Senior Advisor & Chairman of Investment Committee
Bruce Allen is an independent consultant that has been providing his expert advice to Baird Capital for several years. He works with our China team, providing strategic advice to the General Partner, assists with our evaluation of investment opportunities and works with our team to build value within the existing portfolio. In addition, in select situations, Bruce may be engaged directly by portfolio companies in Board roles and/or as a direct consultant to those companies.
Bruce is the former CEO of AIF Capital Ltd., a Hong-Kong based registered investment adviser that managed two private equity funds, the Asian Infrastructure Fund (AIF I) and Russell AIF Asia II (AIF II). AIF I was a US$780 million fund that made direct investments across Asia in the transportation, telecommunications, and power sectors. AIF II was a $100 million generalist private equity fund invested in a variety of businesses with assets in China, India, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan. AIF Capital also managed over $200 million in co-investments in both funds. AIF Fund II had a similar investment profile to Baird Capital Partners Asia. As CEO of Fund II, Bruce raised, oversaw the deployment of and monitored the fund. Bruce also served on the Board of Directors of a number of AIF portfolio companies across Asia. He is currently active as a private direct investor. Prior to AIF, Bruce held positions at Frank Russell Company (a U.S.-based investment firm), with First Boston Corporation (a Wall Street investment bank), and with Cummins Engine Company. Bruce is a holder of the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, he holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business, as well as an MS in Mechanical Engineering and a BS in Agricultural Engineering, summa cum laude, both from the University of Illinois.