Kent Matla

Founder and Managing Director of Triangle Capital Partners Pty Ltd, with 30 years’ experience in Asia.

  • Lived in China full-time on-the-ground for 21 years, where he worked, built, and grew businesses
  • deep and sophisticated understanding, both commercially and culturally, of China, and fluent in Mandarin
  • 25 years, China focused corporate advisory
  • Founder and Managing Director, Triangle Capital Partners Pty Ltd
  • Executive Director, Virtual Curtain China Limited
  • Fellow, International Entrepreneurship Academy
  • Executive Committee, Australia China Business Council, WA Branch (2015–2019)
  • Fellow, Financial Services Institute of Australasia (2014–2017)
  • Fellow, Australian Institute of Company Directors (2008–2017)
  • Fellow, Hong Kong Institute of Directors (2012–2014)
  • Managing Director and CEO, GNS China, boutique corporate advisory and investment banking firm (Beijing) [2004–2014]
  • 13 years, Director of AustCham Beijing (including Deputy Chairman, Vice Chairman, and Treasurer roles)
  • Vice Chairman [2013–14] and Treasurer [2012–13], Global Mining Association of China (Beijing)
  • Founding Director, China International Alternative Investment Association (Beijing) [2009–2011]
  • MBA, Curtin University [2010]
  • International Company Directors Course Diploma, Australian Institute of Company Directors [2007]
  • Presently studying his Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) with Curtin University