Co-founder and CEO, Common Ground
For pioneering co-working across Southeast Asia
Erman Akinci spent much of his early career with Catcha Group, which builds and invests in disruptive technology, media and e-commerce businesses. Having identified the success of co-working spaces in other markets, he established Common Ground with his business partner Juhn Teo in 2017 to bring the concept to Malaysia, before expanding to the Philippines and Thailand. The company is now one of the largest of its kind in Southeast Asia.