Ian Fujiyama is a Managing Director with U.S. Buyout, focusing on buyouts and strategic minority investments in the aerospace, defense and services sectors. Mr. Fujiyama is based in Washington, DC.
Since joining Carlyle in 1997, Mr. Fujiyama has led all of Carlyle’s recent investments in the Federal services sector, including Booz Allen Hamilton and ARINC. Beginning in 1999, he spent two years in Hong Kong and Seoul working in Carlyle's Asia Buyout fund, Carlyle Asia Partners, where he was a founding member of the team and helped lead Carlyle’s investment in KorAm Bank, Carlyle’s first investment in the financial services industry. Mr. Fujiyama was also involved in a number of successfully exited holdings, including ARINC, United Components, Inc, Lear Siegler Services, EG&G Technical Services and CPI.
Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Fujiyama was an Associate at Donaldson Lufkin and Jenrette Securities Corp, with a focus on high yield and merchant banking transactions.
Mr. Fujiyama received his BS in economics, summa cum laude, from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a concentration in finance.
Mr. Fujiyama has served on the boards of ARINC, Booz Allen Hamilton, Dynamic Precision Group, CPI and United Components. Additionally, Mr. Fujiyama serves as the Chairman of Carlyle's Diversity and Inclusion Committee.