We have noticed that you are using Internet Explorer which is an outdated and insecure Internet browser. Please use one of the browsers below for a safe and optimal experience on our website.
At Aglaia, we understand the importance of having a talented and experienced team to achieve success in the competitive investment industry. Our investment team consists of 12 professionals who have previously worked at renowned financial institutions such as GIC, UOB, DBS, Goldman Sachs, Temasek, Eastspring, CLSA, and Nomura. Their diverse experiences and backgrounds bring unique insights and expertise to our investment strategies.
Our General Counsel and Junior Counsel manage client corporate and legal affairs, as well as perform due diligence on investment structures and agreements.
Our investment team is supported by 6 back office professionals and 5 assistant relationship managers. The back office team ensure that our operations, trading and reporting run smoothly and efficiently, while our assistant relationship managers assist in maintaining strong relationships with our clients.
Stephen Hunt, is the Co-Founder and CEO of the Aglaia Family Office. Aglaia Family Office advises a collection of 35 families in a bespoke manner. He has more than 30 years of experience in global markets.
Stephen chairs the investment committee and manages the client facing functions for the business. Prior to founding the company, Steve ran local, regional and global equity teams for the Asian businesses at Credit Lyonnais Securities, Deutsche Morgan Grenfell and Nomura Securities and on the buy side as an investment analyst at the Equitable Life Assurance Society where he became a charter member of the Association of Investment Management and Research (now CFA).
Co-Founder, Board Director
Gavin Tan, Co-Founder, is Partner and Chief Operating Officer. He was part of the founding team in 2006 and has more than 25 years of experience in institutional sales and research in Asian ex-Japan equities. Gavin runs the day-to- day operations of Aglaia and advises families on structuring and legal issues. Prior to founding the company, Gavin developed institutional equities product and distribution for Peregrine Securities, Credit Lyonnais Securities and Deutsche Morgan Grenfell. He then headed the Singapore and Malaysian institutional sales team at Nomura Securities for 7 years.
Gavin holds a Bachelor of Laws from Bristol University.
Heinrich Jessen started his career as a tropical biologist before joining the family enterprise in 1995. In Jebsen & Jessen, he has worked as group director – environment, health & safety, general manager of two of the group’s packaging companies and regional managing director of its material handling joint-venture MHE-Demag. He has been chairman of Jebsen & Jessen’s executive board since 2010. He is also partner and director in the four other independent business groups that together make up the Jebsen & Jessen Family Enterprise.
Heinrich is a member of the Eastern Asia Review Commission of Air Liquide International and an Advisor to the Singapore Institute of International Affairs. He is also a member of the Yale University President’s Council on International Activities and a member of both the Steering Committee and the Dean’s Leadership Council of the Yale School of the Environment. He is Past Chairman of the Young President’s Organization Intercontinental Chapter and has previously served on the boards of the Singapore National Employers Federation, the United World College of South East Asia, the Parkinson’s Disease Society of Singapore and the Singapore Environment Council. He was awarded Singapore Businessman of the Year in 2016.
Mr Jessen earned a B.Sc. from George Washington University and an M.E.M. from Yale University.
Senior Advisor, Private Markets
Alex Hambly is Senior Advisor for private market investments. He has over 25 years global private market investment experience. Most recently, Alex was CIO Private Equity for Eastspring Investments (Singapore) Ltd, a member of Prudential plc (UK), where he was responsible for the construction and management of a US$2bn portfolio of private equity and private debt funds and co-investments in N America, Europe and Asia. Prior to joining Prudential in 2003, Alex worked with CDC Capital Partners, HSBC Private Equity and Barclays Bank plc.
Alex holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Modern History from Durham University, UK.
Senior Advisor, Technology Investments
Josh Kennedy-White is a seasoned problem solver and an expert in cybersecurity, supply chain risk and operational resilience.. He has a proven track record of unlocking financial, human, and technical capital to help individuals and organisations achieve their goals and is passionate about early-stage, deep tech investment.
As the former Managing Director for Accenture, Josh established and led the intelligence and national security practice and also led Accenture’s security practice across the Asia Pacific, Africa, and the Middle East during a period of transformational growth.
Josh is a highly sought-after speaker and media commentator on cybersecurity and technology issues and remains closely connected to the security ecosystem through DivisionX Global, his ‘venture catalyst’ firm.
Currently holding directorships in the UK, Saudi Arabia, and Australia, Josh is also a Senior Advisor to a major global consulting firm, a leading supply chain risk management company, and Nominet Cyber, a UK not-for-profit providing cybersecurity services to the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre.
With over 25 years of experience, Josh has worked with some of the world’s largest private and public sector organizations, and is also an active early-stage deep tech investor specializing in cyber, space, and applied quantum technology.
His relentless curiosity, lateral thinking, and maneuverist approaches have earned him a reputation for bringing people together around a common purpose and leveraging emerging technology to drive successful outcomes. For more information, visit his LinkedIn profile at https://www.linkedin.com/in/joshuakennedywhite