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Since April 2016, Dave is head of Asia for CDPQ, based in Singapore, with the mandate to develop and maintain strong relationships with private and governmental key stakeholders in China, India and South-East Asia. He will also assist the different investment teams (i.e. Private Equity, Infrastructure, funds and real estate) in the selection of Partners and transaction analysis in the local/regional markets.
From 2013 to March 2016, Dave led the risk function for a 25.0B$ Private Equity and 14.0Bs$ Infrastructure portfolio.
Previously, Dave was Head of the Office of Investments of McGill University from 2009 to 2013 which provides oversight and management of McGill University Pension Plan and Endowment Fund. He was responsible for the formulation and implementation of long-term investment strategies, selection and monitoring of fund managers, and ongoing management of risk and performance. He also ensured that the Pension Investment Committee was supported and advised at the highest level.
From 1998 to 2009, Dave was part of the Private Equity group of CDPQ. Based in the Paris office of CDPQ from 2001 to 2005, Dave was responsible for the origination, deal execution, value creation and exit strategy of the TMT investments in North America, Europe and Asia. Dave acted as a Board Director and member of audit committee of many Portfolio companies.
Dave graduated in Civil Engineering from Laval University and obtained an MBA from HEC in Montreal. He also holds the CFA and FRM designations.
Julian Cheng is based in Hong Kong, joined Warburg Pincus in 2000 and co-leads the firm’s business in China. Mr. Cheng is also a member of the firm’s Executive Management Group. Prior to joining Warburg Pincus, Mr. Cheng worked in investment banking with Salomon Smith Barney and Bankers Trust. He has led past and current China investments including, Koudai, Uxin, NIO, Liepin, eDaijia, Haodai, 58.com (NYSE: WUBA) and co-founded RDA Microelectronics (acquired by Tsinghua Unigroup). He is an independent director of Bank of East Asia China. He also serves on the Board of Trustees and Asia Council of St. Paul’s School. Mr. Cheng holds a B.A. from Harvard University.
Dr. Jeffrey Chi joined Vickers in 2005, and is a member of the Investment Committee. He is based in Shanghai and Singapore. Dr. Chi is currently the Chairman of the Singapore Venture Capital Association. His experience spans a variety of industries, including information technology, healthcare and media.
Prior to joining Vickers, Dr. Chi was a Corporate Finance Specialist and an Executive Director at Pegasus Capital from 2002 to 2004, where he had managed engagements for a wide range of clients in both the public and private sectors. He was a senior consultant with the Monitor Group from 2001-2002. Dr. Chi’s operational background includes working on the management team of an engineering and construction group where he oversaw operations in Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan and Indonesia from 1992 to 1998. As the Managing Director, guided the group into tripling its revenue in a mere 3 years, which helped the group clinch a spot in the Enterprise 50 awards in Singapore.
Dr. Chi is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Jing Jin Electric, Matchmove Entertainment, Lumina Looque, Roomorama, Affordable Luxury Network, Spicy Horse, Play Peli, California Intercontinental University, Mobinex, Inc., Alo7.com, Chinaway, Lotaris and Tenfen Technology. He was formerly a Board member of Cambridge REIT, Sunfun Info and UUCUN as well as an alternate director of the Asian Food Channel. Dr. Chi was also involved in the exits/partial exits of UUCUN (Trade Sale, China), Sunfun Info (IPO TT:5278, Taiwan), Cambridge Real Estate (IPO SGX: J91U.SI & Trade Sale, Singapore), Real Time Gaming Asia (Trade Sale, Singapore), TWG Tea (Trade Sale, Singapore) and Asian Food Channel (Trade Sale, Singapore).
Dr. Chi graduated from Cambridge University with 1st Class Honors in Engineering. He earned a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in organizational knowledge and information technology. As a CFA charter holder, he actively promotes entrepreneurship and speaks frequently at conferences hosted by associations such as the Asian Venture Capital Journal and The CFA Institute of China. He sits on the Committees of the Singapore Venture Capital Association and the Engineering & Technology Management Departmental Consultative Committee at the National University of Singapore.
Dr. Chi is fluent in English and Mandarin.
John Chu is a partner based in Beijing with KPMG China. John worked extensively with private equity clients in all phases of the fund lifecycle, including onshore and offshore fund formation, portfolio investments, acquisitions, due diligence, as well as portfolio exits.
Mr. Chu advises on tax and regulatory issues concerning a wide range of transactions in the PRC in the areas of M&A, private equity fund formation and structuring (for both RMB funds and offshore funds), real estate, infrastructure, structured finance, foreign investments and joint ventures in different sectors in the PRC.
He advises on tax aspects concerning PE executive compensations in the PRC, including carried interest and bonus arrangement.
He led a large number of tax structuring and due diligence projects involving direct and indirect foreign acquisitions of PRC target companies in different sectors, including retail & distribution, advertising, e-commerce, real estate, infrastructure, mining, manufacturing, and financial services.
He led various lobbying efforts on behalf of private equity associations in relation taxation policies and regulations for private equity funds in China.
He received Bachelor of Business, Master of Finance, Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountant in Australia, Member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Allen Guo is a serial entrepreneur and venture capitalist. He is founding partner of 2048 capital investing in Internet and Deep Tech: AI, Blockchain, IOT and Healthcare. .
Still a PhD student in UC Berkeley, Allen founded Baihe.com, which later became the largest online matching making service in China. He also founded Yobo.com, a personalized mobile music platform, which he sold to China Mobile.
During his leisure time, Allen enjoy snowboarding, scuba diving, piloting and mountain hiking.
Allen Guo received BS degree from Tsinghua University with highest honour, and was a PhD candidate at UC Berkeley’s EECS department when he started his entrepreneurial career. He was Mayfield Fellow and Hitachi Fellow at Haas School of Business.
As a Partner on the Primary Investment Team, Doris is responsible for all aspects of the primary investment process, including fund selection, due diligence, negotiations, monitoring, and General Partner relationship management within China.
Prior to joining Adams Street Partners, Doris was a Senior Associate for Adveq Investment Management Co. Ltd., a global private equity firm, with a focus on sourcing and executing growth/buyout funds and secondary investments in China and Japan. Prior to Adveq, Doris focused on direct investment activity for C.V. Starr Investment Advisory Asia Ltd.
Ashley He currently holds the position of Senior Investment Director at Ctrip.com, tracking the investment opportunities in SEA. Prior to that, Ms. He was with Sailing Capital, a $2bn Private Equity / Venture Capital based in Hong Kong and leading the investment practice in TMT space including Sensetime, Lyft, Didi Dache, etc. Ms. He started her career in investment banking and holds a BBA from University of Hong Kong.
Richard Hu possesses 24 years of investment and corporate managerial experience. Previously, he has served in the investment and asset management departments of China Everbright Holding Co. Ltd. and China National Travel Service (HK) Group Corporation. He has numerous experience in transportation, telecommunication, energy and infrastructure construction. Mr. Hu now serves also as chairman of the administrative council of Tirana International Airport in Albania, a successful Belt and Road investment by the Everbright Overseas Infrastructure Investment Fund. Mr. Hu holds a BBA degree from Zhongshan
University and an MBA degree from Baylor University, US. He is a member of CFA and ACCA.
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.
Mr. Will Jiang is the Founding Partner of N5Capital. Will Jiang founded N5Capital in 2013. Prior to N5Capital, he was the Chief Strategy Officer at NQ Mobile, the first Chinese mobile Internet company listed on NYSE. Will Jiang also served various business development, strategy and operation roles at BEA, RIM and Dell. He has invested to a number of renowned high tech companies including FL Mobile, Nation Sky and Talking Data, etc.
Will has a First-Class Honor Bachelor degree from the University of Waterloo majoring in Electrical Engineering. He is now a candidate for EMBA program at PBC School of Finance, Tsinghua University.
Xiaodong Jiang is the Managing Partner of Long Hill Capital. He focuses on healthcare and consumer services investments, and currently manages GST Clinics, LinkDoc Technology, Hygeia Medical Services, More Health, Simply Psychology, 51Offer and OFashion on behalf of Long Hill Capital.
Xiaodong began his investing career at New Enterprise Associates (NEA), a leading global venture capital firm he joined in 2005 as its first full time Chinese employee and opened its China office. As Partner and Managing Director, Xiaodong led the on-the-ground China investing practice for NEA over the last 11 years, which has achieved nearly $500 million in realized investment returns with notable exits such as Spreadtrum, LineKong, LianLian Pay, WeDoctor, CITIC Pharmaceutical, and New Journey Hospital Group.
Xiaodong received a Master's degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and a bachelor's degree from Nanjing University in China. He was a doctoral candidate in computer science at University of California, Berkeley as a United Nations Fellow and a Mayfield Fellow.
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).
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.
Zhaohui (Jeffrey) Li currently serves as Managing Partner of Tencent Investment and General Manager of Tencent M&A, focusing on Tencent’s investment and M&A efforts in the areas of Social Networking, Gaming and O2O.
Mr. Li is the key driver of Tencent worldwide investments effort in gaming space. He leads investments or acquisition of many top game developers and platforms such as CJ Games, Riot Games, Douyu TV, and most recently, Supercell. He designed and implemented Tencent’s O2O investment strategy, facilitating Tencent’s penetration in Social Commerce, Transportation, Real Estate, Education and Healthcare. His investments cases include Zhihu, Renrenche, Homelink (Lianjia), Yuantiku and many others.
Before joining Tencent, Mr. Li was Investment Principal at Bertelsmann Asia Investment, where he invested in BitAuto (NYSE: BITA) and Phoenix New Media (NYSE: FENG). Before that, he worked for Google and Nokia, where he gained substantial experience in the Internet and Mobile arenas.
Mr. Li holds a bachelor’s degree from Peking University’s Guanghua School of Management and an M.B.A. from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.
Jireh Li joined Commonfund in 2011 and is the Chief Representative of the Asia Office, based in Beijing. She leads Venture Capital and Private Equity investments across Asia Pacific, and is responsible for managing relationships, formulating investment strategy and manager selection. Previously, Jireh was an Investment Banker with J.P. Morgan Securities in New York, and worked with Financial Sponsors/Private Equity funds in evaluating LBOs. She is a Princeton alum at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. She is fluent in English, Mandarin, Cantonese and French.
Tim is a member of the corporate investing team in the Merchant Banking Division at Goldman Sachs, responsible for making and managing private equity investments in Asia Ex-Japan. He focuses on investments in financial institutions, consumer and retail and health care. Tim sits on the board of Icon Care.
Tim joined Goldman Sachs as an associate in 2006. He was named managing director in 2012 and partner in 2016.
Prior to joining the firm, Tim worked at Deutsche Bank’s corporate finance team focused on health care and financial institutions.
Tim earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics with a concentration in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
John Lindfors is the Managing Partner of DST Investment Management, the investment adviser of DST Global which was founded by Yuri Milner to back exceptional category-leading internet companies led by visionary founders. Over the last several years, DST has invested more than US$7 billion in companies such as Facebook, Alibaba, JD.com, Didi, AirBnB, Twitter, Spotify, Meituan, etc. John joined DST in 2010 and has been based in Hong Kong since 2011. Prior to joining DST, John was the Partner in charge of the European Technology and Media Investment Banking department for Goldman Sachs. He joined Goldman Sachs in 1993 and worked in London and New York during his 17 years at the firm. John earned a M.Sc. (Econ.) from the Swedish School of Economics in Helsinki in 1993.
Jerry Mao is a Partner and a member of the Investment Committee at Lunar. Jerry has more than a decade of experience working with private equity-backed companies and private equity buyouts in China. Prior to joining Lunar in 2008, Jerry worked with FMR Group where he focused on PE transactions, and started a number of entrepreneurial ventures. Jerry is currently enrolled in Hupan University’s Executive Management program and holds a degree from Shanghai International Studies University (BBA).
In 2015, Peter Mao co-founded Panda Capital with 3 other uprising star investors Adam Li, Tony Liang and Ryan Li. Prior to founding Panda Capital, Peter served as VP of Qiming Venture Partners and has played an important role in the investment and management of Xiaomi, Yunzhisheng, Xiaoyi, Intelligent Automation and FraudMetrix etc.
Peter has rich experience in technology startup investment and currently focuses on new opportunities in entertainment, social network, consumption upgrade, and new technology areas. His portfolio includes Mobike, Atzuche, Face++, Qiniu, Roborock, Insta360, etc.
Olivia Ouyang joined Ontario Teachers' Hong Kong office in 2014 as Director, Funds.
Olivia started her career with McKinsey & Company China and Morgan Stanley Asia, and has over 13 years of private equity investment experience. Prior to joining Ontario Teachers', Olivia was a Managing Director with China Investment Corporation (CIC), where she was responsible for private equity fund investment, co-investment and direct investment, in Europe and in Global Emerging Markets respectively. Before CIC, Olivia was a Senior Investment Officer with the International Finance Corporation (IFC)'s Private Equity and Investment Funds Group, and covered Greater China, Southeast Asia and India consecutively.
Olivia holds a BA with Honors in Economics from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
•Wilson leads KPMG China’s Special Situations team, helping Chinese state-owned enterprises on restructuring and reform. This team also provides commercial solutions to local banks how to deal with traditional non-performing loans (impaired loans) as well as those overdue and problematic performing loans with distressed signs.
•Wilson was Head of China, Special Opportunity Fund & Senior Investment Professional – TRG Management Hong Kong Limited (known as The Rohatyn Group) and was responsible for the China investment opportunities which included sourcing, executing, managing and exiting investments in Greater China, as well as the fund raising (PE), pre-IPO and growth equity.
•Prior to TRG, Wilson was also a Director of Citigroup’s Global Special Situation Group responsible for Greater China distressed assets, NPLs portfolios, pre-IPO and growth equity.
Professional and Industry Experience
•In the past 3 years, Wilson and hi team had assisted both Chinese and foreign banks to dispose 359portfolios with an OPB over CNY220bn
•Since 2014 Wilson acted as the NPL financial and transaction advisor for a number of banks including 2 big 4 state-owned banks, 4 joint-equity commercial banks, 1 policy bank, one city bank and 1 foreign bank
•Acting as the financial advisor of Agricultural Bank’s NPL securitisation project
•Acting as the financial advisor for the onshore bank steering group of Kaisa Group Holdings Ltd. (HKEx stock code:1638.hk), with a total debt of USD10.32bn, to review the restructuring plan and financial forecast as well as the monitoring of the implementation process.
•Acting as the Financial Advisor for a central state-owned enterprise (SOE) to resolve its non performing trade receivables triggered by steel trading crisis
•During his time at TRG, Wilson acted as a pre-IPO strategic investor to invest in the convertible bonds of Evergrande Real Estate, China South City Holdings and Zhejiang Sunflower Light (SHE:300111)
•Wilson ran and managed a China NPLs joint venture, Platinum One Limited working with China Cinda Asset Management Corporation, China Huarong Asset Management Corporation and Silver Grant Investment Industries Limited (HKEx Stock Code:0171) on two NPLs portfolios in excess of RMB 90 bn
•Wilson was appointed as Board of Director of the Northern China German Auto Co. Ltd. (the first WOFE which owned the BMW’s distributorship for Northern China), where he acted as advisor to comment business plans.
•From February 2009 – February 2013, Wilson was appointed as the INED and the Chairman of Audit Committee of Winteam Pharmaceutical Group Limited (HKEx Stock Code:0570)
•Before June 2004, Wilson completed the restructuring of Hia Tai Group and Guangdong Holdings Limited and the credit review project for HSBC and China Construction Bank while he was in KPMG’s corporate restructuring Division
•Banking & financial services, securities, energy & natural resources, real estate, retail and luxury goods.
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.
Jordan Silber is a partner in the global private investment funds group and a member of the Cooley LLP business department. He joined the firm in 2002. He is resident in the San Francisco office and works regularly from the firm's Shanghai office.
Mr Silber's practice is concentrated in the formation and representation of private investment funds, including venture capital, private equity and funds-of-funds, both in the United States and internationally. He serves as primary fund counsel to over 50 fund managers and has acted in a leading legal capacity in the raising of over USD14bn in private fund interests since 2005, including over USD8bn in Asian private fund interests. He represents a diversified base of fund managers in terms of substantive investment areas, although a large percentage of those managers, both in the US and in Asia, are focused in information technology, clean tech and/or life sciences investing. Mr Silber also represents several institutional secondary buyers in their acquisition activities with respect to private fund interests, as well as certain multinational corporations, high-net-worth individuals and other investors in their primary investment activities in private funds.
Song Bin (Robin) is a Partner and a member of the Investment Committee at Lunar. Robin works with major domestic financial institutions and government investment platforms, assisting Lunar’s companies with domestic fundraising, IPO and M&A activities, developing the Lunar pipeline, and identifying favorable policy developments. Robin has over 30 years of experience in the investment and banking industries. Prior to joining Lunar, Robin served as President and CEO of TS First Fortune Asset Management and COO of BOCGI Zheshang Investment Fund Management. Additionally, he served as the Executive Deputy CEO at China Fortune Securities, and a member of the Board of Directors at Morgan Stanley Huaxin Fund Management Company. Robin is the Vice Chairman of the China Association of Private Equity.
Mr. Frank Su is a Senior Principal at CPPIB, responsible for private equity investments in Asia. Mr. Su has about 20 years of experience in private equity, strategic consulting and operations in the region. Prior to CPPIB, Mr. Su took various positions at Bain Capital, Bain & Company, Ericsson and COFCO.
Mr. Su received an MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a BA from University of International Business and Economics.
Weichou Su is a Partner and head of Asia with the StepStone Group. He is based in the firm’s Beijing office and is responsible for the firm’s investment activities in the Asia region, including primary, secondary and co-investments. StepStone is a global private markets firm overseeing over US$130 billion of private capital allocations, including approximately US$35 billion of assets under management.
Prior to joining StepStone, Mr. Weichou Su was a Managing Director of the Hina Group, an investment banking and private equity firm with a focus on Greater China. Before joining the Hina Group, 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 where he served as an industry leader to promote trade and investment in the technology sector.
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.
Ravi Thakran has been working in various leading positions at the Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessey Group (LVMH) since 2001. He has been the Group President of LVMH South & Southeast Asia and Oceania from 2007.
LVMH is the world's largest luxury goods company with over USD 50 Billion in revenue and USD 7 Billion in profit. The group owns over 70 world famous brands including Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, Fendi, Tag Heuer, Hublot, DFS, Sephora, Moët & Chandon, Dom Perignon and others.
Ravi Thakran is also the founder of L Capital Asia. From its foundation in 2010 the fund has invested USD 3 Billion in 27 companies across Asia Pacific; including leading companies in India like PVR and Fab India.
In 2016, Ravi Thakran led his team for a merger with America's largest consumer focussed Private Equity fund formed through the partnership of Catterton, LVMH and Groupe Arnault.
Ravi Thakran is now the Chairman and Managing Partner of the merged entity called L Catterton, now the world's largest consumer focused Private Equity fund with over USD 15 Billion of assets under management; operating six distinct fund strategies out of seventeen offices located across five continents.
Prior to his time in LVMH, he had held senior management positions at the Swatch Group, Nike and the Tata Group. He holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
Daizong is a Partner at NewQuest and lead’s the firm's Beijing office. He also oversees investments in the food and beverage, retail, education and e-commerce sectors. Daizong has 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. 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 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.
Mr. Wang focuses on investment opportunities in financial services, technology and consumer areas. He led Primavera Capital’s leveraged buyout of US private schools system Stratford School, as well as growth investments in a series of promising Chinese companies. He is currently a board director of Stratford School and many other Primavera portfolio companies.
Prior to joining Primavera Capital, Mr. Wang worked at Goldman Sachs Group in Beijing.
Mr. Wang holds a Bachelor degree from Tsinghua University with first class honors, and a Master degree from Harvard University.
Mark Webster is a Partner at BDA Partners where he is co-head of the Shanghai office. He joined BDA in 2005, since when he has advised on sellside and buyside cross-border M&A for a variety of private equity and corporate clients including CITIC Capital, Kerry Group, Pfizer, and Sherwin-Williams. He previously worked for Standard Chartered Bank – Shanghai Branch as a Vice President in the MNC division assisting global corporates such as BP, Syngenta and UPS with strategic, funding and operational matters. Prior to that he worked at JPMorgan’s London office in their M&A department. He began his career at Arthur Andersen where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant (ACA) after having graduated from Oxford University with a degree in Modern History and Economics.
Mr. Weng is a global executive with ten years of investing experience.
Mr. Weng received his MBA degree from Harvard Business School and his Bachelor degree in Economics (with Highest Honors) from Yale University. In addition, Mr. Weng is a CFA and FRM charterholder.
Mr. Weng currently serves as the Director of Strategic M&A and Direct Investments at China Vanke, where he led the acquisition of GLP, the largest M&A transaction in Asia history. Prior to China Vanke, Mr. Weng worked at top global institutional investors including China Life Asset Management, UBS, D. E. Shaw, and Mackenzie Investments.
Outside of work, Mr. Weng taught at Harvard University and Harvard Business School, and serves as a board member on Harvard and Yale alumni associations.
Lucian Wu is a Managing Director at HQ Capital PE based in Hong Kong. He directs HQ Capital PE’s private equity secondary market activities in Asia. He has led/participated in secondary transactions representing over $320 million in total deal volume. He was previously a Managing Director with Paul Capital, the global secondaries firm, co-heading its Asian business.
Mr. Wu has 23 years of private equity investment experience, including management and investment roles with Paul Capital, Henderson Private Capital, Jardine Fleming and Electra Partners Asia. During that time, he successfully deployed and harvested capital across multiple market cycles, geographies, direct and secondary investment strategies. Active in industry groups, Mr. Wu is Co-Chair of the Limited Partners Committee of the Hong Kong Venture Capital & Private Equity Association. A native of Hong Kong, Mr. Wu holds a BSc in Mathematics with First Class Honours from Imperial College, University of London, and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales as well as the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese.
Mr. Sonny Wu is the founding partner and chairman of GSR Capital, focusing on technology investment. He has led extensive investments in the LED and EV sectors.
In the past 10 years, he has succeeded in arranging multi billions of financing in industrial capital and helping GSR portfolios consolidate and expand production, and assisted in the large-scale production of multiple projects in Nanchang, Changzhou, Tianjin and other high-tech industrial parks. Before founding GSR, Mr. Wu worked for Nortel Networks and was in charge of strategic investment for Nortel in China. He led investment of ASMC(HKStock:3355), and invested to create ten joint venture companies in China. He was Managing Director of the Shanghai Nortel Semiconductor Company in 1997; Managing Director of Guangdong Nortel Communication Equipment Co., Ltd. from 1998 to 2000 and lead the first commercialization of the CDMA wireless system in China. He is an honorable citizen of Tianjin, Shunde (Guangdong), Nanchang (Jiangxi) and Wujin (Jiangsu). He has networks in the high-tech sector in the US, Israel and Europe.
He grew up in China and studied at UBC, UC Berkeley & MIT MBA (Sloan Fellow).
Eric Zhang is a Managing Director at GENERAL ATLANTIC, which he joined in 2016. Mr. Zhang heads the Firm’s business in China. He serves on the boards of Kaiyuan, Little Golden Star Kindergarten, and Ocean Link. Mr. Zhang also serves on the Investment Committee of Ocean Voyage.
Prior to joining General Atlantic, Mr. Zhang was a Global Partner and Managing Director at The Carlyle Group, where he focused on investment opportunities in Asia from 2006 to 2016. He is currently an independent director on the board of 58.com and has previously served on the boards of China Reading, SouFun, Yashili, Plateno Group, Crystal Orange Hotel Group, Kaiyuan Hotel Group, New Century Asset Management Co. Ltd. and AnNeng Logistics Group. He also served as a board member for both the general partner and the management company of Carlyle Beijing Partner – RMB Fund.
Before joining Carlyle in 2006, Mr. Zhang was a Vice President of M&A at Credit Suisse, based in the firm’s Hong Kong office. Prior to that, he was a Vice President in the Investment Banking Division at China International Capital Corporation Limited in Beijing.
Eric received an M.A. in economics from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics.
Selina Zheng is the Founder and President of DCL Investments, an alternative assets management firm in China that is specialized in distressed assets investments. DCL investments is a full reflection of Ms. Zheng's fund management principles that emphasize on creating stable returns through effective execution. DCL currently manages two RMB funds and a USD fund with more than ￥6 billion assets under management.
Ms. Zheng's investment philosophy is to capitalize on special opportunities related to distressed assets during the market development. She recently led an investment in China's first ABS backed by credit card NPLs. Using her excellent communication and negotiation skills, Ms. Zheng develops long-term cooperative relationships with banks, AMCs, insurance companies, servicing companies, etc.
Ms. Zheng is proficient in conducting consistent and dynamic management through the entire investment process of the NPL portfolios to minimize downside risk. She has rich experience investing large NPL portfolios with complex transaction structure and legal process. Previously, she participated in several NPL portfolios investments in Guangzhou, Shanghai and other major cities.
Prior to founding DCL Investments, Ms. Zheng worked in CDH Investments, a leading domestic private equity firm. She received her B.A. degree and M.A. degree from Wuhan University, and M.B.A from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Wei Zhou is the Founding and Managing Partner of CHINA CREATION VENTURES (CCV). Before starting CCV, Wei was Managing Partner at KPCB China since 2007 and head its TMT investment group.
The companies that he backed include JD.com (NASDAQ IPO: JD), JD Finance, VenusTech (Shenzhen IPO: 002439), Manzuo.com (acquired by SuNing), ID5.com, CreditEase (NYSE: YRD), Rong360 (NYSE: JT), China Valley Mobile Finance, Ximalaya FM, Miaopai Mobile Video (Yixia.com), ULUCU (NEEQ: 837110), Miaozhen Systems, Asia Innovation Group, Tan Tan Mobile Social, Meican.com, Scinor Water (acquired by TRCE: 300332), KJY Water (NEEQ: 835159), Arrail Dental, etc.
Before joining KPCB China as a founding member, Wei was the founder and CEO of Shanghai Hanbo Tech Co., a leading e-payment solution provider, which was later successfully acquired. Prior to that, Wei held senior positions at Start Computer Group (SH: 600734) since 1994. As the early stage team member, 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.
Wei has been honored as Most Influential Venture Capitalist by Fortune China, Best Venture Capitalists by Forbes China，FT China Leader Venture Capitalist, and China Venture Best Venture Capitalist, 21st Century Economy Annual Investor, CV Awards Best Venture Capitalist.
Wei also serves as governor and treasurer of China Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (“CVCA”).
Wei 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.