Akihito Watanabe

Akihito (Aki) Watanabe

Managing Director, Keppel Credit

Aki Watanabe has been in involved in private credit across APAC for nearly 20 years, starting his career with Lehman Brothers with the principal investments group that invested in various real estate secured debt products, followed by 10 years with global credit investment fund Varde Partners as Managing Director focused on debt investments across the real asset sectors in APAC.

Aki joined Pierfront Capital in 2019 and has been actively involved in the origination, structuring, negotiating and monitoring of transactions across the APAC region. Pierfront Capital is a private credit fund specialised in the real asset sectors across APAC.

Aki holds a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University SIPA with a concentration in International Finance and Business, and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University.

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