Melissa J. Ma is a
Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Asia Alternatives. She splits her time
between Asia Alternatives' Hong Kong and San Francisco offices. Ms. Ma is
on the Firm's Investment Committee and co-leads Asia Alternatives'
investments in buyout, direct co-investments and special situations. In
addition, she oversees investor relations, market research, investment
construction and back office functions.
to launching Asia Alternatives, Ms. Ma was a Director at Hellman &
Friedman LLC ("H&F"), a San Francisco-based private equity
firm. Ms. Ma was involved with sourcing and monitoring H&F's
investments in financial and professional services. She helped manage
H&F's relationships with its investors and had a leading role in its
Ms. Ma worked at McKinsey & Co., Inc. in the Hong Kong and San
Francisco offices. From 1995-2000, she worked in the Hong Kong office of
McKinsey in the Corporate Finance Practice and the Financial Institutions
Practice. Ms. Ma was also a Financial Analyst in the Financial
Institutions Group in the Investment Banking Division at Goldman, Sachs
Ma received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and
holds an A.B. in Economics and East Asian Studies, magna cum laude, from
Harvard College. She is fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese.
Ms. Ma currently sits on a number of Advisory Boards for
several of Asia Alternatives' private equity and special situations funds. In addition,
she serves on the Boards of the Pacific Pension Institute (PPI), KQED (Public Broadcasting Corporation of Northern California),
The Little School and the San Francisco Zoo. She is on the Advisory Board for Room to Read
and is also a member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO).