Carlos M. Aquino
Carlos M. Aquino is Managing Director of CMA Pacific Partners, a management consultancy based in Hong Kong, which he founded in 2002 but suspended from 2006-2013 while fully committed at TPG Capital. He remains a Senior Advisor to TPG and was, until recently, a Director in TPG’s Operations Group in HK. His focus at TPG has been assisting portfolio companies in both industrial and consumer products and services sectors on long-term transformation and operational improvement programs.
Mr. Aquino remains on the Boards of HCP Packaging (the world’s #3 primary-package supplier to the cosmetics / skin care industry, with HQ in China) and TPG Wholesale Private Ltd. (franchisor for Vishal MegaMart, the #2 hypermarket chain in India). He is also advising e.l.f. (a fast-growing
US cosmetics brand) on upgrading their China sourcing / supply chain operation. In earlier years, he served as Board Chairman & Director at Avon Japan (a top cosmetics / skin care direct selling brand), Board Director at NIS Japan (a non-bank financial services Co serving the property
sector), Senior Advisor to the Board at TakaraTomy (#2 toymaker in Japan), and Senior Advisor to the Board at Hanaro Telecom (#2 fixed-line telco in Korea).
Prior to joining TPG, Mr. Aquino founded & built CMA Pacific Partners, serving portfolio companies of private equity, fast-growth family-owned SMEs, and regional MNCs in Asia-Pacific.
He also held previous positions as Vice President responsible for customer relationship management, customer service, and eBusiness at 3COM’s international operations. Prior to that, he held several leadership roles at GE, including most recently at GE Medical Systems, where he led the company’s Sourcing and eBusiness operations for Asia-Pacific from headquarters in Japan. He has lived & worked in the Asia-Pacific region continuously since 1998.
In addition, Mr. Aquino has spent many years as a strategy / operations consultant, including at Booz & Co. (formerly Booz-Allen & Hamilton) in New York. Early in his career, he worked in and around the transatlantic aerospace industry as a marketing executive and consultant. Mr. Aquino received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and has a Masters of Public Affairs (International Relations) from Princeton University. He is a GE-certified Six Sigma expert.