Leadership Team

  • St├ęphane Delatte
    Chief Executive Officer and
    Chief Investment Officer

    Stéphane is the CEO and CIO of Keppel Credit and provides the strategic leadership and vision for the company. He has been with Keppel Credit since its inception in 2016 and is directly responsible for the day to day running of the firm. He has 30 years of experience in private credit, private equity and project financing, including over 25 years of experience in Asia.

    Prior to Keppel Credit, he served as Managing Director in Asia for CLSA Capital Partners for 12 years where he was in charge of Private Credit investments. He also previously served as Vice President for Dresdner Kleinwort Capital, Vice President of the Asian Mezzanine Infrastructure Fund, and prior to that as Vice President in the project finance division of Credit Lyonnais.

    Stéphane holds a BSc in Corporate Finance from Kedge Business School and a Master’s in Financial Engineering from Emlyon Business School.

  • Wayne Palmer
    Managing Director, Credit Strategy and Transaction Advisory

    Wayne is a Managing Director focused on Credit Strategy and Transaction Advisory at Keppel. He is primarily responsible for supporting the Keppel Credit CEO in formulating the strategic development of the Keppel Credit platform and the execution of expansion initiatives as well as overseeing the fund structuring and fund establishment processes across Keppel Credit and the Keppel infrastructure equity funds. He commenced at Keppel Credit in 2020.

    He has over 22 years of experience in law and asset management platform operations and strategy, including 18 years in the Asia-Pacific region. Prior to joining Keppel Credit, Wayne spent ten years with the asset management division of CLSA, initially as Head of Legal and then as Chief Operating Officer (“COO”). As COO, Wayne oversaw all operational aspects of CLSA’s private equity, real estate, credit, real asset and hedge fund businesses and sat on a range of fund investment committees. Prior to CLSA, Wayne was a senior lawyer at Clifford Chance with a practice focused on private equity advising a range of global and regional private equity houses and banks on their transactional activity in Europe and Asia.

    Wayne holds a LL.B (Hons) in Law from Leeds Metropolitan University and a post graduate diploma in legal practice granted by The College of Law, York. He is a board member of the Singapore Venture Capital and Private Equity Association, co-chair of its Private Credit sub-committee and is a member of its Advocacy sub-committee serving as chair from 2017-2019.

  • Anjali Patel
    Head of Investor Relations

    Anjali joined Keppel Credit in 2022 and is actively involved in fund raising, deal origination, structuring and monitoring of transactions for the firm. She has over 20 years of experience in special situations, private equity, and private debt financing (such as mezzanine, structured credit and distressed debt) including almost 15 years of experience in Asia.

    Prior to Keppel Credit, Anjali served as a Director at Credit Suisse as part of the APAC Financing Group, where she was responsible for portfolio financing as well as covered illiquid credit loan sales for institutional investors and fund clients. She was previously an Associate Director at Macquarie Capital, where she managed a distressed Indonesian credit portfolio.  Anjali started her career in New York at JPMorgan, where she spent nearly fifteen years originating, executing and managing principal investments and most recently served as an Executive Director in the Global Special Opportunities Group in Hong Kong, where she was responsible for asset management of portfolio investments across the APAC region.

    Anjali holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (concentration in Finance) from Carnegie Mellon University. Anjali is also a CFA® charterholder.

  • Wei Teck Chua
    Managing Director

    Wei Teck joined Keppel Credit in 2016 and is responsible for the origination, structuring, negotiating and monitoring of transactions at the firm. He has over 20 years of experience in debt financing, with a focus in originating high-yield, mezzanine, structured and private credit transactions.

    Prior to Keppel Credit, he served as an Executive Director in Swissco Holdings, an offshore marine company listed on the SGX. He also worked in the structured finance teams of major financial institutions in Hong Kong, London and Singapore, including Standard Chartered, Rothschild & Co., and UBS.

    Wei Teck holds a Master’s in Accounting & Finance from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

  • Akihito (Aki) Watanabe
    Managing Director

    Aki joined Keppel Credit in 2019 and is actively involved in the origination, structuring, negotiating and monitoring of transactions at the firm, with a core focus on real estate. He has over 20 years of experience in the Asia-Pacific real estate sector, including deal origination, investments and financings throughout the capital structure.

    Prior to Keppel Credit, he served for ten years as a Managing Director focusing on Asia real estate investments for Varde Partners, a global credit investment fund. He was previously with Lehman Brothers in the Global Real Estate Group focusing on the provision of corporate advisory services to real estate related companies and real estate secured debt investments.

    Aki holds a Master’s in International Affairs from Columbia University SIPA with a concentration in International Finance and Business, and a BSc. In Mechanical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University.

  • Saul Raccah
    Managing Director

    Saul joined Keppel Credit in early 2022 and is actively involved in the origination, structuring, negotiating and monitoring of transactions at the firm. He has over 25 years of experience in structured credit, debt and equity capital markets and M&A, including almost 20 years of experience in Asia.

    Prior to Keppel Credit, Saul served an as a Managing Director at Tor Investment Management, focused on originating and executing Asia private credit, high-yield and special situations transactions across infrastructure and related services, industrials, resources, and consumer sectors. He was previously Managing Director, Head of Asia-Pacific Energy at Morgan Stanley in Hong Kong, where he led all energy and energy-related infrastructure initiatives. He started his career in Investment Banking with Morgan Stanley and HSBC in London.

    Saul holds a Bachelor of Arts in Modern Languages from Oxford University.

  • Brandon Aw
    Senior Vice President

    Brandon joined Keppel Credit in 2019 and is responsible for the origination, structuring, negotiating and monitoring of transactions at the firm. He has more than 10 years of structured and project finance experience in the Asia-Pacific infrastructure, energy and natural resource sectors.

    Prior to Keppel Credit, he worked in the structured finance, project finance and investment banking teams of major financial institutions, including HSBC, Mizuho, Royal Bank of Canada and Rothschild & Co.

    Brandon holds a Bachelor of Accountancy and a Bachelor of Business Management (Finance Major) from the Singapore Management University.

  • Lynette Cheah
    Analyst

    Lynette joined Keppel Credit in 2022 and is supporting the team in the origination, structuring, negotiating and monitoring of transactions at the firm.

    She has over 5 years of experience including transaction services with focus on financial and vendor due diligence across various sectors. She previously worked in Deloitte’s M&A transaction services team in Singapore.Lynette holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from the Singapore Management University.