Jim Vorapon Ponvanit

Founder and CEO at Peer Power


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Jim Vorapon Ponvanit's biography

Jim is a serial entrepreneur with over 18 years of experience in corporate finance and investments. In 2016, founded Peer Power, a Fintech startup focusing on SME marketplace lending in Thailand. He is also concurrently Managing Partner at a boutique advisory firm, Khronos Advisory, where he serves as the firm’s finance director and manages their origination and client service efforts.

Jim started his finance career in 2000 as an investment banking associate with Morgan Stanley in New York, and trained in their corporate finance and M&A divisions in the U.S. and Asian offices. During 2002, he worked as a senior associate at Delta Associates, the exclusive investment adviser to the USD 355 million Asia Equity Infrastructure Fund, LP. In 2003, he went on to serve as a director of Imprimis Limited and became the general manager of Imprimis' Brunei operations in 2009. At Imprimis, Jim led various corporate finance advisory transactions and investment management initiatives. Prior to graduate studies, Jim held business development and operational roles at Tyco International's electronics division in Southeast Asia (Thailand and Vietnam).

Jim is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles and holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He has held the Chartered Financial Analyst designation since 2003.