Driving operational excellence across Asian private equity

As the world adjusts to a new reality due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the PEI Value Creation Forum: Asia on 3 December gives operational professionals and C-Suite executives from across Asia the opportunity to come together and emerge from 2020 in a stronger operational position than ever before.

Discover the optimized PortCo operating strategies key to driving high exit valuations utilised by operational trailblazers across Asia to deliver on your firm’s vision in this unprecedented time.

As the Asian leg of PEI’s industry-leading Operating Partners series, the Forum is a must-attend for anyone driving value in private equity and venture capital portfolio companies.

What to expect at the Value Creation Forum

Key strategic insights in value creation

Exclusive influential panels on operational excellence and value-creation with pioneering operations executives in Asia.

Networking opportunity with top value creators

Be at the forefront of the operational excellence discussion in Asia and discover how to thrive in the “new normal”.

Build the most operationally efficient portfolio

Learn from senior decision-makers on how to drive value and how to deliver on your firm’s vision in the current climate.

Who to expect at the Value Creation Forum

Value Creation Forum: Asia brings together the elite of the operational side of private equity in Asia, with the speaking faculty featuring the most forward-thinking minds on value creation. Discussions range from human capital through robotic value creation, from choosing the right operating model to efficiently using the value creation function pre-acquisition.

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2020 Sponsors

Coronavirus (COVID-19) statement


That these are challenging times is plain for all to see. We hope you are keeping safe and well as “business as usual” is taking a new shape. Like you perhaps, we’re working out what that looks like.

The well-being of our customers, partners and our personnel is foremost, which is why we are monitoring developments closely with the latest guidance from local and national authorities and the World Health Organization (WHO) as it relates to travel to, and participation in, our events. Further information regarding the virus, best practice hygiene advice and travel recommendations can be found on the WHO website.

At this time, we expect the PEI Value Creation Forum: Asia will run as scheduled on 3 December at Grand Hyatt Singapore.

You can secure your place at the conference today to take advantage of the savings available. We are committed to providing the PEI community with safe access to our industry-leading community and content this December, as well as digital access leading up to and during the conference. Secure your place today to gain maximum benefit.

For any further inquiries, please contact our customer services team on +852 2153 3844 or at asiaevents@peimedia.com.

For any enquiries on the 2020 programme, please contact Helen Sanders at helen.s@peimedia.com.

Day 1
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Day 1 - Thursday 3rd

Thursday, 3 December 2020
08:00 - 09:00

Registration and coffee

09:00 - 09:20

Welcome from PEI and Chair's opening remarks

09:20 - 09:40

Keynote address: Building portcos that can weather any storm

09:40 - 10:20

Panel: Hit the ground running – value creation for Y1 growth

  • Taking advantage of the diligence window: combining growth planning with risk assessment
  • What can private equity learn from venture capital about value creation; and vice versa?
  • What the best 100 day plans look like and how to gain buy-in
  • Optimizing your strategy for year-one growth
10:20 - 10:40

Case Study: AI, machine learning and automation to accelerate value creation

10:40 - 11:00

Networking refreshments

11:00 - 12:30

Discussion groups

Dynamic, closed-door sessions for stakeholder subsets to enable open discussion and problem solving



Designed for Operating Partners and Portfolio Managers to tackle the biggest challenges you face today from planning through to pay.

Topics include:

  • 100 day planning best practice
  • Driving customer equity
  • Pricing strategies to drive profitability
  • Business risk modelling and mitigation
  • Aligning incentives with performance


A space for fund CFOs & COOs to take a deep dive into internal operational efficiencies & the role of the C-suite in PortCo management.

Topics include:

  • Creating value at the fund level
  • Engagement in the value creation process
  • Structuring and incentivising the team: success-ownership
  • Working with PortCos on cost modelling


Leveraging technology advancements to drive transformative value creation and operational efficiencies at the PortCo level.

Topics include:

  • Organic vs strategic digital transformation
  • Cross-portfolio data strategies
  • Data in due diligence: X and O
  • Automation
  • Working with data and tech in B2B vs B2C


What are the biggest issues facing CEOs today? Crisis management was a big theme in 2020.. what should the PortCo CEO expect in 2021?

Topics include:

  • Driving value post-crisis
  • Aligning with the PM to create value
  • Getting the people and culture right
  • Transferable skills across sectors and industries
12:30 - 13:30

Networking lunch

13:30 - 14:10

Panel: Carving out the role of the operating partner

  • Why you need an operating partner, the role of the operating team: generating momentum and measuring their value add,
  • Integrating operating partners and value creation teams into incentivisation and team structure
  • Building your supplementary network: Functionalists, generalists and consultants
  • Specialists vs generalists: Which fit your strategy and resources?
14:10 - 14:30

Case Study: Building a scalable operating platform

14:30 - 15:10

Panel: Driving value through supply chain optimisation

  • Creating e2e efficiencies
  • Using simulations
  • Adding ESG considerations into the mix
15:10 - 15:40

Networking Refreshments

15:40 - 16:20

Case Studies: Views from private equity

  • Navigating the unique challenges of special situations and turnarounds
  • Working with late growth stage management to assemble and retain high performance teams
16:20 - 17:00

Case Studies: Views from venture capital

  • Understanding tech firms and their unique value creation challenges
  • Working with early growth stage management to assemble and retain high performance teams
17:00 - 17:40

Panel: Maintaining value creation momentum through to exit

  • The value creation/operating team’s involvement in the valuation process
  • Driving growth to exit and beyond
  • Preparing the company and management for exit to minimise disruption
17:40 - 18:40

Chair’s closing remarks followed by networking

Driving value creation in Asia's private equity markets

The PEI Value Creation Forum: Asia is the premier meeting place to connect you with operating partners and senior-executives in Asia, driving value and deliver top-line growth across your portfolio companies.

Key discussion points will focus on:

  • Private equity portfolio performance post COVID-19 and how to prepare for 2021 from an operational standpoint
  • Best practice in carving out the Operating Partner role
  • Working with the PE/VC CEO
  • What the best 100-day plans look like and how to gain buy-in
  • Next-gen value creation: Unlocking value through digital transformationand much more…

Why Value Creation is important

Value creation should be the key priority from day one day for dealmakers

Research has found that over 61% of dealmakers think if they were to do their deal again, they would prioritise value creation earlier.

The A-Z of Value Creation

Key Content includes-

  • Harnessing the potential of digital
  • Enhancing the value of due diligence
  • The human capital challenge for private equity firms
  • Reaping the benefits of RPA

and more…

Interested in speaking at the Forum? Please contact Helen Sanders at helen.s@peimedia.com.

2019 speakers

James Ahn

Managing Director, CD&R (Asia)

James Ahn (“Jimmy”) is currently Managing Director, Head of Asia at Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (“CD&R”), a New York-based global private equity firm with over $30 billion in assets managed on behalf of institutional investors since 1978. Jimmy spearhea… Read full bio

Carlos M. Aquino

Managing Director, CMA Pacific Partners (HK)

Carlos M. Aquino brings 33 years of operating and advisory roles with academy companies focused on M&A, corporate governance, revenue optimization, supply chain management, and enterprise IT.  He also brings 20+ years of cumulative Board experien… Read full bio

Roshini Bakshi

Managing Director, Everstone Capital Asia

Roshini is Managing Director, Private Equity at Everstone Capital Asia Pte based out of Singapore. Her role includes evaluating new opportunities, including thematic strategies and driving operating improvement in portfolio companies in the areas of… Read full bio

Brian Bunker

Partner and Managing Director Asia, Riverside Asia Partners

Brian joined Riverside in 2008 and established the Asia Strategy Group in Hong Kong which helps portfolio companies penetrate Asian markets, find add-ons and identify exit opportunities. Prior to joining the Firm, Brian spent five years at Danaher se… Read full bio

Tak Wai Chung

Partner and Head of Hong Kong, Mid Market Asia, EQT Partners Singapore

Mr. Tak Wai Chung has been with EQT since 2009 and is a Board member of several EQT-invested companies including Dataflow Group, ELEVATE, ILA Vietnam and Nexon. Prior to joining EQT Partners, Tak Wai was with Lehman Brothers in investment banking and… Read full bio

Sean Epstein

SVP and Global Head, SAP Private Equity

Sean Epstein is SVP and Global Head of the SAP Private Equity. His team handles all strategic partnerships and initiatives with Private Equity funds, Institutional Investors, & Family Offices and helps drive portfolio companies’ success throughout th… Read full bio

Khim-Hui Heng

Senior Director, Portfolio Management and Monitoring, Ekuinas

Khim-Hui leads the portfolio management and monitoring team at EKUINAS, a mid-market Malaysia focused fund with ~USD 1B under management. Since joining in 2013, he has partnered with CEOs and Senior Management of portfolio companies in the Manufactur… Read full bio

Abhishek Kapur

Director, KKR Capstone US

Abhishek Kapur (Singapore) joined KKR Capstone in London in 2011 and currently leads the team in South East Asia. He has primarily been involved with KKR portfolio companies Avincis Group, Cognita, Goodpack, Japfa, Northgate, RigNet, and KKR's Specia… Read full bio

Sachin Khandewal

Managing Director and Head of Portfolio Management, NewQuest Capital

Sachin is a Managing Director at NewQuest Capital Partners, and leads the firm’s Indian operations. In addition to evaluating new investment opportunities, Sachin is responsible for portfolio management (India and SE Asia) wherein he works closely wi… Read full bio

Brian Lau

Managing Director, ShawKwei & Partners

Mr. Lau is Managing Director and Partner at ShawKwei & Partners. He is involved in all aspects of deal flow & investments and leverages his operating, sales and strategy background to manage portfolio companies at the board level. He is a member of t… Read full bio

Shane Lauf

Principal, Permira Advisers

Shane is a member of the Portfolio Group. His primary focus is on value creation in the Asia portfolio and diligence of new investment opportunities from an operational perspective. Prior to joining Permira, Shane worked for KKR Capstone for 6 years,… Read full bio

Adam Le

News Editor, Private Equity International

Adam Le is the News Editor for PEI Media's private equity publications, overseeing the flow of global news and analysis for PrivateEquityInternational.com as well as sister title Secondaries Investor. Based in London, Adam works closely with private… Read full bio

Henry Lin

Chief Executive Officer, Linnovate Partners

An experienced fintech entrepreneur, Henry is the Founder and CEO of Linnovate Partners: a leading next-generation asset service provider for fund administration, portfolio monitoring and entrepreneurial services. Linnovate Partners is leading the te… Read full bio

Eugene Ong

Director and Head of Business Development Asia, IHS Markit

Eugene Ong is Director and Head of Business Development Asia for the private markets division of IHS Markit. He works with leading global General Partners and Limited Partners to provide software and services to enhance data collection, portfolio mon… Read full bio

Oliver Rippel

Co-founder and Partner, Asia Partners

Mr. Rippel joined Asia Partners as a Founding Partner. Previously he was the CEO of B2C e-commerce for Naspers, which included all e-tail, marketplace, and travel operations globally. Mr. Rippel led all of Naspers’ investments in Flipkart, where he s… Read full bio

Anubhav Saxena

Executive Vice President and Chief of Global Alliances, Automation Anywhere

Anubhav leads the company’s partnership programs for advisories, technology and service providers, including value added reseller alliances worldwide. He brings more than 20 years of experience to this role being responsible for strategy, enablement… Read full bio

Silvio Struebi

Partner, Simon-Kucher & Partners

Silvio is a Partner in the Singapore & Hong Kong offices and heads the company’s banking operations in APAC. He has over 12 years of consulting experience in providing strategy and pricing consulting to various national and international wealth m… Read full bio

Emmett Thomas

Senior Partner, Head of Asia, Advantage Partners

Emmett leads the firm's activities in Asia ex-Japan. Advantage Partners is one of the leading Private Equity firms in North Asia, having invested over US$3.0 billion in more than 75 companies over the last 20 years. Emmett has led investments for Adv… Read full bio

Robin Tyrangiel

Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Asense

Robin Tyrangiel is the founder of Asense, a technology powered firm focused on the alternatives assets industry. With over 13 years experience in private markets and corporate development, Robin has worked with hundreds of institutions globally. As a… Read full bio

Menno Veeneklaas

Chief Operating Partner, Allegro Funds

Menno is Chief Operating Partner with Allegro Funds, a mid-market private equity fund which specialises in hands-on turnaround investing. Allegro Funds has A$1.1 billion of FUM and currently manages a portfolio of 11 companies with a team of 15 inves… Read full bio

Vivian Wan

Managing Director, TPG Capital

Vivian Wan is with TPG Capital as Managing Director, Head of Human Capital for Asia Pacific. Based in Hong Kong, Vivian leads the Human Capital agenda of TPG’s portfolio companies in Asia. Over the past 8 years, she has been working closely with over… Read full bio

Mike Zhang

Operating Partner, Portfolio Management, Olympus Capital

Mike Zhang is Operating Partner with Olympus Capital. He is responsible for portfolio management and works closely with the senior management of portfolio companies to drive value creation and realization. He also involves in deal sourcing, evaluatio… Read full bio
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