Rina Neoh, Co-founder of the Ficus Venture Capital, has been appointed as Senator to the Grand Assembly of the World Business Angels Investment Forum. Senator Neoh represents Malaysia in the Global Startup Committee of the Grand Assembly.
She is a seasoned entrepreneur and multi-awarded startup advocate in the ASEAN region, with proven expertise in setting up and developing innovation-driven companies, including brick-and-mortar and technology-enabled enterprises. With more than 20 years of experience in both the corporate and entrepreneurial world, Rina is an expert in incubating new businesses, finding new markets, creating unique value propositions and creating sustainable revenue streams. She was instrumental in introducing two IPOs in the Australian Stock Exchange and helped executecomplex cross border mergers and acquisitions strategy within the Asia Pacific region. Rina co-founded Mercatus Capital PteLtd, a homegrown incubator and venture accelerator based in Singapore since 2006. Through its angel networks, provided seed financing to promising new ventures, with more than 80 startups seeded and incubated in Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, India, China and Hong Kong. Rina holds strategic management roles, directorships and equities in MercatusCapital, Ficus Venture Capital, FintechLab, Synapse EduTech Ventures, Global Learning Solutions, MindChampsInternational PreSchools, Smarter Robotics, Asia CEO Community, and Unlimited Brands. Serves as executive coach and senior adviser to several business advisory boards, non-governmental organisations and educational institutions.