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Karam Butalia

Executive Chairman at KV Asia Capital Pte Ltd


Karam Butalia is currently Executive Chairman, KV Asia Capital Pte Ltd, a Singapore headquartered private equity firm focused on acquiring significant equity ownership in quality mid-sized companies in South East Asia. He has over 30 years of experience in Asia including 18 years in Private Equity. He was previously Global Head of PE at Standard Chartered (2002-2008), where he built a highly successful platform generating strong returns across Asia for Standard Chartered and the Merlion India Fund (with Temasek). He also held various positions during a 24-year tenure with Citibank throughout Asia, including MD Asian PE (1995-2002), Founding MD / Partner for CVC Asia (1999) & MD Asian Corporate Finance (1993-1995). He was also Vice Chairman and Acting Chairman of HKVCA (1998).

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