SBIB has an experienced team with a proven track record of successful private equity investments in ASEAN region. The team is based in Brunei and has extensive relationships and detailed knowledge of the investment landscape in the ASEAN region.
Tan Yeet Chien
Chief Executive Officer
Tan Yeet Chien began his career with RHB Investment Bank Berhad’s Corporate Finance in 2013 and then moved to Maybank Investment Bank Berhad’s Client Coverage. Notable deals completed were the divestment by Genting Malaysia Berhad of its equity stakes in Genting Hong Kong Limited and unrated bond issuance by Sunway REIT. After spending about 4.5 years in investment banking, he joined Khazanah Nasional Berhad as Assistant Vice President in 2017, which marked his first buyside/ investment experience. Subsequently, for the next 6 years, he has always been in the PE/VC space, leading the investment activities of a family office private equity fund and a Securities Commission Malaysia’s licensed private equity firm, which both focus on deals in Southeast Asia, China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Deals completed included private equity investments in a pre-IPO artificial intelligence video surveillance company in China and a digital lending Fintech company in Hong Kong. He also managed to execute a divestment via block trade sale which yielded a net IRR of 20.6%. He has a combined experience of more than 10 years within the investment banking and PE/VC industry. He was a Malaysia Government (JPA) scholar and earned his Bachelor of Business Administration (major in Actuarial Science, Finance and Risk Management) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Assistant Vice President
Liza Shafiee joined SBIB in September 2010 as an Analyst after working with Emerging Markets Partnership (Brunei) Sdn Bhd (EMPB) for 8 years. EMPB’s headquarter, EMP Bahrain managed a USD 730 million IDB Infrastructure Fund I and has invested in petrochemicals, power, telecommunications and transport in various OIC member countries. She was also involved with Mashhor Waste Management Sdn Bhd and Brunei Liquefied Natural Gas Sdn Bhd. In SBIB, she works across all aspects of the investment process including sourcing, due diligence, transaction execution, portfolio company support and divestments. Liza received both her BA (Hons) Majoring in Economics and an MBA from University of Brunei Darussalam. She also holds a Capital Market Services Representative License granted by Brunei Darussalam Central Bank (previously known as Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam).
Hariz Shahminan joined SBIB in June 2014. He provides support to the senior team across a variety of sectors including industrials, healthcare, materials and consumer products. Furthermore, Hariz has significant role in supporting SBIB’s portfolio and investee company, Pandu Logistics. Hariz was previously working with the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey managing daily operations apart from consular affair matters. Prior to that, he had his cadetship in Maritime industry. Hariz holds a BA in Public Policy and Administration, minor in Economics from University Brunei Darussalam. He is a holder of Capital Market Services Representative License granted by Brunei Darussalam Central Bank (previously known as Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam).
Naqibah Fadzil joined SBIB in February 2016. She provides support to the senior team across a variety of sectors including healthcare, information technology, consumer discretionary and consumer staples. She has identified and evaluated a range of investment opportunities, and was closely involved with the due diligence and execution of SBIB’s initial investment in MDT Innovation Sdn Bhd. Prior to joining SBIB, she had her internship program at Brunei Investment Agency (BIA) where she gained more exposure in the finance and investment industry. Naqibah graduated from University of Essex with Bachelor of Arts in Accounting. She is a holder of Capital Market Services Representative License granted by Brunei Darussalam Central Bank (previously known as Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam).
Assistant Vice President
Joseph Lim joined SBIB in February 2016 from Great Eastern Life Brunei where he held a position as Finance and Administration Manager. Prior to this, he worked in United Kingdom as an Actuarial Analyst and Hong Kong as an Actuarial Consultant within FIS Insurance team, former SunGard. His responsibilities include financial model development, business unit testing and were involved in multiple overseas client projects in China, Cyprus, Korea and Taiwan. Joseph received a BSc in Actuarial Science with First Class Honors from University of Kent and a MSc in Risk and Stochastic from London School of Economics (LSE). In addition, he obtained a Certificate in Finance and Investment and Diploma in Actuarial Techniques from the Institutes and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA), United Kingdom.
Alice Chaw joined SBIB in August 2018 and is a member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) with four years of accounting experience. Previously, she worked as an Audit Assistant in Deloitte & Touché for over a year and an Account Assistant for over two years in the Oil & Gas Industry. She graduated with Bachelors of Arts (BA Hons in Business with Finance in University of Northumbria, United Kingdom (UK) and graduated with Second Class Honors (Upper Division).
Atiqah Saifuddin joined SBIB in October 2018 with three years experience in Administration and Human Resources in the Oil and Gas industry where she was also involved in the Corporate Social Responsibility affairs. Prior, she was attached to Total E&P Borneo B.V. as a Cost Control Intern for one and half year. She received a Diploma in Business Accounting and later continued her studies whilst working and graduated in Bachelor of Business (Hons) in Business Accounting from Lim Kok Wing University, Malaysia.