KKR Expands Asia Pacific Leadership Team With New Appointments in China, Korea, and SingaporeAugust 29, 2016
Expansion Readies Pan-Asia Platform for Next Decade of Investing
“David and Julian have helped build the strong franchise we have in
“We are extremely proud to have been part of KKR over the last 10 years
and to have contributed to building a leading Asian private equity
platform. As we go on to pursue our own entrepreneurial venture, we look
forward to finding opportunities to work in partnership with KKR in the
future,” David Liu and
KKR’s new appointments include the following:
Ashish Shastry, Head of Southeast Asiaand Member of KKR, Singapore. Mr. Shastryhas more than 18 years of private equity experience and joins from Northstar Groupwhere he has served as a Managing Partner since 2011. Prior to that he was a Partner and Head of Southeast Asiaat TPG Capitalwhere he held various investment roles since 1998.
Zhen Ji, Managing Director of KKR, China. Mr. Jijoins KKR from CITIC Capitalwhere he has served as a Managing Director since 2009. Prior to that he held various investment and management roles at EQT Partners( Hong Kong), Monitor Group( Beijing), Metainternet Inc.and Microsoft Corporation.
Hyoung Seok Lim, Managing Director of KKR, Korea. Mr. Limhas over 23 years of management consulting and operational experience, including 15 years at McKinsey and Companywhere he was a Partner in its Seouloffice. Subsequently, he served in various senior management roles at LG Electronics, including Chief Operating Officer of its European operations. More recently, Mr. Limfounded Compass LKL in London, an advisory firm focused on providing cross border investment solutions for Korean investors and companies.
Rob Yang, Managing Director of KKR Real Estate, China. Mr. Yangjoined KKR earlier in the summer as a Managing Director leading KKR’s Real Estate business in Greater China. Mr. Yangwas previously with The Blackstone Group, where he was a leader of Blackstone’s Chinateam for the last nine years, helping to establish the firm’s Chinareal estate investment platform and leading a number of key transactions in Greater China.
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