Johan is the Deputy Managing Director of Affin Hwang Asset Management (Affin Hwang AM), and apart from overall management strategic oversight, he is also responsible for developing and expanding its Private Equity business.
Prior to joining Affin Hwang AM in June 2016, Johan joined Affin Investment Bank Berhad (Affin Hwang AM’s parent company) in 2012, and played an instrumental role in executing the merger between Affin Investment Banking Group and Hwang DBS Investment Banking Group in 2014, which saw the creation of the Affin Hwang Capital Group.
Johan has more than sixteen years of experience in the financial services industry, working in various fields including corporate restructuring, leverage loan investments, distressed debt investments and private equity investments.
He spent more than ten years of his career on the investment buy side, working for HSBC Group in Malaysia, and prior to that in the United Kingdom for various leading investment houses including HIG Capital, Highland Capital and Babson Capital. Johan started his career at Arthur Andersen / Ernst & Young’s Corporate Restructuring division in London.
Johan holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the London School of Economics, which he attended as a Chevening Scholar. He is also a Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA) with the Institute of Chartered Accountant of England and Wales, as well as a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder.