About the Author

Kwek Ping YONG has more than 12 years of private equity investment experience in China. He manages a total fund size of more than US$4.2 billion to date. He started his first US$ China-focused growth fund in 2001, and has since made more than 35 investments in different cities in China across various industries and has gone through numerous due diligence process at different stages on Chinese companies. Kwek Ping has also planned and executed many successful exits through trade sales and pre-IPO transactions. Kwek Ping launched his first Chinese RMB private equity growth fund in 2010. Prior to joining Inventis, Kwek Ping founded an IT system integration company that was later merged and listed at the Helsinki Exchanges in Finland in 2000. Kwek Ping’s track record is well recognized, and he is frequently invited to speak at international conferences and seminars. Kwek Ping is an adjunct faculty at the Singapore Management University, where he developed and teaches private equity courses for the Financial Training Institute (FTI@SMU), and he is a visiting lecturer at the Imperial College Business School, UK. Kwek Ping sits on the Board of Advisors of the Asia Pacific Academy of Economics and Management (APAEM) at the University of Macau. He is also the author of Private Equity in China: Challenges and Opportunities published by John Wiley & Sons in 2012.

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