Our Team

EXECUTIVE TEAM

MANAGEMENT TEAM HAS EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE IN ORIGINATION, FUND MANAGEMENT, FINANCE AND TAX IN THE CONTAINER INDUSTRY

Tom Chen
Managing Director

As Managing Director of BGM, Tom’s main responsibilities includes acquisition origination and execution including divestitures. He has extensive experience in loan and capital markets, fund management and FX and Rates structuring. Tom has been at Buss since 2008 and has been involved in over USD 3 bn of transactions across Buss Global Funds.

Prior to joining Buss, Tom was at Credit Suisse First Boston in the Capital Markets Division where he was involved in executing G3 bond transactions across high yield and investment grade credits.

Tom graduated with First Class Honours from the London School of Economics (BSc Economics) in 2005.

Carrie Chan
Chief Financial Officer

Carrie is responsible for overseeing the full spectrum of accounting functions for the Buss fund entities in Singapore. This includes managing audit, tax and legal issues as well as relationship management with BGM’s bankers and loan providers. Carrie has continued to undertake more responsibilities and is an instrumental member of BGM.
Prior to joining Buss in 2014, Carrie was the Country Manager for the offshore floating production business division of Norwegian based Fred. Olsen & Co, looking after the local operations and finance functions in the Singapore office. Carrie has previously held the position of Finance Manager in Neptune Orient Lines Limited and was formerly an auditor in Ernst & Young.
Carrie holds a Master of Accounting from The University of Melbourne (Australia) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Nanyang Technological University (Singapore). She is a Certified Practising Accountant with CPA Australia as well as a Chartered Accountant (Singapore) with the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA).

Jimmy Koh
Manager

As Manager of the Origination and Fund Management (OFM) team, Jimmy’s responsibilities includes overseeing portfolio performances, bank reporting, assisting with the execution of debt structuring and acquisition projects, and client relationship management.
Prior to joining Buss in 2011, Jimmy had been a Senior Finance Executive with Group M Singapore, where he was in charge of preparing the full sets of accounts for one of the agencies under the group.
Jimmy graduated from the University of Melbourne with a BSc Commerce in 2008, and has been accredited as a Certified Public Accountant with CPA Australia since 2016.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS OVERSIGHTS DECISIONS AND POSSESSES EXTENSIVE MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE ACROSS A MYRIAD OF INDUSTRIES

Danny Wong
Director

A seasoned veteran in the container leasing industry with more than forty years of experience, Danny founded Raffles Lease Pte. Ltd. (“Raffles”) in 2006 when he joined Buss Capital Funds Singapore Partnership (“BCFSP”) as Managing Partner. As the Managing Partner of BCFSP from 2006 through early 2012, Danny was responsible for defining, implementing and managing BCFSP’s overall business, investment and operational strategies. As the former President of Raffles, Danny drives its business strategy and oversees the operational strategy. He also serves as a director of Buss Global Holdings Pte. Ltd.
Immediately prior to joining BCFSP, Danny was the President of Grand View Development (HK) Ltd (“GVC”), now known as UES International (HK) Holdings Ltd, which he joined in 2002. He was responsible for its strategic development and operations. During his tenure, he successfully established private equity funding for GVC via the German KG market and helped propel GVC to become one of the of top ten lessors in the container leasing industry.
Danny has an EMBA in Shipping, Offshore and Finance from Nanyang Technological University and BI Norwegian School of Management.

Dr. Dirk Baldeweg
Director

Dr. Baldeweg joined Buss Capital in 2005, where he is Managing Director responsible for the structuring of equity funding provided by German investors for containers, ships and real estate. He is also a Director of Buss Global Holdings Pte. Ltd. where he participates in overseeing the coordination of German fund-raising activities and Singapore-based investment activities. Before joining the Buss Group in 2005, Dr. Baldeweg founded ConsultingKontor, a small business consultancy focusing on medium-sized German companies. Prior to that, he was at PriceWaterhouseCoopers from 1997 to 2002 as business consultant.
Dr. Baldeweg holds a combined degree in business and engineering from the University of Hamburg and a doctorate degree in business.

Dr. Johann Killinger
Director

Dr. Killinger joined the Buss Group in 1991 (his family was a minority shareholder) establishing the logistics and logistics real estate divisions. In 2002, he acquired all the shares of the Buss Group. In 2003, he established Buss Capital, a leading German KG house primarily involved in the financing of containers and container ships. The Buss Group is also a 37% shareholder of August Bolten, the second oldest German shipping company established in 1801, which is primarily active in the bulker business. As Managing Director/Chairman of the Buss Group, Dr. Killinger oversees the strategic direction of the group. Dr. Killinger is also a Managing Director of Buss Capital and a Director of Buss Global Holdings Pte. Ltd.
Dr. Killinger has a doctorate law degree from Universitaet Freiburg and prior to his involvement with the Buss Group, he was employed at Roland Berger Management Consultancy.