Brenda Chia

Founding Board Member & Co-Chair

Brenda is a Venture Partner at Paladin Capital (Asia) LLC, a subsidiary of Paladin Capital Group focused on capitalizing on the growth opportunities in Asia.
From 2007 until 2012, Brenda was the first President of the Association of Asian American Investment Managers (AAAIM), an organization that brings together institutional capital and qualified Asian American investors across major asset classes to conduct business and build alliances. She played a major role in fostering the organization's key relationships with U.S. public pension funds, endowments, foundations, Asian sovereign wealth funds and its sponsors.
Prior to AAAIM, Brenda served as a partner at Asymmetry Capital, which specialized in secondary investments. She was involved in the fundraising with institutional investors. The successor firm currently manages $300M.
Brenda has broad U.S. and international experience developing and executing business, marketing, and operational strategies for emerging and established companies. Ms. Chia served as a case leader with The Boston Consulting Group and a project manager for Accenture in Asia and the U.S. Brenda has worked abroad extensively, principally in Singapore, London and Jakarta.
She holds a B.S. degree in computer science, graduating at the top of her year with First Class Honors from National University of Singapore, and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. She is fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin and Bahasa Indonesia.