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Mr. Eddie Chen's career path crosses numerous sectors and he has taken positions as the IT executive, diplomat, senior government official and private equity investor. He has been posted in the USA, Sweden, France and China.
Mr. Chen is currently the Managing Director and Head of China/Asia for EURAZEO S.E. EURAZEO is a leading French private equity company with 140 years in existence and a size of 17 billion Euro PE fund. Mr. Chen has engaged in major investment projects such as Accor, Asmodee, IES, Colisee, Fintrax, Worldstrides, etc.
Before EURAZEO, he was the Vice President for INVEST SWEDEN AGENCY - a Swedish government agency. Responsible for Greater China, he had initiated and established a profound Sino-Swedish bilateral investment cooperation. He completed over 200 Chinese investments to Sweden and vice versa. He is a well-known pioneer in both Europe and China in the Foreign-Direct-Investment field.
Before the Swedish government, he worked for UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (UNDP) in New York. He was the Chief of the Information Technology Group, with the responsibility for all IT strategy and operations for the UN offices in 150 countries as well as led many IT projects for developing countries in all the continents. He had received recognitions from the UN CIO Conference (Chief Information Officer) in 1999.
Mr. Chen received a MS degree from New York University; and BS degree in Computer Science from Eastern Michigan University (USA) and Fudan University (China).
Dr. Jeffrey Chi is a Managing Director of Vickers Venture Partners, Vice Chairman of Vickers Capital Group and a member of its Investment Committee. He is also former Chairman and currently Ambassador of the Singapore Venture Capital & Private Equity Association. Dr. Chi also sits on the advisory panels of the Monetary Authority of Singapore, the commercialization arm of A*Star and the National University of Singapore Division of Engineering and Technology Management. Based out of Shanghai, Dr. Chi heads Vickers Venture’s investments in Asia and has investments in artificial intelligence, blockchain technology, education, e-commerce, healthcare/wellness and financial services (including fintech).
Formerly a corporate finance specialist with and Executive Director at Pegasus Capital, he has managed engagements for large and small clients in both the public and private sectors. Prior to Pegasus Capital, Dr. Chi was a senior consultant with the Monitor Group. Dr. Chi's operational background includes seven years on the management team of an engineering group with operations in Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, China and Indonesia. As its Managing Director, he led the group into the Enterprise 50 in 1997 in Singapore.
Dr. Chi is a C.F.A. Charter holder and graduated from Cambridge University with 1st Class Honours in Engineering. He earned his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in organizational knowledge and information technology.
Ted Chu, Chief Economist, IFC, responsible for overseeing IFC’s economic research. Ted Chu has over 20 years of experience in the private sector as a business economist, focusing on promoting investments in emerging markets and improving global financial asset allocation. He was chief economist for Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, and global chief economist for General Motors. He also worked as a macroeconomist at the World Bank, a management science consultant at Decision Focus, Inc., a Silicon Valley startup, a professor of economics at New York University -Abu Dhabi, and a management consultant at Arthur D. Little, Inc. with a deep insider knowledge of how private sector works and dynamic interactions between private initiatives and policy reform. He has deep interest in philosophical questions, founded CoBe Institute, and is the author of Human Purpose and Transhuman Potential – A Cosmic Vision for Our Future Evolution (2014).
Edward J. Grefenstette serves as President/CEO and Chief Investment Officer of The Dietrich Foundation, a ~$950 million charitable foundation that was formed following the passing of William S. Dietrich II in October 2011. The Dietrich Foundation primarily supports higher education institutions and other civic and charitable organizations in Western Pennsylvania. Ed previously served as Treasurer/Chief Investment Officer of Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), where he was responsible for managing its endowment and tax-exempt debt program. Prior to CMU, he co-founded a small-cap private equity fund, following seven years in investment banking and law. He earned his AB in Economics with honors from Georgetown University, a Juris Doctor with honors from Georgetown University Law Center, and an MBA in Finance and Strategy with honors from CMU. He currently serves as a trustee, director and/or investment committee member of CMU, the University of Pittsburgh (IC chair), the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), The Hillman Company, and The Hillman Family Foundations, as well as an advisory board member of Commonfund Capital.
Mr. Ieong has more than 25 years of private equity investment and asset management experience. Prior to founding Pagoda, Mr. Ieong was a senior executive at CIC, China's Sovereign Wealth Fund and QIC, Australian Sovereign Wealth Fund. Pagoda Capital Partners is a seasoned private equity manager that captures opportunities arise from consumer upgrade with a dedicated focus on healthcare, and other opportunistic unicorn deals across multiple sectors.
Mr. Ieong holds Bachelor's Degree in Economics and Finance from RMIT University and Master's Degree in Applied Finance from Macquarie University in Australia.
Mr. Tony Jiang is a co-founder and partner at Ocean Link. He leads all of Ocean Link's investments, and he currently serves on the board of eLong, Mafengwo, Yitiao, New Century Kaiyuan Hotels, Ruby Hotels & Resorts, and Mind Education. Prior to founding Ocean Link, Mr. Jiang was with The Carlyle Group from 2006 to 2016 focused on private equity investments in Asia. Earlier in his career, Mr. Jiang worked in the investment banking division of Deutsche Bank. He received a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University with full scholarship.
Peter Keehn is Global Head of Private Equity at Allstate Investments, a subsidiary of the Allstate Corporation that manages approximately $85 billion on behalf of Allstate’s insurance subsidiaries and pensions. Peter leads a team located in Chicago and London that manages Allstate’s $5 billion global fund and direct portfolio, covering corporate and Infrastructure/Real Asset investments. He represents Allstate on numerous fund advisory and portfolio company boards. From 2007 to 2010 Peter also established and managed Allstate’s UK-based investment affiliate. He joined Allstate Investments in 2003. Previously he was a Principal at Waud Capital Partners and a Director at Northwestern Investment Management Co. Peter has an AB from Brown University, an MBA from Northwestern University, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Peter is a Partner responsible for origination and execution, and is based in the firm’s Hong Kong office.
Prior to joining Coller Capital’s London office in 2009, Peter was in the Healthcare Investment Banking Team at Merrill Lynch in London. Previously, he worked in the Real Estate, Corporate Securitisation and Infrastructure Finance team at Barclays Capital in London.
Peter graduated from Imperial College London and the University of Cambridge.
Min Lin is a founding partner of NewQuest and leads the firm’s Greater China business. Min also oversees investments in the renewable energy and industrials sectors. Min has over 15 years’ experience in finance and principal investing in the United States and Asia. Prior to NewQuest, she was a Director focusing on China investments for Bank of America’s Asia Private Equity Group based in Hong Kong.
Prior to relocating to Hong Kong, Min worked for several years at Merrill Lynch in New York within the structured finance group. She has also previously worked as an accountant for Arthur Andersen in China.
Min received her MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management in Cambridge, MA and an undergraduate degree from Lingnan (University) College of Sun Yat-Sen University in Guangzhou, China. Min studied in the EMBA program of Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business in Beijing. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst. Min currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Lingnan (University) College of Sun Yat-Sen University and the MIT Sloan Alumni Board. Min is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.
Jerry Mao has been with Lunar for over a decade, and together with our partners has built Lunar into China’s leading consumer buyout firm. Today, Lunar owns majority controlling stakes in numerous well-known apparel, food, beverage, lifestyle and entertainment business. Jerry started as an entrepreneur in Shanghai and was selected as one of 30 to participate in Jack Ma’s Hupan University, a training program for leading Chinese CEOs and entrepreneurs, along with the founders of such businesses as Ele.me, Liby Enterprises, and BabyTree. He is a recognized leader in the Chinese PE community, and was recently recognized as a “Top-10 buyout dealmaker” from China Bridge and “Top Investor” from the China Association of Private Equity. He graduated from Shanghai International Studies University.
Sally Shan joined HarbourVest in 2012. She focuses on building and enhancing relationships with institutional investors and general partners in China.
Sally joined the Firm from JPMorgan Securities Asia Pacific, where she served as managing director and Head of Technology Investment Banking since 2006. Prior to that, Sally spent ten years at Lehman Brothers’ Global Technology Investment Banking group in the Silicon Valley and New York. Earlier in her career, Sally worked at private equity firm ASIMCO, focused on direct investments in China.
She received a BA in Economics from Renmin University in Beijing in 1992 and an MBA from Yale School of Management in 1997.
Mr. Wong has worked at PAG for 8 years and is based in Shanghai. He is primarily involved in PAG’s private equity investments in the China market. From 2005 to 2011, Mr. Wong worked at Newbridge Capital (subsequently rebranded TPG Asia) based in Hong Kong and Beijing. Prior to Newbridge Capital, Mr. Wong worked in the investment banking division of Morgan Stanley in the Hong Kong, San Francisco and Beijing offices from 1999 to 2005.
Mr. Wong graduated with honors from the University of California, Berkeley.
Esther Wong is head of strategic investment in SenseTime, also a founding partner of SenseTime’s AI fund with AUM of RMB 5bn. SenseTime investment focuses on investing companies in AI ecosystem and finding long term strategic partners.
Esther previously ran Equity Capital Market in Bocom International, China's fifth largest bank, where she was in charge of overseas IPOs and equity placements. Esther began her career 20 years ago as an analyst on Wall Street with ABN Amro; her last role in New York was Head of Sales and Trading for Cazenove Asia (acquired by JPMorgan) whereby she was the first Chinese and first woman to be appointed that position. She moved to Hong Kong in 2006 to support launching of CICC’s US office, and in the process, rated as one of Greater China's Top Institutional Sales by Asia Money Magazine 5 years on a row.
Esther graduated with Associate Degree in Hospitality Administration in Glion Institutes, Switzerland; followed by BA(s) in Economics and Political Science in SUNY Stony Brook.
Paul Yang(Hong Kong) joined KKR as a Member and Head of Greater China in 2017. Prior tojoining KKR, Mr. Yang was the President and CEO of the China DevelopmentFinancial Corp. ("CDFC"), one of the oldest and largest merchantbanking groups in Asia with over $20 billion in assets. He led a team of over7,000 people with operations in Taipei, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Seoul, Singapore,Bangkok, and Jakarta. Having joined CDFC in 2005 as its Chief Investmentofficer and head of its private equity operation, he was promoted to the CEOrole in 2011. During his tenure, Mr. Yang successfully restructured itsthen-proprietary private equity operation into a fast-growing asset managementfranchise and was credited with completing a series of strategic acquisitionsin banking and securities that has transformed CDFC. Prior to CDFC, he wasmanaging director and head of private equity and Mezzanine Finance at DBS Bankin Hong Kong. He has held positions at ICG Asia, Goldman Sachs, GeneralAtlantic and Boston Consulting Group in the U.S. and Asia. He received his M.S.and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at MIT and his M.B.A. at Harvard.
Mr. Richard Zhang is the Chief Investment and Financing Officer of Full Truck Alliance (“FTA”), the merged entity of Truck Alliance and YMM, and the Executive President and CFO of Truck Alliance. Richard is a veteran of the financial industry with over 14 years’ experience as an investment banker, who led over $100bn financing and cross boarder M&A transactions. Prior to joining Truck Alliance, he was the Managing Director and Head of Asia General Industrials Investment Banking of Bank of America Merrill. Richard received his MBA degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He also holds a Master degree in Accounting and Mathematics, and Dual-Bachelor degrees in Accounting and Mathematics with honors from University of Waterloo in Canada. He is a CFA Charterholder and a CPA.
Xiaolin is a Director in JD’s Strategic Investment team, and is responsible for developing and implementing the group strategy of JD via investments and M&A.
Prior to JD, Xiaolin was an Investment Director in LeEco’s Corporate Finance team. Between 2014 and 2015, she co-founded and held the title of Head of Finance and Business Development at YouJie YouHuan, a China P2P start up fintech company based in Beijing.
Xiaolin started her career as an investment banker at Merrill Lynch in 2009, and was an associate in Deutsche Bank’s Technology, Media, and Telecommunications team between 2011-2014. She was born and raised in China and received a full scholarship to study in Singapore and the US, graduating with a First-Honor Bachelor Degree (Major in Quantitative Finance) from the National University of Singapore.