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Lam Nguyen-Phuong

Capital Group Private Markets

In January 2018, Lam Nguyen-Phuong retired as Co-founder and Senior Managing Partner of the Private Markets division of Capital Group.

He served as Chief Investment Officer from 1992 to 2016, when he oversaw the recruitment of nearly 30 investment professionals and the making of over 80 Private Equity investments totalling over USD 5 billion in emerging markets around the world, from Asia to Latin America, Eastern Europe, and Africa. Prior to joining Capital Group in 1992, Lam was a director of Ermgassen & Co. Ltd., a London-based mergers and acquisitions advisory firm which he had co-founded in 1988. Before that, he was with JP Morgan & Co for ten years, where he worked in New York, Brussels and London, primarily in Corporate Finance and Mergers & Acquisitions. He also spent two years as a commercial banker covering Latin America for RepublicBank Dallas. In addition, he has held part-time teaching positions in finance or investment management at Pace University in New York, The University of Texas at Dallas, and Boston University-Brussels. Lam earned a Diplôme d´Ingénieur from the École Centrale (Paris, France), and an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. He is based in Singapore.


Capital Group Private Markets is an experienced leader in emerging markets private equity which has invested over US$5 billion in more than 80 companies. Capital Group Private Markets is the sole alternatives investment group within Capital Group, one of the world’s largest investment management companies with over $1.7 trillion in assets under management.