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Temasek Holdings Forms Americas Advisory Panel

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In an effort to get better insight and possibly enhance deal flow, Singapore’s Temasek Holdings has formed an Americas advisory panel. The European advisory panel was launched in January 2016. The Americas advisory panel held its first meeting on June 14-15, 2016 in New York.

Dilhan Pillay Sandrasegara, President and Head, Americas at Temasek, said in a press release, “As Temasek increases our presence across the Americas, our TAAP members will provide us with the benefit of their experience and insights as we seek opportunities against the backdrop of an increasingly challenging global macro environment.”

Temasek Americas Advisory Panel comprises:

    David M. Cote, Chairman and CEO, Honeywell International Inc.
    Ellen J. Kullman, Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, DuPont
    Professor Richard C. Levin, CEO, Coursera Inc.
    Indra K. Nooyi, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, PepsiCo, Inc.
    Dr Ronald D. Sugar, Former Chairman and CEO, Northrop Grumman Corporation
    Alberto Weisser, Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Bunge Limited
    Timothy F. Geithner, President, Warburg Pincus LLC (former United States Secretary of the Treasury). Mr Geithner also serves as Chair of the TAAP.

HKMA and TRS Participates in Investment in Kakao Mobility

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Private equity firm TPG led a group of investors to acquire a minority ownership stake in Kakao Mobility Corporation, a South Korean taxi hailing service provider. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Meraas Holding Names Former KIO Executive as CEO

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Osama Al-Ayoub, the former CEO and President of the Kuwait Investment Office (KIO), was hired by property firm Meraas Holding to be its chief executive officer. KIO is a London-based unit of the Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA). [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Mumtalakat Contemplates Investing in SoftBank Vision Fund

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Bahrain-based Mumtalakat Holdings is interested in joining a chorus of sovereign funds committing capital to Japan-based SoftBank Group’s Vision Fund. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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