Ernest joined OCP Asia in August 2016 as a Senior Portfolio Manager, was named Principal in 2020 and made a Partner of the Firm in 2023. Prior to OCP Asia, Ernest was Head of Principal Finance for Asia ex-Japan at Nomura for four years and also a member of the Board of Directors of Nomura Special Investments Singapore, the primary investment and lending entity for Nomura in Asia. Before that Ernest held various senior roles at Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse in their private financing and emerging markets financing business, respectively. He has had a career in finance since 1999, originally starting in corporate finance and M&A division.

Ernest holds a Master of Science (Applied Statistics) from the University of Oxford (1998) and a Bachelor of Science (Actuarial Science) from the London School of Economics (1st Class Honors, 1997).