Afzal (“Al”) is the Founder, Chairman and Managing Partner of Arcis Capital Partners LLC. He leads firm’s corporate development, engages with major investors and deal makers, and actively leads major deals.
Prior to founding Arcis, Al was a partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers (“PwC”), one of the world’s largest accounting, tax and advisory firms. He worked in PwC’s China/HK offices as well as New York City office.
Over the past 25 plus years, Al has led extensive work across and advised clients on new ventures and M&A opportunities in the financial services, wealth and asset management, real estate, business services, and technology industries in the US, China/HK and broadly in Asia Pacific.
Al has spent 14 years in China, over two 7-year stints (1982-89 and 2005-12). As a result, Al has gained front line experience and deep knowledge of China’s economic, regulatory, and social developments, as well as its cross-border investment flows. Al is a member of The National Committee on US-China Relations (www.ncuscr.org).
Al received a BE degree from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China on an international cultural exchange scholarship, an MS degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH, and leadership development programs at Yale and INSEAD.
In addition to English, he is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and Urdu/Hindi.