Managing Director China & Taiwan, Head of Sales - Greater China
Managing Director - India
Woan Ting Lee
Head of Hedge Funds – APAC
Wei Xiang Tan
Head of Client Services- APAC
Global Head of Digital Assets and Head of Operation - APAC
Group Head of HR, Marketing and Social Media
Group Head of Corporate Services, Legal & Complaince
Head of Corporate Secretarial
Vice President - Corporate Accounting
Regional Head of Product Management
Imran Assan's Bio
Imran has over 15 years of experience in auditing and accounting, having trained and qualified as an ICAEW Chartered Accountant with a Top 20 firm in London. He is actively involved in MGI Worldwide, an International network of accounting, auditing, taxation and consulting firms, serving as the area Leader for Asia and also serving as a member of MGI’s Executive Committee.
He brings extensive experience in liquidation, restructuring, forensic accounting and continues to advise international investors on efficient business structures for inward investment into Singapore. He also advises International Funds and local Fund Management Companies on various matters, including obtaining tax registration in Singapore so as to avail the tax exemptions for Investment Companies.
Mr. Samuel Chen's Bio
Samuel is an experienced financial service professional with over 10 years of experience in the alternative investment space across operations, asset management, and business development.
Before founding ASCENT, Samuel held the position of Chief Operating Officer at Ensemble Capital Private Limited. Before Ensemble Capital Private Limited, he was Regional Head of Client Integration of Deutsche Bank, Singapore. Samuel has gained a wealth of experience from other companies like Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, and Citco Fund Services. He graduated from the University of Oxford Brookes with a degree in Accounting.
Mr. Jaideep Mukhariya's Bio
Jaideep is an energizing leader who has 19 years of extensive experience in fund accounting under his belt. He has worked with multiple global financial services firms on the banking and non-banking sides. More recently, he was the Managing Director of one of the largest fund administrators in the world. From 2008 in Singapore, he led and scaled up the fund services expansion for this firm. As an outcome of multiple acquisitions by the firm, he has successfully completed various integrations of hedge funds and private equity funds for noteworthy companies.
This trajectory helped him to develop a unique mix of business and management expertise, with additional proficiency in the practices, policies, and procedures of the alternative investment industry. He brings in a vital plethora of skills, leadership, and the ability to approach business from a creative point of view. Jaideep had a Master’s in Business Administration - Finance and a Bachelor’s in Accounting.
Kaushal Mandalia's Bio
Kaushal is the Group Chairman of ASCENT. Under his leadership and vision, the firm has grown into a global player in the alternative investment space. With over 15 years of experience in alternative investment, Mr Kaushal has profound insight into corporate strategy, capital operation, management integration and business remodelling.
Prior to joining ASCENT, Kaushal held the position of Country Head of Operations at the world’s largest fund administrator of AUA 1trillion, overseeing large team development, end-to-end operations, and implementation of both traditional and alternative funds across multiple jurisdictions. Kaushal graduated from University of Oxford Brookes with a degree in Accounting.