Alice Chow has re-joined the Search Investment Group, where she had previously worked for two years from 2002.

Chow will be working as an executive director in the six-strong private equity team, which manages several direct investments across Asia. She will be reporting to senior managing director David Pierce.

She had spent 2005 helping Michael Ying, the Chairman of Esprit Holdings, to set up his family office in Hong Kong.

Prior to her first stint with Search she had worked with QED Global Limited, a Hong Kong-based tech company, and before then was with the consulting firm McKinsey. She started her career doing cardiovascular research with Genentech, having studied molecular biology at the University of California in Berkeley.

The Search Investment Group is the private investment firm of Robert Miller, a founder of Duty Free Shoppers, which he now co-owns with LVMH. Search Investment Group owns a controlling interest in Search Alternative Investments Limited (Sail), an alternative asset management firm based in Hong Kong that specializes in fund of funds products.