After 26 years in America and 17 years since the inception of the Parthenon Group, of which he was a co-founding partner, Kosmo Kalliarekos has joined Baring Private Equity Asia as a senior member of that firm. The firm, which manages over $2.0B in assets investing in growing companies throughout Asia, has offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, and Tokyo, and plans to open offices shortly in Beijing and Mumbai.
Kosmo was a founding member and senior partner with The Parthenon Group, a strategic advisory boutique consisting of 150 members located in Boston, London, and San Francisco. At Parthenon, he headed the firm's Education Industry Center of Excellence. For over 15 years, Kosmo advised clients on issues related to operational excellence, extensive corporate strategy development, and new venture creation.
Kosmo has been a featured speaker on issues relating to the education industry at several forums, including the Congressional Joint Committee on Education, the World Bank, and the American Association of Publishers, among others.
Kosmo graduated from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He received an MBA with High Distinction from Harvard Business School.