Mr. Au is a Partner in the Ares SSG Group, where he is primarily responsible for identifying, assessing and executing investments in Greater China. He is the legal representative of Ares SSG's operating entities in China. Prior to joining Ares in 2020, Mr. Au was a Managing Director at SSG Group and has been responsible for the full lifecycle of investments in Greater China since the group's establishment in 2009. Previously, Mr. Au was a Vice President in the Asia Special Situations Group at Lehman Brothers, where he built and managed the group's portfolio in Greater China. In addition, he was a Senior Associate on the Private Equity Team at San Shan Capital as well as an Associate on the Private Equity Team at Fortress Investment Group. Mr. Au began his career in the investment banking division of Goldman Sachs, New York. Mr. Au holds a B.Sc., cum laude, from Columbia University in Computer Science and in Economics.