Alex Popov is Head of Illiquid Credit Strategies and Head of Carlyle Credit Opportunities. Mr. Popov is a member of the Carlyle Credit Opportunities Fund Investment Committee and the Carlyle Strategic Partners Funds Investment Committees. He is based in New York. Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Popov was a Managing Director at HPS Investment Partners (f/k/a Highbridge Principal Strategies) from 2008 to 2016. At HPS, he led investment activities in the United States for HPS Mezzanine Funds I & II and was a member of the Investment Committee for HPS Mezzanine Fund III and HPS’ firm-wide Credit Committee. Mr. Popov founded and led the firm’s real estate credit platform and served as a member of the Board and Investment Committee of the joint venture between HPS and The Related Companies. Before joining HPS in 2008, Mr. Popov worked at Oaktree Capital Management, focusing on credit investments across various sectors. Earlier in his career, he worked at American Capital Strategies and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. Mr. Popov received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University and his MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business.