Advisory Board

KATHY MORGAN

Principal – Kathy Morgan International (KMI)
Executive Producer – Academy Award-Winning THE DANISH GIRL

Kathy Morgan has been involved in the international sales and distribution of motion pictures and television programs for more than three decades. In 1983, Morgan joined Hemdale Film Corporation as head of worldwide sales for its 186-title film library that included PLATOON, THE LAST EMPEROR, THE TERMINATOR and SALVADOR. In 1992, she founded Kathy Morgan International (KMI) specializing in the worldwide sales, distribution, marketing and financing of theatrical motion pictures. Kathy Morgan is the Executive Producer of THE DANISH GIRL starring Eddie Redmayne and Academy Award winner Alicia Vikander and directed by Tom Hooper. She was also the former Chairman of the Independent Film and Television Alliance.

JEAN-BAPTISTE BABIN

Founding Partner & Head Of Co-Productions – Backup Media Group

Jean-Baptiste co-founded Backup Media in 2002, which has since become one of the leading film financing agencies in Europe specializing in cross-border finance packaging and consultancy. The company operates several investment vehicles providing development, production and distribution funding, focusing on international independent and animation productions. Jean-Baptiste is a law graduate from King’s College, London and La Sorbonne, Paris, as well as an MBA graduate from ESSEC business school, Paris. He started his career in the corporate finance department of the US law firm Sullivan & Cromwell and the UK law firm Allen & Overy, before heading the business & legal affairs at French production company Elzevir Films.

ANIX LYNCH

CEO – Globa
Vice-President, Chearavanont Family Office

Anix is the CEO of Globa, a cross border fintech startup that allows non-English speaking lenders in Asia to securely co-invest with institutional capital in commercial real estate debt financing. She spent 16 years in Japan working with top GPs in private equity (MGPA-BlackRock, NCC). Before moving to SF in 2015, she was VP of Business Intelligence for Magnolia Quality Development Corp., where she pioneered the concept of True Innovation Park, Thailand’s flagship award-winning science park. She led multi-million acquisition and strategic alliances of socially disruptive companies that provide solutions for elder welfare, food shortage, and social innovation. She has a BA from Japan and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

THOMAS CHOONG

Executive Director, Waylion Advisory
Portofolio Advisor, Golden Equator Capital

Dr Thomas Choong is an investor and strategic advisor, predominantly in the technology space. He was an early investor of Brandtology, which was acquired and renamed iSentia prior to a successful IPO in 2014. Other companies he has advised include Golden Equator Capital, Thierry Apoteker Consulting, Elipva, Ohanae, Kidotech, ArrowCrest Technologies, and the Singapore Sports Hub. From 2000 to 2007, he managed several tech startups in Asia with investments from ST Telemedia and the Lippo Group. Thomas served on the board of M Dream Inworld, a HK listed company with a focus on online gaming for the Chinese market and also co-founded multiple award-winning Xi Yan, Southeast Asia’s first contemporary Chinese private dining restaurant.

CHAN GIN KAI

Executive Producer – Silver Media Group
Chairman – Southeast Asian Audio-Visual Association (SAAVA)

Gin Kai founded Silver Media Group to explore new frontiers in media content creation, specializing in executive producing and media financing. He currently runs one of Asia’s few privately managed media investment funds that finances film and TV content for international audiences. The company believes in social responsibility, using the power of media to inspire a better world. Gin Kai co-founded the Southeast Asian Audio-Visual Association (SAAVA), an alliance that seeks to unify film producers from around the region to stimulate exchange of skills and collaborations. As one of the region’s few film financing experts, Gin Kai has been invited to speak at various industry conferences, and educational and financial institutions about this alternative investment sector.