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Melissa Obegi

Asia General Counsel, Bain Capital Asia, Hong Kong, China/USA

Melissa Obegi is Asia general counsel for Bain Capital, based in Hong Kong. She is responsible for transactional, portfolio, and operational legal matters and risk management for Bain Capital's private equity and credit businesses in the Asia Pacific region. Prior to joining Bain Capital in 2012, Melissa was a managing director and Asia regional counsel for Oaktree Capital in Hong Kong. She started with Oaktree Capital as associate general counsel at its Los Angeles headquarters in 2002. Prior to that, she held various positions with the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, a U.S. government agency that supports investment in global emerging markets with private equity investment funds, project finance, and political risk insurance. Melissa began her career with Coudert Brothers in New York as an associate in the International Banking group. She holds a J.D. from the School of Law at the University of California, Los Angeles, and a B.Sc. in foreign service from the Foreign Service School at Georgetown University. Melissa is a Fellow of Salzburg Global Seminar.