Top 50 Emerging Leaders 2022 (in alphabetical order by CVC unit): Tiffine Wang, partner, MS&AD Ventures

Tiffine Wang is a partner at MS&AD Ventures, the US-based corporate venture capital (CVC) arm of Japan-headquartered insurance group MS&AD Holdings.

Wang focuses on finding investment opportunities in emerging technologies across the fintech, artificial intelligence, big data, digital health and cybersecurity sectors in the US, Europe, Middle East and Southeast Asia. She also supports MS&AD Ventures’ portfolio companies in boosting and optimising their fundraising, market strategy and business development activities.

Regarding MS&AD Ventures, she said: “We have two functions on my team. One is to make investments and the other focuses on business development.

“The investment team focuses on disruptive technologies [for the next] three to seven years and the business development team looks for technologies ready to deploy into our business units (BUs) in the next three to six months, incrementally.”

In addition to investing, Wang additionally serves as chief one team officer for the unit, which involves creating an inclusive environment for learning and also encouraging and supporting the team to strive and take its performance to the next level.

Regarding her experience working in CVC, Wang added: “I get to spend time working with brilliant founders, testing new technologies and I also get to work closely with CEOs and executives of our various business units which are often responsible for individual deals and partnerships that are larger than our whole fund.

“I love the international and global presence of the firms I have worked for. Learning about the different cultures and how to navigate cross-border businesses has been a big challenge but also a great highlight in my career so far.”

Prior to joining MS&AD Ventures, Wang worked as senior investment manager for Singtel Innov8 Ventures, part of telecommunications firm Singtel.