Louis will lead the firm’s investment advisory activities in Indonesia. Prior to joining Carlyle, Louis worked at UBS for nearly 10 years, most recently as Managing Director and Country Head in Indonesia and Head of Investment Banking in Indonesia.
Louis was involved in many significant capital markets and M&A transactions, including BHP Billiton's sale of a minority stake in the Kalimantan Coal Project to Adaro Energy and British American Tobacco's acquisition of Bentoel Cigarettes. He is a graduate of the University of California.
Greg Zeluck, Managing Director and Co-Head of the Carlyle Asia buyout team, said: 'Rajiv is one of the most experienced and successful leaders in the investment banking industry in Indonesia. His strong networks and deep knowledge of Indonesia industries will greatly benefit Carlyle’s efforts in Indonesia as we continue to expand our business in the local market. The appointment reflects our confidence in and commitment to the Indonesian market'.
Louis said: 'Indonesia is experiencing rapid growth led in part by a large, expanding group of middle-class consumers. We seek to bring Carlyle’s global platform and industry resources to local companies to help to grow'.
Carlyle Asia buyout team has a 15-year history of making control and significant minority investments in well established companies across the Asia Pacific ex-Japan region with total invested assets and commitments of US$6 billion as of December 31, 2012. Carlyle has invested approximately US$11 billion in Asia Pacific region through December 31, 2012.