Siam Validus is an SME crowdfunding platform approved by SEC, that aims to empower SMEs via debt crowdfunding, and drive capital flow and investment that is essential for the growth of SMEs and Thai economy.
Siam Validus is a partnership between SCG Distribution Co., Ltd. and award-winning regional fintech Validus, Siam Validus marks Validus’ fourth market in Southeast Asia. Founded in 2015 to address the unmet financing needs of SMEs, Validus is today the largest SME financing marketplace in Singapore with a growing presence in Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand. An award-winning Fintech, Validus uses Data Analytics and AI to drive growth financing to the underserved SME sector via funds from accredited high-net-worth individuals and institutional investors.
Validus holds a Capital Markets Services Licence by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), and its Indonesian arm Batumbu has received OJK registration in April 2019. The company is backed by highly reputed VCs including AddVentures by SCG, Dutch Development Bank FMO, Vertex Ventures Southeast Asia and India, and Vertex Growth Fund.
Chief Executive Officer
Wareemon is an exceptional, experienced senior executive with 28 years of experience from Financial Services and IT sectors. Driven and passionate about the SME sector within Banking, she has led the SME divisions of 4 commercial banks in Thailand. In addition, she was also executive sponsor for transformation projects in various banks, namely Siam Commercial Bank, Krungthai Bank, and CIMB Thai.
She has excellent proven skill sets in strategic development, business transformation, leadership, people management and execution.
Chief Risk and Compliance Officer
Experienced in the SME sector for more than 15 years of financial and banking industry, Chanat has worked with both local and international banks including Standard Chartered Bank, Siam Commercial Bank, TMB Bank, Krungthai Bank, and CIMB Thai Bank. He has experience in Credit Approval, Product Development including Supply Chain Financing, Process Improvement, and Compliance. Prior to joining Siam Validus, he played a significant role in SME Transformation which covered end-to-end credit process e.g. Credit Scoring Engine, revamp approval process, automation of income verification, and etc. He was also responsible for taking care rules and regulations which related to all regulators.
He holds a Bachelor degree of Engineering from Chulalongkorn University and Master of Business Administration in Finance from Western Michigan University, USA.
Chief of Product Officer
Expertise in the SME sector with over 12 years of financial and banking industry. Prior to Siam Validus, Rosakorn spearheaded the first SME lending project with Kasikorn Bank in 2008 growing the SME sector with strong market knowledge and sales management. She joined Krungthai Bank in 2014 to set up a new department – SME business transforming retail banking to the new sector.
She was the business leader of a regional lending FinTech company – Ascend Money, successfully launched a digital lending solution for SME within the CP ecosystem. She also brought the digital solution to SME in regional countries and successfully launched a digital supply chain lending program in Vietnam.
Head of Investor Relations
Sumanyat brings with her more than 15 years of experience in private banking, high-net-worth customer relationship management, private fund sales, and treasury operations. Prior to joining Siam Validus, Sumanyat spent 5 years at SCB Securities as a Deputy Vice President where she oversaw sales in Private Portfolio Management. Before SCB Securities, Sumanyat spent 8 years as a Senior Private Banker with Kasikorn Bank where she serviced and provided asset allocation models to 200 of the bank’s high-net-worth clients. Sumanyat began her career with the Export-Import Bank of Thailand where as a member of the Treasury Department, she assisted in the bank’s bond issuance. Sumanyat has been a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) since 2014.
Head of Finance
Aomkon has over 13 years of experience in accounting and finance in import/export, fintech, e-commerce, life and non-life insurance.
Prior to joining Siam Validus Capital, Aomkon set up the whole accounting and finance process for a startup insurance broker and used technology to improve the efficiency of the process.
Head of Business Development
Archava has over 10 years of experience in strategic marketing planning & selling on distribution channels for SCG Thailand’s biggest conglomerate. His expertise includes Supply Chain and Logistic for building material and retail industry.
Prior to joining Siam Validus, Archava was building the first ever E-Commerce product platform for SCG. He holds a certified Scrum Master License and was the first to apply Agility methodology as Project owner with deep understanding of designing customer journey and data analytics to the platform.
Archava holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Marketing from Prince of Songkla University and Master of Business Economics major in Stock valuation estimation & Analysis from Kasetsart University.
Archava is a frequent speaker to share his views on E-Commerce and logistics and Agile Methodology.
Head of Commercial
Paitoon has over 15 years of experience in SME banking. He had worked in SME Credit and Sales across Siam Commercial Bank, TMB Bank, and CIMB Thai.
Prior to joining Siam Validus, Paitoon was Head of Small Business at CIMB Thai.
Paitoon holds a Bachelor’s (first class honours) and Master’s degree in Business Administration from University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce.
Transforming SME financing across Southeast Asia
16 billion THB
Total funded across all markets that Validus is present in