Emmanuel Pitsilis, MBA'95J
Emmanuel is an entrepreneur, angel investor and a mentor to half a dozen start-ups and entrepreneurs in Hong Kong and Singapore. He helps them in setting up, seeding and growing their businesses. An engineer by training, he is passionate about leveraging technology and artificial intelligence to transform old industries – e.g., service and finance. For example, Dragon Law, where he is one of the co-founders, is the leading legal tech start-up in Asia Pacific. Velotrade is also an Hong Kong FinTech startup that aims to create a new asset class by helping institutional investors invest in trade receivable portfolios.
Emmanuel is also a senior advisor with several investment funds and with First Bridge Strategy. First Bridge advises large institutional investors on alternative investment programs, including private equity, distressed debt, venture capital, co-investment, and real estate on a global basis.
Emmanuel previously spent 21 years with McKinsey & Company, mostly in Asia Pacific, where he had various leadership roles as Managing Partner of both geographic and functional practices with the Financial Services Group.
Emmanuel holds an MBA from INSEAD, a Master of Sciences from Ecole Polytechniqhe and a Master in Engineering from Ecole des Mines de Paris.