Board Of Directors

WE VALUE OUR PEOPLE FOR THEIR PASSION, SKILLS AND MOTIVATION TO ACHIEVE THE GOALS OF OUR INVESTMENTS

 

Founder
Julie Koh

Julie first set out on her expedition in the Early Childhood industry to start a quality preschool with a pure and simple wish – that her own children can learn and grow in a conducive and inspiring environment.

 

This desire led to the setting up of The Kiddiwinkie Place, and its success paved the way for the inception of more preschools centres under the Nurture Education Group (Nurture).

 

With over two decades of experience in the industry, Julie has overseen the acquisition and management of Nurture’s preschool brands.

 

Julie continues to contribute to the industry with her wealth of knowledge, as well as her unwavering passion and patience towards the mission of nurturing unique and confident children in their formative years.

 

Chief Executive Officer
Matthias Koh

As a father of three, Matthias has a great passion in Early Childhood Care and Education. He strongly believes in a holistic education where sports and the arts must play an integral part in the child’s development.

 

Using his expertise in business development, investment consulting, coupled with a background in asset management, Matthias successfully raised funds from the private equity market and led Nurture Education Group to a healthy growth in the local and regional market expansion.

 

An avid sportsman, he participated in the SEA and Asian Games for 6 years as a member of Singapore’s National Basketball team.

 

BOARD MEMBERS
Jeffrey Koh
Managing Director of subsidiary of a locally listed engineering company, more than 30 years expertise in engineering and facility management.

Alice Tham
Finance Director in an US listed company. More than 30 years of experience in a US listed Technology Company.

Keith Tan
A founding partner of Dymon Asia Capital. He is currently Chairman of the Investment Committee of the Dymon Asia Private Equity Fund. Mr. Tan was previously a Director at Abax Global Capital (Hong Kong) Limited, where he originated, structured and executed investment transactions across Asia for Abax’s special situations funds. Before joining Abax in 2007, Mr. Tan was a member of the Executive Committee of Standard Chartered Bank in China. He was also the Branch Manager of Standard Chartered Bank’s Shanghai Branch and the Senior Vice President of the Bank’s SME lending business, where he oversaw approximately 150 professionals. Prior to his relocation to Shanghai in 2004, Mr. Tan was a Team Head at Standard Chartered Bank in Singapore with a focus on SME lending transactions in Singapore (from 2000 to 2004) and Assistant Manager at Keppel Tat Lee Finance Ltd (from 1996 to 2000). Mr. Tan was born in Singapore in 1972 and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business from the Nanyang Technological University of Singapore with Second Class Honours in 1996.