Group President, Garena
Nick joined Garena in December 2014 after more than a decade with General Atlantic (GA), most recently as the Chief Executive Officer of GA’s Southeast Asia business.Nick is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Working Group on Local Capital Markets Integration, a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, a member of the Singapore Chapter of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), a member of the sub-Committee on the Future Economy (CFE) and a member of the global Kauffman Society. He was also the former Honorary Secretary and a board member of the Singapore Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (SVCA), a former board member of the New York Private Equity Network (NYPEN) and a former board member of the U.S.-ASEAN Business Council.
Nick first joined GA in 2002 in New York and moved to Singapore in 2011 to co-found the firm’s ASEAN office. During his time at GA, Nick played a key role in many innovative investments for GA including the firm’s first investment in Southeast Asia (Garena), its most successful investment to-date in India (Genpact, NYSE: G), and its first investment in cloud computing (Quality Technology, NYSE: QTS).
Prior to GA, Nick was a management consultant with McKinsey & Company in New York. During college and graduate school, he also worked at Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, Lenovo, and IBM. He received an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business in 2007, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar and co-led the MBA exchange program with Tsinghua University in Beijing. He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University in Chemistry and Physics, magna cum laude, in 2000. In 1996 he was named a United States Presidential Scholar, one of the nation’s highest academic honors for graduating secondary school students. He and his wife Phalgun are passionate about the power of the non-profit and social enterprise sector to transform society for the better.
They are the co-founders of the foundation Morph.org, whose first effort is the global Ramanujan Project to identify and nurture exceptional mathematics talent in emerging markets. He earlier launched an effort in partnership with Harvard University to identify and prioritize the world’s hardest still unsolved problems in the social sciences. He is also a board member of the Manudhane Foundation for Excellence, which is focused on improving the quality of life in India by nurturing the pursuit of individual and organizational excellence as a root cause of positive social change.