Chairman of the Board
Chatri Sityodtong is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of ONE Championship, Asia’s largest global sports media property in history with a broadcast to over 1.7 billion potential viewers across 136 countries around the world. ONE Championship is a celebration of Asia’s greatest cultural treasure, martial arts, and its deep-rooted Asian values of integrity, humility, honor, respect, courage, discipline, and compassion. Through the power of media and the magic of storytelling, ONE Championship is on a mission to unleash real life superheroes, celebrate values, ignite dreams, inspire nations, and change the world.
Sityodtong is a self-made entrepreneur and lifelong martial artist from Thailand. His rags-to-riches life story has inspired millions around the world on BBC, CNN, Bloomberg TV, CNBC, Channel NewsAsia, Harvard Business School, Sports Illustrated, and other major media. Most recently, Forbes selected Sityodtong as one of Asia’s next generation tycoons. Sityodtong was also named “Asia’s King of Martial Arts” by Financial Times, and the “3rd Most Powerful Person In Sports In Asia” by FOX Sports. He is also a perennial keynote speaker at the world’s top business conferences such as Forbes Global CEO Conference, Milken Institute Asia Summit, Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), CNBC Asia Business Leaders Awards, YPO Edge, Cannes Lions, Forbes Next Tycoons Conference, Asian Leadership Conference, Bloomberg ASEAN Business Summit, APOS, and others. He has also given motivational business talks at Fortune 500 companies such as Citigroup, Bloomberg, Fidelity Investments, DentsuAegis, UBS, etc as well as at institutions such as Harvard Business School, INSEAD, Singapore Management University, Vienna University of Technology, and others. Sityodtong has been featured as the cover story for magazines such as Inc, Esquire, Playboy, CEO, Wealth, Tatler, The Peak, MillionaireAsia, and more. He is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at INSEAD, one of the world’s top business schools.
With over 30 years of martial arts experience as a student, a fighter, a teacher, and a coach, Sityodtong is a certified senior Muay Thai instructor under the legendary Kru Yodtong Senanan of the world-renowned Sityodtong Gym in Thailand. He also holds a Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Master Renzo Gracie.
Chatri Sityodtong holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Tufts University.
Saurabh Mittal is a self-made billionaire entrepreneur and investor with a hands-on strategic value-add approach. He is the Founder and Chairman of Mission Holdings, his private global investment holding company.
Mr Mittal partners with world class entrepreneurs going after multibillion-dollar opportunities and helps them achieve massive scale with both capital and strategic value add. Mission Holdings is typically the largest shareholder of its core portfolio, operating as a true partnership across all issues of scaling and operating a business. Some of his portfolio holdings include ONE Championship (Asia’s largest sports media property with a global broadcast to 1.7 billion potential viewers across 136 countries), Incedo (a US$100m data and analytics company with 2,000 employees), BSI Financial (a substantial Fin-tech player in the multi-trillion dollar mortgage industry), SelfScore (a Silicon Valley based Fin-tech company backed by Accel and others), and many other companies across a wide spectrum of industries and geographies.
Prior to Mission Holdings, he was a senior partner at Noonday, an affiliate of Farallon Capital Management, one of the world’s largest hedge funds where he was responsible for large public and private investments in the areas of Financial Services and Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT). Mr Mittal also was a co-founder of Indiabulls, India’s leading financial services and real estate conglomerate, and through the partnership with Farallon, helped the business achieve massive scale and success.
Mr. Mittal holds an MBA from Harvard Business School where he graduated as a Baker Scholar. He holds a BS in Electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi where he was the Best Graduating Student. He is also a member of multiple boards including the Harvard Business School Alumni Board and Paarivar, a leading charitable organization running India’s largest residential school for destitute children.
Shailendra Jit Singh has been the Managing Director of Sequoia Capital India since January 2006, with a focus on venture capital and growth investing in India and South East Asia.
For over a decade, Mr. Singh has led numerous investments from seed stage to early growth capital in the fields of mobile, internet, payments, big data, and software as a service. He is currently a member of several boards, including Carousell, Druva Inc., Go-Jek, Mu Sigma, Pine Labs, Practo, Scio Health Analytics, Tokopedia, and Voonik.
Prior to joining Sequoia in 2006, Mr. Singh served as a Strategy Consultant at Bain & Company, where he advised senior management members of Fortune 500 companies on a variety of issues, including pricing, customer segmentation, organizational design, technology outsourcing, and international growth.
Mr. Singh has spoken at several conferences on digital media, and regularly features in leading publications for his entrepreneurship. He also co-authored articles and cases for highly-regarded publishers including Harvard Business Press and the Journal of Private Equity. He is a Kauffman Fellow at the Center of Venture Education.
Mr. Singh received an MBA in General Management with distinction from Harvard Business School, and a B. Tech. in Chemical Engineering from IIT, Mumbai.
Derek is currently the CEO and member of the Board of Heliconia Capital Management, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Temasek Holdings.
Prior to that, Derek was the Managing Director, Investment, with Temasek Holdings. In his 10-year tenure, he headed the Industrials Cluster, invested globally in the manufacturing, capital goods, construction materials, auto, offshore marine, utilities, and specialty chemicals sectors. Derek also led transactions in the consumer lifestyle, high tech, financial institutions, agri, and healthcare space. He also served as country head in Vietnam looking after investments in the Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia, and Laos markets.
Derek had more than a decade of experience in investment banking before joining Temasek, having served with UBS, Dresdner Kleinwort Benson, UOB, and Commerzbank AG. He specialized in mezzanine debt, project finance, leveraged buyout, and private equity investments.
He is currently a member of SPRING Singapore’s Policy Advisory Committee and the Board of Singapore Cooperation Enterprise. He is also a Trustee Board member of UWCSEA Foundation.
Derek holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the National University of Singapore and graduated with Honours (Upper).
As CEO of International at ONE Championship, it is no surprise that Victor Cui is regularly featured in global publications as one of the most influential figures in the world of martial arts. You only have to see his professional background to understand why his career trajectory has created a brand new paradigm for sports and martial arts in Asia.
Prior to launching ONE Championship, Cui spent six years with the Event Management Group for Asia’s number one sports broadcaster – ESPN Star Sports (ESS). There, he successfully headed event business development across Asia, and project-led some of the biggest sporting properties and television event partnerships in the region.
Before he joined ESS, he was the Director of Communications for the PGA Tour – Golf Canada, and also served as the Managing Editor for Canada’s number one golf publication during that same period.
These roles allowed him to accumulate decades of world-class experience in the areas of international sports and marketing communications. Throughout his career, Cui has played an invaluable part in the likes of the Commonwealth Games, the World Championships, the Sydney Olympics, the PGA Tour Bell Canadian Open Championship, the LPGA Tour BMO Women’s Open, the X Games Asia, the World Series of Pool, and World Futsal. He also personally created and led a series of 12 Martial Combat events.