Arun Kumar (Partner & Chief Operating Officer)

Arun Kumar is based in Singapore and has over 23 years of experience in the financial services industry, 11 years of which are in private equity and asset management businesses.

At ADV, he is responsible for overseeing finance, legal, compliance, risk management, human resources, IT, operations and providing structuring, tax and operational support to investment transactions. Prior to joining ADV, Arun was the COO – MENA at PineBridge Investments (Bahrain) responsible for overseeing finance, operations, legal & compliance and IT and CFO with the Sovereign Wealth Fund (Bahrain) where he was responsible for all aspects of the finance function. Prior to that, Arun was the Operations Director Asia with 3i Investments (Singapore). Prior to 3i Investments, Arun was the Vice President and Head of Tax (South & Southeast Asia) with JPMorgan (Singapore) where he was responsible for providing strategic tax support to all lines of business in Asia and leading the regional tax planning and risk management initiatives.

Arun holds an MBA from University of Chicago Booth School of Business and is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Arun is also a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors.