Driving operational excellence across Asian private equity

Join APAC’s leading community of operating partners and c-suite executives at the 4th annual Value Creation Forum: Asia on 29 November.

Discover the keys to boosting value creation in private equity portfolios, share the latest best practices, and gain sector and functional expertise to drive high exit valuations. Key themes include:

  • Crucial value drivers for your portfolio growth
  • How to optimize the resources, operation, and due diligence process?
  • How to maintain the momentum throughout the exit to the new cycle?
  • And much more.

Maximise portfolio value creation throughout the year

Strategic insight

Exclusive panels on operational excellence and value-creation with pioneering executives from across Asia.

Face-to-face networking

Join intimate discussions with peers to understand how to thrive in post-pandemic.

Influence value creation models

Compare best practices with Asia’s leading value creation community and forge a path forward for the region.

Upcoming meetings

21 June

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28 September

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23 November

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Members of our community include:

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Our attendees include:

Abax Global Capital
Advantage Partners
Advent Partners
Affinity Equity Partners
Allegro Funds
Anchorage Capital Partners
Archipelago Capital Partners
Blue Ocean Capital Group
Catalyst Investments
CDIB Capital International
CDIB Private Equity
Centrum Capital
Centurium Capital
China Merchants Capital
ClearVue Partners
COPE Private Equity
CVC Capital Partners
CX Partners
Elite Partners Capital
EMR Capital
EQT Partners Asia
Gaorong Capital
Hamblin Watsa Investment Counsel
HPEF Capital Partners
IHS Markit
Inventus Capital Partners
Investment Catalyst Fund
Kalaari Capital
Kerogen Capital
Khazanah Nasional
LeapFrog Investments
NewQuest Capital Partners
Nippon Sangyo Suishin Kiko
Operating Partners
Orios Venture Partners
Pacific Equity Partners
Permira Advisers
Piramal Enterprises
Principle Capital
Quadria Capital
Saratoga Capital
ShawKwei & Partners
ShoreVest Partners
Simon-Kucher & Partners
True North
Val Capital Private
View Capital Advisors
Vista Equity Partners
Welking Capital



The Value Creation Forum: Asia brings together APAC’s elite private equity operational experts. The speaking faculty features the most forward-thinking minds on value creation in the region and across the globe.
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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What our attendees say

Irwin Lim

Operating Partner, Novo Tellus Capital Partners

The speakers shared great experiences in the jobs as operating partners.

Menno Veeneklaas

General Operating Partner, Allegro Funds

The Forum offered operational professionals a very relevant, broad range of panel discussions with experienced Asian OPs speakers as well as professional servic…

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Peter Colman

Partner, Simon-Kucher & Partners

Useful event to meet existing and new Operating Partner contacts!

2021 key highlights

Get a taste of how the Responsible Investment Forum: Asia looked last year.

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Key trends our speakers will cover at the Forum

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Interested in speaking at the Forum? Please contact Rida Shaikh at rida.s@peimedia.com.

2021 Speakers

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David Fernando Audy

Operating Partner, East Ventures

David is currently the Operating Partner at East Ventures. His role is to work together with tech founders and team in managing various aspects of their business and value creation. He has 19 years experience in various industries, from e-commerce to… Read full bio

Roshini Bakshi

Managing Director, Everstone Capital Asia

Roshini is a 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 o… Read full bio
Simon Brott Cerberus Australia

Simon Brott

Operating Partner, Cerberus Australia

Simon Brott is an Operating Partner for Cerberus Operations and Advisory (COAC) and leads portfolio company management and operational diligence in Australia and NZ. He joined Cerberus in 2018 as part of its entry into the Australian market. Prior to… 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
Sui Ling Cheah Wavemaker

Sui Ling Cheah

Operating Partner, Wavemaker Partners

Sui Ling is Operating Partner at Wavemaker, a B2B and deep tech focused early stage venture capital fund where she is responsible for helping the mature companies in Wavemaker’s portfolio with business development, follow-on financing and eventual ex… Read full bio
Heang Chhor Qualgro

Heang Chhor

Founder and Managing Partner, Qualgro

Heang is the Founder and Managing Partner of Qualgro (2015), a Southeast Asian Venture Capital firm, based in Singapore. He has led many investments in Data/AI and SaaS, at Seed to Series B, and has helped our portfolio companies grow regionally and… Read full bio
Gilbert Chuabio Warburg Pincus

Gilbert Chuabio

Senior Director, Digital Strategy and Innovation, Warburg Pincus

Gilbert Chuabio is based in Singapore, and joined the firm in 2020 and serves as a Senior Director, responsible for evaluating technology companies that are building technology products and helping portfolio companies further refine their product arc… Read full bio
Amit Dalmia, Blackstone Private Equity

Amit Dalmia

Operating Partner, Blackstone Private Equity

Amit Dalmia is a Operating Partner in the Private Equity group and heads portfolio operations in India. Since joining Blackstone in 2010, Mr. Dalmia has primarily been involved in building businesses, creating value across portfolio companies and lea… Read full bio
Paul DeMand ShawKwei & Partners

Paul DeMand

Managing Director, ShawKwei & Partners

Paul is a Managing Director of ShawKwei & Partners responsible for expanding investment opportunities and managing portfolio companies in Asia, Europe, and North America. Paul has over 30 years’ experience managing businesses in the automotive, e… Read full bio

Louise Fordham

Special Projects Editor, PEI Media

Louise Fordham is a Special Projects Editor at PEI, based in the firm’s London office. Louise works across Private Equity International’s supplements, which encompass special reports, awards and surveys. Prior to joining PEI in early 2020, Louise spe… Read full bio

Gurpreet Ghuliani

Operating Partner, Telstra Ventures

Gurpreet is the Operating Partner for Telstra Ventures . With over 25 years global experience across industries IT & Telecommunications, managed services, ecommerce and investment banking , he leverages all to ensure success for his portfolio. Pr… Read full bio
Jie Gong Pantheon

Jie Gong

Partner, Pantheon

Jie is a Partner in Pantheon’s Asia Investment Team and a member of the ESG Committee and Inclusion & Diversity Committee. Jie joined Pantheon from Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners’ private equity fund of funds group, where she was… Read full bio

David Gowdey

Managing Partner, Jungle Ventures

David Gowdey is the Managing Partner at Jungle Ventures, a Singapore based venture capital firm focused on internet and technology investments in SE Asia and India. He represents Jungle on the boards of Pomelo, Kredivo, Sociolla, Kiotviet, Saltmine a… Read full bio

Jessica Huang Pouleur

Executive Director, Openspace

At Openspace, Jessica leads OSV+, our mid-stage growth fund as well as having a leadership role in the investment team. She has over 14 years of growth- and late-stage investment and corporate strategy experience across Asia Pacific. Her previous rol… Read full bio

Alvin Lam

Principal, CVC Capital Partners

Mr. Alvin Lam is an operating partner with CVC Capital Partners. Alvin joined CVC in 2005. Prior to joining CVC, Alvin was a Principal with the Boston Consulting Group’s Greater China practice and worked for Philip Morris International in a regional… Read full bio
Chris Lerner, MSA Capital

Chris Lerner

Managing Partner, MSA Capital

Chris serves as a Managing Partner at MSA where he oversees the firm’s operations, strategy, and capital formation. Chris has over 20 years of experience in corporate finance, strategic planning, and private markets investments. He has completed inve… Read full bio
Lucia Li, Bain & Company

Lucia Li

Partner, Beijing, Bain & Company

Lucia Li is a partner based in Bain & Company’s Beijing office. She is an expert in the firm’s Private Equity, Advanced Manufacturing & Services and Energy & Natural Resources practices. Since joining Bain in 2005, Lucia has conducted com… Read full bio
Stella Li Northern Light Venture Capital

Stella Li

Operating Partner/Chief Legal Officer, Northern Light Venture Capital

Ms. Stella Li joined Northern Light Venture Capital since 2015, overseeing the firm’s financial and legal operations. Stella also takes part in managing NLVC’s strategic listed equity portfolios, particularly on A Share stock market. Stella has almos… Read full bio
Wei Lin, KMPG

Wei Lin

Partner, Global Strategy Group, KPMG China

Wei leads the Strategy practice in Shanghai and the Integration & Separation Advisory practice nationally. He specialises in strategy development and execution supporting growth, market entry, mergers & acquisitions and turn-around situations… Read full bio

Alex Lynn

Asia editor, Private Equity International

Alex Lynn is Asia editor for Private Equity International in Hong Kong, where he’s responsible for breaking news, commentary and analysis of the Asia-Pacific private equity markets. Alex previously spent two years covering EMEA private equity markets… Read full bio

Shantanu Mukerji

SPAC Investor, Aspirational Consumer Lifestyle Corporation

Shantanu is a senior investment professional & SPAC Investor with extensive investing and operating experience in different parts of Asia. His experience extends to all aspects of the investment cycle including origination, transaction execution,… Read full bio
Swee Ting Pan JAFCO Asia

Swee Ting Pan

Managing Director, Head of China, JAFCO Asia

Swee Ting is based in Shanghai and currently manages all China investment activities for JAFCO Asia. Swee Ting joined JAFCO Asia since 2008 and has over thirteen years of direct investment experience in the China technology sector with proven exits s… Read full bio

Oliver Rippel

Co-founder and Partner, Asia Partners

Mr. Rippel is the Co-founder and Partner of Asia Partners, a private equity firm focused on the next generation of high-growth technology companies in Southeast Asia. Previously he was the CEO of B2C E-commerce for Naspers, which included all e-tail,… Read full bio
Snehal Shah, PEI Media

Snehal Shah

Reporter, New Private Markets, PEI Media

Snehal Shah is a reporter for New Private Markets, PEI Media’s sustainability-focused publication. She covers ESG, sustainability and impact investments including investors’ allocations and policies; managers’ investment strategies and ESG and divers… Read full bio
Raj Sundar, PAG

Raj Sundar

Executive Director (Operations), PAG

Raj is an Executive Director with PAG Asia Capital, based in Singapore. He leads value creation efforts with several of PAG’s portfolio companies across Asia-Pacific. He is also a key member of the ESG committee for PAG’s Private Equity strategy. Raj… Read full bio
Hendra Tandi, Partners Group

Hendra Tandi

Vice President, PE Technology Asia, Partners Group

Hendra Tandi is an Vice President at Partners Group focused on TMT investments and value creation in the APAC region. He has more than 13 years of experience in both investing and operating roles within TMT vertical. Prior to joining Partners Group i… Read full bio
Hsien-Hui Tong, SGInnovate

Hsien-Hui Tong

Executive Director – Investments, SGInnovate

Hsien-Hui brings with him in-depth knowledge and experience in the Business Development and Venture Capital spaces across Australia, Europe, Singapore and the US. As the Executive Director, Investments, Hsien-Hui leads SGInnovate's investments effort… Read full bio
Angela Toy Golden Gate Ventures

Angela Toy

Partner, Portfolio Growth, Golden Gate Ventures

Angela Toy is Partner, Portfolio Growth at Golden Gate Ventures, a venture capital firm investing in early stage internet and mobile related companies in Southeast Asia. Angela has worked in financial institutions in areas ranging from audit assuranc… Read full bio

Chris Tran

Managing Partner, CapConnect

Over a career spanning two decades Chris has financed, sold, advised, been an independent expert or served on the board to over 100 private or public companies in Southeast Asia and Australia.
Ananya Tripathi, KKR Capstone

Ananya Tripathi

Director, KKR Capstone

Ananya Tripathi is a Director with KKR Capstone. She leads the teams value-creation efforts across KKR India’s private equity portfolio companies cutting across industries including education, healthcare and industrials. Prior to joining KKR Capstone… Read full bio

Jun Tsusaka

CEO, CIO and Chairman of ESG Committee, NSSK

Jun Tsusaka is a Founding Partner, CEO and CIO of Nippon Sangyo Suishin Kiko Ltd. (NSSK),an investment firm established in 2014 and focused on Japan’ s middle market. He is also the Chairman of the NSSK ESG, Diversity and Inclusion Committee. NSSK cu… Read full bio

Anis Uzzaman

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Pegasus Tech Ventures

Anis Uzzaman, Ph.D. is the Founder and CEO of Pegasus Tech Ventures. With over US$2.0 billion under Pegasus Tech Ventures’ management, Anis is responsible for overall global investments and operations of the firm. Anis also serves as the Chairman of… Read full bio

Menno Veeneklaas

General Operating Partner, Allegro Funds

Menno is a General Operating Partner with Allegro Funds, a mid-market private equity fund which specialises in hands-on turnaround investing in Australia and New Zealand. Allegro Funds has $3.2 billion of AUM and currently manages a portfolio of 11 c… Read full bio

Sarah Walker

Vice President - Global Head of Private Equity Practice, Salesforce

Sarah Walker is the VP, Global Head of Private Equity Practice at Salesforce. Her team’s remit is to build strategic partnerships with the Private Equity community, supporting and accelerating our partners’ portfolio companies and acquisitions to ach… Read full bio

Vivian Wan

Managing Director, TPG Capital

Vivian Wan is with TPG Capital as Managing Director. Vivian is based in Hong Kong and leads the Human Capital agenda of TPG’s portfolio companies in Asia. Over the past 10 years, she has been working closely with over 30 portfolio companies across As… Read full bio

Charles Wong

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, TNB Aura

As the Co-founder and Managing Partner of TNB Aura, Charles will leverage his fund management, VC and PE investment experience, and analytical capabilities to head up the group’s venture capital initiatives in South East Asia. Prior to TNB Aura, Char… Read full bio
Cindy Yan Advantage Partners

Cindy Yan

Partner, Asia, Advantage Partners

Ms. Cindy Yan joined Advantage Partners in April 2008. Cindy is responsible for investments including Elise Fashion, Hisense Broadband Multimedia Technologies Ltd. (HBMT), GST AutoLeather Inc., 1st Holdings Inc., and Reins International. She possesse… Read full bio

Jin Zhang

Founding Partner and Chief Operating Officer, Asia Green Fund

Dr. Jin Zhang is the Chief Operating Officer and founding partner of Asia Green Fund (AGF). Prior to co-founding AGF, he was a Partner and Deputy Head of Greater China and Asia Pacific Industrial and Energy Practice Head at Russell Reynolds Associate… Read full bio

Meet like-minded value creators from across the region

Join regional value creators to focus on finding solutions to your daily challenges. Discuss best practices in talent acquisition, digital transformation, finance, logistics and so much more.

Join the small and intimate networking specially designed for operational executives across the year to analyse key strategies driving high exit valuations.

These sessions are complimentary for value creators at private equity funds. Contact us today to discuss your attendance.

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Meet like-minded value creators from across the region

Value Creation Think Tanks and Dinners bring together influential value creators in structured and interactive networking sessions to knowledge-share best practices, develop fresh value-creation strategies and answer their burning questions.

Join the small and intimate networking specially designed for operational executives across the year to analyse key strategies driving high exit valuations.

Think Tank and Dinner in Singapore21 June

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Think Tank and Dinner in Seoul28 September

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Think Tank and Dinner in Hong Kong23 November

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Early access to the influential value creation community

By securing your place, you can join our private group with over 100+ operational executives online, talk about new opportunities and challenges in the markets.

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Host a think tank in your city, build trusting relationships and raise your brand profile amongst the influential global value creation community. Contact Lawrence Dorvichik today to customise your firm’s branding experience.

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The 3rd annual Value Creation Forum: Asia will bring together Asia-Pacific’s top value creators and operating excellence to accelerate your value creation across the year.

What to expect at the Value Creation Forum

On-demand strategic insight

Access exclusive panels on operational excellence and value-creation with pioneering operations executives in Asia anytime, anywhere.

Unlimited face-to-face networking opportunities

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

Learn how to build efficient portfolios

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

Our attendees included:

Abu Dhabi Investment Authority
Advantage Partners
Archipelago Capital Partners
Asia Green Fund
Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Bain & Company
Carlyle Group
Colinton Capital Partners
CVC Capital Partners
Global Fund LLC
KPMG China
Nippon Sangyo Suishin Kiko
Partners Group AG
Temasek Trust
The Blackstone Group
And many more,


View key themes shaping the industry at solution-focused think-tanks and dinners throughout regional hubs, culminating at the Value Creation Forum: Asia.

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Interested in speaking at the Forum or a think tank? Please contact Rida Shaikh (rida.s@peimedia.com)

Day 1
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Main day of Value Creation Forum: Asia - Tuesday 29th

All times in SGT/ UTC+8
08:30 - 09:30

Networking breakfast

09:30 - 09:40

Welcome Address by Conference Chair

09:40 - 10:20

Keynote Panel – Preparing value creators for an uncertain future

  • Thought leaders predict the major trends for 2023 and beyond
  • What are the implications of a global recession for Operating Partners?
  • What are the do’s and don’t’s during economic downturn?
10:20 - 11:00

Panel – Optimizing your supply chains for a drastically changing world

  • How will the ever-shifting geopolitics continue to impact global supply chains?
  • A deep dive into “trade regionalization” and other innovative solutions to the supply chain pressures of today
  • Why must ESG be on the forefront of all conversation around logistics?
11:10 - 11:20

Coffee Break

11:20 - 11:40

Case study – How Artificial Intelligence transformed my portfolio company

11:40 - 12:15

Panel – Cyber Threat Reality Check: What does it really take to defeat the unrelenting hackers?

  • Is this a cyberwar and what we are we up against? The major cyber threats of 2023-28
  • How do you conduct a self-assessment? Knowing your vulnerabilities
  • How do you ingrain cybersecurity into your organization’s culture? From due diligence for business partners, to rethinking bonuses & incentives
12:15 - 13:20


13:20 - 14:00

Panel – ESG; a critical but underappreciated lever for value creation

  • What sincere pursuit of ESG looks like?
  • How your ESG initiatives should save and make money for your companies?
  • Common tactics greenwashers use and how to ensure you’re not one of them
14:00 - 14:40

Panel – Keeping up Gen Z; the latest recruitment trends

  • What drives employee satisfaction these days? What does high-skilled talent value most?
  • How do you attract the best talent? The secret formula to train and retain your team
  • Why are we falling short of our diversity targets and what can we do?
14:40 - 15:00

Coffee Break

15:00 - 16:30

Interactive Think Tanks

1/ Building your sales toolkit

2/ Scaling your business regionally

3/ Marketing to your customer

16:30 - 17:30

Closing Address & Cocktails

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2022 Preliminary Agenda

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2021 Attendee list

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Regional connections. Global insights.

Learn from international value creators in Hong Kong who shapes and bridges the gap between alternative investors and global fund managers. Discover solutions to your daily challenges in talent acquisitions, digital transformation, finance, logistics and so much more.

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Regional connections. Global insights.

Join our Singapore value creator community on the ground to discuss what trends shift the financial hubs and why human resources are challenging across the Asia-Pacific region. 

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Tokyo Think Tanks and Dinner

Understand how Japan’s value creators cope with geopolitical challenges and opportunities arising from alternative investors and global fund managers. Explore trending topics from talent acquisitions, digital transformation, finance, logistics and so much more.

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Seoul Think Tanks and Dinner

Join South Korean value creators to discuss best practices and value drivers unique to the region. Discover Korean investors’ operating partner selection process and how they scale up values for portfolios.

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