Senior Industry Professionals include
Mr. Ai is the founding member and managing partner of China Everbright Limited New Economy Private Equity. He has over 10 years of investing experience and has led a great number of high-profile investments in the New Economy sectors, including iQIYI, Meituan-Dianping, NIO, Uxin Group, SenseTime, Neteast Cloud Music, Terminus, 4 Paradigm, Miss Fresh, Mashang Finance, Wish, ChinaUMS, Circle, Tantan, i.am+, acquisition of Osram lighting business Ledvance, HC SemiTek’s acquisition of MEMSIC INC, Shanghai Film Art Academy and etc.
Prior to joining Everbright, he was one of the core founders of EBA Investments, one of the largest real estate funds in China, which managed approximately USD 10bn assets. Prior to that, he worked for investment banking division of J.P. Morgan New York and Hong Kong.
Holds Master of Science degree in finance from Washington University in St Louis in the US, and BA in economics from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada.
Clare Bai joined China Investment Corporation (CIC) since its inception in September 2007, and served as Managing Director of Public Relations and International Cooperation Department, Managing Director of Special Investments Department, and Managing Director of Private Equity Investment Department. She is currently Head of North America Fund Mandate, Managing Director.
Prior to joining the CIC, Clare Bai worked for the Ministry of Finance for over 12 years, during which she served as Deputy Director of the International Division, Director of the General Office. During her service at the Ministry of Finance, Clare Bai gained considerable experience in international finance, fiscal and taxation policies, and participated in the design of several fiscal and taxation reforms.
Clare Bai holds a doctor’s degree in economics from the Research Institute for Fiscal Science, Ministry of Finance, and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Nankai University. She is a certified professional simultaneous interpreter after receiving two years of training at the United Nations Interpretation Program at Beijing Foreign Studies University.
Natasha Buckley joined the PRI in 2011. She is responsiblefor the PRI's work in private equity, through which the PRI acts as a globalplatform to understand and share good practice, develop reporting practices andestablish LP-GP alignment on expectations around responsible investment.
Before joining the responsible investment industry, Ms.Buckley held roles at UBS, the NHS and Simmons & Simmons (Paris). Ms.Buckley has an MSc in International Relations from the London School ofEconomics, a BA in History from University College London and has completed theOxford Private Equity Programme at the Saïd Business School, University ofOxford.
Tim Burroughs is managing editor of Asian Venture Capital Journal, having joined the publication in May 2011. He is responsible for all editorial content put out under the AVCJ brand, including Asian Venture Capital Journal, AVCJtv, AVCJ Awards and AVCJ.com. Tim previously spent five years at China Economic Review, serving as editor-in-chief and then editorial director. Located in Greater China since 2003, during which time he has lived in Beijing, Qingdao and Hong Kong, Tim has been a China-based contributor for publications including The Sunday Times, Sunday Telegraph, BBC and China Daily. Prior to moving to China, he trained and worked as a journalist in the UK. He was honored at the Society of Publishers in Asia awards in 2007, 2008 and 2010, and at the State Street Institutional Press Awards - Asia in 2012.
Linda Cai joined Loyal Valley Capital in 2017 as Partner in charge of institutional fundraising and COO. She has 14 years of experience in the private equity sector. Prior to joining Loyal Valley, Ms. Cai was the Head of Cross border investments at Hony Capital for five years, and Head of China for Partners Group prior to that. She graduated from Harvard Business School with a MBA and also holds a MS in Computer Science from California State University Northridge.
Eric Chan is a JP Morgan Asset Management Managing Director and a member of its Operating Committee Asia Pacific. Mr. Chan set up the J.P.Morgan Asset Management Private Equity Group’s Asia office in Hong Kong and looks after its Asian investment programs in primary fund, secondary and direct investment. Previously, Mr. Chan was a partner in Pantheon Ventures. Mr. Chan has served in advisory board of a number of Asian private equity funds. Mr. Chan is a member of Board of Directors of Beijing Equity Investment Development Management Company Limited.
Eddie Chen's career path crosses numerous sectors and hehas taken positions as the IT executive, diplomat, senior government officialand private equity investor. He has been posted in the USA, Sweden, France andChina.
Mr. Chen is currently the Managing Director and Head ofChina/Asia for EURAZEO S.E. EURAZEO is a leading French private equity companywith 140 years in existence and a size of 17 billion Euro PE fund. Mr. Chen hasengaged in major investment projects such as Accor, Asmodee, IES, Colisee,Fintrax, Worldstrides, etc.
Before EURAZEO, he was the Vice President for INVEST SWEDENAGENCY - a Swedish government agency. Responsible for Greater China, he hadinitiated and established a profound Sino-Swedish bilateral investmentcooperation. He completed over 200 Chinese investments to Sweden and viceversa. He is a well-known pioneer in both Europe and China in the Foreign-Direct-Investmentfield.
Before the Swedish government, he worked for UNITED NATIONSDEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (UNDP) in New York. He was the Chief of the InformationTechnology Group, with the responsibility for all IT strategy and operationsfor the UN offices in 150 countries as well as led many IT projects fordeveloping countries in all the continents. He had received recognitions fromthe UN CIO Conference (Chief Information Officer) in 1999.
Mr. Chen received a MS degree from New York University; and BS degree inComputer Science from Eastern Michigan University (USA) and Fudan University(China).
Will Chen is a Founding Managing Partner of ClearVue Partners and has 25 years of entrepreneurial and private equity experience. Will was most previously a Managing Director of DT Capital Partners. where he led investments in the Consumer, TMT, and Energy sectors.
Prior to DT Capital, Will was Founder and CEO of Accelergy Corporation, an alternative energy technology company with US and China operations.
Prior to Accelergy, Will was Founder and CEO of OnePage, Inc. an enterprise portal software company which was acquired by Sybase, Inc. (NYSE: SY) in 2002.
Before starting OnePage, Will was one of the Founders of Billpoint, Inc., which pioneered the concept of online person to person payments. Billpoint became the leading provider of person to person payment services and was acquired by eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY) in 1999 as a payment solution for their online auction marketplace.
He has also been in management positions for the internet portal Excite and Classifieds2000 (acquired by Excite in 1998), Andersen Consulting Strategic Services (Accenture), and IBM.
Harvard Business School Board of Dean’s Advisors 2015, HBS Alumni Board Director 2010-2012, Board Director of World Resources Institute (WRI), 2006 Aspen Institute Henry Crown Fellow, 2003 Entrepreneur of the Year Award- University of Florida. Chairman and President of AAMA (Asia America Multi Technology Association), Former Chapter Chair of YPO Shanghai.
MBA from Harvard Business School, BS from University of Florida.
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.
Stephen Dai holds the position of Executive Director at Legend Holdings, tracking for control and significant minority investment opportunities in consumer and service sectors. Mr. Dai was previously Director at Olympus Capital Asia, a pan-Asian private equity firm. Prior to that, he was Senior Investment Manager at Centurion Investment Management as well as Carlyle Group. Mr. Dai started his career in Ernest & Young and holds MBA and Bachelor of Finance from The University of Hong Kong.
Sean Fan is a partner in the Merchant Banking Division, Goldman Sachs. He is responsible for corporate private equity investments in China and other regions in Asia Pacific Ex-Japan. Sean first joined Goldman Sachs in 2004 as an associate and rejoined the firm in 2007 as an executive director. He was named managing director in 2011 and partner in 2018.
Prior to rejoining the firm, Sean was an associate at KKR.
Sean earned a BA in Economics and Computer Science from Yale University in 1999 and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 2004.
Frankie Fang is the founding managing partner of Starquest Capital, which is a leading China-based investment firm focusing on private equity and fund of funds opportunities with initial AUM of around RMB 30 billion. Mr. Fang oversees the FoF investment, financing and various businesses activities. Mr. Fang is also serving as a mentor for graduate students in School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University.
Prior to founding Starquest Capital, Mr. Fang has served as the President of LGT Capital Partner in China for 12 years. LGT Capital Partner is a leading global alternative investment specialist with USD 60 billion of AUM managed by Princely Family of Liechtenstein.
Mr. Fang has invested over USD 1.5 billion in Chinese private equity market, including long-established GP such as CDH investment, CITIC Capital, Sequoia Capital and Legend Capital, as well as some newly built GP like Primavera, Joy Capital, and Banyan Capital. Mr. Fang is the member of Advisory Committees for over 20 funds in China and a member of the China Insurance Regulatory Commission Expert Committee.
Before joining LGT Capital Partners in early 2007, Mr. Fang worked for AXA Private Equity Group in Singapore focusing on FoF and direct investment in Pan-Asia. Prior to that, Mr. Fang served as project director in Burger King China branch and was responsible for the business expansion. Mr. Fang began his career as a senior consultant in Andersen Consulting.
Mr. Fang holds a Bachelor of Accounting from Shanghai Jiao Tong University and an MBA degree from INSEAD Business School. He has over 20 years’ experience in the financial industry. Mr. Fang is currently an EMBA candidate in the People’s Bank of China School at Tsinghua University.
Mr. Fang also holds the Chinese CPA qualification. His native language is Mandarin. He is fluent in English, French as well as Cantonese and proficient in German.
Ms. Fang is Deputy General Manager of CCT Fund Management Company Limited (诚通基金管理有限公司), managing the China Structural Reform Fund (中国国有企业结构调整基金) ，responsible for company’s investment and research business lines. She has years of extensive work experience in private equity (including direct and FOF investments), distressed assets acquisition, project finance/export credit as well as corporate and investment banking areas both domestically and internationally.
Ms. Fang started professional career in 1991 as a banker at ICBC (Industrial and Commercial Bank of China), then had held key positions with China Ex-Im Bank, GE Capital (UK and China), IBM China Investment Fund, AIF Capital, and China Reinsurance over years. Ms. Fang now is based in Beijing.
Managing Director at SAIC Capital Company Limited, General Manager of the Fund of Funds Department, member of FOF investment committee.
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and technology from Shanghai Jiaotong University, dual master's degree in MBA and MEM from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, PhD candidate in Accounting at Fudan University.
Mr. Fei has rich experience as well as good market reputation in FOF, financial regulatory authorities, private equity funds, strategy consulting, and business operations.
Mr. Fei was a core member at CDB Capital FOF, the earlist and biggest FOF in China, being responsible for investing and managing several famous funds like CDH Investments, Boyu Capital, GP Capital, as well as raising 15 billion RMB for CBD Capital FOF II.
Previously, Mr. Fei served as deputy director at Emerging Finance Development Department in Financial Services Bureau of SFTZ(Pudong district), as well as director(deputy director level) at Private Equity Development Office. He has also served as senior consultant in financial industry at Roland Berger.
Moreover, Mr. Fei has taken a temporary post in AMAC, being a member of investment committee at CICC Pudong FOHF, and has completed research and investment of nearly 0.6 billion RMB in FOHF.
JP Gan has been a Managing Partner and member of the investment committee of Qiming Venture Partners since 2006. Mr. Gan was ranked #30 globally by Forbes Magazine’s Midas List in 2017 and has been named a top ten venture capitalist in China by multiple magazines and institutions including the Forbes China, ChinaVenture, CBN Weekly several years in the row. His successful investments include Meitu Inc. (1357.HK), Ctrip.com International Limited (CTRP.Nasdaq, a director since 2001), Dianping.com (merged into China Internet Plus Holding), Jiayuan.com, Taomee, ATL and PPS Inc. (acquired by Baidu).
Previously, Mr. Gan spent five years at The Carlyle Group and was a Director and founding member of Carlyle’s Asian venture fund. He also worked at KongZhong Corporation as its Chief Financial Officer, as an investment banker at Merrill Lynch, and as a consultant at then-Price Waterhouse.
Mr. Gan obtained his BBA from the University of Iowa and his MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is a member of the Chicago Booth’ Global Advisory Board.
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.
Dr. Gu is Vice Chairman and President of Xpeng Motors, a leading electric vehicle company in China. He is responsible for XPENG's strategy, finance, fundraising, investments and globalization efforts.
Prior to joining Xpeng, Dr. Gu was a managing director, Chairman of Asia Pacific Investment Banking and a member of J.P. Morgan’s Global Strategic Advisory Council, and was instrumental in building J.P. Morgan’s franchise in the Asia Pacific region. Between 1998-2004, Dr. Gu also served as an M&A banker at Lehman Brothers in New York.
Dr. Gu has advised numerous global leading companies on their strategy and landmark transactions totaling over $200 billion volume. He currently serves as a co-Chairman of JPMorgan's Asia Pacific Council. He is a member of the Greater China Advisory Committee of Yale School of Management, as well as a trustee of Yale China Association.
Dr. Gu holds an MBA from Yale University, a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Washington Medical School, and a bachelor degree in Chemistry from the University of Oregon.
Herry is Founding Partner of Lightspeed China Partners (LCP), a leading China-focused early-stage venture capital firm with investments in mobile Internet, consumer services, and enterprise IT. LCP manages around $1B assets through three USD funds and one RMB fund. Previously, Herry was an Executive Director with Lightspeed Venture Partners (LSVP), and joined the Shanghai office in 2008. Headquarted in the Silicon Valley, LSVP manages over $4B assets and has offices globally.
Herry’s investments at LCP and LSVP include Tujia, Full Truck Alliance (Yun Man Man), Fang Duo Duo, Xing Bian Li, Trusted Doctors, Ifchange, PPDai (NYSE:PPDF), LianLuo Interactive (SHE: 002280) and MediaV (acquired by Qihoo), etc.
Herry was on the 2018 Top 100 VC in China by China Venture. Herry was on the 2017 Top 50 VC Investors in China by Jiemian, Toutiao and Golden Rolls. Herry was on the Cyzone.cn's list of “China Top 40 Investors under 40" for year 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.
Previously, Herry was a consultant with McKinsey & Company, assisting clients in hi-tech, telecom, media, automotive, and energy industries. He worked closely with board members at Fortune 500 and domestic clients. Additionally, he interacted closely with various domestic government bodies and on NGO projects.
Prior to McKinsey, Herry worked as an engineer at Microsoft China. He is the founder of a McKinsey alumni investors' group, ExMcK@Investment, which has more than 200 VC and PE members across China.
Ms. Hong is the Founding Partner of the growth fund Gaocheng Capital, a Hillhouse family company. Ms. Hong has over 12 years’ experience on the growth fund investing in private equity market, and leads investments over $3 billion including Meituan, Didi, Kidswant, Mobike, Uxin, Mogu Street, Wind, Deppon, ZTO Express, Zhaopin.com, Yitu Tech, Youzan, 100Credit, Baifendian, Alibaba, Soufun, RT-MART, Xiabuxiabu and etc.
Prior to launching Gaocheng Capital, Ms. Hong was the Partner of Hillhouse Capital Group, focusing on private equity business, and was also the member of Hillhouse Investment Committee. Hillhouse is one of the leading fund in Asia with managing over $48billion in assets. Previously, Ms. Hong was the Managing Director and Head of global emerging market consumer &retailing sector of General Atlantic and she was also the General Manager of Beijing branch of General Atlantic. Prior to General Atlantic, Ms. Hong worked in Warburg Pincus and McKinsey.
Ms. Hong received a MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.A.in International Finance & a M.A. in Engineering Management from Tsinghua University.
Ms. Hong was on the ranking list of 2017 China Investor Top 50(Sina), 2017 China Investors Top 100 (Qingke Group), China AI Investor Top 10 (36kr), 2016 China Venture-Financial Times China Top Investors and etc.
James Ieong founded Pagoda in 2015 at Beijing China as a global investment platform transcending geographical boundaries. For the past 25+ years, his footprints have been found in various leading financial institutions across China and Asia Pacific, including CIC, QIC, Credit Suisse, JP Morgan and StateStreet.
In the most recent one decade, Mr. Ieong has been mainly shaping sovereign wealth funds strategy on private equity investment and portfolio construction, with roles including Managing Director at China Investment Corporation (CIC) and Senior Advisor to Queensland Investment Corporation (QIC).
Mr. Ieong has bachelor degree in Economics and Finance from RMIT University and Master in Applied Finance from Macquarie University in Australia.
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.
Khaled Ben Jilani is a Senior Partner and a member of the ExCom of AFRICINVEST. He oversees the Innovation team and the financial sector team. Since joining AfricInvest in 2001, Khaled has been involved in the structuring, fundraising and management of 3 PE and VC investment funds and has overseen >30 investments across Africa in innovative companies and in financial institutions. Khaled is also a startup ecosystem activist that has advocated for simpler regulations and laws for startups and has helped governments draft startup and VC friendly laws and regulations. He is also an angel investor. Before joining AfricInvest, Khaled was successively an analyst at Barclays Bank working on European payment systems, a developer in a Tunisian venture where he designed RTGS and Net payment systems now running in 18 African countries, and tech strategy consultant at Proxicom, a technology consulting firm in the US.
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.
Ralph Keitel is Principal Investment Officer and Regional Lead for PE funds in Asia-Pacific in the Private Equity and Investment Funds group of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank Group. Since joining IFC in early 2006, he has been responsible as Regional Lead for IFC’s private equity fund activities in Eastern Europe/Russia (2006-2008), Africa (2008-2011), Latin America (2011-2014) and East Asia (since 2014).
Prior to joining IFC, Ralph was with Caisse de Dépot et Placement de Québec (CDP) in Montréal, where he managed a portfolio of VC funds in North America and Europe. Previously, he spent five years with Technologie-Beteiligungs-Gesellschaft mbH (“TBG”, now part of the KfW Group, Frankfurt), providing early-stage venture capital financing for technology start-up companies before assuming responsibility for TBG’s funds portfolio.
Ralph holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Bonn (Germany) as well as a post-graduate degree in Finance and Management (Dean’s Honour List and recipient of the American Express Award for outstanding academic achievements) from McGill University in Montreal (Canada).
During his 17 years in the funds industry, and working for 3 different institutional investors, Ralph has lead more than 30 investments in funds across all regions (both developed and emerging markets), stages and industries and sat on more than two dozen advisory boards. In addition, Ralph has been involved with both secondary- as well as numerous co-investment transactions. He also served as trustee on the World Bank Pension Fund’s board of trustees between 2013 and 2015 and currently serves as a board member of the SVCA (Singaporean Venture Capital Association).
Chris Lerner is a global Partner and Head of Asia for Eaton Partners where he leads the origination and execution of fundraises, secondaries and strategic advisory. Mr. Lerner has over 18 years’ experience in private markets investments and investment banking with over $15 billion in completed transactions. He is based in China where he has lived and worked for fifteen of the last twenty years. He began his career with Citigroup and its predecessor firms, Salomon Brothers and Smith Barney.
Mr. Lerner received an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA from Tufts University. He also earned a Certificate in Mandarin Chinese from the College of Foreign Languages in Beijing. Under his leadership, Eaton Partners has been awarded Private Equity International’s fund placement firm of the year in Asia for the past three years, and secondary advisor of the year in Asia for 2016.
David Lin was previously a Managing Director for CITIC Goldstone Investment Co. Ltd, the direct investment arm of CITIC Securities. Prior to joining Goldstone, Mr. Lin was the Head of Global Fund Investments and Asian Direct Investments for Teachers’ Private Capital, the private equity investment arm of Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan. Mr. Lin was involved in making a number of international private equity fund and direct investments.
Mr. Lin was a director on the boards of Almatis and New Zealand Yellow Pages Group, two of the direct investments he oversaw for Teachers’. Mr. Lin has sat on the advisory boards of a number of leading private equity funds and has been involved in the creation of several new private equity firms sponsored by Teachers’, including Actera Group (Turkey’s largest private equity fund), FountainVest (a China-focused growth equity fund), MBK Partners (one of Asia’s largest buyout funds), and Park Square (one of Europe’s largest private mezzanine debt funds).
Previously, Mr. Lin worked in investment banking at National Bank Financial and at GE Capital as a financial analyst. Mr. Lin holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Toronto and an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.
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.
Paul Liu is the founder and CEO of Huisheng Consulting, who has garnered abundant experiences in Due Diligence, Corporate M&A and Restructuring of Financially Distressed Companies. Under his leadership, Huisheng Consulting deploys professional teams who have successfully delivered more than 1400 Due Diligence projects for the institutional investors in a wide range of areas such as Medical industry, Consumption, TMT, Finances, Education, Culture and Entertainment, Tourism, Automobiles, Manufacturing and Real Estate. As of today, Huisheng Consulting provides services for 70% of the first-class Private Equity doing investment here in China.
Mr. Liu used to serve as the Director and General Manager of SY Capital where he had led more than 10 transactions related to equity investment and corporate M&A in areas including New Materials, Consumption, Agriculture and Industrial Manufacturing.
Also, Mr. Liu used to serve as the VP of the SY AMC project as well as the Deputy General Manager of Business Division where he engaged mainly in the pricing, acquisition and settlement of NPL. The size of the OPB on NPL that Mr. Liu priced and managed exceeds RMB 20 billion.
Paul Liu has acquired a Bachelor’s Degree in Law and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, as well as a lawyer’s qualification certificate.
Wanlin Liu is a Managing Director of The Carlyle Group focused on China, including both Buyout and Growth opportunities. She is based in Shanghai.
Prior to joining Carlyle, Ms. Liu was a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs Principal Investment Area. Ms. Liu has been investing in China and other Asian markets for 15 years, with wide experiences ranging across several industries, including healthcare, education, logistics, and financial services. While at Goldman Sachs, Ms. Liu was a director of Neusoft Medical, Topknow Industries, and Minsheng Education. Prior to that, Ms. Liu worked in the investment banking division at Credit Suisse.
Partner of Vision Plus Capital. VPlus is a China VC fund founded by experienced Internet executives and investment professionals. VPlus deal examples include Tantan, Miss Fresh, AISpeech, XinChao etc. Previously Director of TMT Investments at Temasek China, deals includes Xiaomi, Didi, Meiduan Dianping etc. PhD of Electrical Engineering at Cambrige University, England.
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Dr. MA Jun is the Director of the Center for Finance and Development, Tsinghua National Institute of Financial Research. He is appointed as the Member of the monetary policy committee of the people's Bank of China. He is also Chairman of Green Finance Committee of China Society for Finance and Banking, and Co-chair of G20 Green Finance Study Group. Before joining Tsinghua University, he was the Chief Economist at the Research Bureau of the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) from 2014-17. Prior to that, he worked for 13 years at Deutsche Bank, where he was Managing Director, Chief Economist for Greater China, and Head of China and Hong Kong Strategy. From 1992-2000, he worked as public policy specialist, economist and senior economist at the International Monetary Fund and World Bank. From 1988-1990, he was a research fellow at the Development Research Center of China's State Council.
Dr. Ma has published fourteen books and several hundred articles. His main research areas include macroeconomics, monetary policy, financial market development, as well as environmental economics. In 2014, he led China’s green taskforce which developed 14 policy recommendations on establishing the “green finance system” in China and, in 2015-16, he led the drafting of China’s Green Finance Guidelines, which became the first comprehensive policy framework for green finance in the world. As co-chair of the G20 Green Finance Study Group, he played a critical role in formulating the global consensus on green and sustainable finance development.
Dr. Ma was frequently rated at the top in his fields by various investor polls during his investment banking career. His accolades include the No.1 Asia economist and the No.1 China analyst in Institutional Investor’s survey for four years in a row (2009-2012), and many awards for his books over the past years. In 2016 and 2017, he received awards from First Financial and AsiaMoney for his outstanding contribution to China’s green finance development.
Dr. Ma received his Ph.D. in Economics from Georgetown University in 1994, and his master's degree in Management Science from Fudan University in 1988. He is Special Advisor on Sustainable Finance to United Nations Environment, and Member of China’s Finance 40 Forum.
Bill leads the investment, portfolio construction, and fundraising efforts of the Private Credit Team, and manages key relationships with general partners in North America and Europe.
Prior to joining Adams Street, Bill was head of the US Private Debt Group (at the time the Mezzanine Debt Group) at Oaktree Capital Management. In this role he developed the strategy, managed the team, and approved the investments. In conjunction with Oaktree’s in-house marketing team, Bill led the fundraising effort for each of the three funds for which he was responsible.
Prior to Oaktree, Bill worked at J.P. Morgan, where he was the Co-Head of both the Leveraged Finance Origination Team and the High Yield Capital Markets Group. Bill previously worked at NationsBank as head of the high yield business where he was responsible for the High Yield Origination Team, the High Yield Capital Markets Group, Private Placements, and NationsBridge (the banks bridge loan unit). Bill commenced his career at Bear Stearns.
Bill is Chair of the Adams Street Partners Private Credit Investment Committee and a member of the Executive Committee.
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.
Daisy joined KPMG Beijing Financial Advisory Services practice in 2000. She has nearly 20 years experience in mergers and acquisitions, assisting multinational companies and Chinese clients in their investment activities around the globe.
During 2008 to 2011, Daisy was seconded to KPMG London Office. Daisy specialized in the Energy and Natural Resources (ENR) sector, ranging from oil and gas, mining and renewable energies. Her primary focus was to assist Chinese companies investing in the UK and Europe. In addition, she provided advices to international clients which had plans to invest or to expand operations in China. During that period, Daisy also worked in KPMG Global Chairmen’s Office and assisted global leadership in managing KPMG’s global initiatives.
Daisy returned to KPMG Beijing Office in August 2011, leading a dedicated team in the ENR sector. Since her return, she has completed a number of high profile transactions assisting Chinese companies for their overseas deals and multinationals investing in China, leading financial due diligence, SPA assistance and negotiation support, etc.
Selected clients include: CNPC, Sinopec, CNOOC, SinoChem, CGN, Shell, Yanchang Petroleum, Zhenhua Oil, Xinjiang Guanghui Petroleum, Beijing Gas, Guangzhou Gas, Morgan Stanley PE, HOPU Fund, Silkroad Fund, IDG, etc.
During 2016 and 2018, Daisy took the role of the Chief Operating Officer of Global China Practice (GCP). GCP helps Chinese companies invest overseas and multinational companies enter or expand in the China market. Daisy managed and coordinated with local China Practices in nearly 60 countries, which serve as the ‘bridge’ connecting KPMG’s Chinese clients with the local project teams, as well as helping multinational companies investing into China, to help both domestic and foreign companies grow and achieve real results.
Weichou Su is a Partner and head of Asia with the StepStone Group. He is responsible for the firm’s investment activities in the Asia, including primary, secondary and co-investments. With more than $250 billion of total capital allocation, StepStone cover the spectrum of opportunities in private market with its 18 offices across globe.
Prior to joining StepStone, Mr. Su was a Managing Director of the Hina Group, an investment banking and private equity firm with a focus on Greater China. Before that, Mr. Su held a number of senior executive positions with leading global telecom and technology companies. Mr. Su was also Managing Director of the United States Information Technology Office (USITO) in China.
Mr. Su holds a joint MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and an MA from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Jim Tsao is Chairman and Head of China and based in Permira's Shanghai office. He has worked on a number of transactions including Grobest.
Prior to joining Permira, Jim was Partner, in charge of China, for Unitas Capital (formerly known as JP Morgan Partners Asia) for more than 10 years.
Before that, Jim had a distinguished career in the food and beverage industry. He was the CEO of the Hong Kong listed Lam Soon Group and Managing Director for Asia at Lion Nathan, the leading brewer conglomerate in Australia and New Zealand.
He holds an MBA from the University of Chicago, USA and is an Economics graduate of the National Taiwan University.
Jeffrey Wang is a Partner and Managing Director of BDA Partners. Since joining BDA in 2002, he has advised on numerous PRC acquisitions, JVs and direct investments on behalf of multinationals; portfolio company exits and corporate divestments for private equity groups and multinationals; as well as global outbound acquisitions for Chinese businesses. Before joining BDA, Mr. Wang worked in Shanghai and Hong Kong for the Asian Investment Banking Division of Salomon Smith Barney, a subsidiary of Citigroup and Schroders PLC, where he advised global clients on inbound investments into China and Chinese companies on IPOs and private placements. Prior to that, he worked as a Correspondent Banking Officer in the International Division of the Bank of Communications, one of the largest commercial banks in China. Mr. Wang is fluent in Mandarin and English and was educated at Peking University (BA, Economics).
Dr. Jonathan Wang is a Partner at OrbiMed, the world’s largest healthcare-dedicated investment firm, where he founded OrbiMed Asia. He is a HKEX Biotech Advisory Panel member and is a co-founder and former Chairman of BayHelix, a premier organization of Chinese healthcare business leaders. Under the supervision of Eric Kandel, a Nobel Laureate, he obtained a Ph.D. in Neurobiology from Columbia University. He was rewarded the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Research Fellowship at Columbia. He also earned an MBA from Stanford University. He has close to 30 years of healthcare and life sciences experience, spanning investment, entrepreneurship, finance and research. He has been named one of the top 10 healthcare investors in China (ChinaVenture) and has invested in many successful companies, such as ZAI Lab, Genewiz, Apollomics, ForteBIO and EA. He serves as the Chairman of Apollomics Pharmaceuticals.
Mr. WANG Lin, Founding Partner of CDH Investments, has been actively investing in China since the late 1990s. WANG Lin is the Managing Partner of CDH Venture and Growth Capital Fund, which focuses on financing fast growing, innovative companies that are driving change in China’s domestic consumption sectors including healthcare, supply-chain/consumer, and Artificial Intelligence.
WANG Lin has played a key role in more than $1 billion of equity investments in more than a dozen companies since joining the CDH Founding Partners in 1999. While WANG Lin has invested in a variety of sectors in China, he has focused on the healthcare sector since early in the 2000s. Some of his notable investments include Ciming Healthcare, HarMoniCare Medical (1509.HK), Kanghong Pharmaceutical (002773.SZ), Sunshine Insurance and a number of other healthcare and consumer related companies.
Prior to CDH, WANG Lin worked for China International Capital Corporation Limited in the Direct Investment Department and China National Investment and Guaranty Co. Ltd. He received his Ph.D. and M.S. degree from the Research Institute for Fiscal Sciences of the Ministry of Finance and his B.S. degree from East China Jiao Tong University.
Steven Wang is former senior partner and investment committee member of CDH. He has more than 10 years of experience in the medical industry and healthcare investment and focuses exclusively on healthcare services, medical device and pharmaceutical sectors. Prior to CDH, Mr. Wang served at Avenue Capital, Lehman Brothers (London) and Becton Dickinson Group. Over the last ten years, Mr. Wang was responsible for transactions totaling more than 1.5 billion dollars, including mergers & acquisitions, restructuring of publicly listed companies, growth and early stage investments.
Some of Mr. Wang's representative deals include WuXi AppTec(603259), Kanghong Pharm (002773), KangNing Hospital (HK.02120), New Century Hospital(HK.01518), Yuwell (002223), New Eyes (430140), Linwha(835637), STA(832159), Poly(300630), Phamaron, Mindray, Angel’s Women and Children Hospital, Zhonghe Pharmaceutical, Kintor Pharmaceutical, Malo Clinic, Dr. Cuiyutao , General Healthy etc.
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 managing director 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.
Eric Xin is the Senior Managing Director and Managing Partner of CITIC Capital China Private Equity. Previously, Mr. Xin was a management consultant with McKinsey & Co. in Shanghai and Washington, D.C. Mr. Xin has an MBA from Harvard Business School, with Honors, and a BA from Peking University.
Ms. Sandy Xu is Myrtus Capital’s CEO and founding Managing Director, responsible for the firm’s investment and management. Ms. Xu has 13 years of private equity experiences including 12 years fof experiences. Myrtus Capital is a China based family office and alternative investment firm with US$900 million equivalent assets under management, mainly invests in primaries, secondaries and co-investments opportunities in China and developed countries.
Prior to Myrtus Capital, Ms. Xu was a Director at StepStone which is a global private markets firm overseeing approximately US$60 billion of private capital allocations, including over US$10 billion of assets under management. She was responsible for Asia especially China’s investments, and also developed the fund investment and advisory business for Chinese clients for China RMB funds and overseas USD funds. Prior to StepStone, Ms. Xu worked at Auda Alternative Investments which is a family office and global FoFs in Hong Kong and New York on the primary investment team. She has helped to build up the firm’s operation in Asia and was responsible for Greater China, Japan, Korea and Australia’s investments. Ms. Xu started her career with PriceWaterhousecoopers as a senior consultant based in Hong Kong.
Ms. Xu completed her MA and BA in The University of Hong Kong and Peking University. She is fluent in Mandarin, English, Cantonese and Japanese.
Jessie Yan is Director at Lunar. Lunar invests in companies where the Chinese consumer is driving explosive growth through a control-oriented, operationally involved, platform-building investment strategy. Ms. Yan has more than a decade of private equity and M&A experience and focuses her efforts across structuring transactions, due diligence and monitoring, and general administration of the Firm. Prior to Lunar, Ms. Yan served as a Director at Citic Securities in their private equity group and was with White & Case, and was for a time seconded the Global M&A Competence Centre of Nestle in Vevey, Switzerland. Ms. Yan, a native to Beijing, received her Bachelor degree from University of Adelaide in Australia.
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.
Zhan is an Investment Principal responsible for origination and execution, and is based in the firm’s Hong Kong office.
Prior to joining Coller Capital in 2016, Zhan was a Director at BlackRock Private Equity Partners. Previously, he worked at Swiss Re Private Equity Partners and Adveq Management in Zurich, Beijing and Hong Kong.
Zhan has a BEng in Environmental Engineering from Tianjin University, an MSc in Environmental Science from Nanyang Technological University and an MBA from INSEAD. Zhan is a CFA Charterholder.
Henry Yin advises clients on mergers and acquisitions (including cross-border/outbound investments), private equity, early and late-stage venture capital and growth investments, joint ventures, PIPEs, financings, going-private transactions and other general corporate matters associated with companies in and outside of the US and China in such diverse industries as life sciences, technology, film, digital media, financial services, ecommerce, software, hardware, education, manufacturing, consumer, logistics, automotive, real estate, reinsurance, pharmaceuticals and infrastructure.
Henry started his legal career in the New York office of Skadden Arps and was a partner in the Hong Kong office of Kirkland & Ellis prior to joining Cooley.
Henry is a native Mandarin speaker and is also fluent in English. He is admitted to practice in New York.
Mr. Bin Yue is a Founding Partner of Gaorong Capital. He focuses on investment in TMT sector.
Bin's investments include Xiaomi (01810.HK), Huami (NYSE: HMI), Zhongrongjin (acquired by Homa Appliances), DeePhi (acquired by Xilinx), Testin, Nuro, Yitu, Tianrang, Yibot, Roborock, Tigerobo, inspir.ai, Innovusion and Oasis Labs, etc.
He was elected as "The Most Popular Founding Partners of the Year" by China FOFs Alliance, "Top 10 Influential VC Investors of the Year" by China Renaissance Partners, "China's Best VC Investors" by Forbes China and "China's Most Popular Investors among Entrepreneurs" by 36Kr in 2018; "Top VC Investors in China" by Jiemian in 2017; "China Top Cross-border Investors of the Year" by ChinaVenture & Hurun in 2016.
Prior to founding Gaorong, Bin was a VP at IDG Capital Partners. Prior to IDG, Bin worked for China Renaissance Partners, providing private placement and M&A services, clients included Qihoo/360, Baofeng, Renren and Kaixin001. Mr. Bin Yue received his bachelor and master's degree in Computer Science from Peking University in 2005, focusing on networking and distributed system research.
Xun Zeng is a fund formation partner of Cooley. Xun’s practice is focused on the formation, structuring and operation of venture capital, private equity and co-investment funds. She also advises fund sponsors regarding upper-tier arrangements, carried interest plans and related governance matters.
Xun also has extensive experience in representing institutional investors (including sovereign wealth funds, insurance companies and funds of funds) and other investors in connection with investments in private funds, including buyout funds, venture capital funds, credit funds, hedge funds and separately managed accounts.
Xun is the first resident partner of Cooley’s Beijing office. She is a native Mandarin and Cantonese speaker and fluent in English.
Xun is admitted to practice in New York.
Jacqueline Zhang is an Executive Director at Hopu Investments. She started her career at Morgan Stanley IBD in its Financial Institutions Group in New York, where she focused on the fintech and insurance sectors, and was involved in the restructuring of AIG on behalf of the Federal Bank of New York. She subsequently joined Texas Pacific Group (TPG)’s investment team in Asia, where she sourced and led execution for its consumer and TMT investments in the Greater China region.
Ms. Zhang joined Hopu Investments in 2017 where she is responsible for covering the firm’s technology, consumer, and cross-border investments. She led Hopu’s investment in Sensetime and is a currently a board observer.
Ms. Zhang received her Bachelor of Arts (cum laude) from Yale University with a major in Economics and Mathematics, and was one of the 3 students admitted into Yale from Mainland China in her class.
As founder and CEO of Lighthouse Capital, Leo Zheng joins the ranks of China’s new investment banking elite with a cultivated expertise in financial consultancy work for the TMT sector. With years of experience in the field and a deep, researched understanding of China’s internet industry, he brings a powerful combination of broad vision and deep insight to his work guiding entrepreneurs at Chinese startups from their earliest stages to maturity.
In the four years since Leo founded Lighthouse Capital in September 2014, the company has risen to recognition as a TOP3 investment bank in China’s private equity finance sector. Currently, upward of 70 leading enterprises have completed transactions with Lighthouse Capital for a total of more than 6 billion US dollars, with these clients’ total market value today exceeding 60 billion US dollars. Key cases to date include Kuaishou, Bilibili, QuTouTiao, Zhihu, Lalamove, Shan Song, Kuikan Manhua, Weltmeister, Hellobike, and Maimai.
Leo is former VP of Zero2IPO Capital, where he oversaw a transaction volume of several million US dollars through private placement financing and M&A for mobile internet companies. Most notably, he oversaw WPP’s acquisition of IM2.0. In addition, he successfully founded and secured angel investment for an early online edtech venture, and has previously worked for Simochem (an A-list Fortune 500 company) in finance, auditing, and M&A, as well as tax advising and strategy. Prior to Simochem, Leo worked for Ernst & Young as an auditor and consultant. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Xiamen University.
Since joining Ping An in 2013, she has been focusing on building up overseas investment platform for Life insurance asset, including both public and private equity investments.
Prior to joining Ping An, Lili worked for six years at Sun Life Insurance Company of Canada in Toronto headquarter, where she was responsible for managing insurance asset and fund investments in international markets, especially European and Asian area.
Lili is a CFA charter holder and she holds an MA in Economics from Concordia University in Canada and a BA in Finance from Dalian Maritime University in China.
Vivian Zheng is a Partner at Advantage Partners, a mid-market buyout fund manager founded in Japan 25 years ago. As firm’s Greater China head, she has been leading the investment activities in the region and have made buyout investments in F&B, packaged food, kids education, and modern services industries, etc.
She has over 20 years of experience in private equity investment, management consultancy, and corporate management. Prior to joining the Advantage Partners, she was a Managing Director at PineBridge Investments (former AIG Investments), where she led the China PE investments in automotive, luxury retail, entertainment, and education industries. In addition, she has been serving on the board of Minth Auto Group (a leading global automotive supplier) and Fufeng Group (a leading corn-based fermentation bio chemical company), both of which are listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange main board.
Before joining PineBridge, Ms. Zheng was a senior partner at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants and a Principal with the Boston Consulting Group for more than 12 years. Being a pioneer in China's management consulting industry from mid 90’s, Ms. Zheng has extensive experience in strategy development, organizational restructuring, brand management, global sourcing, JV strategy, and post-merger integration.
Ms. Zheng also served as Group Vice President and President of Brilliance Auto Group Sales Company, leading the company’s restructuring as an outgrowth of her engagement as a consultant at BCG. She started her career in the computer industry in China and the US in the early 90's.
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.