Jason Choo is the Executive Chairman of Lonsdale Capital Pte Ltd, his family office, where he oversees a diverse portfolio of investments world-wide. He has over 20 years of investing and operational experience in public and private equity, technology, venture funding, alternative investments and bond/distressed debt. Jason is Canadian having grown up in Vancouver, British Columbia but has resided in Singapore since 1994. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Economics focused on International Trade and Finance from Colorado College. Jason believes there is a necessity to capitalize on advancements in technologies to efficiently and equitably connect the base of the pyramid markets to the rest of the world. Jason is the founder of Lonsdale Social Innovation Capital. Its mission is to create opportunities for the lowest income families to have sustainable and elevated livelihoods. Its growing portfolio of social enterprises is helping create a sustainable ecosystem, spurring growth in the social economy, raising incomes and alleviating poverty of all forms.
Head of Social Enterprise Development
Sushmita is a Management professional with more than a decade’s work experience across the United Kingdom, India and Singapore.
Having worked with diverse industries such as the Development sector, Education, Healthcare, Sustainability, Banking & Wealth Management Services, Sushmita specializes in the areas of Marketing & Communication, Brand Strategy, Operations, PR & Media Relations, Lobbying and Business Development.
A Masters’ Degree holder in Business Management from the University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom, Sushmita displayed leadership and managerial qualities even at college. An outgoing vivacious personality, Sushmita was India’s first Woman President of the Woman’s Rugby Federation, Karnataka and its Advisor & Sr. Official, responsible for developing rugby as a mainstream sport through promotional and fund raising actitivities. She is currently the Youth Coordinator, Executive Committee member for Singapore & Teacher at the Sathya Sai Centre, Moulmein, Singapore.
Head of Social Innovation
Shaun Wang is a seasoned entrepreneur and innovation lead, who likes getting people excited about new ideas or partnerships which he's passionate about.
Prior to Lonsdale, his recent roles with HSBC and DBS have been focused on building ecosystems and partnerships, managing change and running programmes to invoke a culture of creativity and innovation amongst internal teams.
Shaun is committed to building passionate and compassionate teams in any organisation he's involved, with the goal to develop people through 4 key values: Drive, Discipline, Dependability and Diversity.
Shaun remains an avid body builder outside of work despite being diagnosed with a life-limiting chronic disease, and uses fitness as a motivation to achieve his goals in life.
Head of Social Enterprise Investments
Kevin believes that social enterprises are the business models of the future, where providing social and/or environmental returns will become a competitive advantage to improve financial returns.
Prior to Lonsdale, Kevin has worked in the social enterprise ecosystem for 7 years. His experience spans from working with social enterprises, intermediaries, SE incubators, impact investors, MNCs and government bodies.
Kevin holds a Bachelors Degree with a focus on Human & Organizational Development and International Development from Vanderbilt University, Nashville. Kevin was born in South Korea, but grew up in NYC after he and his family immigrated to the United States during the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis. He is a true believer in how entrepreneurship can transform lives.