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Watanan Petersik is a senior advisor for TPG Capital and has been in the financial industry for over 30 years. During her banking career, she held senior management positions in research and banking for a series of European and American banking firms in Bangkok and Hong Kong. Her last positions before leaving full-time banking in 2006 were managing director of investment banking and chief of staff/COO Asia ex-Japan for Goldman Sachs. Watanan sits on the boards of CIMB Thai Bank and PTT Global Chemical in Thailand, and CIMB Group Holdings in Malaysia, She is also on the board of the Lien Centre for Social Innovation at Singapore Management University. Watanan is a Fellow of the second class of the Africa Leadership Initiative-South Africa as well as a member of and senior moderator for the Aspen Global Leadership Network.