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Permira hires Chen from Goldman Sachs

Henry Chen leaves Goldman to head up Permira's Greater China operations from the recently opened office in Hong Kong.
In a press release on Wednesday, Permira, a UK-based private equity firm, announced that it was appointing Henry Chen as head of Greater China. Chen will be responsible for running PermiraÆs recently opened Hong Kong office, and for developing the firmÆs activities in the region, according to the press release.

Chen will answer to Guido Paolo Gamucci, chairman for Asia-Pacific. Gamucci also oversees the Tokyo office.

Given Goldman SachsÆ recent lustre from its successful navigation of the subprime crisis, the hire has been seen as a coup for Permira. The presence of Goldman on his CV should also help open doors in Greater China, where Goldman has high recognition.

Chen was formerly co-head of...
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