ADJUNCT PROF. LESTER CHAN

 

Lester Chan has over a decade of extensive experience in the banking and financial

industry. He is the managing director of BeaconRock Investments, which specialises in the

private asset class, specifically in special situation funds, dealing with mergers and

acquisitions, private placements, public listings, mezzanine, and buyouts. He oversees the

group’s strategy and business operations in Singapore and Hong Kong.

 

Lester is also an adjunct professor at the Singapore Management University and teaches

finance for the Masters program. The start-ups he mentored won numerous awards yearly

at the prestigious Asia Venture Challenge. Lester used to be a management consultant and prior

to that, a banker. Lester has accumulated over a decade of experience consulting and investing

in the entire value chain of companies from start-ups to listed companies in Asia. His various roles 

in the banking, private equity, and venture capital industry has equipped him with strong investment

knowledge and comprehensive operational know-hows.  Lester currently is also a mentor at the

DBS pre-accelerator  hotspot where he advises young companies on strategies and financial valuations.

 

Lester did his postgraduate studies at the University of British Columbia. He had a

scholarship to pursue his Masters of Business Administration at the Singapore

Management University which he graduated with Dean’s List. He holds a Bachelor of

Mechanical Engineering degree from the National University of Singapore