Mr Derek Lau

Mr Derek Lau joined Heliconia as CEO and board member in April 2013.

Prior to that, Derek was the Managing Director, Investment, at Temasek Holdings. In his 10-year tenure, he headed the industrials cluster, invested globally in the manufacturing, capital goods, construction materials, auto, offshore marine, utilities and specialty chemicals sectors. Derek also led transactions in the consumer lifestyle, high tech, financial institutions, agricultural and healthcare space. He also served as country head in Vietnam, looking after investments in markets in Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos.

Before joining Temasek, Derek had more than a decade of experience in investment banking, having served with UBS, Dresdner Kleinwort Benson, UOB and Commerzbank AG. He specialised in mezzanine debt, project finance, leveraged buyouts and private equity investments.

Derek holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the National University of Singapore and graduated with Honours (Upper Class).

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