Board of Directors

Paniti Junhasavasdikul (Director)

Mr. Junhasavasdikul has 20 years of legal, interim management and private equity experience. He has worked as a lawyer in various transactions and investments ranging from start-ups, M&A, special situation investments, debt trades, turnarounds, disputes and corporate governance. He was a co-founder of FBLP Legal Co., Ltd where he was a partner from 2000 to 2007 before the practice was merged with DFDL International Law Offices where he was an equity partner between 2007 to 2010, based in the CLMV (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam) countries. Paniti subsequently became a general partner and a director in a Cayman Islands private equity fund with an investment focus on Thailand where he was responsible for investment structuring and transactions, legal due diligence and formation of funds. Paniti has also been the sole acting attorney for an international private equity fund for over 10 years and sits on the board of certain of their portfolio companies, including Svenson Hair Center (Thailand) Limited and MarieFrance Bodyline International (Thailand) Limited. Paniti was also previously an independent director of Christiani & Nielsen (Thai) Public Company Limited, a company quoted on the Thailand Stock Exchange.

Paniti was a member of the International Advisory Council of International and Executive Legal Education (IELE), Berkeley Law, University of California between 2009 and 2014. He graduated with an LLB from Chulalongkorn University, Faculty of Law in 1992 and received an LLM from University of California, Berkeley in 1995. He is a member of the Thai Bar Association and the Law Society of Thailand.

Robert Berkeley (Executive Chairman and Finance Director)

Robert qualified as a chartered accountant with Arthur Andersen and Co in 1990 and has had a successful career in senior management within the retail, construction, headhunting and financial services sectors. In 1999, he was appointed to Harvey Nash Plc’s European Management Board, significantly developing the business across Europe, as well as placing senior executives within major international organisations. Since 2009, Robert has successfully established Vantage FX UK Trading Limited, an FSA regulated online forex broker based in London, a significant player in the FX market across Europe with strong growth year on year. Robert is currently the Managing Director of Vantage FX UK Trading Limited, a role in which he will remain following Admission. Robert’s position as Executive Chairman and Finance Director will be on a part time basis.

Wai Tak Jonathan Chu (Executive Director)

Jonathan has over twenty years of experience in property investment and asset management, investor relations and corporate finance mostly in Hong Kong. He was a Senior Property Manager at Hon Kwok Land Investments Co. Ltd., a property developer company listed on the main board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, from September 1988 to April 2004. He was a consultant with Ketchum Newscan Public Relations Limited in Hong Kong from December 2009 to February 2011. He was an Investor Relations Manager at Zhengye International Holdings Co. Ltd. from June 2012 to October 2013 and an Investor Relations Manager at Modern (HR) Limited from August 2011 to April 2012, both companies listed on the main board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Jonathan received his BA (Hons) in Economics and Social Studies from the University of Manchester and a Master of Science in Financial Engineering from the City University of Hong Kong.

(Dominic) Seah Boon Chin (Independent Non-Executive Director)

Dominic began his career in 1995 as a senior officer at Chung Khiaw Bank (Malaysia) Bhd. (now known as United Overseas Bank (Malaysia) Berhad). From 1997 to January 2007, he worked in several established financial institutions in Malaysia and Singapore, including CIMB Investment Bank Berhad, Affin Investment Bank Berhad and Public Investment Bank Berhad, mainly focused in corporate finance. Subsequently he joined MobilityOne Limited (which is quoted on AIM) as its corporate finance director and has been a non-executive director there since November 2011. He is currently the head of corporate finance at TA Securities Holdings Berhad, a stockbroking firm in Malaysia. He obtained his Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree with distinction from McMaster University, Canada.