Star Advisors

Serial entrepreneurs, investors, even second generation business owners, we honour the achievements and impact these individuals have in their respective industries. As DBS BusinessClass members, you have exclusive access to their insights and advice through networking sessions or get in touch with us here if you need specific advice or support from any of our Industry Influencers.

Our Advisors   
Siu Rui
CEO & Co-founder, Carousell
Since the launch of Carousell in August 2012 together with co-founders Marcus Tan and Lucas Ngoo, Siu Rui has been deeply involved in product strategy, international expansion and growth. He is passionate about technology and has been buying and selling online since he was 13. This has been a driving force behind Siu Rui’s commitment to building a product-focused company, focused on solving meaningful problems for people globally.

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Long Yin
Solutions Architect, Alibaba Cloud
Having spent 7 years applying optimisation and machine learning in digital transformation for the finance, supply chain and maritime industries, Long Yin holds several patents and publications. She received her Ph.D in Operations Research from the National University of Singapore and is an expert on applying big data and AI solutions for smooth industry digital transformations.

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Parminder Singh
Chief Commercial & Chief Digital Officer, Mediacorp Pte Ltd
Parminder is passionate about driving and creating business models at the intersection of technology, content & media. He is responsible for driving Mediacorp’s businesses across TV, Radio, Digital and Outdoor, besides leading its digital transformation initiatives. Besides having held top management positions in global blue chip technology companies like Google, Apple, Twitter & IBM, Parminder has been actively involved in exploring the use of technology for good and is the founding member of @incrisisrelief, one of the largest citizen led disaster relief technology initiatives.

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Caroline Seow
Head, Sustainability, Family Business Network International
Connector in Chief and Catalyst for Business with Purpose. Lead and Co-creator of Polaris – A Global movement of Family Businesses as a Force for Long-Term Good.

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Prashant Dadlani
Founder, blu
Entrepreneur, Investor, Visionary and Disruptor. Noticing a glaring inertia in the way shopping items are delivered in Singapore especially in a digital age, blu sets out to reimagine the future of retail and logistics.

Frank Levinson
Founder and MD of Small World Group
Venture Capitalist, Entrepreneur and Investor. Co-founder of Finisar, a global corporation with an excess of $1 Billion in annual revenue. Partner, Phoenix Venture Partners.
Ernestine Fu
Senior Associate at Alsop Louie Partners
Silicon Valley's Youngest Venture Capitalist. Entrepreneur who exited her two-month-old startup for a seven figure sum. Author. Activist.
Alex Lin
Head of Infocomm Investments
Investor. Mentor. Head of Infocomm Investments
James Tan
Founder of QuestVC, 55Tuan
Co-founder of, Managing Partner at QuestVC and COO of Jetbay.
Lim Kuo-Yi
Partner at Monk's Hill Ventures
VC, mentor, techie and business guy
Rosaline Chow Koo
Founder of CXA
Serial entrepreneur, corporate turnaround veteran and tough as nails.
Tan Choon Seng
Angel Investor at Link 2 Ventures
Investor, Venture Capitalist and a Man who can help you shorten your learning curve to avoid mistakes that are common among start ups.
Dr John Ng
Principal Consultant of Meta Singapore
Illuminating Passionary, a Leader and a Peace-Maker.
Adrian Koh
GM (APAC) at FundedByMe
Tech Evangelist, Adventurer and Change Agent. General Manager, APAC at FundedByMe, a Stockholm-based crowdfunding platform that has since taken the world by storm.
Zechariah Chan
Partner of Lee & Lee
Legal Advisor. Intellectual Property Whiz. Partner at Lee & Lee.
Darius Cheung
Founder of
Two-time founder, tech startup hero and the man with a plan.
Brian Koh
Director of NUS Enterprise
Champions start-up entrepreneurship initiatives.
Keith Timimi
Chairman of VML Southeast Asia & India
Digital pioneer leading Singapore’s digital scene at the industry body, agency and start-up levels. Champions digital transformation and innovation, having driven world-class product development and services for leading brands.
Turochas Fuad
Founder of travelmob
CEO and co-founder of, sharing economy champion and making it easier for globe-trotters to experience Asia like a local.
Andy Zain
VC at Mountain Ventures
Tech startup investor and a hero of the emerging markets. Leading ideabox, a telco backed startup accelerator in Indonesia & MD of Mountain SEA Ventures, a JV with Zurich-based Mountain Partners.
Dennis Goh
Digital entrepreneur and innovator. Founder of (acquired by SingTel for $12 Million) and still starving to see more innovation in the market.
Jeff Paine
Founding Partner at Golden Gate Ventures
Investor, Teacher and Father to over 60 companies in Asia.
Volker Heistermann
Founder of Yushan Ventures, Swell
Taiwan-based Angel Investor, Entrepreneur and tech startup champion.
Casey Lau
Founder at Chinaaccelerator
Co-founder of StartupHK, Senior Community Development Manager, APAC at Softlayer Catalyst, Mentor at Chinaccelerator, PaperclipHK and Blueprint specialising in investor relations, growth hacking and social media marketing strategies.
Callum Laing
CEO of Key Persons of Influence
Serial Entrepreneur, Investor and A Key Person of Influence
Melvin Yuan
Founder of Omnifluence
Story-teller, Technologist and Productivity Freak. Founded YFind (acquired by Silicon Valley's Ruckus Wireless).
Mohan Belani
CEO of e27
Advocate of the technology ecosystem in Southeast Asia. Co-founder & CEO, e27.
Lim Soon Hock
Founder and MD of PLAN-B ICAG Pte Ltd
Entrepreneur Ambassador, Public Service Stalwart, Technopreneur and Private Investor. Former VP and MD of Compaq Asia-Pacific, who took the company to US$1 billion from under US$30m in 7 years.
Dr. Anton Ravindran
CEO & Founder of Rapidstart
Serial Technopreneur, Technologist and Mentor. President of the Global Science and Technology Forum (GSTF).
Gerald Chiu
Partner at Dymon Asia Private Equity
Investor and Private Equity veteran. Partner at Dymon Asia Private Equity and eager to help SMEs needing less than $50 million for growth capital / a buyout take the next big leap forward.
Eddy Lee
Principal at Fenox Venture Capital
Leads investments in health technology and IT startups. Consulting Professor at Stanford School of Medicine, where he guides the development and commercialisation of projects in biotechnology.
Dawn Soo
Chief Wellness Officer at CXA
Entrepreneur, Physician and Adrenaline-seeking junkie. Co-founder of DoctorPage, a doctor reservation platform that makes medical scheduling a breeze.
Darshana Ubl
Entrepreneur, Investor, CEO of Entrevo UK
Woman in business, investor & champion of the Key Person of Influence Programme. Spokesperson for small businesses on BBC Radio and TV. Exited a deal site available in 42 cities in 2013.
Kell Jay Lim
General Manager at GrabTaxi
Believes that business and social value can be achieved in parallel. On a mission to revolutionise the way people commute by leveraging smartphone technology and Big Data.
Sunil Rai
Partner at Rodyk & Davidson LLP
Corporate lawyer (M&A, VC/PE) - assisted several prominent high-growth companies. Enjoys sharing the vibrant energy of SMEs and start-ups and being part of their growth efforts.
Hian Goh
Founding Partner of NSI Ventures
An early stage Venture Capital fund focused on technology and digital media investments in Singapore and South East Asia. Former Co-Founder and Managing Director of Asian Food Channel, a 24-hour food and lifestyle channel that was acquired in 2013 for US$ 66 million.