Our Team

We have significant experience of M&A and strong working knowledge of the local markets

Team Members

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, and Thai. 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 Pickering

    MANAGING DIRECTOR, FRENCH NATIONAL
    jpickering@pickeringpacific.com

    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 Meurzec

    MANAGING DIRECTOR, FRENCH NATIONAL
    emeurzec@pickeringpacific.com

    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.

  • Yimin Bai柏一旻

    VICE PRESIDENT, CHINESE NATIONAL
    ybai@pickeringpacific.com

    Yimin Bai is an Vice President at Pickering Pacific. She is a Chinese national.

    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.

  • Jansen Gunardi

    ASSOCIATE, INDONESIAN NATIONAL
    jgunardi@pickeringpacific.com

    Jansen is an Associate 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.

  • Kornchawan Amornkulกรชวัล อมรกูล

    ANALYST, THAI NATIONAL
    kamornkul@pickeringpacific.com

    Kornchawan is an Analyst at Pickering Pacific. She is a Thai national.

    Kornchawan joined Pickering Pacific as a full-time M&A professional in 2015.

    Kornchawan has worked on various M&A projects in Southeast Asia with Pickering Pacific, such as execution projects in the chemical sector in Thailand, execution projects in the mineral sector in Thailand, and target sourcing and execution projects in the food sector in Indonesia.

    Kornchawan graduated from Chulalongkorn University from Thailand with a Bachelor of Business Administration (first-class honours) in 2015.

    Kornchawan completed level 1 of the CFA Program.

  • Lissa Ann Wong黄思嫣

    ANALYST, SINGAPOREAN NATIONAL
    lwong@pickeringpacific.com

    Lissa is an Analyst 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).

  • Yan He何妍

    ANALYST, CHINESE NATIONAL
    yhe@pickeringpacific.com

    Yan is an Analyst at Pickering Pacific. She is a Chinese national.

    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.

  • Shirley Chua蔡佩妧

    OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR, SINGAPOREAN NATIONAL
    schua@pickeringpacific.com

    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. 

Senior Advisers

Peter Buerger

Senior Advisor
pbuerger@pickeringpacific.com

Peter is a Senior Advisor at Pickering Pacific. 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 Robinson

Senior Advisor
jrobinson@pickeringpacific.com

Jon is a Senior Advisor at Pickering Pacific. Jon leads Mercer’s executive remuneration practice in ASEAN

Prior to founding Freshwater, Jon led the Asia business of the Vanguard Group, one of the world’s largest investment managers.

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 film’s South East Asia business. Before moving to Singapore, he lived in Indonesia for five years. For four years before that he was based in Hong Kong.

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. He is a governor of Tanglin Trust School. He has chaired and still serves on the organising committee for the Singapore Cricket Club Rugby Sevens.

Jon is also an independent director of the EFA Dynamic Fund, and a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Directors.

Jon graduated from Cambridge University with a degree in Mathematics.

Our Education Background

Our team members have excellent academic backgrounds from prestigious universities around the world.