Michael S. Chae is a Senior Managing Director at Blackstone and Head of International Private Equity. He has also served as Head of Private Equity for Asia/Pacific since December 2010.
Mr. Chae also oversees private equity investments in the media and telecom sectors globally. In addition to his private equity responsibilities, he oversees the firm’s limited partner marketing personnel in Asia/Pacific and coordinates firm-wide relationships with key limited partners in the region.
Since joining Blackstone in 1997, Mr. Chae has led or been involved in Blackstone’s investments in Nielsen, Michaels Stores, The Weather Channel Companies, Hilton Hotels, Centennial Communications, Crowley Digital (Salmon PCS), Extended Stay America, iPCS, PaeTec Communications and Universo Online, and in acquisitions by American Axle & Manufacturing, and in the reorganization of Transtar.
Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Chae worked as an Associate at the Carlyle Group, L.P. and prior to that with Dillon, Read & Co.
Mr. Chae graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College, and received an M.Phil. in International Relations from Cambridge University and a J.D. from Yale Law School, where he was Managing Editor of the law review. He currently serves on the boards of Hilton Worldwide and Nielsen, and previously has served on numerous boards of portfolio companies. Mr. Chae is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Lawrenceville School and Chairman of its Investment Committee.