Kok Yew Tang

Chairman and Managing Partner, Affinity Equity Partners


Kok Yew Tang is the Founding Chairman and Managing Partner of Affinity Equity Partners, following its spin-off from UBS in 2004. Prior to that, he was the Chairman of UBS Capital Asia Pacific, the private equity arm of UBS, from 1999 onwards.

Before UBS Capital, he was the Chief Executive for Investment Banking, East Asia, at Union Bank of Switzerland, having been appointed to the role in 1995. Following the merger of Union Bank of Switzerland and Swiss Bank Corporation to form UBS, Mr. Tang became Chief Executive, Hong Kong, of UBS Group, and Asia Regional Head of Investment Banking for UBS Investment Bank. Prior to Union Bank of Switzerland, he served as President and CEO of Banque Indosuez’s Asian investment bank and Chairman of WI Carr (Far East) Limited, one of the leading stockbroking firms in Asia.  Mr. Tang began his financial career with Chase Manhattan Bank. During his 17 years at Chase, he served in a number of senior roles in Malaysia and Hong Kong.

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