Risk Chairman and Independent Director
Manu is a Partner of The Centennial Group, a strategic advisory firm. He is also a Member of the Competition Appeals Board, Singapore; Member of the Regional Advisory Board for Asia of the International Monetary Fund; Council Member, Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA); and Vice-President, Economics Society of Singapore. He is a Director of CIMB Investment Bank (Malaysia) and Japfa Ltd (Singapore). Previous board positions include Silk Air, IFS Capital, Surbana Corporation and Temasek companies Green Dot Capital and EH Holdings. Manu holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics, Cambridge University, UK, Masters in Public Administration, Harvard University USA.
Dr. Foo Fatt Kah
Dr Foo is a co-founder of Luminor Capital Pte Ltd and has over 30 years’ experience in investment banking, venture capital and fund management. He was previously Head of Asian Equities and Co-Head of the Investment Bank for SG Securities Asia and latterly venture partner for Aravis Ventures, a global venture capital group. He has been Managing Director of Luminor Capital since 2008. Dr. Foo is qualified in Medicine (M.B., B. Ch., B.A.O.) and Business Administration (MBA) from Queen's University, UK.
Kwan Chee Seng
Chee Seng is a co-founder of Luminor Capital Pte Ltd, and has over 30 years of experience as a businessman and investor. He has an established track record in investments, corporate restructuring, and M&A. Chee Seng has sat on the boards of numerous listed companies as a major shareholder. Presently, he is an Executive Director of SGX Mainboard-listed GRP Limited and also a Non-Executive Director of SGX listed Luminor Financial Holdings Ltd.
Prof. Lu Youyi
Prof. Lu started his career as an engineer with Hewlett Packard in China. He later held senior managerial positions in various State-owned Enterprises (SOE)’s in China and has had over 25 years of SOE experience in the fields of investments, international trade, environmental technology and travel. Prof. Lu is a professor at the Hainan Medical University and is also active in the area of medical rescue in China. He is the Deputy Director General of one of China’s domestic medical research and development associations, and a director of Tong Ren Tang Royal Foods Pte Ltd, an established company in traditional Chinese medicine.
With over 20 years of experience in corporate banking and wealth management at Tat Lee Bank, Citibank, and Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), Kenneth is a knowledgeable banking professional. He possesses extensive expertise in serving High Net Worth (“HNW”) and Ultra HNW clients across various regions, including the Middle East, India, Southeast Asia, and Greater China. He has a Master of Finance from RMIT Australia and Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) from the National University of Singapore.
Compliance and Administration
Yena has been with Luminor Capital since 2011, after various positions in the private corporate sector. Initially taking on the role as Office Manager, she has progressed to take on the additional role as Compliance Officer in 2013, taking responsibility for the company’s compliance, finance, HR and administrative functions. Yena graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and General Mathematics.
Elissa joined Luminor Capital in 2021, having previously been a Management Executive at GRP Ltd, an SGX-listed company. She oversees all operational aspects of the company’s policies and procedures including Risk Management and the running of the company’s operations. She also assists the management and board on business development matters. Elissa graduated with a Bachelor of Science (with Honours) in Business Management from King’s College London, UK.
Investment and Compliance
Alison first joined Luminor Capital in 2010 in the Marketing department as Client Liaison Officer. She progressed to become an Investment Associate, performing due diligence on investments, preparing investment reports and liaising with investors and investee companies. Alison graduated from Shenzhen University, China, with a B.A. in English, and subsequently from the University of San Francisco, USA, with a Master’s in Language Education.
Wong Yoke Teng
Assistant Administrative Manager
Yoke Teng joined Luminor Capital in 2016 as an administrator following several years in administrative and management support, and customer service roles in the private corporate sector. She holds a tertiary education certificate in Business Information Technology.
Dr. Lawrence Chin
Dr Chin is a consultant for Luminor Capital, having previously been the Executive Director for Investments, from 2011-2018. His prior experience includes 10 years as a senior investment professional at Bio*One Capital, a global healthcare fund under Singapore’s Economic Development Board (EDB), specialising in biotechnology, medical device, and healthcare services. He was also Bio*One Capital’s head of US operations between 2004 and 2007 based in San Francisco. Dr Chin graduated MBBS from the University of Western Australia and has an MBA.