Kazushige KobayashiIndependent Consultant at Independent
Kazushige has approx. 30 years’ experience in private equity (PE) business.
Up until recently, Kazushige was Managing Director – Head of Primary Investments at Capital Dynamics (CD), a global private asset management company headquartered in Switzerland. He oversaw CD’s PE investments in Asia and also served as a member of Global PE Investment Committee and Executive Committee.
Prior to joining Capital Dynamics in 2010, he was President and CEO of Alternative Investment Capital (AIC), a private equity FOFs and advisory firm in Tokyo and a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation. He joined AIC when it was established in 2002 and has grown AIC as globally-recognized PE investor from zero.
Before AIC, he worked for Mitsubishi Corporation and handled various types of PE related business including FOFs business in Tokyo and London.
May 2020, He became Senior Advisor (Asia) for Rhone Group, transatlantic, middle market focused private equity firm.
In addition, he continues to be a senior researcher at Institute for Strategic Solutions for Pension Management and a board member of Social Investment Partners, non-profit organization which manages venture philanthropy fund.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Hitotsubashi University.