The team at Auspac brings together many years of experience and extensive knowledge in capital markets across various regions. Offices in Australia, Singapore and Malaysia provide the reach to seek out opportunities for high net worth investors and capital solutions for publicly listed and private companies.

The founders recognise a need for a corporate finance ecosystem that invests in a range of unique and diverse opportunities to drive greater investment returns over the medium to long term. We pride ourselves on being ‘ahead of the curve’ in terms of industry profitability and investor demand. We generate investment ideas independent of trends and herd mentality. Our aim is to achieve long term success based on key principles we live and work by.

Key Management Team

Qualifications

  • Chartered Accountant of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA)
  • Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • Member of Singapore Institute of Directors (SID)

Mark Leong

Director & Group CEO

Mark has more than 22 years of experience in a broad range of corporate environments namely – Big 4 audit firms, SME, US MNC, family office and listed companies.

Mark has more than 22 years of experience in a broad range of corporate environments namely – Big 4 audit firms, SME, US MNC, family office and listed companies.

He has in-depth expertise in the capital and debt markets through numerous fundraising exercises, investment management and various consultancy services roles. He also has vast experience in diverse industries which includes corporate finance advisory, private equity, offshore marine support, family office, mining, health & wellness, holding various C-suite roles. He is currently holding the position as an Independent Director (Audit Committee Chairman) in various listed companies in Singapore.

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Qualifications

  • Dip. Real Estate Property Services Agency Management
  • Certificate IV Finance and Mortgage Broking

Daniel McQuillan

Director

Daniel brings with him over 16 years of experience in the financial, investment management and real estate property investments sector. Currently he is also the Principal Director of NuWealth; an investment management company focussing in financial advisory in real-estate property in Western Australia.

Daniel brings with him over 16 years of experience in the financial, investment management and real estate property investments sector. Currently he is also the Principal Director of NuWealth; an investment management company focussing in financial advisory in real-estate property in Western Australia.

Daniel founded Western Australian Finance Group in 2003, this began his extensive journey in financial advisory and investment. In 2004, he worked as a business development manager for WMP Group, providing integrated financial advisory and investment solutions to professional investors, family office corporate and high net worth individuals over a span of 6 years.

In 2010, Daniel co-founded Investwise Corporation Pty Ltd, a financial and investment advisory company mainly focused on strategic investments in property. After stepping down as Director and Senior Partner of business, in March of 2020, Daniel ventured on to build NuWealth and Auspac.

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Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Financial Administration (Hons), University of New England Armidale Australia
  • Graduate Diploma Applied Finance, FINSIA

Kamal Areif

Chief Executive Officer
iPivot Sdn Bhd

Kamal started his 23-year career in Corporate Recovery/Insolvency practice before moving to Investment Banking, where he was involved in IPOs for the ACE and mainboard on Bursa. For the next 13 years, he was involved with several VC and private equity firms such as commerce asset ventures, Ethos Capital and Tremendous Asia Partners. He was involved in different stages of the investment cycle from deal origination to exit activities, with an estimated investment size concluded at around RM300 million in Malaysia and South East Asia.

Kamal started his 23-year career in Corporate Recovery/Insolvency practice before moving to Investment Banking, where he was involved in IPOs for the ACE and mainboard on Bursa. For the next 13 years, he was involved with several VC and private equity firms such as commerce asset ventures, Ethos Capital and Tremendous Asia Partners. He was involved in different stages of the investment cycle from deal origination to exit activities, with an estimated investment size concluded at around RM300 million in Malaysia and South East Asia.

He later moved to the corporate world of mainboard public listed companies, being appointed as the Head of Corporate Finance, where his job scope in the last 4 years involved loan restructuring, sukuk issuance of up to RM700 million, fund raising via corporate loans of up to RM1 billion, merger and acquisition and spearheading a chain listing exercise.

The industries he was involved in ranges from F&B, biotech, manufacturing, media, healthcare services, waste management, plantation, construction and renewable energy. He has been in ipivot since August 2021 as its Chief Executive Officer and to date has expanded the fund raising amount of iPivot to almost double in just one year.

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Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Commerce (1st Hons), Majoring in Accounting & Finance, The University of Western Australia
  • CAIA
  • CMFAS Module 3, 4A, 6

James Yeo Shan Yuan

Chief Executive Officer
Auspac Investment Management Pte Ltd

James has more than 10 years of financial industry experience including corporate finance, investment research and fundraising. He has been involved in fund raising and investment opportunities for private and listed companies in both Singapore and Hong Kong, raising more than S$100 million over a period of 5 years. In addition, he was a key execution member in corporate financial advisory transactions which includes rights issues, whitewash transactions, general offers and placements for listed companies on the Singapore Exchange.

James has more than 10 years of financial industry experience including corporate finance, investment research and fundraising. He has been involved in fund raising and investment opportunities for private and listed companies in both Singapore and Hong Kong, raising more than S$100 million over a period of 5 years. In addition, he was a key execution member in corporate financial advisory transactions which includes rights issues, whitewash transactions, general offers and placements for listed companies on the Singapore Exchange.

Prior to joining Auspac Investment Management Pte Ltd, he has co-founded a blockchain company specializing in asset-based tokens. Over the years, he has built up a track record in deal origination, execution and syndication, and developed a strong business acumen in identifying quality high growth companies, structuring investments and managing risks. He has also established a broad network of investors, corporates and stakeholders in the capital markets and investment industry.

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Executive Management Team

Qualifications

  • Bachelors of Science (Real Estate Management) National University of Singapore

Aldric Tan

Regional Business Development Director
Auspac Management Services Pte. Ltd

Aldric has more than 5 years of experience in the Corporate Advisory Industry including fund raising and strategic consulting. He has raised capital in excess of S$150M, with the largest single transaction being asset based secured funding against a residential development in Singapore for S$89M. In addition, he has consulted for more than 100 companies to secure debt based and trade financing from both banks and private funders. He is also actively involved in technology start ups from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Australia in various advisory roles.

Aldric has more than 5 years of experience in the Corporate Advisory Industry including fund raising and strategic consulting. He has raised capital in excess of S$150M, with the largest single transaction being asset based secured funding against a residential development in Singapore for S$89M. In addition, he has consulted for more than 100 companies to secure debt based and trade financing from both banks and private funders. He is also actively involved in technology start ups from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Australia in various advisory roles.

Prior to joining Auspac Management Services, he was appointed as Vice President with a NYSE Listed Real Estate Services Company covering Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Hong Kong property markets and Principal Consultant at a boutique corporate advisory firm. He is adept in dealing with high net worth individuals, investors and business owners and has built an extensive network of relationships with venture capitalist, private equity and bankers over the years.

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Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Commerce, Major in Accounting, University of Otago, New Zealand

Sophia Chin

Group Sales Director
Auspac Financial Advisory Pty Ltd

Sophia has more than 25 years of experience in the financial industry. She is the founder of Quarters Financial Group, a financial platform that provides a variety of financial solutions with more than 700 professional consultants under its wings. Through her long lasting career, she has developed good business acumen and impeccable investment strategies for local and offshore financial solutions, pre-IPOs, and private equities. Furthermore, Sophia is also a registered financial planner in Malaysia.

Sophia has more than 25 years of experience in the financial industry. She is the founder of Quarters Financial Group, a financial platform that provides a variety of financial solutions with more than 700 professional consultants under its wings. Through her long lasting career, she has developed good business acumen and impeccable investment strategies for local and offshore financial solutions, pre-IPOs, and private equities. Furthermore, Sophia is also a registered financial planner in Malaysia.

The successful amount of capital raised by Sophia is currently more than RM300mil. Assets under Sophia’s management is reaching RM200mil for the current year of 2022. Sophia is a substantial shareholder for Bursa listed company MGRC, she is currently the director and shareholder of Infinity Trustee Bhd. In addition, she is currently holding several notable positions in different firms, such as agency manager in Kenanga Investors Bhd, associate partner in Timeless Avia Trust and founder of SC Wealth Planner Sdn Bhd.

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Qualifications

  • Master of Business Administration, University of East London

Irene Ng

Group Business Development Director
Auspac Management Services Sdn Bhd

Irene brings with her over 18 years of experience in financial and investment management. She started her career in AIA Insurance and then started her own agency dealing with general insurance back in year 2004. This tough yet exciting business path allowed her to successfully establish a strong network of corporate clients.

Irene brings with her over 18 years of experience in financial and investment management. She started her career in AIA Insurance and then started her own agency dealing with general insurance back in year 2004. This tough yet exciting business path allowed her to successfully establish a strong network of corporate clients.

In 2011, Irene ventured into the field of property sales when she joined as a property consultant with ParkTrent Properties (Australia). In 2014, she was hired as Senior Manager in a private investment company. Her analytical skills in investment portfolios was further enhanced during her stint here. She was responsible for managing the marketing and sales team which covers investment products that include placement of bonds (Conventional & Sukuk), private placements and equity trust funds of various assets class.

In 2021, Irene had been appointed as Senior Vice President in iPivot Sdn Bhd. iPivot is the among the first Recognized Market Operator for Equity Crowdfunding licensed and regulated by the Securities Commissions Malaysia. Based on Irene’s years of experience, she is able to identify, design, develop and implement strategies for iPivot to achieve business development goals, company goals and the company’s mission. With outstanding work ethics and results, Irene was promoted to Group Business Development Director in August 2022.

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Auspac Investment Strategy

The investment strategy of the Group is to identify investments and companies that display sound fundamentals that over time can typically generate and drive longer term investment returns.

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