The strength of our team is pivotal to our success. Many of us have worked together for the best part of two decades, with our combined experiences, insights and professional expertise from financial services, business operations, private enterprises and management consulting giving us a strong strategic advantage.
KY Tang founded Affinity Equity Partners in 2002, after amassing more than thirty years’ experience in the private equity and banking sectors. KY, together with other former senior partners of UBS Capital Asia Pacific, spun off and formed Affinity Equity Partners. Prior to establishing the Firm, he held leadership positions with UBS, including Chief Executive for Investment Banking, East Asia for the Union Bank of Switzerland. When the Union Bank of Switzerland and Swiss Bank Corporation were merged into UBS, he was named Chief Executive, Hong Kong for UBS Group and Head of Investment Banking, Asia for UBS Investment Bank. His last position with UBS Group was as Chairman of UBS Capital Asia Pacific.
KY holds a Bachelor of Economics (Accounting) with first-class honours from the University of Malaya.
Queenie Ho joined the Firm in 2004 and is the Head of Investor Relations of Affinity Equity Partners. She has been instrumental in fundraising for Affinity Fund III, Fund IV and Fund V. Before joining Affinity, Queenie was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company where she advised corporate clients across Asia in financial services, retail and consumer sectors.
Queenie holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics with first-class honours from the London School of Economics, a Master of Philosophy in Finance with distinction from the University of Cambridge and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Charles Min joined Affinity Equity Partners in 2007 and is the Head of Affinity Equity Partners in Korea. Before joining Affinity, Charles spent four years in the Global Investment Research Team for Goldman Sachs, covering the auto, steel and shipbuilding industries in Korea. Prior to that role, he worked at the corporate advisory department of Deloitte & Touche LLP, covering the North American TMT sector.
Charles holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of British Columbia and a Masters of Management from the University of Toronto.
Benny Lim joined the Firm in 2011 and is the Head of Affinity Equity Partners in Southeast Asia. Prior to joining Affinity, Benny spent collectively more than 10 years in United Overseas Bank and DBS Bank, where he has developed deep relationships and wide experience in working with businesses across the region.
Benny holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting from Monash University. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder.
Nick Speer joined the Firm in 2023 and is the Head of Affinity Equity Partners in Australia & New Zealand. Before joining Affinity, Nick was a Managing Partner and spent nine years at The Riverside Company in Australia, an established mid-market buyout firm headquartered in the US. Between 2005 and 2014 he was an Executive Director at Catalyst Investment Managers. He began his career as an investment banker at Caliburn Partnership in Sydney.
Nick holds a Program for Leadership Development degree from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Commerce, with honours in Finance from The University of Melbourne.
Kenneth Liu joined the Firm in 2006 and is the Head of Affinity Equity Partners in China. Before joining Affinity, Kenneth worked in the Investment Banking Division of Grant Thornton in Hong Kong where he advised clients in Greater China on cross-border M&A and other control transactions. He began his career as a software engineer and was with Amazon in Seattle until 2000.
Kenneth holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Washington.
Icksoo Jung joined Affinity Equity Partners in 2010 and is a partner at the Firm. Prior to the Firm, he was an Associate at TPG Capital in Hong Kong, where he worked on transactions throughout the Asia Pacific region including Korea, Southeast Asia, Australia, India and China. Icksoo began his career in the Financial Entrepreneurs Group in the Investment Banking Division of Citigroup covering various financial sponsors.
Icksoo holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics (Finance) and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Computer Science Engineering) from the University of Pennsylvania.