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Hong Kong Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (HKVCA)
Alain Fontaine has been working in Asia in Private Equity investment (corporate and institutional) for most of the last 30 years, sourcing and executing investment transactions and managing investment portfolios. Mr Fontaine worked for CDP Capital - Communications (a private equity arm of the Quebec pension fund known as CDPQ) from 1998 to the end of 2003, when CDPQ decided to stop its activities in Asia. He and his teams from Hong Kong, Korea and Japan made direct private equity investments in the region and managed CDP’s investments in regional and country funds. He also worked for On Capital, a China-focused Private Equity fund and for Investel Asia, a family office focused on the TMT sectors. On the operations side, Mr Fontaine, a Professional Engineer (telecom), worked for Bell Canada and its subsidiaries in Canada, Africa and Asia for the first 17 years of his career. He was also the founding President and COO of Bell Ardis in 1988 (a jv with Motorola) and the CEO of the Newcom Group in Mongolia in 2007 – 08. He was also the Honorary Consul of Canada in Mongolia during those years. In 2012, Mr Fontaine joined Beyond Traditions, a major sponsor of Ocean Equity Partners, a private equity fund manager that specialises in industrial, manufacturing, retail, TMT, and other sectors in Greater China. Mr Fontaine is a board member since 2012 and a Vice-Chairman (since 2018) of the Hong Kong Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (HKVCA) and a member of the Hong Kong Business Angel Network (HKBAN). He is a director on the boards of several listed and non-listed companies in HK and the rest of the world. Mr Fontaine holds a Bachelor of Applied Sciences in Electrical Engineering from the University of Sherbrooke, Canada.
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