Mai has spent over 20 years in the finance industry and primarily worked in Japan and Hong Kong. Prior to joining Thrive Alternatives, she spent a total of 12 years as a limited partner at Asia Alternatives and Wilshire Associates, investing in private equity in Asia through primary funds, secondaries and directs. Prior to her private equity career, she held positions at Morgan Stanley, Nikko Citigroup and Deutsche BankGroup at its respective investment banking divisions covering Japanese corporates and government agencies.
Mai holds an Executive MBA from INSEAD and Bachelor of Arts degree in International Business and Economics from Sophia University.
She was born and raised in Japan but has spent part of her childhood in the US.