Vietnam-based Mekong Capital has named Nguyen Thi Minh Giang (pictured, third right) as a partner with responsibility for talent and culture. It brings the number of partners at the firm to four.
Brett Sutton, who leads Affinity Equity Partners’ operations in Australia, has resigned from the firm after more than 15 years of service.
Grace Lee (pictured), has been appointed COO at Qiming Venture Partners, in addition to her existing roles as a partner and CFO – one of several people moves within the Chinese venture capital firm.
Aditya Sharma, who makes investments in India for TA Associates, has been promoted from senior vice president to principal.
A selection of the transfers, promotions, arrivals and departures in the private equity community in 2019
Filter Capital, an Indian private equity firm established last year by ex-Warburg Pincus executive Nitin Nayar, has appointed Sumit Sinha as a co-founder and managing partner.
The Blackstone Group has promoted Amit Jain to partner and senior managing director covering India, effective January 1.
Lefei Sun, who helped establish and now leads General Atlantic’s healthcare and life sciences business in China, has been promoted to managing director.
Apollo Global Management has appointed Tetsuji Okamoto, previously of Bain Capital, as head of Japan to lead the buildout of its private equity business in the country.
Chung Ho Park, a member of KKR’s private equity team and co-head of the firm’s Korea business, has been promoted to partner level. A further seven Asia-based professionals, across different strategies, were named managing directors.
India and Singapore-based Everstone Group has named Alok Oberoi (pictured), a former executive at Goldman Sachs, as executive chairman, effective from 2020.
Hamilton Lane has named Mingchen Xia (pictured) and Collwyn Tan as co-heads of the firm’s investment business in Asia. They already cover fund investments and co-investments, respectively, in the region.
DTCP, a Germany-based VC firm controlled by Deutsche Telekom and Korea’s SK Telecom, has opened its first Asian office in Seoul.
Motoya Kitamura, previously managing partner of Japanese secondaries investor AB Value Capital Partners, has joined HQ Capital as a managing director.
Nadiem Makarim, co-founder and CEO of Indonesia’s Go-Jek, has stepped down from his duties at the ride-hailing and online services platform to assume a high-level government position.
HarbourVest Partners has appointed Warwick Mancini as a principal with responsibility for investor relations in Australia and New Zealand.
Morrison & Foerster (MoFo) has bolstered its Asia fund formation capabilities with the appointment of Nicholas Sheets as a partner based in its Hong Kong office.
Golden Equator Capital, which is currently deploying a Southeast Asia technology fund alongside Korea Investment Partners, has appointed Pooja Gurbani (pictured) as a partner in its venture investments team.
Everstone Group has appointed Vibhor Kumar Talreja, who previously spent 12 years with Temasek Holdings in India, as a managing director in its private equity business.
Hiro Mizuno (pictured) has been reappointed CIO of Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) following the conclusion of his first term leading the world’s largest retirement savings pool at the end of September.
KKR has named Sharon Yang, who has worked on the firm’s private equity, growth equity and real estate strategies in Asia, as a senior investor in the region in its impact investment division.
UK-based development finance institution CDC Group has cemented its presence in Bangladesh through an investment in local lender BRAC Bank and the naming of a country director.
The Carlyle Group has appointed John Kim (pictured), previously of Goldman Sachs, as a managing director in its Asia buyout team and head of all investment activity in Korea.
Hiro Hirano and Ashish Shastry, who lead KKR’s operations in Japan and Southeast Asia, respectively, have been appointed co-heads of private equity across the region.