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February 2022
CST UTC -6 Time ZoneVirtual event

Melissa Ma
Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Asia Alternatives Management LLC


Melissa J. Ma is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Asia Alternatives. She splits her time between Asia Alternatives' Hong Kong and San Francisco offices. Ms. Ma is on the Firm’s Investment Committee and co-leads Asia Alternatives' investments in buyout and direct co-investments. In addition, she oversees investor relations, asset allocation and investment strategy and process.

Prior to launching Asia Alternatives, Ms. Ma was a Director at H&F, a San Francisco-based private equity firm. She was involved with sourcing and monitoring H&F's investments in financial and professional services. She helped manage H&F's relationships with its investors and had a leading role in its fundraising activities.

Previously, Ms. Ma worked at McKinsey & Co., Inc. in the Hong Kong and San Francisco offices. From 1995-2000, she worked in the Hong Kong office of McKinsey in the Corporate Finance Practice and the Financial Institutions Practice. Ms. Ma was also a Financial Analyst in the Financial Institutions Group in the Investment Banking Division at Goldman, Sachs & Co.

Ms. Ma received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and holds an A.B. in Economics and East Asian Studies, magna cum laude, from Harvard College. She is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and English.

Agenda Sessions

  • Covid, competition, and China in 2021