Akihiko Yasuda is a
Managing Director of Asia Alternatives. He leads and is based in Asia
Alternatives' Hong Kong office. He is on the Firm's Investment
Committee. Mr. Yasuda leads the Firm's investments in Japan and
co-leads Asia Alternatives' investments in buyouts and special
Yasuda has over 20 years of professional experience in the areas of
corporate finance, leveraged finance, real estate finance, fixed income
investing and private equity investing. Prior to joining Asia
Alternatives, Mr. Yasuda was most recently an Executive Director and Head
of Private Equity at the Sumitomo Trust Finance (H.K.) Limited, an
investment advisory arm of The Sumitomo Trust & Banking Co., Ltd. Mr.
Yasuda managed the global private equity fund investment advisory group
in Hong Kong for the bank's pension clients as well as the parent bank
2003-2007, Mr. Yasuda was Director at CITIC Capital Partners ("CITIC
Capital"), a private equity arm of CITIC Capital Holdings Limited.
At CITIC Capital, Mr. Yasuda worked in the Tokyo and Shanghai offices as
one of the core founding members for the firm's first private equity
fund. He also served on the Board of Directors for Pokka Corporation, a leading Japanese beverage company and one of the CITIC Capital's
Mr. Yasuda received an M.B.A. from Haas School of
Business at University of California at Berkeley and holds a Bachelor in
Economics from Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan. He is fluent in Japanese
Yasuda currently sits on the Advisory Boards for several of Asia Alternatives'
Japanese and Korean private equity funds.