BOARD OF DIRECTORS
A veteran in mobile technology and its application, Thomas is an astute marketer, having run the show for Nokia as Regional Director for APAC, Managing Director for Nokia SEA, and Senior VP for the head office in Helsinki where he oversees brand management and corporate communication.
Thomas is the Chairman and Founder of Mobile FutureWorks Inc, an investment and development company that holds approximately 47% of YuuZoo’s share capital. He also sits on the Board of S i2i Ltd as Chairman of its Nominating and Remuneration Committees and member of its Audit Committee.
Anthony Williams is a partner at MLA’s New York office. His specialty is in mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, and corporate financing. He also advice on securities law and corporate finance. The Legal 500 has recognised Anthony for his M7A experience.
Anthony also acts as general counsel to family offices and private foundations.
Anthony is a J.D., at New York University School of Law, after graduating A.B., cum laude at Harvard University in 1968. He is called to the bar in both New York and California, before being admitted to Supreme Court of the United States.
Robert Malmstrom is the current CEO and Member of the Board of Finance Link in Helsinki, Finland, a forerunner of financial factoring that has been at the helm of helping Finnish companies to improve liquidity and credit risk management for almost 20 years. He is a seasoned change leader with a stellar track record of successful implementation of performance and organisational change. With over 30 years of experience in M&A, Finance and Sales, Robert brings over his excellent track record in creating organic growth both in B2C and B2B businesses within the YuuZoo environment.
Prior to his involvement with Finance Link, he served as the Country Business Manager and Member of the European Planning Group of Citi Group, Global Consumer Group – Retail Finance in Finland where the division under his leadership achieved the highest growth, as well as, marketing and operational efficiency in Western Europe. He also served as a Senior Partner and Member of the Investment Committee of Ledstiernan Ab – Venture Capital (Finland and Sweden), a private equity and venture capital firm.
Robert earned his MBA, IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland and M.Sc. (Econ.) from Swedish School of Economics in Helsinki, Finland.
Kim Ilmari Karhu is the Chairman of the Board for Boardman Ltd, the leading network for the development of active ownership and board work competences in Finland. His areas of speciality include Corporate Governance and Financial Reporting, board work and interaction with auditors, and internal control, risk management and internal audit.
An Authorised Public Accountant, he has served as an auditor for over 35 years for family companies, venture capital-owned and listed companies. He worked with top accounting and audit firms such as KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers Oy where he was a valued shareholder until 2015. All together over the past 16 years, he has sat in various intervals in PwC’s Board of Directors.
Kim graduated from Helsinki Swedish Business School with a M.Sc.Econ. degree.
Christopher Cheong has more than 30 years’ experience in finance, including total of 16 years as head/director of research of UOB Securities, SIAS Research and Voyage Research, 12 years as financial news editor and stock columnist in 3 Singapore newspapers, 12 years as vice president of Securities Investor Association Singapore, and 17 years as Chairman of Most Transparent Company Award Selection Committee. He is currently senior lecturer of Singapore Polytechnic, director of Bio-Scaffold International and chairman of YuuZoo Board Audit Committee.
Christopher had also served in several financial committees including CPF Board Funds Performance Tracking Committee, Singapore Investment Banking Association Equity Derivatives Committee, ACRA Disciplinary Committee, Singapore Corporate Awards (Annual Reports) Judging Panel, Singapore Corporate Governance Award Committee, Stock Exchange of Singapore Committee of Education & Training, Singapore Exchange Securities Committee Invitee and the Review Committee of Best Practices in Corporate Disclosure Requirements.
Christopher earned his BBA (Hons) degree from the University of Singapore and a Master of Applied Finance degree from Macquarie University, where he was also awarded the Macquarie course prize. In August 2005, Christopher was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Bronze) by the Singapore Government.