General Atlantic has appointed Fock Wai Hoong to lead the firm's private equity investment program in Southeast Asia, according to a statement.
Fock will oversee the New York investment group’s transaction origination and portfolio company activities in the region from its Singapore office.
“Wai Hoong will play a critical leadership role for General Atlantic as we continue to identify and partner with leading entrepreneurs and innovators throughout Southeast Asia,” said Bill Ford, CEO of General Atlantic, in a statement.
Fock is replacing Nick Nash, who headed the firm's Southeast Asia investment activities and helped General Atlantic open its office in Singapore in 2012. Nash left the post to join the firm’s Singapore portfolio company Garena as its president.
Fock was formerly a managing director at CVC Capital Partners where he oversaw its investments in Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam. His experience in the countries includes both transaction execution and portfolio company oversight.
During his eight year stint at CVC he held board governance positions at several businesses including: Malaysian lottery operator Magnum; Indonesian retailer Matahari Department Stores; and Malaysian fast food company QSR Brands, among others.
Before he joined CVC in 2007, Fock held investment banking-related roles at firms including Headlands Capital Partners and Blum Capital Partners as well as Morgan Stanley.