Partner, East Capital
Karine Hirn is one of the founding partners of East Capital. She is Responsible Officer and CEO of East Capital Asia Ltd, based in Hong Kong. Between 2010 and 2013, she was based in Shanghai as East Capital’s Chief Representative in China. Prior to moving to Shanghai in 2010, she was the CEO of East Capital AB.
Karine is Senior Advisor to the Asia Investment team and is a board member of a number of East Capital entities in Luxembourg. She is a French trade counsellor, Vice Chairman of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and board member of the European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong.
Prior to East Capital, Karine was responsible for Eastbridge Bank in Moscow, and between 1994 and 1995 she was a consultant for various financing projects in the Volga region in Russia, and responsible for a credit risk training programme at NBD Bank in Russian Nizhny-Novgorod. Karine has a degree from EM Lyon in France and a post-graduate degree from Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris. Karine also studied at the Moscow Financial Academy and the Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration in Helsinki. She is fluent in French, English, Russian, Swedish and is learning Chinese.