Investcorp adds Professor Frederick Ma to International Advisory Board following Asian expansion

24 Jul 2019

Investcorp, a leading global provider and manager of alternative investment products, today announced that Professor Frederick Ma Si-Hang, the former Chairman of MTR Corporation, has been appointed to its International Advisory Board.

Professor Ma – who is based in Hong Kong - has a wealth of experience in the banking and financial services sectors. He previously held senior positions at various global banks including JP Morgan Chase and the Royal Bank of Canada, as well as roles in public institutions including the Hong Kong Government Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury and assumed the post of Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development in 2007.

Professor Ma has also contributed to higher education with his appointment to Honorary Professor of the School of Economics and Finance at the University of Hong Kong as well as being made Permanent Honorable President of Hong Kong Special Schools Council in 2011. Most recently he was appointed as the Council Chairman of The Education University of Hong Kong in 2017.

Currently, Professor Ma is an Independent Non-Executive Director of FWD Group, a director of Husky Energy Inc. and a director of New Frontier Corporation.

Mohammed Alardhi, Executive Chairman of Investcorp, said: “We are always looking to the future, and seeking relevant counsel to bring innovative ideas to our business is essential. Professor Ma joins at an important time for the firm as it continues to become more diversified by geography, asset class and investor type, particularly in Asia where we see tremendous growth opportunities.

Professor Ma’s unrivalled expertise in both the private and public sector will be invaluable to Investcorp as we move forward with our growth strategy of reaching $50bn in AuM over the medium term. We look forward to welcoming Professor Ma to his first International Advisory Board meeting later this year.”

Commenting on the appointment, Professor Frederick Ma Si-Hang, said: “I am honored to be joining Investcorp’s International Advisory Board at such an exciting time in the Firm’s history. The company has already made great strides in expanding its presence in Asia, and l look forward to being part of the business as it continues to evolve into a larger, more diversified, alternative investment firm.”

Investcorp’s International Advisory Board is chaired by Mohammed Alardhi, Executive Chairman of Investcorp. It meets annually and provides advice and guidance to the Firm. It consists of Dr. Wolfgang Schüssel, President of the Foreign Policy and United Nations Association of Austria, and former Federal Chancellor and Minister for Economic Affairs of Austria; Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger, former German Deputy Foreign Minister and Chairman, Munich Security Conference and Global Head of Government Relations and Public Policy for Allianz; Ana Palacio, former Foreign Minister of Spain and Senior Vice President of International Affairs and Marketing, AREVA; Deepak Parekh, Chairman of India’s premier housing finance company HDFC Ltd;  Dr Mohamed A. El-Erian, Chief Economic Advisor at Allianz SE and former CEO and Co-Chief Investment Officer of PIMCO; Dr Ann-Kristin Achleitner, a business economist and Professor of Entrepreneurial Finance Studies at the Technical University of Munich (TUM); and Sir Michael Fallon, previously a member of the British parliament serving as Secretary of State for Defense from 2014 – 2017.