Partners

  • Adam Ballin Adam Ballin Adam Ballin
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    Adam Ballin

    Partner

    Mr. Ballin is a founding Partner of Equis. He has over 16 years of international energy and infrastructure fund and investment experience. Prior to Equis, Mr. Ballin was based in South Korea with the funds management division of Macquarie Bank where he was a key member of the team that created the Macquarie Korea Infrastructure Fund and served as the fund’s Head of Acquisitions. Prior to joining Macquarie’s funds management division, Mr. Ballin worked in the advisory group where he successfully completed a number of high profile transactions in Asia and Australia. Mr. Ballin also served as a Director and Board Member of Denham Capital Asia Pacific. There he successfully established the local operations and strategic direction for the group in Asia. Mr. Ballin holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Economics) and a Bachelor of Laws (Commercial and Securities Law) from Canterbury University.

  • David Russell David Russell David Russell
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    David Russell

    Partner and Group CEO

    Mr. Russell is a founding Partner of Equis. Prior to Equis, Mr Russell spent 12 years with the Macquarie Group in Australia, South Korea and Hong Kong, playing a pivotal role in developing Macquarie’s Asian private equity and infrastructure businesses. As CEO and Representative Director, Mr. Russell established the Macquarie Korea Opportunities Fund, South Korea’s largest private equity fund at the time, the Macquarie Diversified Infrastructure Fund and Macquarie’s Greater China Infrastructure Fund, which was Macquarie’s joint venture with China Everbright Limited. Mr Russell left Macquarie as a Senior Managing Director, Head of Greater China and Asia Private Equity for Macquarie Capital Funds. Prior to Macquarie, Mr. Russell spent 5 years as an energy and utilities lawyer with Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom in the United States and Minter Ellison in Australia. Mr. Russell holds a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) and a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from Monash University and is admitted to the Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia.

  • Craig Marsh Craig Marsh Craig Marsh
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    Craig Marsh

    Partner

    Mr. Marsh is a Partner of Equis. Prior to Equis, Mr Marsh spent 14 years at Macquarie Group in Australia, South Korea, the Middle East and the Philippines. During this time Mr Marsh played a leading role in developing Macquarie's infrastructure advisory and principal businesses in these markets.  Mr Marsh has led, advised on and invested into transactions in the transportation, energy, logistics and social infrastructure sectors. Mr Marsh was a leader in the establishment of Macquarie's Middle Eastern business, assisting in the creation of the Zonescorp Infrastructure Fund and the ADCB Macquarie Infrastructure Fund. More recently Mr Marsh led Macquarie Capital's infrastructure business in the Philippines, providing advice to several conglomerates in developing large scale infrastructure in addition to playing a pivotal role in the growth of the Philippine Alliance for Investment in Infrastructure, a Philippine focused fund managed by the Macquarie Group. Mr Marsh holds a Bachelor of Business from the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia.

  • George Cowan George Cowan George Cowan
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    George Cowan

    Partner

    Mr. Cowan is a founding Partner of Equis.  He is an energy industry professional with over 37 years of international experience including 19 years in Asia managing the development, construction, operations and financing of power projects in East and Southeast Asia. Most recently he served as Senior Vice President of Operations for Petrocom Energy and was responsible for the company’s operations and commercial divisions. Prior to this, he served as Regional Director for Marubeni Power Asset Management covering Southeast Asia and Australia. Throughout his career Mr. Cowan has served as the General Manager of numerous electric power installations. Mr. Cowan has experience leading multi-disciplinary teams in the development of strategies and business plans, due diligence, market and regulatory assessment, commercial evaluation, project structuring, negotiation of commercial agreements, finance, tax optimization, business performance, and management of host country government, partner and customer relationships. Mr. Cowan holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Texas A&M University and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Houston.

  • Josh Carmody Josh Carmody Josh Carmody
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    Josh Carmody

    Partner

    Mr. Carmody is a founding Partner of Equis. He has over 21 years of international energy and infrastructure advisory, investment and fund management experience. He has particular experience with the development of renewable energy assets and low carbon infrastructure in emerging markets in Asia. Mr. Carmody previously worked at Denham Capital Asia Pacific as a Director and Board Member, and established its Singapore office with Adam Ballin. He has previously worked as a Senior Project Specialist and Principal Finance Specialist at the Asian Development Bank (“ADB”) focusing on renewable energy project development. Whilst at the ADB he also managed the Asia Pacific Carbon Fund. Mr. Carmody also had a successful career as a commercial lawyer working in private practice with top-tier law firms in Asia and the United Kingdom, most recently as a Partner in Baker & McKenzie’s Global Clean Energy and Climate Change Practice. Mr. Carmody holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Sydney, a Bachelor of Laws from the Australian National University and a Masters of Laws (Corporate and Commercial Law) from the University of New South Wales.

  • Lance Comes Lance Comes Lance Comes
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    Lance Comes

    Partner and Head of Investments

    Mr. Comes is a founding Partner of Equis.  He has over 21 years’ experience in international finance, energy and infrastructure investment. Prior to founding Equis, Mr. Comes was the Head of Infrastructure and Principal Investments and a Senior Managing Director at Macquarie Securities Korea. Mr. Comes also worked in the Sydney and Wellington offices of Macquarie where he was responsible for originating and executing infrastructure transactions in the Asia-Pacific region. Mr. Comes holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) with a Major in Business Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a Master of Business Administration (Financial Engineering Track) from the Sloan School of Business, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

  • Rajpal Chaudhary Rajpal Chaudhary Rajpal Chaudhary
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    Rajpal Chaudhary

    Partner

    Mr. Chaudhary is a founding Partner of Equis. He has over 17 years’ experience across a variety of infrastructure planning and real estate development projects in the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia and the United Kingdom. He has led a number of notable private sector deals in India and has advised numerous state governments on infrastructure investment projects. Prior to joining Equis, Mr. Chaudhary was a Partner and Executive Director at Assetz Property Group. Prior to Assetz Property Group, he held a number of senior positions at Jones Lang LaSalle in Asia and the United Kingdom. Mr. Chaudhary holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and a Masters of Arts in Geography from the University of Ajmer, and a Masters of Planning from the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi.

  • Tony Gibson Tony Gibson Tony Gibson
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    Tony Gibson

    Partner and Group General Counsel

    Mr. Gibson is a Partner of Equis. He joined Equis in 2015 as Group General Counsel, having acted as external counsel on the raising of the Equis Asia Fund in 2011. Prior to joining Equis Funds Group, Mr. Gibson was an equity partner at King & Wood Mallesons (having been a partner with SJ Berwin prior to the merger between SJ Berwin and King & Wood Mallesons in 2013) acting for private equity houses on the establishment and raising of private funds, with a specific focus on infrastructure funds.  Mr. Gibson has extensive onshore and offshore experience having worked in London, the Cayman Islands, Hong Kong and Singapore. He spent six years in London acting for some of the key funds houses in the market on some of Europe’s largest funds like PAI, Electra and Triton, four years in the Cayman Islands with a focus on taking US capital into Asia before taking up the role of Head of Private Funds in Asia for SJ Berwin in 2010. Mr Gibson holds a law degree from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom and practising certificates in each of England & Wales, the Cayman Islands and Hong Kong.

Directors

  • Ashootosh Sharma Ashootosh Sharma Ashootosh Sharma
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    Ashootosh Sharma

    Director

    Mr. Sharma joined Equis India Advisors, an advisor to Equis in 2013 and is based in India. He has more than 16 years of energy and infrastructure experience across principal investments, EPC project execution and asset management. Mr. Sharma’s energy experience includes gas and coal fired plants and renewable energy. Prior to joining Equis, Mr. Sharma worked with General Electric (GE) for six years as part of its Energy Financial Services group covering India, South Asia, Australia and the Middle East. Prior to GE, Mr. Sharma spent two years with ICICI Bank as part of its Project Finance Group managing the project finance cycle for large Indian greenfield power projects in India. Prior to ICICI, Mr. Sharma spent five years with Bechtel Corporation focused on EPC execution across US power projects and the implementation of energy efficiency projects. Mr. Sharma holds a MBA in Finance and Strategy from the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, India and a Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology - BHU, Varanasi, India - where he was honored with the "Institute Color" Award.

  • Nathan Schmidt Nathan Schmidt Nathan Schmidt
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    Nathan Schmidt

    Director

    Mr. Schmidt joined Equis in 2010. He has over 15 years of experience in infrastructure investment and asset management. He is the Director responsible for Equis’ investment in Indian hydro and plays an active asset management role in this asset. His experience is across a diverse range of infrastructure assets including power generation and transmission, water treatment, toll roads, telecommunications and container terminals across Asia and the U.S. Prior to joining Equis, he was at Macquarie Bank for 10 years in a variety of roles, including serving as Investment Officer for the Macquarie Korea Opportunities Fund where he was responsible for a team of five professionals in executing US$1 billion of infrastructure investments. He was also responsible for the ongoing asset management of these investments. Mr. Schmidt holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) from the University of Sydney.

  • Mandeep Pasricha Mandeep Pasricha Mandeep Pasricha
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    Mandeep Pasricha

    Director

    Mr. Pasricha joined Equis India Advisors, an advisor to Equis in 2011. He has over 11 years of investment evaluation, structuring and direct asset investment experience. Prior to advising Equis, Mr. Pasricha was a Manager in the Investments division for Assetz Group. Prior to that he was a Senior Associate, Quantitative Research, for Infosys Technologies Limited. Mandeep holds a Master of Finance and Control from University of Delhi, India and is a CFA charterholder.

  • Sung Woo Yang Sung Woo Yang Sung Woo Yang
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    Sung Woo Yang

    Director

    Mr. Yang joined Equis in 2011. He has over 12 years of infrastructure investments and private equity experience. Prior to Equis, Mr. Yang was a Vice President of Macquarie Funds Group based in Abu Dhabi, where he was responsible for asset acquisitions in the Middle East and North Africa region for the ADCB Macquarie Infrastructure Fund. Prior to this role, Mr. Yang was based in the Seoul office of Macquarie Group where he executed a number of landmark transactions for, and the listing of, the Macquarie Korea Infrastructure Fund. Mr. Yang has a Bachelor of Economics from Seoul National University. He is fluent in English and Korean.

  • Tim Russell Tim Russell Tim Russell
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    Tim Russell

    Director

    Mr. Russell joined Equis in 2012 as a Director. Prior to Equis, Mr. Russell was a Managing Director and Partner of Goldman Sachs JBWere in Sydney and was Co-Head of its Principal Investment Area for Australia and New Zealand ("GSJBW PIA"). He was also Chairman of a number of GSJBW PIA's Private Equity and Mezzanine Fund Investment Committees. Prior to Goldman Sachs, Tim established the Australian office for Intermediate Capital Group, a global private equity and mezzanine investor listed on the London Stock Exchange. Mr. Russell has worked in the investment management, investment banking and chartered accounting industries for the last 22 years. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) and is a Chartered Accountant.

  • Tzer-Han Lim Tzer-Han Lim Tzer-Han Lim
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    Tzer-Han Lim

    Director

    Mr. Lim joined Equis in 2012. He has 11 years of investment and advisory experience across Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the United States. Prior to joining Equis, he was a Consultant at Thomson Reuters in New York where was responsible for identifying and evaluating investments in the Americas. Prior to Thomson Reuters, Mr. Lim worked as an Associate at CCMP Capital Asia, a pan-Asian private equity fund, where he was responsible for investments in Australia and New Zealand. Prior to that, Mr. Lim was an Executive in the investment banking division at Macquarie Group. Mr. Lim holds a Bachelor of Commerce (First Class Honours in Actuarial Studies) from the University of Melbourne and a Master of Business Administration (Finance & Management) from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia.

  • Yongbin Chen Yongbin Chen Yongbin Chen
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    Yongbin Chen

    Director

    Mr. Chen joined Equis in 2012. He has over 10 years’ experience in infrastructure advisory and financing across Southeast Asia, China and the Middle East. Prior to Equis, Mr. Chen was an Associate Director with Standard Chartered Bank where he was responsible for advising clients on M&A transactions and arranging debt in the private and public markets. He has executed over US$5 billion worth of M&A transactions in the Asian power space. Prior to Standard Chartered, Mr. Chen was an analyst with Lazard Asia. Mr. Chen holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Associate Directors

  • Gavin Tan Gavin Tan Gavin Tan
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    Gavin Tan

    Associate Director

    Mr. Tan joined Equis in 2013. He has seven years of investment and advisory experience across Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Prior to joining Equis, Mr. Tan worked as an Investment Analyst at Lanco Power International in Singapore where he was responsible for identifying and evaluating power investments in key emerging markets. Prior to Lanco, Mr. Tan worked as an Associate at PwC Advisory Singapore where he advised clients in the oil & gas, telecommunications and power generation sectors. Mr. Tan holds a double degree in Accountancy and Business Management (Magna Cum Laude) from the Singapore Management University and is currently a certified CPA Australia.

  • Juwon Chae Juwon Chae Juwon Chae
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    Juwon Chae

    Associate Director

    Ms. Chae joined Equis in 2012. She has 10 years of investment and advisory experience across Asia and the United States. Prior to joining Equis, Ms. Chae spent two years as an Associate Director at UBS Investment Bank in New York where she advised clients in the energy and infrastructure sector. Prior to that, she was an Executive at Macquarie Bank in Seoul, Korea. Ms. Chae holds a Bachelor of Business & Economics from Yonsei University and a Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School where she was a Global Investor Scholar.

  • Michael Djuita Michael Djuita Michael Djuita
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    Michael Djuita

    Associate Director

    Mr. Djuita joined Equis in 2014. He has five years of experience in private equity investment and asset management in Indonesia and Singapore. Prior to joining Equis, Mr. Djuita spent three years with Saratoga Capital where he evaluated and executed investments across various sectors including, among others, power, oil & gas, and logistics. Prior to this, Mr. Djuita was an Investment Analyst with Tembusu Partners for 1 year where he was responsible for evaluating investment opportunities related to the resources and energy sectors. Mr. Djuita holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) majoring in Finance from the Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada.

Vice Presidents

  • Nhat Truong Nhat Truong Nhat Truong
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    Nhat Truong

    Vice President

    Mr. Nhat joined Equis in 2011. He has over four years of experience in energy and infrastructure private equity investment in Asia. Mr. Nhat holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) from Nanyang Technological University and a Master of Business Administration (Finance track) from National University of Singapore.

  • Vidur Gupta Vidur Gupta Vidur Gupta
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    Vidur Gupta

    Vice President

    Mr. Gupta joined Equis India Advisors, an advisor to Equis in 2013. He has nine years of experience in energy and infrastructure investment and asset management in India. Prior to joining Equis, Mr. Gupta spent two and a half years with IDFC Alternatives infrastructure equity fund where he evaluated investments across various infrastructure sectors including, amongst others, power, oil and gas storage. Prior to this, Mr. Gupta was a Deputy Asset Manager with Total Gas & Power India for five and a half years where he was responsible for executing and managing transactions related to LNG and LPG import businesses in India whilst also being involved in actively pursuing new business initiatives for the group. Mr Gupta holds a Master of Finance from Lancaster University, United Kingdom and a Master of Business Administration (Finance and Entrepreneurship) from the Imperial College Business School, United Kingdom.

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Business Operations

  • Ajay Kaushik Ajay Kaushik Ajay Kaushik
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    Ajay Kaushik

    Compliance Officer

    Mr. Kaushik joined Equis in 2015. He has over 11 years of experience in secretarial, legal, compliance and risk management. Prior to joining Equis, Mr. Kaushik was a Compliance & Risk Management Officer with Silverdale Capital, a Singapore based Fund Management Company. Prior to joining Silverdale Capital, he worked as a Company Secretary for Cressanda Solutions Ltd, India and Amtek Auto Ltd, India. Mr. Kaushik holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Himachal Pradesh University, India; Bachelor of Laws from University of Delhi and is an Associate member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India.

  • Alvin Neo Alvin Neo Alvin Neo
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    Alvin Neo

    Finance Manager

    Mr. Neo joined Equis in 2015. He has nine years of experience in accounting and audit. Prior to joining Equis, Mr. Neo was the Regional Accounting & Reporting Manager for Allianz SE Insurance Management Asia Pacific, where he was responsible for the financial and management reporting function for the regional entities. Mr. Neo spent four years with PwC Singapore, providing assurance services to hedge funds, ETFs, sovereign wealth funds, brokers and commodity trading companies before moving on to Wells Fargo Global Fund Services, as a senior financial reporting and accounting policies specialist. Mr. Neo holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne, Australia and is a Chartered Accountant in Australia.

  • Angeline Tan Angeline Tan Angeline Tan
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    Angeline Tan

    Finance Executive

    Ms. Tan joined Equis in 2014. She has seven years of accounting and auditing experience. Prior to joining Equis, Ms. Tan was a Group Accountant at Harmony Capital Group where she was responsible for the financial accounting function across the group of companies. Prior to joining Harmony Capital, she worked as a Senior Associate in the Assurance Practice of PwC Singapore. Ms. Tan holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from the Universiti Putra Malaysia.  

  • Audrey Fages Audrey Fages Audrey Fages
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    Audrey Fages

    Business Manager

    Mrs. Fages joined Equis in 2015. She has over 15 years experience in finance and operations, including nine years experience in the Chemical & Pharmaceutical industries. Prior to Equis, Mrs. Fages worked in the South East Asia COO Office at BNP Paribas, Corporate and Investment Banking division. Prior to this role, Mrs. Fages was responsible for Finance Management Reporting and Operational risk at BNP Paribas Fortis and managed large-scale Finance & Operation projects at Solvay Group in Europe. Mrs. Fages holds a MSc from Ecole Nationale D'Arts et Metiers of Paris, France and a MBA with distinction from Paris School of Business, France.  

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  • Carmen Liew Carmen Liew Carmen Liew
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    Carmen Liew

    Executive Assistant

    Ms. Liew joined Equis in 2014. She has over eight years of administrative experience, particularly in office management, operations and administration. Prior to Equis, Ms Liew was an Operations Administrative Assistant with Vitol Asia Pte Ltd. Ms. Liew has also previously worked in the hospitality and travel industries. She holds a Certificate in Hotel Management with the MLVK, Malaysia.

  • Jeon Yoo Joo Jeon Yoo Joo Jeon Yoo Joo
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    Jeon Yoo Joo

    Finance Executive

    Ms. Jeon joined Equis in 2015. She has four years of experience in accounting and audit. Prior to joining Equis, Ms. Jeon was with LEGO Singapore Pte. Ltd. as a Finance Assistant where she was responsible for the Accounts Receivable function across the LEGO Group in the Asia Pacific region. Prior to that, she worked with RSM Chio Lim LLP a public accounting and advisory firm in Singapore where she held the role of Audit Associate providing external audit services to listed companies and SMEs in Singapore and overseas. Ms. Jeon holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) from the University of Newcastle, Australia.

  • Jo-an Hsieh Jo-an Hsieh Jo-an Hsieh
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    Jo-an Hsieh

    Office & Human Resources Manager

    Ms. Hsieh joined Equis in 2013. She has 12 years of experience in office management, human resources administration and sales and marketing in various industries. Prior to joining Equis, Ms. Hsieh worked with Chandler Corporation, German Centre for Industry and Trade as well as the Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore. Ms. Hsieh holds a Bachelor of Business (Management) specialising in Marketing from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University, Australia.

  • Jolyn Ho Jolyn Ho Jolyn Ho
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    Jolyn Ho

    Assistant General Counsel

    Ms. Ho joined Equis in 2015. She has over seven years in-house legal experience in the private equity sector, having joined Equis after serving as sole legal counsel in a North Asia focused private equity fund that is wholly-owned by Temasek Holdings. Prior to that, Ms Ho was General Counsel at STAR Capital Partners, a mid-market European private equity fund based in London. In both roles, Ms Ho was responsible for managing the legal, compliance and transaction management/execution functions in multiple cross-border private equity transactions in Europe and Asia, as well as private equity/VC fund formation transactions. Ms Ho also has broad experience in various types of M&A transactions, LBOs, equity transactions, joint ventures and restructurings after having spent two years as a corporate M&A/funds lawyer at SJ Berwin in London, and five years at Allen & Gledhill in Singapore. Ms. Ho holds a Bachelor of Laws from the National University of Singapore and is a United Kingdom and Singapore qualified solicitor.

  • Kwek Chin Fang Kwek Chin Fang Kwek Chin Fang
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    Kwek Chin Fang

    Regional IT Manager

    Mr. Kwek joined Equis in 2014. He has over 16 years of experience in the Information Technology profession particularly in the oil and gas industries. Prior to joining Equis, Mr. Kwek worked for ED&F Man Asia Pte Ltd and ConocoPhillips International Inc. in Singapore where he held the role of IT Manager - Asia Pacific, implementing technologically strategic solutions for the group. Mr. Kwek was responsible for managing a portfolio of global initiatives and multi-phased projects in addition to the overall program management with regards to SAP FICO, ETRM System and Network Function Virtualization (VMware). Mr. Kwek was also actively involved in managing the IT Disaster Recovery Plan and Drill for the business and performed internal audit risk assessments. Mr. Kwek holds a Bachelor of Applied Science majoring in Information Technology from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University, Australia.

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  • Michelle Wong Michelle Wong Michelle Wong
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    Michelle Wong

    Finance Assistant

    Ms. Wong joined Equis in 2015. She has 12 years of experience in accounting. Prior to joining Equis, Ms. Wong worked with Vantage International Management Company Pte Ltd, DFS Singapore Pte Ltd, as well as UOB Ltd.

  • Mindy Liu Mindy Liu Mindy Liu
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    Mindy Liu

    Group Financial Controller

    Ms. Liu joined Equis in 2015. She has 15 years of experience in finance and private equity funds.  Prior to joining Equis, Ms. Liu was the Senior Controller at Searchlight Capital Partners, LP. in Toronto, where her responsibilities included oversight of external audit, investor reporting process and development of financial models. Ms. Liu spent eight years with Edgestone Capital Partners, LP in Toronto, in various positions, last being the Vice President, Finance.  Ms. Liu has also held positions with Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Merrill Lynch HSBC, Canada and Toronto-Dominion Bank. Ms Liu holds a Bachelor of Arts (Business and Economics) from York University, Canada and a Master of Business Administration (Finance and Marketing) from the Schulich School of Business, York University, Canada.

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  • Rick Phoon Rick Phoon Rick Phoon
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    Rick Phoon

    Group Chief Financial Officer

    Mr. Phoon joined Equis as CFO in 2015 and has over 21 years of experience in finance and audit.  Prior to joining Equis, Mr. Phoon was the CFO for Chandler Corporation in Singapore where he heads up finance and operations.  Mr. Phoon spent nine years with KPMG in New York and Vietnam where he specialised in providing assurance services to financial institutions including banks, investment banks and broker-dealers and technical accounting advisory and guidance to KPMG’s assurance teams. Mr. Phoon also spent six years as a technical accounting specialist in New York with Bank of New York and Morgan Stanley. As an Executive Director with Morgan Stanley, he specialised in the accounting for mergers and acquisitions, divestitures and corporate transactions which included the acquisition of Smith Barney, Discover Card spin-off and the IPO of MSCI Barra. Mr. Phoon holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) from Queensland University of Technology, Australia and is a certified practicing accountant in both the United States and Australia.

  • Sandra Interdonato Sandra Interdonato Sandra Interdonato
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    Sandra Interdonato

    Group COO

    Ms. Interdonato joined Equis in 2012. She has over 20 years of experience in finance and operations with over 12 years’ experience in infrastructure and private equity funds. Prior to Equis, Ms. Interdonato was a Senior Vice President of Macquarie Capital Advisers in Dubai where she was responsible for business expansion and operations in the MENA region. Prior to this role, Ms. Interdonato worked within Macquarie Capital’s infrastructure and corporate advisory divisions in Singapore where she was the COO of the listed Macquarie International Infrastructure Fund. Ms. Interdonato also held the position of COO in Seoul, Korea where she was instrumental in the establishment and led the operations of the Macquarie Korea Opportunities Fund, South Korea’s largest private equity fund at the time, and the Macquarie Korea Infrastructure Fund, South Korea’s first infrastructure fund. Ms. Interdonato holds a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) from La Trobe University and a Master of Applied Finance from the University of Melbourne, Australia.

  • Valerie Unger Valerie Unger Valerie Unger
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    Valerie Unger

    Business Manager

    Ms. Unger joined Equis in 2015. She has over 13 years of operational and transactional experience in the private equity sector after serving as a Senior Manager of Marketing and Operations at Mid Europa Partners, a Central and Eastern European focused private equity fund based in London. In her role as a Senior Manager, Ms. Unger was responsible for investor relations and reporting, fund raising and marketing, as well as managing the operations and investment cycle of the Fund and involved in transaction services management. Ms. Unger holds a Master of Arts (Honours) in Triple Modern Languages (Arabic, Russian, Spanish) from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, United Kingdom.

  • William Hu William Hu William Hu
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    William Hu

    Group Corporate Secretary

    Mr. Hu joined Equis in 2015. He has more than eight years of experience in corporate secretarial practice. Prior to joining Equis, Mr. Hu was an Assistant Manager with Tricor Singapore, a global provider of integrated Business, Corporate and Investor Services. Mr. Hu holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) from Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia and is a member of the Singapore Association of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (SAICSA).

  • Zann Lian Zann Lian Zann Lian
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    Zann Lian

    Executive Assistant

    Ms. Lian joined Equis in 2014. She has over 11 years of administrative experience, particularly in office management and senior executive and management support across the Asia Pacific region. Prior to Equis, Ms. Zann was with SATO Asia Pacific Pte Ltd as a Management Support Executive. Ms. Zann holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems and Management from the University of London, United Kingdom.

Singapore

  • Ajay Kaushik Ajay Kaushik
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    Ajay Kaushik

    Mr. Kaushik joined Equis in 2015. He has over 11 years of experience in secretarial, legal, compliance and risk management. Prior to joining Equis, Mr. Kaushik was a Compliance & Risk Management Officer with Silverdale Capital, a Singapore based Fund Management Company. Prior to joining Silverdale Capital, he worked as a Company Secretary for Cressanda Solutions Ltd, India and Amtek Auto Ltd, India. Mr. Kaushik holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Himachal Pradesh University, India; Bachelor of Laws from University of Delhi and is an Associate member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India.

  • Alvin Neo Alvin Neo
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    Alvin Neo

    Mr. Neo joined Equis in 2015. He has nine years of experience in accounting and audit. Prior to joining Equis, Mr. Neo was the Regional Accounting & Reporting Manager for Allianz SE Insurance Management Asia Pacific, where he was responsible for the financial and management reporting function for the regional entities. Mr. Neo spent four years with PwC Singapore, providing assurance services to hedge funds, ETFs, sovereign wealth funds, brokers and commodity trading companies before moving on to Wells Fargo Global Fund Services, as a senior financial reporting and accounting policies specialist. Mr. Neo holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne, Australia and is a Chartered Accountant in Australia.

  • Angeline Tan Angeline Tan
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    Angeline Tan

    Ms. Tan joined Equis in 2014. She has seven years of accounting and auditing experience. Prior to joining Equis, Ms. Tan was a Group Accountant at Harmony Capital Group where she was responsible for the financial accounting function across the group of companies. Prior to joining Harmony Capital, she worked as a Senior Associate in the Assurance Practice of PwC Singapore. Ms. Tan holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from the Universiti Putra Malaysia.  

  • Audrey Fages Audrey Fages
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    Audrey Fages

    Mrs. Fages joined Equis in 2015. She has over 15 years experience in finance and operations, including nine years experience in the Chemical & Pharmaceutical industries. Prior to Equis, Mrs. Fages worked in the South East Asia COO Office at BNP Paribas, Corporate and Investment Banking division. Prior to this role, Mrs. Fages was responsible for Finance Management Reporting and Operational risk at BNP Paribas Fortis and managed large-scale Finance & Operation projects at Solvay Group in Europe. Mrs. Fages holds a MSc from Ecole Nationale D'Arts et Metiers of Paris, France and a MBA with distinction from Paris School of Business, France.  

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  • Carmen Liew Carmen Liew
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    Carmen Liew

    Ms. Liew joined Equis in 2014. She has over eight years of administrative experience, particularly in office management, operations and administration. Prior to Equis, Ms Liew was an Operations Administrative Assistant with Vitol Asia Pte Ltd. Ms. Liew has also previously worked in the hospitality and travel industries. She holds a Certificate in Hotel Management with the MLVK, Malaysia.

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    David Russell

    Mr. Russell is a founding Partner of Equis. Prior to Equis, Mr Russell spent 12 years with the Macquarie Group in Australia, South Korea and Hong Kong, playing a pivotal role in developing Macquarie’s Asian private equity and infrastructure businesses. As CEO and Representative Director, Mr. Russell established the Macquarie Korea Opportunities Fund, South Korea’s largest private equity fund at the time, the Macquarie Diversified Infrastructure Fund and Macquarie’s Greater China Infrastructure Fund, which was Macquarie’s joint venture with China Everbright Limited. Mr Russell left Macquarie as a Senior Managing Director, Head of Greater China and Asia Private Equity for Macquarie Capital Funds. Prior to Macquarie, Mr. Russell spent 5 years as an energy and utilities lawyer with Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom in the United States and Minter Ellison in Australia. Mr. Russell holds a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) and a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from Monash University and is admitted to the Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia.

  • Lance Comes Lance Comes
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    Lance Comes

    Mr. Comes is a founding Partner of Equis.  He has over 21 years’ experience in international finance, energy and infrastructure investment. Prior to founding Equis, Mr. Comes was the Head of Infrastructure and Principal Investments and a Senior Managing Director at Macquarie Securities Korea. Mr. Comes also worked in the Sydney and Wellington offices of Macquarie where he was responsible for originating and executing infrastructure transactions in the Asia-Pacific region. Mr. Comes holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) with a Major in Business Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a Master of Business Administration (Financial Engineering Track) from the Sloan School of Business, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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  • Jeon Yoo Joo Jeon Yoo Joo
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    Jeon Yoo Joo

    Ms. Jeon joined Equis in 2015. She has four years of experience in accounting and audit. Prior to joining Equis, Ms. Jeon was with LEGO Singapore Pte. Ltd. as a Finance Assistant where she was responsible for the Accounts Receivable function across the LEGO Group in the Asia Pacific region. Prior to that, she worked with RSM Chio Lim LLP a public accounting and advisory firm in Singapore where she held the role of Audit Associate providing external audit services to listed companies and SMEs in Singapore and overseas. Ms. Jeon holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) from the University of Newcastle, Australia.

  • Jo-an Hsieh Jo-an Hsieh
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    Jo-an Hsieh

    Ms. Hsieh joined Equis in 2013. She has 12 years of experience in office management, human resources administration and sales and marketing in various industries. Prior to joining Equis, Ms. Hsieh worked with Chandler Corporation, German Centre for Industry and Trade as well as the Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore. Ms. Hsieh holds a Bachelor of Business (Management) specialising in Marketing from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University, Australia.

  • Jolyn Ho Jolyn Ho
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    Jolyn Ho

    Ms. Ho joined Equis in 2015. She has over seven years in-house legal experience in the private equity sector, having joined Equis after serving as sole legal counsel in a North Asia focused private equity fund that is wholly-owned by Temasek Holdings. Prior to that, Ms Ho was General Counsel at STAR Capital Partners, a mid-market European private equity fund based in London. In both roles, Ms Ho was responsible for managing the legal, compliance and transaction management/execution functions in multiple cross-border private equity transactions in Europe and Asia, as well as private equity/VC fund formation transactions. Ms Ho also has broad experience in various types of M&A transactions, LBOs, equity transactions, joint ventures and restructurings after having spent two years as a corporate M&A/funds lawyer at SJ Berwin in London, and five years at Allen & Gledhill in Singapore. Ms. Ho holds a Bachelor of Laws from the National University of Singapore and is a United Kingdom and Singapore qualified solicitor.

  • Juwon Chae Juwon Chae
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    Juwon Chae

    Ms. Chae joined Equis in 2012. She has 10 years of investment and advisory experience across Asia and the United States. Prior to joining Equis, Ms. Chae spent two years as an Associate Director at UBS Investment Bank in New York where she advised clients in the energy and infrastructure sector. Prior to that, she was an Executive at Macquarie Bank in Seoul, Korea. Ms. Chae holds a Bachelor of Business & Economics from Yonsei University and a Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School where she was a Global Investor Scholar.

  • Kwek Chin Fang Kwek Chin Fang
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    Kwek Chin Fang

    Mr. Kwek joined Equis in 2014. He has over 16 years of experience in the Information Technology profession particularly in the oil and gas industries. Prior to joining Equis, Mr. Kwek worked for ED&F Man Asia Pte Ltd and ConocoPhillips International Inc. in Singapore where he held the role of IT Manager - Asia Pacific, implementing technologically strategic solutions for the group. Mr. Kwek was responsible for managing a portfolio of global initiatives and multi-phased projects in addition to the overall program management with regards to SAP FICO, ETRM System and Network Function Virtualization (VMware). Mr. Kwek was also actively involved in managing the IT Disaster Recovery Plan and Drill for the business and performed internal audit risk assessments. Mr. Kwek holds a Bachelor of Applied Science majoring in Information Technology from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University, Australia.

  • Michelle Wong Michelle Wong
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    Michelle Wong

    Ms. Wong joined Equis in 2015. She has 12 years of experience in accounting. Prior to joining Equis, Ms. Wong worked with Vantage International Management Company Pte Ltd, DFS Singapore Pte Ltd, as well as UOB Ltd.

  • Mindy Liu Mindy Liu
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    Mindy Liu

    Ms. Liu joined Equis in 2015. She has 15 years of experience in finance and private equity funds.  Prior to joining Equis, Ms. Liu was the Senior Controller at Searchlight Capital Partners, LP. in Toronto, where her responsibilities included oversight of external audit, investor reporting process and development of financial models. Ms. Liu spent eight years with Edgestone Capital Partners, LP in Toronto, in various positions, last being the Vice President, Finance.  Ms. Liu has also held positions with Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Merrill Lynch HSBC, Canada and Toronto-Dominion Bank. Ms Liu holds a Bachelor of Arts (Business and Economics) from York University, Canada and a Master of Business Administration (Finance and Marketing) from the Schulich School of Business, York University, Canada.

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  • Nhat Truong Nhat Truong
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    Nhat Truong

    Mr. Nhat joined Equis in 2011. He has over four years of experience in energy and infrastructure private equity investment in Asia. Mr. Nhat holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) from Nanyang Technological University and a Master of Business Administration (Finance track) from National University of Singapore.

  • Rick Phoon Rick Phoon
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    Rick Phoon

    Mr. Phoon joined Equis as CFO in 2015 and has over 21 years of experience in finance and audit.  Prior to joining Equis, Mr. Phoon was the CFO for Chandler Corporation in Singapore where he heads up finance and operations.  Mr. Phoon spent nine years with KPMG in New York and Vietnam where he specialised in providing assurance services to financial institutions including banks, investment banks and broker-dealers and technical accounting advisory and guidance to KPMG’s assurance teams. Mr. Phoon also spent six years as a technical accounting specialist in New York with Bank of New York and Morgan Stanley. As an Executive Director with Morgan Stanley, he specialised in the accounting for mergers and acquisitions, divestitures and corporate transactions which included the acquisition of Smith Barney, Discover Card spin-off and the IPO of MSCI Barra. Mr. Phoon holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) from Queensland University of Technology, Australia and is a certified practicing accountant in both the United States and Australia.

  • Sandra Interdonato Sandra Interdonato
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    Sandra Interdonato

    Ms. Interdonato joined Equis in 2012. She has over 20 years of experience in finance and operations with over 12 years’ experience in infrastructure and private equity funds. Prior to Equis, Ms. Interdonato was a Senior Vice President of Macquarie Capital Advisers in Dubai where she was responsible for business expansion and operations in the MENA region. Prior to this role, Ms. Interdonato worked within Macquarie Capital’s infrastructure and corporate advisory divisions in Singapore where she was the COO of the listed Macquarie International Infrastructure Fund. Ms. Interdonato also held the position of COO in Seoul, Korea where she was instrumental in the establishment and led the operations of the Macquarie Korea Opportunities Fund, South Korea’s largest private equity fund at the time, and the Macquarie Korea Infrastructure Fund, South Korea’s first infrastructure fund. Ms. Interdonato holds a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) from La Trobe University and a Master of Applied Finance from the University of Melbourne, Australia.

  • Tony Gibson Tony Gibson
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    Tony Gibson

    Mr. Gibson is a Partner of Equis. He joined Equis in 2015 as Group General Counsel, having acted as external counsel on the raising of the Equis Asia Fund in 2011. Prior to joining Equis Funds Group, Mr. Gibson was an equity partner at King & Wood Mallesons (having been a partner with SJ Berwin prior to the merger between SJ Berwin and King & Wood Mallesons in 2013) acting for private equity houses on the establishment and raising of private funds, with a specific focus on infrastructure funds.  Mr. Gibson has extensive onshore and offshore experience having worked in London, the Cayman Islands, Hong Kong and Singapore. He spent six years in London acting for some of the key funds houses in the market on some of Europe’s largest funds like PAI, Electra and Triton, four years in the Cayman Islands with a focus on taking US capital into Asia before taking up the role of Head of Private Funds in Asia for SJ Berwin in 2010. Mr Gibson holds a law degree from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom and practising certificates in each of England & Wales, the Cayman Islands and Hong Kong.

  • Valerie Unger Valerie Unger
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    Valerie Unger

    Ms. Unger joined Equis in 2015. She has over 13 years of operational and transactional experience in the private equity sector after serving as a Senior Manager of Marketing and Operations at Mid Europa Partners, a Central and Eastern European focused private equity fund based in London. In her role as a Senior Manager, Ms. Unger was responsible for investor relations and reporting, fund raising and marketing, as well as managing the operations and investment cycle of the Fund and involved in transaction services management. Ms. Unger holds a Master of Arts (Honours) in Triple Modern Languages (Arabic, Russian, Spanish) from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, United Kingdom.

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  • William Hu William Hu
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    William Hu

    Mr. Hu joined Equis in 2015. He has more than eight years of experience in corporate secretarial practice. Prior to joining Equis, Mr. Hu was an Assistant Manager with Tricor Singapore, a global provider of integrated Business, Corporate and Investor Services. Mr. Hu holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) from Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia and is a member of the Singapore Association of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (SAICSA).

  • Zann Lian Zann Lian
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    Zann Lian

    Ms. Lian joined Equis in 2014. She has over 11 years of administrative experience, particularly in office management and senior executive and management support across the Asia Pacific region. Prior to Equis, Ms. Zann was with SATO Asia Pacific Pte Ltd as a Management Support Executive. Ms. Zann holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems and Management from the University of London, United Kingdom.

Hong Kong

  • George Cowan George Cowan
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    George Cowan

    Mr. Cowan is a founding Partner of Equis.  He is an energy industry professional with over 37 years of international experience including 19 years in Asia managing the development, construction, operations and financing of power projects in East and Southeast Asia. Most recently he served as Senior Vice President of Operations for Petrocom Energy and was responsible for the company’s operations and commercial divisions. Prior to this, he served as Regional Director for Marubeni Power Asset Management covering Southeast Asia and Australia. Throughout his career Mr. Cowan has served as the General Manager of numerous electric power installations. Mr. Cowan has experience leading multi-disciplinary teams in the development of strategies and business plans, due diligence, market and regulatory assessment, commercial evaluation, project structuring, negotiation of commercial agreements, finance, tax optimization, business performance, and management of host country government, partner and customer relationships. Mr. Cowan holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Texas A&M University and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Houston.

India

  • Ashootosh Sharma Ashootosh Sharma
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    Ashootosh Sharma

    Mr. Sharma joined Equis India Advisors, an advisor to Equis in 2013 and is based in India. He has more than 16 years of energy and infrastructure experience across principal investments, EPC project execution and asset management. Mr. Sharma’s energy experience includes gas and coal fired plants and renewable energy. Prior to joining Equis, Mr. Sharma worked with General Electric (GE) for six years as part of its Energy Financial Services group covering India, South Asia, Australia and the Middle East. Prior to GE, Mr. Sharma spent two years with ICICI Bank as part of its Project Finance Group managing the project finance cycle for large Indian greenfield power projects in India. Prior to ICICI, Mr. Sharma spent five years with Bechtel Corporation focused on EPC execution across US power projects and the implementation of energy efficiency projects. Mr. Sharma holds a MBA in Finance and Strategy from the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, India and a Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology - BHU, Varanasi, India - where he was honored with the "Institute Color" Award.

  • Mandeep Pasricha Mandeep Pasricha
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    Mandeep Pasricha

    Mr. Pasricha joined Equis India Advisors, an advisor to Equis in 2011. He has over 11 years of investment evaluation, structuring and direct asset investment experience. Prior to advising Equis, Mr. Pasricha was a Manager in the Investments division for Assetz Group. Prior to that he was a Senior Associate, Quantitative Research, for Infosys Technologies Limited. Mandeep holds a Master of Finance and Control from University of Delhi, India and is a CFA charterholder.

  • Rajpal Chaudhary Rajpal Chaudhary
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    Rajpal Chaudhary

    Mr. Chaudhary is a founding Partner of Equis. He has over 17 years’ experience across a variety of infrastructure planning and real estate development projects in the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia and the United Kingdom. He has led a number of notable private sector deals in India and has advised numerous state governments on infrastructure investment projects. Prior to joining Equis, Mr. Chaudhary was a Partner and Executive Director at Assetz Property Group. Prior to Assetz Property Group, he held a number of senior positions at Jones Lang LaSalle in Asia and the United Kingdom. Mr. Chaudhary holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and a Masters of Arts in Geography from the University of Ajmer, and a Masters of Planning from the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi.

  • Vidur Gupta Vidur Gupta
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    Vidur Gupta

    Mr. Gupta joined Equis India Advisors, an advisor to Equis in 2013. He has nine years of experience in energy and infrastructure investment and asset management in India. Prior to joining Equis, Mr. Gupta spent two and a half years with IDFC Alternatives infrastructure equity fund where he evaluated investments across various infrastructure sectors including, amongst others, power, oil and gas storage. Prior to this, Mr. Gupta was a Deputy Asset Manager with Total Gas & Power India for five and a half years where he was responsible for executing and managing transactions related to LNG and LPG import businesses in India whilst also being involved in actively pursuing new business initiatives for the group. Mr Gupta holds a Master of Finance from Lancaster University, United Kingdom and a Master of Business Administration (Finance and Entrepreneurship) from the Imperial College Business School, United Kingdom.

  • Nathan Schmidt Nathan Schmidt
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    Nathan Schmidt

    Mr. Schmidt joined Equis in 2010. He has over 15 years of experience in infrastructure investment and asset management. He is the Director responsible for Equis’ investment in Indian hydro and plays an active asset management role in this asset. His experience is across a diverse range of infrastructure assets including power generation and transmission, water treatment, toll roads, telecommunications and container terminals across Asia and the U.S. Prior to joining Equis, he was at Macquarie Bank for 10 years in a variety of roles, including serving as Investment Officer for the Macquarie Korea Opportunities Fund where he was responsible for a team of five professionals in executing US$1 billion of infrastructure investments. He was also responsible for the ongoing asset management of these investments. Mr. Schmidt holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) from the University of Sydney.

Indonesia

  • Michael Djuita Michael Djuita
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    Michael Djuita

    Mr. Djuita joined Equis in 2014. He has five years of experience in private equity investment and asset management in Indonesia and Singapore. Prior to joining Equis, Mr. Djuita spent three years with Saratoga Capital where he evaluated and executed investments across various sectors including, among others, power, oil & gas, and logistics. Prior to this, Mr. Djuita was an Investment Analyst with Tembusu Partners for 1 year where he was responsible for evaluating investment opportunities related to the resources and energy sectors. Mr. Djuita holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) majoring in Finance from the Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada.

  • Tim Russell Tim Russell
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    Tim Russell

    Mr. Russell joined Equis in 2012 as a Director. Prior to Equis, Mr. Russell was a Managing Director and Partner of Goldman Sachs JBWere in Sydney and was Co-Head of its Principal Investment Area for Australia and New Zealand ("GSJBW PIA"). He was also Chairman of a number of GSJBW PIA's Private Equity and Mezzanine Fund Investment Committees. Prior to Goldman Sachs, Tim established the Australian office for Intermediate Capital Group, a global private equity and mezzanine investor listed on the London Stock Exchange. Mr. Russell has worked in the investment management, investment banking and chartered accounting industries for the last 22 years. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) and is a Chartered Accountant.

Japan

  • Adam Ballin Adam Ballin
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    Adam Ballin

    Mr. Ballin is a founding Partner of Equis. He has over 16 years of international energy and infrastructure fund and investment experience. Prior to Equis, Mr. Ballin was based in South Korea with the funds management division of Macquarie Bank where he was a key member of the team that created the Macquarie Korea Infrastructure Fund and served as the fund’s Head of Acquisitions. Prior to joining Macquarie’s funds management division, Mr. Ballin worked in the advisory group where he successfully completed a number of high profile transactions in Asia and Australia. Mr. Ballin also served as a Director and Board Member of Denham Capital Asia Pacific. There he successfully established the local operations and strategic direction for the group in Asia. Mr. Ballin holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Economics) and a Bachelor of Laws (Commercial and Securities Law) from Canterbury University.

  • Tzer-Han Lim Tzer-Han Lim
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    Tzer-Han Lim

    Mr. Lim joined Equis in 2012. He has 11 years of investment and advisory experience across Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the United States. Prior to joining Equis, he was a Consultant at Thomson Reuters in New York where was responsible for identifying and evaluating investments in the Americas. Prior to Thomson Reuters, Mr. Lim worked as an Associate at CCMP Capital Asia, a pan-Asian private equity fund, where he was responsible for investments in Australia and New Zealand. Prior to that, Mr. Lim was an Executive in the investment banking division at Macquarie Group. Mr. Lim holds a Bachelor of Commerce (First Class Honours in Actuarial Studies) from the University of Melbourne and a Master of Business Administration (Finance & Management) from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia.

Thailand

  • Sung Woo Yang Sung Woo Yang
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    Sung Woo Yang

    Mr. Yang joined Equis in 2011. He has over 12 years of infrastructure investments and private equity experience. Prior to Equis, Mr. Yang was a Vice President of Macquarie Funds Group based in Abu Dhabi, where he was responsible for asset acquisitions in the Middle East and North Africa region for the ADCB Macquarie Infrastructure Fund. Prior to this role, Mr. Yang was based in the Seoul office of Macquarie Group where he executed a number of landmark transactions for, and the listing of, the Macquarie Korea Infrastructure Fund. Mr. Yang has a Bachelor of Economics from Seoul National University. He is fluent in English and Korean.

Philippines

  • Craig Marsh Craig Marsh
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    Craig Marsh

    Mr. Marsh is a Partner of Equis. Prior to Equis, Mr Marsh spent 14 years at Macquarie Group in Australia, South Korea, the Middle East and the Philippines. During this time Mr Marsh played a leading role in developing Macquarie's infrastructure advisory and principal businesses in these markets.  Mr Marsh has led, advised on and invested into transactions in the transportation, energy, logistics and social infrastructure sectors. Mr Marsh was a leader in the establishment of Macquarie's Middle Eastern business, assisting in the creation of the Zonescorp Infrastructure Fund and the ADCB Macquarie Infrastructure Fund. More recently Mr Marsh led Macquarie Capital's infrastructure business in the Philippines, providing advice to several conglomerates in developing large scale infrastructure in addition to playing a pivotal role in the growth of the Philippine Alliance for Investment in Infrastructure, a Philippine focused fund managed by the Macquarie Group. Mr Marsh holds a Bachelor of Business from the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia.

  • Josh Carmody Josh Carmody
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    Josh Carmody

    Mr. Carmody is a founding Partner of Equis. He has over 21 years of international energy and infrastructure advisory, investment and fund management experience. He has particular experience with the development of renewable energy assets and low carbon infrastructure in emerging markets in Asia. Mr. Carmody previously worked at Denham Capital Asia Pacific as a Director and Board Member, and established its Singapore office with Adam Ballin. He has previously worked as a Senior Project Specialist and Principal Finance Specialist at the Asian Development Bank (“ADB”) focusing on renewable energy project development. Whilst at the ADB he also managed the Asia Pacific Carbon Fund. Mr. Carmody also had a successful career as a commercial lawyer working in private practice with top-tier law firms in Asia and the United Kingdom, most recently as a Partner in Baker & McKenzie’s Global Clean Energy and Climate Change Practice. Mr. Carmody holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Sydney, a Bachelor of Laws from the Australian National University and a Masters of Laws (Corporate and Commercial Law) from the University of New South Wales.

  • Yongbin Chen Yongbin Chen
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    Yongbin Chen

    Mr. Chen joined Equis in 2012. He has over 10 years’ experience in infrastructure advisory and financing across Southeast Asia, China and the Middle East. Prior to Equis, Mr. Chen was an Associate Director with Standard Chartered Bank where he was responsible for advising clients on M&A transactions and arranging debt in the private and public markets. He has executed over US$5 billion worth of M&A transactions in the Asian power space. Prior to Standard Chartered, Mr. Chen was an analyst with Lazard Asia. Mr. Chen holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Taiwan

  • Gavin Tan Gavin Tan
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    Gavin Tan

    Mr. Tan joined Equis in 2013. He has seven years of investment and advisory experience across Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Prior to joining Equis, Mr. Tan worked as an Investment Analyst at Lanco Power International in Singapore where he was responsible for identifying and evaluating power investments in key emerging markets. Prior to Lanco, Mr. Tan worked as an Associate at PwC Advisory Singapore where he advised clients in the oil & gas, telecommunications and power generation sectors. Mr. Tan holds a double degree in Accountancy and Business Management (Magna Cum Laude) from the Singapore Management University and is currently a certified CPA Australia.