Team

  • JAY KIM, CFA Partner Singapore Office

    Roles & Responsibilities

    • Jae Wook Kim (“Jay Kim” or “Jay Kanehara”), CFA, is Partner of Orchestra Private Equity and manages Orchestra’s general operation.
    • Jay was one of the initial members of Riverside Asia Fund, established in 2007.

    Experiences

    • 29 years of professional experience. 15 years of experience in East Asia buyout funds and 14 years of experience in global management consulting firms. He has founded Orchestra Private Equity in 2014.
    • Prior to Orchestra, Jay was Partner of Riverside Asia Fund I (“RAF I”) of The Riverside Company. He was also Partner of Asia Growth Fund of PineBridge Investments (previously AIG Investments).
    • Jay was a management consultant at Bain & Company in Seoul, Tokyo, and Toronto offices. Jay was also a management consultant at The Boston Consulting Group (“BCG”) in Seoul, Tokyo, and Boston offices. He was also was Regional Director of Manpower Group’s consulting unit covering China, Korea, and Singapore.
    • MBA at Haas School of Business at University of California at Berkeley, and BA degrees in Economics and Asian Studies at The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
    • CFA charter holder. A US citizen and is fluent in English, Korean, and Japanese.
    JAY KIM
  • HIRO WAKASHITA Partner Tokyo Office

    Roles & Responsibilities

    • Hiroaki Wakashita (“Hiro Wakashita”) is Partner of Orchestra Private Equity and manages Orchestra’s Tokyo Office.
    • Hiro was one of the initial members of Riverside Asia Fund, established in 2007.

    Experiences

    • 19 years of working experience. 15 years in private equity where he was involved in buyout deals at The Riverside Company and Oak Capital. Also 4 years as a management consultant at Accenture.
    • Prior to joining Orchestra Private Equity, Hiro was the first hire for The Riverside Company’s Asia operations, starting off in San Francisco Office in 2006 to help transition the culture and processes to Asia.
    • While with Accenture’s Strategy & Business Architecture Unit, he focused on the telecommunications & high-tech sector, conducted projects including CRM strategy and new business strategies for mobile carriers.
    • Received his Bachelor’s degree from Keio University in Japan and is fluent in Japanese and English.
    HIRO WAKASHITA
  • CLARENCE KU, CPA CFO Singapore Office

    Roles & Responsibilities

    • Orchestra Private Equity’s Clarence Ku, CPA, is the firm’s CFO at Singapore Office. He manages fund formation & administration, LP reporting & IR, administration, finance, tax, and accounting.

    Experiences

    • Clarence has total of 25 years of finance and accounting experiences. In his more recent 12 years, his roles have expanded to investment and corporate finance, and private equity & venture capital.
    • Prior to joining Orchestra, Clarence was CFO & CIO at Adval Capital focusing on venture capital investment. He was CFO with Singapore Flyer where he was instrumental in accelerating the financial performance of the company and the subsequent sale.
    • Received CPA equivalent from Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) UK. He is a Singapore citizen and fluent in English and Chinese.
    Clarence Ku
  • YOUNGHO HUR Advisory Partner Seoul Office

    Roles & Responsibilities

    • Youngho Hur is Advisory Partner of Orchestra Private Equity, Korea Office.
    • He has been focusing on Phoenixdarts and Vision Holdings operation, working together with portfolio companies' management teams.

    Experiences

    • Prior to Orchestra, Youngho had 6 years experience as private equity GP, 7 years experience as M&A advisor and securities researcher, and 5 years experience as consultant.
    • He was the Korea President and Managing Director for Unitas Capital, and led Unitas Capital’s deal sourcing, investment transaction, and portfolio company operation. Prior to that, he was with HSBC Seoul Office as Executive Director and led the bank’s Equity Research Department and later M&A Advisory Department.
    • Received BA degree in Russian Language at Korea University. He is fluent in Korean and English.
    Youngho Hur
  • JACK OH Principal Tokyo Office

    Roles & Responsibilities

    • Orchestra Private Equity’s Jack Oh is with Tokyo Office and leads the firm’s portfolio company operations.
    • Jack is currently involved in the operation of Vision Holdings as Interim-CEO and Phoenixdarts as Board Member. He also oversees investment in add-on acquisitions and divestment of subsidiaries.

    Experiences

    • Prior to Orchestra, Jack was with PAG Investment Management Tokyo Office, a regional real estate fund. He was also with BMW Financial Services Japan.
    • Jack received a BA degree in International Liberal Arts at Waseda University, Japan. He is fluent in English, Korean, and Japanese.
    Jack OH
  • KEIJI MIYAKI Advisory Principal Tokyo Office

    Roles & Responsibilities

    • Keiji Miyaki is Advisory Principal of Orchestra Private Equity (part-time engagement).
    • He participants through Boards and management team strategy sessions for portfolio companies in Japan.

    Experiences

    • Prior to Orchestra, Mr. Keiji had 25 years experience in management consulting and 9 years in corporate.
    • He was with Kearney as Head Partner of Tokyo Office and Seoul Office for 12 years. He was also with Manpower Group and JMAC for 13 years. Keiji also had Japanese corporate experience with Yamaha as Manager for 9 years.
    • Mr. Miyaki received a BA degree in Business Administration at Hitotsubashi University. He is fluent in Japanese and English.
    Keiji Miyaki
  • DAVID KIM, CPA Manager Seoul Office

    Roles & Responsibilities

    • Orchestra Private Equity’s David Kim, CPA, is with Seoul Office and supports the firm’s transactions and operation. He is a member of transacting team that executes company analysis and investment valuation.
    • While at Orchestra, David has participated in transaction of Banolim Pizza, Phoenixdarts, Vision Holdings and their subsequent add-on acquisitions and subsidiary dispositions.

    Experiences

    • Prior to Orchestra, David was with PwC in Finance Advisory Services Unit and Audit Unit. Highlights of M&A projects while at PwC include LCD material manufacturer, electronic manufacturer, automobile components manufacturer, and cosmetics OEM.
    • David received a BA degree in Economics at Sogang University. He attained CPA in Korea and is fluent in Korean and English.
    David Kim
  • KAN NAGAHATA, CPA Manager Tokyo Office

    Roles & Responsibilities

    • Orchestra Private Equity’s Kan Nagahata, CPA, is with the Tokyo Office.
    • While at Orchestra, Kan focuses on origination, transactions, and operations as part of Japan team. He is a member of transacting team that executes company analysis and investment valuation.

    Experiences

    • Prior to Orchestra, Kan was with EY as a member of both Transaction Advisory Services and Advisory & Consulting Team in Tokyo, He conducted buy-side valuations for multinational corporations in sectors including financial services, manufacturing, and energy.
    • Kan graduated from The University of British Columbia in Vancouver, with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Finance. He attained his CPA in US. He has resided in 6 countries and is fluent in English and Japanese.
    KAN NAGAHATA
  • JAESUK CHANG Associate Seoul Office

    Roles & Responsibilities

    • Orchestra Private Equity’s Jaesuk Chang, is with Seoul Office. He supports the firm’s transactions and operation and is a member of transacting team that executes company analysis and investment valuation.

    Experiences

    • Prior to Orchestra, Jaesuk had 5 years experience as a consultant focused on M&A CDD and PMI cases.
    • Jaesuk was with Bain & Company and L.E.K. Consulting as a Senior Associate in Seoul and London offices. He participated in over 15 CDD and PMI cases for financial and strategic investors in sectors including franchising, cosmetics, e-commerce, specialty chemicals, and renewable energy.
    • Jaesuk received a BA degrees in Economics at Emory University. He is fluent in English and Korean.
    JAESUK CHANG
  • KYOKO ISHIHARA Administrative Manager Tokyo Office

    Roles & Responsibilities

    • Orchestra Private Equity’s Kyoko Ishihara manages back-office function of the Tokyo Office. She is also responsible for the firm’s marketing and communication in Japan.
    • While at Orchestra, Kyoko manages the organization’s Tokyo Office back-office functions including HR and staffing, financial reporting, and tax accounting.

    Experiences

    • Prior to Orchestra, Kyoko was with Assurant, an US insurance company. She supervised administrative functions of offices in Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. On behalf of US headquarters, she established and localized compliance management and financial processes.
    • A native of Japan, Kyoko lived in Korea for 6 years and is natively fluent in both Korean and Japanese. She received BA in Business Administration at Kyunghee University.
    KYOKO ISHIHARA
  • AHRUM AHN Administrative Manager Seoul Office

    Roles & Responsibilities

    • Orchestra Private Equity’s Ahrum Ahn manages back-office function of Seoul Office. She also manages LP communication.

    Experiences

    • Prior to Orchestra, Ahrum was with Excelsior Capital Korea and covered Investor Relations and middle-back office. Ahrum was also with Korea Investment Corporation (“KIC”) in private equity team, where she was involved in direct and indirect investments.
    • Ahrum received a BA degree in Business Administration and English Literature at Ewha University. She is fluent in English and Korean.
    Ahrum Ahn