Jean Salata is Chairman of EQT Asia and Head of BPEA EQT. Mr. Salata joined Baring Private Equity Asia (BPEA) in 1997 before leading the management buyout in 2000, which established BPEA as an independent firm. He has since been responsible for the investment activity of BPEA until 2022, when the company joined forces with the global private equity firm EQT and was renamed BPEA EQT. BPEA EQT and Mr. Salata are active in philanthropy and have long supported organizations in the Asia Pacific region, the UK, and the USA. Their efforts focus on sustainability, education, disadvantaged youth, and the arts. He has lived and worked in Hong Kong since 1989, and graduated magna cum laude from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Finance and Economics.