Mei Colani Li
Head of Private Credit
Mei is the Head of Private Credit and co-founding member of VIAM’s private credit business. She has over 20 years of experience in finance and middle market direct lending across the Asia Pacific region.
Prior to joining VIAM, Mei was a Partner at ADM Capital, a generalist credit investment manager with over 20 years track record investing across the Asia Pacific region and over US$1.5 billion in managed assets. Mei spent 16 years at ADM Capital, originating, structuring and managing all aspects of the investment process through multiple cycles in both performing and distressed situations across the Asia Pacific region. Post investment, Mei sat on numerous boards of directors and advised on growth and restructuring initiatives as part of the ongoing portfolio management responsibilities. As Head of the Asia Pacific investment team and a voting member of the investment committee, Mei oversaw approximately US$1.3 billion in new investments, growing the firm’s presence from an emerging markets specialist to pan Asia player, strengthening the self-origination and capital preservation focus.
Mei started her career at KPMG, primarily focused on the audit of financial institutions and received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Wales, Cardiff.