Hiroshi Kawahara is a Managing Director advising on buyouts in the technology, media and telecom sectors. Mr. Kawahara is based in Tokyo.
Since joining Carlyle in 2006, Mr. Kawahara has been actively involved with Carlyle's investment in current portfolio companies, Qualicaps Group, AvanStrate Inc., Broadleaf Co., Ltd., Simplex Inc., WingArc1st Inc. and Money Square Holdings, Inc..
Prior to joining Carlyle, he was with General Electric Japan and GE Equity in Tokyo. Prior to that, he was with J.P. Morgan Investment Banking Group in Tokyo and the Long-term Credit bank of Japan in Tokyo and NY.
Mr. Kawahara graduated from Keio University majoring in economics. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the US, a Registered Management Consultant in Japan and a Fellow Member of The Family Business Advisors Association Japan (FBAA).
He serves on the Board of Directors of WingArc1st Inc. and Money Square Holdings, Inc. and previously served on the Board of Directors of Qualicaps Group, Broadleaf Co., Ltd., Simplex Inc. and AvanStrate Inc..