Kosmo Kalliarekos

Managing Director, Baring Private Equity Asia

Kosmo Kalliarekos is a Managing Director of Baring Private Equity Asia, based in Hong Kong. Kosmo is a member of the firmís investment team, while actively participating in the oversight and management of various fund investee companies. Kosmo also serves on the firmís portfolio management committee and has also participated as a member of the fundís board of advisors since 2004.

Prior to his curent position, Kosmo was a founding member, Senior Partner and a member of the Executive Committee of The Parthenon Group, a strategic advisory firm consisting of 160 members located in Boston, London, San Francisco and Mumbai. Kosmo was the lead partner for Parthenonís recent expansion to India.

At Parthenon, Kosmo founded and headed the firmís Global Education Industry Center of Excellence, considered one of the top expert organizations in the field. Kosmo has been a featured speaker on issues relating to the education industry at several forums, including the US Congressional Joint Committee on Education and the The World Bank.

For over 16 years, Kosmo has advised clients on issues related to operational excellence, extensive corporate strategy development, and investment strategy. Parthenonís client relationships span several industries beyond education, including consumer products, retail, financial services, information publishing andg technology. His clients included a wide range of organizations from start-ups, Fortune 100 companies and Private Equity firms.

Kosmo graduated from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He also received an MBA with High Distinction, from Harvard Business School.

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