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Sushil is co-head of the Investment Banking Division (IBD) in South East Asia. He is also a managing director in the Consumer Retail Group and the Mergers & Acquisitions Group in Asia Ex-Japan (AEJ), responsible for covering clients and executing transactions across the region. He serves on the AEJ IBD Operating Committee and AEJ IBD Diversity Committee. Sushil joined Goldman Sachs in 2007 as an associate in the Consumer Retail Group in New York before moving to Hong Kong in 2011. He was named managing director in 2015. Sushil earned a BSc in Finance and Information Systems from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University.
Mr. Cheong joined BPEA in 1998 and is involved in the Firm’s investments in Southeast Asia. Mr. Cheong has also been involved with the Firm’s investments in China, Korea, U.S. and India. Mr. Cheong was previously a Manager with BZW Asia for three years, where he was involved in corporate finance and M&A in the Region. Prior to that, Mr. Cheong spent three years with DBS Bank, where he was involved in credit, marketing and loan syndications.
Mr. Cheong graduated with First Class Honors in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics from the London School of Economics. He was born in Malaysia and is fluent in English and conversational in Mandarin.
Cyrus Driver is part of the Private Equity Technology business unit and cell leader for the Technology vertical based in Singapore. Is a member of the Private Equity Direct Leads Investment Committee and the Private Equity Direct Co-Investments in Technology Investment Committee as well as a member of the Board of Directors of the firm's portfolio companies CSS Corp., Guardian Early Learning and SPi Global. Cyrus has been with Partners Group since 2012, has 21 years of private equity investing experience and has served on the boards of ten portfolio companies. Prior to joining Partners Group, he worked at J.P. Morgan Partners (Private Equity, South and Southeast Asia) and Helix Investments (India Head, Private Equity). He holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
Axel Granger is a Managing Director and Head of Mergers & Acquisitions, Southeast Asia and Head of Financial Sponsors, Southeast Asia of UBS. Based in Singapore, he is responsible for leading Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) origination and execution across industries in Southeast Asia, as well as the coverage of Financial Sponsors in the region.
He has over two decades of M&A and investment banking experience, of which the last 16 years in Asia (both North and Southeast Asia).
Prior to re-joining UBS in 2021, Axel held senior M&A positions at Standard Chartered, Evercore and Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Asia. He started his investment banking career over 20 years ago at UBS where he covered the Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) industry in both Europe and Asia.
Axel graduated from ESCP Europe with a triple Master’s degree in management (UK, France and Germany).
Alex Lega leads Corporate Development / M&A activities at Acronis, a fast-growing global Cyber Protection company headquartered in Switzerland.
Acronis counts ~1600 staff worldwide, 4 R&D centres and is a Goldman Sachs investee company.
Alex is responsible for sourcing, negotiating, closing and integrating target companies which can support Acronis’ strategic vision in Cyber Protection.
Before joining Acronis, Alex was a Managing Director at Singapore-based Sterling Partners, a corporate advisory firm working with Corporates, Family Offices and Sovereign Wealth Funds with a focus on providing market entry solutions into Asia, fundraising activities and investment selection.
Prior to Sterling Partners, Alex headed Investments in family offices in Singapore where he managed in excess of US$350m on behalf of a few select Asian investors.
Prior to joining CVC in June 2016, Alvin spent over 11 years with HSBC where he was Head of Investment Banking for Southeast Asia. Prior to that, he worked for the investment banking division of Citigroup / Schroders for over 7 years in Singapore and the UK working on transactions across Asia and Europe. He started his career with the corporate finance division of Coopers & Lybrand. Alvin graduated from the London School of Economics with a BSc (Economics) degree specializing in accounting & finance and he is also a qualified Chartered Financial Analyst.
Priti has nearly 11 years experience in Corporate Development & M&A. She has managed multiple acquisitions and JV partnerships in APAC and Europe in TMT and Infrastructure space. Priti has experience in building inorganic growth strategy and managing transactions end to end starting from identifying targets, commercial and financial evaluation, analysing corporate fit, running acquisition processes, negotiating terms and building and managing integration plans.
She has managed integration projects globally and has extensive experience in post investment management. She has served as Director on Board of ~USD 4 bn Indonesian JV companies.
Priti has also served as CFO and Director of Singapore based companies.
She holds an MBA from of Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, India.
At Generali Asia, John Spence is responsible for formulating and executing mergers and acquisitions, fostering strategic alliances and partnerships and leading regional corporate development initiatives to achieve Generali’s growth targets in Asia.
Prior to joining Generali, Mr. Spence provided independent strategic advisory services for Asian cross border insurance and asset management transactions at Asian Capital Advisors and Keefe, Bruyette & Woods (KBW). At Macquarie Funds Group, he also had responsibility for Asian acquisitions and led a Korean asset management joint venture. At Manulife Financial, his region-wide responsibilities included mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnerships and wealth management. In Australia, Mr. Spence held senior executive roles at National Australia Bank and AMP.
Mr. Spence holds a Masters of Business Administration from Australian Graduate School of Management, Bachelor of Economics from Sydney University, is a Chartered Accountant, a Chartered Secretary, Senior Associate of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance, and a Certified Financial Planner. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Hong Kong Institute of Directors.
Martin is Head of Overseas Strategic Investments, in which role he supports Ping An’s group companies, particularly the technology focused ones, in overseas expansion and transactions/deals with overseas companies.
Martin joined Ping An in 2007 and has in previous roles covered M&A, private equity and other forms of overseas investments for Ping An Overseas Holding, Ping An Securities and Ping An Asset Management.
Prior to Ping An, Martin spent five years at Asian Development Bank, where he was responsible for direct investments in financial institutions and infrastructure projects, as well as for providing advice to Governments on capital markets and financial sector development.
Before ADB, Martin was a VP for the tech investment company Speed Ventures, and an Associate in Merrill Lynch’s investment banking division, in Hong Kong, Singapore and London, where he executed a variety of M&A and capital raising transactions in a range of industries and countries.
Martin holds an MSc (BA and Economics) from Stockholm School of Economics and a CEMS master from Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) in France. He is married with three children.
Anirudh has 15 years of experience across management consulting, investment banking and corporate development, with a focus on the healthcare sector. Currently, Anirudh is the Group Head for Strategy and M&A at Ramsay Sime Darby Health Care (RSDH). In this role, he is responsible for leading all investment activities, joint ventures and business partnerships to accelerate the expansion of the business operations in Asia.
Before joining RSDH, Anirudh worked with Credit Suisse in Singapore. He was a Director in the Southeast Asia Corporate Finance team and involved in the origination and execution of M&A, financing and capital market transactions. He was also responsible for leading healthcare client coverage in the Southeast Asia region. Previously, he was with Credit Suisse in New York as a Vice President in the Healthcare Investment Banking Group. Prior to Credit Suisse, Anirudh was a management consultant with PRTM / PricewaterhouseCoopers in their U.S. Life Sciences Industry Group.
Anirudh received a Master of Business Administration degree with concentrations in Finance and Accounting from The University of Chicago, Booth School of Business and earned a Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
As the APAC head of global development at RBI (brand owner of Burger King®, Popeyes® chicken and Tim Hortons® coffee backed by 3G Capital), Ryan Wei leads new market expansion efforts for the firm through partnerships with QSR operators and F&B investors.
A former founder and serial entrepreneur, Ryan spent 2020 building up one of Indonesia’s largest FMCG B2B eCommerce platforms as the Chief Strategy Officer and CFO. Prior to tech start-ups, he was the UK Managing Director / Head of China at a cross-border PE fund and M&A boutique DealGlobe Capital. Previously he was with London-based Actis PE and Swiss-headquartered Partners Group, focusing on growth equity and buyouts, plus LP fund investments first in Europe then Asia.
During early career days in Canada, he worked in Big Tech, central bank fund management and derivatives trading. Ryan graduated from London Business School and the University of Toronto with high distinction.
Stanley Yang is Executive Vice President of First Pacific and oversees the group’s corporate development and investment activities including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and other portfolio company initiatives. Prior to joining First Pacific in 2013, Mr. Yang worked at Deutsche Bank where he led investment banking coverage for the diversified industrials sector in Asia. He also previously served as a director in Deutsche Bank’s mergers and acquisitions department, where he advised clients on transactions in Asia and the United States. Mr. Yang began his career in New York where he gained transaction experience in principal investments and investment banking. He received a BSc degree in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.