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...