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Asia Council

Brian Lim

Asia Council Chair, Partner

LocationPantheon Ventures

Brian Lim focuses on the sourcing, selection and monitoring of private equity funds in Asia.... Read More

Brian Lim

Asia Council Chair, Partner

Brian Lim focuses on the sourcing, selection and monitoring of private equity funds in Asia. He was previously a portfolio director with CDC Group, the emerging markets specialist, where he helped build their Asian portfolio and sat on a number
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Pantheon Ventures

Peter Amour

Chief Executive Officer

LocationAIF Capital

Peter Amour has worked with AIF Capital since 1998 and became Chief Executive Officer in... Read More

Peter Amour

Chief Executive Officer

Peter Amour has worked with AIF Capital since 1998 and became Chief Executive Officer in 2003. He has resided in Hong Kong since 1985 and has over 25 years of private equity and investment experience in Asia. He was a
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AIF Capital

Akhil Awasthi

Founding Managing Partner

LocationTata Capital Limited Tata Capital Growth Fund

Akhil Awasthi is a consummate private equity professional having raised/managed US$ 1 Billion across 4... Read More

Akhil Awasthi

Founding Managing Partner

Akhil Awasthi is a consummate private equity professional having raised/managed US$ 1 Billion across 4 private equity funds, invested in 24 transactions with 8 exits across a span of 2 decades. He joined Tata Capital in 2009 after working with
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Tata Capital Limited Tata Capital Growth Fund

Harjit Bhatia

Executive Chairman

LocationAsia Growth Capital Advisors (S) Pte Ltd

Harjit Bhatia rejoined Asia Growth Capital Advisors (AGCA) as Executive Chairman, effective 1st December 2014... Read More

Harjit Bhatia

Executive Chairman

Harjit Bhatia rejoined Asia Growth Capital Advisors (AGCA) as Executive Chairman, effective 1st December 2014 from PineBridge Asia Partners, where he was responsible for managing Asia Opportunities Fund II (AOF II) as Managing Partner & CEO from July 2012 –
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Asia Growth Capital Advisors (S) Pte Ltd

Pavan A. Gupte

Managing Director

LocationSamena Capital

Pavan A. Gupte is a Managing Director at Samena Capital. He is an Investment Committee... Read More

Pavan A. Gupte

Managing Director

Pavan A. Gupte is a Managing Director at Samena Capital. He is an Investment Committee member of the India Credit Fund and the SC India Credit Opportunities Fund.

He has over twenty-three years of institutional experience investing in Global Emerging Markets
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Samena Capital

Dan Kim

Managing Director

LocationPomona Capital

Dan Kim

Managing Director

Pomona Capital

Hemal Mirani

Managing Director

LocationHarbourVest Partners (Asia) Limited

Hemal Mirani

Managing Director

HarbourVest Partners (Asia) Limited

Sanjay Nayar

Board of Directors, Member and Chief Executive Officer

LocationKKR India Advisors Pvt. Ltd.

Sanjay Nayar (Mumbai) joined KKR in 2009 and is CEO of KKR India. Prior to... Read More

Sanjay Nayar

Board of Directors, Member and Chief Executive Officer

Sanjay Nayar (Mumbai) joined KKR in 2009 and is CEO of KKR India. Prior to joining KKR, he served as CEO of Citigroup’s Indian and South Asian operations and as a member of Citigroup’s Management Committee and Asia Executive Operating
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KKR India Advisors Pvt. Ltd.

Deborah Orida

LocationCPPIB

Deborah Orida

CPPIB

Andrew M. Ostrognai

Partner

LocationDebevoise & Plimpton LLP

Andrew M. Ostrognai is a corporate partner of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP and Chair of... Read More

Andrew M. Ostrognai

Partner

Andrew M. Ostrognai is a corporate partner of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP and Chair of the firm’s private equity practice in Asia. He has extensive experience in forming all types of private equity funds, from large pan-Asian buy-out funds to
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Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Robert Petty

Board of Directors Chair, Co-Founder and Managing Partner;

LocationClearwater Capital Partners

Robert Petty is Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Clearwater Capital Partners and a member of the... Read More

Robert Petty

Board of Directors Chair, Co-Founder and Managing Partner;

Robert Petty is Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Clearwater Capital Partners and a member of the firm's Investment and Management Committees. Since founding the Firm in 2001, Mr. Petty and his partner Amit Gupta have invested profitably across cycles, sectors and
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Clearwater Capital Partners

David Pierce

Managing Director and Head of Asia HQ Capital

LocationHQ Capital

David Pierce is Managing Director & Head of Asia for HQ Capital, a leading independent... Read More

David Pierce

Managing Director and Head of Asia HQ Capital

David Pierce is Managing Director & Head of Asia for HQ Capital, a leading independent alternative investment manager that currently has more than US$12 billion in assets under management in private equity and real estate. Based in HQ Capital’s Hong
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HQ Capital

Jean Eric Salata

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

LocationBaring Private Equity Asia

Jean Eric Salata is the Chief Executive and Founding Partner of... Read More

Jean Eric Salata

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

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
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Baring Private Equity Asia

Maninder Saluja

Board of Directors, Co-Head, Emerging Markets Private Equity

LocationQuilvest

Maninder Saluja joined Quilvest in 2005 and is a Partner based in and responsible for... Read More

Maninder Saluja

Board of Directors, Co-Head, Emerging Markets Private Equity

Maninder Saluja joined Quilvest in 2005 and is a Partner based in and responsible for the oversight of Quilvest’s Hong Kong office, from where he co-manages QS GEO PEP, Quilvest’s Global Emerging Opportunities Private Equity Program. In addition, he sources
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Quilvest

Sudhir Sethi

Founder, Chairman & Managing Director

LocationIDG Ventures India

Sudhir Sethi is Founder, Chairman & Managing Director of IDG Ventures India Advisors. IDG Ventures... Read More

Sudhir Sethi

Founder, Chairman & Managing Director

Sudhir Sethi is Founder, Chairman & Managing Director of IDG Ventures India Advisors. IDG Ventures manages over US$6 Billion globally and has a portfolio of over 200 technology companies. Sudhir currently serves on the Board of Directors at Aujas Networks,
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IDG Ventures India

Mark Shipman

Partner

LocationClifford Chance

Mark Shipman has extensive experience advising on the structuring, establishment and promotion of all types... Read More

Mark Shipman

Partner

Mark Shipman has extensive experience advising on the structuring, establishment and promotion of all types of investment funds, including private equity and real estate funds, hedge funds and other alternatives. Mark also specialises in asset management, securities, banking and insurance
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Clifford Chance

M.K. Sinha

Managing Partner & CEO

LocationIDFC Alternatives Limited

M.K. Sinha (“MK”) is an investment professional with over 25 years of experience.  He is... Read More

M.K. Sinha

Managing Partner & CEO

M.K. Sinha (“MK”) is an investment professional with over 25 years of experience.  He is currently the Managing Partner & CEO, IDFC Alternatives Limited, one of the largest multi-asset class fund managers in India with ~US$3.4B under management. Earlier, MK
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IDFC Alternatives Limited

Yar-Ping Soo

Partner

LocationAdams Street Partners

Yar-Ping Soo

Partner

Adams Street Partners

Ian Teo

Investment Specialist

LocationAsian Development Bank

Ian Teo joined the Asian Development Bank (ADB) as an Investment Specialist in 2015. As... Read More

Ian Teo

Investment Specialist

Ian Teo joined the Asian Development Bank (ADB) as an Investment Specialist in 2015. As part of the Private Sector Operations Department, he is responsible for sourcing and executing private equity (PE) fund investments for ADB. Additionally, Mr. Teo is
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Asian Development Bank

Marcus Thompson

Chief Investment Officer

LocationHPEF Capital Partners Limited

Marcus Thompson, Chief Executive Officer, joined HPEF Capital Partners Limited in 1992 and has been a... Read More

Marcus Thompson

Chief Investment Officer

Marcus Thompson, Chief Executive Officer, joined HPEF Capital Partners Limited in 1992 and has been a member of the firm’s Investment Committees since 1993 and became Chief Executive Officer in 2012.  Headland Capital Partners is one of Asian’s longest established regional
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HPEF Capital Partners Limited

Pote Videt

Managing Director

Location Lombard Investments

Pote Videt is Managing Director of Lombard Investments with primary responsibility for investments in Southeast... Read More

Pote Videt

Managing Director

Pote Videt is Managing Director of Lombard Investments with primary responsibility for investments in Southeast Asia. Lombard is a leading international private equity investment manager with offices in Bangkok, Hong Kong and San Francisco, and extensive working relationships in Manila,
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Lombard Investments

Rebecca Xu

Board of Directors Vice Chair, Co-Founder and Managing Director

LocationAsia Alternatives Management LLC

Rebecca Xu is a Co-Founder and Managing Director of Asia Alternatives. Ms. Xu leads Asia... Read More

Rebecca Xu

Board of Directors Vice Chair, Co-Founder and Managing Director

Rebecca Xu is a Co-Founder and Managing Director of Asia Alternatives. Ms. Xu leads Asia Alternatives' Beijing office and is also a part of the Hong Kong office. She is on the Firm's Investment Committee and co-leads Asia Alternatives' investments
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Asia Alternatives Management LLC

Yichen Zhang

Board of Directors, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

LocationCITIC Capital

Yichen Zhang is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CITIC Capital. He joined CITIC... Read More

Yichen Zhang

Board of Directors, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Yichen Zhang is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CITIC Capital. He joined CITIC Group in 2000 as an Executive Director of CITIC Pacific and President of CITIC Pacific Communications, before founding CITIC Capital in 2002. Prior to joining
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CITIC Capital
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