General Atlantic Appoints Chris Kojima as Global Head of Capital Solutions
January 29, 2024
New York – January 29, 2024 – General Atlantic, a leading global growth investor, today announced that Chris Kojima is joining the firm as Global Head of Capital Solutions, effective January 29, 2024. Mr. Kojima assumes this role as the firm expands its diversified global investment platform across sectors, regions, and strategies to capture the most compelling opportunities for its investing clients.
In this newly created role, Mr. Kojima will lead the firm’s global client franchise. He will join General Atlantic’s senior leadership team and Executive Committee, reporting to Bill Ford, Chairman and CEO. Drawing on nearly three decades of experience in alternative investments, Mr. Kojima will oversee capital partnering, client solutions, strategic partnerships, new business development, and capital formation activities across General Atlantic’s investment strategies that span global growth equity, credit, climate, and infrastructure solutions.
Mr. Kojima joins General Atlantic after more than 28 years at The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., where he founded or led many of the firm’s businesses in alternative investments, including its external-manager investment platform for private equity, secondaries, private credit, real assets, and GP stakes. Most recently, Mr. Kojima co-led the global client franchise and capital markets activities for Goldman Sachs Asset Management, across the firm’s alternative investments and public market investing platforms, which represented over $2.7 trillion in assets. Named a Partner of Goldman Sachs in 2008, Mr. Kojima served on many of the firm’s commercial, people, and investment committees, including its Partnership Committee, Global Inclusion & Diversity Committee, and Firmwide Client Franchise Committee.
“We are entering a new chapter of private markets investing that will be shaped by investors choosing to work with firms that can forge deeper relationships to help them achieve their broader goals,” commented Bill Ford, Chairman and CEO of General Atlantic. “Chris brings a global perspective, deep market expertise, and decades of experience leading businesses in asset management, all focused on delivering solutions for clients. We look forward to his leadership as we enhance our capabilities across all areas of the firm.”
Mr. Kojima commented, “General Atlantic is a truly unique organization, committed to excellence in its investment performance, partnerships, and client franchise. With a long and successful track record in global growth investing, now combined with deep expertise in private credit, energy transition, and infrastructure investing, General Atlantic is incredibly well- positioned to deliver innovative and enduring solutions to its investing clients across the full spectrum of private markets strategies. I am excited to be joining such a talented team and special culture.”
Mr. Kojima is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, has served as Adjunct Professor at Columbia University, and serves on the boards of Cambridge in America, The Juilliard School, and Collegiate School. Mr. Kojima received a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Manitoba, an M.Phil. in Economics from the University of Cambridge, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.
General Atlantic currently has $83 billion in assets under management and 225 portfolio companies across the U.S., Latin America, EMEA, India and Southeast Asia, and China.
About General Atlantic
General Atlantic is a leading global growth investor with more than four decades of experience providing capital and strategic support for over 500 growth companies throughout its history. Established in 1980 to partner with visionary entrepreneurs and deliver lasting impact, the firm combines a collaborative global approach, sector specific expertise, a long-term investment horizon and a deep understanding of growth drivers to partner with great entrepreneurs and management teams to scale innovative businesses around the world. General Atlantic has approximately $83 billion in assets under management inclusive of all products as of December 31, 2023, and more than 280 investment professionals based in New York, Amsterdam, Beijing, Hong Kong, Jakarta, London, Mexico City, Miami, Mumbai, Munich, San Francisco, São Paulo, Shanghai, Singapore, Stamford and Tel Aviv. For more information on General Atlantic, please visit: www.generalatlantic.com.
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