Kenneth S. Courtis is Founding Chairman of Next Capital Partners, and of Next Capital Advisors. He is former Managing Director of Goldman Sachs, and Vice Chairman, Goldman Sachs Asia, and continues to advise the firm globally. He is one of the world’s leading investment bankers and analysts of Asian economies. He has led a number of large, international corporate transactions centred on Asia, and pioneered in number of investment banking areas across the Asia Pacific. Widely sought after by the heads of major corporations and investors for his knowledge of how global market forces, finance, politics, and corporate strategy interact, Mr. Courtis advises major clients throughout the Asia–Pacific region, as well as in Europe and North America.
He received his undergraduate degree from Glendon College in Toronto and an M.A. in international relations from Sussex University in the United Kingdom. He earned an M.B.A. at INSEAD (the European Institute of Business Administration), and received a Doctorate with honours and high distinction, from L’Institut D’etudes Politiques, Paris.