Speakers

APEF 2017 Confirmed Speakers

Opening Remarks



Mr. Chan Mo-po, Paul, GBS, MH, JP, Financial Secretary, HKSAR Government


Mr Chan is a Certified Public Accountant. He is a former President of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a former Chairman of The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, Hong Kong.

Before joining the Government, Mr Chan held a number of public service positions including member of the Legislative Council; Chairman of Legal Aid Services Council; Board Member of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority; non-official member of the Strategic Development Commission and Council Member of the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Mr Chan served as Secretary for Development of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government from July 2012 to January 2017. He was appointed Financial Secretary on 16 January, 2017.

Opening Keynote



Martin Mok
, Partner & Head of Asia , EQT Partners Asia Limited


Martin Mok is currently a Partner & Head of Asia at EQT Partners Asia Limited, responsible for EQT’s private equity business in the region and is based in Hong Kong. Prior to joining EQT in 2006, Mr. Mok was a Senior Vice President at Investor Asia Limited, advising the Investor Capital Partners Asia Fund. Prior to that, he was at Goldman Sachs Principal Investment Area in 1999-2001 and McKinsey in 1997-1999. Mr. Mok holds a Master of Arts (Hons) degree in Economics from Cambridge University. He is currently a board member of LaoBaiXing Pharmacy and China F&B Group.

Luncheon Keynote



Jean Salata
, Chief Executive and Founding Partner, Baring Private Equity Asia


Jean Eric Salata is the Chief Executive and Founding Partner of Baring Private Equity Asia, Chairman of the Investment and Portfolio Management Committees. Mr. Salata oversees all investment and divestment decisions made at the Firm, as well as its strategic direction. Mr. Salata has been responsible for the investment activity of the Firm since 1997 when he started the regional Asian private equity investment program for UK-based Baring Private Equity Partners Ltd. show more…

Closing Keynote



Ming Lu
, Head of Asia Private Equity, KKR


Ming Lu joined KKR in 2006 and is Head of the Asia Private Equity Business. Mr. Lu currently serves as a member of KKR’s Asia Investment Committee, China Growth Fund Investment Committee and Portfolio Management Committee. He has played a significant role in the investments in BIS Cleanaway, MMI, Unisteel Technology Limited, Masan Consumer Corporation, Weststar Aviation Service Sdn Bhd and Goodpack Ltd. show more…

Other confirmed speakers (alphabetically by surname)



James Ahn
, Partner, Principle Capital


James Ahn (“Jimmy”) is a Partner at Principle Capital based in Shanghai. Jimmy is a member of the Investment Committee of the Firm, is the Chief Compliance Officer, and leads Principle’s relationships with global insitutional investors. Jimmy is also a Managing Director at Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (“CD&R”), a New York-based global private equity firm. CD&R and Principle Capital are strategic partners. show more…



Alice Au
, Global Head, Financial Services Practice & Board of Director, Spencer Stuart


Alice Au is a member of Spencer Stuart’s global board of directors and leads Spencer Stuart’s global Financial Services Practice out of Hong Kong. She also leads the Board and Private Equity practices in Asia Pacific. A global citizen with deep relationships across industries, she brings more than 20 years of executive search and leadership counsel experience to her clients. show more…



Jayanta Banerjee
, Managing Partner, ASK Pravi Capital Advisors


Jayanta has over 25 years of industry experience with the last 15 years in the private equity business in India. He has in-depth experience of full cycle investing and fund raising in private equity. Prior to joining the private equity industry Jayanta was an entrepreneur. He has also been an investment banker and has worked in the industrial sector. show more…



Varun Bery
, Senior Advisor, Latitude Capital Management


Varun Bery is a Senior Advisor to Latitude Capital Management, an emerging market private equity firm focused on the power sector. He is also currently a Senior Advisor to StormHarbour Securities (Hong Kong).

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Mintoo Bhandari
, Senior Partner, Apollo Global Management LLC


Mr. Bhandari is a Senior Partner of Apollo Global Management LLC, Managing Director AGM India Advisors Pvt Ltd, and Managing Partner at AION Capital Partners. He joined Apollo in 2006 in the New York office, worked in the London office and then launched Apollo’s India advisory firm (AGM India Advisors Pvt Ltd) in Mumbai in 2008. Mr. Bhandari designed a unique and pioneering fund strategy for investing in India and led the fundraising of what became the largest PE fund in the country during the period of its launch (AION Fund first close, September, 2012). show more…



John Campbell
, Chairman & Co-founder, Campbell Lutyens & Co.


John Campbell is the Chairman and co-founder in 1988 of Campbell Lutyens. Through offices in London, New York and Hong Kong, Campbell Lutyens is the leading independent adviser in the private equity, private debt and private infrastructure sectors, intermediating investments worldwide in both primary placement and secondary transactions between institutions and dedicated professional managers of commingled funds or portfolios of assets. show more…



Nicholas Cator
, Executive Director, Verlinvest Asia Pte


Nick is Executive Director at Verlinvest, a $1.5bn family owned consumer focused global investment company, and is responsible for running the Singapore office, for Verlinvest’s investments in Asia and for Verlinvest’s investments in the Retail, Hospitality & E Commerce space globally. Nick sits on the Boards of investee companies in India, Singapore, Indonesia, China, United States and Belgium. show more…



Edwin Chan
, Regional Head, Asia, Probitas Partners


Edwin has more than twenty-three years of industry experience and is responsible for managing Probitas Partners’ key relationships with both General Partners and Limited Partners in Asia. Prior to joining the firm, Edwin was working as Associate Director for business development at AIG Investments focusing on private equity, real estate and hedge fund-of-funds investments. show more…



Joseph Chang
, Head of Private Investments – Asia, Lockheed Martin Investment Management Company


Joe is based in Hong Kong and heads up the Asian private markets investments for the pension fund of Lockheed Martin Corporation. Joe has more than 12 years of private markets investment experience, both in direct and fund investments.

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Kent Chen
, Managing Director, Neuberger Berman


Kent Chen is a Managing Director of Neuberger Berman and leader of the firm’s private equity efforts in the Asia Pacific region. Mr. Chen joined Neuberger Berman in May 2015 from the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) after 17 years of central banking career in various positions including Deputy Chief Representative of the HKMA’s New York Office and Advisor to the Executive Director for China at the International Monetary Fund in Washington D.C. show more…



Lorna Chen
, Partner, Shearman & Sterling


Lorna Chen is a partner in Shearman & Sterling’s Global Asset Management Group and leads the asset management and investment funds practice in Asia. Ms. Chen advises clients in the structuring, restructuring, formation and operation of alternative investment products, including private equity funds, venture capital funds, hedge funds, real estate funds, funds of funds, project funds and co-investment structures. show more…



Junghyung Cho
, Partner, Excelsior


Junghyung Cho is a Partner and has been with Excelsior for eight years. In addition to Excelsior, he worked as a direct investment specialist covering North Asia for the principal trading group at Merrill Lynch.

Mr. Cho started his professional career as an investment banker at Lehman Brothers in Hong Kong and New York, after graduating with an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. show more…



Mei Colani Li
, Partner & Head of Asia Investments, ADM Capital


Mei Colani Li is a Partner and Head of Asia Investments at ADM Capital, and a member of the Investment Advisory Committee. Before joining ADM Capital in 2004, Mei worked for KPMG Hong Kong for four years within their Financial Services Audit Division. At KPMG, Mei gained experience leading audit assignments involving financial institutions in Hong Kong. show more…



Liam Coppinger
, Managing Director, Manulife Capital


Liam Coppinger is the Managing Director of Manulife Capital’s Hong Kong office and is responsible for the origination, execution, and post-investment monitoring of private equity investments across the Asia-Pacific region.

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Tim Flower
, Managing Director, HarbourVest Partners


Tim Flower joined HarbourVest’s London-based subsidiary in 2008 to focus on European secondary investments. In 2010, he transferred to the Hong Kong subsidiary to establish and manage the secondary platform in the Asia Pacific region. Tim has a focus on both traditional and secondary direct transactions. show more…



Richard Folsom
, Representative Partner, Advantage Partners


Richard Folsom founded Advantage Partners in Tokyo in 1992 with Taisuke Sasanuma. Between 1992 and 1997, they started and managed two new businesses, one a Value-Added Tax (VAT) reclaim service for corporations, formed with partners in New York and London with an operations center in Ireland and marketing hubs in New York and Tokyo, and the other an insurance brokerage and risk management business formed to sell new insurance products in the Japanese market as deregulation changed the dynamics of the industry. show more…



Peter Fuhrman
, Chairman & CEO, China First Capital


Peter Fuhrman is Chairman & CEO at China First Capital, a Greater China-focused international investment bank and advisory firm. Founded in 2008, China First Capital serves a distinguished group of clients, including industry leaders in China, both private sector companies and SOEs, financial sponsors, as well as global corporations actively expanding within China. show more…



Praneet Garg
, Managing Director, Asia Alternatives


Praneet Garg is a Managing Director in Asia Alternatives’ Hong Kong office. Mr. Garg co-leads Asia Alternatives’ investments in India and South East Asia, and is primarily responsible for deal sourcing, due diligence, deal execution and portfolio management of private equity fund investments and direct co-investments in these geographies. Mr. Garg also leads Asia Alternatives’ market research function. show more…



Kenneth Gaw
, President & Managing Principal, Gaw Capital Partners


Kenneth co-founded Gaw Capital Partners in 2005, and has been its President and Managing Principal. Gaw Capital is a real estate private equity firm that focuses on global real estate markets. The firm has raised five real estate funds targeting the Greater China and Asia Pacific region, while providing services for separate account direct investment and fund management in the global markets. show more…



Jie Gong
, Partner, Pantheon Ventures


Jie Gong is a Partner at Pantheon Ventures and a member of the Asia Regional Investment Committee, and is involved in all aspects of Asian investment activity, with a focus on China. Ms Gong joined Pantheon from Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners’ private equity fund of funds group, where she led Asian investment activities and was a member of the global investment committee. show more…



Mounir Guen
, CEO, MVision


Mounir Guen founded MVision in 2001. He is a veteran fundraising specialist, advisor and manager, with 30 years of experience in the industry during which he has worked on over 300 General Partnership funds. He has led MVision to the point where it is now one of the leading alternative asset capital raising firms in the world. show more…



Amit Gupta
, Partner & Co-founder, Clearwater Capital Partners


Amit Gupta is Partner and Co-Founder of Clearwater Capital Partners and a member of the Firm’s Investment and Management Committees. Mr. Gupta’s principal responsibilities include credit research, due diligence, analysis and valuation. Throughout his nearly 24-year investment career, Mr. Gupta has been on the forefront of credit analysis and deal execution in Asia. show more…



Yuka Hata
, Chief Portfolio Manager, Alternative & Fund Investment, Nissay Asset Management Corporation


Yuka Hata is a chief portfolio manager for the alternative & fund investment group. She joined Nissay Asset Management in 2016 and has more than 15 years of private equity industry experience.

Prior to joining Nissay, Yuka spent 9 years with Nomura Asset Management and Nomura Private Equity Capital (NPEC) culminating in her tenure as an Executive Director and a member of NPEC’s Investment Committee, and as a head of Asia, was actively involved in investing in Asia. show more…



Andrew Hawkyard
, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley


Andrew S. Hawkyard is the Chief Operating Officer of Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia and a Managing Director of Morgan Stanley. Mr. Hawkyard joined the Firm in 1999 and has been investing in Asia private equity for 19 years, including 17 years managing MSPE Asia’s four private equity funds to date: MSGEM, MSPEA Fund II, Fund III and Fund IV. show more…



Christopher Heady
, Chairman of Asia Pacific & Head of Real Estate Asia, Blackstone


Christopher Heady is the Chairman of Asia Pacific, Head of Real Estate Asia and is a Senior Managing Director at Blackstone. Mr. Heady is based in Hong Kong and is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Real Estate group’s investment activities and personnel in Asia. show more…



Jim Hildebrandt
, Managing Director, Bain Capital


Jim Hildebrandt joined Bain Capital in 2005 as a Managing Director, helping to establish the Bain Capital business in Asia, where the firm now has offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo, Mumbai, Sydney and Melbourne, having invested over $6.5 billion in 38 companies. show more…



Archana Hingorani
, CEO & Executive Director, IL&FS Investment Managers


Dr. Archana Hingorani, Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director of IIML, has over 29 years experience in the private equity business, teaching and research. She has been with the IL&FS Group for 22 years, and has performed a multitude of roles – starting off as an economist and moving on to project finance, and asset management. show more…



Harry Hui
, Founder & Managing Partner, ClearVue Partners


Mr. Hui has worked in Asia over the past 20 years as CEO, investor, strategist, author and TV personality. Currently the founder and managing partner of ClearVue Partners (cvpcap.com). Formed in Shanghai in 2012, CVP is a private equity firm investing into growth stage companies in China’s consumer sectors with an emphasis on the food and beverage, consumer lifestyle, and consumer media/entertainment/technology sub sectors. show more…



Ryosuke Iinuma
, Representative Director & Managing Partner, Ant Capital Partners


Ryosuke Iinuma is the Executive Officer and Managing Partner for the Private Equity Investment team as well as the Representative Director & President of Ant Capital Partners. He joined Ant Capital in August 2001, and has played a key role in the organization’s development to date, including the acquisition of Wit Capital Japan. show more…



Mohanjit Jolly
, Partner, Iron Pillar


Mohanjit Jolly is a Partner of Iron Pillar. He has over 20 years of operating and venture capital experience, having built expertise and passion around early to mid stage global technology entrepreneurship and investment. He is extremely unique in the VC industry in that he has deep on the ground experience in both the U.S. and India, having helped companies grow from seedlings to mature industry leaders in both geographies. show more…



John Kim
, Principal, AlpInvest Partners


John is a Principal in the Co-Investment team where he is responsible for sourcing, executing, and monitoring transactions in Asia. He joined AlpInvest Partners in 2008 from Lehman Brothers, where he worked in the equity research division covering Korean technology companies and the Asian display industry. show more…



Megumi Kiyozuka
, Managing Director (Head of Japan), CLSA Capital Partners Japan


Megumi Kiyozuka currently serves as Managing Director (Head of Japan) of CLSA Capital Partners Japan. In this capacity, he is responsible for the overall investment activities of the firm and serves on the board of numerous portfolio companies. Prior to joining the firm in 2006, Mr. Kiyozuka was a Director focused on Japanese buyout opportunities in the consumer, healthcare, and industrial sectors with The Carlyle Group in Tokyo. show more…



Charles Knight
, Partner | Global Director – M&A Services, Deloitte


Charles is a Partner in Deloitte’s Canadian practice, having over 30 years of M&A experience. Charles focuses on guiding companies through all aspects of their transactions, from M&A strategy, deal sourcing, structuring, diligence, SPA, closing and integration. Charles is a member of Deloitte’s global M&A executive committee, which sets the strategic direction of our Global M&A service offering. show more…



David Ko
, Managing Director, SkyLake Investment


David Ko, joined SkyLake in 2007, is a Managing Director of SkyLake Investment Co., the largest technology-focused buyout private equity firm based in Korea with AUM of USD $1.8bn. While overseeing the firm’s investment activities, Mr. Ko has led and executed several successful buyout exits with average IRR returns of over 20%. He has over 18 years of professional experience analyzing and investing in technology companies. show more…



Peter Ko
, Managing Director, ShawKwei & Partners


Mr. Ko is Managing Director at ShawKwei & Partners, a private equity fund manager established in 1999 with offices in Hong Kong and Singapore, investing in a variety of industrial and service businesses across Asia.

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Alvin Lam
, Senior Managing Director, CVC Capital Partners


Mr. Alvin Lam is a Senior Managing Director with CVC Capital Partners. Alvin joined CVC in 2005 and is a member of the CVC’s Asia Operations Team, based in Hong Kong. Prior to joining CVC, Alvin was a Principal with the Boston Consulting Group’s Greater China practice and worked for Philip Morris International in a regional business development role. show more…



David Larsen
, Managing Director, Duff & Phelps


David Larsen is a managing director in the San Francisco office of Duff & Phelps and part of the Portfolio Valuation service line. He has more than 30 years of transaction and accounting experience. He specializes in fair value accounting issues, and specifically in valuation, accounting, and regulatory issues faced by Alternative Asset managers and investors. show more…



Kevin Lee
, Managing Partner, Crescendo Equity Partners


Dr. Lee is the managing partner of Crescendo Equity Partners, an investment firm focused on high-growth technology companies. Crescendo was set up with the sponsorship from Peter Thiel, the co-founder of PayPal and first outside investor in Facebook. show more…



Jason Lee
, Managing Director & Head of Asia Real Estate, The Carlyle Group


Jason H. Lee is a Managing Director and Head of Asia Real Estate. Mr. Lee is based in Hong Kong.

Mr. Lee joined Carlyle’s U.S. Real Estate Group in Washington, D.C. in 1996 and has been involved in the acquisition of more than US$3 billion of real estate assets in the U.S. through Carlyle Realty Partners I and II. show more…



Nisa Leung
, Managing Partner, Qiming Ventures


Nisa Leung is a Managing Partner of Qiming Venture Partners and leading its health care investments. Qiming Venture Partners is a leading investment firm in China which currently manages five USD funds and four RMB funds with over USD 2.7 billion in assets and investment in over 160 companies. show more…



Bin Li
, Partner, Ally Bridge Group


Dr. Bin Li is the founder and CIO of ABG-LB Healthcare Fund and a partner of Ally Bridge Group. Previously, he was a Managing Director and the Head of Greater China Healthcare Research at Morgan Stanley and led the coverage of Greater China healthcare industry. show more…



Judith Li
, Partner, Lilly Asia Ventures


Judith J. Li, is a Partner at Lilly Asia Ventures (LAV), based in Hong Kong / Shanghai and focused on early and growth stage investments across biopharmaceuticals, medical devices, and diagnostics both domestically and cross-border. show more…



Kevin Loh
, Managing Director, Creador


Prior to joining Creador, Kevin was a Partner and Managing Director at the Boston Consulting Group (“BCG”) where he specialised in strategy development and execution, covering topics such as market entry, business growth, supply chain and business turnaround, with an emphasis on consumer goods and healthcare sectors. show more…



Eric Mason
, Managing Director – Asia Investments, The Church Pension Fund


Eric Mason is a Managing Director of The Church Pension Fund. He joined the Church Pension Fund in 2009 as the head of the Fund’s new Asian office based in Hong Kong and has been based in Asia for almost 25 years. Mr. Mason and his team are responsible for the Fund’s investments in Asia across all asset classes with a focus on private equity, real estate and hedge funds. show more…



Darren Massara
, Managing Partner, NewQuest Capital Partners


Darren is Managing Partner of NewQuest Capital Partners, a Hong Kong-based private equity manager with over US$1.25B in committed capital and three funds under management. Prior to launching NewQuest in 2011, Darren led Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Asia Private Equity Group based in Hong Kong and spent over eight years at the International Finance Corporation. show more…



Rodney Muse
, Managing Partner, Navis Capital Partners


Mr. Rodney Muse is the Managing Partner of the firm. He leads investment teams in making, monitoring and exiting investments, sits on Investment Committee and sits on the boards and/or executive committees of several Navis portfolio companies. He has been active in Navis investments across many industries and geographies since Navis’ inception. show more…



Girish Nadkarni
, Partner, Private Equity , IDFC Alternatives


Girish Nadkarni joined IDFC Alternatives in 2011. He has over two decades of experience across Private Equity, M&As, managing large companies, business strategy and setting up of businesses, corporate finance, treasury and risk management. show more…



Brian O’Connor
, Founding Partner, Falcon House Partners


Brian O’Connor is a Founding Partner of Falcon House Partners, an Indonesia mid-market focused private equity firm.

First arriving in Asia in 1990, Brian worked at Lehman Brothers for 18 years, having been Head of Indonesia, Head of Non-Japan Asia Corporate Finance and Mergers & Acquisitions and the CAO (COO) for Asia-Pacific. show more…



Mark O’Hare
, Founder & Chief Executive, Preqin


Mark O’Hare is Founder and Chief Executive of Preqin, the alternative assets information service. Preqin provides extensive research and data on the entire global alternative assets industry, covering private equity, hedge funds, real estate, infrastructure, private debt and natural resources. Preqin is an independent business with over 300 staff based in London, New York, Singapore, San Francisco, Hong Kong and Manila, providing market-leading online and hard copy data services to many of the world’s leading institutional investors, money managers and advisors. Preqin’s online databases are used by over 12,000 customers in 94 countries worldwide. show more…



James Pearson
, CEO, Pacific Risk Advisors


James Pearson, CEO of Pacific Risk Advisors, a Hong Kong based ESG risk management advisory company, has over 28 years’ experience in the international ESG and sustainability risk advisory sector.

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Alexander Pestalozzi
, Managing Director, Mueller Asia


Alexander A. Pestalozzi runs the Asian branch of the family office of Theo Mueller, who’s the sole owner and shareholder of a conglomerate with 6.5bn Euros of revenues including the famous Mueller dairy brand. The family office invests strategically into private equity, both direct investment and through selected funds, along the fast moving consumer goods sector to participate in the growing middle class in Asia. show more…



David Pierce
, Managing Director & Head of Asia, HQ Capital


David G Pierce is Managing Director & Head of Asia for HQ Capital, member of a private investment group that invests in alternative assets globally.

He was Chairman of the Hong Kong Venture Capital & Private Equity Association from 2011-2013 and continues to serve the Association as a Board Member. show more…



Lachmi-Niwas Sadani
, Founder & Managing Partner, Lensbridge Capital


LN is the Founder and Managing Partner of Lensbridge Capital, a Singapore based (MAS regulated) fund management company focused on private equity investments in South and Southeast Asia. In this capacity, he invests in both early growth and mid-market buyout opportunities, with capital sourced from various family offices and institutional LPs globally. He also leads Lensbridge Capital’s partnership with Cisco Systems for investments into next generation Telecom/IT companies across Asia.
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Simon Sham
, Managing Director, Darby Asia Investors


Mr. Sham is the Managing Director of the mezzanine finance team in Darby Asia Investors. He has the primary responsibility in managing the investment activities of three regional mezzanine funds which focus on providing growth capital to mid-size companies in Asia since 2002. Mr. Sham has over 30 years of experience in mezzanine finance, project finance, corporate and investment banking in the emerging markets. show more…



David Shen
, Regional Managing Director, Olympus Capital Holdings Asia


David T. Shen is Regional Managing Director of Olympus Capital Holdings Asia, an independent private equity group focusing on middle market companies in Greater China, India, Japan and Korea. show more…



Padmanabh Sinha
, Managing Partner, Tata Opportunities Fund


Padmanabh (Paddy) Sinha is the Managing Partner for the flagship private equity fund of the Tata group – Tata Opportunities Fund. Prior to joining Tata Capital as a founding partner of the Tata Opportunities Fund, Mr. Sinha was the Managing Director for India at Temasek Holdings. Mr. Sinha was part of Temasek’s founding India team in 2004 and during his tenure at Temasek also led global special projects for Temasek. show more…


Edward Sippel
, Managing Director, TA Associates Asia Pacific


Mr. Edward F. Sippel is a Managing Director at TA Associates. At the firm, he is CoHead of Asia and manages the Hong Kong office which he helped open in 2011. Mr. Sippel focuses on minority equity investments, recapitalizations, and management buyouts of growth companies in the Asia Pacific region. He has 19 years of experience in deal sourcing, due diligence, structuring, portfolio management and exits across numerous Asian markets. show more…


Bryan Southergill
, Managing Director, Real Estate, KKR


Bryan T. Southergill joined KKR in 2013 and is a member of the real estate team based in Hong Kong. He has led the build out of the Asia real estate investing platform and is responsible for advancing KKR’s regional real estate investment strategy across Asia. Prior to joining KKR, Mr. Southergill was managing director and head of Asia Real Estate Investing in J.P. Morgan’s Global Special Opportunities Group, where he led its proprietary, special situations-style, real estate investing business in Asia. show more…


Daniel Spitzer
, Chairman & CEO, Mountain Hazelnuts


Since the early 1990’s, Daniel has founded and led companies in Asia that have successfully combined financial objectives with social and environmental goals, including Mountain Hazelnuts (MH) and Plantation Timber Products Group (PTP). Bhutan’s largest private sector employer, MH is planting 10 million hazelnut trees on mountain slopes, and in the process doubling household income of more than 10% of the Kingdom’s population. show more…



Derek Sulger
, Partner, Lunar Capital


Derek Sulger is a Partner of Lunar Capital, a private equity investment manager focusing on control-oriented, operationally involved buyouts of leading Chinese consumer companies. He has more than twenty years of experience working with private equity-backed companies and investments in China. He is a member of Lunar’s Investment and Corporate Finance team and serves on the boards of several Lunar’s portfolio companies.
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Yinglan Tan
, Venture Partner, Sequoia Capital


Tan Yinglan is a Venture Partner at Sequoia Capital and is the first hire by Sequoia Capital in Singapore, where he helped set up the Singapore office for Sequoia Capital. Sequoia Capital’s recent portfolio in Southeast Asia include Tokopedia, Gojek, Carousell, Appier, Pinkoi, and 99.co. Prior to joining Sequoia Capital, Yinglan was a member of the elite Singapore Administrative Service, where he served in a variety of positions in the Prime Minister’s Office (where he was part of a team that managed a S$360 million fund for innovation and enterprise), Ministry of Trade and Industry and Ministry of Defence. show more…



Hamilton Tang
, Managing Partner, SMC Capital (HK)


Hamilton Tang has more than 20 years of China and international investment banking, and entrepreneurial and private equity experience. He joined the Simon Murray group (“the Firm”) in 2000 and led its entry into the China private equity space in 2002/3. He has since overseen this aspect of the Firm’s presence in China for the past 14 years and is the Managing Partner responsible for all the activities of SMC Capital China. show more…



Ravi Thakran
, Group President, LVMH South & Southeast Asia and Middle East; Chairman & Managing Partner, L Catterton Asia


Born in New Delhi, Mr Ravi Thakran has been the Group President of L LVMH South & Southeast Asia and Middle East since September 2007. He launched L Capital Asia (currently known as L Catterton Asia) in 2009 which manages over US$ 1.6 billion across two private equity funds, and over US$ 2 billion including co-investments. show more…


Mary Tran
, Deputy Managing Director, Private Equity Investments, VinaCapital


Ms. Tran has 12 years working experience in investment banking, private equity, business start-ups, and operations management in Vietnam, China and the U.S. Prior to joining VinaCapital’s private equity team as a Deputy Managing Director, Ms. Tran was previously VinaCapital’s Director of Strategy & Operations, overseeing the company’s strategy and operational activities across the front, middle and back offices, including business and product development initiatives. show more…


Denis Tse
, Managing Partner, Asia-IO Advisors


Denis Tse is the Managing Partner of Asia-IO Advisors Limited. Most recently he was the Head of Asia – Private Investment with Lockheed Martin Investment Management Company. He has 15 years of private equity direct and fund investment experience in Asia, having worked with J.H Whitney, CDIB Capital, and HSBC Private Equity (Asia), where he became the first Kauffman Fellow from an Asian venture firm. show more…



Pote Videt
, Managing Director, Lombard


Pote Videt is a Managing Director of Lombard based in Bangkok. Lombard is a leading international private equity investment manager with offices in Bangkok, Hong Kong and San Francisco, and extensive working relationships in Ho Chi Minh City, Manila, Shanghai and Taipei. Formed in 1985, Lombard has made more than 90 minority growth and control investments in Asia and North America. show more…



Joseph Wan
, Operating Partner, Cinven HK


Joseph joined Cinven in 2008 and is a member of the Portfolio team, based in the Hong Kong office. In addition Joseph is part of the investor relations team looking after investors in Asia Pacific. show more…



Vivian Wan
, Operating Director, TPG Capital


Vivian Wan is with TPG Capital as Operating Director. Vivian is based in the Hong Kong office and leads the Human Capital agenda (People, Pay, Performance) of TPG’s portfolio companies in Asia. Over the past few years, she has been working closely with over 10 portfolio companies across Asia to deliver the talent/organizations required to drive operations improvement and transformation. show more…



Frances Wang
, Director, IDI Emerging Markets Partners


Frances is a Director of IDI Emerging Markets Partners with key focuses on fund raising, investor relations and communications as well as business developments. Previously, she was a Director of China Renaissance Capital Investments, a greater China focused private equity firm, based in Hong Kong and managed its investor relations, fund raising and communications for 11 years. show more…



Piau-Voon Wang
, Co-CIO, Noah Holdings (Hong Kong)


Senior global private equity specialist who has directly overseen the deployment of over US$3 billion through fund, direct, co-investment and secondary investments during a 23-professional-year career to date. As Co-CIO of Noah HK, Mr. Wang provides leadership, overall management and business development of the company, and takes the lead to develop Asset Management Business. show more…



Benjamin Wiley
, Partner, Sixpoint Partners


Mr. Wiley is a partner of Sixpoint Partners and focuses on our funds placement activities in Asia. He has lived and worked in Asia since 1986. He heads the firm’s origination efforts with funds based in Asia and holds key investor relationships in the Asian markets. show more…



Dominik Woessner
, Managing Director, Greenhill Cogent


Mr. Woessner is a Managing Director of Greenhill Cogent, part of Greenhill’s Capital Advisory group, and is primarily responsible for coverage and execution of secondary transactions for Asian clients. Prior to joining Greenhill Cogent in London in 2007, Mr. Woessner worked at Greenpark Capital (now part of StepStone), where he performed due diligence and analysis on secondary acquisitions. show more…



Kenneth Wong
, Partner, Primavera Capital


Kenneth Wong is a partner of Primavera Capital, a China based global investment firm. Kenneth is a member of the firm’s Investment Committee and co-chairs the firm’s Investment Portfolio Monitoring and Management Committee. Before starting Primavera Capital, Kenneth was a Managing Director in the Financial Institutions Group of the Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs (Asia). show more…


Wei Wu
, Representative, Allstate Investments


As the representative at Allstate Investments HK Office, Mr. Wei Wu currently has the responsibility of coordinating Allstate investment activities in the region. He has been in Allstate Investments since 2000 with broad research and portfolio management experience spanning from US corporate to Sovereign/Emerging markets. show more…


Reijiro Yamamoto
, Founding Partner, Integral Corporation


Mr. Yamamoto, a founding Partner of Integral has over 20 years of experience in investment banking activities including domestic and cross-border M&A, MBOs, LBOs, going-private transactions, debt-restructuring, workouts of multi-national insolvent companies and sales of non-performing loans in Japan, Europe and the US. show more…



Dongao Yan
, Senior Vice President, HQ Capital


Mr. Yan is a Senior Vice President of HQ Capital, a leading global independent alternative investment firm active in private equity and real estate since 1989.

Mr. Yan joined HQ Capital’s Hong Kong office in 2015. He covers investment and business development activities in China and Japan. show more…



Tommy Yip
, Founding Partner, Unicorn Capital Partners


Tommy Yip is the Founding Partner of Unicorn Capital Partners, an alternative asset management firm specialized in investing and partnering with the leading technology and healthcare-focused venture capital managers in China and other key markets in Asia. Unicorn is focused on generating superior returns for its partners by identifying and investing in high-performing and access-constraint venture capital opportunities. show more…



Jianyi Zhu
, Co-founder & Partner, ADV Partners


Jianyi Zhu (Kenichi Shu) is based in Hong Kong and has 19 years of experience in the finance industry with the last 16 years focused on private equity and value investments in Asia.

Prior to co-founding ADV, Jianyi was Managing Director and Head of Greater China for Mount Kellett Capital where he built a team of 17 professionals and was responsible for sourcing, structuring and execution of all investments in China in addition to being a member of the Global Investment Committee. show more…