Co-Founder (retired),
Capital Group Private Markets

Phuong Lam


In January 2018, Lam retired as Senior Managing Partner, Co-founder and Co-head of the Private Markets division of Capital Group. He served as Chief Investment Officer from 1992 to 2016, when he oversaw the making of over 80 Private Equity investments totaling nearly USD 6 billion in emerging markets around the world, from Asia to Latin America, Eastern Europe, and Africa. Based in Singapore since 1995, Lam also served as CEO of Capital International Inc.’s Singapore branch until his retirement.

Prior to joining Capital Group in 1992, Lam was a director of Ermgassen & Co. Ltd., a London- based mergers & acquisitions advisory firm which he had co-founded in 1988. Prior to that, he worked at JP Morgan & Co in New York, Brussels and London, primarily in corporate finance and mergers & acquisitions. He also worked as a commercial banker covering Latin America for Republic Bank Dallas.

Lam currently serves on several Investment Committees (Ascent Myanmar Growth Fund as Chairman; National University of Singapore), Advisory Boards (Asia Partners Fund Management), or Finance Committees (Asia Philanthropy Circle as Chairman and member of Board of Directors).

Lam is also involved (as a donor, a mentor, as well as in various other capacities) with global NGO that promotes social entrepreneurs and changemakers) and (a global NGO that pioneers the concept of high-impact entrepreneurship in growth markets). Lam and his family support many philanthropic efforts, primarily in Asia. 

‍He holds a Diplôme d’Ingénieur (equivalent to B.Sc/M.Sc degree) from Ecole Centrale (Paris, France), and a Master of Business Administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business

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