Chris Loh joined Axiom Asia in August 2009. He now leads the firm’s venture capital fund investments throughout Asia and is responsible for all fund investments in India. He also actively participates in co-investments and secondary investments.
Prior to joining Axiom Asia, he had nine years of private equity experience with GIC Special Investments, spending the first two years in the Singapore office and the next seven years in the San Francisco office. Chris led due diligence and investments in venture capital, growth capital, buyout and secondary funds in the U.S. and Asia. He was also involved in four direct investments in high-tech startups - two went public and two were acquired.
Chris worked for seven years as an engineer at DSO National Laboratories, the largest R&D organization in Singapore serving the country's defense force. He was promoted to Senior Member of Technical Staff and led a team of engineers in the development of secured, wireless communication systems. His research was published in international conferences like Milcom in the U.S.
Chris was awarded the Monbusho Scholarship jointly by the Singapore Government and the Japanese Ministry of Education. He earned a Bachelor of Electronics Engineering degree from the University of Tokyo and completed two master programs (an MBA and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering) at the National University of Singapore. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst charter holder. Chris is fluent in English, Mandarin and Japanese.