Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Commonfund Capital Promotes Leenong Li, Mark Hoeing and Brijesh Jeevarathnam, Adds Tim Yates and Dave Jensen

Commonfund, an investment manager for institutional investors, announced three promotions and two additions to Commonfund Capital, its wholly owned subsidiary investing in global private equity, venture capital and natural resources.

Leenong Li has been promoted to managing director.

Li heads Commonfund Capital’s Beijing office and Asian initiatives. He joined Commonfund Capital in 2010 to help establish Commonfund Capital’s Asia office in Beijing where he has been responsible for growing the firm’s presence. Additionally, he played an instrumental role in bringing the first-ever Commonfund Endowment Institute Investment Seminars to China held in October 2012. He has over 25 years’ experience in global private capital investing. From 2004 to 2009, he was the managing director at Jerusalem Venture Partners’ Shanghai office, and a partner at China Broadband Capital.

Managing director Mark Hoeing, who has led Commonfund Capital’s London office since 2009, now has has been promoted to head of Europe. He joined Commonfund in 2005.

Managing director Brijesh Jeevarathnam, who joined Commonfund Capital in 2006,  has been promoted to co-head of Venture Capital.

Both Hoeing and Jeevarathnam will participate on the Commonfund Capital investment committee with observer status.

Commonfund Capital is also pleased to announce two additions to its investment team.

Tim Yates rejoined Commonfund Capital as a managing director, a new position responsible for portfolio construction of its separate /custom accounts. Yates joined Commonfund Capital’s rotational analyst program in 2000, and was part of Commonfund’s strategic solutions team for the last ten years.

Dave Jensen joins as an associate director, a new position focusing on private equity. Jensen comes to Commonfund Capital from Portfolio Advisors, where he specialized in due diligence on private equity, venture capital and emerging markets opportunities.