Management Team

Ben Soh ( Founding Partner )
Ben is the founding partner of Stellar Partners, responsible for setting the overall strategy of the firm. He is a serial entrepreneur and previously founded a multinational, regulated fintech firm with more than 300 employees in 6 countries, serving more than 120 financial services firms worldwide over the last 10 years, with a focus on Fintech, Blockchain and Information Security sectors. Graduated from Nanyang Technological University with honours in Accountancy.

Ben is also an Executive Director of the Gibraltar Stock Exchange Group. (GSX Group)
David Wang ( Partner )
David is a partner at Stellar Partners, responsible for the management of the investment portfolios. Prior to joining Stellar Partners, David was a senior investment manager at a Hong Kong main board listed company (Brilliant Circle Holdings Limited). David has more than 10 years of experience in corporate finance, M&A, PE and VC investing focusing on cross border transactions, fintech and real estate projects. David holds a MBA degree from the University of Hong Kong and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of British Columbia.

David is also an Executive Director of the Gibraltar Stock Exchange Group. (GSX Group)
Thomas Chao (Partner)
Thomas is a partner at Stellar Partners, responsible for the operations of the firm and is a member of the investment committee in deciding investment decisions. Prior to joining Stellar Partners, Mr. Chao has extensive experience in the US financial sector dealing with equity trades. He was a former banker at JP Morgan Chase and former registered representative and product manager at Apex Clearing. Mr. Chao has a Bachelor’s degree from University of Texas majoring in Economics and Finance.
Samir Kothari ( Partner )
Samir is a partner at Stellar Partners, focusing primarily on hospitality investments. Samir was the founder and CEO of Arete Consulting providing capital raising, senior executive recruitment and investor relations services globally. He has 18 years of experience working with financial institutions such as Olympus Capital, HSBC, Deutsche Bank and Goldman Sachs. Most recently he was a managing director at Ivory Capital which is an investment banking advisory firm and JV partner with Morgan Stanley. He was also a managing director at Safeguard real estate a Singapore based real estate fund. Graduated from University of Houston with a degree in Hotel Management.