Our Team

We are a private equity fund manager focused on investing in the Asian Food Sector. The Proterra Asia team sits in offices in Singapore and Shanghai.

The Team at Proterra in Asia

Tai Lin
Tai Lin

MANAGING PARTNER

Tai has over 20 years of private equity and investment banking experience. Prior to Proterra, he served as a Managing Director for Cargill’s fund management subsidiary Black River Asset Management, where he focused on food sector investments across Asia. Tai has spent over a decade building out Proterra’s Asia platform to support entrepreneurs and management teams across the Asian food sector.

Deepak Malik
Deepak Malik

SENIOR MANAGING DIRECTOR

Deepak has over 26 years of experience in the food industry and as an investor. Prior to Proterra, Deepak was a co-founder and managing director of Cargill Ventures, a venture capital fund within Cargill, leading investments in software and business process services. He joined Cargill in 1995 in the Strategy & Business Development Group and also spent time in Cargill’s fertilizer division.

Koh-Peng Chua
Koh-Peng Chua

MANAGING DIRECTOR & ASIA GENERAL COUNSEL

Koh-Peng has over 19 years of experience in cross border M&A, private equity investments, equity offerings, derivatives, distressed credits and securities regulations. Prior to Proterra, Koh-Peng served as a Managing Director and Senior Legal Counsel for Cargill’s fund management subsidiary Black River Asset Management, where he provided legal and compliance support across various funds.

Ziting (Tina) Wang
Ziting (Tina) Wang

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Tina has over 12 years of experience in private equity and M&A, and 4 years of audit experience. Tina focuses on Proterra Asia’s investment activities across Greater China. Prior to Proterra, she served as a Director for SunEdison, once the largest global renewable energy company listed on the NYSE, where she headed the M&A and Project Finance functions in China.

Qingyun Tian
Qingyun Tian

DIRECTOR

Qingyun has over 15 years of experience in private equity and management consulting. She previously served as Principal at the Boston Consulting Group (Greater China), where she provided deal cycle consulting services to private equity funds.

Saurabh Bajaj
Saurabh Bajaj

DIRECTOR

Saurabh has over 13 years of investing experience in the food industry and focuses on the firm’s investments in Southeast Asia with a particular interest in food tech. Prior to Proterra, he worked at Louis Dreyfus and Olam, focusing on corporate strategy and investments across the food & agriculture sectors across Asia and the Middle East.

Saurabh Gupta
Saurabh Gupta

DIRECTOR

Saurabh has 18 years of experience in private equity investments, project financing & capital restructuring. Prior to Proterra, Saurabh was Vice President for Cargill’s fund management subsidiary Black River Asset Management, where he focused on food sector investments across Asia. He started his career as a management consultant and has extensive experience in real estate and project financing.

William So
William So

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT

William has over 12 years of experience in private equity and M&A transactions, and focuses on investments in consumer food and food production in China. He joins from Black River Asset Management and was with KPMG Transaction Services performing financial due diligence for private equity or multinational corporations investing in China prior to that.

Peter Tan
Peter Tan

INVESTMENT ASSOCIATE

Peter has over 5 years experience in finance. Prior to Proterra, Peter worked at a European private equity firm, Deloitte (China) and KPMG (US). He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Missouri.

Diyang Wang
Diyang Wang

SENIOR INVESTMENT ANALYST

Prior to Proterra, Diyang worked at PwC in Shanghai in the advisory team, focusing on financial due diligence. He graduated from the Washington University in St. Louis with a M.S. in Finance.

Louise Yam
Louise Yam

LEGAL & COMPLIANCE COUNSEL

Louise has over 4 years of experience in M&A, regulatory compliance and corporate governance. Prior to joining Proterra, Louise advised on a range of corporate matters such as M&A and private equity investments at a law firm in Hong Kong.