Our diverse team consists of M&A professionals from different countries, including several key countries of East Asia. We have strong working knowledge of local East Asian cultures and practices, and have native capabilities to speak major East Asian languages, such as Chinese, Bahasa Indonesia, Malay, Thai, and Vietnamese. We are committed to becoming our clients’ reliable M&A partner for the long term.
Pickering Pacific also has an additional team of junior analysts and a researcher.
Jacques PickeringMANAGING DIRECTOR, FRENCH NATIONAL
Jacques is the founder and a Managing Director of Pickering Pacific. He is a French national.
Prior to founding Pickering Pacific, Jacques started his career in 1991 as an M&A lawyer for Clifford Chance in Paris before being transferred to London. From 2000 to 2003, Jacques worked in senior M&A and financial roles for the H.J. Heinz Company. He first worked at Heinz World Headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (U.S.) as General Manager in charge of Portfolio Planning and Analysis, and then in Melbourne (Australia) as Director, Planning & Business Development for Heinz Australasia.
Jacques has more than 25 years of experience in M&A projects, covering various sectors on all continents. Jacques has extensive knowledge of East Asia culture and practices. He has lived in Singapore since 2003 and spent five years in the Philippines and Thailand as a child. He is married to a Chinese lady.
Jacques holds an MBA from IMD in Lausanne (Switzerland), and an LL.M. in Business Law and an LL.M. in English and North American Comparative Law from University Paris I – Sorbonne.
Jacques has contributed articles on M&A-related topics to various publications and is a frequent speaker at regional conferences.
Erwan MeurzecMANAGING DIRECTOR, FRENCH NATIONAL
Erwan is a Managing Director at Pickering Pacific. He is a French national.
Prior to joining Pickering Pacific in 2014, Erwan worked for seven years in the mid-market M&A team of UBS in Paris.
Erwan has more than 10 years of M&A experience servicing a number of clients in many different sectors including energy, TMT, consumer goods, business services, etc. Since 2014, Erwan has already completed several East Asian transactions at Pickering Pacific, such as: acquisition of healthcare business of Jebsen & Jessen in Thailand and Malaysia by Getz Healthcare, sale of the communication service division by Jebsen & Jessen, the acquisition of QB Foods by Johnsonville, deal sourcing and execution projects in the animal feed sector in Thailand and Indonesia, deal sourcing and execution projects in the plastics sector in Greater China, etc.
Erwan holds a Master’s degree of corporate finance from EM Lyon business school (France) during which time he completed an M&A internship at ABN Amro in Kuala Lumpur.
Jansen GunardiDIRECTOR, INDONESIAN NATIONAL
Jansen is a Director at Pickering Pacific. He is an Indonesian national.
Jansen initially joined Pickering Pacific as an intern analyst in 2012. He subsequently joined Pickering Pacific as a full-time M&A professional in 2013.
Jansen has worked on various M&A projects in Southeast Asia with Pickering Pacific, such as: Johnsonville’s acquisition of QB Food (food distribution sector in Singapore), Imerys’ acquisition of Kinta Powdertec (industrial mineral sector in Malaysia), deal sourcing and execution projects in the retail food sector in Indonesia, M&A execution project in the engineering service sector in Thailand, etc.
Jansen graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering with Honours in 2013, where he studied under Sembcorp full scholarship for academic excellence and outstanding co-curricular activities records. During his university studies, in addition to doing an M&A internship at Pickering Pacific, Jansen also did internships at AIG (Actuarial Science), Bloomberg (Analytics & Sales) and Emerson Process Management (Engineering).
From December 2013 to June 2015, Jansen completed all three levels of the CFA Program.
Yimin Bai柏一旻VICE PRESIDENT, SINGAPOREAN NATIONAL
Yimin Bai is an Vice President at Pickering Pacific. She is a Singaporean national, originally from China.
Yimin initially joined Pickering Pacific as an intern analyst in 2011. She subsequently joined Pickering Pacific as a full-time M&A professional in 2012.
Yimin has conducted more than 30 M&A projects in East Asia with Pickering Pacific, such as: multiple deal sourcing projects in the packaging sector in China and Southeast Asia, M&A execution projects in the packaging sector in China, M&A execution project in the food sector in Southeast Asia, deal sourcing and M&A execution project in the chemical distribution sector in Southeast Asia, deal sourcing project in the transportation sector in Southeast Asia, etc.
Yimin completed her Masters of Applied Mathematics in a double degree program from Ecole Centrale Paris and from the National University of Singapore.
Yan He何妍VICE PRESIDENT, SINGAPOREAN NATIONAL
Yan is a Vice President at Pickering Pacific. She is a Singaporean national, originally from China.
Yan joined Pickering Pacific as a full-time M&A professional in 2016.
Yan completed her Masters of Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She also holds a Bachelor of Electrical & Electronic Engineering from Nanyang Technological University.
Lissa Ann Wong黄思嫣VICE PRESIDENT, SINGAPOREAN NATIONAL
Lissa is a Vice President at Pickering Pacific. She is a Singaporean national.
Lissa initially joined Pickering Pacific as an intern analyst in 2014. She subsequently joined Pickering Pacific as a full-time M&A professional in 2016.
Lissa has worked on various M&A projects in Southeast Asia with Pickering Pacific, such as: deal sourcing in the retail food sector in Indonesia and Johnsonville’s acquisition of QB Food (food distribution sector in Singapore).
Lissa graduated from Singapore Management University with a Bachelor of Business Management with Honours in 2016. During her university studies, in addition to doing an M&A internship at Pickering Pacific, Lissa also did internships at KPMG (M&A Advisory), United Overseas Bank (Personal Financial Services) and Singapore Exchange (Listings).
Lissa completed level 1 of the CFA Program.
Thomas DoANALYST, VIETNAMESE NATIONAL
Thomas is an Analyst at Pickering Pacific. He is a Vietnamese national.
Thomas joined Pickering Pacific as a full-time M&A professional in 2019.
Thomas graduated from Nanyang Technological University from Singapore with a degree in Bachelor of Accountancy (second class upper honours) in 2017.
Thomas completed level 2 of the CFA Program.
Yang Le杨乐ANALYST, CHINESE NATIONAL
Yang Le is an Analyst at Pickering Pacific. He is a Chinese national.
Yang Le initially joined Pickering Pacific as an intern analyst in 2018. He subsequently joined Pickering Pacific as a full-time M&A professional in 2019.
Yang Le graduated from Singapore Management University with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Economics with second major in Finance in 2019. During his university studies, in addition to doing a long-term M&A internship at Pickering Pacific, Yang Le also interned at China Merchant Securities (Equity Capital Markets) and HSBC (Corporate Banking).
Yang Le completed level 1 of the CFA Program.
Chakkhapong PornbenjapukkulANALYST, THAI NATIONALChakkhapong is an Analyst at Pickering Pacific. He is a Thai national.Chakkhapong joined Pickering Pacific as a full-time M&A professional in 2019.Chakkhapong graduated from Chulalongkorn University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics (First Class Honours) with Finance Track in 2019. During his university studies, Chakkhapong also did an investment banking internship at The Quant Group (Thailand) and part-time work at Boston Consulting Group (Bangkok Office).
Mengyi (Megan) Li李梦依ANALYST, CHINESE NATIONAL
Mengyi is an Analyst at Pickering Pacific. She is a Chinese national.
Mengyi joined Pickering Pacific as a full-time M&A professional in 2021.
Mengyi graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Business Administration (Accountancy) with Honours in 2019.
Shirley Chua蔡佩妧OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR, SINGAPOREAN NATIONAL
Shirley is an office administrator/ researcher at Pickering Pacific. She is a Singaporean national.
Shirley joined Pickering Pacific as a full-time since 2011 and completed her Bachelor degree in Business Administration from University of Buckingham.
Peter BuergerSenior Adviser
Peter has spent 37 years in international banking with Commerzbank before leaving the bank in December 2009.
He served as Managing Director for Commerzbank’s Tokyo Securities business, General Manager of its London Branch, Group Managing Director for Multinational Corporates and led its Asian business as a Regional Board Member and then as its Vice Chairman for Asia. With half of his working career spent in Asia, Peter now looks after a portfolio of activities focused on foreign direct investments between Germany and Asia as well as some regional bank advisory work.
He is a former Chairman of the London Foreign Bankers Association, and Vice-President of the British Bankers Association and received the German Order of Merit in 2002 for his achievements in German-British economic relations.
Jon RobinsonSenior Adviser
Jon provides remuneration and governance advice for investors, boards and management.
Jon moved to Singapore in 1997 as Managing Director of the global consulting firm Watson Wyatt’s Singapore office where he had responsibility for the firm’s South East Asia business. Before moving to Singapore, he lived in Indonesia and Hong Kong for five years and four years respectively.
From 2003 to 2008, Jon led the Asia business of the Vanguard Group, one of the world’s largest investment managers. Jon served on the Singapore Central Provident Fund’s Advisory Panel from 2006 to 2008 as well as the government’s Economic Review Committee’s CPF group in 2002.
Jon is chairman of the governors of Tanglin Trust School. Jon is also an independent director of two hedge funds managed by EFA Group, and a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Directors.
Jon graduated from Cambridge University with a degree in Mathematics.
Arnaud BonzomSenior Adviser
Arnaud has over 8 years of experience in the startup ecosystem in Southeast Asia, a large network of thousands of investors and is well-connected to startups in Southeast Asia.
He is a former venture partner at 500 Startups, one of the most active VC firms in Southeast Asia.
He is the co-founder of Map of the Money, a Singapore-based platform connecting entrepreneurs to investors in Southeast Asia. He is also an angel investor, startup scout for Amazon Web Services as well as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at INSEAD.
Pascal LambertSenior Adviser
Pascal Lambert has more than thirty years of banking and investment banking experience with Societe Generale, JP Morgan, Bear Stearns and Indosuez. He has a rich international background and held positions in Asia (Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, India), Europe (UK, Ireland) and Africa (Djibouti, Tunisia) throughout his career.
From 2012 to 2021, Pascal was Societe Generale’s Group Country Head for Singapore and Head of Southeast Asia and India.
He is an important figure in the French business community in Singapore and was the President of the French Chamber of Commerce in Singapore from 2017 to 2021.
Our Education Background
Our team members have excellent academic backgrounds from prestigious universities around the world.