XIO Group Partners and Senior Management

Athene Li

Chairwoman & Partner

Athene co-leads XIO Group globally and is responsible for the firm’s global strategy. Previously, she was Head of China for Olympus Capital and worked as an investment banker for Merrill Lynch and Bear Stearns.

Joseph Pacini

Chief Executive Officer & Partner

Joseph co-leads XIO Group globally and is responsible for the firm’s global strategy. Previously, he was Managing Director and Head of Alternative Investments Strategy Group (Asia Pacific) for BlackRock and Head of Alternative Investments for JPMorgan in Asia.

Murphy Qiao

Head of Asia & Partner

Murphy heads XIO Group’s team in Asia. Previously, he was with CICC in Beijing as a  cross-border M&A expert.

Carsten Geyer

Head of Europe & Partner  

Carsten heads XIO Group’s team in Europe. Previously, he was with Permira and McKinsey & Company.

Dr. Marcel Normann

Global Head of Financial Services & Managing Director

Marcel leads XIO Group’s financial services practice and is responsible for strategy, origination, execution and value creation. Previously, he was a Partner with McKinsey & Company.

XIO Group has a world-leading, private equity and research team

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