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SIM Entrepreneurship Centre makes two appointments to bolster its International Advisory Panel

By Platform E | 11 May 2018

The SIM Applied Entrepreneurship Centre (SIM AEC) is strengthening its International Advisory Panel (IAP) by appointing two senior executives with to the panel, Mr Rajesh Sawhney and Mr Randy Teo.

Rajesh Profile

Mr Rajesh Sawhney is a serial entrepreneur and business builder who has set-up multiple successful ventures over the last two decades. He is the co-founder of InnerChef, India's fastest growing food tech platform, and is also the founder of GSF, India’s leading multi-city Tech-Startup Accelerator in India, and has made 50 angel investments as an active and engaged angel investor. He also serves on multiple boards and advises Trident Capital, a prominent venture firm based in Palo Alto, California. He is currently based in Silicon Valley and India.

Randy Teo Profile

Mr Randy Teo is a Global Senior Executive with more than 27 years of industry experience, having also worked with rating agencies, investment bankers and taken on global general management roles to strategically manage businesses for value creation and growth. He has taken senior roles in Stanley Black & Decker, Infastech Co, Ltd., and was the Principal/Co-Head of Platinum Equity, deploying more than US$200 million in capital within 3 years in operations. He is currently based in Silicon Valley.

Ms Rina Neoh, Managing Partner of Platform E said, “We welcome Rajesh and Randy to the IAP. These two appointments will provide much valued experience and advice on two large areas of potential, India and Silicon Valley.”

“Rajesh has significant experience as an entrepreneur and building successful businesses in India and we are confident that his advice and perspectives will prove useful to the board and our entrepreneurs. Randy has many years of experience in investment banking and in global general management roles where he has responsibility for value creating and growth. Randy is also based in Silicon Valley and this gives us the advantage of leveraging on his insider knowledge on the pulse of the Valley.”

“These two additions represent our strong ambition of growing our entrepreneurship ecosystem.”

The IAP is chaired by Professor Cham Tao Soon and was formed with the purpose of helping SIM AEC further its mission to nurture the next generation of entrepreneurs in Singapore. The panel provides perspectives, advice and strategic connections and comprises experienced investors, entrepreneurs and leaders in industry.

The current members are:

  • Professor Cham Tao Soon (Chairman), Professor Emeritus, Nanyang Technological University
  • Low Peck Kem, Chief HR Officer and Senior Director, Public Service Division, Prime Minister’s Office of Singapore
  • Simon Ong, Deputy Chairman, Kingsmen Creatives Ltd
  • Chak Kong Soon, Managing Partner, Stream Global