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Asia Private Equity Forum 2023

日期: 2023年1月13日 星期五
地点: N200s, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (New Wing), 1 Expo Dr, Wan Chai
时间: 08:45 to 18:30

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January 13, 2023 (Fri)

8:45 Welcoming Remarks by HKVCA Chairwoman

Rebecca Xu, Asia Alternatives

8:47 Opening Remarks 

The Honourable Paul Mo-po Chan, GBM, GBS, MH, JP, Financial Secretary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

8:50 Opening Keynote

Eric Mason, The Church Pension Fund

9:05

Regional GP Panel: PE Market Landscape in Asia

  • Some key words to characterize the year 2022 through a multi-decade historical lens of Asian PE.
  • What are the biggest opportunities that have arisen across markets? 
  • What are the adjustments firms have had to make in 2022, whether in terms of investment focus, strategy, or organizational development?
  • How business leaders view 2023.
Moderator
Jie Gong, Pantheon Ventures (HK)
   
Panelists
K.Y. Tang, Affinity Equity Partners
Leon Meng, Ascendent Capital Partners (Asia)
Brian Hong, CVC Capital Partners
Chin Chou, Morgan Stanley Asia
10:00 Coffee Break (N204-205 & N209-210)
  Stream A (N201) Stream B (N206-208) Stream C (N211-212)
10:20

Secondary Panel

  • Is there a bid-ask spread or has valuation settled in today’s market?
  • What kind of structuring can help bridge the pricing gap between buyers and sellers?
  • Which market has been the most active for fund restructuring and what do you expect for the future?
  • How do buyers and sellers view multi-asset vs single asset continuation transactions?
  • Are there differences in continuation transaction terms for multi-asset vs. single assets? Are buyers solving for the same return requirement between the two types of transactions?

Moderator
Joe Ma, AlpInvest Partners
  
Panelists
Jolie Chow, PJT Partners
James Ford, Allen & Overy
Colin Sau, TR Capital
Bonnie Lo, NewQuest Capital Partners

Exit Panel: Impact of Exits During Capital Market Volatility

  • Is the worst behind us? What are the signs and reasons for optimism (or pessimism) for exits in 2023?
  • What are the most likely types of exits?
  • Has the valuation expectation been adjusted? Are there any notable differences across sectors and geographies?
  • How does that outlook change GPs’ value creation playbook in their portfolios?
  • Are GPs resetting their long- term return underwriting for new investments?

Moderator
Collwyn Tan, Hamilton Lane
  
Panelists
Ridwan Budijono, Capsquare Asia Partners
Mengyang Yang, CICC Capital
Hongwei Chen, Forebright Capital
Rodney Muse, Navis Capital Partners

Family Office Panel: 2023 Investment Allocation and Strategy for Family Offices
Moderator
Terrance Philips, Citigroup
  
Panelists
Kenneth Lau, Chow Tai Fook Enterprises Limited
Christine Ho, Invest Hong Kong
Danny Lee, VCA Capital Limited

Darrin Woo, Woo Hon Fai Group

11:05

HK Panel: Latest Policy Changes and Hong Kong’s Advantages

 

  • What are the main opportunities presented to the PE/VC industry for 2023?
  • Policy and regulatory update and impact on the PE/VC sector.
  • Hong Kong’s advantages compared with other regional financial hubs.

Moderator
Lorna Chen, Shearman & Sterling
  

Panelists
Poman Lo, AlphaTrio Capital
Samantha Tan, BlackRock
Noah Gellner, CPP Investments
Stephen Seelbach, Vista Equity Partners

ESG Panel: Climate change in Asian Private Equity 

  • What drivers have increased climate change awareness among Asian PE players?
  • What are the principal climate related risks the PE community needs to pay attention to?
  • How to approach climate related reporting and disclosure needs.
  • Good practices in compliance as well as climate opportunities and value-add.

Moderator
Queenie Ho, Affinity Equity Partners
   
Panelists
Mohit Grover, Deloitte
Erika Rodriguez, KKR
Jason Cheng, Kerogen
Jennifer Signori, Neuberger Berman

GBA Panel: The Rise of the GBA (Mandarin Session)

  • What are the latest investment trends in the GBA?
  • How will the Qianhai 18 measure benefitted the PE/VC sector?
  • Are there similar subsidies in Hengqin?
  • How does QFLP work in south China?

Moderator
Duncan Chiu, HKSAR Legislative Council
  
Panelists
Kevin Zhao, China Resources Capital Management
Witman Hung, Shenzhen ZebraS Technology Startup Acceleration Limited
 

11:50 Fireside Chat 
Interviewee
Jean Eric Salata, BPEA EQT
  
Interviewer
Rebecca Xu, Asia Alternatives
12:20 Lunchoen session (N101)
  Stream A (N201) Stream B (N206-208)  
14:00

Real Estate Panel: Will Real Estate in Asia Remain a Safe Haven from Inflation or is it Late Cycle?

  • What are investors looking for from Asian real estate?
  • Which markets/asset classes are the most attractive?
  • Are there lingering COVID and China policies that are impacting the outlook for the region?
Moderator
Calvin Chou, Invesco Real Estate 
  
Panelists
Bryan Southergill, Ares SSG
Ian Cohen, Apollo Real Estate
Christopher Heady, Blackstone
Andrew Moore, Schroders Capital

Venture Capital Panel: Hong Kong’s Startup Ecosystem - Past, Present and Future

Given the success of homegrown technology and the government’s desire for a stronger startup ecosystem, what more can be done by the different players (government, regulator, universities, incubators, educators, venture capitalists, etc.) to accelerate Hong Kong as the international innovation hub for China?

Moderator
Catherine Leung, MizMaa Ventures
 
Panelists

Albert Wong, Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation
Xing Liu, Sequoia Capital China
Zexiang Li, HKUST and XBOTPARK & Shenzhen InnoX Academy

 
14:45

India & SEA Panel: Fueling Asia’s Growth

India and Southeast Asia have emerged strongly from the COVID-19 pandemic and are expected to continue to be attractive investment destinations for investors seeking growth in Asia. However, amidst a backdrop of a global macroeconomic slowdown and geopolitical uncertainties, how are private equity GPs navigating the risks and opportunities in these regions?

  • How robust are the macroeconomic fundamentals in India and Southeast Asia economies? What are some key lessons learnt from past cycles?
  • Where do private equity GPs see investment opportunities and are there any sectoral pivots in the current market environment?
  • Are GPs seeing more control-oriented opportunities emerge in both the Indian and Southeast Asian markets? Are transaction types evolving?
  • Do GPs see an increasing interest from international LPs to invest in the region? What are some of their typical concerns when they think about the private equity markets in India and Southeast Asia? How are GPs addressing them?
  • How are private equity GPs navigating and are there specific areas of focus within a broad spectrum of sustainability themes? How are GPs building internal capabilities?

Moderator
Gabriel Ng, Neuberger Berman

Panelists
Danny Koh, Tower Capital Asia
Kee Lock Chua, Vertex Holdings
Abrar Mir, Quadria Capital
Sudhir Variyar, Multiples Alternate Asset Management Private Limited

North Asia Panel: Operational Value Creation

  • The differences between pre-COVID and post-COVID investment environments.
  • Reacting to evolving macro themes, including energy price increases, inflation, supply chain disruption, currency fluctuation and global economic slowdown.
  • Value creation strategies and macro themes going forward. What are the challenges and what are the value creation opportunities?
Moderator
Akihiko Yasuda, Asia Alternatives
  
Panelists
Yuki Kashiyama, J-STAR
Jay Kim, Orchestra Private Equity 
Ryoichi Ogawa, Polaris Capital Group
 
 
15:30 Coffee Break (N204-205 & N209-210)
15:50

LP Panel: Investing in the Age of Maximum Uncertainty

LPs face a myriad of challenges and opportunities investing in Asian private markets. From global recession to geopolitical tension, how is the LP/GP dynamic changing? How are LPs adjusting allocation strategies given market conditions? 

Moderator
Eric Mason, The Church Pension Fund
  
Panelists
Judy Zhang, Cambridge Associates
Doug Coulter, LGT Capital Partners
Raju Ruparelia, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan

Catherine Shih, Partner, Quilvest Hong Kong

16:35

Fireside Chat: The ESG Data Convergence Initiative – Harmonizing ESG Data for Private Equity

Ben Morley, Boston Consulting Group
Daniel Oehling, Boston Consulting Group
Lincoln Pan, PAG
Jonathan Tong, PAG

17:00 Closing remarks by Conference Co-Chairman
Kent Chen, Neuberger Berman 
  
17:05 Cocktail reception (N101)

  

Speakers

K.Y. Tang, Founding Chairman & Managing Partner, Affinity Equity Partners
  
Mr Tang is the Founding Chairman and Managing Partner of Affinity Equity Partners following its spin-off from UBS in 2004. Prior to that, he was the Chairman of UBS Capital Asia Pacific, the private equity arm of UBS since
1999. Before UBS Capital, he was the Chief Executive for Investment Banking, East Asia at Union Bank of Switzerland since 1995. Following the merger of Union Bank of Switzerland and Swiss Bank Corporation to form
UBS, Mr Tang became Chief Executive, Hong Kong, of UBS Group and Asia Regional Head of Investment Banking for UBS Investment Bank. Prior to Union Bank of Switzerland, he served as President and CEO of Banque Indosuez’s Asian investment bank and Chairman of WI Carr (Far East) Limited, one of the leading stockbroking firms in Asia. Mr. Tang began his financial career with Chase Manhattan Bank. During his 17 years at Chase, he served in a number of senior roles in Malaysia and Hong Kong.
   
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Queenie Ho, Partner, Affinity Equity Partners
  
Queenie Ho is a Partner and Head of Investor Relations at Affinity Equity Partners. Queenie joined Affinity in 2004. She is a Member of the Investment Committee, and Valuation and Portfolio Review Committee of Affinity.  She currently serves on the board of directors of Trimco International. Before joining Affinity, Queenie was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company. Queenie holds a BSc in Economics with first-class honours from the London School of Economics, a MPhil in Finance with distinction from the University of Cambridge and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
  
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James Ford, Partner, Allen & Overy
  
James co-heads Allen & Overy's Asia Pacific Funds & Asset Management group. His practice focuses on clients active in private equity and other alternative assets, where he has a broad range of experience covering traditional fundraisings, secondary transactions, mergers and acquisitions, strategic investments and capital markets transactions. He regularly guides clients in structuring funds and transactions to address a wide range of regulatory, tax and transactional issues. James is recognised as a leading lawyer by the industry’s most prestigious legal publications, including Chambers Asia Pacific, Chambers Global, Legal 500, and IFLR1000. 
  
One long-term client applauds James for being “very knowledgeable about the market.” Chambers Asia Pacific 2022 Investment Funds, Greater China (International Firms)
   
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Poman Lo, Founder & Managing Partner, AlphaTrio Capital
     
Poman Lo is founder and faculty advisor of the Institute of Sustainability and Technology, a Hong Kong non-profit organization that is supported by Century City Group and in partnership with the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (where she was appointed in 2022 as Adjunct Professor of Management). In the recent Memorandum of Understanding signed by both entities, they pledged to foster the partnership on future ESG initiatives co-operation through education and technology and embrace the mission to empower sustainable solutions for the world’s most pressing environment and social challenges. They are keen to accelerate the transition to a circular economy and drive innovation towards a net-zero future. Poman is also founder and managing partner of AlphaTrio Capital, an Asian sustainable technology fund that empowers innovative solutions for the environmental and social challenges by investing in early-stage startups in green tech, agrifood tech, and fintech for financial inclusion. In the area of Web3, she has been a pioneer by founding MetaGreen, the world's first green metropolis in the metaverse, which is a collaborative ecosystem of likeminded partners co-creating a progressive green movement to inspire decarbonisation and behavioural changes in the consumer and business communities.
   
Poman serves as the vice chairman and managing director of Century City International Holdings Limited and Regal Hotels International Holdings Limited.
   
Poman also founded Bodhi Love Foundation, a Hong Kong registered charity dedicated to nurturing the next generation of wise and compassionate global citizens and leaders.  As of 2022, the charity's flagship SEED (Social, Emotional, Ethical Development) pilot program has trained over 100 Hong Kong kindergarten teachers in mindfulness, with a view towards fostering the critical skills for the development of self-awareness, empathy, and interconnectedness in young children.  Bodhi Love Foundation has also recently announced the establishment of MetaGreen Academy, the first metaverse-based secondary school green curriculum, developed in partnership with HKUST. 
   
To inspire positive values and character development among children, Poman launched Bodhi and Friends, an edutainment venture based on her beloved pet dog that had become China's first global cartoon brand by 2016, as the first and only licensed to industry leaders such as Mattel, Scholastic, and Minecraft for global toys, games, and children books.  She also partnered with KFC and distributed over 3 million Bodhi and Friends bilingual books among 4,000 KFC outlets in China.
   
She is a frequently sought after public speaker and highly regarded thought leader in the areas of sustainability, green finance, and management, including having accepted invitations to speak by the Milken Institute Asia Summit, UN Global Compact Leaders Summit, Financial Times, South China Morning Post, Civil Service College and more.
  
Poman holds the distinction of being the only person in Hong Kong to have received the “Hong Kong Outstanding Students Award,” the “Outstanding Young Person Award of Hong Kong” and “Outstanding Young Person of the World Award.”
  
In 2015, she became the first female Asian recipient of the Oslo Business for Peace Award by the Business for Peace Foundation in Norway, which recognizes business leaders who strive to improve society by creating value for all stakeholders in an ethical and responsible way.
  
Her diversified roles in public service include member of 12th ACYF HK Members Association, director of Beijing Overseas Friendship Association, member of Central Advisory Board, HK Police Force Animal Watchers Programme, steering committee of the HKSAR Government Scholarship Fund, former board member of Hong Kong Tourism Board, former advisory committee for Admission of Quality Migrants and Professionals, former board member of Lord Wilson Heritage Trust and former court and council member of the City University of Hong Kong.

    
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Joe Ma, Principal, Secondary and Portfolio Finance, AlpInvest Partners
 

Joe is a Principal in the Secondary and Portfolio Finance team where he is responsible for sourcing, evaluating and executing transactions in Asia. He joined AlpInvest Partners in 2013 from Morgan Stanley where he worked within the investment banking division. Joe received a BS in Business Administration from the University of California in Berkeley.

   
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Ian Cohen, Partner, Apollo Real Estate
   

Ian Cohen is Partner, Real Assets at Apollo. Prior to joining in 2012, Ian was a member of the acquisitions team of the Real Estate Investing Group at Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing based in Sydney and Hong Kong. Previously, he worked at the Related Companies where he was responsible for the financing, restructuring and sale of portfolio properties across the US. 
   
Ian graduated from Brown University with a BA in International Relations and holds an MBA from the Wharton School and an MA in International Affairs from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).
   

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Bryan Southergill, Partner & Head of Real Estate, Ares SSG
  
Mr. Southergill is a Partner and Head of Real Estate in the Ares SSG Group. Prior to joining Ares in 2022, Mr. Southergill was a Managing Director on the Real Estate team at KKR, Hong Kong, where he led Asia real estate acquisitions and was responsible for advancing the firm's Asia real estate investment strategy. Additionally, he served on KKR's Asia Real Estate Investment Committee, Asia Real Estate Portfolio Management Committee and India Real Estate Non-Bank Finance Company Investment Committee. Previously, Mr. Southergill was Managing Director and Head of Asia Real Estate Investing in the Global Special Opportunities Group at J.P. Morgan, where he led its proprietary, special situations-style, real estate investing business in Asia. In addition, Mr. Southergill spent the first decade of his career at Morgan Stanley, where he was responsible for real estate investing projects and corporate finance advisory mandates in the United States, Europe and Asia. Mr. Southergill currently serves on the Asia Pacific Real Estate Association (APREA) Hong Kong Chapter Board, is Co-Chair of the Urban Land Institute's Asia Pacific Capital Markets Council and is Co-Chair of the Real Estate Committee for the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong. Mr. Southergill holds a B.A., magna cum laude, from Amherst College in Economics and Political Science.
   
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Leon Meng, Founding Managing Partner & Chairman, Ascendent Capital Partners (Asia)
   
Mr. Meng is the founding Managing Partner and Chairman of Ascendent Capital Partners, a private equity firm managing capital for global renowned institutional investors. Prior to Ascendent, Mr. Meng was a Managing Director of D. E. Shaw & Co., where he was a global partner and the leader of the firm's Asian investment office.  He also founded and was CEO of its highly successful private equity business in Greater China. Previously, Mr. Meng was a Managing Director and Co-head of China at JPMorgan, in charge of its Asia M&A and China investment banking activities. Mr. Meng began his career in the mid 1990s as an M&A specialist and was a Vice President at Credit Suisse First Boston based in New York.
  
Mr. Meng earned his MPPM with distinctions from the Yale School of Management, where he is a Donaldson Fellow and a Global Advisory Board member.  He cofounded the nonprofit Yale University Emotional Intelligence China Fund and is a member of the Yale University Beijing Center Global Advisory Committee.  Mr. Meng is an advisory board member of the Harvard Kennedy School Mossavar-Rahmani Center and a founding council member of the Future Forum, a nonprofit organization promoting science and technology.  He is also a member of YPO Hong Kong Chapter.

   
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Akihiko Yasuda, Managing Director, Asia Alternatives
  
Akihiko Yasuda is a Managing Director of Asia Alternatives. Mr. Yasuda leads and is based in Asia Alternatives' Hong Kong office. He is on the Firm's Investment Committee. Mr. Yasuda co-leads the Firm's investments in Japan, Korea and Australia and co-leads Asia Alternatives' investments in buyouts, secondaries and special situations.
  
Mr. Yasuda has over 30 years of professional experience in the areas of corporate finance, leveraged finance, real estate finance, fixed income investing and private equity investing. Prior to joining Asia Alternatives, Mr. Yasuda was most recently an Executive Director and Head of Private Equity at the Sumitomo Trust Finance (H.K.) Limited, an investment advisory arm of The Sumitomo Trust & Banking Co., Ltd. Mr. Yasuda managed the global private equity fund investment advisory group in Hong Kong for the bank's pension clients as well as the parent bank proprietary investments.
   
From 2003-2007, Mr. Yasuda was Director at CITIC Capital Partners (“CITIC Capital”), a private equity arm of CITIC Capital Holdings Limited. At CITIC Capital, Mr. Yasuda worked in the Tokyo and Shanghai offices as one of the core founding members for the firm's first private equity fund. He also served on the Board of Directors for Pokka Corporation, a leading Japanese beverage company and one of CITIC Capital's portfolio companies.
   
Mr. Yasuda received an M.B.A. from Haas School of Business at University of California at Berkeley and holds a Bachelor in Economics from Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan. He is fluent in Japanese and English.
  
Mr. Yasuda currently sits on the Advisory Boards for several of Asia Alternatives' Japanese, Korean, Australian, Pan Asia and Special Situations private equity funds. In addition, he sits on the Research Committee of the Hong Kong Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (HKVCA).
  
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Rebecca Xu, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Asia Alternatives Advisor Hong Kong
 
Rebecca Xu is a Co-Founder and Managing Director of Asia Alternatives. Ms. Xu splits her time between Asia Alternatives’ Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong offices. Ms. Xu is on the Firm’s Investment Committee and co-leads Asia Alternatives’ investments in growth and venture capital funds, focusing most of her time on Asia Alternatives’ China investments.
  
Prior to starting Asia Alternatives, Ms. Xu was a Senior Investment Officer at the Funds Group of the International Finance Corporation (“IFC”), the private sector investment arm of the World Bank Group. There, she had the primary responsibility of leading IFC’s fund investing and portfolio supervision in Asia for over six years. Previously, Ms. Xu also worked at McKinsey & Co, Inc. (Washington D.C.) and HSBC (Hong Kong).
  
Ms. Xu received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the Foreign Affairs College in Beijing, China. Ms. Xu is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and English.
  
Ms. Xu currently serves on the Advisory Boards for a number of Asia Alternatives’ China and India private equity funds. In addition, she serves as the Chairwoman of the Hong Kong Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (HKVCA), Vice Chairman of the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA) and on the Board of the Chun Hui Bo’ai Children’s Foundation.
  
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Samantha Tan, Head of APAC Alternatives Tax, BlackRock
  
Samantha Tan, is BlackRock’s Head of Alternatives Tax in the Asia Pacific region. She advises on all tax aspects of fund and investment structuring and fund operational matters for BlackRock’s Alternatives businesses in APAC, including real estate, private credit, infrastructure and private equity solutions.
   
Samantha is currently the Co-Chair of the Technical Committee - Tax Sub-Committee of the Hong Kong Venture Capital and Private Equity Association, and represents the Association in discussions on tax policy with various government bodies. She is also on the tax committees of AIMA and ANREV.

   
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Christopher Heady, Chairman of APAC & Head of Real Estate Asia, Blackstone
  
Christopher Heady is the Chairman of Asia Pacific and the Head of Real Estate Asia. 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.
  
Mr. Heady joined Blackstone in 2000 and has been involved in a variety of real estate acquisitions and initiatives in the U.S., Europe and Asia.
  
Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Heady was with Morgan Stanley in London and New York, where he was involved in real estate private equity. Mr. Heady received a AB in Public Policy from the University of Chicago, where he graduated with honors.
  
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Ben Morley, Partner & Associate Director, Boston Consulting Group
  
Ben Morley is a Partner & Associate Director with Boston Consulting Group’s Boston office. He leads BCG's support of the ESG Data Convergence Initiative, and works with private equity investors on a variety of ESG topics.
  
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Daniel Oehling, Partner, Boston Consulting Group
  
Daniel Oehling is a Partner with Boston Consulting Group’s Singapore office. He leads BCG’s ESG work with investors across Asia-Pacific, and has deep experience spanning across ESG due diligences, ESG value creation, ESG impact investing, and related ESG topics.
  
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Judy Zhang, Managing Director, Cambridge Associates
   
Judy is a Managing Director in Cambridge Associates’ Beijing office. She joined Cambridge Associates Boston office in 2012, then returned to China in 2014.  Judy has worked with a variety of institutional investors (sovereign wealth funds, family offices, endowment and foundations, and insurance companies) with assets ranging from $100 million to $30 billion, on asset allocation, manager selection, and portfolio construction.  She has also led a number of private equity and venture capital investment due diligence efforts.
  
During business school, Judy studied at the Yale investment office and was a summer fellow at Kaust Investment Management Company, a large Saudi Arabia endowment, specializing in investment strategy, asset allocation, and hedge fund evaluations. Prior to business school, Judy worked as a risk modeler at Risk Management Solutions, Inc., a leading insurance and reinsurance risk modeling company in California, U.S..

 
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Ridwan Budijono, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Capsquare Asia Partners
  
Ridwan Budijono is a Co-Founder and Managing Director at Capsquare Asia Partners, an Indonesia-focused middle-market private equity firm focusing on growth and buyout investments.  Previously, Ridwan was at Headland Capital Partners (previously HSBC Private Equity Asia).  He spent his early years in investment banking at Lehman Brothers and JP Morgan.  Ridwan holds an MBA with honors from Columbia Business School and undergraduate degrees from Dartmouth College and the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth.
  
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Jean Eric Salata, Head of BPEA EQT, Chairperson of EQT Asia
  
Jean Eric Salata is the Head of BPEA EQT and Chairperson of EQT Asia. Previously Jean was the founder of the regional Asian private equity firm Baring Private Equity Asia and was responsible for the investment activity
of BPEA until 2022, when the company joined forces with EQT and was renamed BPEA EQT.
   
Prior to BPEA, Jean was a Director of Hong Kong-based AIG Global Investment Corporation (Asia) Ltd., the Asian private equity investment arm of AIG. Prior to that, Jean was the Executive Vice President of Finance of Shiu Wing Steel, a Hong Kong-based industrial concern, and prior to that a management consultant with Bain & Company based in Hong Kong, Sydney, and Boston.
   
Jean holds a B.S. (Hons) in Finance and Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated magna cum laude.
  
Jean has lived and worked in Asia since 1989. He is member of the Executive Committee.
  
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Kevin Zhao, Director, China Resources Capital Management
  

Mr. Zhao, CFA, is the Responsible Officer of China Resources Capital and Director of global investment team.  He is familiar with the operation and supervision of Mainland China and Hong Kong securities and futures markets. He also has extensive experience in cross-border investment and financing, mergers and acquisitions, industrial investment, and Private Equity. Mr. Zhao previously served as the Executive Director of a Hong Kong licenced financial institution owned by another Fortune 500 company and Responsible offer of Type 1, 2, 4, 9 regulated activities under SFC in Hong Kong. He also used to work as the Director and General Manager of one Shenzhen Qianhai cross-border investment fund management platform with QFLP (Qualified Foreign Limited Partnership) and QDIE (Qualified Domestic Investment Enterprise). Mr. Zhao was a futures analyst in Mainland China in his earlier career. He holds a Master of Science degree with Distinction from Hong Kong Polytechnic University and a professional qualification of Chartered Financial Analyst.

  
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Kenneth Lau, Managing Principal, Chow Tai Fook Enterprises Limited
   
With over 20 years of experience in investment banking, corporate finance, real estate and private investments, Kenneth is Managing Principal at CTFE (Chow Tai Fook Enterprises Limited), the flagship private investment holding company of the Cheng Family in Hong Kong. AT CTFE, Kenneth oversees global real estate investments and manages the company’s portfolio of private equity investments and debt financing with notable partnerships and investment projects.

Prior to joining CTFE, Kenneth was the co-founder and Managing Director at Pinnacle Real Estate Capital Partners Limited and the director in charge of China acquisitions at Aetos Capital LLC. Kenneth also previously worked in the Global Real Estate Group and the Investment Banking Division of Lehman Brothers Asia Limited.

Kenneth holds a Master of Engineering degree from the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.

    
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Eric Mason, Managing Director, 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, venture capital, hedge funds, credit and real estate. The team manages approximately $3.0 billion in investments in Asian based managers.
  
Prior to joining the Fund, Mr. Mason was the head for the Carlyle Group’s Asia Leverage Finance Fund and before that spent 13 years at JPMorgan most recently as Asian regional head of Leveraged Finance. In these roles, Mr. Mason has developed experience in structuring, underwriting and investing in private equity and credit transactions. Mr. Mason first came to Asia in 1990 to teach at the Foreign Affairs University in Beijing with Princeton-in-Asia, prior to that he worked in Washington DC for U.S. Senator Bill Bradley. Mr. Mason earned a Masters Degree in International Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and a B.A. in International Relations and Economics from the University of Delaware. Mr. Mason speaks Mandarin Chinese.
  
The Church Pension Fund is a private tax exempt organization based in New York City with more than US$17 billion in assets under management. The Fund has been in continuous operation since 1917 and provides pension benefits to those serving the Episcopal Church. The Church is an extensive investor in alternative assets and has been investing with many of the global leaders in venture capital and private equity for decades.  
  
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Mengyang Yang, Executive Director & Head of Hong Kong PE Business, CICC Capital

Ms. Mengyang Yang is an Executive Director and Head of Hong Kong PE Business of CICC Capital, the PE arm of China International Capital Corporation Limited(“CICC”). Ms. Yang initially joined CICC in 2015 working on investments in mid-cap PE funds in the US and Europe and co-investments. Upon re-joining CICC in 2022, she is responsible for all aspects of the business of CICC Capital in Hong Kong and leads CICC Capital’s expansion into international markets.

Ms. Yang received her BA in finance and LLB from the University of International Business and Economics, and her LLM from the London
School of Economics and Political Science.

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Terrance Philips, Managing Director, Asia Head of Private Equity, Client Coverage, Citigroup
   
Terrance Philips is a Managing Director at Citi Private Bank in Hong Kong, acting as the Asia Head of Private Equity Client Coverage. In his role he is responsible for developing relationships with General Partners of Private Equity Firms and their respective Funds across Asia. Philips coordinates with his partners to deliver the Citi Bank platform to the Private Equity asset class to include; Subscription Facilities, Private Banking, Investment Banking and Funds Distribution.
 
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Noah Gellner, Managing Director, Compliance, CPP Investments
   
Noah Gellner (Managing Director, Compliance), has been with CPP Investments since 2017 where he leads the compliance program in the APAC region. Prior to joining CPP Investments, Noah held legal and compliance roles with a leading Asian private equity manager and with a global asset manager. Noah is a lawyer by training and practiced at global firms in New York. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Noah worked in international fixed income in operations and finance.
  
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Brian Hong, Managing Partner, CVC Capital Partners
   
Mr. Brian Hong, Managing Partner, joined CVC in 2006 and is based in Hong Kong. Brian is a Co-Head of CVC's private equity business in Southeast Asia and also Head of Financial Services. Prior to joining CVC, Brian spent nine years working in J.P. Morgan's M&A department in New York, Hong Kong and Korea offices, advising on a wide range of M&A and corporate finance transactions. Brian holds a BA degree in Business Economics and Political Science from Brown University.
  
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Mohit Grover, Partner, Climate & Sustainability, Hong Kong, Deloitte
   

Mohit is the lead partner for Climate & Sustainability services in Hong Kong and brings with him over 25 years of professional experience. He specializes in climate change risk, adaptation, resilience and sustainability strategy. He has worked across Asia Pacific region advising clients from different sectors to navigate some of their most pressing climate change and sustainability challenges. He has led the development of their sustainability strategies, carbon management plan, sustainability disclosures, climate risk assessments and organisation capability in sustainability & social impact. These engagements involves deep research and analysis, sector knowledge, stakeholder engagements, facilitation of workshops, and generation of thought leaderships

Mohit has been invited to lead policy shaping initiatives in the areas of waste management, green label programmes, sustainable supply chain, and sustainability & social impact strategies. Mohit also represented Deloitte Singapore in ISCA (Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants) Sustainability committee, driving the awareness & capability building for Sustainability reporting

Prior to joining Deloitte, Mohit held regional and global leadership Positions in AstraZeneca, a global Pharmaceutical company. Mohit led initiatives across a range of strategic topics including innovation in commercial selling models, business transformation and enterprise technology
    

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Hongwei Chen, Partner, Forebright Capital

Mr Chen is a Partner at Forebright Capital, one of the leading enterprise technology investors in Asia.  Mr Chen has over 13 years of PE investment experience in Asia.  He started as a generalist investing in private equity at the GIC and the Carlyle Group.  Later on Mr Chen gradually specialized in technology and managed investments across global Internet platforms, enterprise and deep tech at Tencent. Mr Chen supported Forebright since its formation days and witnessed the platform's evolution to specialize in software and technology.

Mr Chen received BE from Fudan University and MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.  

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Collwyn Tan, Managing Director, Co-Head of Asia Investments, Hamilton Lane
   

Collwyn is a Managing Director and Co-Head of Asia Investments at Hamilton Lane, based in the firm’s Hong Kong office.

Prior to joining Hamilton Lane in 2011, Collwyn was an Associate at China Renaissance Capital Investment, a China focused growth equity general partner investing across various industries. Previously, he held investment banking positions with J.P. Morgan Securities in their Financial Institutions Group and Principal Investment Management.

Collwyn received an M.B.A from MIT’s Sloan School of Management and a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Northwestern University.

    
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The Honourable Paul CHAN Mo-po, GBM, GBS, MH, JP, Financial Secretary of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Mr Chan is a Certified Public Accountant. He is a former President of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Before joining the Government, Mr Chan held a number of public service positions including member of the Legislative Council and Chairman of Legal Aid Services Council.

Mr Chan served as Secretary for Development from July 2012 to January 2017. He has been Financial Secretary since 2017.

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Duncan Chiu, Legislative Council Member (Technology and Innovation sector), HKSAR
  
Duncan has committed to technology and innovation development for nearly 20 years. He is not only a tech entrepreneur but also a veteran investor, as well as an influential advocator and monitor of local technology and innovation policies. He often speaks at forums and conferences to promote start-up culture and helps young
entrepreneurs with workshops and mentorship.
   
Duncan is the President of the Hong Kong Information Technology Joint Council (HKITJC), the Director of Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited, the Chairman of HKTDC Information & Communications Technology (ICT) Services Advisory Committee and the Chairman of Information Technology Services Committee of the Hospital Authority.
   
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Albert Wong, CEO, Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation
  
Mr. Albert Wong is leading HKSTP on a mission to support tech startups and enterprises on their journey for innovation and growth. He and his team are focusing on nurturing talent, entrepreneurship, connections and commercialising R&D into successful innovation with impact. As CEO of HKSTP since 2016, he has led his team growing HKSTP into Hong Kong’s home for unicorns and the city’s largest R&D hub with over 11,000 research professionals and 1,100 tech companies.
  
Albert has 30-plus years of commercial, industrial and leadership experience through roles with various multinationals that have provided him with deep China and Asia-Pacific insight, plus critical understanding of building companies and investment networks, and solving market needs. Prior to HKSTP, he spent 15 years in total with GE at its US headquarters, Asia-Pacific and China. He served as CEO, GE Oil & Gas China, as well as CEO, GE Industrial Solutions Asia Pacific – where he was responsible for M&A, Business Development, Product Management and Business Operations. Prior to GE, he held management and engineering roles at PerkinElmer, Emerson, Caterpillar and Schlumberger.
  
Albert holds an Engineering Degree from the University of Hong Kong and an MBA from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Outside of work, he actively contributes to the community. He is a board member of the Hong Kong Sports Institute. An avid runner, he regularly takes part in marathons around the world.
  

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Calvin Chou, Managing Director, Head of Asia Pacific and Co-CIO, Invesco Real Estate 
   

Calvin Chou is the Co-Chief Investment Officer and the Head of Invesco Real Estate in Asia Pacific.
   
Calvin began his investment career in 1998 and joined Invesco Real Estate in 2015. Prior to joining Invesco, he was the head of Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing (MSREI) for Greater China and Southeast Asia since 2006. Calvin worked for Morgan Stanley from 1998 to 2015 in New York, Singapore, Shanghai and Hong Kong. Based in Asia since 2000, Calvin has extensive experience in all phases of real estate investing across the Asia Pacific region and has worked with many of the leading local operators and fund managers in the region. Calvin has served as an executive board member of the Asian Association for Investors in Non-Listed Real Estate Vehicles (ANREV), co-chair of the Real Asset committee of the Hong Kong Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (HKVCA) and a member of the Urban Land Institute in Hong Kong.
   
Calvin earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a member of the Global Executive Committee and serves as chairman of both Asian Executive Committee and Asian Investment Committee of Invesco Real Estate.

   
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Christine Ho, Deputy Global Head of Family Office, Invest Hong Kong
   
Ms. Christine Ho has over 15 years of proven working experience in Private Banking/ Wealth Management. She has been working directly with entrepreneurs, family offices and private equity funds from Asia to Europe with the focus in Greater China.
   
Christine worked in top tier banks, including UBS, JP Morgan, HSBC, DBS and BNP Paribas in Zurich and Hong Kong. Recently she held various positions where she led, developed, and managed family office business. She was Managing Director of Odyssey Group, Executive Director of BNP Paribas Private Bank, and Senior Director of DBS Private Bank.
  
Christine started her career as a portfolio manager. She later became clients’ trusted adviser and managed their overall banking matters. Starting from 2015, Christine started to work with family offices to set up and run business in Hong Kong. Thanks to all the roles she was offered, Christine gained extensive knowledge of investments, trust, tax, legal and regulations, and accumulated valuable resources and network. With clients’ interest in mind and armed with the knowledge, experience, and resources she has, Christine has the goal to help entrepreneurs, family offices and private equity funds to connect the dots and find holistic solutions. Christine holds a Master degree in Finance. She speaks native Chinese and English.

  
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Yuki Kashiyama, Partner, J-STAR
  
Yuki Kashiyama made investments in and is supporting the management of 11 companies (+6 add-on investment) at J-STAR. Through his experience in star-up business overseas (founded and exited from a biotech company in U.S. and Chile), management of SMEs, and consulting at Boston Consulting Group for large corporations , he collaborates with the management teams of portfolio companies in various stages and cycles for value creation. MBA from UC Berkeley and B.E. from the University of Tokyo.
  
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Jason Cheng, CEO & Co-Founder, Kerogen
  

Jason co-founded Kerogen in 2007, an independent energy specialist PE manager with around US$2 billion in AUM and offices across London, Hong Kong and San Francisco. Jason is responsible for the overall running of the firm, its investment strategy, as well as sourcing and providing senior oversight on the portfolio.  He spearheaded the firm’s digital strategy and led the firm’s net-zero carbon commitment, with Kerogen being the first energy PE fund manager globally to do so. CelerateX has been formed as the dedicated energy transition platform of the group. 

Jason has around 30 years’ commercial experience across investing, operations and investment banking. He was formerly Managing Director of Jade International Capital Partners Limited in Beijing, and had previously worked in energy investment banking at J.P. Morgan and Schroders. Jason holds a Masters degree (Finance and Management) from the University of Sydney and a Bachelors degree (Economics and Econometrics) from the University of Melbourne.
  
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Erika Rodriguez, Principal, Sustainable Investing & ESG, KKR
   

Erika Rodriguez (Hong Kong) helps implement the KKR’s environmental, social, and governance (ESG) and sustainable investing work across its investment portfolio, particularly for KKR’s portfolio’s in APAC. Prior to joining KKR, she was the Group ESG Director at FWD Group, a Pan-Asian insurance company based in Hong Kong, where she helped develop their ESG initiatives. Erika has a diverse set of ESG and sustainability-focused experience, including at ERM, Patagonia Inc., International Flavors & Fragrances Inc., PVH Corp., and Eileen Fisher Inc. Erika also brings strong exposure to relevant NGOs and standard setting bodies such as Carbonfund.org, Wildlife Conservation Society, and the US Green Building Council.
  
Erika holds a Master of Public Administration in Environmental Science and Policy (MPA ESP) from Columbia University. Born and raised in the Philippines, Erika has lived and worked for multinational companies headquartered in Washington, D.C., New York, California, London, Manila, Tokyo, and Hong Kong.

   
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Doug Coulter, Partner & Head of Private Equity, Asia-Pacific, LGT Capital Partners
   

Doug Coulter joined LGT Capital Partners in 2007 to lead its Asian private equity investment activities. Prior to LGT, Doug was a Senior Investment Officer at the IFC, responsible for direct investments in the TMT, retail & consumer and healthcare sectors. He previously worked at Nomura Securities in Hong Kong and as a lawyer at Fasken in Toronto. He holds an MBA from INSEAD, a M.Sc. from the LSE, a law degree from the University of Western Ontario and a B.A. from Queen’s University in Canada.

LGT Capital Partners is a leading alternative investment specialist with over USD 80 billion in assets under management and over 230 private equity professionals worldwide. Headquartered in Pfaeffikon, Switzerland, the firm has offices in New York, Dublin, London, Paris, Frankurt, Vaduz, Dubai, Beijing, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Sydney. LGT Capital Partners was selected as Alternatives Manager of the Year in Asia in 2016 and 2017 and Alternatives Fund House of the Year in 2018 by AsianInvestor, was named Alternatives House of the Year in 2020 and 2021 by Asia Asset Management and was named Fund of funds of the year in Asia in 2018 and 2019 by Private Equity International.

   
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Catherine Leung, Co-Founder & Partner, MizMaa Ventures
  
Catherine K.C. Leung is Co-Founder and Partner of MizMaa Ventures.  MizMaa Ventures was founded in 2016 to focus on deep technology investments in Israel, and bridging those to markets in the east and the west.  She is currently a board member of Orca.ai, Aurora Labs, ClearML and HEXIGHT. Previously, Catherine was a board member of Corephotonics which was sold to Samsung and a board member of Vayavision sold to Leddartech. 
   
Prior to MizMaa Ventures, Catherine was an investment banker for twenty years and last served as Vice Chairman of Asia Investment Banking at JP Morgan where she led with a focus on Greater China.  Under her leadership, JP Morgan was named Best Investment Bank in Hong Kong for eight consecutive years.  She has advised clients in marquee IPO’s, mergers and acquisitions, debt and derivative transactions.  She was named Top 20 Women in Finance by Finance Asia in 2011.
   
Catherine worked as a management consultant at Oliver Wyman & Co in the U.S. and London from 1990 and 1994.  She graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, summa cum laude, with majors in Finance and Accounting.
  
Catherine is currently a member of the Penn Wharton Entrepreneurship Board and member of the Wharton Asia Executive Board. She is also Vice Chair of the Penn Asia Leadership Committee. She is a member of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council Trust Fund. She also serves as Court Member and Business School Advisory Council Member of HK University of Science and Technology where she was recipient of the Honorary Fellowship Award in 2018. Catherine is also Chairman of the Chamber of Hong Kong Listed Companies since Aug 2021.
  
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Chin Chou, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley Asia
 
H. Chin Chou is the Chief Executive Officer of Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia and a Managing Director of Morgan Stanley, based in Hong Kong.  Mr. Chou also serves on the Firm's Asia Pacific Executive Committee, which is comprised of the Firm's senior business leaders within the Asia Pacific region.
  

Mr. Chou joined Morgan Stanley in 1987 in New York and has spent 33 years at Morgan Stanley, with the past 29 years in Asia.  Mr. Chou has led MSPE Asia's five private equity funds to date: the $330mm MSGEM Fund (1999), the $525mm Asia Fund II (2005), the $1.5bn Asia Fund III (2007), the $1.7bn Asia Fund IV (2013), and Asia Fund V, currently investing.  Mr. Chou also oversees the Firm's China RMB Fund private equity business as well as the Firm’s Thailand Fund private equity business.  Mr. Chou was also part of Morgan Stanley’s Private Equity Group in New York in the late 1980s.  
   
He was previously a Director of CTCI, eAccess, ECVision, HTL, Hyundai Rotem, ITest, Landmark, Ssangyong Corporation and YesAsia.  Mr. Chou holds a B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. with Distinction from Harvard Business School.
  
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Sudhir Variyar, Managing Director & Deputy CEO, Multiples Alternate Asset Management Private Limited
   
Sudhir is a Managing Director & Deputy CEO with Multiples Alternate Asset Management Private Limited. Multiples is an India focused private equity fund with close to US$ 1.8bn under management, invested in 26 Companies across three funds. Multiples portfolio includes significant minority growth and control investment. Sudhir has a strong investment track record and has lead investments across a range of sectors including financial services, health care, logistics and infrastructure services.
  
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Rodney Muse, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Navis Capital Partners
   
Mr. Muse is one of two Managing Partners of Navis and an Investment Committee member. At Navis, Mr. Muse leads investment teams in making, monitoring and exiting investments and sits on the boards and/or executive committees of several Navis portfolio companies. He has been active in many of Navis’ investments in consumer goods, food, business services, industrial goods and services.
  
Mr. Muse co-founded Navis in 1998 with Mr. Bloy and Mr. Foyston, with whom he worked while at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). At BCG, he worked in Sydney and Kuala Lumpur, where he gained experience in a number of industries including consumer goods, retail, oil and gas, distribution, primary resources and more. He started his career with Chase Manhattan Bank in 1985 in New York and Hong Kong.
  
Mr. Muse has been a resident in Asia since 1993, having been raised and educated in the US. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Hons degree from St. Lawrence University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

    
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Jennifer Signori, Managing Director, Neuberger Berman
   

Jennifer Signori is a Managing Director at Neuberger Berman, and joined the firm in 2017. Jennifer leads the development and implementation of impact investing strategies with a portfolio management focus on private equity. Jennifer also oversees environmental, social, and governance integration in private markets and multi-asset class solutions. Previously, Jennifer was a Director at Bridges Fund Management, a specialist impact investing private equity fund manager, where she played a key role in fund expansion and executing due diligence and impact management of investments. Jennifer began her career in investment banking at J.P. Morgan, where she conducted credit analysis and structured syndicated leveraged loans and bonds. Jennifer also worked in a number of investment and advisory roles focused on impact investing, including at Imprint Capital and Next Street. Jennifer received a BS of Foreign Service in International Economics from Georgetown University and an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Jennifer is on the Principles for Responsible Investment Private Equity Advisory Committee, Wharton Private Equity Venture Capital Association Board, and Impact Management Project Advisory Board.
   
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Gabriel Ng, Managing Director, Neuberger Berman
   

Gabriel Ng is a Managing Director of Neuberger Berman. Prior to joining Neuberger Berman Private Equity in 2018, Gabriel was part of the GIC Private Equity Funds and Co-investments Group, where he focused on global secondary transactions. Previously, he worked at Providence Equity Partners in Hong Kong, where he focused on buyout and growth transactions in the Asia Pacific region. Gabriel also worked at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in the Asia M&A group. Gabriel received a BS in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. 
  
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Kent Chen, Managing Director, Neuberger Berman
  
Kent Chen, CFA, is a Managing Director and head of Asia private equity at Neuberger Berman. Mr. Chen joined Neuberger Berman in 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. From 2008, Mr. Chen helped to establish the HKMA’s private equity program. Before joining the HKMA in 1998, Mr. Chen was Head of China Research at Daiwa Securities.
  
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Bonnie Lo, Founding Partner and COO, NewQuest Capital Partners
  

Bonnie is a founding partner and COO of NewQuest. Bonnie oversees the finance, investor relations, operations and administrative functions of NewQuest.
  
Bonnie has over 20 years’ experience in finance and investing. Prior to taking on the COO role, Bonnie was co-head of China business for NewQuest. Prior to founding NewQuest, Bonnie was a Director in Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s (BAML) Asia Private Equity group focusing on investments in Greater China. Bonnie has also held other positions within BAML including in the Corporate Principal Investments and Investment Banking groups. She also previously worked at 3i Group plc focusing on growth capital investments in Greater China.
  
Bonnie has an Executive MBA from EMBA-Global Asia, a joint program between Columbia Business School, University of Hong Kong Business School and London Business School. She received her undergraduate degree in Economics and East Asian Studies, magna cum laude, from Brown University in Providence, RI.
   
Bonnie also serves on the Board of the Hong Kong Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (HKVCA). Bonnie is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

   
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Raju Ruparelia, Senior Managing Director, Direct Investing, Private Capital, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
   

Raju Ruparelia leads Ontario Teachers’ direct private equity investing activities across Asia-Pacific. Raju joined Ontario Teachers’ in 2008, was a senior founding member of its Hong Kong office in 2013 and has nearly two decades of combined experience in private equity and corporate finance. He has worked in both Toronto and London for the organization and has been involved in a number of its direct investments, including the acquisitions of Spandana Sphoorty Financial Ltd., INC Research, Coway, DTZ and Cushman & Wakefield. Raju currently sits on the board of Cushman & Wakefield.

Prior to joining Ontario Teachers’, Raju worked in investment banking at Credit Suisse in New York, in investments at Cadillac Fairview (Ontario Teachers’ wholly owned real estate subsidiary) and in the corporate finance group at Deloitte.

Raju holds a BA from Wilfrid Laurier University and an MBA from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.
    
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Jay Kim, Partner, Orchestra Private Equity 
  
Roles & Responsibilities

  • Jae Wook Kim (“Jay Kim” or “Jay Kanehara”), CFA, is Partner of Orchestra Private Equity and manages Orchestra’s general operation.
  • Jay was one of the initial members of Riverside Asia Fund, established in 2007.

  
Experiences

  • 29 years of professional experience. 15 years of experience in East Asia buyout funds and 14 years of experience in global management consulting firms. He has founded Orchestra Private Equity in 2014.
  • Prior to Orchestra, Jay was Partner of Riverside Asia Fund I (“RAF I”) of The Riverside Company. He was also Partner of Asia Growth Fund of PineBridge Investments (previously AIG Investments).
  • Jay was a management consultant at Bain & Company in Seoul, Tokyo, and Toronto offices. Jay was also a management consultant at The Boston Consulting Group (“BCG”) in Seoul, Tokyo, and Boston offices. He was also was Regional Director of Manpower Group’s consulting unit covering China, Korea, and Singapore.
  • MBA at Haas School of Business at University of California at Berkeley, and BA degrees in Economics and Asian Studies at The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
  • CFA charter holder. A US citizen and is fluent in English, Korean, and Japanese.

   
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Lincoln Pan, Partner & Co-Head of Private Equity, PAG

Mr. Pan is a Partner and Co-Head of Private Equity at PAG, responsible for supervising the operations and management of the firm’s private equity business. He joined PAG in October 2016 as a Managing Director and has been a Partner since March 2019. Prior to joining PAG, Mr. Pan served as the Head of Greater China at Willis Towers Watson. Previously he also worked as a Principal at Advantage Partners, a Senior Vice President at GE Commercial Finance, and an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Co. He has also served as a Non-executive Director, the Chairperson of the Nomination and Remuneration Committees and a member of the Compensation Committee of Cushman & Wakefield, a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange (stock code: CWK), since July 2018, and a Non-executive Director of Regional Express Holdings, a company listed on the Australia Stock Exchange (stock code: REX), since March 2021. Mr. Pan holds Bachelor’s degrees in History and English, Magna Cum Laude, from Williams College and a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School.

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Jonathan Tong, Vice President, PAG

Mr. Tong joined PAG in 2021 and is responsible for formulating the a sustainability / ESG strategy for the group. Prior to joining PAG, he spent 10 years in the sustainability consulting field. For the first 7.5 years, he worked for an environmental engineering firm in Hong Kong, where he had extensive experience environmental and green building assessments, and ESG consulting and reporting for listed companies in Hong Kong. He then transitioned to work for a sustainability and supply chain consulting firm, where he spent 2.5 years working with blue chip companies on their corporate sustainability strategy, supply chain risk assessment and sustainability reporting. In his tenure working in the sustainability consulting field, he's had exposure to and knowledge of business operations for over 40 clients from industries such as food and beverage, e-commerce, supermarket, pharmaceuticals, construction, property development, industrial and consumer goods manufacturing. Mr. Tong holds a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering and Management from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from University of Wisconsin - Madison.

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Jie Gong, Partner, Pantheon Ventures (HK)
  
Jie Gong is a Partner at Pantheon, and a member of the firm’s Asia Regional Investment Committee and the Global Co-investment Committee. Jie joined Pantheon from Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners' private equity fund of funds group, where she led Asian investment activity and was a member of the Global Investment Committee. Before that she was a Vice President at JPMorgan responsible for leverage finance deal origination, structuring and execution in Greater China. Previously she worked at the International Finance Corporation on emerging market debt and equity investments. Jie received a Masters in Finance from London Business School, an MA in Economics from University of Miami and a BA in Economics and International Trade from Shanghai International Studies University. Jie is Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (HKVCA) and serves on its board.  She founded and chairs HKVCA’s ESG committee, and co-chairs its LP committee. She is also a committee member of United Nation Principle of Responsible Investment Private Equity Advisory Committee (UNPRI PEAC). 
  
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Jolie Chow, Managing Director, PJT Partners
   
Jolie Chow is a Managing Director in the Strategic Advisory Group at PJT Partners, based in Hong Kong. She joined PJT Partners in January 2021. She leads Asia’s secondaries advisory and financial sponsors coverage.

Prior to joining PJT, Ms. Chow spent 14 years at Morgan Stanley’s Investment Banking Division in Hong Kong, spearheading financial sponsors coverage in Greater China. She is experienced across M&A, equity and debt financing in Asia Pacific.

Ms. Chow received an MBA from Harvard Business School, and a BA with distinction from Yale University in Economics and International Studies.

   
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Ryoichi Ogawa, Partner, Polaris Capital Group
   
Ryoichi Ogawa is a Partner in charge of Operations Group/ Portfolio Value Creation Function of Polaris Capital Group Co., Ltd. (Polaris), an investment firm established in 2004 and focused on the Japanese middle market. Polaris has completed over 40 investments in various industries such as manufacturing, consumer goods, retail, logistics, and services. Before joining Polaris as a Principal of Investment Group in 2007, Ryoichi Ogawa worked as a Project Manager at Boston Consulting Group (BCG). His project experience at BCG includes strategy and corporate development, and major organizational- and operational-change efforts in various sectors. Prior to joining BCG, he worked at Mitsui & Co., Ltd., a global company with a diversified portfolio of trading, investment and business activities across various industries. Ryoichi Ogawa received a BA in Political Science from Waseda University and an MBA from London Business School.
  
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Abrar Mir, Managing Partner, Quadria Capital
  

Abrar Mir is the co-founder and Managing Partner of Quadria Capital, the largest healthcare focused private equity firm in Asia with over US$2.9 bn in assets under management.
 
Abrar is actively involved in managing the firm and serves on the fund’s Investment Committee. Abrar has led private equity and capital markets transactions with an aggregate value of over US$40 billion across Asia, US and Europe. He currently serves on the boards of FV Hospitals, Royal Healthcare, Hermina Hospitals, HealthQuad, Con Cung and Encube Ethicals.
  
Quadria Capital has invested in over 30 leading healthcare companies in South and Southeast Asia. The firm has consistently achieved top quartile returns with over US$ 1.5 bn returned to investors. Quadria’s mission is to invest in the leading healthcare companies of the future, with a clear focus of bringing high quality, affordable healthcare for all.  
  
Abrar graduated in Law from the University of Cambridge and is fluent in five languages.
  
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Catherine Shih, Partner, Quilvest Hong Kong
   
Catherine joined Quilvest in Hong Kong in 2010. She is a Partner leading the Private Equity Funds & Co-Investments team in Asia.
  
Prior to joining Quilvest, Catherine spent several years at HarbourVest Partners (Asia) in Hong Kong, most recently as a Vice President.  She focused on primary partnership investments across Asia Pacific and committed over $150 million in capital to managers across developed and emerging Asia. In addition, she took a lead role in strategic and portfolio construction planning for the region.
  
Prior to that, Catherine worked as a Consultant at Bain & Company in its Hong Kong, New York, and Boston offices.  She advised clients on strategic and operational issues, including a number of projects with private equity managers and their portfolio companies.
  
Catherine holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Brown University with concentrations in Computer Science and Business Economics.
   

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Andrew Moore, Head of Asia Pacific Real Estate, Schroders Capital
   

Andrew Moore is Head of Asia Pacific Real Estate at Schroders Capital.

He was previously Chief Executive of Pamfleet, which he co-founded in 2000 and led through its integration with Schroders in 2020. At Pamfleet, he guided the business in originating, co-investing and asset managing value-add real estate investments, with notable transactions in Hong Kong including Vicwood Plaza, Kowloon City Plaza, Nexxus Building and KOHO.

Andrew began his career in real estate in London in 1987 as a graduate with Edward Erdman Chartered Surveyors, moving to Nelson Bakewell the following year. He moved to Asia with Jones Lang Wootton (now JLL) in 1993, taking on responsibility for The Peninsula Hong Kong’s extension project and Jardine’s new development in Ho Chi Minh City. Between 1995 and 2000 Andrew worked at Jardine Fleming as portfolio manager on a pan-Asian real estate fund. 

He holds a Bachelors (Honours) degree in Urban Land Administration and a Masters degree with Distinction in International Real Estate. Andrew is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors, ANREV (Asian Association for Investors in Non-listed Real Estate Vehicles)’s Manager Advisory Council and the Urban Land Institute’s Asia Pacific Capital Markets Council.
  
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Xing Liu, Partner, Sequoia Capital China
  
Xing Liu, Partner of Sequoia Capital China. He focuses on investments in technology and consumer sectors.
  
Prior to joining Sequoia in 2007, Mr. Liu had nine years of working experience at Merrill Lynch (Asia), Xerox and a Silicon Valley enterprise software start-up company in investment banking, technology R&D, software development management and strategic consulting functions.
  
Mr. Liu received his MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, M.S. degrees in Computer Engineering and Telecommunication and Network Management from Syracuse University and B.S. degree in Management Information Systems from Fudan University.
   
   
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Lorna Chen, Asia Regional Managing Partner & Head of Greater China, Shearman & Sterling
  

Apart from serving as regional leader, Lorna Chen is also a member of the firm’s Executive Group. Lorna founded and leads our asset management and investment funds practice in Asia. Lorna has 25 years of experience across the United States, Europe and Asia in the corporate law area, including 20 years in the investment funds and private equity field. She 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. 
 
Lorna has extensive experience in cross-border transactions representing top global institutional clients such as the world's major sovereign wealth funds, wealth management platforms, commercial and policy banks, insurance companies, as well as family offices and start-up companies.

Lorna is a frequent speaker at major regional conferences and is regularly interviewed by the financial media in Asia. She has also been consistently rated a leading lawyer by various independent ranking publications. 
  
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Witman Hung, Co-Founder, Shenzhen ZebraS Technology Startup Acceleration Limited
   
Witman is currently the Co-Founder of Shenzhen ZebraS Technology Startup Acceleration Limited. He is the Executive Chairman of Chinese Big Data Society, Vice Chairman of Hong Kong Industry University Research Collaboration Association and the Monte Jade Science and Technology Association of Hong Kong. He is also one of the Global Council Members of the World Summit Awards, an initiative within the framework of UN WSIS. Witman is an Independent Non-executive Director of three companies listed in the main board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Witman was selected as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Persons of Hong Kong in 2008 and he was given the Asia Social Innovation Leadership Award by CMO Asia in 2016.
   
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Danny Koh, Founder and CEO, Tower Capital Asia
   

Danny has over 15 years of private equity experience in Southeast Asia and has invested and originated over US$1b of transactions. He began his private equity career with 3i where he invested in and exited several successful deals. More recently, he led the Southeast Asia private equity team at Actis before he founded Tower Capital Asia in 2016.

Danny has a Bachelor of Accountancy from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Besides being on the boards of portfolio companies, he sits on the Services Committee of the National Council of Social Service and is Vice Chairman of Community Chest.
    
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Colin Sau, Managing Partner, TR Capital
  
Colin Sau has been in PE industry in Asia for 25 years. He is the Managing Partner at TR Capital. TR Capital focuses on Secondary Direct (a single company or a portfolio of several companies) and Fund Restructuring. With 14 years of track record and a seasoned team across 5 offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Mumbai and Singapore, TR Capital makes concentrated long term investments by acquiring PE assets and subsequently adds values and is recognized as the pioneer in secondaries in Asia. 
    
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Danny Lee, Managing Partner, VCA Capital Limited
  

Danny Lee is an experienced investor with over 24 years of global private equity experience spanning venture, growth and buyouts. He is currently managing VCA Capital Fund I, helping individuals and family offices manage their private equity portfolio globally through both fund and direct investments. Danny is also a senior advisor to Blue Pool Capital where he was a partner running global private equity since 2015. Before that he was a managing director at Bain Capital and Vice President at Investor AB, the largest industrial holding company in the Nordic region. He started his career with Lehman Brothers in NY. Danny has a BA in Economics from Columbia and is a CFA Charter holder.

Danny is an Aspen Finance Fellow and Edmund Hillary Fellow. He sits on the investment committee for New Zealand Elevate Venture Fund, on the board of the HK Venture Capital and Private Equity Association, and is the chairman of Seed Foundation, a youth education NGO sponsored by Alibaba Entrepreneur Fund. He is also the founding patron for the M+ Museum and the HK Palace Museum.
  

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Kee Lock Chua, CEO, Vertex Holdings
  

Chua Kee Lock is CEO of Vertex Holdings and concurrently Managing Partner of Vertex Ventures Southeast Asia & India as well as Chairman of Vertex Growth Fund.

Prior to this, he held senior positions in Biosensors International Group, Ltd., a developer / manufacturer of medical devices; Walden International, a US-headquartered venture capital firm; NatSteel Ltd., a Singapore industrial products company, and Intraco Ltd., a Singapore-listed trading/distribution company. Mr. Chua co-founded MediaRing, provider of voice-over-internet, which later listed on Singapore’s stock exchange.

Mr. Chua was appointed by the Singapore Government as a Non-Resident Ambassador to the Republic of Cuba and the Republic of Panama in 2020. He currently serves on the boards of several companies, including Yongmao and Credit Bureau Asia, which are publicly listed.

Mr. Chua graduated with a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Wisconsin and a M.Sc. degree from Stanford University.
  

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Stephen Seelbach, Managing Director, Vista Equity Partners
   
Stephen Seelbach joined Vista in 2014 and is Managing Director in the Office of the CEO. In his role, Mr. Seelbach leads Vista’s strategy in Asia, including investor-facing dialogue, portfolio company go-to-market activity and partnerships. He currently sits on the boards of Vista’s two joint ventures in Japan, NEC and Japan Cloud Computer, as well as Vista portfolio company Applause.
  
Mr. Seelbach is an active contributor to the firm’s international growth strategy, having led the opening of Vista’s offices in Hong Kong and Singapore. He is a member of the Asia Council of the Global Private Capital Association (GPCA) and the Hong Kong Venture Capital Association, and actively collaborates with the World Economic Forum. Prior to his current role, Mr. Seelbach was the Chief of Staff to Vista’s Founder, Chairman and CEO, Robert F. Smith, and involved in firm strategy, investor relations, operations and other cross firm and functional projects.
  
Prior to joining Vista, Mr. Seelbach was a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley in Hong Kong, where he led the Asia-Pacific Financial Sponsors group. He worked at Morgan Stanley for 15 years in Hong Kong, Singapore and New York, including time in the Mergers and Acquisitions, Capital Markets and Corporate Finance groups.
  
Mr. Seelbach is an avid squash player and serves as the Board Chair of Squash Drive in San Francisco/Oakland and is also Deputy Board Chair of St. Luke’s Preschool in San Francisco.

   
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Darrin Woo, Managing Director, Woo Hon Fai Group
  
Darrin is managing director of Woo Hon Fai Group, family office of the late Dr. Woo Hon Fai, former chairman of the Hong Kong Gold & Silver Exchange Society and founder of Lee Cheong Gold Dealers Limited. As a third-generation member, he actively manages the family’s diversified portfolio of investments across real estate, hedge funds, venture capital and private equity.  The office provides services to family members across 4 generations, including investment and asset management, tax and estate planning, lifestyle management, secretarial and accounting support. 
  
Darrin is also head of treasury at SV Vision (Stock Code: 8429), a media and entertainment group with a mission to enrich the lifestyle and well being of youth and affluent Asian audience at scale through content, live events and commerce.
  

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Zexiang Li, Professor, HKUST and Founder, XBOTPARK & Shenzhen InnoX Academy
  
Prof Li was born in Hunan, China and received his BS degree in Electrical Engineering and Economics (with honors) from Carnegie-Mellon University, his MA degree in Mathematics and PhD degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley. Prof Li worked as a research scientist in the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory of MIT and as an assistant professor in the Robotics and Manufacturing Laboratory of New York University. He received the National Natural Science Award (3rd class) from China, the University Scholar Award from Carnegie-Mellon University, the E.I. Jury Award from UC Berkeley, the Research Initiation Award from the National Science Foundation, the ALCOA Fellowship from the ALCOA Foundation and the E. Anthony Fellowship from UC Berkeley.
   
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