Mr. Bulakul is a Vice President in Ares Asia, where he focuses on credit. Prior to joining Ares in 2023, Mr. Bulakul was an Investor on the Asia team at L Catterton, where he focused on structured investments across Asia. Previously, Mr. Bulakul was a Senior Analyst in investment banking at Citi, based in Singapore. Mr. Bulakul holds a B.A., with honors, from Amherst College in Economics and an M.B.A., with honors, in Management, Business, Energy, Environment, and Sustainability from The University of Pennsylvania Wharton School, where he serves as an Alumni Fellow for the Asia Executive Board. He also attended The Hotchkiss School, where he serves on the Alumni Association for Asia.