MSc Project Management with Project Finance Specialisation
Real Kaiten Consultancy & Investments Pte Ltd, CEO / Real Kaiten Pte Ltd, CEO / Kaiiten Communications Pte Ltd, CEO
Elaina has been a Project Finance practitioner for more than 7-yrs. She combines her practice with unique capital market insights, drawing upon her previous experiences engaging with financial investment communities in Asia since 2003, as an investor relations (IR) consultant to top C-level executives of global companies listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange and Bursa Malaysia.
With a client base totalling market capitalisation exceeding S$900 million from Hong Kong, China, Middle East, Malaysia and Singapore, her IR role had helped develop keen capital market experience, having worked directly with financial analysts from large security houses out of Singapore and Malaysia, institutional financial institutions, funds and private equity funds in sectors of real estate, Oil & Gas, environmental engineering and marine & offshore engineering.
Founder of a boutique investment company in Real Kaiten Group, Elaina was directly involved in the project finance structuring of a debt-financed 500-ha mixed-use housing project in Angola. A project valued at S$1.3B, she led the Project Finance subcommittee on the planning team, working alongside architects, quantity surveyors, legal advisors and engineering specialists from world-leading risk management company DNV GL (whom Real Kaiten had commissioned to develop the Energy Master Planning Project Report), secured credit facilities from a Singapore private bank for the project, clinching the project including land award from the Kwanza Sul Provincial Government Office, Republic of Angola. It was a deal marking a first of such size for a Singapore SME and launched the firm’s maiden venture into Africa when it started up in 2012.
Elaina has ‘hands-on’ expertise & experience in the structuring of Public Private Partnerships (PPP), limited recourse debt structuring, assessment of project bankability, risk identification and mitigation, and working alongside project sponsors/borrowers’ teams to develop innovative approaches that improve project bankability for projects in power, infrastructure to social housing projects in Africa.
She is technically adept at performing financial modelling to optimize of return analysis and performing sensitivity analysis on potential upsides and risky downsides, backed against technical research and engineering assumptions. She is also proficient in 5D- Modelling that incorporates Construction Cost deployment in projects along a sequential Building Information Modelling (BIM) timeline.
Elaina holds a Master of Science in Project Management with Project Finance Specialization from the Department of Building, National University of Singapore (NUS). She is the recipient of the SPM Book Prize Award conferred by the Singapore Society of Project Managers in Singapore for ‘Best Student’ from NUS, School of Design & Environment. Elaina also holds a First-Class honors in a Bachelor’s of Science degree from the University of Surrey, obtained under a full overseas scholarship award by the Sentosa Development Corporation. She is a committee member of the Chartered Institute of Building, Singapore for term 2017/2018.
Technical Skills & Software Capabilities:
Financial Modelling (Return Optimization, Debt/Equity Sizing Sensitivity Analysis)
Real Estate Securitization
Building Information Modelling (Autodesk Revit & Navisworks)
Chief Operating Officer of Real Kaiten Consultancy & Investments Pte Ltd
Deputy CEO of Real Kaiten Pte Ltd
Chairman of Project Ark
Ambassador of the Angolan Olympic Committee
Albert Teo brings with him a wealthy experience in international relations and emerging economies. His extensive and close professional network with numerous diplomatic and governmental agencies worldwide harnesses tremendous trans-border business and trading opportunities.
Trained in business logistics with an expert hand in commodities & agriculture trading, Albert has run multi-million dollar businesses and invested in many emerging markets, including Nigeria, Afghanistan, Vietnam, Botswana and India. As a core directional head in Real Kaiten, Albert Teo handles the global operations and international relations of the business.
Albert is the only Singaporean who has received a decree from the Olympic Committee of Angola for his present appointment as Ambassador, Republic of Angola, Comité Olímpico Angolano and current Deputy Chef de Mission for the Republic of Angola to Nanjing Olympics.
Director of Technologies of Real Kaiten Pte Ltd
Major in Engineering from the Nanyang Technological University in 1985, Kok Chan has more than 25 years of experience in IT and engineering, Research & Development (R&D) and pioneering cutting-edge equipment technologies in the private sector.
Kok Chan´s curriculum includes sounding names such as Motorola Electronics Pte Ltd and Motorola Manufacturing System – Asia as engineering manager, as well as Inchone Pte Ltd, which he co-established in 2000 and where he successfully created and implemented an e-Learning Management System, adopted by Singaporean Governmental Agencies and notable commercial companies, such as the Defense Science and Technology Agency or the Ministry of Home Affairs.
In 2003, Kok Chan joined Aurigin Technology Pte Ltd as Senior Manager, designing and developing high precision automation equipment that were part of the company´s expansion into international markets of America, Europe, Japan and Asia.
Having founded and led several organizations of global impact, Dr Naomi Dowdy is sought after by organizational leaders around the world for her entrepreneurial and organizational leadership.
She has more than 40 years of practical experience in restructuring and revitalizing organizations and bringing them to new levels of phenomenal growth. She mentors business owners and CEOs to grow their companies and provides visionary and strategic input for entrepreneurs wanting to pioneer business models that combine profitability and purpose.
“Dr Naomi Dowdy is a phenomenal visionary and strategist. She has remarkable insight into both the strategic and the day-to-day issues faced by businesses. Her input into our organization and business ventures has helped us succeed beyond expectation”. – Indri Gautama, President Commissary, Kuningan Place.
Technologies Specialist & Advisor
David Lum is a Mechanical Engineer by training, a registered Professional Engineer and a qualified Indoor Environmentalist (USA). He has extensive experience in managing large portfolio of facilities, first as the Chief Estate Manager in Public Works Department (PWD) and then as the Group Managing Director of CPG Facilities Management after PWD was corporatized and David Lum expanded it to become a regional concern.
David Lum is a visionary and a pragmatic goal-driven Chief Executive. He understands the forces shaping the market and takes timely action to reposition a company for sustainable growth and profitability. As the Chief of Estate Management of PWD, he restructured the archaic organisation, transforming it into a lean and competitive company and allowing its rapid expansion in the regional market. With an impressive record of accomplishment in China, the Chinese Subsidiary was awarded a Grade 1 License within 3 years of operation, a track record set by a foreign owned company. Annual turnover grew from S$30m to S$200m within 8 years.
As a result of his ability to adapt the company to the current challenges, David Lim is also responsible for the signature of over 150 MOUs only in the first year of overseas operation and many joint venture subsidiaries thereafter.
International Financial Advisor
Member of National Olympic Committee, Mongolia
President of Sukhbaatar District Olympic Council
First Vice President of Mongolian Sports Press Union
Executive Board Member of Asian Sports Press Conference
Steeped with over 20 years of experience in International Banking and Finance, Sato helms a consultancy based in Mongolia for Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). JICA is an independent administrative institution established to contribute to the promotion of international cooperation as well as the sound development of Japanese and global economy by supporting the socio-economic development, recovery or economic stability of developing regions.
As international financial advisor, Sato connects his global network of financial bigwigs and media/broadcast moguls to the team at Real Kaiten’s.
Technologies Advisor (LED Lighting, Photovoltaic)
United States Patent 7637638
United States Patent 7572993
A prolific specialist in photovoltaic systems with distinguished credentials, Professor Chen hails from Taiwan, commanding a leading voice in Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) scientific advancements and solar technology. In recent years, Professor Chen has obtained several patents under his belt, such as “lighting apparatus” patents (2009), “lighting device” patent (2010) and “LED lighting utility model patents” (2010). He has also received numerous awards and been invited by eminent officials from top government statures to present his contributions towards global scientific developments in lighting and solar energy technological progress.
Professor Chen is widely supported by the Japanese LED industry for pioneering aesthetic-designer LED lighting with his patents to enable colour-rendering customisation.