Melissa KANG

FOUNDER, MANAGING PARTNER

Melissa is responsible for all aspects of the business at JI Capital Partners, with a strong focus on investments and ESG management.

Melissa has over 20 years of private equity investment experience in Asia and started investing with an ESG and impact lens since 2012.

Prior to setting up JI Capital Partners, Melissa has also founded Jasmine Sustainability, a social enterprise that focuses on specialized market research in ESG and high impact investment opportunities in Asia.  Previously, Melissa was a founding member, Portfolio Manager and the dedicated ESG Officer of Integro, the global impact fund at Morgan Stanley. Before that, Melissa worked at IFC, the private sector arm of World Bank Group, where she was a Principal Investment Officer and Regional Lead for East Asia Pacific, responsible for private equity fund investments, based in Indonesia. In that role, she was responsible for new business that covered 15 countries and oversaw $1 billion of portfolio investments, and sat on several advisory boards. In addition, Melissa was also the Global Lead for gender investment for funds at IFC. Before embarking on impact investing, Melissa had held senior investment positions at ING, DBS Bank and 3i.

Melissa graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Arts Degree, major in Economics and Political Science. She subsequently earned a Masters degree in Applied Finance from the University of Adelaide, Australia. Melissa was a participant at the YMP 2000 program at Insead. Melissa is a frequent speaker at private equity conferences in Asia focusing on ESG, sustainability and impact investing.

Melissa KANG

 

FOUNDER, MANAGING PARTNER

Melissa is responsible for all aspects of the business at JI Capital Partners, with a strong focus on investments and ESG management.

Melissa has over 20 years of private equity investment experience in Asia and started investing with an ESG and impact lens since 2012.

Prior to setting up JI Capital Partners, Melissa has also founded Jasmine Sustainability, a social enterprise that focuses on specialized market research in ESG and high impact investment opportunities in Asia.  Previously, Melissa was a founding member, Portfolio Manager and the dedicated ESG Officer of Integro, the global impact fund at Morgan Stanley. Before that, Melissa worked at IFC, the private sector arm of World Bank Group, where she was a Principal Investment Officer and Regional Lead for East Asia Pacific, responsible for private equity fund investments, based in Indonesia. In that role, she was responsible for new business that covered 15 countries and oversaw $1 billion of portfolio investments, and sat on several advisory boards. In addition, Melissa was also the Global Lead for gender investment for funds at IFC. Before embarking on impact investing, Melissa had held senior investment positions at ING, DBS Bank and 3i.

Melissa graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Arts Degree, major in Economics and Political Science. She subsequently earned a Masters degree in Applied Finance from the University of Adelaide, Australia. Melissa was a participant at the YMP 2000 program at Insead. Melissa is a frequent speaker at private equity conferences in Asia focusing on ESG, sustainability and impact investing.