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Our Team

Our team is one of the longest and most established teams in the region, working together through seven funds and more than 70 investments. Our investment committee has worked in Asia for an average of over 20 years.  The core members have been working together for over 17 years, which is unprecedented in Asian private equity.

Jean Eric Salata
Chief Executive and Founding Partner
Hong Kong
Dar Chen
Managing Director
Hong Kong
Kenneth Cheong
Managing Director
Singapore
William Flanz
Senior Advisor
Hong Kong
Jack Hennessy
Managing Director
Singapore
Gordon Shaw
Managing Director
Shanghai
Sandeep Adukia
Managing Director
Delhi
Kenneth Albolote
Managing Director
Tokyo
Patrick Cordes
Managing Director & CFO
Hong Kong
Guy Cui
Managing Director
Beijing
Mark Fogle
Managing Director
Singapore
Clara Ho
Managing Director
Hong Kong
Kanchan Jain
Managing Director
Delhi
Yan Jiao
Managing Director
Shanghai
Kosmo Kalliarekos
Managing Director
Hong Kong
Han Chul Kim
Managing Director
Hong Kong
Malcolm Lai
Managing Director
Hong Kong
Charles Lam
Managing Director
Hong Kong
Nicholas Macksey
Managing Director
Singapore
Jimmy Mahtani
Managing Director
Mumbai (Private Equity)
Tadashi Maruoka
Managing Director
Tokyo
Shane Predeek
Managing Director
Tokyo
Mike Sursock
Managing Director
Hong Kong
Kirti Hariharan
General Counsel – Transactions
Singapore
Ashish Agrawal
Principal
Mumbai (Private Equity)
Manish Doshi
Principal
Singapore
Anupam Goenka
EVP & Head of Underwriting
Delhi
Hari Gopalakrishnan
Principal
Mumbai (Private Equity)
Nino Gorla
Principal
Shanghai
Alex Lee
Principal
Hong Kong
Hong Yong Leong
Principal
Singapore
Janice Leow
Principal
Singapore
William Leung
Principal
Hong Kong
Joseph Li
Principal
Shanghai
Peter Manga
Principal
Singapore
Joseph Ng
Director - IT
Hong Kong
Vijai Raghavan
Principal
Mumbai (Private Equity)
Raymond Rudianto
Principal
Jakarta
Matthew Scattarella
Principal
US
Stone Shi
Principal
Beijing
Joji Thomas
Principal
Singapore
Alex Tse
Principal
Hong Kong
Adeline Wong
Human Capital Director
Hong Kong

Jean Eric Salata

Chief Executive and Founding Partner
Chairman of the Investment Committee
Hong Kong

Experience

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. Mr. Salata later led the management buyout of this program in 2000 to establish BPEA as an independent Firm. Before that, Mr. Salata was a Director of Hong Kong based AIG Global Investment Corporation (Asia) Ltd., the Asian private equity investment arm of AIG. Before that, he 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.

Education / Others

Mr. Salata has lived and worked in Hong Kong since 1989, and graduated magna cum laude from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Finance and Economics.

Dar Chen

Managing Director
Member of the Investment Committee
Hong Kong

Experience

Mr. Chen joined BPEA in 2002. Since joining the Firm, Mr. Chen has been involved in various investment opportunities and post-investment initiatives in China, Taiwan, and South Korea. Mr. Chen was previously an Assistant Director with Prudential Asset Management Asia and spent considerable time overseeing the firm’s South Korea portfolio. Before that, Mr. Chen spent over ten years with Bank of America’s project finance, PRC corporate banking, credit risk management and financial institutions groups in San Francisco and Hong Kong, where he executed a wide range of advisory and debt transactions.

Education / Others

Mr. Chen holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley. Mr. Chen was born in Taiwan and is fluent in English and Mandarin.

Kenneth Cheong

Managing Director
Member of the Investment Committee
Singapore

Experience

Mr. Cheong joined BPEA in 1998. Mr. Cheong is involved in the Firm’s investments in Southeast Asia. Mr. Cheong has also been involved with the Firm’s investments in China, Korea, U.S. and India. Mr. Cheong was previously a Manager with BZW Asia for three years, where he was involved in corporate finance and M&A in the Region. Prior to that, Mr. Cheong spent three years with DBS Bank, where he was involved in credit, marketing and loan syndications.

Education / Others

Mr. Cheong graduated with First Class Honors in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics from the London School of Economics. He was born in Malaysia and is fluent in English and conversational in Mandarin.

William Flanz

Senior Advisor
Member of the Investment and Portfolio Management Committees
Hong Kong

Experience

Fr. Flanz began working with BPEA in 2003. Previously, Mr. Flanz was the Chief Executive Officer of Sterling Enterprises Limited, a large Hong Kong based family investment office. Mr. Flanz began his career with Chase Manhattan Bank N. A., where he served as Country Manager for Japan, Area Director for the Middle East and North Africa, and was later appointed Area Director, responsible for all of Chase’s activities in Asia Pacific. Mr. Flanz was a founding partner of the private equity firm, Prudential Asia Investments Limited, and subsequently was a member of the Management Committee of London-based private equity firm, Investcorp International Limited. He then served as Chairman and CEO of Gucci Group, N.V., prior to returning to Hong Kong from Italy in 1996, following Gucci’s turnaround and successful IPO. He also served as Chairman of the Investment Advisory Committee for the pension fund of Supervalu, the large Minneapolis based supermarket group from 2005 through 2013. Mr. Flanz serves as Senior Advisor and Chairman of the Investment Committee of Fung Investment Management Ltd, responsible for managing the private assets of a leading Hong Kong family. He is a Trustee and Member of the Executive Council of the World Wide Fund for Nature Hong Kong.

Education / Others

Mr. Flanz graduated from New York University with a B.A. in Economics and an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan.

Jack Hennessy

Managing Director
Member of the Investment and Portfolio Management Committees
Singapore

Experience

Mr. Hennessy joined BPEA in 2001. Mr. Hennessy has extensive experience in the education, retail, consumer products and manufacturing sectors. Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Hennessy was a General Partner with Allen & Buckeridge, a leading Australian private equity firm. He began his career as a senior consultant with Accenture in Asia and the U.S.

Education / Others

Mr. Hennessy received an M.B.A. from INSEAD and a Bachelors degree in both Engineering (with Honors) and Science from Monash University in Australia. He was born in Australia.

Gordon Shaw

Managing Director
Member of the Investment Committee
Shanghai

Experience

Mr. Shaw joined BPEA in 1998. Mr. Shaw is responsible for the Firm’s investments in Greater China. Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Shaw was a Director of AIG Global Investment Corporation (Asia) Ltd. in Hong Kong, where he worked with Mr. Salata. He was also the Head of Equity Investment Department at Nan Shan Life Insurance (an AIG subsidiary in Taiwan at the time). Before that, he worked in Citibank’s Asian private equity and corporate finance departments. Prior to his career in finance, Mr. Shaw was a Senior Design Engineer at Schlumberger Technologies in San Jose, California.

Education / Others

Mr. Shaw earned an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was born in Taiwan and is fluent in English, Mandarin, Cantonese and Taiwanese.

Sandeep Adukia

Managing Director
Credit
Delhi

Experience

Mr. Adukia has 22 years of experience across wholesale lending, retail lending and institutional brokerage with specialized knowledge of Indian capital markets in the Indian markets. Prior to joining BPEA, Mr. Adukia was responsible for raising and managing the fund of Religare Credit Advisors Limited (RCAL) a domestic fund investing in Structured Private Debt in India and as head of the Capital Market business at Religare Finvest Limited, managing all aspects of wholesale and retail lending for capital markets. Prior to this, Mr. Adukia was working with Citigroup as Head, Capital Market Finance and with HDFC Bank. Mr. Adukia has also worked in Collections while with India Securities Ltd in addition to his work in Capital Markets business.

Education / Others

Mr. Adukia holds an MBA from Mumbai University.

Kenneth Albolote

Managing Director
Tokyo

Experience

Mr. Albolote joined BPEA in 2006. Mr. Albolote has extensive experience in private equity and investment banking in Asia, and in Japan in particular. From 2001 to 2005, Mr. Albolote worked as a Vice President and founding team member of Carlyle Japan LLC/Carlyle Japan Partners. Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Albolote worked with Goldman Sachs & Co. in Hong Kong, where he was responsible for executing privatizations and equity offerings for Asian corporations/governments. Prior to Goldman Sachs, he worked in the M&A group of Wasserstein Perella & Co. in New York and Tokyo, and represented the firm’s interest in their Japan JV with Nomura. Mr. Albolote also worked for The Asian Development Bank, where he focused on direct equity investments, primarily in China.

Education / Others

Mr. Albolote received an A.B. in Economics from Columbia University and holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Mr. Albolote is fluent in English and speaks Japanese.

Patrick Cordes

Managing Director & CFO
Hong Kong

Experience

Mr. Cordes joined BPEA in 2006. Mr. Cordes is responsible for financial reporting, valuation, compliance and portfolio monitoring associated with the Firm’s investment activities. Mr. Cordes is also involved in overall risk management, compliance, administration and transaction structuring, due diligence and execution. Mr. Cordes started his career at Deloitte in New York in the Japanese Services group and Private Equity group and ultimately split time between Hong Kong and New York serving a wide range of clients, including private equity firms, Japanese trading companies, global financial institutions and non-financial US registrants based in Asia.

Education / Others

Mr. Cordes is a Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and graduated from Lehigh University, where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Economics.

Guy Cui

Managing Director
Beijing

Experience

Mr. Cui joined BPEA in 2012. Mr. Cui is involved primarily in the Firm’s investments in Greater China. Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Cui was Partner of Hopu Investment Management Co. Ltd. Before that, he was Managing Director of Morgan Stanley China Investment Banking and led HSBC’s Resources and Energy Group in Asia Pacific.

Education / Others

Mr. Cui received Bachelor and Master degrees in Engineering from University of Science & Technology Beijing, China, and D.Phil. in Engineering Science from University of Oxford. Mr. Cui is a native Mandarin speaker and is fluent in English.

Mark Fogle

Managing Director
Head of Real Estate
Singapore

Experience

Mr. Fogle joined BPEA in 2011 and has over 30 years of real estate investment experience, including 25 years in Asia. Before joining BPEA, Mr. Fogle served as Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer in Asia Pacific at RREEF, the alternative investment and asset management arm of Deutsche Bank. Prior to that, Mr. Fogle was a Managing Director at AIG Global Real Estate, where he grew the Asian business from a small lending operation into one of the largest real estate private equity players in Asia. Prior to AIG, Mr. Fogle was responsible for the Asian expansion of a U.S. development and investment firm, The John Buck Company.

Education / Others

Mr. Fogle is a member of the Urban Land Institute and was a founding Board member of the Asian Association for Investors in Non-Listed Real Estate Vehicles (ANREV).

Clara Ho

Managing Director
Partnerships and Corporate Development
Hong Kong

Experience

Ms. Ho joined BPEA in 2012. Ms. Ho leads the Investor Relations and Fundraising team, she is also responsible for corporate development including product development, co-investment syndications, marketing and communications. Prior to joining the Firm, Ms. Ho was a partner at Headland Capital Partners (formerly known as HSBC Private Equity Asia) where she worked for 16 years in a variety of positions including Partner – Head of Deal Execution Team, Investment Director, and Portfolio Management and Investor Relations Team.

Education / Others

Ms. Ho holds a Bachelor degree in Economics and Accounting from University of Bristol and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Ms. Ho is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.

Kanchan Jain

Managing Director
Credit
Delhi

Experience

Ms. Jain has 22 years of experience across financial markets in Europe & Asia across deal origination, structuring, underwriting, portfolio & risk and fund raising. Prior to joining BPEA Ms. Jain spent 8 years focused on the mid-market corporate sector in India, most recently at domestic Indian fund Religare Credit Advisors Limited (RCAL), and prior to that she was Chief Risk Officer for Religare Finvest Limited, a mid-market focused NBFC, responsible for managing risk across all businesses. Before joining Religare, Ms. Jain worked for 10 years in London as Managing Director at HSBC, and prior to that as Director at Barclays Capital in the Structured Credit business. Before her time in London she worked in Hong Kong with Peregrine Fixed Income Limited across debt syndication, loan trading & risk function.

Education / Others

Ms. Jain has lived and worked in India, Asia & the UK and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering from VNIT and MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta.

Yan Jiao

Managing Director
Shanghai

Experience

Ms. Jiao joined BPEA in 2005. Prior to joining the Firm, Ms. Jiao was an Associate at Borden Capital, an affiliate of KKR. Before that, Ms. Jiao was an Analyst at Credit Suisse First Boston in New York.

Education / Others

Ms. Jiao has undergraduate degrees in Economics and Chemical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.B.A. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She is a native Mandarin speaker and is fluent in English.

Kosmo Kalliarekos

Managing Director
Chairman of the Portfolio Management Committee and co-head of the Education investment sector
Hong Kong

Experience

Mr. Kalliarekos has advised BPEA since 2004 and fully joined in 2008.  Mr. Kalliarekos is a senior member of the India investment team as well as leads recruiting and performance review activities within the firm. Prior to BPEA, Mr. Kalliarekos was a founding member and Senior Partner of The Parthenon Group/EY, an advisory firm headquartered in Boston, USA. Mr. Kalliarekos serves on boards of BPEA’s portfolio companies, including Nord Anglia Education, Hexaware Technologies and PSB Academy.  Mr. Kalliarekos also serves on the boards of the Hong Kong International School and the American College of Greece.

Education / Others

Mr. Kalliarekos holds a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and was a Baker Scholar, M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Han Chul Kim

Managing Director
Korea Coverage
Hong Kong

Experience

Mr. Kim joined BPEA in 2009. Prior to joining BPEA, Mr. Kim had worked at the proprietary trading team and the principal and structured finance team at Lehman Brothers. He also worked at the global asset finance group at Credit Suisse and asset securitization group / debt capital markets at Credit Lyonnais.

Education / Others

Mr. Kim holds a B.A. degree in Economics and Political Science from Brown University.

Malcolm Lai

Managing Director
Real Estate
Hong Kong

Experience

Mr. Lai joined BPEA in 2013 and is responsible for various technical and risk management matters relating to the Firm’s real estate investments. Mr. Lai previously worked at Invesco Real Estate from 2011 to 2013 where he was the Head of Development & Construction overseeing projects in the Invesco Asia Funds. Prior to AIG’s Asian real estate business unit being divested to Invesco Real Estate, Mr. Lai worked at AIG Global Real Estate from 1997 to 2010 where he set up the Development & Construction Department and managed a regional team.

Education / Others

Mr. Lai received his Masters of Project Management from the University of South Australia and his Bachelor of Architecture and his Bachelor of Applied Science from Curtin University, Western Australia. He is a Chartered Architect and is registered with the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects). Mr. Lai is fluent in English & Cantonese.

Charles Lam

Managing Director
Real Estate
Hong Kong

Experience

Mr. Lam joined BPEA in 2011. Mr. Lam was previously the Managing Director, Greater China for Pramerica Real Estate Investors, a subsidiary of Prudential U.S. and one of the largest real estate investors in the world. Before that, Mr. Lam was Head of Real Estate Investment for China Ping An Trust and Investment Co., Limited, the investment arm of the Ping An Insurance. Prior to his employment with Ping An, Mr. Lam was an Associate Director of AIG Global Real Estate Investment (Asia).

Education / Others

Mr. Lam received a Doctor of Business Administration degree (DBA) from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, an M.B.A. in Finance from Cleveland State University, Ohio, and is a CFA charter holder. He is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.

Nicholas Macksey

Managing Director
Singapore

Experience

Mr. Macksey joined BPEA in 2006. Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Macksey was a Senior Associate at Westpac Institutional Bank. He also worked as a Senior Associate at Deloitte.

Education / Others

Mr. Macksey graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Queensland and is also a CFA charter holder.

Jimmy Mahtani

Managing Director
Mumbai (Private Equity)

Experience

Mr. Mahtani joined BPEA in 2006. Mr. Mahtani is primarily responsible for BPEA’s investments in India. At BPEA, he has led investments across IT Services, education, financial services, consumer goods and infrastructure sectors. Mr. Mahtani was previously a Vice President with General Atlantic Partners (“GAP”) in Mumbai, whose India office he founded. During his tenure at GAP, he was responsible for India investments. Previously, he worked for Bear Stearns & Co., Inc. in New York and Merrill Lynch in Washington DC.

Education / Others

Mr. Mahtani graduated with honors from Georgetown University, where he received a B.Sc. in Business Administration with a triple major in Finance, International Business and Marketing. Mr. Mahtani was born in Singapore and is fluent in English, Bahasa Indonesia and Hindi.

Tadashi Maruoka

Managing Director
Tokyo

Experience

Mr. Maruoka joined BPEA in 2006. Mr. Maruoka’s previous work experience includes thirteen years at Nomura Securities in Tokyo, where he focused on a broad range of financial advisory assignments. Mr. Maruoka was also seconded to work in the New York offices of Nomura’s joint venture partner Wasserstein Perella where he worked with Messrs. Albolote and Predeek. After Nomura, Mr. Maruoka worked for Morgan Stanley Japan in the investment banking group. In addition to his investment banking and M&A experience, Mr. Maruoka has significant operating experience.

Education / Others

Mr. Maruoka graduated from Sophia University in Tokyo. He is a native Japanese speaker and is fluent in English.

Shane Predeek

Managing Director
Tokyo

Experience

Mr. Predeek joined BPEA in 2006 from Ripplewood Japan (“RHJI”). Mr. Predeek has extensive experience in both investment banking and private equity in Japan. During his tenure at Ripplewood, Mr. Predeek was responsible for the origination and execution of transactions in Japan, and assisted in the public listing of Ripplewood’s Japan portfolio, which generated US$500 million for future investments. Prior to joining Ripplewood, Mr. Predeek worked with Wasserstein Perella & Co. in Japan (which was renamed Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein post acquisition by Dresdner Bank), where he was responsible for M&A and restructuring activities. Mr. Predeek has a total of 20 years of work experience in Japan, and is fluent in Japanese.

Education / Others

Mr. Predeek received a B.A. in Economics from Stanford University and holds an M.A. from Waseda University.

Mike Sursock

Managing Director
Operations Group
Hong Kong

Experience

Mr. Sursock currently leads a team that supports investments across the BPEA portfolio of companies, pre and post investment. Prior to joining BPEA, Mr. Sursock was CEO of KKR Capstone for Asia Pacific, where he drove value creation in businesses spanning mining, financial services, industrials, logistics, dairy, FMCG and a wide range of other sectors across the region. He has had deep operational experience in his roles as COO Asia Pacific and VP- Global Sales Operations for Motorola. Mr. Sursock came to Asia with Mars, where he spent 20 years with roles in Marketing, Sales, Human Resources, Manufacturing and General management across Europe. His most recent role at Mars was as President and General Manager of Greater China, leading a team devising and implementing broad-based strategies which resulted in growing market share to 60 percent of the China market.

Education / Others

Mr. Sursock is a member of ATTA (Asia Turnaround and Transformation Association), and holds a B.Sc. Honors in Mechanical and Production Engineering and an M.B.A. in Marketing. Additionally Mr. Sursock is an Advisor and Speaker at the Tuck School of Leadership Dartmouth.

Kirti Hariharan

General Counsel – Transactions
Singapore

Experience

Mr. Hariharan joined BPEA in 2011. Mr. Hariharan is responsible for all legal matters, including structuring and execution, associated with the Firm’s transactions, leveraged financing and related activities. Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Hariharan was at leading law firm Paul, Hastings, Janofsky and Walker, worked with Och-Ziff Capital Management at their Hong Kong and Bangalore offices and was a Partner of Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co., India’s leading law firm.

Education / Others

Mr. Hariharan received his LL.M. (Commercial Law) from Singapore Management University and a B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) degree from the National Law School of India University. Mr. Hariharan is fluent in English, Hindi and Tamil.

Ashish Agrawal

Principal
Mumbai (Private Equity)

Experience

Mr. Agrawal joined BPEA in 2008. Mr. Agrawal focuses on the Firm’s investment activities in India. Prior to joining BPEA, Mr. Agrawal was a Senior Vice President with Lehman Brothers’ private equity group in Mumbai where he was responsible for deal origination, execution, and monitoring of private equity investments. Prior to that, he was with Bank of America’s private equity group in Mumbai and subsequently Chicago; Mr. Agrawal also worked with JM Morgan Stanley’s corporate finance group and as an equity research analyst with ICICI Securities.

Education / Others

Mr. Agrawal received Post Graduate Diploma in Management from Indian Institute of Management – Ahmedabad and Bachelor of Engineering degree from SGS Institute of Technology & Science. He has also received the CFA Charter.

Manish Doshi

Principal
Operations
Singapore

Experience

Mr. Doshi joined BPEA in 2012. Mr. Doshi was previously VP Finance and Operations for Asia Pacific and EMEA, for Motorola Mobility. He led the finance and operations part for the handset business across International Markets. Before joining Motorola, he worked for AT&T, State of Oregon, Dalal Street Journal and KT Group of Companies. Mr. Doshi’s expertise is in global finance management, financial outsourcing strategies, financial governance, internal controls, financial planning and analysis, financial modeling, credit and cash management, pricing, demand and supply management, financial systems development, general management, and change management.

Education / Others

Mr. Doshi holds master’s degree in management information systems and master of management in marketing and accounting. He is a CMA and CIA Charterholder.

Anupam Goenka

EVP & Head of Underwriting
Credit
Delhi

Experience

Mr. Goenka has 13 years of experience across proprietary investments, structured finance, investment banking and consulting. Immediately prior to joining BPEA, Mr. Goenka spent two years as Head of Underwriting at Religare Credit Advisors Limited, domestic fund investing in Structured Private Debt in India. Prior to this, Mr. Goenka was with Religare Finvest Limited where he oversaw the structuring and underwriting functions for various mid-market corporates across a variety of sectors. Amongst his previous roles, he worked with Deutsche Bank for 5 years in proprietary real estate investments, and within the global credit trading team focusing on transactions for mid and large corporates. He has also worked with JP Morgan in their Investment Banking team in Mumbai for 3 years where he worked on several capital market transactions across sectors.

Education / Others

Mr. Goenka is a Chartered Accountant and holds an MBA from Xavier Institute of Management, India.

Hari Gopalakrishnan

Principal
Mumbai (Private Equity)

Experience

Mr. Gopalakrishnan joined BPEA in 2007. Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Gopalakrishnan worked within the private equity practice at New Vernon, an India-dedicated multi-strategy investment management firm. Previously, he worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers India, where he advised clients on infrastructure projects.

Education / Others

Mr. Gopalakrishnan has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Kerala and received a PGDM from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India. He is fluent in English and Hindi.

Nino Gorla

Principal
Operations
Shanghai

Experience

Mr. Gorla joined BPEA in 2011. Mr. Gorla started his career in China 20 years ago, providing consulting and marketing strategy services to clients in the FMCG, automotive, pharmaceutical, media and other sectors. He spent over 10 years with Mars Greater China, holding a wide range of marketing and sales roles where he established distribution systems reaching nearly 1 million points of sale, and substantially improved brand-building and promotions effectiveness at the point of sale, before assuming broader SBU and General Management roles.

Education / Others

Nino holds a B.A. in Sociology from Georgetown University and an M.A. in Chinese Studies from Suzhou University.

Alex Lee

Principal
Hong Kong

Experience

Mr. Lee joined BPEA in 2007. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Lee was an Associate with private equity firm Tullis-Dickerson based in Greenwich, Connecticut. He began his career in the investment banking division of Goldman Sachs.

Education / Others

Mr. Lee graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Economics and East Asian Studies from Columbia University and an M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is fluent in English, Mandarin and Taiwanese.

Hong Yong Leong

Principal
Singapore

Experience

Mr. Leong joined BPEA in 2007. Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Leong worked as an Investment Associate at Titan Capital. Before that, he was an Analyst at Deloitte.

Education / Others

Mr. Leong has an undergraduate degree from University of Melbourne and is fluent in English, Mandarin, Cantonese and Bahasa Malaysia.

Janice Leow

Principal
Singapore

Experience

Ms. Leow joined BPEA in 2010. Ms. Leow has led and participated in key deals in Southeast Asia, and is actively involved in investments within Education, Business and Outsourced Services, Industrials, and Consumer & Retail industries globally. Prior to joining BPEA, Ms. Leow was a Senior Associate Consultant with Bain & Company, where she executed multiple due diligences for private equity funds and drove strategy development and turnaround projects for leading corporations in Asia and in North America.

Education / Others

Ms. Leow holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, an MSc in Management Science from the London School of Economics, and graduated with First Class Honors in Economics & Management from Oxford University.

William Leung

Principal
Real Estate
Hong Kong

Experience

Mr. Leung joined BPEA in 2017. Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Leung was the Director of Construction Project Management at AIA Group Real Estate Investment since 2010, and previously was a VP with AIG Global Real Estate, based in Hong Kong. Before that, he worked as a Project Manager in Cheung Kong Holdings Ltd responsible for real estate development projects in Hong Kong.

Education

Mr. Leung holds a Master of Project Management from the University of South Australia and various design and construction degrees from Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the University of Hong Kong. He is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

Joseph Li

Principal
Shanghai

Experience

Mr. Li joined BPEA in 2009. Mr. Li focuses on co-sourcing, executing and managing investments in Automotive, Industrials & Information Services sectors. In addition, he works closely with the Firm’s Operations Team on post-investment value creation initiatives at select portfolio companies. Prior to joining the firm, he was a Senior Consultant with Booz & Co. based in China and the U.S., advising corporate, financial sponsor and government clients in a variety of sectors, geographies and situations.

Education / Others

Mr. Li holds an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago with a concentration in Finance. He is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.

Peter Manga

Principal
Real Estate
Singapore

Experience

Mr. Manga joined BPEA in 2011. Mr. Manga previously spent two years as a National Director at LaSalle Investment Management where he was Portfolio Manager Japan for the LaSalle Asia Opportunity Funds. Prior to LaSalle Investment Management, Mr. Manga worked for Deutsche Bank RREEF and Morgan Stanley Properties. Mr. Manga began his career at the Bank of Canada where he completed economic research on Government of Canada debt issuance and its bond buyback program.

Education / Others

Mr. Manga obtained a Bachelor of Applied Sciences degree in electrical engineering from the University of Ottawa and an M.B.A. with a specialization in finance from the University of British Columbia. He speaks English, French and Japanese.

Joseph Ng

Director - IT
Hong Kong

Experience

Mr. Ng joined BPEA in 2000.  Since joining, Mr. Ng has overseen regional IT resources and infrastructure development to facilitate the Firm’s strategic planning and growth. Mr. Ng also provides project management support and IT consultation to the Firm’s portfolio companies.  Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Ng spent five years as an IT consultant.

Education / Others

Mr. Ng holds a Master’s Degree in Applied Accounting and Finance from Hong Kong Baptist University and a Master’s Degree in Information System Management from the School of Business and Management at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Vijai Raghavan

Principal
Operations
Mumbai (Private Equity)

Experience

Mr. Raghavan joined BPEA in June 2014. Before joining BPEA, Mr. Raghavan spent more than three years at Alvarez & Marsal India where he assisted private equity firms with due diligence and operational performance improvement at their portfolio companies. Prior to that, Mr. Raghavan worked with McKinsey & Company and with Deloitte Consulting, both in the US, assisting clients in North America, Europe and Asia in strategy and performance improvement.

Education / Others

Mr. Raghavan holds an M.B.A. from Carnegie Mellon University and an MS in Electrical Engineering from Penn State University. Mr. Raghavan is fluent in Tamil and Hindi.

Raymond Rudianto

Principal
Jakarta

Experience

Mr. Rudianto joined BPEA in 2014 to head its Indonesian coverage. He focuses on sourcing and executing investments in Indonesia where BPEA has been with active with two past investments. Prior to joining the firm, he was President Director, Head of Investment Banking Indonesia for Rothschild. Previously, he has worked for J.P. Morgan and Morgan Stanley focusing on investment banking in Indonesia. His past experience includes management consulting experience with The Boston Consulting Group, McKinsey & Co and some stints in large corporates.

Education / Others

Raymond holds an M.B.A. from the Columbia Business School with a concentration in Finance and Entrepreneurship. He also graduated in Bsc and BE (First Class Honours) from the University of Western Australia. He is fluent in English, Bahasa Indonesia and Hokkien.

Matthew Scattarella

Principal
US

Experience

Mr. Scattarella joined BPEA in 2009. Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Scattarella was an Associate with Golden Gate Capital, a leading middle-market private equity firm based in San Francisco. Previously, he worked with Bain & Company in Los Angeles.

 

Education / Others

Mr. Scattarella holds an M.B.A. and Bachelor of Science in Economics (magna cum laude), both from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Stone Shi

Principal
Beijing

Experience

Mr. Shi joined BPEA in 2011. Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Shi was a Vice President at Strategic Investment Group of Deutsche Bank. Before Deutsche Bank, Mr. Shi worked in Daiwa SMBC (HK) and SHK Financial as a research analyst covering Hong Kong and China-listed real estate companies.

Education / Others

Mr. Shi received a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Finance from University of Hong Kong.

Joji Thomas

Principal
Real Estate
Singapore

Experience

Mr. Thomas joined BPEA in 2011. Mr. Thomas was previously a Vice President at Pramerica Real Estate Investors in Singapore, a subsidiary of Prudential USA and one of the largest real estate investors in the world. Previously, Mr. Thomas held positions at ANZ Investment Bank and Ernst & Young.

Education / Others

Mr. Thomas has a Bachelors degree in Applied Sciences from PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, India and Associate Chartered Accountant from Institute of Chartered Accountants, India and is fluent in English, Hindi, Tamil and Malayalam.

Alex Tse

Principal
Real Estate
Hong Kong

Experience

Mr. Tse joined BPEA in 2013.  Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Tse was the Investment Director at Goodman Asia where he was responsible for managing investment and capital transactions of logistics and industrial real estate in Hong Kong and mainland China. Before that, Mr. Tse was the Vice President with Pramerica Real Estate Investors and a Senior Associate with Capmark Financial Group. Mr. Tse also worked at Jones Lang LaSalle.

Education

Mr. Tse holds a Bachelor Degree in Real Estate from The Hong Kong Polytechnics University and a Master Degree in Financial Analysis from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He is a member of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors as well as a Registered Professional Surveyor.

Adeline Wong

Human Capital Director
Hong Kong

Experience

Adeline Wong, Human Capital Director, joined Baring Private Equity in 2016. She was previously a member of the Leadership Advisory team at Spencer Stuart, where she advised various types of organizations on their critical leadership issues such as leadership selection, capability development and succession planning. Prior to Spencer Stuart, she was the Head of Operations and People Development of Booz & Company, Greater China, where she focused on a wide range of talent related agenda – talent acquisition, performance management, people and organizational development. She started her career in Asia with Cheng Xin Venture Capital Corp. in Taiwan, and specialized in life science related investments.

Education / Others

Adeline earned a B.S. with Honors in Biochemistry and Psychology from University of Iowa and M.S. in Biotechnology from Northwestern University. She also received a Certificate in Business Administration and Management from Harvard Extension School. She is fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese and English.