned subsidiary in Singapore involved with a Township Planning project in the Sultanate of Oman with Surbana Jurong and DP Architects as Consultants.
Dennis graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Finance from Indiana University, USA. He also has a Diploma in Directorship from a joint program with Singapore Management University and the Singapore Institute of Directors.
Raphael Liew – Group Finance Manager
Raphael joined the Group on 1 June 2015 as the Group Finance Manager, overseeing the finance functions and compliance of the Group. Prior to his appointment, he was the group finance manager of GKE Corporation Limited and senior finance manager of China Fibretech Limited. He started his career with Foo Kon Tan Grant Thornton LLP as an audit associate from 2007 to 2010 where he left as an Audit Senior before joining Bridge Asia Advisory Services Pte. Ltd. as an associate in the financial due diligence division in 2011, and subsequently moved into the commercial sector as an accountant for Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts Pte. Ltd. in 2012.
He graduated from Curtin University of Technology, Sarawak Campus, with a Bachelor of Accounting and Finance.