Vorapon (Jim) Ponvanit is the founder and CEO of PeerPower Company Limited (“PeerPower”), a Thai marketplace lending platform. Jim has over 18 years of experience in investment banking, having worked at Morgan Stanley in New York and Hong Kong before co-founding a boutique financial advisory firm (Khronos Advisory) which specializes in mergers and acquisitions, structured finance, and capital raising. Combining his deep finance expertise with a passion for fintech, Jim, together with a core team of entrepreneurs and professionals, founded PeerPower in 2016 to connect SME borrowers with investors, enabling each side to achieve greater financial access and more attractive rates. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles and holds an MBA from Northwestern University (Kellogg GSM). In addition, he has held the CFA charter since 2003.