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[January 09, 2013]

Blackstone names Gautam Banerjee as chairman of Blackstone Singapore

Jan 09, 2013 (M2 EQUITYBITES via COMTEX) -- Investment and advisory firm, Blackstone (NYSE:BX) on Tuesday named Gautam Banerjee as the chairman of Blackstone Singapore amd also to Blackstone's International Advisory Board.

Most recently, Banerjee was the executive chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Singapore and also served as a member of its Global Strategy Council and as COO for PwC for China, Japan, Korea, Australia and Southeast Asia. He is a vice chairman of the Singapore Business Federation and serves on the boards of Singapore Airlines, the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation, the Economic Development Board, the Straits Trading Company Ltd, the APEC Business Advisory Council and the Yale-NUS College.

Banerjee has also served on the Corporate Governance Council of the Monetary Authority of Singapor, the Companies Act Reform Steering Committee. He was a Nominated Member of Parliament in Singapore from 2007 to 2009 and served as a member of the Economic Strategies Committee chaired by the Finance Minister of Singapore from 2009 to 2010.

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