With nine years at global private equity firm KKR, experience at other large companies including AT&T and McKinsey, and degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and Stanford, it’s safe to say that American-born, Hong Kong-based Sam is an expert in finance. Since 2016, Sam has used that expertise to raise the level of financial literacy for everyone in the Asia-Pacific region as CEO of financial comparison platform Compare Asia Group. With investment from the likes of the equally up-and-coming Nova Founders Capital (the brainchild of Stefan Bruun, also on this list), it’s a good bet that they might just get there.
Secret to Success: A clever combination of plenty of drive and a dose of American charm.
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