Actis, a leading growth markets investor, announces the appointment of Ellen Li as Managing Director, Head of Asia of the Investor Development Group (“IDG”). Ellen will report to Neil Brown, partner and global head of the IDG, and will be based in Hong Kong.
Ellen has extensive experience in institutional sales, having spent the last nine years as the Head of Institutional Sales for Janus Henderson Investors in Asia. Prior to this, Ellen worked for Franklin Templeton Investment in Asia as Director of Institutional Sales.
In her new role, Ellen will be focused on fundraising and investor relations activities across Asia. Her appointment follows the recent naming of Virginia Doble to the newly created role of Head of EMEA of the IDG.
Neil Brown, Partner at Actis, said: “We are delighted to have Ellen join our expanding team. Her impressive background paired with her deep understanding of the investment landscape in Asia make her a terrific addition to Actis as we seek to provide greater capabilities to our current and potential investors in the region.”
Commenting on her appointment, Ellen Li said: “I have always identified Actis as a visionary firm and am thrilled to be joining the company during an exciting period of growth. I look forward to working with Neil, the entire IDG team, and the Actis investor base throughout Asia.”