Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group today announced that it has promoted 29 professionals to senior positions: 9 to Managing Director and 20 to Principal/Director. (Principals and Directors are the same level in Carlyle parlance; Principal is the title used in North America and Director is the title used in Europe and Asia.) The individuals work in Carlyle’s offices around the globe conducting buyout, growth capital, real asset and global market strategies transactions, as well as investor services activities. New Managing Directors (Group; Location): David Han – Asia Buyout; BeijingIan Jackson – Distressed Debt; LondonKeith Taylor – Financial Services; Washington, DCPrabu Davamanirajan – GMS Infrastructure; New YorkFernando Pinto – South America Buyout; Sao PauloCharles Zyngier – Investor Relations; Sao PauloSameer Bhargava – Investor Services, Corporate Development; Washington, DCKaren Vejseli – Investor Services, Fund Management GMS; New YorkDaniel Mutzig – Investor Services, Internal Audit; Arlington New Principals/Directors: David Bluff – Asia Buyout; SydneyNina Gong – Asia Buyout; BeijingLing Yang – Asia Buyout; Hong KongSam Wu – Asia Growth; BeijingGavin Lu – Asia Real Estate; ShanghaiEric Byun – Distressed Debt; New YorkFlorian Kreuzer – Europe Buyout; LondonFilippo Penatti – Europe Buyout; MilanCarsten Quehl – Europe Real Estate; MunichJason Khaksar – Europe Technology; LondonWill Smales – Europe Technology; LondonWilliam Allen – Financial Services; New YorkTom Hennigan – GMS Finance; New YorkSung-yong Choi – Investor Relations; SeoulAnita Balaji – US Buyout; New YorkMike Gozycki – US Growth/Carlyle Equity Opportunity Fund; Washington, DCPeter Rooney – US Real Estate; New YorkDavid Rand – Investor Services, Equity Management; Washington, DCChad Means – Investor Services, Human Resources; Washington, DCAdam Childers – Investor Services, Partnership Accounting; Arlington About The Carlyle Group The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) is a global alternative asset manager with $157 billion of assets under management across 101 funds and 64 fund of fund vehicles as of September 30, 2012. Carlyle's purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of our investors, many of whom are public pensions. Carlyle invests across four segments – Corporate Private Equity, Real Assets, Global Market Strategies and Fund of Funds Solutions – in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, North America and South America. Carlyle has expertise in various industries, including: aerospace, defense & government services, consumer & retail, energy, financial services, healthcare, industrial, technology & business services, telecommunications & media and transportation. The Carlyle Group employs 1,300 people in 32 offices across six continents.