General Atlantic Taps Prasetio For Special Advisor Role

Aug 8 2017 | 9:43pm ET

Global private equity manager General Atlantic has named Ambassador John Prasetio as a special advisor to support the firm’s business initiatives in Southeast Asia. 

In his new role, Prasetio will work closely with General Atlantic’s Southeast Asian investment team to identify and support business opportunities in the region with a particular focus on Indonesia, the company said in a statement. 

General Atlantic’s team of special advisors is comprised of senior executives from around the globe who share company-building expertise and best practices to help add strategic value to the firm’s portfolio companies. 

Prior to joining General Atlantic as a special advisor, Mr. Prasetio was the Indonesian Ambassador to the Republic of Korea. He is currently President Commissioner of the Indonesia Stock Exchange, Senior Advisor of Crowe Horwath Indonesia, Independent Commissioner of SMN Telecommunication, and Independent Commissioner of Global Mediacom. 

He also brings diverse private sector experience to the new role, having held a number of senior executive and leadership positions such as Asia Pacific CEO of Andersen Worldwide, Regional Senior Advisory Chairman of Ernst & Young Global, Independent Commissioner of Bank Permata, and Outside Director of Manila-based Energy Development Corporation.

“We are excited to welcome John to the firm as we continue to expand our relationships with leading family groups, entrepreneurs, and innovators in Indonesia and throughout the region. John’s extensive leadership experience and operational expertise will make him an exceptional asset to our investment team and portfolio companies in Southeast Asia,” said Fock Wai Hoong, Head of Southeast Asia at General Atlantic, in a statement.

Founded in 1980 as a family office for Duty Free International co-founder and global philanthropist Charles Feeney, General Atlantic has been active in Asia since 1999 and has $1.8 billion of capital invested in China and an additional $2 billion invested in India and Asia-Pacific. The firm as a whole has invested in more than 250 companies and manages $20.5 billion in assets as of May 1, 2017.


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