Mr. Kersman is a managing director and head of PIMCO in Asia-Pacific. Based in Hong Kong and Singapore, he is responsible for setting strategic direction for the region and leading a team of professionals to deliver investment solutions and service to Asia-Pacific clients. He is also an elected member of the firm's managing director selection committee. Mr. Kersman was previously head of strategic accounts for PIMCO’s U.S. global wealth management business and before that, the head of PIMCO Latin America. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2005, Mr. Kersman worked at BBVA’s pension fund in Argentina, where he focused on product and business development. He has 23 years of investment and financial services experience and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a J.D. degree from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.