Joel Neoh has over 15 years of experience in management and investments of startups, disruptive technology and digital platforms across Asia; including e-commerce, digital media and financial technology.
Joel is currently the CEO of Fave, one of Southeast Asia's fastest growing fintech platform enabling digital payments & merchant solutions.
In the past, Joel was one of the early founders of Groupon in Asia, and within 4 years grew the e-commerce platform into a USD$2 billion business with over 2,500 employees spanning across 12 countries.
Joel also co-founded Says.com, a digital media platform that disrupted traditional media & advertising. The company merged with Rev Asia and went public on KLSE. Rev Asia was acquired by Media Prima in 2017 for RM120 million.
As a strong advocate for entrepreneurship; Joel is a board member of a few technology companies, actively mentors founders and has invested in over 20 technology startups across Asia.
Joel holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) degree in Mechanical Engineering from Monash University. In 2016, he was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award, and has been on the advisory board of the Monash School of Business.
Joel also attended Harvard Business School for the Program for Leadership Development, a fast track alternative to the Executive MBA; and is currently completing his Executive MBA with Tsinghua University, the No. 1 university in China.
Joel has received the Ernst & Young Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year Award, and was named Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. Malaysian Tatler also awarded Joel Entrepreneur Par Excellence in 2018.