THE TEAM

WE’VE GOT WHAT IT TAKES

With over 50 years of combined experience in Finance, the Cornerpiece Capital Partners team has a wealth of experience that cuts across many different industries.

Our team is made up of specialists in various areas of finance and we are fully equipped with the necessary know-how to achieve outstanding results. Our bespoke solutions are highly customizable, catering to any and every necessity of businesses, with our entire team who are dedicated to meeting the needs and achieving goals of the businesses.

We have offices in Singapore, Malaysia, Korea and China with future expansions planned in other markets. Our continued growth and success are firm indicators that we are here to stay, with outstanding performance to serve our strategic associates.

EXECUTIVE TEAM

JUNG SUN
CHOI

Chief Executive Officer

Jungsun started his career at Samsung Corporation and subsequently moved to Woori Bank’s investment banking division, where he led the Shipping & Aviation Finance Team and provided the best follow-up control for assets worth over USD600 million with minimum losses during a global recession.

He also initiated and implemented a new risk mitigating structure which led Woori Bank to the top of the Asian Ship Financing League Table.

He later joined KDB Infrastructure Investments Asset Management Co. Ltd. (KIAMCO), the largest alternative investment asset management in Korea and was responsible for launching KIAMCO’s first logistics fund worth KRW120 billion.

A co-founder of Cornerpiece Capital Partners, Jungsun has over 15 years of experience in asset management and investment banking.

Jungsun holds an MBA from the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California, USA. He also has an MA in Real Estate, Finance and Investment from Konkuk University and B.A. in Economics from Korea University, South Korea.

SHANKER
SIVA

Executive Director

Shanker managed real estate investments both in Singapore and far east Asia. Most notably he was involved in iconic real estate developments in Songdo, South Korea, among one of the first Singapore companies to venture into collaboration with the Korean Foreign Development Authority, IFEZ.

He also played a key role in the launch of the Dow Jones – RHB Islamic Malaysia Index and was part of the investment banking team that was involved in the Jimah Energy Ventures, AirAsia and Maxis IPO listings in his early years with RHB Investment Bank in Malaysia.

He is one of the co-founders of Cornerpiece Capital Partners with over 20 years of experience in finance and investment banking.

Shanker holds an honours degree in Economics and Finance from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He is also certified in Alternative Investments from Harvard Business School.

KAMAL
KANAPATHY

Director

Prior to Cornerpiece Capital Partners, Kamal spent 20 years in London where he advised, structured and raised multi-million pound deals for clients from a diverse range of industries including film, music, TV, new media, information technology, pharmaceutical, retail, construction, medical research and other professional services. He was also previously a partner at Moores Waren Ltd., a firm regulated by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) in the UK and a founding partner of Amar Jones Ltd., a firm that is regulated by the ACCA.

He is a co-founder of Cornerpiece Capital Partners with years of experience in bespoke investment structures.

Kamal is a fellow member of the UK’s Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA), UK’s Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT), the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) as well as the Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia (CTIM).

He is also a Certified Documentary Credit Specialist (CDCS®), awarded by The London Institute of Banking & Finance. CDCS® which is recognised worldwide as a benchmark of competence for international trade practitioners.

MAHEN
KULASINGAM

Chief Operating Officer

Mahendran spent the last 33 years as a career banker with HSBC Malaysia where he last served as Country Head of Trade Operations prior to joining us here at Cornerpiece Capital Partners. In his last role he managed a team of 145 staff across multiple sites all over Malaysia reporting under a regional and global matrix.

He brings a wealth of experience with him that cuts across many areas such as Receivables Finance, Product Management, Business Development and Trade Compliance coupled with short stints in Hong Kong, London, Paris and Singapore. Leveraging his HSBC trade experience; Mahendran has been exposed to many industries and customer groups from SMEs, MNCs and International Corporates.

Mahendran holds a PGD MBA (UK) and his core competencies are in the area of risk and compliance within the framework of FATCA, OFAC and AML.

KEY PERSONNEL

RATHANA
MARTIN

Portfolio & Risk Management

ELAINE
TAI

Portfolio & Risk Management

EVA
LEE

Portfolio & Risk Management

JEGATHISWARAN
WODAYAKUMOR

Client Services

SAM
LAI

Administrative Manager