Our Team

Sayris Capital

Haryanto Soemito

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Co-Founder / Managing Director

With a strong background in the venture building and investment field since 2011, Haryanto has invested, build and exited businesses. At the same time, held on to an advisory role in giving back and helping multinational companies in South-east Asia. Haryanto previously was also a venture partner of a boutique Greentech venture capital in Indonesia focusing on smart city solutions.

During his time in a publicly listed medical group in Singapore - Singapore Medical Group (SMG), he has successfully built business strategies and development of the group's portfolio which has generated more than 10% growth for the group on its revenue within a year.

 

After losing his mum and best friend who was battling with cancer, he has changed his focus and passion in establishing strong initiatives with different individuals, groups and startups using innovation and technology to improve the food and medical ecosystem for now and future generations.
 

 
 

Daniel Rajesh

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Founder / Chief Executive Officer

Daniel Rajesh has been a serial entrepreneur, an investor and held multiple leadership roles in his corporate career with Procter &Gamble and Autodesk. He is a sustainability thought leader within the impact investments and ESG space.

 

He actively speaks at multiple sustainability investment and life sciences events across the globe. Prior to Sayris Capital, Daniel’s passion for the environment was channeled into Solaritech, a renewable energy solar company focused on building solar farms across South-East Asia.

 

Daniel has also raised over USD10 mil in his previous Chief-Marketing Officer and Chief Investment officer roles in multiple start-ups. Empowering the Autodesk Marketing leadership team, he reported the Asia Pacific business updates to drive clarity to Wall-Street investors.

 

Procter & Gamble gave daniel his head start in his corporate career excelling as a brand-management expert. Commercializing Duracell, a billion-dollar brand to both whitespace and developed markets across Asia, he also worked on multiple cross brands collaborations with Mattel, Hasbro, Pringles, Oral B. Daniel has a keen eye on brand building and has also worked on a few award-winning ads.

David de Jongh Weill

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Chief Financial Officer/ Director

Mr. David de Jongh Weill started his professional career with Salomon Brothers in 1983 in derivative product sales and trading. He subsequently became active in proprietary trading for Salomon Brothers in International Fixed Income and Foreign Exchange. David left Salomon in 1989 to develop an international proprietary trading activity with Greenwich Capital Markets. Thereafter, in 1992, David developed his own fund management activity with funds under management grew to over US$1.2 billion.

 

From 1998, he has focused on corporate finance through Patrimoine Partners, LLP an FCA authorized firm and serving on corporate board, predominantly in publicly listed natural resource and media and technology companies. David has chaired three public companies, being Niger Uranium, Afnat, and Caledon Resources, and served as a director for Kalahari Minerals, Minds and Machines, Axmin and GCM. While at Niger Uranium, David achieved one of the largest cash distributions to shareholders from any AIM-listed company. Caledon Resources was sold to Guangdong Rising Asset Management in 2011 for $530 million. Kalahari Minerals was sold to China Guangdong Nuclear Power Company in 2012 for £650 million.

 

David holds a Bachelor of Business Administration, magna cum laude in International Business from the University of Georgia, a Masters of Business Administration from the London Business School, a Masters in Law and Accounting from The London School of Economics and a Masters in Decision Sciences from The London School of Economics. David was called to the Bar of England and Wales by the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn and is a member of the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple..

Gene Lim

Managing Director

Gene is a capital markets, derivatives, and restructuring specialist with 20 years of international experience in full-cycle deal involvement as well as building and managing cross-cultural teams within regulated entities in Singapore, Tokyo, and Hong Kong. 

 

Gene’s diverse financial expertise comes from an extensive background in cross-asset class derivatives, special situations, and corporate finance experience from leadership roles at major US, EU, and Asian financial institutions such as ABN AMRO and Lehman Brothers as well as restructuring/turnaround experience from KPMG Singapore.

 

In addition to Sayris Capital related commitments, Gene also serves as an advisor to an extensive regional network of institutions, corporates, and family offices.

 

Gene is passionate about sustainability, impact investing, agri-tech and personal fitness.

Sayris Capital Regional 

Dennis Seah

Regional Ìnvestor Relations

Hands on approach in assisting multinational companies in their risk management aspect and market capitalization. His dynamic entrepreneurship and strategic leadership, Dennis has over 14 years of international business management experience including his last tenure as Sales Director with Dun & Bradstreet Malaysia and an in-depth knowledge of the Compliance, venture capital management and corporate intelligence from his hands-on working career in the USA, China, Japan and Malaysia.

Mr. Dennis has provided strategic direction to many portfolio companies and currently  focusing on bringing the latest Impact investing Innovation to the market. He was educated in the USA, with a Master Degree in Workforce Development and Organizational structure and Bachelor of Science in International Marketing; high proficiency in English, Chinese, Malay and Japanese. Currently Dennis is raising capital for private and public companies in Asia Pacific, and consulting ultra-high net worth individuals and corporations on sustainability project.

Sayris Union

Darren Ho

Agriculture Head

Darren has worked in and managed farms in Australia and South East Asia and would like to continue to do so all around the world, understanding different practices, climates and cultures. This helps him shape his farming philosophy and allows him to cross-pollinate ideas with different farmers and businesses

 

In his current role as the Director of Kodja, he aims to transform the agriculture sector into a more decentralised model, especially in developing cities. He believes that urban agriculture and food & farm clusters are the solutions to the growing demands of mega cities and more efforts have to be channelled in that direction to make it liveable.

 

Additionally, his goal is to increase the livelihoods of small holder farmers in South East Asia by adopting the best practices around to help increase the quality and quantity of the food grown in the region

 

Darren is equally passionate about driving the industry forward and in his role as the Project Lead for the Singapore Young Farmers, he organises symposiums to attract younger generations into the agriculture industry. He hopes that one day Singapore becomes a more food resilient country and is recognised as the regional knowledge hub for agriculture.

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