Philadelphia-headquartered private equity firm Hamilton Lane announced several promotions and hires in Asia to expand the regional team to 17 people, demonstrating the manager’s continued expansion in the region, according to a company release.
Hamilton Lane had three promotions in its Hong Kong office. Josh Jacob, a nine-year veteran of Hamilton Lane who has been working in Asia since 2008, has been promoted to principal and will oversee the client services team in Hong Kong.
Brenda Lau has been promoted to the role of vice president, where she is responsible for all aspects of client relations spanning across Asia, with the exception of Japan. Collwyn Tan has been promoted to senior associate on the co-investment team.
Hamilton Lane also announced the appointment of Steve (Sungji) An on the business development team in Hong Kong. Steve joins the firm from Neuberger Berman Asset Management in Korea, where he played an active role in business development and client services for top-tier institutional investors.
At Hamilton Lane’s Tokyo office, Tomoko Kitao has been promoted to director. Tomoko joined the firm in 2012 with nearly 20 years of diverse, global investments and credit experience, having served in various management roles at Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ’s International Credit and Structured Finance Divisions.
In addition, Hamilton Lane has hired Masayoshi Yazawa as a senior advisor responsible for leading business development efforts in Japan. Prior to joining the firm, Masayoshi was in the foreign equities business for about 20 years and, most recently, was head of foreign securities sales at Itau Asia Securities.
Founded in 1991, Hamilton Lane manages US$186 billion. It established an Asian presence in 2004.