National Advisory Council

Richard Folsom

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Member Since: 2018


Qian Folsom

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Job Title: Co-founder & Representative Partner
Company: Advantage Partners, LLP
Location: Hong Kong


  • private equity investing
  • strategy consulting


Richard Folsom co-founded Advantage Partners in Tokyo in 1992, a private equity investment firm actively investing in companies in Japan, China, and Southeast Asia. He grew up in Provo, earned his bachelor’s degree in Japanese at BYU, and spent several years working at Bain & Company in Tokyo as a consultant before earning his MBA from The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania. Richard enjoys traveling, hiking, fishing, skiing, playing squash, photography, spending time with his family, and, of course, watching BYU sports. Richard and Quin have a combined family of four children.