Wai San Loke
Co-Founder and Managing Partner
Wai San is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Novo Tellus Capital Partners. He has led the investment activity of the fund since its founding in 2011. Wai San was the chairman/ board member of Fund 1 portfolio companies AEM Holdings, MFS, Amsino International, Luma Investments and Novoflex Pte. Ltd, and currently represents the fund on the boards of Sunningdale Technology, Grand Venture Technology, Tessolve Semiconductors and NT Alpha Acquisition. Wai San started his career as an R&D engineer with Motorola’s Cellular Infrastructure Group and subsequently joined management consultants AT Kearney in their High Technology practice group. Prior to founding Novo Tellus Capital Partners, Wai San was a Managing Director with Baring Private Equity Asia in their Silicon Valley and Singapore offices where he led investments in IT hardware, SaaS, semiconductor capital equipment, and industrials. As Executive Chairman of AEM Holdings, Wai San led the transformation of AEM Holdings from a sub S$100m regional business to a global enterprise with over S$500m in revenue, and with 7 tuck-in acquisitions across the US, EU and Asia.
Wai San holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and a BSEE from Lehigh University. He was the former Chairman and President of the Singapore American Business Association in San Francisco.