Director and President
Ashish Gupta is a founder and has served as a director of the Company since January 2021 and as Managing Director of Tiga Investments Pte. Ltd. since August 2019. Mr. Gupta is also the President of Tiga Acquisition Corp. since July 2020 and of Tiga Acquisition Corp. III, Tiga Acquisition Corp. IV and Tiga Acquisition Corp. V since February 2021. He has also been nominated to become a member of the Board of Commissioners of PT Bukit Makmur Mandiri Utama. Prior to July 2019, Mr. Gupta was partner and portfolio manager at Farallon Capital Asia. Mr. Gupta joined Farallon Capital Asia in February 2007. Prior to joining Farallon, Mr. Gupta worked as an investment banker at Goldman Sachs & Co., Kotak Investment Banking and ICICI Securities. Mr. Gupta also serves on the boards of a number of private companies. Mr. Gupta received his bachelor of commerce degree from Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi, India in 1996 and his MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad in 2002. Mr. Gupta’s qualifications to serve on our board include his extensive experience with sourcing, evaluating and monitoring investments, his wide range of deal experience and track record of managing investments throughout their entire life cycle. Mr. Gupta provides high-value added services to our board of directors and has sufficient time to focus on the Company.
Ben Falloon serves as a director of the Company. Mr. Falloon has more than 20 years of experience in financial services in Asia on both the sell side and buy side in roles spanning day-to-day operations, management, trading, investment, compliance and business strategy. In particular, his regulatory oversight responsibilities have involved direct accountability to multiple prudential regulators across Asia and worldwide. Currently, Mr. Falloon is the Chief Revenue Officer of Trumid, a financial technology company. Previously, Mr. Falloon was a managing director of Sun Hung Kai and Co, in its principal investment group. Prior to joining Sun Hung Kai and Co, Mr. Falloon spent almost 20 years at global investment banks in Hong Kong, ultimately at Morgan Stanley as a managing director and head of fixed income for Asia Pacific, across trading, sales and structuring. Mr. Falloon received his bachelor of commerce degree in marketing and a post graduate diploma in commerce, each from the University of Otago, New Zealand in 1992 and 1993 and has completed non-executive director training provided by the Financial Times. Mr. Falloon’s qualifications to serve on our board include his extensive experience in Asian capital markets transactions and strong relationships across the Asia Pacific region. Mr. Falloon provides high-value added services to our board of directors and has sufficient time to focus on the Company.
Carman Wong serves as a director of the Company. Ms.Wong also serves as a director of Tiga Acquisition Corp. and Tiga Acquisition Corp. III. Ms. Wong has nearly 25 years of experience in investment banking and private equity, in both the United States and in Asia, ranging from managing high level corporate operations to leading transaction execution. Ms. Wong is currently a partner in Wellesley Partners, an executive search firm, and is also its chief operating officer. Prior to this role, from 2016 to 2019 Ms. Wong was a managing director and the chief operating officer of Silk Road Finance, a newly established merchant bank and private equity house focused on the Belt and Road initiative jurisdictions. Prior to joining Silk Road Finance, Ms. Wong spent more than 20 years at global investment banks, initially in New York and subsequently in Hong Kong. Ultimately Ms.Wong was a managing director and chief operating officer of Nomura’s Asia ex Japan investment banking division where she was a member of the global investment banking division’s international operating committee and of the Asia ex Japan investment banking division’s management committee. Ms. Wong received her bachelor of science degree in economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1994. Ms. Wong’s qualifications to serve on our board include her track record of building, expanding, integrating and managing businesses with top management, clients, partners and vendors. Ms. Wong provides high-value added services to our board of directors and has sufficient time to focus on the Company.
David Ryan serves as a director of the Company. Mr. Ryan spent 22 years working at Goldman Sachs across a variety of roles, both in the United States and in Asia. Mr. Ryan ultimately served as president of Goldman Sachs Asia (ex Japan) from 2010 to 2013, chairing Goldman Sachs’ Asia management committee and sitting on the firm’s management committee. Although Mr. Ryan has retired from Goldman Sachs and no longer holds any management or employment position at Goldman Sachs, as a retired member of the management committee he retains the honorary title of senior director of Goldman Sachs. Mr. Ryan is also a corporate advisor to Temasek Holdings with respect to certain of its investments. Mr. Ryan is a non-executive director of ADT Security Services, an independent director of Affiliated Managers Group, Inc., a member of the board and investment committee of Mapletree Investments and Chairman of Mapletree Oakwood Holdings. Mr. Ryan also serves as a member of the board of the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs at Yale University and as an independent director for World Lacrosse. Mr. Ryan received his bachelor of arts degree in economics and political science from Yale University in 1992. Mr. Ryan’s qualifications to serve on our board include his extensive capital markets and mergers and acquisitions experience in both the United States and Asia, including both transaction execution and management oversight. Mr. Ryan provides high-value added services to our board of directors and has sufficient time to focus on the Company.
Director, Chairman and CEO
G. Raymond Zage, III is a founder and has served as the Chairman and CEO of the Company since January 2021 and as the CEO of Tiga Investments Pte. Ltd. since November 2017. Mr. Zage is also the Chairman and CEO of Tiga Acquisition Corp since July 2020 and of Tiga Acquisition Corp. III, Tiga Acquisition Corp. IV and Tiga Acquisition Corp. V since February 2021. In April 2021 he also joined the board of directors of EDBI Pte Ltd, which is the fund management company for EDB Investment Pte Ltd. EDB Investment Pte Ltd is the independent equity investment arm of Singapore’s Economic Development Board. Prior to August 2018, Mr. Zage was managing director and CEO of Farallon CapitalAsia (S) Pte Ltd, which invests capital on behalf of Farallon Capital Management LLC, where he was a partner. Mr. Zage joined Farallon Capital Management LLC in March 2000 and in 2002 set up and ran Farallon Capital Asia (S) Pte Ltd (also previously known as Noonday Asset Management). Prior to joining Farallon, Mr. Zage was a vice president at Goldman Sachs (Singapore) Pte Ltd in the Investment Banking Division having also worked for Goldman Sachs in New York and Los Angeles. Mr. Zage continues to serve as a part-time senior advisor at Farallon and he is also a member of the Board of Directors of Toshiba Corporation and Whitehaven Coal Limited and he is a member of the Board of Commissioners of PT Lippo Karawaci Tbk and PT Aplikasia Karya Anak Bangsa, the holding company for GoJek. Mr. Zage received his bachelor of science degree in finance and accounting from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 1992. Mr. Zage’s qualifications to serve on our board include nearly three decades of investment experience in public and private debt, public and private equity and real estate across a wide variety of industries and geographies, his strategic vision and his experience as a board member of public and private companies in a wide variety of industries. Mr. Zage provides high-value added services to our board of directors and has sufficient time to focus on the Company.