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Interview

Carlyle CEO sees global uncertainty giving rise to opportunity

Lee bullish long-term on Asian markets despite turmoil

Carlyle Group CEO Kewsong Lee sees "very vibrant" opportunities in Asian markets like China, India and Japan. (Photo courtesy of the Milken Institute)

NEW YORK -- While the conflict in Ukraine has hit the brakes on M&A activity and private equity fundraising for now, there are still positives to be found, according to Carlyle Group CEO Kewsong Lee.

"The best CEOs and the companies in the industries around the world are starting to try to think through what are the opportunities that are being created. That's the mindset that Carlyle has," said Lee, who talked with Nikkei about the promise he sees in the energy transition and in Asia.

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