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The HarbourVest Singapore Team

Michelle Chua

Vice President

Singapore

About Michelle

Michelle Chua joined HarbourVest in 2022 as the Head of Asia Pacific Human Resources, leading the full complement of human capital solutions for the region. Prior to joining the Firm, Michelle was a Regional HR Lead for Citibank NA, covering 16 countries in APAC. Her prior experience also includes being the APAC HR Lead for a US distressed debt PE firm, a European assessment management company, and a Global HR Lead for GIC (the Sovereign Wealth Fund of Singapore). Prior to her career in Financial Services, she was with the Singapore Civil Service.

Michelle received a Master of Business and Administration, and a Bachelor of Science in Management from Southern Illinois University, where she was a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society. Michelle is fluent in both English and Mandarin.

Continuation solutions encompass a host of transaction types in which a GP secures interim liquidity and/or additional primary capital for their LPs in a strongly performing asset, or set of assets, that the GP will continue to own and control. Specifically, they include continuation funds, new funds created by GPs for the purpose of acquiring the asset(s) that continue to be managed by the same GP and capitalized by one or several secondary buyers, or equity recapitalizations involving a direct equity or structured equity investment into a portfolio company. These transactions can also include a parallel investment from the GP’s latest fund into that same pool of assets (a “cross-fund trade”).