Core Shareholders

    • Anthony Chan
    • Sofina SA
    • David Yeung
    • David Kedwards
    • Hsu Family
    • Guillaume Dhamelincourt
  • Anthony is Chief Executive Officer, shareholder and a member of the Board of Isola Capital Group.


    Anthony has extensive experience across the Asia Pacific region in corporate finance, private equity and venture capital. Anthony enjoyed a career in investment banking with Credit Suisse, Citigroup and Lehman Brothers Asia before transitioning to private equity and principal investments.  He has broad investment expertise across consumer, education, food safety, industrial, and technology sectors.


    Anthony attained a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance and Economics) from The University of Sydney and Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from The University of Sydney Law School. He is also a graduate of The College of Law (Sydney) and was admitted to the High Court of Australia and Supreme Court of NSW.  Anthony is a graduate from the Financial Engineering Program of Stanford University and attended the Stanford Executive Institute.  He is a Responsible Officer for Type 1 (Dealing in Securities), Type 4 (Advising on Securities) and Type 9 (Asset Management) activities licensed by the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission.


    Anthony is Co-Chair of Cyberport Investors Network Growth Portfolio Sub-Committee, a member of the Limited Partners Committee, Family Office Committee and Wine Committee of HKVCA, a member of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce Taxation Committee and YEC Executive Committee.  He is a member of the Hong Kong Securities and Investments Institute. He holds directorships in various private and public companies.


    Anthony is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese, and a keen tennis player, golfer, wine enthusiast and Formula One fan.

  • Sofina is a European family-controlled investment company, listed on the Brussels stock exchange, and a supportive partner of entrepreneurs and families managing growing companies. Sofina invests both directly and through Private Equity funds. Its geographical scope is Europe, the United States, and more recently, Asia.


    Maxence Tombeur

    Director - Isola Capital Group

    Maxence is the Head of Asia at Sofina S.A. He represents Sofina Group, which is a shareholder of Isola Capital Group, as a member on the Board of Directors and the Advisory and Operating Committee of Isola Capital Group.

    Maxence is a Non-Executive Director of GL Events and Vives Louvain Technology Fund. Before joining Sofina S.A., he served in various positions at ING Bank in Brussels and Paris.

    Maxence graduated from Louvain School of Management (Université Catholique de Louvain) and Indian Institute of Management Calcutta.

  • David is a member of the Board of Directors and the Advisory and Operating Committee of Isola Capital Group. He is a co-founder of Starcrest Capital Partners Limited, a professionally managed independent private equity real estate practice focusing on investments opportunities in China. Besides investing in his core real estate business, David also holds diversified business interests in other sectors through direct investment or investing in funds.

    David has over a decade of experience in the finance and real estate investment industries. Prior to co-founding Starcrest Capital Partners in 2010, he was previously with Goldman Sachs Asian Special Situations Group where he was responsible for managing the firm’s proprietary real estate investing activities in equity, debt, hybrid and direct assets across both the private and public markets, including restructuring some Chinese private real estate companies with a total investment of over US$1.5 billion. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, David was with MGPA, one of the largest real estate fund managers in Asia where he focused on direct asset and joint venture investments in the Asia ex-Japan region.

    David is a graduate of Ohio State University with an honors degree in Business Administration.

  • David is a shareholder and member of the Advisory and Operating Committee of Isola Capital Group. He is CEO of Wall Street English International and was Managing Director of Pearson English Direct Delivery Business when it was acquired by Pearson Longman LLC in 2010.

    David started his career at Wall Street English China as the Operations Director in 2001, and became the CEO in China in August 2002. Wall Street English China experienced tremendous growth under his guidance and expanded its presence in key markets including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen, with the opening of over 50 learning centers in nine years.

    In August 2010, David was appointed CEO of Wall Street English International, which has 450 learning centers in 28 countries around the world. Prior to joining Wall Street English, he worked as the UK Operations Director for KinderCare Learning Centers, the largest private childcare operator in the world. In that role he was responsible for planning and implementing the start-up of KinderCare’s UK business. He was also a founder and General Manager of Bright Horizons Day Nurseries in the UK.

    David has worked in business development roles for Marriott Hotels, TRW (in the aerospace industry), and Marsh McLennan (in the insurance industry).

    David received his MBA from the University of Bradford and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Politics and Economics from the University of Lancaster. He also holds a Diploma in Marketing Management from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK).

  • The Hsu brothers are the sixth generation of a Shanghainese shipping family based in Hong Kong and Taiwan, with deep roots in Greater China and Japan.  The family's long history in maritime can be traced back to 1830 in Zhoushan, China and has held diversified business interests, with shipping as its core - formalized by Eddie Steamships Co. Ltd. in Shanghai in the 1920s which operated one of the first steel-hulled passenger ships in China.


    Oak Steamship Co. Ltd. was established in 1961 in Hong Kong, and is a general ship management company which manages ships owned by Hsu family interests.  Today, vessels and companies owned and managed by the Hsu family and its affiliates are collectively known as the "Oak Maritime Group".


    John Hsu

    John is a shareholder and a member of the Advisory and Operating Committee of Isola Capital Group, representing the Hsu brothers' interests in the Isola Capital Group.  John's family has been owners and operators of bulkers, tankers, and specialized ships for six generations including Sincere Navigation Corp. and Oak Maritime Group.

    Currently, John is a director of the Hsu family's family office, OSS Capital.  From 2003 to 2010 he was partner of Ajia Partners, a prominent privately owned alternative investment firm.  From 1998 to 2002 he was Chief Investment Officer of Matrix Global Investments, a hedge fund of US-listed technology companies.  John has also been a Director of Seaspan Corporation (NYSE - SSW) since 2008.  John received his B.A. from Colgate University, and his MBA from Columbia University, and is fluent in English, Japanese and Mandarin.

  • Guillaume is a shareholder and member of the Advisory and Operating Committee of Isola Capital Group. In addition to his responsibilities with his family holdings, Guillaume is the Head of Sales for Asia for La Française Group, a global asset management firm headquartered in Paris with expertise in managing securities and real estate assets.

    Guillaume is also responsible for business development at JK Capital Management Ltd in Hong Kong, an Asian equity and bond asset manager, subsidiary of La Française Group.

    Prior to moving to Hong Kong, Guillaume was Investment Director at HSBC Specialist Investments in London, the property and infrastructure private equity arm of HSBC. Before that he was with JP Morgan in their asset management division.

    Guillaume is a graduate of ESSEC business school in Paris majoring in Finance and he is a CFA charterholder.