Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Board
Roy Kuan is the founder of Generation Management Limited. He has 25 years of private equity experience in Asia. Mr. Kuan currently is a private investor across a variety of asset classes and serves on the boards or advisory boards of several private and public companies across the TMT, consumer, and industrial sectors in Asia. Mr. Kuan previously served as a Managing Partner at CVC Capital Partners (“CVC”), a global private equity firm from 1999 to 2020. He was a Co-Founder of CVC’s Asian private equity business, served on the firm’s Asian Investment and Portfolio Committees, and was also a member of CVC’s Board of Directors. Prior to CVC, Mr. Kuan was an Investment Director at Citigroup’s Asian private equity investment division from 1996 to 1999. Mr. Kuan received his MBA degree from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He earned his B.A. degree from Georgetown University, where he was a George F. Baker Scholar. Mr. Kuan is based in Hong Kong.
Chief Operating Officer
Norimitsu Niwa has 19 years of private equity and principal investments experience. Previously, Mr. Niwa was the Head of Strategic Investments at Prored Partners from 2019 to 2020, where he founded and developed the principal investment arm of a TSE-listed consulting firm. Prior to Prored Partners, Mr. Niwa was a Senior Managing Director at CVC Capital Partners in Japan from 2007 to 2017. Prior to CVC, Mr. Niwa was a Director at Citigroup Principal Investments (formerly known as Nikko Principal Investments). Mr. Niwa received an MBA with Distinction from London Business School and a B.A. from Hitotsubashi University. Mr. Niwa is based in Japan.
Gary Chan is a co-founder and Managing Partner of Sangyo Sosei Advisory, one of the leading TMT-focused independent boutique investment bank in Japan. Sangyo Sosei Advisory was the merger & acquisition advisor to CVC on its investment in Arteria Networks. Prior to Sangyo Sosei Advisory, Mr. Chan was a Managing Director at UBS Japan from 1995 to 2009, where he held various leadership roles including the Head of Japan Telecommunications Investment Banking, Head of Japan Financial Sponsors Coverage, and Head of Japan General Industry Group. Previously, Mr. Chan was an Institutional Investor ranked research analyst at UBS and served as the Head of Asia Telecommunications Research as well as the Head of Hong Kong and China Research. Prior to UBS, Mr. Chan worked at Deutsche Bank in various positions. Mr. Chan received a B.A. from UC Berkeley. Mr. Chan is based in Japan.
Mr. Cho served as Chief Financial Officer of Icahn Enterprises, LP, a diversified holding company engaged in a variety of businesses, including investment, automotive, energy, gaming, food packaging, metals, mining, real estate and home fashion, from March 2012 to June 2021. Prior to that time, he was Senior Vice President and previously Portfolio Company Associate at Icahn Enterprises since October 2006. In addition, Mr. Cho has served as a director of many public companies since 2006. Mr. Cho received a B.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University and an MBA from New York University, Stern School of Business.
Since 2016, Ms. Gao has served as a Partner and the Head of the New York Office of IDG Capital, a leading private equity firm that has engaged in the venture capital business in Asia since 1993. Prior to joining IDG Capital, Ms. Gao was the President of Fore Research & Management, a New York City-based hedge fund. She received a B.A. from Shantou University in China and an MBA from Wilfrid Laurier University in Ontario, Canada. Ms. Gao is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.