Tian Ai is a Vice President advising Carlyle's funds on growth capital investments in Asia. He is based in Beijing.
Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Ai was an Associate with TPG Capital for two years, where he was responsible for screening, evaluating and executing private equity investment opportunities across consumer, retail, industrials, FIG, healthcare, TMT and other sectors in China. Prior to that, Mr. Ai spent four years at Goldman Sachs, where he was a direct-promote Associate and engaged in cross border M&A, principal investments, domestic and overseas equity offerings for both Chinese SOEs and private companies.
Mr. Ai received his bachelor’s degree in mathematics-economics from Wesleyan University where he was a Freeman Asian Scholar. Mr. Ai serves on the Alumni Association Executive Committee and is the China regional captain for University Relations and Admission of his alma mater.