Below are just a few of the industry leading speaker who spoke at SuperInvestor Asia 2013
Guy started his career with Goldman Sachs International where he went on to become Head of Eurobond Trading and then Head of Goldman Sachs’ Global Asset Structuring Group. Guy left Goldman’s in 1994 to establish the Principal Finance Group (PFG) at Nomura International plc which acquired 15 businesses with an aggregate enterprise value of €20 billion. Guy led the spin out of PFG to form Terra Firma in 2002. Guy was elected a Global Leader of Tomorrow of the World Economic Forum in 2000 in recognition of his achievements.
Mr. Boyce joined Bain Capital in 1998. He has been working with the Asia team since 2006 and is based in Hong Kong. Mr. Boyce is on the board of MYOB and instrumental in other Bain Capital Asia investments. Mr. Boyce focuses on the TMT (including Education) and business services verticals and was previously involved with Bain Capital’s US investments in Fleetcor, SuperPages - Canada, and Houghton Miffl in. Prior to joining Bain Capital, Mr. Boyce was a consultant at with Bain & Company conducting strategic advisory work for clients across a variety of industries.
Nicholas Bloy is one of the three founders of Navis Capital Partners. At Navis, Mr. Bloy leads investment teams in making, monitoring and exiting investments, sits on Navis Investment Committee, sits on the boards and/or executive committees of several Navis portfolio companies, and is responsible for fundraising. Mr. Bloy also sits on the International Advisory Council of CIMB, one of Southeast Asia’s largest banking groups. Prior to co-founding Navis, Mr. Bloy was a partner with The Boston Consulting Group in Asia from 1989 to 1999 after spending 3 years with Bain & Co. in London.
TCF is an India focused growth private equity fund. Gopal, a member of the TVS Family, has incubated over eight businesses and has over 25 years of operational experience. A passionate entrepreneur, he is also actively involved in promotion of Entrepreneurship as an angel investor. He is associated with Chennai Angels and TiE where he provides guidance to budding entrepreneurs on incubating businesses.
Since the formation of Oaktree in 1995, Mr. Marks has been responsible for ensuring the firm’s adherence to its core investment philosophy, communicating closely with clients concerning products and strategies, and managing the firm. From 1985 until 1995, Mr. Marks led the groups at The TCW Group, Inc. that were responsible for investments in distressed debt, high yield bonds, and convertible securities. He was also CIO for Domestic Fixed Income at TCW.
Peter Pereira Gray works with a team managing the £14 billion multi asset global investment portfolio. Previous roles held were Co Head of the Portfolio Management team and Head of Property Investment. Peter has a wide brief, responsible for the oversight of the Investment Services, Support and Portfolio Management teams. Prior to joining the Trust in January 2001, Peter worked for 12 years at Prudential Property Investment Managers, latterly as a Director of Property Fund Management and Deputy Life Fund Manager.
Pierre Fortier was appointed Vice-President, Funds, in 2004. His mandate is to develop and manage a portfolio of investments in conjunction with fund managers. He formulates development and investment strategies in co-operation with the private equity teams. Mr Fortier is also responsible for his unit’s network of partners. He has about 30 years of experience in corporate finance and M&A.
Yoshi Kiguchi is CIO of Okayama Metal & Machinery Pension Fund in Japan, and also advising several corporate pension funds regarding asset allocation and product selections as Advisor. He has more than 20 years of experience in investment and risk management. He is also CEO of ISC advisors LLC, which focuses on Investment and Consulting for the Social Contribution activities. Before that, Mr. Kiguchi was a managing director of Russell Investments, where he delivered a wide range of consulting and solutions to the institutional clients such as Toyota, NEC, and Toray.
John joined MLC in 2012 and has over 20 years’ experience in the finance industry. John previously worked for KKR, where he was responsible for Investor Relations and fundraising for private equity in the Australian and New Zealand market. Prior to joining KKR, Mr. Brakey was Head of Private Equity Fund of Funds in Macquarie Funds Group, the funds management arm of Macquarie Group. Prior to that, Mr. Brakey was an Asset Consultant with Towers Perrin, advising on alternative asset classes, assessing private equity managers and developing Towers Perrin’s alternative investment capabilities.
Prior to joining QIC in 2006, Phillip was an investment banker focused on middle market growth companies. Phillip has advised on over US$3.2 billion of capital raisings and 12 completed M&A transactions. From February 2005 to August 2006 Phillip was a Business Director with Wilson HTM focused on Australian middle market growth companies. From 1998 to 2005 Phillip was a healthcare investment banker based in San Francisco working for BT Alex. Brown, Deutsche Bank and Thomas Weisel Partners. Phillip was primarily focused on venture backed companies in the biopharmaceutical and medical device sectors. Prior to that Phillip worked with Ernst and Young in Australia.
Taimur Baig joined Deutsche Bank in 2007 and is a senior member of the Asia Economics research team, ranked number 1 in the industry by Institutional Investor polls in 2012. Prior to joining the bank, Dr. Baig worked in the International Monetary Fund for eight years, based in Washington, DC. During his career in the IMF, he covered monetary policy and exchange rate issues in Japan, India, Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, and the Philippines. He also worked for two years in the organization's fiscal affairs department, focusing on fiscal policy implementation in emerging economies.
Joseph Cherian is Practice Professor of Finance and Director of the Centre for Asset Management Research & Investments at NUS Business School. He was formerly an Executive-in-Residence at Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management, where he still serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council. Prior to that, Joe was in the financial industry based in New York, last serving as Managing Director, Global Head, and CIO of the Quantitative Strategies Group within Credit Suisse Alternative Investments.
Marc Lau is a Partner at Axiom Asia Private Capital. He has covered Private Equity funds across Asia and currently has a particular focus on South East Asia and Australia. He is also actively involved in the firm's secondary transactions and co-investment programs. Marc started his career in Private Equity at GIC Special Investments in Singapore and San Francisco in 2000, where he worked on investments in funds as well as companies. Prior to Axiom Asia, Marc also started-up and ran an auto components manufacturing business in Zhejiang, China for Danaher Corporation.
Frewen joined Macquarie in 2005 and is a member of Macquarie’s Private Markets team based in Hong Kong, where he is focused on the firm’s private equity investment activities in Asia in co-investments, secondaries and primary funds.
Melissa J. Ma is on the Firm's Investment Committee and co-leads Asia Alternatives' investments in buyout, direct co-investments and special situations. In addition, she oversees investor relations, market research, investment construction and back office functions. Prior to launching Asia Alternatives, Ms. Ma was a Director at Hellman & Friedman LLC ("H&F"), a San Francisco-based private equity firm. Ms. Ma was involved with sourcing and monitoring H&F's investments in financial and professional services.
Sebastiaan van den Berg joined HarbourVest's Hong Kong-based subsidiary in 2005. He focuses on investments in Asia Pacific and emerging markets. Sebastiaan serves on the advisory boards of several international private equity partnerships. His previous experience also includes positions with AlpInvest Partners N.V. in Amsterdam, Goldman Sachs (Asia) L.L.C. in Hong Kong, and Goldman Sachs International in London.
Pak-Seng Lai is the Managing Director and Head of Asia of Auda, a global alternative investment firm with approximately $4.6 billion under management. Pak-Seng has more than 17 years of experience in global private equity investments, specialising in Asia. Prior to joining Auda, Pak-Seng was head of investment process at Adveq, a global fund of funds based in Switzerland. Previously, he held positions at Transpac Capital and Singapore Technologies, where he was primarily engaged in growth capital and buyout investments in Asia. He also worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Merrill Lynch.