Gary LawrenceManaging Partner & Founder at Excelsior Capital Asia
Gary Lawrence is the Managing Partner and Founder of Excelsior Capital Asia (“Excelsior”), an Asia-based private equity firm which has raised US$900 million through nine funds and co-investment vehicles and invested in over 30 companies. Mr. Lawrence oversees investment operations in South Korea, Greater China and Vietnam, chairs the Investment Committees of the funds, and serves as a senior advisor or Board member of Excelsior portfolio companies. Prior to Excelsior, Mr. Lawrence was a Managing Director and Investment Committee member of the Lehman Brothers Merchant Banking Group, based in Hong Kong and responsible for Asia. Mr. Lawrence also worked with Tiger Management in New York as a Managing Director, and prior to joining Tiger, was a Vice President in the Mergers and Acquisitions Department of Goldman, Sachs & Co. Mr. Lawrence began his career as an attorney with White & Case in New York. He holds an L.L.B. from the McGill University Faculty of Law and a B.A. from Yale University. In addition, he received an M.A. from Oxford University, attending as Rhodes Scholar.