Mr. Albolote joined BPEA in 2006. Mr. Albolote has extensive experience in private equity and investment banking in Asia, and in Japan in particular. From 2001 to 2005, Mr. Albolote worked as a Vice President and founding team member of Carlyle Japan LLC/Carlyle Japan Partners. Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Albolote worked with Goldman Sachs & Co. in Hong Kong, where he was responsible for executing privatizations and equity offerings for Asian corporations/governments. Prior to Goldman Sachs, he worked in the M&A group of Wasserstein Perella & Co. in New York and Tokyo, and represented the firm’s interest in their Japan JV with Nomura. Mr. Albolote also worked for The Asian Development Bank, where he focused on direct equity investments, primarily in China. Mr. Albolote received an A.B. in Economics from Columbia University and holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Mr. Albolote is fluent in English and speaks Japanese.