Mark Arellano Kooijman
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Mark is Co-Founder and CEO of PULS. He was previously CIO and Managing Partner of Development Principles Group (DPG), which is a successful private equity firm in China with 4 offices and US$ 250 million in assets under management. Prior, Mark was Investment Officer covering Asia at FMO, the Dutch development bank, where he completed a series of investments and loans in Asia. Earlier, he was Vice President at Deutsche Bank (London) where he was responsible for fixed income products in Central & Eastern Europe and before that he was with ABN AMRO Bank (London) responsible for emerging markets structured products in Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East, Central America and Caribbean.
Mark graduated from Erasmus University in Rotterdam, the Netherlands with an MSc in Finance. During his academic career he was involved in various activities within the China Center for European Cooperation and he was also the visiting scholar (international finance) at the Fudan University in Shanghai. Mark is Filipino and based in Manila. He co-founded MicroSourcing (www.microsourcing.com) in 2004, a successful Manila based BPO company.
Founder & Investment Advisor
Steven is co-founder and Investment Advisor of PULS. Prior to founding PULS, he was Managing Director, Head of Private Placements, at Royal Bank of Scotland in Hong Kong. In this role he was responsible for origination, structuring, execution and distribution of bespoke financing transactions across Asia and Australia. Prior to that, he was with ABN AMRO Rothschild in Hong Kong, London and Amsterdam as an Executive Director in Equity Capital Markets.
Steven graduated from Erasmus University in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, with a Masters in Law and studied Law at Florida State University, USA. He co-founded and serves as Non-Executive Director of the Indonesia operations of UPC Renewables, a leading renewable energy development company, which is developing the first modern utility scale wind projects in Indonesia.
Jelmer David Ikink
Jelmer is Investment Advisor of PULS. Prior to joining PULS he worked for Lehman Brothers as an M&A Analyst and for McKinsey & Company as a Consultant. Jelmer also worked in China as an Investment Manager at China-based private equity fund Development Principles Group, where he was responsible for investment analysis, structuring, execution and monitoring. Finally, he worked as a negotiation instructor at Harvard Law school.
Jelmer graduated with a Master in Law and Diplomacy from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in the United States and has a BSc in International Business from the Erasmus University in the Netherlands.
Ryan Maximin Alberto
Head of Operations
Max is Head of Operations of PULS. Prior to joining PULS, he was an Associate Director in the Assurance and Business Advisory practice of Ernst & Young Philippines (“EY”). During his stay in EY, he was involved in the financial statements audit of companies belonging to banking & finance, real estate, airline and manufacturing, as well fraud investigations and due diligence work related to merger and acquisitions, equity and bond offerings.
Head of Sales/Marketing & Property Management
Jogee is Head of Property Management of PULS. Jogee has 14 years experience in sales within diverse industries including real estate, telecommunications and information technology. He possesses vast knowledge in sales operations having led sales divisions of several companies in the past. Jogee also has solid experience in tactical marketing and business development to compliment his sales expertise.