Our People



Meet The Ones Who Make ImpacTech Your First Choice



Our Founders and Management Team

Kineret Karin


Kineret is a serial entrepreneur who successfully founded, managed and sold several companies, one to Rocket Internet. She has over 20 years of business and leadership experience in database analysis, market research and big data. She is a reputable global thought leader in the social tech domain and holds an MA in Statistics. Kineret is an Israeli, residing in Singapore for over 10 years.

Yoav Elgrichi


Yoav is a serial entrepreneur that successfully built and sold several companies, among his achievements, selling his startup  to Rocket Internet and plays a key role in listing a company in the SGX. Yoav is an experienced mentor and a coach with over 25 years experience in High Tech,  inventor of patents in the IoT and wearable devices domains.  Yoav holds an MBA. Yoav is an Israeli, residing in Singapore for over 10 years.

Peter Tan

Director & Advisor

Peter was the President and MD of Flextronix Asia and MD of JIT Electronics. Peter also played significant roles in Semiconductor, Apple, Molex and now Managing Partner of JP Asia, an equity management/investment company. Peter was head of A-Star board of Directors and is in the Board of directors for SMRT.

Chidapa Srai (Nok)

Community Manager, Thailand

Nok is a challenge seeker who spent her years to execute the entire circle of documentary production.
She produced over 40 documentaries while working with several media’s such as The Guardian, Stern magazine, Financial times and ThaiPBS.
She is a storyteller with originality. Currently, Nok is leveraging her multidisciplinary skills to manage and grow Impactech startup community of Thailand.

Fara Taraie

Country Manager, Japan
Fara Taraie is ImpacTech’s Japan County Manager. Fara is visionary with over 10 years’ experience in innovative and sustainable design, leading large scale projects, that require combing innovative mindset along with architecture engineering skills.
Fara was involved in startups, as well as part of regional impactful projects in developing countries, and founded her architecture and design agency. Fara has a master’s degree in Architecture Engineering from Tokyo University and was a Ph.D. candidate for architecture and urban design.

Narith Phadungchai (Peng)

Strategic Advisor, Thailand
Narith is a seasoned sales and business development executive with extensive background in new business ventures and have held senior positions in multi-national companies (dtac, HP, Comverse and Lightbridge). He is the founder of KP Venture Partners which focuses on mergers & acquisitions and fund raising activities. In addition, he is the co-founder & managing director at Bigstone Thailand which is a lending marketplace platform catering to SMEs that are underserved and unserved by the banks and is the co-founder & managing director of ImpacTech Thailand.

Our Team

Wilson Lim

Community Manager, ImpacTech Singapore

Noriko Matsunaga

Program Assistant, ImpacTech Japan

Paolo Ragone

Marketing Manager, ImpacTech Japan

Karitha Kraharn

Administrative Support, Thailand

Tauriq Brown

Consultant, Thailand

Julien Condamines

Mentor in Resident, ImpacTech Singapore

Mentors & Domain Experts

Frans Wiwanto

Senior Compliance Leader | Board Advisor | Mentor & Educator | Forbes Council Member

Reha Hoshanli

Growth Lead APAC (online) – Google

Michelle Tan

Channels Specialist – Google Success & Alumni Network

Dr. Renée Kaddouch

PhD, Attorney at Law (Paris), Foreign Lawyer (Singapore)

Saiba G Singh

Manager, Digital for Asia at KFC

Bas Gieben

Growth Lead APAC (online) – Philips Hue

Mark Johnson

Founder, Seed Strategies

Mathieu Sneep

APAC Product Lead, Mobile Web at Google


Katarzyna Nowacka-Jakubowska

Professional Co-active coach (CTI), Visual thinking facilitator and trainer , Creativity trainer


Thibaut Briere

Technology marketer • Community builder • Contrarian

Alexandru Higyedi

Business systems analyst

Nestor Sanchez

Head of Product

Kevin Quah                            Head of Technical Sales and Legal Counsel at TAIGER

Caroline Essame

Founding Director, Social Entrepreneur and Consultant Therapist and Trainer

Rebecca Craig

Head of Media Pre-Sales & Solutions APAC, LinkedIn

Leanne Poon

APAC Staffing Program Manager at Google

Jason Gregory

Director of Agent Products at PropertyGuru, and Product Mentor

Noam Berda

CEO and Co-Founder, Zyllem

Hilit Ma’ayan

Director of User Experience & User Interface

Robert Salesas

Founder, Investor

Dina Coppel

Senior Business & Leadership Expert

Kris Withouck

General Manager at Vitalo Packaging Thailand/Phil’s

Dana Blouin

Marketing Expert and Entrepreneur

Ami Zarchi

Founder and Managing Director at Tel-Dan Ltd, Textile Home-Furnishings

Michael Pash

Partner at PKF International

Dana Bachar Grossman

Founder and Director MeD8, International Mediator

Nicholas Yeo

Technical Director, A*STAR

Erica Hanson

Developer Relations Program Manager, Google

Ronen Lamdan

Vice President APAC, WorkFusion

Chris Wilson

Senior Associate at Simmonds Stewart

Philip Chua

Politics, Public Policy, and Tech, Twitter

Omkaew “Fai” Wechayachai

Regional Chapter Manager, East and Southeast Asia, ANDE

Christophe Viguerie

Founder at Tech & Co

Eldwin Wong

Entrepreneur, Investor, and CFO

Kiren Tanna

Co-Founder & Global Managing Director, Rocket Internet

Dori Sella

Senior Business Trainer & Facilitator

Nir Karin

3D Operations Manager, HPI

Jean Balfour

Managing Director of Bailey Balfour and Executive Coaching

Avi Liran

Chief Delight Officer

Chun Woei Chee

Owner Intelleigen Group

Neelesh Bhatia

Senior Lecturer, Singapore Polytechnic

Karen New

Entrepreneur |Author | Speaker |Blockchain| Advisor of MicroMoney |ARK |Ethereum |NEO | Omisego Advocate

Namita Sethi

CEO, Futurebooks

Guy Ron

CEO and Co-Founder, XRVision

Andrew Bryant

Motivational Speaker, Executive Coach

Yoni Avital

Founder & CEO at Backpack Pte. Ltd.

Naama Ben Yehoyada

Director at Bailey Balfour

Jean-Pierre Sedaghat

Managing Partner, Vantage Capital Partners

Enon Landenberg

Co-Founder at Bosco

Gideon Simons

Emerging Tech Product Lead at Firemark lab – IAG

(Twwo) Pun Jaruthassanakul

Program Manager at ImpacTech

Emmanuelle Bourgois

Strategic Compliance Director & Founder, FairAgora Asia & VerifiK8

Mike Darnell

Director at Vimi.co

Amelie Yan-Gouiffes

Motivational Speaker, Public Speaking Coach (PCC-ICF), Inner Diamond Miner

Charles Blocker

Founder & CEO – IC Partners Limited

Teerasak Wongpiya

Innovation Consultant

Julien Condamines

Founder, Co-Creation Lab

Oonagh Grace

Startups, Strategic Partnerships, Communities, Industry Networker, Entrepreneurs, Talent Gaps

Nikhil Gupta

CEO at Hipster PTE LTD

David Pardo

Advisor, Consultant, Angel

Jane Hewett

Founder and Principal | Tranformational Operations Leader | C-Suite Advisor | Professional and Personal Coach

Julie Miyuki Colby

Co Founder – It Takes An Island

Ravi Bhogaraju

Global Head HR, Mentor & Speaker

Divya Patel

Champion for social entrepreneurs in Singapore and in the region

Alon Shaham

Head of Portfolio Management at Siemens PLM Software

Ted P. Thirapatana

UrbanTechCreations Holding Co., Ltd.

Meital Baruch

General Manager, Global Mindset

Claire Souchet

Regional Director @ LR Paris

Lawrence Chaney

Partner – Foreign Legal Advisor / Management Consultant at GPS Legal & Consulting

Dave Lim TM

TEDx Ambassador

Allison (Bartolino) Hollowell

Director of Marketing & Communications, AVPN

Peter Browne

Communication Consultant, Presentation Coach, Video Producer; Intangible Communications

Henri de Reboul

Co founder and CEO of Phitrust Asia

Rendy Tan

Ph.D – Senior Manager, NUS Sustainability Cluster

Richard Raynaut

Business & Leadership, certified coach 

Anna Itkin

Ph. D – Co founder of The Inceptery

Helena Wasserman

Chief Marketing Officer at Big Data For Humans | Forbes 30 Under 30 | Content Curator

Tauriq Brown


Charnchai Mahantakhun

Managing Director at Jaguar Land Rover Thailand, Inchcape (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

Mike Buffini

Chartered Wealth Manager, St. James Place

Batya Shulman

CFO – Consultant – Change Management

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