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Bouin Capital builds impactful and resilient companies aimed at digital, social, and moral innovation. Built since 2007, Bouin has had transdisciplinary leadership to bring deep domain knowledge, diversity of thought, and invaluable insights. We are committed to deep integrity, multicultural entrepreneurship, unbiased decision-making,  and community building to propel technologies for an intelligent and safe future. An LLC, Bouin Capital is headquartered in the US with global representation. 
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Rashmi Kilam

Founder, Managing Director,

Bouin Capital

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Rashmi is an early-stage purpose-driven advisor and investor focused on Human and Environmental Health. She brings in multidisciplinary experience and a diverse pool of social capital for 20 years across 20+ countries. Rashmi's career began in late 90's with businesses in Internet, mobile, SaaS, and VR. She has engaged with 2 investment banks, 3 global consulting firms, global family offices, and a dozen early-stage firms over 22 years.

Distacom, which originally built Orange, J-Phone, StarTV, and the Hutchison group, owned Asia Pacific Capital. Rashmi first worked with their internet business and was the core team for their first B2B software acquisition that grew from 5-300 people from Japan to Johanessburg. TechnoTree is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki (TEM1V). She also collaborated with Distacom's other investments, NASDAQ listed SUNDAY of Hong Kong (now PCCW) for catalyzing their GSM award, Blu SpA Italy (sold to Telecom Italia), and Spice Telecom in 2000. Rashmi built Bouin after her tenure as a Principal at a cross-border M&A advisory (acquired by Avasant) to collaborate with Edelweiss Capital (IPO in 2010), and three large IT & BPO companies including EvalueServe, Integreon, and Pipal.

Since then she has served on multiple advisory boards, advised board members, reviewed numerous business plans with global teams, and built her portfolio of investments. She is deeply interested in biopharma, robotic therapy, sustainability, preventative care, industrial IoT, zero-carbonization, mobility, blockchain, and AI-based solutions.

Rashmi serves on the Investment Advisory Committee of the Texas Women's Foundation. She is an ambassador for HITLab NY, an impact organization to help shape the future of healthcare, and a venture mentor with the University of Texas and Women in Healthcare HLTH Foundation. She was one of the early members of US's first Impact-only angel group, SWAN Impact, investing across the US in ventures backed by minority and diverse founders. Rashmi earned a Business degree and was ranked a topper in her BSc in Biology & Chemistry from Delhi University in 1995. She speaks four languages fluently, and is a
 Kashmiri Pandit, a minority community forcibly removed from their motherland in the 8th exodus of 1990. Rashmi actively engages in community work and organizations that support the underserved and underrepresented.

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Richard Siemens

Chairman, Distacom,

Founder, Hutchison Telephone,

Board of Advisors, Bouin Capital

Mr. Siemens is a significant force in the telecommunication and broadcasting industries for over 30 years. Born and raised in Canada, Rick was trained as a Chartered Accountant and joined Distacom Communications in 1973 to create the largest paging company in Western Canada. In 1979, Mr. Siemens came to Hong Kong to start a paging operation called Advance Telecom Services (ATS), and by 1984, he formed Hutchison Telephone, a partnership between Distacom, Hutchison Whampoa, and Motorola that had 500 employees and a profit of US$100 million annually. In 1990, together with Cable & Wireless and CITIC Pacific, he founded AsiaSat, the first satellite company in Asia, a private consortium Easy TV, a 24-hour satellite music channel and STAR TV became the first pan-regional broadcaster, and later the music channel of Star. Mr. Siemens also spearheaded Hutchison's telecom business in the UK, now ORANGE network, and built retail mobile businesses in France and Germany. By 1993 Hutchison was operating in 14 countries with over one million subscribers and 6,000 employees. Rick sold his significant share in Hutchison Telecom and re-launched Distacom as an independent company, acquiring new assets and focusing on developing wireless networks in new markets. 

Mr. Siemens was Co-Chairman and Executive Director of SUNDAY Communications Limited, a company listed on HKSE and NASDAQ, which provides GSM and 3G wireless communications and data services in Hong Kong. The company was privatized in December 2006 following its acquisition by PCCW in 2005. Mr. Siemens was the Chairman of e-KONG Group Ltd, a company listed on the main board of the SEHK: 524 and maintains a sponsored Level 1 ADR program through The Bank of New York (Ticker Symbol: EKONY), which creates, operates, and invests in telecommunications and technology-related businesses globally. 

Mr. Siemens is also NE Chairman of Sprintex Limited, a company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange, specializing in the development and manufacture of patented superchargers used worldwide in the automotive and related industries. Mr. Siemens resides in Hong Kong with his wife Yvonne. He enjoys tennis, sailing, and golf.

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