Mr. Colby is a Managing Director of The Carlyle Group, where he works with investors as well as serving on the Investment Committees for Carlyle Japan Partners I & II, Carlyle's Japanese leveraged buyout funds launched in 2001 and 2006 respectively. He is based in Washington, DC.
Prior to joining Carlyle in 1998, Mr. Colby was a Senior Managing Director and member of the Board of Directors of Equinox Group Holdings, Ltd., a merchant bank specializing in private equity investments and corporate advisory services in Asia. Prior to that, Mr. Colby was a General Partner of The Blackstone Group, and before that was head of Asian mergers and acquisitions at The First Boston Corporation in Tokyo. While at Blackstone and First Boston, Mr. Colby worked on acquisitions by Asian companies of U.S. companies as well as Asian market entry strategies for U.S. multinationals. Previously, he was Resident Senior Attorney in the Singapore Office of Coudert Brothers, an international law firm. Mr. Colby also served in the Nixon Administration as Staff Assistant (Foreign Affairs) on the National Security Council under the direction of Dr. Henry A. Kissinger.
Mr. Colby is a graduate of Princeton University and Yale Law School. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the International Institute for Strategic Studies, and serves on the Investment Committee of the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs in New York and on the Board of Directors of the Center for the Study of the Presidency in Washington, DC.