Chua Chye Poh is a venture partner for maritime at Quest Ventures, a leading venture fund for technology companies that have scalability and replicability in large internet communities. Chye Poh works closely with startups to accelerate their growth through a combination of incubation services and programmes.
Chye Poh is the founder and CEO of ShipsFocus, a venture studio and digital solution factory dedicated for maritime commerce. The former CEO of Asia’s largest ship-brokerage is a maritime industry veteran of more than 30 years. He started ShipsFocus in 2016 to help maritime companies ride the digital wave. He particularly enjoys thinking about the future of the maritime industry, its many ill-defined but important issues, and researching and developing innovation and adoption frameworks and solutions to overcome these issues.
He is a member of the International Maritime Centre 2030 Advisory Committee of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), a member of the MPA Maritime Mentors Network, a member of the Business Angel Network Southeast Asia, and a member of the London-based Chartered Institute of Shipbrokers.
Chye Poh has been guest speaker at maritime-focused and entrepreneurship events such as PIER71. He is an advisor or mentor for many startups.
Chye Poh is a MBA graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo. For leisure, he enjoys jogging and reading.
Accurate as of 2020