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Actis appoints Lionel Soh as Singapore office director

Company expects Soh's extensive work experience in different Asian countries could enhance its regional network.

Actis, a specialist private equity investor in emerging markets, announced 4 March 2010 the appointment of Mr. Lionel Soh as Director, based in the firm's Singapore office, with immediate effect.

Lionel joins from Temasek Holdings, where he spent a total of six years in both its Hong Kong and Singapore offices. Most recently in Hong Kong, he led the origination, execution and exit of deals in Greater China, across the real estate, manufacturing and natural resources industries. Lionel has also executed a number of private equity transactions, including a cross-border buyout in Southeast Asia and India. He was previously an investment banker at Lehman Brothers and has operating experience in the food and beverage industry.

Commenting on Lionel's appointment, Gary Addison, Partner at Actis and head of its Singapore office said, "Asia is a key market for Actis. Lionel's extensive experience across China, India and Hong Kong will help Actis further build and strengthen our regional network. With his broad range of expertise and management insights, Lionel brings incredibly complementary skills to the strong team here at Actis. We are delighted to have him on board."

Returning to Singapore from Hong Kong, Lionel has deep insights across markets in Asia. He will be an integral part of the team at Actis, helping to grow and develop portfolio companies in Southeast Asia across a broad range of industries.

A Singapore citizen, Lionel holds a Masters of Arts degree from the University of Cambridge and attended Harvard Business School's General Management Programme.

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