Permira adds China adviser, eyes Asia growth

The private equity firm is seeking to source investment opportunities in Greater China and has named Beijing-based David Ho, Nokia’s former China president, as senior adviser.
David Ho: advisory role
David Ho: advisory role

Private equity firm Permira has appointed Nokia’s former China president David Ho as a senior adviser as it seeks to unearth investment opportunities in the Greater China region.

Ho, who is based in Beijing, will assist Permira’s Hong Kong-based team in strategic planning, meeting on an ad hoc basis to discuss potential investments and bolster their contact network.

The 51-year-old has a track record of building businesses in China. Since 2008 he has been chairman of Kiina Group, an investment firm backing information and technology start-ups in Greater China.

Previously he spent 27 years in the telecoms industry, holding various senior positions at Nokia. He also ran Nortel Networks’ China business for...

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