Meet our Asia-Pacific team
Ben leads investment activities in the Asia-Pacific region for Ontario Teachers'. He has almost three decades of international experience in public and private equities, investment banking and accounting.Read their bio
Bruce Crane leads Ontario Teachers’ infrastructure investing activities across Asia-Pacific and currently serves on the boards of Sydney Desalination Plant and India’s National Investment and Infrastructure Fund. Bruce joined Ontario Teachers’ in 2020 as one of the initial members of its new Singapore office, its 2nd in Asia after the Hong Kong office.Read their bio
Deepak Dara leads investment activities and portfolio management for Ontario Teachers' in India. He is based in Ontario Teachers' Mumbai office. Deepak joined Ontario Teachers' in 2020 as Chief of Staff to the Chief Investment Officer and has been instrumental in advancing many global and cross-asset class initiatives including the organization’s five-year investment strategy, India strategy and ambition on climate action. Deepak has more than 15 years of investing, strategy and operational leadership experience. Prior to joining Ontario Teachers’ Deepak was part of the leadership team of the Boston Consulting Group’s principal investor and private equity practice. He has lived and worked across Asia, Europe and North America. Deepak holds an MBA from Duke University and a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science.Read their bio
Cindy Yan joined Ontario Teachers in 2022 and leads the direct and co-investing activities primarily in Greater China and supports expansion in other newer Asia markets. She has over two decades of combined experience in Private Equity, Management Consulting and Corporate Operations and General Management. Prior to joining Ontario Teachers, Cindy was a Partner with Advantage Partners, an Asia focused mid-cap buyout firm, where she led various buyout and late-stage growth investments in Greater China and Southeast Asia and Pan Asia cross-border value creation for the portfolio companies. The investments are across Technology, Consumer, Services (Consumer & Business), Health/Wellness, and various Industrial sectors. Prior to that, she worked at Boston Consulting Group and the 999 Group. Cindy holds a BA from Sichuan International Studies University and MBA from Harvard Business School.Read their bio
Amit Sobti joined the Private Capital division of Ontario Teachers' in 2016 and is part of the senior team responsible for direct and co-investing activities across the Asia-Pacific region. Amit sits on the board of Spandana Sphoorty.Read their bio
Kelvin Yu is based in Hong Kong and leads Teachers' Venture Growth's direct investing efforts in Asia-Pacific. Kelvin has more than 20 years of extensive experience in venture capital, private equity and investment banking.Read their bio
Mei Ni Yang
Mei Ni Yang is based in Hong Kong and is part of the senior team leading private equity funds in the Asia-Pacific region. Mei Ni has more than 20 years of experience in the private equity and venture capital industry. Prior to joining Ontario Teachers’, Mei Ni was a Partner and Head of Private Equity for Asia-Pacific at Mercer, where she was a member of the global IC and was responsible for investment research, business development and portfolio construction. She started her career at Citigroup Investment Banking and held various senior positions at JP Morgan Partners, Hamilton Lane and UBS. Mei Ni received her B.S. and B.A. degrees from The University of Pennsylvania, where she graduated from the Huntsman Program, a dual-degree program between The Wharton School and College of Arts and Sciences. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst registered in Hong Kong.Read their bio
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