Management Team

At Rockstead Capital Group, our hands-on approach is made possible because of a team of dedicated and highly-motivated investment professionals who are actively involved in the growth and progress of each portfolio company, providing invaluable input into strategizing, strategic alliances, networking, financing and marketing. Our deal-making/sourcing Directors and Partners have senior-level operating experience and include former CEOs, CFOs, and CIO who hold doctorates, MBAs, CPAs, CFAs and bachelor degrees in various diverse but synergistic disciplines.

SUNNY SHA,
Chairman

Mr. Sha has been involved in investments and fund management for nearly 20 years. He had sat on the board of several listed companies in Singapore and London. He is currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors at Asia Power Corporation Ltd (listed in Singapore), a company specialising in investments in power plants. He had been involved in numerous restructuring deals and start ups, including raising of seed capital and listing of various pre-IPO companies in China, Hong Kong, USA, Canada … Read More

Mr. Sha has been involved in investments and fund management for nearly 20 years. He had sat on the board of several listed companies in Singapore and London. He is currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors at Asia Power Corporation Ltd (listed in Singapore), a company specialising in investments in power plants. He had been involved in numerous restructuring deals and start ups, including raising of seed capital and listing of various pre-IPO companies in China, Hong Kong, USA, Canada and Singapore. Mr. Sha’s forte is in investments, especially in the arena of power plants and water treatment plants. In [1996], he was involved in the IPO of Heilongjiang Longdian Power Plants Co., Ltd,. In 1999, he took the first China company, Asia Power Corporation Ltd, to flotation on the Singapore bourse. Subsequently, in 2003 and 2005, he successfully listed Devotion Energy Group Ltd and Asia Water Technology Limited on the Singapore Exchange. In the course of his earlier investments and consultation work, he was appointed by various companies to oversee their operations, namely as General Manager with Hainan Aisino Investment Co., Ltd, General Manager with Heilongjiang Longdian Investment Co., Ltd, deputy General Manager and subsequently General Manager of Shenzhen Tianhe Taifu Investment Co., Ltd and Chief Executive Officer of Hainan Bingang Real Estate Investment Co., Ltd. He holds degrees in Economics and in Literature.

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LESTER TAY LEE CHYE,
CEO

Mr. Tay is a Certified Public Accountant (“CPA”) and a member of the Institute of Public Accountants of Singapore (“ICPAS”). Having started his 20 years of professional career with Arthur Andersen, both in Singapore and Sydney, Australia, he then moved on to Ernst & Young and Deloitte & Touche. Since 1999, Mr. Tay had led and completed several due-diligence, pre-audit and reverse takeovers of listed companies. He was involved in and headed several large scale a … Read More

Mr. Tay is a Certified Public Accountant (“CPA”) and a member of the Institute of Public Accountants of Singapore (“ICPAS”). Having started his 20 years of professional career with Arthur Andersen, both in Singapore and Sydney, Australia, he then moved on to Ernst & Young and Deloitte & Touche. Since 1999, Mr. Tay had led and completed several due-diligence, pre-audit and reverse takeovers of listed companies. He was involved in and headed several large scale audits, due diligence engagements, business consultancy, corporatisation and Initial Public Offerings involving large corporations in Singapore, Australia, China, USA, Canada, and including countries in Europe. Currently, he is the CEO of Rockstead Capital Group, a boutique fund management company he co-founded that specializes in fund management, listing consultancy and pre-IPO investment. Mr. Tay had worked on several fund raising exercises, including originating, structuring, executing and sourcing for equity, equity instruments in the likes of warrants and convertibles, and loans for listing aspirants and listed entities in several regions. In particular, in the last 3 years, he had raised in excess of US$100m for environmental companies in China, particularly in the water treatment arena. Being highly conversant with International Accounting Standards and China GAAP, Mr. Tay has extensive experience dealing with investment and restructuring of Chinese companies. He had also initiated and worked on numerous listing exercises, involving the TSX and TSX Venture in Canada, OTC & NASDAQ Listings in USA and other prominent exchanges in Asia, Europe and Australia. He had led and originated OTC listings of a Chinese oil exploration company and an infotainment company, supervised and involved in no less than 10 companies listed in Singapore, and had completed a RTO of a Chinese company into a Singapore shell. In addition, he was involved in the listing process of the first Chinese company on Germany bourses. Mr. Tay was a speaker at numerous events, including NTU “High Flying CFOs in Town” forum, CCH’s “CFO roles in today’s economy” event, and various Business Times and news bulletins. In October 2007, Mr. Tay was awarded Nanyang Outstanding Young Alumni Award by Nanyang Technological University (NTU) to honour outstanding alumni who have distinguished themselves in their profession and who made significant contributions to the alumni network. Mr Tay graduated from the Nanyang Technological University with a Degree in Accountancy (Hons).

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CHEN CHUAN,
Executive Director

Mr. Chen has more than 20 years of Finance experience and knowledge from various industries.

Mr. Chen spent 10 years at Wuhan Kaidi Water Services Co., Ltd where he first served as Chief Financial Officer, before being subsequently promoted to the position of General Manager, Director.

Before joining Wuhan Kaidi Water Services, Mr. Chen also held various positions across different industries, namely Nanjing Central Power Engineering Co., Ltd, Wuhan Kaidi Electric Power Co., Ltd, … Read More

Mr. Chen has more than 20 years of Finance experience and knowledge from various industries.

Mr. Chen spent 10 years at Wuhan Kaidi Water Services Co., Ltd where he first served as Chief Financial Officer, before being subsequently promoted to the position of General Manager, Director.

Before joining Wuhan Kaidi Water Services, Mr. Chen also held various positions across different industries, namely Nanjing Central Power Engineering Co., Ltd, Wuhan Kaidi Electric Power Co., Ltd, Dongfeng Peugeot Citroen Automobile Company Ltd, and Wuhan Electric Power Equipment Plant.

Mr. Chen graduated from Zhongnan University of Economics and Law.

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WILLIAM LI TIANMING,
Executive Director, International Investments

Prior to joining Rockstead Capital, Mr. Li spent more than 8 years at Asia Power Corporation Ltd where he held the post of Vice-President. At Asia Power Corporation, his role encompassed handling of the Company’s financial initiatives, which included capital raising, M&A activities as well as the Company’s financial and management reporting functions. Mr. Li holds a MBA from the University of Chicago and has a Bachelor of Arts (Business and Finance) from the University of Portsmou … Read More

Prior to joining Rockstead Capital, Mr. Li spent more than 8 years at Asia Power Corporation Ltd where he held the post of Vice-President. At Asia Power Corporation, his role encompassed handling of the Company’s financial initiatives, which included capital raising, M&A activities as well as the Company’s financial and management reporting functions. Mr. Li holds a MBA from the University of Chicago and has a Bachelor of Arts (Business and Finance) from the University of Portsmouth, U.K.

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SOH HOOI PENG,
Executive Director

Upon graduation from Nanyang Technological University with a Degree in Accountancy (Hons) in 1998, Ms. Soh started her career as an auditor in Arthur Andersen. During her stint in Arthur Andersen, Ms. Soh was involved in the audit of both public listed as well as private companies in the various industries. In 2004, Ms. Soh joined the Internal Audit unit of the Economic Development Board (EDB) of Singapore. As an Assistant Director, she participated and led various audit projects focusing on … Read More

Upon graduation from Nanyang Technological University with a Degree in Accountancy (Hons) in 1998, Ms. Soh started her career as an auditor in Arthur Andersen. During her stint in Arthur Andersen, Ms. Soh was involved in the audit of both public listed as well as private companies in the various industries. In 2004, Ms. Soh joined the Internal Audit unit of the Economic Development Board (EDB) of Singapore. As an Assistant Director, she participated and led various audit projects focusing on the review of internal controls, operations and processes of key functional divisions within the organization. As part of her career progression in EDB, in 2007 Ms. Soh was rotated to Contact Singapore which was set up as an alliance between EDB and the Ministry of Manpower to attract foreign Entrepreneurs and High Networth Individuals to pursue both their personal as well as business interests in Singapore. In Contact Singapore, Ms. Soh was part of the pioneering team to spearhead and put in place the infrastructure, systems and processes for the administration of the Global Investor Program (GIP), an investment-related migration scheme. As Head of Contact Singapore, Ms. Soh led a team of 10-15 staff and given that she oversees the GIP policies review, day-to-day operations and processes, Ms. Soh was very much attuned to the GIP scheme. She was also the key person to account manage the GIP-approved funds who are the primary partner of Contact Singapore for the attraction of GIP applications. In addition, Ms. Soh also led the market development teams for the various geographical regions including Taiwan, Europe, USA, Middle East and India.

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