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Event Date Tue Nov 16 HKT - Thu Nov 18 HKT (in about 1 month)
In your timezone (EDT): Mon Nov 15 7:00pm - Thu Nov 18 4:00am
Location Hong Kong
Region APAC

The 33rd annual AVCJ Asian Private Equity & Venture Forum connected the private equity and venture capital community for three days of insightful presentations, thought-provoking discussions and online interaction.

Despite being virtual this year, the AVCJ Forum remains the leading event for the private market’s community in Asia, and brought together a record-breaking 1,430 senior professionals, including 745 LPs from 40 countries to hear the latest industry developments and discuss strategies from 147 speakers from across Asia, Europe and North America.

This year’s conference featured timely and relevant topics including: the outlook for the global and Asian private markets, how Asian buyout firms stay successful, the global and Asian LP’s view on Asia, as well as, insights into how Asian GPs deliver more in-depth value creation in a COVID-19 environment, and the current options for exits of Asian investments.


2021 Speakers


Kewsong Lee
Chief Executive Officer, The Carlyle Group


Anthony Kerwick
Managing Director, Adamantem Capital

Fred Chung
Partner & Head of Credit Underwriting, Private Credit, Adams Street Partners

Yar-Ping Soo
Partner, Adams Street Partners

Ben Hart
Partner & Head of Investor Relations (Asia), Adams Street Partners

Richard Folsom
Representative Partner, Advantage Partners

Katsuya Baba
Partner, Chief Administrative Officer, Advantage Partners

Kok Yew Tang
Founding Chairman and Managing Partner, Affinity Equity Partners

Nainesh Jaisingh
Founding Partner and Chief Executive Officer, Affirma Capital

Steve Moseley
Deputy CIO and Head of Private Markets, Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation

Andress Goh
Chief Investment Officer of ACP Private Equity & Head of Private Equity, Asia Pacific, Allianz Capital Partners

Oliver Stratton
Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal Asia Limited

Edwin Wong
Managing Partner & Chief Executive Officer, Ares SSG Capital Management (Hong Kong) Limited

Tim Burroughs
Managing Editor, Asian Venture Capital Journal

Anil Gorthy
Senior Portfolio Manager, Avenue Capital Group

Jenny Newmarch
Senior Portfolio Manager for Private Equity, Aware Super

Wen Tan
Founder & CEO, Azimuth Asset Consulting

Kiki Yang
Partner and Co-head, APAC Private Equity Practice, Bain & Company

Barnaby Lyons
Managing Director and Head of Asia, Bain Capital Credit Asia

David Gross-loh
Managing Director and Managing Partner, Asia Region, Bain Capital Llc

Kanchan Jain
Managing Director, Head of India Credit, Baring Private Equity Asia

Jean Eric Salata
Chief Executive and Founding Partner, Baring Private Equity Asia

Ben Gray
Founding Partner, BGH Capital

Ted Goldthorpe
Partner, Head of BC Partners Credit, BC Partners

Mark Hersee
Partner, BC Partners

Chris Leahy
Managing Director, Blackpeak

Amit Dixit
Co-head of Asia Acquisitions and Head of India, Blackstone Private Equity

Ashish Fafadia
Partner, Blume Ventures

Jim Pittman
Executive Vice President and Global Head of Private Equity, British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (BCI)

Scott Chan
Deputy Chief Investment Officer, California State Teachers’ Retirement System

Kathy Xu
Founder, Capital Today Group

Xiang-dong Yang
Managing Director and Chairman, Carlyle Asia

Greg Belonogoff
Principal, Carval Investors

James D. Ahn
Managing Director, CD&R (ASIA) LLC

Stuart Schonberger
Founding Partner, CDH Investments

Hamilton Tang
Managing Director, CDIB Capital Group

Anne Wang
Chief Investment Officer and Managing Partner, Cedarlake Capital

Eric Li
Founder and Managing Partner, Chengwei Capital

Ashley Menezes
Partner & COO, Chryscapital

Sanjay Kukreja
Partner and Chief Investment Officer, Chryscapital

Yichen Zhang
Founder, Chairman and CEO, Citic Capital Holdings Limited

Eric Xin
Senior Managing Director and Managing Partner, Citic Capital Partners

Megumi Kiyozuka
President & Representative Director, CLSA Capital Partners Japan KK

Francois Aguerre
Partner, Co-Head of Origination, Coller Capital

Robert W. van Zwieten
Managing Director, Asia-Pacific, Convergence

Matthew Bartus
Partner and Global Co-Chair of Emerging Companies and Venture Capital Practice Group, Cooley LLP

Will Cai
Partner, Head of Asia Capital Markets, Cooley LLP

Pang Lee
Partner, Cooley LLP

Ferish Patel
Partner in Charge – Singapore, Cooley LLP

Henry Yin
Partner, Cooley LLP

Xun Zeng
Partner, Cooley LLP

James Riney
Founding Partner & CEO, Coral Capital

Henry Cornell
Senior Partner, Cornell Capital

Jeremy Stevenson
Managing Director, Legal & Risk, CPE Capital

Alvin Lam
Principal, CVC Capital Partners

Ira Ehrenpreis
Managing Partner, DBL Partners

Melisa Irene
Partner, East Ventures

Jaideep Das
Partner and Global M&A Lead, ERM

Suneel G. Kaji
Managing Director, Everstone Capital

Rich Itri
Senior Vice President, Professional Services, Eze Castle Integration

Paul Caldwell
Partner, Farallon

Frank Tang
Chairman and CEO, Fountainvest Partners

Alicia Gregory
Head of Private Equity, Future Fund

Gopal Jain
Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Gaja Capital

Jenny Lee
Managing Partner, GGV Capital

Emre Hidekazu Yuasa
Director, Globis Capital Partners

Shinichi Takamiya
Managing Partner, Globis Capital Partners

Michael Lints
Partner, Golden Gate Ventures

Maurice Gordon
Senior Managing Director, Head of Private Equity , Guardian Life Insurance of America

Juan Delgado-moreira
Vice Chairman, Hamilton Lane

Tomoko Kitao
Managing Director, Hamilton Lane

Xiaying Zhang
Head of Singapore, Hamilton Lane

Hemal Mirani
Managing Director, Harbourvest Partners (Asia) Limited

Kelvin Yap
Managing Director, Hong Kong, Harbourvest Partners (Asia) Limited

Martin Yung
Principal, Harbourvest Partners (Asia) Limited

Anson Law
Market Development Division External Department, Hong Kong Monetary Authority

Edmond Lau
Senior Executive Director, Hong Kong Monetary Authority

Jacob Chiu
Managing Director, HQ Capital

Vicky Hu
Director, HQ Capital Asia

Hae-Joon Joseph Lee
Partner & Chief Investment Officer, IMM Private Equity

JP Gan
Founding Partner, Ince Capital

Reijiro Yamamoto
Founding Partner, Integral

Huai Fong Chew
Regional Lead for the East Asia & the Pacific PE Funds team, International Finance Corporation

Tadashi Nishizawa
Director, Private Equity Investment, Japan Post Bank

Tetsuro Onitsuka
Head of Special Situations and Managing Director of Buyout, Japan Post Investment Corporation

Erhai Liu
Founding & Managing Partner, Joy Capital

Gregory R. Hara
Chief Executive and Managing Partner and Chairman of the Investment Committee, J-star Co., Ltd

Brian Dillard
Managing Director and Head of Asia, KKR

Kapil Kirpalani
Director and Chief Compliance Officer, KKR

Patrick Cowley
Principal, KPMG

Matt Crane
Director, Value Creation, ASPAC Centre of Excellence, KPMG

Jin Man Kim
Head of Transaction Services, KPMG

Wee Hwee Teo
Head of Real Asset and Asset Management (Tax), KPMG

Andrew Thompson
Head of Deal Advisory (Singapore & Indonesia), Head of Private Equity (ASPAC), KPMG

Kirk M. Beaton
Partner, Lexington Partners

Tim Huang
Partner, Lexington Partners

Wilson S. Warren
President, Lexington Partners

Doug Coulter
Partner, LGT Capital Partners

Akshay Bhushan
Partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners

Judith Li
Partner, Lilly Asia Ventures

Nick Milnes
Director, Asia Private Equity, Metlife Investment Management

Pamela Fung
Executive Director, Portfolio Manager for Asia Pacific, Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners

Ruomu Li
Partner, Morrison & Foerster

Amit Kataria
Partner, Morrison & Foerster

Paul Christopher
Managing Partner, Mourant

Mounir Guen
Chief Executive Officer, Mvision Private Equity Advisers

Ashish Patil
CFO & COO, Nalanda Capital Pte Ltd

Nicholas Bloy
Managing Partner, Navis Capital Partners

Bonnie Lo
Partner & COO, Newquest Capital Partners

Wanli Min
Founder and CEO, North Summit Capital

Chee-Yann Wong
Managing Director, Northstar

Niren Shah
Managing Director, Head of NVP India, Norwest Venture Partners

Jun Tsusaka
CEO, CIO and Chairperson of the ESG Committee, NSSK

Tony Jiang
Co-Founder and Partner, Ocean Link

J. David Enriquez
Head of Private Equity, Bureau of Asset Management, Office of New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer

Michelle Deaker
Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Oneventures

Raju Ruparelia
Managing Director, Direct Investing, Private Capital, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan

Shane Chesson
Partner, Openspace Ventures

Jay Kim
Partner, Orchestra Private Equity

Matt Robinson
Director, Pacific Equity Partners

Weijian Shan
Chairman and CEO, PAG

Mark Valadao
Managing Director, Pagoda Capital

Alex Wilmerding
Partner, Pantheon Ventures

Shane Lauf
Principal, Permira

Marcus Simpson
Founder, PMGS Global

Max Chen
Partner, Primavera Capital

Nisa Leung
Managing Partner, Qiming Venture Partners

Justin Ryan
Managing Partner, Quadrant Private Equity

Markus A. Federle
Senior Managing Director - General Counsel and Head of Group Compliance, Samena Capital

Justin Lo
Senior Portfolio Manager - Private Equity, San Francisco Employees’ Retirement System

Kyle Shaw
Founder and Managing Partner, Shawkwei & Partners

Tushar Roy
Partner, Square Peg

Suzanne Tavill
Global Head of Responsible Investing and Partner, Stepstone

Maria Guo
Investment Manager, Private Markets, Sunsuper

Mark Chiba
Group Chairman & Partner, The Longreach Group

Thomas Lenehan
Deputy Chief Investment Officer, The Rockefeller University

Mohit Ralhan
Managing Partner & CIO, TIW Private Equity

Jim Adler
Managing Director and Board Member, Toyota AI Ventures

Ganen Sarvananthan
Co-Managing Partner, TPG Capital Asia

T.j. Kono
Partner, Unison Capital

Tatsuo Kawasaki
Founding Partner, Unison Capital

Ehud Levy
Managing Partner, Canaan Partners Israel; Venture Partner; Lenovo Capital

Jeffrey Chi
Managing Director and Vice Chairman, Vickers Venture Partners

Chulmin Lee
Managing Partner, VIG Partners

Bill Li
Managing Director, Walden International

Jesper Koll
Senior Adviser, Wisdomtree Investments

Boyu Hu
Founder, XVC

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Sponsors

• Affinity Equity Partners
• Bain Capital
• BC Partners
• Carlyle
• Citic Capital
• Lexington Partners


• Adamantem Capital
• Alvarez & Marsal
• CDIB Capital Group
• Coller Capital
• Hahn & Company
• HQ Capital
• Joy Capital
• Madison India Capital
• North Summit Capital
• Ocean Link
• Pagoda Capital
• ShawKwei & Partners
• The Longreach Group
• Unison Capital

• Morrison Foerster

• EzeCastle
• Mourant

• Global Capital Partners
• Openspace Ventures
• Vickers Venture Partners

• Cooley

• Adam Street
• Harbour Vest
• LGT Capital Partners

• Alvarez & Marsal
• Baker McKenzie

• Affinity Equity Partners