About The Founder
Timothy Chen, Singaporean, graduated with a Bachelor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and a Masters in Applied Finance. He is currently the Director and CEO of AlphaRex Capital, an investment holding company of technology assets, and Group CEO of MODESTyle, a B2B and B2C fashion technology company focusing on the Modest fashion industry, with offices in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and London.
Timothy started his career in Corporate Finance at blue chip multinational companies, and was based in Shanghai for several years, overseeing real estate and hospitality investments. Subsequently, Timothy became an Investment Banker, specializing in Mergers & Acquisition, having handled over USD1 billion worth of transactions. He later joined an American private equity fund as Investment Director for Asia ex Japan.
Armed with his expertise in business, Timothy decided to venture deeper into the business of fashion, with numerous business start ups and ventures. He was co-Founder of the Mercedes Benz Asia Fashion Week in Malaysia, and also was appointed a consultant to the trade fashion weeks in Taiwan and Korea. The Mercedes Benz Asia Fashion Week was a collaboration between 16 Asian countries to have a joint trade platform for the export of fashion and design apparels. In 2014, Timothy was appointed as the Trade Director of Intrade, Malaysia Fashion Week, a private-government project to oversee the trade export of the lifestyle industry. In 2016, Timothy oversaw over RM200million of fashion and textile during the Malaysia Fashion Week trade fair.
Subsequently, Timothy established MODESTyle in 2016, a B2B online trade platform for the modest fashion industry, and setting up presence in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and London. The Modest fashion industry is worth over USD240 billion globally, and Timothy saw the opportunity to establish the first ever online e-trade platform to connect Middle East, Asia, Europe and America, via MODESTyle. MODESTyle has achieved significant progress since its establishment and was highlighted in the States as one of the top trade platforms in the Modest fashion industry.