This is Nurasa

We envision a world where more
people can enjoy better, healthier,
and more sustainable living.

A new dawn beckons over the horizon – come collaborate with us in strengthened solidarity and commitment towards Asia’s sustainable future.
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Meet the Team

Alan Thompson

Interim Chief Executive Officer

With nearly two decades of experience with Temasek, Alan Thompson has held various senior leadership positions within the firm, most recently as Operating Partner. Previously, he has served as Joint Head of Strategic Development, Senior Managing Director of the Enterprise Development Group, Joint Head of Private Equity Investments, and Managing Director, Portfolio Management, among other roles.

Prior to joining Temasek in 2004, Alan gained extensive senior management experience in strategy consulting and private equity across a wide range of industries in Southeast Asia, Australia and South Africa. He holds an MBA, a Graduate Diploma in Engineering and a Bachelor of Science Engineering (Electrical) degree, from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa.


Jolene Lum

Head of Business Development

Jolene is the food start-ups’ go-to for collaborations,  on how to leverage Nurasa’s Food Tech Innovation Centre (FTIC), and on how food businesses can benefit from Nurasa’s end-to-end solutions for scale-up manufacturing and go-to-market support. She champions the development and growth of the ecosystem base for the FTIC and leads the development of new or complementary business opportunities for Nurasa. Jolene was previously an agtech venture builder, as well as serving as Founder & CEO of Urban Tiller, where she connected viable urban farming with hyper local supply chains. She also co-built and ran a Singapore insect farming enterprise for sustainable animal feeds and helped to create one of Asia’s first mycelium alternative protein start-ups. She received her Bachelor’s in Chemistry (Physical Science) and Comparative Literature from Yale-NUS College.

Diane Fermin

Corporate Communications Manager

A passionate, purpose-driven storyteller,  Diane Fermin Roeder champions corporate communications for Nurasa, driving the compelling narrative for its mission to inspire people in embracing sustainable food by accelerating access at scale across Asia. Diane’s career journey has armed her with a communications toolkit honed in the international media, luxury hospitality, and financial services industries, as she carved out a specialist’s career that has spanned the Philippines, Hong Kong, the USA, the Middle East, and Singapore. She obtained her MBA from Fordham University, New York, graduated with a BA in Communications from the Ateneo de Manila University, and has acquired United Nations Global Compact Network Singapore certification in foundational corporate sustainability.

Bay Hoe Heng

Facility Operations Manager

A highly experienced Facilities Manager with deep knowledge in preventative maintenance and life-cycle requirements, Bay will be responsible for overall operations and the upholding of workplace safety and health standards at Nurasa’s Food Tech Innovation Centre (FTIC), due to open in 1st half 2023. Well-versed in strategic facility management to achieve cost savings without sacrificing quality objectives, Bay is focused on energy efficiency optimisation as well as compliance with occupational safety, health and environmental industry regulations. Bay graduated with a Bachelor’s degree (HON) in Technology with an Electronics major at Singapore Institute of Management (SIM); he also received a Diploma in Electrical Engineering and Specialist Diplomas in Facilities Management and Logistics Management from Ngee Ann Polytechnic.

Ray Liew

Financial Planning & Analysis Manager

Ray is a seasoned Chartered Accountant of Singapore as well as a Certified Practising Accountant of Australia. As the Financial Planning & Analysis Manager for Nurasa, he oversees the company’s accounting functions, overall management tracking of expenses versus budget, the issuing of timely and accurate financial statements and plans, as well as analysis of risks and opportunities. He has held senior managerial finance and accounting for companies in various industries, including the food, entertainment and maritime sectors. Ray graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business (Majoring in Accounting and Finance) at Taylor’s Business School, Subang Jaya, Malaysia, twinning with the University of Technology Sydney, Australia.

Mariani Maihadani

Office Manager

Nurasa’s Office Manager and HR Support Lead Maria is the proverbial glue that holds the team together. An Agile Certified Professional and Certified Scrum Master, she is a highly dedicated and experienced master in running offices and workflows for C-suite individuals and teams and balancing multiple workstreams. She has gathered extensive office managerial experience from previous roles in Temasek as well as for companies in the aquaculture, luxury fashion brands, beauty and cosmetics industries.

Pradeep Pant

President, Pant Consulting / Chairman of the Board of Directors, Nurasa

A highly experienced senior business leader with over 37 years of experience in the FMCG industry, Pradeep is an expert in building businesses in both mature and emerging markets. He has managed a wide range of iconic brands, including those from Mondelēz International, Fonterra, Nestle, to name a few, across some of the world’s fastest-growing and complex emerging markets including China, India, Russia, Turkey, Middle East and ASEAN as well as developed markets like ANZ, Japan, Korea. Pradeep is the Founding President of Food Industry Asia (FIA) and now serves as Honorary Advisor to the Council. He sits on the Supervisory Boards of Royal DSM N.V. Netherlands, Max Life Insurance Company India, Niva BUPA Health Insurance India, Max India and Antara Senior Living India.

Angeline Ooi

Founder, Managing Director of SBR Strategic

Angeline is an experienced senior business leader with deep expertise in the food and agriculture industry, particularly in Asia. She is skilled in building profitable businesses by having a clear strategic vision, developing strong teams and growing both organically as well as through acquisitions and strategic partnerships.

Besides sitting on the board for Nurasa and Oatside, Angeline is also currently the Founder and Managing Director of SBR Strategic Pte Ltd., where she provides business advisory services to business owners and investment managers in the food and agriculture industry. With her ability to provide strategic guidance and access to senior talent for clients, she has raised equity financing from private equity funds and strategic investors for large privately-owned businesses.

Anuj Maheshwari

Managing Director, Agribusiness, Middle East & Africa, Temasek

Anuj is the Managing Director and Head of Agri-Food at Temasek. In 2013, he founded a team that helps innovative Agri-Food companies unlock their potential while making a difference in the world by offering sustainable solutions and delivering better diets. With over US$8bn invested since its inception, Temasek’s Agri-Food portfolio consists of many market leading and innovative companies and includes over 25+ breakthrough and disruptive start-ups – of which eight are unicorns.

Anuj holds a Bachelor of Technology degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, and an MBA from Harvard Business School where he graduated with Distinction.

Jeffrey Siow

Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer, Enterprise Singapore

Jeffrey leads Enterprise Singapore in working with committed companies to build capabilities, innovate and internationalise, supporting Singapore’s growth as a hub for global trading and start-ups. Prior to his current appointment, Jeffrey was Principal Private Secretary to Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. He has also served in other capacities at the Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Manpower, the Prime Minister’s Office, and Ministry of Education. Jeffrey graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan Fellows Program with an MBA. He also holds a BA in Economics & Government and a BSc in Urban & Regional Studies from Cornell University.

Dr. Beh Swan Gin

Permanent Secretary (Development), Ministry of Trade & Industry

Dr Beh Swan Gin was appointed as the Permanent Secretary (Development) at the Ministry of Trade & Industry on 1 May 2023.  He was Chairman of the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) from December 2014 to April 2023.  Prior to joining EDB, he was Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Law from July 2012 to November 2014 and was Managing Director of the EDB from August 2008 to June 2012.  He is a board director for Singapore Exchange Limited and chairs the board of CapitaLand Ascendas REIT Management Ltd.   Dr Beh is a medical doctor by training and graduated from the National University of Singapore.  He is also a Sloan Fellow with a Master of Science in Management from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and completed the Advanced Management Programme at the Harvard Business School.

Yeoh Keat Chuan

Chief Executive Officer, Temus

Yeoh Keat Chuan (KC) is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Temus, a global digital transformation solutions company, which is majority owned by Temasek International. KC is on secondment to Temus from Temasek. He has served as interim CEO of Ensign Infosecurity, the leading pure play cybersecurity company in Singapore, and was Deputy Head of Enterprise Development Group (EDG) at Temasek. KC was previously Managing Director of the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), the lead agency in the Singapore government for industry development and investment promotion.





Kenneth Chan

Kenneth Chan is a seasoned  Organisation Leader with over 30 years of hands-on experience in Fortune 500 consumer and retail multinational companies such as McDonald’s, PepsiCo, Procter & Gamble and Singapore Airlines. Most recently from 2016 to 2021, Kenneth was an equity and operating partner of the Lionhorn Group [a McDonald’s licensee) for McDonald’s Singapore and Malaysia, as well as serving as Managing Director of McDonald’s Singapore. He helmed McDonald’s China as Chief Executive Officer, and as Division President for the Greater China region between 2009 to 2015. Prior to China, Kenneth headed McDonald’s Singapore as its Managing Director from 2004 to 2008 while having simultaneous regional responsibilities for Korea, Taiwan and Malaysia. Kenneth began his career journey in International Relations with Singapore Airlines and went on to assume regional and in-market brand positions for PepsiCo International and Procter & Gamble. Apart from his executive coaching and mentoring roles, he currently serves on the boards of Singapore Power Services and SaladStop and is as an advisor to The Live Green Co.

What We Stand For

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We believe people will enjoy a better, healthier life by embracing the sustainable choice.
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We believe accelerating access to good food is vital in creating a sustainable system.
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We believe end-to-end innovation is the path to success.
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We believe if we can get kitchens across Asia to embrace flexitarianism, we’ll accelerate the sustainable future.
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We believe we can only do it through deep collaboration with partners.

Make a difference in Asia’s sustainable food system today.