Arif Sidharta is an Associate of Mizuho Asia Partners Pte Ltd. Arif is an Indonesian national whose responsibility is execution of the Fund’s investments in Southeast Asia and coverage of Indonesia.
Prior to joining Mizuho, Arif was an Associate at Black River Asset Management (now known as Proterra Investment Partners), the private equity arm of Cargill, the US agriculture giant. While at Black River, he focused on deal execution across Southeast Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. He completed few investments as well as an exit. Arif specialized in the consumer sector, particularly in food and agribusiness industries.
During his time in business school, Arif had the experience working with CapVest, a leading European mid-market private equity firm, in London and with Creador, a South and Southeast Asia focused private equity firm, in Jakarta. He focused on deal execution in the consumer, healthcare, education, and business services sectors across Europe and in Indonesia.
Arif holds an MBA (Distinction, Dean’s List) from London Business School and a B.BA (Honours, Distinction) from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. He is a CFA charterholder.