Nigel Jones | Managing Director
Nigel has a 30-year investment banking record with close to 25 years in Asia. He was trained in London but has spent half of his career in Asia with assignments in Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Singapore. As the former head of Morgan Stanley’s South Asia M&A and advisory group, he was responsible for building one of the region’s most successful advisory teams. Prior to this, Nigel was the head of Schroders M&A team in Japan. He has advised on many regional acquisitions, sales and joint ventures, as well as a significant portion of the major deals and privatisations in Singapore. Nigel has completed a number of capital markets and cross border M&A and listed company transactions in most countries across Asia.
Damian Hills | Managing Director
Damian is a Corporate Financier with 25 years’ experience in the Asia region. His career has encompassed mergers, acquisitions, disposals, fundraising and equity capital markets transactions in many countries and many sectors. Damian has in-house acquisition and integration experience as Associate Director of Corporate Finance at the multi-national conglomerate Williams plc and advisory experience ultimately as Managing Director at Société Générale in Asia. He has founded and managed his own operating business and has current board roles in a number of Asian companies. Damian is a Mathematics graduate, a fellow of the ICAEW and a member of the Corporate Finance faculty of the ICAEW.
Jeffrey Goh Keng Lee | Manager
Jeffrey joined Alpha Advisory from Asian Agri, an Indonesian palm oil company, where he was a strategic planning associate focusing on corporate finance and business development. His previous experience includes a stint in Blue Ocean Capital Partners, a boutique investment banking firm specialising in corporate finance advisory services and Overseas Chinese Banking Corporation Mezzanine Capital Unit. Jeffrey graduated from Nanyang Technological University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business (First Class Honours), double majoring in Banking & Finance and Marketing. He is currently pursuing the CFA program.
Zachary Yee Zhi Qin, CFA | Senior Analyst
Zhi Qin started his career with the financial services department of Ernst & Young as an audit associate, specialising in the external audit of financial institutions, including banks, insurance firms, funds and brokerage firms. He has done internships with Credit Suisse in the investment banking operations department, providing support for global trading in listed derivatives for Credit Suisse traders and external clients. Prior to this, he has worked at Standard Chartered as a credit evaluator in the SME credit department. Zhi Qin graduated from Nanyang Technological University with a Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy (2nd Upper Class Honours). He is a CFA charterholder.
Jane Cai Xianjin | Analyst
Xianjin joined Alpha Advisory in 2014 after graduating from Nanyang Technological University with a double degree in Accountancy (2nd Upper Class Honours) and Banking & Finance (2nd Upper Class Honours). Prior to joining Alpha Advisory, she had done several internships with several public accounting firms in Singapore and China, including Deloitte & Touche LLP and Nexia TS. She is currently a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) and is on track to obtaining the Chartered Accountant (Singapore) title and the CFA charter. Xianjin is a Chinese national. She speaks fluent English, Mandarin and Cantonese.
Paul Sempere | Senior Adviser
Paul was the former director and regional head of infrastructure finance (Asia), global markets division, Deutsche Bank, Singapore. He spearheaded project and leveraged finance assignments throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Previously, Paul was with the project and structured finance group of ANZ Investment Bank, London and Singapore, where he headed a team of project finance professionals focused on similar sectors in Asia. Prior to this, he was the vice president and head of infrastructure finance at Kidder Peabody London and the corporate finance division and leveraged finance group of County NatWest London. Paul holds an MBA in banking and finance from the Lubin Graduate School of Business, Pace University in New York.
David Lewnes | Senior Adviser
As the healthcare director, David is intimately involved with all healthcare related clients; he adds value through the application of knowledge and experience gained from over 27 years in the healthcare industry, 21 of which were in Asia. He was previously the president of Publicis Healthcare Communications Group, with responsibility throughout the Asia-Pacific region for Medicus, Saatchi & Saatchi Healthcare and Discovery Medical Education. David has worked with most of the world’s top 20 pharmaceutical companies and major manufacturers of medical equipment and devices.
Ong Kian Min | Senior Adviser
Kian Min is an advocate and solicitor practising as a consultant with Drew & Napier LLC. He was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1988 and to the Singapore Bar the following year. In the course of his 18 years practice, his main areas of practice have been corporate and commercial law, such as, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, IPOs, divestments, restructuring and corporate finance. He is also an independent director and chairman of the audit committee of several public companies listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange. He was awarded the President’s Scholarship and Singapore Police Force Scholarship in 1979 and holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) external degree from the University of London and a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree from the Imperial College of Science & Technology in England. Kian Min also served as an elected member of parliament of Singapore for the period 1997 - 2011.