SparkLabs Global has hired Sameer Chishty, founder and chairman of Hong Kong-based merchant bank Streeton Partners, as a venture partner for its new financial technology accelerator in the territory.
Wai Hoong Fock, who leads General Atlantic’s Southeast Asia business, has been promoted to managing director.
New Zealand Superannuation Fund has named Del Hart as head of external investments and partnerships.
Adams Street Partners has established an office in Seoul in an effort to expand access to clients and investment opportunities in the region.
Wei Zhu, formerly Standard Chartered Private Equity’s (SCPE) co-head of global private equity, has joined Accenture as its chairman for Greater China.
IFM Investors, an investment manager owned by 28 Australian superannuation funds, has opened an office in Seoul to pursue transactions in South Korea.
Diane Raposio, who leads KKR’s fundraising activities in Asia, and Jaka Prasetya, the firm’s Indonesia head, have both been promoted to partner level.
KKR has appointed David Katz, formerly deputy global head and Asia Pacific head of government relations at PayPal, as a director and head of public affairs for the region.
General Atlantic (GA) has hired Pamela Fang, formerly head of Actis' investor development group in Asia, as a managing director to lead its capital partnering efforts in Asia.
Piau-Voon Wang, who joined Chinese wealth manager Noah Holdings last year as co-CIO, will leave the firm at the end of this month.
Kewsong Lee and Glenn Youngkin will become co-CEOs of The Carlyle Group as the firm’s three co-founders, William Conway, Daniel D’Aniello and David Rubenstein, scale back their involvement.
Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS) will open an office in Singapore in January, adding to an Asia presence that already includes a base in Sydney.
Fiona Mackenzie (pictured), the head of external investments and partnerships at New Zealand Superannuation Fund, is leaving to join First NZ Capital (FNZC).
Bala Srinivasa and Prashant Aluru, partners at Indian early-stage venture capital firm Kalaari Capital, have left the firm to pursue other opportunities.
KKR has appointed David Lang (pictured), previously a partner and founding member at Pamplona Capital Management, as a partner-level executive in its Sydney office. He will start work in early 2018.
Jungle Ventures has appointed Grace Xia (pictured, center), formerly senior director of corporate strategy and development at Tencent Holdings, as a principal on its investment team.
C-Bridge Capital, a Chinese healthcare-focused private equity firm, has appointed Abbas Hussain, who was most recently global president for pharmaceuticals and vaccines at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), as a senior partner.
Temasek Holdings-backed venture debt firm InnoVen Capital has named Ashish Sharma (pictured), former CEO and president of GE Capital India, the CEO of its India arm.
Rajiv Sabharwal (pictured), a partner at Indian PE firm True North, has been named CEO of Tata Capital, the financial services and private equity subsidiary of Indian conglomerate Tata Group.
North Asia-focused buyout player MBK Partners has hired Stephen Le, formerly of Deutsche Bank, to co-head a newly-launched fund that will make credit and special situations investments.
China Renaissance Group has appointed Ke Wei, formerly a managing director at General Atlantic (GA), as a partner in its private equity investment platform, known as the New Economy Fund.
Steven Okun, until recently KKR’s director of public affairs for Asia Pacific, has been appointed ASEAN representative for EMPEA, a global industry association for private capital in emerging markets.
Réal Desrochers, formerly head of private equity at the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), has joined Beijing-based CITIC Private Equity (CITIC PE) as a managing director.
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