Partners Group, a global private markets firm, has appointed Teppei Kawai to managing director, head of client solutions, Japan and head of the Tokyo office.

Kawai will work closely with the existing Tokyo-based team to grow Partners Group’s presence in Japan. He brings over 15 years of private markets industry experience in the Japanese market. Most recently, Kawai was head of client and product solutions, Japan at Apollo Global Management for over seven years, leading capital raising and client services for Japanese investors.

“I am very excited to take on this new challenge, which comes at an inflection point for the Japanese market,” comments Kawai. “Institutional investors in Japan are increasingly turning to private markets and Partners Group’s ability to provide bespoke solutions that address their specific needs is a key differentiator in the market.”