51, Female, Malaysian
Emily Kok holds a Master in Entrepreneurial Studies & Enterprise Innovation from Swinburne University of Technology, Australia and Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Mathematical and Information Sciences from La Trobe University, Australia. During the course of her professional development, Emily has attended INSEAD’s executive education programmes.
Emily comes from a diverse background of venture capital, private equity, management and entrepreneurship. She has co-founded several businesses. Among these are Rentwise Sdn Bhd, Malaysia’s only homegrown, privately held independent lessor specialising in operating leases of IT equipment to the corporate sector. She was CEO and Chairman, 2006 to 2011. Other businesses Emily has co-founded are in the IT, financial services and FMCG space.
Emily has more than 12 years in direct investment, a significant part of that with 3i Group plc as Vice President for the Asia Pacific region, 1998 to 2003, where she was part of the pioneering team establishing 3i’s investment presence in Asia. Her portfolio ranged from new technology to brick and mortar in both b2b and b2c verticals.
She was on the Board of eALCadvisors, an Asian regional company in digital lead generation for the financial services sector; Egraphon Technologies, a Singapore application development company designing interactive Front-End Sales processes for the financial and medical industries; and The Company of Extraordinary, a Singapore foodbased company with import/export activities and a café.
Currently, Emily is with ICAN College, a health sciences and business college in Kuala Lumpur and on the Board of Tech365 Sdn Bhd, a startup in the cloud computing space.