Management Team

Andreas Sohmen-Pao


Andreas Sohmen-Pao is Chairman of Golden Alpha, which acts as the investment team for part of the family’s investment activities. The Golden Alpha investment mandate covers private and public investments, both directly and through external fund managers.

Mr Sohmen-Pao is also Chairman of BW Group, one of the world’s leading maritime groups which is involved in deepwater oil and gas production, shipping, and maritime energy infrastructure. He is also Chairman of two publicly listed affiliates in Norway, BW LPG and BW Offshore.

Mr Sohmen-Pao started his career at Goldman Sachs International. He is currently Chairman of Singapore Maritime Foundation and a non-executive director of Singapore's National Parks Board and Singapore Symphonia Company Limited. He has served as a non-executive director of the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation amongst others.

Mr Sohmen-Pao was educated at Oxford University and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.


Billy Chiu


Billy Chiu is Director of Golden Alpha. Mr Chiu has more than 30 years of experience in the shipping industry, with roles in Finance and Accounts, Commercial, Operations and Quality, Audit and Compliance. Mr Chiu graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor of Social Science degree, majoring in management studies and economics. He holds a director position at the International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation Limited, and used to be a director at the Britannia Steam Ship Insurance Association Limited.


Yag Patel

Chief Investment Officer

Yag Patel is the Chief Investment Officer of Golden Alpha. He previously was the Chief Investment Officer of HNC Capital, an emerging and frontier markets focused hedge fund. Prior to that he was involved in private equity and investment banking at Goldman Sachs and Rho Capital Partners. Mr. Patel holds a degree in Finance from the Wharton School of Business. Mr. Patel is based in Golden Alpha's US office.