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Business Class for Entrepreneurs: GROW FAST or DIE SLOW? Managing market growth

Jun 19, 2017
12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
The Vault, 160,Gloucester Road,Wan Chai Overseas Trust Bank Building
Hong Kong,Hong Kong SAR

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Businesses face an age-old problem – race to acquire customers and grow market share before the money dries up, or hoard the pennies and potentially miss out on critical market opportunities.

This event brings together a panel of experts with experience on both sides. Mark Greenberg is Group Strategy Director for Jardine Matheson, and has helped steer strategic investments across industries ranging from cars and dealerships, through to hotels and retail. Daniel Walker is the founder & Chief Executive Officer of Dragon Law, a Hong Kong-based startup that scaled rapidly to provide a trusted platform to manage law online. Mark and Daniel will be joined by Dennis Plomp and Veronika Kuznetsova, who can reflect on how investors view the challenge of market growth.Matheson, and has helped steer strategic investments across industries ranging from cars and dealerships, through to hotels and retail. Daniel Walker is the founder & Chief Executive Officer of Dragon Law, a Hong Kong-based startup that scaled rapidly to provide a trusted platform to manage law online. Mark and Daniel will be joined by Dennis Plomp and Veronika Kuznetsova, who can reflect on how investors view the challenge of market growth.

About the speakers

Mark Greenberg was appointed Director of Jardine Matheson Holdings Limited in 2008, having first joined Jardine Matheson Limited in 2006 as Group Strategy Director. Based in Hong Kong, Mr Greenberg is responsible for the Group’s corporate finance, including acquisitions and disposals, and major investment initiatives. Prior to joining the Group, Mr Greenberg had worked with Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein in London for 16 years, where his last positions were Head of UK and a member of the Management Committee for Global Corporate Finance and Origination. Mr Greenberg has extensive experience in the area of mergers & acquisitions and in equity and debt capital market transactions. He had worked with a wide range of clients both as regards industry sector and geographic spread. Mr Greenberg graduated from Hertford College, Oxford University with a Master of Arts degree in Modern History.

Daniel Walker is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Dragon Law, the trusted platform to manage law online. Prior to founding Dragon Law, Daniel practised at DLA Piper, Stephenson Harwood and Clyde & Co in Hong Kong, Singapore, and the UK. Daniel received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of London. He is the Board Director and Founder of Lawyers Without Ties, Hong Kong’s first plain-English legal consultancy that provides business consultancy service and legal process outsourcing for startups, SMEs and global law firms.


Dennis Plomp, Principal at Nest Ventures, has over 17 years of experience in PE & VC investments and M&A advisory across Europe and Asia. Dennis specialises in hands-on PE & VC portfolio management, supporting businesses in various industries with their expansion and fundraising. At Nest, Dennis is responsible for a portfolio of ca. 15 early-stage startups. Prior to Nest, Dennis advised tech companies on their late-stage seed and Series A fundraising at Ariadne Capital in London. Dennis lived in Hong Kong from 2010 to 2012 and returned late 2015.  

 

Specializing in business strategy, digital transformation and wealth management, Veronika Kuznetsova has over 8 years experience of working in the finance industry across Europe, US and Asia, mainly in global and regional roles within digital product management for private & retail banking, business consulting and risk management. An independent trader and investor herself, she was recently driving the in-house build of digital brokerage products for HSBC, before joining SuperCharger to run the leading FinTech accelerator in Asia. 

About the moderator

Tony Chan is the founder of APDealFlow, a platform for distributing private equity fund-raising deals designed to make it easier to put together small to medium-sized financing packages in the Asia-Pacific region. He combines this with his role as general manager of corporate finance at Zetland Fiduciary Group, a Hong Kong-based consultancy with offices around the world that advises on various aspects of company formation and operation.

Prior to this, Chan worked for Thomson Reuters, UBS and in offshore fiduciary services and banking cover- ing Greater China from a base in Hong Kong. Active in the Hong Kong entrepreneurial scene, Chan has started three other businesses – a video streaming company, a stock-brokerage trading platform and a financial news and stock quote service, e-finet.com – that has since been floated on the stock market. He has bachelors and masters degrees in international management from Strathclyde University, Scotland and is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

 


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