Corporate Profile

8I Holdings Limited (“the Group”) is an Australian-listed investment holding company engaged in the businesses of Financial Education Technology (“FinEduTech”) and Financial Asset Management.

Through 8VI Holdings Limited (“8VI”) the Group operates under the VI brand within the FinTech and Financial Education space. With offices in Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan and Shanghai, VI is the region’s leading FinEduTech provider supporting a community of value investors from 29 cities globally. The VI App is a smart stock analysis and screening tool infused with a social networking element to enable users to invest smarter, faster and easier.

Through VI Fund Management Pte Ltd (“VI Fund”), the Group operates a registered fund management business in Singapore, investing in public listed equities in the United States and Asia-Pacific region. VI Fund’s focused strategy involves a research-driven and systematic stock selection process refined over the years and centers around investing in Growth Businesses with favourable industry dynamics over the mid to long term.

Business Strategy

Financial
Asset Management

Powered by a research-driven and systematic stock selection process refined over the years, the fund management arm of the Group invests in public listed equities in the United States and Asia-Pacific region with a focus on investing in Growth Businesses with favourable industry dynamics over the mid to long term.

Financial Education
Technology

FinEduTech arm of the Group operating under the brand name VI. VI (read as “vee”) makes investments smarter, faster and easier with results-oriented and process-driven analysis powered by technology, and promotes investor education and knowledge exchange on a single platform.

At 8I, we continue to strengthen our business ecosystem on a single platform – leverage the power of AI, big data and machine learning that sharpens our competitive edge, sharing value investing knowledge and empowering our growing community to make smart investment decisions by applying the principles of value investing.

We will continue to innovate and empower our business ecosystem through a technology-based platform approach, and by sharing out value investing knowledge. Together with our prudent financial strategy, we will continue to power ahead on these dual tracks of growth.

Our Leadership Team

Ken Chee


Executive Chairman

Ken Chee is the co-founder and Executive Chairman of 8I Holdings Limited and is based in Singapore.

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Our Leadership Team

Ken Chee


Executive Chairman

Ken Chee is the co-founder and Executive Chairman of 8I Holdings Limited and is based in Singapore. Appointed to the board in May 2014, Ken advises on strategic planning and partnerships development, and is involved in driving the all-round growth of the Group’s FinEduTech businesses and smart investing technology platform, VI.

Ken has more than 20 years of professional experience across business development, operations, strategy and marketing from his past roles, including Quicken (Singapore) and Telekurs Financial.

Ken was awarded the Spirit of Enterprise, Honoree Award in 2005 by the President of Singapore for outstanding business results. He sits on the board of 8VIC Holdings Limited and is also a Young Presidents’ Organisation member under the Singapore Chapter.

Ken graduated from the Singapore Polytechnic with a Diploma in Banking and Financial Services, and the University of Queensland with a Bachelors’ Degree in Business Administration. He also attended Columbia Business School in New York for its Executive Program in Value Investing.

Clive Tan


Executive Director

Clive Tan is the co-founder and Executive Director of 8I Holdings Limited and is based in Singapore.

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Our Leadership Team

Clive Tan


Executive Director

Clive Tan is the co-founder and Executive Director of 8I Holdings Limited and is based in Singapore.

Within the Group, Clive is responsible for the strategic planning, business development, corporate policies and risk management of its businesses, and leads the asset management activities under Hidden Champions Capital Management. He is also deeply involved in the development of corporate policies and management of the Group’s Human Capital. Clive also chairs the board of Australian-listed 8VIC Holdings Limited. He began his professional career in the public education sector in Singapore.

Clive holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education from the National Institute of Education and an Honours Degree in Mechanical and Production Engineering from the Nanyang Technological University. He also attended the University of Technology, Sydney on an academic exchange programme.

Chay Yiowmin


Non-Executive Director

Yiowmin is currently the chief executive officer of Chay Corporate Advisory Pte Ltd, a boutique corporate advisory house.

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Our Leadership Team

Chay Yiowmin


Non-Executive Director

Yiowmin is currently the chief executive officer of Chay Corporate Advisory Pte Ltd, a boutique corporate advisory house. He is also the lead independent and non-executive director of UMS Holdings Limited and Metech International Limited, both listed on the Singapore Exchange, and non-executive director of both Libra Group Limited listed on the Singapore Exchange and 8I Holdings Limited listed on the Australia Stock Exchange. Between 2013 and 2015, he was the lead independent and non-executive director of Advance SCT Limited.

Since graduating in 1998, Yiowmin has accumulated many years of public accounting experience in Singapore and the United Kingdom with a number of reputable international accounting firms, including PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Deloitte and Touche LLP, Moore Stephens LLP and BDO LLP.

Yiowmin currently sits on the Singapore steering committee of the Professional Risk Managers’ International Association (PRMIA), and the Standards and Technical Committee of IVAS. He is also an active Grassroots Leader, serving as a treasurer with the Kebun Baru and Sengkang South Citizens Consultative Committees, and an auditor with the Thomson Hills Neighbourhood Committee. He is also a member of the Kebun Baru Inter-Racial and Religious Confidence Circles. He was awarded the Pingat Bakti Masyarakat (Public Service Medal) (PBM) by the President of the Republic of Singapore in 2016.

Yiowmin holds a Bachelor of Accountancy and a Master of Business from the Nanyang Technological University, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Birmingham. Yiowmin is also a Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA Singapore) of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA), an Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA) of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and a Chartered Valuer and Appraiser (CVA) of the Institute of Valuers and Appraisers of Singapore (IVAS).

Charles Mac


Non-Executive Director

Charles Mac was appointed Non-Executive Director in April 2016.

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Our Leadership Team

Charles Mac


Non-Executive Director

Charles Mac was appointed Non-Executive Director in April 2016. Charles has more than 18 years of IT corporate experience, of which 15 years in the SAP Industry dealing with multinational companies across the Asia Pacific Region. He has held various leadership roles for large, global multinational companies with extensive experience across Asia Pacific in Team Management, Quality Management, Audits, Business Development and Contract Deliveries.

Charles currently serves on the Board of ASX-listed companies, 8VIC Holdings Limited and Ennox Group Limited as Non-Executive Director. Charles is an Australian citizen and holds a Bachelor of Computing (Information System) from Monash University.

Louis Chua


Chief Financial Officer

Louis Chua joined 8I Holdings in April 2015 as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer.

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Our Leadership Team

Louis Chua


Chief Financial Officer

Louis Chua joined 8I Holdings in April 2015 as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer and is based in Singapore. Within the 8I Group, Louis is responsible for risk management, corporate secretarial, controllership and treasury duties, as well as economic strategy and financial forecasting for the Company.

Louis is based in Singapore and has more than 20 years of assurance, financial and commercial experience including infrastructure development, treasury and controllership operations, group restructuring and consolidation, tax planning and mergers and acquisitions. Before he joined 8I Holdings, he had 9 years of experience within the offshore marine industry in Farstad Shipping, with its holding company listed in the Oslo Stock Exchange. He started his career in the Audit Division with Arthur Andersen (later Ernst & Young).

Louis graduated from University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance). He is a fellow member of The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA), a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) and Certified Practising Accountant Australia (CPA Australia).

Low Ming Li


Head of Corporate Affairs

Low Ming Li is the Head of Corporate Affairs at 8I Holdings.

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Low Ming Li


Head of Corporate Affairs

Low Ming Li is the Head of Corporate Affairs at 8I Holdings. She has been with the Company since September 2015 and is based in Singapore.

Within the Company, she manages the preparation and implementation of strategic activities and advises on several corporate functions including investor relations, strategic partnerships and growth initiatives. Ming Li also oversees the investment deals for the Company.

She was previously with PricewaterhouseCoopers Singapore for over 13 years, where she held the position of Associate Director (Assurance) and was in charge of strategising and rolling out new business development initiatives, coordinating audit assignments as well as training and development. Her past clients include Singapore Exchange Limited, the Government Investment Corporation of Singapore and Singapore Press Holdings.

Ming Li graduated with a Bachelor in Accountancy and a minor in Banking and Finance (Second Class Upper) from Nanyang Technological University. She is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder, and a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA).

Our People

With teamwork and technology in our DNA, our people form the bedrock behind our achievements.

Dynamic, creative, courageous and always challenging the norm. We dedicate ourselves on working tirelessly to deliver our value proposition – to do good and operate with full integrity, alongside sound business reasoning.

Ultimately, our goal is to serve our community of value investors through technology-empowered investment analysis and education, and to create sustainable financial abundance and freedom for those around us.

We believe in a team-driven approach instead of a top-down, hierarchical approach to management, where we emphasize teamwork, respect, an open culture of collaborative discussion, and a strong spirit of family.

Careers
If you are a motivated team player with a keen interest in FinTech, Education or Value Investing, you could be the one we’re looking for to join our dynamic team!
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