Senior Industry Professionals include
Suyi is responsible for leading CPPIB’s investment activities in Asia Pacific and overseeing its portfolio of Asia Pacific investments.
Suyi joined CPPIB in 2007 and established our first international office in Hong Kong. She oversaw the private equity business in Asia as Head of Private Equity Asia until early 2016.
Suyi has over 15 years of private equity investment experience, including at Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and The Carlyle Group. She also worked at McKinsey & Co. in various Asian countries and at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Suyi holds a BA in International Economics from Seoul National University and an MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. She is a Certified Public Accountant.
She currently serves on the Board of Home Plus, one of the largest multi-channel retailers in South Korea.
•“School of 1992” - iconic Chinese entrepreneurs and investors rising from the Era of Economic Reform
•Ph.D. in Finance, EMBA at China Europe International Business School, Outstanding alumni at CEIBS’ 15th anniversary
•Before founding GIG, Dr. Cai had over 10 years' work experience in state-owned scientific research and design companies. Inspired by the speech of Deng Xiaoping during his inspection in Southern China in 1992, Dr. Cai decided to explore the field of venture capital as a member of the renowned JUNAN SECURITIES, later GUOTAI JUNAN SECURITIES, and sponsored the most remarkable IPOs at that time.
•GIG, led by Dr. Cai, is one of the top healthcare investment institutions in China and has earned reputation in both business innovation and investment philosophy.
Mr. Gan is a founding partner of INCE Capital which closed its maiden venture capital fund at $351,888,000 in 2019. Mr. Gan had been a Managing Partner and member of the investment committee of Qiming Venture Partners for 13 years. Mr. Gan started his venture capital career at The Carlyle Group in 2000 and was a Director and founding member of its Asian venture fund. He is an independent director of Trip.com Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: TCOM) and Bilibili Inc. (NASDAQ: BILI).
Mr. Gan has been named a top Venture Capitalist in the world four years in a row by the Forbes Magazine’s Midas List and was ranked #5 globally in 2019. He has been named a top ten venture capitalist in China and Asia by multiple magazines and institutions including Fortune Magazine, AVCJ, Zero2IPO, ChinaVenture, 36Kr and China Renaissance. His successful investments include Bilibili Inc. (NASDAQ: BILI, a director since 2015), Trip.com Group Limited (NASDAQ: TCOM, a director since 2001), Dianping.com (merged with Meituan, HKEX: 03690), Musical.ly (acquired by ByteDance and became TikTok), Meitu Inc. (HKEX: 1357), Jiayuan.com, PPS Inc. (acquired by iQiyi), and ATL.
Mr. Gan also worked at KongZhong Corporation, Merrill Lynch, and 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.
Edward J. Grefenstette serves as President/CEO and Chief Investment Officer of The Dietrich Foundation, a ~$1.0 billion 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/charitable organizations in Western Pennsylvania. Ed previously served as Treasurer/CIO of Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). 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 and Juris Doctor from Georgetown University and an MBA in Finance and Strategy from CMU. He currently serves as trustee and IC member of CMU and as trustee and IC Chair of University of Pittsburgh and The Hillman Family Foundations.
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.
Mr. Koh is co-founder and CEO of Shunwei Capital, an early to growth stage venture fund with over US$3 billion in funds under management. Shunwei Capital invests primarily in China, and also in India and Indonesia.
Mr. Koh has extensive investment experience, spanning multiple industries, including TMT, manufacturing, retail & consumer and logistics. At Shunwei Capital, Mr. Koh is responsible for overall investment and management, and has led the firm’s investments in mobile internet, IoT, Internet+, deep technology, India and Indonesia.
Mr. Koh’s representative investments include Xiaomi (1810.HK), 17zuoye, DXY, Patsnap, Onemore, Kingsoft (3888.HK), BlueD, ShareChat, Meesho, KrazyBee and Gojek. He was formerly a board member of Xiaomi and was involved in fund raising, investments and strategy in the early years of its founding.
Before co-founding Shunwei Capital, he held various positions with C.V. Starr, GIC, AIG and Deutsche Bank. Mr. Koh graduated from the National University of Singapore and Stanford University. He is currently a member of the International Advisory Council in China of Singapore Management University.
Maggie has a broad range of experience spanning from fund formation, downstream investments, capital markets and corporate finance.
Maggie's practice has a particular focus on formation, structuring and maintenance of various types of open ended and close ended funds including hedge funds and private equity funds. She works extensively with hedge fund and private equity managers, family offices, banks, fund administrators, custodians and investors.
Maggie's fluency in the Chinese language (both Putonghua and Cantonese), familiarity with both the Western and Chinese business etiquette and culture, along with her solid training with leading onshore and offshore firms, allow her to tailor her services to meet the needs of clients in this region.
Prior to joining the offshore world in 2010, Maggie practised for several years as a Hong Kong lawyer at international law firms including Slaughter and May.
Wanlin Liu is a Managing Director focused on China, including both Buyout and Growth opportunities. She is based in Hong Kong.
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.
Daizong joined NewQuest in 2016 and leads the Firm’s China business and Beijing office. He also oversees investments in the food and beverage, retail, education and e-commerce sectors. Daizong has more than 20 years of investment and private equity experience in China and brings with him a diverse set of skills from deal origination and structuring to hands-on operating experience with portfolio companies. Prior to NewQuest, he was Managing Director at CVC Capital Partners, based in Beijing. Before CVC, he served as Senior Vice President and CIO of Sinobo Group, a Chinese investment holding company, and CFO of Little Sheep Group Ltd., a Hong Kong-listed restaurant group, which was subsequently sold to Yum! Brands. Daizong also previously worked for 3i plc and the investment banking division of Goldman Sachs in Hong Kong. He holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor’s in Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He is fluent in English and Mandarin.
Huai (Harry) Wang is the CEO & Founder of Linear Capital (Linear), a fund with USD230M equivalent AUM specialized in data technology and AI investments related to China and the greater Asia area. Harry has led investments in more than 50 technology companies, including sector leading startups such as Horizon Robotics, FraudMetrix, SensorsData, Kujiale, Tezign, WM Motor, etc. Total market cap of Linear portfolio companies reaches around US$11 billion. He also served as a CEO advisor to Dianping.com and Baixing. In 2013, Huai published a book, How Facebook was Engineered, which became popular in the Internet startup community. He served as a Judge for Forbes China 30 under 30 in 2014 and 2013. Prior to founding Linear, Huai worked for Facebook in California as an engineering manager and joined Facebook in its early years (early 2007) when there were about 100 employees. He earned his MS degree in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University, MS degree in Machine Learning from Ohio State University(), and his BS degree in Computer Science from Zhejiang University. Huai serves as a founding member of the council for the i-tech school in the Institute of Computing Technology Chinese Academy of Science. Huai is a Fellow of the third class of the China Fellowship Program and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. Huai serves as the first chairman of Future Forum Young Council. He is also selected to the Class 2018 of Young Global Leaders by World Economic Forum.
David Wei is the founding partner and Chairman of Vision Knight Capital, he has around 20 years of experience in the investment, management and operation in China. Prior to founding Vision Knight Capital, Mr. Wei was the CEO of Alibaba Limited for five years. Alibaba is a global leading E-commerce company, and Mr. Wei successfully led the listing of Alibaba Limited on the Hong Kong stock exchange in 2007. Mr. Wei worked in Kingfisher Plc. from 2000 to 2006, a leading home improvement retailer in Europe and Asia. He was the CFO then CEO of B&Q China, a subsidiary of Kingfisher plc. Prior to that, Mr. Wei was head of investment banking for Orient Securities Co. and then corporate finance manager at Coopers & Lybrand (now part of PricewaterhouseCoopers).
He was ranked one of “China’s Best CEOs” by Financial Asia magazine in 2010. Besides, He was the vice president of China Chain Store & Franchise Association and is a Director of PCCW Limited.
He holds a Bachelor's degree in International Business Management from Shanghai International Studies University and is a graduate of the corporate finance program at the London Business School.
Paul Yang (Hong Kong) joined KKR in 2017 and is a Member and Head of KKR Greater China. Prior to joining KKR, Mr. Yang was the president and CEO of the China Development Financial Corp. ("CDFC"), one of the oldest and largest merchant banking groups in Asia with over $20 billion in assets. He led a team of over 7,000 people with operations in Taipei, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Seoul, Singapore, Bangkok, and Jakarta. Having joined CDFC in 2005 as its chief investment officer and head of its private equity operation, he was promoted to the CEO role in 2011. During his tenure, Mr. Yang successfully restructured its then-proprietary private equity operation into a growing asset management franchise and was credited with completing a series of strategic acquisitions in banking and securities that has transformed CDFC. Prior to CDFC, he was managing director and head of private equity and mezzanine finance at DBS Bank in Hong Kong. He has held positions at ICG Asia, Goldman Sachs & Co., General Atlantic and The Boston Consulting Group in the U.S. and Asia. He holds an M.S. and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at MIT and his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
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.
2013 – Ardian
Head of Greater China, Managing Director
- Set up the Beijing office in 2013 and developed a team of 10 people. So far has deployed $2.5bn in China
- In charge of primary, secondary and co-investment activities in China
2011-2013 – AXA private equity
Senior Investment manager
- Based in Singapore, covering Asian alternative fund and direct investment in the region.
Focusing on TMT and consumer sector
MBA – INSEAD
B.A. – World economics Fudan University
Henry Yin is a corporate partner at Cooley. He is a trusted advisor to clients on complex public and private mergers and acquisitions (including cross-border/outbound investments), private equity, venture capital and growth investments, joint ventures, PIPEs, financings, going-private transactions and other general corporate matters in China, US and globally covering diverse industries including technology, life sciences, film, media, financial services, consumer, automotive, big data, e-commerce, software, hardware, education/edtech, manufacturing, fintech, logistics, blockchain, real estate, reinsurance, pharmaceuticals and infrastructure.
Henry also advises family offices, founders, significant shareholders and corporate clients in negotiated or contested complex transactions, corporate governance matters, boardroom and transaction strategies, ESOP matters, competitive bidding process and other technology transactions.
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 received his JD with honors from Duke University School of Law and BA from University of International Relations. He is a native Mandarin speaker and is also fluent in English. He is admitted to practice in New York.
Xun Zeng is an investment funds partner of Cooley’s Beijing office. Her practice focuses on the formation, structuring and operation of investment funds, including venture capital, private equity, real estate, hybrid and co-investment funds. She also regularly advises clients regarding overall fundraising process, upper-tier arrangements (including co-GP and GP “joint-venture” arrangements), carried interest plans, investor relations, and daily fund governance matters. Xun represents China-based venture capital and private equity fund managers, as well as institutional investors in their investments into private investment funds (including private equity funds, venture capital funds, credit funds, hedge funds and separately managed accounts).
Xun started her legal career as a fund formation lawyer in the New York office of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison LLP in 2007, and prior to joining Cooley, Xun was a counsel in the private funds group of the Hong Kong office of Ropes & Gray LLP.
Xun is admitted to practice in New York and Hong Kong. She is a native Mandarin and Cantonese speaker.
• University of Pennsylvania Law School JD, 2007
• University of Pennsylvania Law School
• Sun Yat-sen University School of Law LLB with honors, 2002
• New York
• Hong Kong
Tony is a Partner of Jeneration Capital. Prior to joining Jeneration Capital in 2017, he was a Partner at Coatue Management, a technology and consumer-focused global hedge fund manager with over $11 billion of assets under management. Previously, he was a Principal at DCM, a U.S. and Asia-focused venture capital fund. Tony has 12 years of investment and corporate development experience in Asia. He is a member of the Investment Committee. Tony graduated with honors from Peking University with a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and a Masters of Business Administration from Harvard University.
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.
Wei Zhou is the Founding Managing Partner at CCV. Before starting CCV, Mr. Zhou was Managing Partner at KPCB China as a founding member, and led its digital practice group in Greater China.
Leading the top-tier Silicon Valley VC China fund for 10 years, Mr. Zhou backed companies at early stage including JD.com (NASDAQ:JD), CreditEase (NYSE:YRD), Rong360 (NYSE:JT), Himalaya FM, Yixia.com, Tan Tan (acquired by NASDAQ: MOMO), VenusTech (SZ:002439), Manzuo.com (acquired by SuNing), Yixia.com, ULUCU (NEEQ:837110), Miaozhen Systems, Asia Innovation Group, Scinor Water (acquired by TRCE:300332), KJY Water (NEEQ:835159), and Arrail Dental. After establishing CCV, Mr. Zhou invested JD Digits, Perfect, Ice Kredit, Zuzuche, Veer VR, Menya, Bizvane, Joyrun, Cowa Robot, Lomotif, Dingdong Class, Shukun Technology, and Yunhu Health. Wanka Online (HKSE:1762) went public in December 2018, less than 18 months after CCV’s series B investment.
Before joining KPCB China as a founding member, Mr. Zhou was the CEO of Shanghai Hanbo Tech Co., a leading e-payment solution provider, which was later successfully acquired. Prior to that, Mr. Zhou held senior positions at Start Computer Group (SH:600734) since 1994. As the youngest executive, he grew from a regional operation leader to the supervisor of the entire e-payment ecosystem and corporate M&A. He led the company throughout its startup stage, IPO, to the following years of fast growth.
Mr. Zhou was named among China’s Top 20 Best Venture Capitalists by Forbes, China’s Top 30 Most Influential Venture Capitalists by Fortune, China’s Top 10 Best Venture Capitalist by CV Awards, China’s Top 10 Influential Investors by Huaxing Group, and China’s Top 50 Founding Partners Voted by Fund of Funds by FoF Weekly.
Mr. Zhou also serves as a governor and treasurer of China Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (“CVCA”).
Mr. Zhou holds an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China.