BOARD OF GOVERNORS
Mr Akarin Gaw
Mr. Gaw is an Operating Partner at The Yucaipa Companies, LLC., a private investment firm founded by Ron Burkle, focused on investments in the consumer, retail, logistics, hospitality and real estate sectors. Mr. Gaw has been with Yucaipa since 2006 and has over 20 years of experience in private equity investing and operations strategies. As part of his work with Yucaipa’s investment portfolio, Mr. Gaw currently leads Asia Strategic Development for Soho House & Co., since 2015, and had recently served as Executive Director of China Merchants Americold (HK) Holdings Company, Ltd. from 2010-2019, a joint venture between Americold and China Merchants Group.
Mr. Gaw started his career in investment banking at Merrill Lynch in New York and Singapore, and was a private equity investor at Gilbert Global Equity Partners, LP, where he focused on the US and the emerging markets, before joining Yucaipa.
Mr. Gaw graduated from Harvard College with an A.B. in economics.