Primary Public Equity Personnel

Richard Foyston
Chairman

Co-founder of Navis and Investment Committee member for all of Navis' private and public equity funds.  Mr. Foyston performs a variety of firm-wide leadership roles. His time is focused on public equity activities.  Mr. Foyston conceived and established the Navigator, Al-Bahhar and Yield Funds and is closely involved in their ongoing management.

Prior to co-founding Navis, Mr. Foyston was a senior executive with The Boston Consulting Group, where he worked in BCG's Boston, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur offices and was responsible for building and leading BCG's Asia (ex-Japan) practice.

Mr. Foyston has been a resident in Asia since 1987, having been raised primarily in Canada. He graduated from Queen's University (Canada) with a Bachelor of Commerce degree and has an MBA from Harvard Business School, and holds the designation of Canadian Chartered Accountant (CA).


Niklas Olausson
Partner – Public Equity

Responsible for day-to-day leadership of the Navigator Fund.  A Swedish citizen, Mr. Olausson was raised in Japan, Switzerland, Sweden, Malaysia and Thailand and has lived in Asia for more than 30 years.  Prior to joining Navis, Mr. Olausson was a Director with Deutsche Bank Securities in Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur responsible for equity strategy for Asia ex-Japan, advising institutional investors on country and sector allocation. Previously Mr. Olausson was Head of Equity Research for CLSA Securities in Malaysia and has worked for Credit Agricole Indosuez (Hong Kong and Malaysia), Sun Hung Kai Securities (Singapore) and SEB (Singapore).


Ashish Agarwal
Senior Investment Director – Public Equity

Mr Agarwal was raised in India and received his education in India, France and the United States. Mr. Agarwal joined Navis in January 2007 as the first investment professional in the Mumbai office. Since then, Mr. Agarwal has been working on India-related transactions and portfolio. Prior to joining Navis, Mr. Agarwal was with Veritas Software (USA) and with Mahindra British Telecom (India) over 5 years in different operating roles. Mr. Agarwal holds an MBA from INSEAD, France; Master of Science degree in Computer Science from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA and a Bachelor of Engineering degree from University of Mumbai.


Tian Ming Huang
Senior Investment Director – Public Equity

Mr. Huang is responsible for investment analysis and recommendations for several countries and industries.  He was raised in Malaysia and received his education in Malaysia, England and the US.  Prior to joining Navis, Mr. Huang served in the Central Bank of Malaysia for eight years.  Mr. Huang holds an MBA (Finance) from Columbia Business School and a BA in Economics from the University of Cambridge. He holds a CFA designation.


Yeow Yong Teh
Investment Director – Public Equity

Mr. Teh is responsible for investment analysis and recommendations for the Yield Fund.  He was raised in Malaysia and received his education in Malaysia and Germany.  Prior to joining Navis, Mr. Teh spent 4+ years with Standard Chartered Bank.  He holds a Bachelor of Management (Finance) degree and CFA and CAIA designations.


Kien Fah Lim
Research Analyst – Public Equity

Mr. Lim is responsible for assisting in research and investment analysis for the Yield Fund. He was raised in Malaysia and received his education in Malaysia. Prior to joining Navis, Mr. Lim was a corporate finance analyst with Malayan Banking Berhad for 1.5 years. He holds a Bachelor of Finance degree from University Malaysia, Sabah and currently pursuing CFA Level III.