Our Board of Strategic Advisors
Founder & Chief Executive Officer - Reapra Pte Ltd
Co-Founder & Advisor - Reapra Aviation Partners Pte Ltd
Shuhei is the founder of SMS (2175, TSE 1st Section), one of the largest Asian internet based healthcare information platforms. Shuhei was CEO for 11 years, leading the company to a market capitalisation of $500m before relinquishing his position in 2013. He remains the largest shareholder. Shuhei is a prominent investor in start-up companies and has so far invested in over 10 companies. His continued support of the start-up scene, along with his skills and experience, make Shuhei a sought after business partner by entrepreneurs. Shuhei graduated with a B.A. in Economics from Kyushu University, Japan.
Managing Director - Reapra Pte Ltd
Co-Founder & Advisor - Reapra Aviation Partners Pte Ltd
Prior to REAPRA, he was a successful CFO in Japan for a total of 7 years. He held the position at Groupon Japan (acquired by Groupon Inc, Nasdaq GRPN) and Enigmo (3665, TSE Mothers). Previously he was an investment banker at Lehman brothers, specializing in the TMT sector, and an auditor at Deloitte. Since 2013, Takeo has personally supported more than 10 IT start-ups in Asia as a seed investor. Takeo holds an MBA from the University of Texas, Austin and a B.A. in Economics from Keio University, Japan.
Capt. Michael Caston (MRaeS)
Business Development Advisor - Reapra Aviation Partners Pte Ltd
Michael was a senior airline captain with BA & SIA with more than 40 years of world-wide commercial flying experience. From 2007 to 2017, he was owner & operator of a Boeing 737NG FTD. He was also part of the team involved with the development of a synthetic flight training device and its application for certification with aviation regulatory authorities. He has been involved in advising for ab-initio flight training recruitment seminars. He has experience as a flight simulator instructor and ATPL ground school theoretical knowledge instructor, specialising in Human Factors. He is a CRM trainer and facilitator and a Corporate trainer with “FlightLeaders”, a corporate leadership training organisation. He is currently a member of the Royal Aeronautical Society.
Aviation advisor (VTOL) - Reapra Pte Ltd
Lionel recently joined the investment funds Re.A.Pra, to explore disrupting opportunities in the Aviation industry. Prior to this, Lionel worked for 14 years in Airbus helicopters division, in sales, marketing, support and supply chain. From 2011 to 2017, he actively contributed to Airbus Helicopters’ continuous growth effort in €1B regional market, heading the commercial activities for Airbus Helicopters Southeast Asia and the Strategy & Marketing for the Southeast Asia-Pacific region. Previously, Lionel spent 8 years in Latin America. He was in charge of the marketing and the civilian sales in Southern Latin America, operating from Chile. As a first main role, he handled marketing and communication activities for Northern Latin America, based in Mexico.
Head of Venture Investments - Reapra Pte Ltd
Priscilla brings over 10 years of M&A, direct investment and start-up experience to the group. Prior to REAPRA, Priscilla was the Director and Investment Committee Member of North Base Media, a global digital media and technology fund. She was responsible for the sourcing, financial due diligence and portfolio management at North Base Media. She started her career at Goldman Sachs, then moved into a career in M&A. She successfully closed M&A deals valued over SGD 370M across Southeast Asia, Japan and NZ at Deloitte and PrimePartners.She also co-founded a mobile discovery app, WeWantSugar and owned a cafe in Singapore called, Cups N Canvas. Priscilla earned an Executive MSc from Baruch College, NY and Bachelor in Corporate Finance & Marketing from the University of Western Australia.
Lim Chee Meng
Aerospace Security Advisor - Reapra Aviation Partners Pte Ltd
Chee Meng was a former Group Commander and Branch Head for the Republic of Singapore Airforce. He developed various strategic long-term plans for the Airforce and Joint Command, reporting directly to the Chief of Airforce and Chief of Defence Force respectively. He later joined Mil-Com Aerospace and held the President and Chief Executive Officer position where he developed, lead and manages the group businesses including the expansion into new territories and service offerings. He later established a new Aviation consultancy business arm within the group. After Mil-Com Aerospace, he started HOPE Technik where he established, lead and manage the company’s business growth strategy leading in an increase in profitability.
Lim Boon Chai
Co-Managing Director - to70 Aviation Consulting (S) Pte Ltd
Aviation Advisor - Reapra Aviation Partners Pte Ltd
Boon Chai has more than 15 years of experience in various aspects of civil aviation, including airport infrastructure planning and project management, investments, policy, safety risk management and compliance, with broad exposure across international markets. Prior to to70, he worked with the civil Aviation Authority of Singapore as an airfield project engineer and planner in Changi Airport. He later joined Changi Airport International where he was responsible for investments, business and partnership development. In addition to his corporate responsibilities at to70, Boon Chai consults in airport business strategy, safety management and compliance. He has a Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering, Post-Graduate Diploma in Airport Engineering and an MBA with real estate specialisation from NUS Business School. He is also a qualified lead auditor.