About Us

Management

The senior management team at Progress are industry veterans, each possessing 20-30 years of experience investing in the region across various asset classes and investment strategies alongside the added disciplines of running funds management businesses, allocating to early stage funds, raising assets for funds, investor relations, corporate governance and co-ordination with legal, financial, audit, administrator and other service providers.

Advocating for the success of early stage funds is the very essence of who we are as individuals and what we have instilled as the driving core value for our team as it has grown.

Vikas Gattani

Founder & CEO

Vikas Gattani is the Founder and CEO of Progress Asia Capital and has over 30 years of investment experience in financial markets.

Vikas launched Progress Capital Asia fund in 2007 focused on investing in Asian equities markets and over time focused on Indian equities with a dedicated India fund viz Progress India Opportunities Fund which was launched in 2014.

Before he branched out with his own funds management business, Vikas was CIO for Asia Pacific with JP Morgan’s internal hedge fund group. Prior to that, he was Head of Proprietary Equities for Asia with Merrill Lynch based out of Hong Kong. Vikas has had significant success as a consistent revenue generator with various investment banks and managed teams of highly talented investment professionals with a range of investment strategies during his career.

Vikas is also a member of Board of Governors at Anand Singapore International School, Chennai and sits on the Board of “Enabling Leadership” foundation. He is also a guest lecturer at NUS Business School.

Vikas has a MBA from Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad, and a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Mumbai.

Andrew Hutson

Chief Operating Officer

Andrew is the COO of Progress Asia Capital and has over 20 years of experience in the hedge fund industry, the majority of which has been spent in the Asia Pacific Region.

At Ascalon Capital Managers, Andrew was Head of Investment for a hedge fund seeding unit of Westpac Banking Corporation which took a venture capital approach to investing in early stage asset management businesses.

Andrew was an Investment Manager with GAM’s Multi-Manager Group based out of Hong Kong, having originally joined GAM in London in 2000. Andrew ultimately ran GAM’s allocation in Asia, where his investments focused on early stage hedge funds, before leaving the company after 10 years.

About Us Team

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  Progress Asia Capital & Advisors Pte. Ltd.
Board of Directors
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    Vikas Gattani
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    Andrew Hutson
  Investment Risk Committee
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    Vikas Gattani
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    Andrew Hutson
  Research/Operations/Compliance
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    Divyan Sikaria
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    Annie Wang
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    Wei Lynn Chen