Anthony Ang

Venture Partner, Singapore

Anthony Ang is currently Singapore’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Tunisia. He is also the CEO of Sasseur Asset Management Pte Ltd (“SAM”), the manager of Singapore’s listed Sasseur REIT, which is the first Outlet mall REIT to be listed in Asia. Before joining SAM, Anthony was with the ARA Group (“ARA”, an affiliate of the Cheung Kong Holdings of Hong Kong), which is a leading Asian real estate fund management house headquartered in Singapore, with AUM of over S$30 billion. At ARA, Anthony served as the CEO of the manager of Fortune REIT after serving as the CEO of ARA's flagship private real estate fund - the US$1.13 billion ARA Asia Dragon Fund.

Anthony is a global executive with over 30 years of senior management experience in Government (at the EDB), investment and fund management (in venture capital, private equity and real estate) and general/operational management in international marketing and manufacturing. Over the last 15 years, he was actively involved in fund management activities in venture capital (Vertex) and real estate (GIC Real Estate and ARA), covering business interests globally.

At Vertex, Anthony was responsible for investment and portfolio management for Singapore, India and Japan. Prior to that, he served 14 years at the EDB, including six years in the USA as the regional director of EDB's North American operations, after which he was the Group GM and executive director of Armstrong Industrial Corporation Limited - a leading precision engineering group with manufacturing interests in many Asian countries, including China, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam.

Anthony currently serves on the board of several listed companies; the EXCO of the EDB Society - an alumni organization of the EDB; the Business Management Advisory Committee of Nanyang Polytechnic; and the School Advisory Council of Bukit Panjang Government High School in Singapore.

The right people - both on the investing team and the entrepreneurs - make the difference. People who are not just bright, but focused, persistent and determined in driving towards ambitious goals, and facing up to adversities in order to find new solutions to problems, and turning failures into success.