Team Biographies

Kingsley Chan is a Managing Director of Morgan Stanley. Mr. Chan joined the Firm in 2007 and focuses on the group's private equity transactions in China. Mr. Chan currently serves as a director on the board of Feihe Dairy, Hi-24 Convenience Stores and as an observer on the board of CreditEase. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Mr. Chan was with the investment banking divisions of Credit Suisse and Citigroup for seven years. Mr. Chan is Chinese and is based in Hong Kong. Mr. Chan received a BSc in Economics from the University of London and a MPhil in Finance from the University of Cambridge.
Thomas Choi is a Managing Director of Morgan Stanley. Mr. Choi joined the Firm in 2006 and focuses on the group's private equity transactions in South Korea. Mr. Choi currently serves as a director on the board of SsangYong C&B, Nolboo and Jeonju Paper, and was previously a director of Hyundai Rotem and Ssangyong. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Mr. Choi was with Merrill Lynch’s Financial Institutions and Mergers & Acquisitions groups in Hong Kong, Korea and Singapore. Mr. Choi is a native of South Korea and is based in Seoul. Mr. Choi received a BA in Economics from Harvard University.

H. Chin Chou is the Chief Executive Officer of Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia and a Managing Director of Morgan Stanley. Mr. Chou also serves on the Firm's Asia Pacific Executive Committee, which is comprised of the Firm's senior business leaders within the Asia Pacific region. Mr. Chou joined the Firm in 1987 in New York and has spent 25 years at Morgan Stanley, with the past 21 years in Asia. Mr. Chou has led MSPE Asia's four private equity funds to date: MSGEM (1999), Fund II (2005), Fund III (2007) and Fund IV (2013). Mr. Chou was also part of Morgan Stanley's Private Equity Group in New York in the late 1980s. He was previously a director of CTCI, eAccess, ECVision, HTL, Hyundai Rotem, ITest, Landmark, Ssangyong and YesAsia. Mr. Chou is based in Hong Kong. Mr. Chou holds a BA, magna cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School.

Michael Hwey-Hoon Chung is a Managing Director of Morgan Stanley. Mr. Chung joined the Firm in 2006 and focuses on the group's private equity transactions in South Korea. Mr. Chung currently serves as a director on the boards of Monalisa, Ssangyong C&B, Nolboo, Hyundai Rotem and Jeonju Paper and was previously a director of Ssangyong Corporation. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Mr. Chung was a consultant and engineer at LG EDS. Mr. Chung is a native of South Korea and is based in Seoul. Mr. Chung received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Brown University.

Yu Gao is a Managing Director of Morgan Stanley and Co-Head of the Fund’s China Investment Operations. Mr. Gao is also Chairman of the RMB Fund Investment Committee. Mr. Gao joined the Firm in 2005 and focuses on the group’s private equity transactions in China. Mr. Gao is an Independent Non-Executive Director for Dongxiang Sports; a non-executive director of Belle, Sparkle Roll, and is a director of Tongkun Group and Buchang Pharmaceutical. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, he worked in Citigroup's Asia Pacific Investment Banking Division for about five years. He has also worked in Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette's Debt Capital Markets Group in New York. Mr. Gao is a native of China and is based in Hong Kong. Mr. Gao graduated from Stanford University with a master's degree in Engineering Economic Systems and Operations Research as well as from Tsinghua University with dual bachelor's degrees in Engineering and Economics.

Andrew S. Hawkyard is the Chief Operating Officer of Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia and a Managing Director of Morgan Stanley. Mr. Hawkyard joined the Firm in 1999 and has been investing in Asia private equity for 16 years, including 14 years managing MSPE Asia's three private equity funds to date: MSGEM, Fund II and Fund III . For the past seven years Mr. Hawkyard has led the group's private equity business in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia, and prior to that he played a lead role in establishing MSPE Asia's private equity business in South Korea. Mr. Hawkyard is a director of ACR and was previously a director of Landmark, Jinbang and CTCI and an observer to the board of ITest and eAccess. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Mr. Hawkyard was with the Merchant Banking and Investment Banking divisions of Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette in Hong Kong and New York. Mr. Hawkyard is a native of New Zealand and is based in Hong Kong. Mr. Hawkyard received a BA with First Class Honors in Applied Mathematics and a BCA in Finance from Victoria University.

Ryan Law is a Managing Director of Morgan Stanley. Mr. Law focuses on the group's private equity transactions in China. Mr. Law joined the firm in 1998 and worked in Morgan Stanley's Investment Banking Division and Morgan Stanley Principal Investments for 10 years before departing in 2008. Prior to rejoining the firm in 2012, Mr. Law was with Mount Kellett Capital and founded GCL Capital. Mr. Law has been focusing on private equity transactions in China since 2006. Mr. Law is Chinese and is based in Hong Kong. Mr. Law received a BA in Economics from the University of Chicago.

Sanghoon Lee is a Managing Director of Morgan Stanley. Mr. Lee joined the Firm in 2010 and focuses on the group's private equity transactions in South Korea. Mr. Lee currently serves as a director on the boards of Monalisa, Ssangyong C&B, Nolboo, Jeonju Paper and Hyundai Rotem. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Mr. Lee was with Merrill Lynch and in charge of M&A and Capital Market transactions in Korea. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch, Mr. Lee spent six years with the Samsung Group in Korea. Mr. Lee is a native of South Korea and is based in Seoul. Mr. Lee received a BA and an MS from Korea University and a MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management.

Aluri Rao is a Managing Director of Morgan Stanley. Mr Rao joined the Firm in 2008 and focuses on the group’s private equity transactions in India. Mr. Rao was previously the alternate director for Biotor Industries. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Mr. Rao was Director of Private Equity at ICICI Venture and one of the senior private equity professionals on the team. He has led numerous landmark private equity investments particularly in the Health Care sector. At ICICI Venture, Mr. Rao led transactions including the buyout of allied businesses of Ranbaxy Laboratories, the tie-up with Dr. Reddy’s, roll ups such as Iven Medicare and Swiss Biosciences as well as growth investments in Avesthagen, Arch Pharma, Malladi, Bharat Biotech, Metropolis and Onconova amongst others. He served as a member of the board on several of these portfolio companies. Mr. Rao spent over 10 years in the health care industry before working in private equity. He was CEO of Natco Pharma and head of global business development for Ranbaxy. Mr. Rao is a native of India and is based in Hyderabad. He is a graduate of BITS, Pilani, and is a Sloan Fellow from the London Business School.

Homer Sun is the Chief Investment Officer of Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia, a Managing Director of Morgan Stanley and Co-Head of the Fund's China Investment Operations. Mr. Sun also serves on the Firm's China Management Committee, which is comprised of the Firm's senior business leaders within China. Mr. Sun joined the Firm in 2000 and has led MSPE Asia's private equity transactions in China for three funds to date: Fund II (2005), Fund III (2007) and Fund IV (2013). Mr. Sun currently serves as a director on the boards of Tianhe Chemicals, Sihuan Pharmaceutical, Nature Home, China XD Plastics, Yongye International and Noah Education and was previously a director of Shanshui Cement. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Mr. Sun was a mergers and acquisitions lawyer with the law firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in New York and Hong Kong. Mr. Sun is Chinese and is based in Hong Kong. Mr. Sun received a BSE in Chemical Engineering, magna cum laude, from the University of Michigan and a JD, cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School.

Nirav Mehta is an Executive Director of Morgan Stanley. Mr. Mehta joined the Firm in 2009 and focuses on the group's private equity transactions in India. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Mr. Mehta worked for three years with ICICI Venture, where he focused on growth and buyout transactions across multiple sectors. Mr. Mehta is a native of India and based in Mumbai. Mr. Mehta received his bachelor’s degree in Commerce from St. Xavier’s College and holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore.

Hiroshi Nishimuro is an Executive Director of Morgan Stanley. Mr. Nishimuro joined the Firm in 2009 and focuses on the group’s private equity transactions in Japan. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Mr. Nishimuro was with Unison Capital, a Japanese private equity firm. Mr. Nishimuro is a native of Japan and is based in Tokyo. Mr. Nishimuro received a BA in Law from Soka University in Japan and an MA from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.

Ling Wei Ong is an Executive Director of Morgan Stanley. Mr. Ong joined the Firm in 2005 and monitors the group's investments including structuring and valuation, finance and compliance. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Mr. Ong was with Deloitte & Touche in Singapore for over seven years. Mr. Ong was previously a director of Biotor Industries. Mr. Ong is a native of Singapore and is based in Hong Kong. Mr. Ong received a BS in Accountancy from Nanyang Technological University and is a Chartered Accountant (Singapore).

Arjun Saigal is an Executive Director of Morgan Stanley. Mr. Saigal joined the Firm in 2012 and focuses on the group's private equity transactions in India. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Mr. Saigal was with Baring Private Equity Partners India. Mr. Saigal is based in Mumbai. Mr. Saigal is a graduate of the London School of Economics and received his MBA from Columbia Business School.

Henry Su is an Executive Director of Morgan Stanley. Mr. Su focuses on providing operational support to MSPEA portfolio companies in China. Mr. Su joined the firm in 2013. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Su was with various multi-international companies such as Nestle, Danone and Tetra Pak for operational and joint-venture management. Mr. Su is Chinese and is based in Hong Kong.

Tao Sun is an Executive Director of Morgan Stanley. Mr. Sun joined the Firm in 2007 and focuses on the group's private equity transactions in China. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Mr. Sun was with JP Morgan. Mr. Sun is a native of China and is based in Hong Kong. Mr. Sun received a MA in Economics and a bachelorís degree in Management from the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing.

Brad Wargo is an Executive Director of Morgan Stanley. Mr. Wargo joined the Firm in 2010 and focuses on capital formation and investor relations. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Mr. Wargo was Head of Business Development & Client Service at SPARX International (Hong Kong) Limited, part of the largest hedge fund group in Asia. In addition, Mr. Wargo has 10 years of capital markets experience in both New York and Tokyo. Mr. Wargo received a BA in Economics and History from Yale University and an MPhil in International Economics from the University of Cambridge.

Ivan Chan is a Vice President of Morgan Stanley. Mr. Chan joined the Firm in 2011 and focuses on the groupís private equity transactions in China. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, he was with Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. in Beijing. Mr. Chan is based in Hong Kong. Mr. Chan holds a BA, cum laude, from Harvard University.

Samantha Cooper is a Vice President of Morgan Stanley. Ms. Cooper joined the Firm in 2002 and focuses on marketing, investor relations and operations. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Ms. Cooper was in the Equity Research Group at UBS Warburg. Ms. Cooper is based in New York and holds a BS from Clemson University.

Gavin Guo is a Vice President of Morgan Stanley. Mr. Guo joined the Firm in 2012 and focuses on the group's private equity transactions in China. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia, Mr. Guo worked with Warburg Pincus. Mr. Guo is a native of Chinese and is based in Hong Kong. Mr. Guo received Master of Public Policy from Duke University in the US and double BA in English Literature and Economics from Peking University in Beijing, China.

Jungwoo Lee is a Vice President of Morgan Stanley. Mr. Lee joined the Firm in 2010 and focuses on the group's private equity transactions in Korea. Mr. Lee is a director of Monalisa, Nolboo and Jeonju Paper. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Mr. Lee was with AlpInvest Partners in its co-investments group. Mr. Lee is a native of South Korea and is based in Seoul. Mr. Lee received a BS in Industrial Engineering from Seoul National University and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Mike Shang is a Vice President of Morgan Stanley. Mr. Shang joined the Firm in 2005 and focuses on the group’s private equity transactions in Taiwan, China and Southeast Asia. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Mr. Shang worked with the Carlyle Group. Mr. Shang is a native of Taiwan and is based in Hong Kong. Mr. Shang is a Certified Public Accountant in the U.S. and received his BBA in Finance and Accounting from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

Wei Zhou is a Vice Presdient of Morgan Stanley. Mr. Zhou joined the Firm in 2007 and focuses on the group's private equity transactions in China. Mr. Zhou is a native of China and is based in Hong Kong. Mr. Zhou received a BE in Chemical Engineering and a masterís degree in Business Administration, with honors, from Tsinghua University.