Global executive, entrepreneur, analyst and investment professional with deep experience across education, consumer and technology businesses. Over two decades of on-ground activity in the US, Asia and Emerging Markets. President at Versatile PhD, a leading career technology platform for US-based research universities and graduate students. Partner at Educated Ventures working on M&A and capital raise assignments. Founder at Edunomix, a research and advisory firm focused on EMs.
Represented client engagements ranging from Fortune 500 companies to leading universities and global investment funds. Previously was VP of Corporate Development for Asia at Apollo Global, a $1 billion education venture formed in 2007 by Apollo Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: APOL) and Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) with operations in 14 countries. Prior to this was a Partner at Lotus Asset Management Limited, a Hong Kong-based hedge fund and alternative investment firm, conducting investment research across Asia and Australia. Spent early career in the Asia-Pacific working in senior corporate finance and equity research positions at Peregrine Investments Holdings Limited based in Beijing, Seoul and Hong Kong. Toiled as a trade economist with KOTRA, a Korean government agency.
Member of the Pacific Council on International Policy, an affiliate of the Council on Foreign Relations. Educated at Columbia University (M.I.A, International Economics), Peking University, Nanjing University and UCLA (B.A. Economics).