Founding Team

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Founding Team

SDiX is founded by a team of visionary entrepreneurs and professionals with exceptional stock and commodity markets credentials, totally independent of the diamond industry.

Alain Vandenborre

Alain Vandenborre

Executive Chairman & Founder

  • Founder and main shareholder of SDiX and Co-Founder and shareholder of Le Freeport Management, formerly known as The Singapore Freeport
  • Serial entrepreneur and private investor with 25 years of experience. He founded his first company at the age of 26 in laser microelectronics technology
  • Has previously held a number of senior positions in the private equity and venture capital industry including the Chairman of the Asia Pacific Venture Capital Private Equity Association
Lai Eng Keat

Lai Eng Keat

Chief Regulatory Officer

  • Former Executive Director and Head of Compliance of ED&F Man Capital Markets (Singapore) Pte Ltd
  • Over 25 years of in-depth knowledge in regulatory, compliance and surveillance integrations having worked as Head of Compliance and Head of Participant Supervision with SIMEX and SGX respectively