East Ventures, an Indonesia-focused venture capital firm, has named former Temasek CEO Koh Wai Kit as managing partner. In his new role, Koh Wai Kit will be responsible for further building on East Ventures’ leadership position in Indonesia and Southeast Asia region.
Koh Wai Kit joined East Ventures as venture partner in February 2021. He founded and was CEO of a licensed fund management platform in 2021.
He was also the founding member of Pavilion Capital, a Temasek company focused on Asia private equity and venture capital where he spearheaded investments in China, Japan, Korea, and Southeast Asia including in several tech unicorns such as Gojek, Didi, Xiaohongshu, Toss, and freee.
Prior to setting up Pavilion Capital, Wai Kit served in investment, strategy, and portfolio management functions at Temasek.
Prior to joining Temasek, he was a member of the Singapore Administrative Service involved in public policy formulation and implementation.
“East Ventures is the leading venture investment platform in Indonesia and Southeast Asia. It is a privilege for me to join the team that has delivered outperformance and outsized impact to the region’s tech ecosystem,” said Koh Wai Kit.