Albert Cobetto has lived in Asia over 30 years, principally in Hong Kong including 2 years in Japan.
His experience has been in corporate finance and the global capital markets the entire time, having been in senior roles on both the sell-side and buy-side. He has a broad range of investment activities; including fixed income, origination, syndication, liability management, structured finance, public equity products, financial advisory assignments, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and direct investment. He is based in Hong Kong and is a Senior Advisor to Krung Thai Zmico Securities, Ivory Capital, currently a member of the independent Committee of the CITIC Capital China Mezzanine Fund.
Albert is Chief Secretary of ASEAN for Yoshino Sensei, the Chairman of the Federation for Japan-Myanmar Friendship and Member (ex-President) of the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly. He is working with the Tokyo Assembly, Metropolitan Government and key Japanese government ministries to expand their relationships and business in South East Asia especially Myanmar.
Albert was Managing Director and Head of Public Sectors (Asia) at ABN AMRO/RBS, where he established the CITIC Capital China Mezzanine Fund. Other previous positions include CEO of BondsInAsia, CIO/Managing Director of Prudential (Jennison) Asia Public Fixed Income Fund, Head of Capital Markets for Salomon Brothers Asia and Head of Financing Group for Lehman Brothers Asia. In all these positions, he worked closely with the government institutions and multinational banks like Asian Development Bank, Ministry of Finance China, Korea (KDB), the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore governments for the development of the Asia Capital Markets.
Albert has been a frequent speaker on the media on Asian markets, appearing on Asian Business News, Reuters, Asian Debt Monitor and Bloomberg. Through his work with the Asian Development Bank and most governments in the Asia, he was also awarded the “Emerging Markets Superstar” by Global Finance for his contributions to the development of the Asian capital markets. He holds a BSc from Bradley University and a MIM from Thunderbird (American Graduate School of International Management).
He has always been active in charities ie. Summerbridge, a program for highly motivated, underprivileged high school students from low income families. In addition, a component of his efforts in Myanmar are related to charitable cause.