Remakantan (Rema) graduated with an Honours Degree in Business Administration from the University of Hertfordshire, UK. He is also a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) registered with FPAM.
Rema has 23 years experience as an entrepreneur and investment advisory. He has raised over RM100 Million in equity and debt for technology-related companies that he co-founded and clients he adviced.
As an entrepreneur, he set-up technology companies covering niche segments such as fabless semiconductor design, low-temperature co-fired ceramics technology and thick film technology. As a consultant, Rema has worked with international agencies such as APCO and Vriens & Partners (Singapore), and independently provided advisory on fund raising, strategic planning and execution, governmental engagement and securing government incentives.
As a way of giving back, Rema founded a social enterprise focussed on energy poverty eradication, where he worked closely with regional and local NGOs such as MERCY Malaysia to provide low cost energy solutions for the marginalised.
Prior to joining the AREA Group, he adviced on the successful set up of a Private Equity Manager.