Investment Advisory Board
Keigo Kuroda has been a director of the Chartwell Value Fund since 2017, and an Investment Advisor to Chartwell Capital since 2013. He is currently the President and CEO of Crosspath Advisors, a Japanese investment advisory firm established since 2005. Prior to that, Keigo was Director at The Blackstone Group, where he was involved in the expansion of the company’s real estate division in Asia from 2007 to 2013. Before joining Blackstone, he worked at the Lone Star Fund as a Vice President from 2002 to 2007, leading various transactions including acquisitions of distressed companies, NPLs, and real estate.
Kosei Kobayashi recently became an advisor to Chartwell Capital Japan at the start of 2019. He is the President and CEO of KK Holdings Inc., a consulting and M&A advisory company. Prior to founding KK Holdings, Mr Kobayashi held the position of Senior Managing Director at a Japanese luxury magazine publisher, which helped him to establish an extensive business network in Japan. Before pursuing a career in publishing, he worked at several investment banks in New York, including Mitsubishi UFJ Bank. He earned a Master of Science in Publishing from the School of Professional Studies at New York University. He has served as the President of the NYU Alumni Club in Japan since 2017 and he is also a founding member of Asia Society Japan.
Dr. Louis Choy
Dr. Louis Choy has been an Investment Adviser to Chartwell Capital since 2018, focusing on life science and technology investment. He has over 20 years of experience in private equity and venture capital investment and strategic management consulting. He is the founding partner of Whiz Partners Asia, a Japan-China cross border fund. He previously worked for Transpac Capital and was Managing Director for Spring Capital.
Dr. Choy is a registered medical doctor in Australia, U.K. and Hong Kong. He holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from University of Sydney, and a Master of Business Administration from the Australian School of Business at University of New South Wales.
Sompong Suwanjitkul has been a Business Advisor to Chartwell Capital since 2014. Based in Bangkok, Thailand, Sompong broadens Chartwell’s economic and business perspectives in the Southeast Asia region.
With over 30 years of experience in business management, journalism, and publishing, he is a frequent contributor to the Corporate magazine, the MBA magazine, and The Vote magazine in Thailand. Sompong has also translated over 35 business and economics books from English to Thai. In 1992, he won Manager Magazine’s Writer of the Year award.
Aditya Rana has been an Investment Advisor to Chartwell Capital since 2010. He worked for 24 years in investment banking, primarily with Morgan Stanley in London, New York, Tokyo and Hong Kong, and spent over two decades in Asia. Aditya’s clients have included central banks, government agencies, major commercial banks, insurance companies, asset managers and large corporates in the Asia-Pacific region.
Aditya was educated at St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University. He was also a Rhodes scholar at Oxford University in the United Kingdom.
Cypri Yu has been a Technology Advisor to Chartwell Capital since 2016. He has over 15 years of experience in information security, digital forensic investigation, and risk consulting. He founded Binary Solutions Limited in 2010, a consulting firm focused on digital security and investigation, computer forensics, systems analysis, vulnerability assessment, and risk management. With his information security background and experience in computer forensics, Cypri strengthens Chartwell’s critical infrastructure against cyber-threats, and helps to secure our research database and proprietary platform.