Pantheon Group promotes Asia executive Alex Wilmerding as Partner

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Global private equity investor Pantheon Group has named long time Hong Kong-based executive Alex Wilmerding as a Partner at the firm as part of a series of promotions and appointments for 2017.

Wilmerding, who joined Pantheon nine years ago, is a member of the Asia investment team and is responsible for client relationships in the  region, excluding South Korea, an announcement from Pantheon said on Wednesday.

At Pantheon, Wilmerding’s duties include evaluation and commitment to alternative investment opportunities across Asia including Australia, focusing on private equity and infrastructure. He is also responsible for execution of investor relations and fundraising programmes as well as managing and coordinating organisational resources.

He is a former Citi Private Bank Director and has also worked at Boston Capital Ventures in the past as a Partner where he sourced, structured and managed investments in venture and growth equity companies in technology and software, services, business process outsourcing and travel and hospitality industries. He has also raised two domestic and two off-shore private equity funds at Boston Capital.

Announcing the list of promotions, Pantheon said that a total of thirty-one professionals across the firm’s teams and offices were promoted, including Mark Etchin, Cullen Wilson, Calvert Bauer, Jack Farr, Welwin Lobo and Ali Sangari in the global investment team.

Further, to reflect business expansion and their broadening roles, certain title changes have also been implemented: Jinman Kim becomes Managing Director and Head of South Korea; Paul Jones becomes Chief Technology Officer and Ria Shah transfers from the RFP team to the Global Infrastructure & Real Assets team where she becomes Product Specialist.

All promotions came into effect on January 1 this year, the statement said.

Meanwhile, among two senior new appointments, David West has joined Pantheon as Global Head of Operations from his previous position as Director and Head of Operations at Cardano and will report to Paul Ward.

Second appointment is of former Morgan Stanley executive Tom Clarkson who joins as Principal in the U S Client Service team. Based in Austin, Texas, Clarkson will focus on Pantheon’s US institutional client markets.

“These promotions and title changes recognize the breadth and depth of talent we are proud to possess across Pantheon. The success of our firm and our clients depends on the commitment and dedication our professionals make every day…,” said Paul Ward, Pantheon Managing Partner.

With investments in private equity, infrastructure and real assets, Pantheon manages assets worth $36.9 billion. With offices in New York, San Francisco, London, Hong Kong, Seoul and Bogotá, it has investments in private equity primaries, secondaries and co-investments.

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