Senior Industry Professionals
Dr. Victor K. Fung is an international business leader, thought leader and philanthropist, who holds professional and civic appointments in Hong Kong, the Chinese Mainland and overseas. He is Group Chairman of the Fung Group, a Hong Kong-based multinational group which comprises major operating groups engaging in sourcing, logistics, distribution and retailing. They include publicly-listed Li & Fung Limited, Global Brands Group Holding Limited, Convenience Retail Asia Limited and other privately held entities. Dr. Fung played a leading role in driving the development of the supply chain infrastructure at Li & Fung Limited, which has enabled it to become the leading consumer goods design, development, sourcing, and logistics company for major retailers and brands around the world. Dr. Fung holds independent non-executive Directorships with Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited (Hong Kong) and Koc Holding A.S. (Turkey).
Dr. Fung is Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Asia Global Institute at the University of Hong Kong, a multi-disciplinary think-tank co-established with the Fung Global Institute to assume and carry forward the Fung Global Institute’s mission to generate and disseminate research and ideas on global issues from Asian perspectives. He is also Chairman of the 2022 Foundation, a non-profit entity focused on research into Hong Kong’s long-term competitiveness.
Also in Hong Kong, Dr. Fung is a Non-official Member of Chief Executive’s Council of Advisers on Innovation and Strategic Development, an Adviser of the Infrastructure Financing Facilitation Office of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority. He is a former Chairman of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (1991-2000), a Hong Kong representative on the APEC Business Advisory Council (1996-2003), Chairman of the Airport Authority Hong Kong (1999-2008), Chairman of the Council of The University of Hong Kong (2001-2009), Chairman of the Greater Pearl River Delta Business Council (2004-2013) and Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Hong Kong Scholarship for Excellence Scheme (2014-2018).
On the Chinese Mainland, he is a member of the International Business Leaders Advisory Council for the Mayor of Beijing, member of the Advisory Board of the School of Economics and Management of Tsinghua University, an Honorary Trustee of Peking University and an Honorary Professor of Renmin University. He is a former member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (2003-2018), Vice-Chairman of the China Centre for International Economic Exchanges (2009-2014).
Internationally, Dr. Fung played a leadership role from 2007 in the Paris-based International Chamber of Commerce, of which he was Chairman from 2008 to 2010. From 2012 to 2013, he was a member of the World Trade Organisation's Panel On Defining The Future of Trade.
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Dr. Fung holds Bachelor and Master Degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. After gaining his Doctorate in Business Economics from Harvard University, he taught as a professor at Harvard Business School before returning to the family business in Hong Kong in 1976.
Dr. Fung is married with three adult children.
Lars is a Managing Director and Head of Mergers and Acquisitions and the Financial Sponsors Group, Asia Pacific, based in Hong Kong.
In his role as Head of the Asia Pacific M&A business, which he assumed in January 2019, Lars is responsible for driving and overseeing the Firm’s M&A activity across the region.
As Head of the Asia Pacific Financial Sponsors Group, Lars is responsible for leading all Banking relationships and transactions in the Financial Sponsor sector. Lars was appointed to this position in 2015.
Lars is a member of the Asia Pacific Banking OpCo, Chair of the Firm’s Regional Citizenship Council and Banking representative of the BAF committee. He joined Barclays in 2010 in Sydney, as Head of Financial Sponsors Group, Australia.
Lars has 20 years of investment banking experience. Prior to Barclays, he was at Morgan Stanley for 10 years, in London and Sydney in a variety of roles, including Operations Officer for IBD Australia. Prior to his banking career, Lars worked for two years as assistant and interpreter to the Defence Attaché at the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Moscow.
He graduated from Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration in 2000 with a Master of Science in Finance and holds a university degree in Russian Language from the University of Bergen. Lars also graduated from the Norwegian Defence School for Intelligence and Security in 1993 and is a First Lieutenant (reserve) in the Norwegian Army.
Peter Adams joined Vermilion Partners as Managing Director of the Beijing office in 2011 and has over a decade of investment banking and corporate M&A experience in the U.S. and Asia. Prior to joining Vermilion, he spent six years at Siemens, based in their regional headquarters in Beijing, where he was responsible for mergers and acquisitions across Asia. His team completed transactions in China, Japan, Korea, Malaysia and Thailand, during which period Siemens China grew its revenue base from Euro4.5bn to Euro6.4bn.
Prior to joining Siemens, Peter was based in New York, where he worked in Merrill Lynch’s financial institutions group, for whom he also served in their Beijing and Tokyo offices. He subsequently joined International Technology Investment Managers (Asia), a technology venture firm, where he managed capital raising for an Asian direct investment fund; and, Enterprise Air, a software group, where he managed capital raising and mergers and acquisitions strategies; both based in New York. Peter holds a B.A. Magna Cum Laude from Yale University in East Asian Studies and speaks fluent Mandarin and some Japanese.
Peter is based in Beijing and has lived there since 2006. He also lived in Beijing in 1985 and 1995, and in Taiwan in 1986-1987 and 1989-1990
Currently based in Hong Kong, Raymond was previously PaRR’s Washington Bureau Chief. Raymond uses his extensive international experience to bring a unique perspective to regulatory risk challenges. He has also written for the New York Times, the Guardian and Foreign Policy and is the author of Dubai Dreams: Inside the Kingdom of Bling.
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.
Sean is currently a Managing Director at SenseTime AI Fund. Prior to his current role, he was member of executive committee and a partner of China Fusion Group and its buyout fund Boliu Capital which is a USD1.5bio investment vehicle focusing on overseas M&A and investment in IOT, fintech and asset allocation. Previously he was China head of financial sponsors at Deutsche Bank Corporate and Investment Bank where he was responsible for providing full suite of investment banking services including M&A advisory and financing solutions to strategic investor and corporate clients. Prior to that he was Greater China head of strategic equity financing at HSBC Global Banking and Markets as well as an executive director at UBS Investment Bank where he specialized in structuring and selling strategic equity financing and investment products based in Hong Kong, London and New York.
Mr Cai's professional career started at an international law firm on Wall Street as a derivatives and securities lawyer and later joined Barclays Capital around the time of its acquiring Lehman Brothers' North American business when he focused on structured equity capital markets.
Mr. Cai received his PhD in financial economics and JD degrees both from Cornell University. He also graduated first of his class from Fudan University where he got his BA in international economics.
Alex is currently CFO, Greater China for Amcor, a $15 billion ASX-listed global leading supplier of flexible and rigid plastic packaging to well-known FMCG and Pharma brands. Before seconded to the current management role, he was Vice President, Head of Asia M&A when he completed nine acquisitions and led numerous others in Emerging Asia and Middle East/Africa for Amcor.
He has over 15 years of experience in leading M&A transactions and managing acquired businesses in Asia as corporate & financial owner and as advisor. He launched the ex-Japan Asia private equity investment business of leading Japanese buyout fund Advantage Partners and closed several investments that generated attractive capital gain for the fund. While at Coca-Cola and McKinsey Asia Corporate Finance Group, he led transactions of various sizes across Asia. He also advised private equity funds and corporations in Europe and Asia on investment and post-merger restructuring during his tenure at Bain & Company.
As one of the top 5 Women to watch in Asia Tech (Nikkei Asian Review), Carman Chan is a veteran in the technology industry with decades of experience as an entrepreneur with multiple exits, a tech columnist and a globally recognized venture capitalist.
Carman began her entrepreneurship journey when she was in university. In order to pursue her passion for the newly emerging Internet, she passed up a fully sponsored PhD from Imperial College to become a serial internet entrepreneur. Carman’s first company, English Street was acquired by HKET(0423.HK), a Hong Kong listed newspaper group. Her second company was merged with Hiiir in Taiwan and and later acquired by FarEasTone (4904.TW).
Carman is also a best-selling book author for several accelerated learning books. Spending eight years as a tech columnist for IT magazines, she wrote about internet business models and internet marketing.
After several successful exits Carman started Click Ventures, her angel fund. With a focus on providing seed to series A financing to technology startups, Click Ventures is differentiated by offering mentorship from entrepreneurs with over twenty years of first-hand experience.
Click Ventures has grown into a leading investment manager, and two of its funds are featured as Top 5 Seed Fund (Vintage 2003-2015) in the world and Top 4 Funds to Watch by Preqin respectively.
Click’s current portfolio includes 40+ investments including Spotify.com, Docusign, Palantir.com, Memebox.com, Youappi.com...etc. Due to her deep experience, Carman is frequently invited to speak or serve as a panel member for prestigious events around the world. She has appeared in 10+ countries at high profile events including the Web Summit, Slush, AVCJ Private Equity and Venture Forum, and Silicon Dragon.
Anna Cheung is Chief Executive of Jardine Pacific Limited; through its subsidiaries, provides engineering and construction, aviation and restaurants and Information Technology services.
Ms. Cheung has over 20 years of experiences in the Private Equity and finance industries. Prior to her appointment at Jardine Pacific Limited, she was Senior Advisor to Fountainvest Partners. Prior to that, she was Partner at 3i for approximately 12 years and was one of the founding partners of its China business focused in growth capital investments with a sector focus on consumer and healthcare.
Prior to 3i, Ms. Cheung worked for Intel Capital and JH Whitney focusing on telecommunications and IT investments in North Asia. Before that, she worked in investment banking with Salomon Brothers, New York and Bankers Trust, Hong Kong in the areas of corporate finance, capital markets and M&A.
She was Senior Advisor to Lionrock Capital as well as Executive Director of Hong Kong Venture Capital Association (HKVCA).
Ms. Cheung has a BA in Computer Science from University of California, Berkeley and an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Patricia is in charge of Asia Pacific editorial strategy and operations for Mergermarket and Dealreporter. She leads a team of more than 50 reporters, editors and translators who provide M&A intelligence to advisors, corporates and investors. As well as defining coverage, she is responsible for hiring, training, and mentoring talented journalists.
Patricia has more than a decade of experience as a financial reporter and editor in Asia, specifically in Greater China and Southeast Asia. As Bureau Chief for Southeast Asia, she helped Mergermarket launch coverage of frontier markets like Vietnam, Indonesia and Myanmar.
Maso Capital is an Asia focused multi-asset class investment firm focused on Event Driven (including M&A) and Convertible Bond Arbitrage.
Prior to founding Maso, Mr. Jain spent nine years at Och-Ziff Capital Management Limited, a leading multi-strategy investment firm, where he was a Managing Director in the Hong Kong office. At Och-Ziff, Mr. Jain was focused on Asia merger arbitrage, event driven and capital markets. Prior to moving to Hong Kong, Mr. Jain was a generalist analyst focused on event driven and arbitrage at Och-Ziff in New York. Prior to Och-Ziff, Mr. Jain was an analyst in Mergers & Acquisitions at Credit Suisse First Boston in New York.
Mr. Jain holds a M.A. in Management Studies from Cambridge University, U.K.
Dorothea Koo has extensiveexperience working on mergers and acquisitions, as well as private equity andcorporate finance matters. She leads the China/Hong Kong Private Equitypractice. She is ranked as a leading private equity lawyer for buyouts by ChambersAsia, IFLR 1000 and PLC Which lawyer?. She is also ranked amongthe leading mergers and acquisitions lawyers by IFLR 1000. Ms. Koograduated from Stanford University with a B.A. in Economics, University ofLondon with an LL.B. and The University of Hong Kong with the P.C.LL. She isadmitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong and England and Wales.
Jessica Lam is the Head of Strategy at WeLab – Asia’s leading fintech company – which operates WeLend and WeLab virtual bank in Hong Kong, Wolaidai (我来贷), Taoxinji (淘新机) and Tian Mian (天冕) in Mainland China and a fintech joint venture AWDA in Indonesia. The company also offer B2B enterprise solutions by partnering with traditional financial institutions which utilize WeLab’s technology to offer fintech-enabled solutions to their customers.
At WeLab, Jessica is responsible for setting the strategic direction for the group. She also provides oversight and advice on the development of strategic partnerships and projects including the establishment of the WeLab virtual bank.
Prior to joining WeLab, Jessica spent 12 years in investment banking with Goldman Sachs in Hong Kong, London and Singapore. Most of this time was spent as a corporate finance banker executing M&A and capital market transactions, as well as strategic advisory, deal origination and relationship coverage of financial sponsors and corporates in Asia.
Jessica has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New South Wales, Australia.
Mr. Lee joined BPEA in 2007. Mr. Lee leads buyout investments as part of the Greater China Investment Team. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Lee was an Associate with private equity firm Tullis-Dickerson based in Greenwich, Connecticut. He began his career in the investment banking division of Goldman Sachs.
Mr. Lee graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Economics and East Asian Studies from Columbia University and an M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is fluent in English, Mandarin and Taiwanese.
Samson Lo joined UBS in 2010 and is primarily responsible for M&A origination and execution in the Asia Pacific region across many industry sectors. From 2007-2010, Mr. Lo was a member of Merrill Lynch Asia Pacific's investment banking team for Hong Kong-based corporations. From 2000-2007, Mr. Lo was a member of Lehman Brothers' M&A group in New York City and led executions for transactions across many industry sectors.
Mr. Lo graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania's Management & Technology Program, with joint undergraduate degrees from Wharton School and School of Engineering & Applied Sciences.
Ms. Luo joined KHL Capital in 2016 and has more than 15 years of experience in private equity and investment banking. Ms Luo previously worked at Shining Capital Management, Morgan Stanley Asia Private Equity Fund and IBD of Morgan Stanley. Ms. Luo focuses on investment in consumer and retail, industrial manufacturing, medical and financial institutions industry. She has participated in investment projects such as China Modern Dairy, Honeymoon Dessert and Home Chef. Ms. Luo holds double bachelor's degrees in Electrical Engineering and Financial Accounting from University of Western Australia.
Terence is Head of Mergers & Acquisitions, Asia Pacific, based in Hong Kong. He advises private equity, corporate and HNW clients on the strategic use of M&A insurance to enhance deal execution, returns and risk profile on regional, inbound and outbound M&A deals. He is regarded as a preeminent advisor in this space and has led on some of the largest W&I and Tax insurance backed M&A deals in Asia Pacific.
Terence has over 12 years of M&A experience in Asia Pacific, as a M&A lawyer, external counsel to M&A insurers (advising on some of the first insurance backed M&A deals in Asia) and as a specialist M&A insurance advisor. Prior to moving to Hong Kong in 2007, Terence worked in London with a leading global law firm.
Terence is a qualified solicitor in England and Wales, and Hong Kong. Terence graduated with LLB Honours (Law and Accountancy) from The University of Edinburgh and holds legal qualifications from BPP Law School London and the Oxford Institute of Legal Practice.
Alastair is co-head of the firm’s Asia competition practice. He has 20 years of practical experience including four years at the UK’s competition authority, the Office of Fair Trading, which included a stint as Director of its mergers division.
He specialises in international cross-border merger review and foreign investment related work, and co-heads the firm’s foreign investment review group.
He is currently a Non-Governmental Adviser to the Hong Kong Competition Commission. Alastair is ranked as a leading lawyer in Chambers 2019 who note “Alastair Mordaunt is regarded by a client as a "top-notch lawyer" and is recognised for his extensive experience in advising leading corporate clients on the full range of competition law mandates, including investigations and merger reviews”.
Matthew is a veteran event driven portfolio manager, having worked in the industry for over 15 years. Matthew founded Athos Capital in 2011 and has since won numerous awards most recently, EurekaHedge 2018 Best Asian Event Driven Fund. Prior to Athos, Matthew was portfolio manager for Tiresias Capital’s Omni Asia and Centaurus Capital. Matthew has consistently generated superior risk adjusted returns.
Raghu Narain brings over 20 years of experience in investment banking, corporate finance and economic policy advisory. Currently, Mr. Narain is Head of Investment Banking for Natixis, APAC with the responsibility to deliver M&A, Acquisition Financing, Strategic Equity, and DCM solutions. Prior to Natixis, Mr. Narain was the Head of Sector Advisory and Global Industrials Group in RBS Asia. In his career, he has undertaken over 100 transactions by financing and advising US$100+ billion in completed deals for global companies. He has advised major global entities including Eurazeo, Sanyuan, Tsinghua, Continental Airlines, Fosun, GVK, Lafarge, MISC, MGM, Reliance, Shanghai Electric, Vedanta and UPS. Prior to working in Asia, he was at Bank of America in New York where he was a Director responsible for M&A and capital raising activities for the Global Transportation and Logistics Group. Mr. Narain began his investment banking career with Salomon Smith Barney / Citigroup in New York.
Mr. Narain has also worked at Bridgewater Associates as an Investment Associate and in the field of development finance at the Harvard Institute for International Development (HIID). He completed his Masters degree from Harvard University. He holds MPA, MBA and BA degrees from the United States. He is a member of the International Honor Society of Beta Gamma Sigma. He has often been highlighted in leading industry media CNBC Squawk Box, Institutional Investors, The Asset, IFR, Marine Money, Drillers and Dealers Digest and The Daily Deal for his achievements in the field of financial services.
Catherine joined Citi in September 2013 as head of Government Affairs for Asia Pacific. Catherine works closely with senior management, business heads, and Citi Country Officers on policy and regulatory issues impacting the firm by engaging with policymakers and industry groups. Catherine also coordinates and manages the Citi Government Affairs representatives in the region.
Prior to joining Citi, Catherine worked at State Street Bank and Trust as Head of Regulatory, Industry and Government Affairs, Asia Pacific. Before that Catherine was a diplomat at the Australian Embassy Beijing, a research fellow in the Faculty of Law and Politics at Keio University Japan and a policy advisor in the Australian Departments of Prime Minister and Cabinet and Foreign Affairs and Trade on political, strategic and trade issues.
Catherine has played an active role in various industry associations, including the U.S. National Centre for APEC (Board Member), US-ASEAN Business Council (Financial Services Committee and Chairman Council), Asian Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (Public Policy Committee Member and former Alternate Board Member), the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong (former Financial Services Committee Head and former Board Member), Asia Pacific Council of American Chambers (Member of Chairman’s Circle) and the Asia Business Trade Association (Member). Catherine has also been active in the APEC Business Advisory Council, Advisory Group on APEC Financial System Capacity Building and the APEC Asia Pacific Financial Forum and the World Economic Forum Digital ASEAN Initiative.
Catherine speaks English, Mandarin and Japanese.
Ms. So is a partner in Davis Polk's Corporate Department, based in the Hong Kong office. She concentrates in M&A and private equity matters, and has extensive experience in cross-border transactions and investments in Greater China and across Asia.
Ms. So has acted for global and Asian companies and investment funds in their strategic mergers and acquisitions, foreign direct investments, pre-IPO financings, joint ventures, going-private transactions, PIPEs, restructurings and other securities and general corporate matters. Her practice spans a variety of sectors, including technology, media and telecom, energy/infrastructure, consumer/retail, healthcare/pharmaceutical, and financial institutions.
In connection with her M&A/PE practice, Ms. So also advises clients on regulatory matters involving antitrust and competition, CFIUS and foreign investment reviews, and anti-corruption compliance.
Stanley Soh is a Regional Country Director in the Hong Kong and Singapore offices of Donnelley Financial Solutions (DFIN) - a leader in risk and compliance solutions. He brings years of experience in consultancy advisory for financial technology with deep functional and industry expertise. He is also frequently quoted for his market intelligence in several authoritative financial articles. At DFIN, Mr. Soh partners with industry-leading corporate clients to bring the most prominent financial transactions to market with SaaS transaction solutions using Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Big Data, etc.
Before DFIN, Mr. Soh was a Regional Director, Head of Asia (Financial Services) at Global Sage, Hong Kong. He drove high level engagement and provided the strategic direction for top financial services firms within the financial ecosystem to achieve business growth. Prior to executive search, Mr. Soh acquired a rigorous understanding of digital transformation strategies at Accenture. Earlier, he developed international sales and marketing experience with Alpha Innotech Corporation (Biotech), based in Silicon Valley. In addition, he was awarded the certificate of outstanding conduct and performance during his stint in Singapore Military Intelligence.
Mr. Soh holds a B.S. in Engineering from National University of Singapore and completed Global Entrepreneurial Leadership from Stanford University. He is a Singapore national and native in English and Mandarin. An avid adventurer, he has travelled to over 71 countries and counting.
Mr. Storie is responsible for overseeing real estate investment activities ex-Japan and core-plus / value-add strategies across the region. Prior to joining PAG, he was Chief Risk & Investment Officer for Europe and Asia and a member of the Global Management Committee at Prudential Real Estate Investors (“PREI”) which had in excess of US$55 billion under management. Mr. Storie started his career in Australia at Gresham Partners and subsequently joined Babcock & Brown, becoming Head of Real Estate for Asia (ex-Japan). Mr. Storie has a Bachelor of Business double major in finance and accounting from the University of Technology (QLD), Australia.
Sze Shing Tan has 14 years of experience in cross border private M&A in London as well as the Asia Pacific region. Sze Shing’s practice focuses on cross-border private M&A, with particular emphasis on the energy and resources industry and financial services sector.
Sze Shing is appointed as one of the Firm's leads for the Global Oil and Gas sub-industry group. She is also recognised as a Next Generation Lawyer (Corporate M&A: Singapore) by Legal 500 Asia Pacific.
Queenie Tsao joined Finsbury Asia in September 2011 as one of the founding members of the regional operation. Queenie brings with her more than seventeen years PR experience in advising local, regional and global companies at different stages of their business development cycles in Asia. She specialises in transaction advisory (M&A and IPO), issues management and large corporate strategic advisory, with a particular focus on the financial services sector. Past projects include the management of the post-crisis AIA/AIG situation and subsequently AIA’s IPO, Sinopec/China Gas hostile takeover situation, OCBC’s acquisition of Hong Kong’s Wing Hang Bank, Qatar Investment Authority’s serial acquisitions in Asia e.g. Lifestyle International and Asia Square, post-merger communications for financial institutions including BlackRock, BNY Mellon, Union Bancaire Privée and Barings, region-wide media analysis for Goldman Sachs AM and BoAML, SHK Financial’s minibond issue, as well as regional economic and investment summits for MNCs including BlackRock, AllianzGI, Barings, OCBC and HSBC, etc.. Queenie graduated from the University of Hong Kong School of Law in 2001.
Alex is a Managing Director in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group, based in Hong Kong.
Alex has been with Morgan Stanley Asia since 2006. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, he worked at JP Morgan New York in their Financial Institutions Group.
Alex received a BA in Economics from the University of Chicago.
Mr. Roger Wu serves as Senior Partner at Maison Capital, where he takes overall responsibilities of fund's investments in consumer lifestyle and consumer technology sectors. Mr. Wu has been a private equity investor for the past 18 years. He has held key roles in several investment funds, including a Managing Director of CITIC Securities International Capital. Mr. Wu also served as Senior Vice President at Lehman Brothers Asia Limited, operating a direct investment fund in Asia. Mr. Wu has made over 70 private equity investments. Notable past investments include institutional rounds in China Evergrande Group, ORG Packaging, Shenzhen DJI Technology and Transsion Holdings. Mr. Wu holds a Bachelor degree in Arts from Columbia University, majoring in Economics and Industrial Engineering.
Ethan Xie, joined Alibaba in January 2013 and now serves as the Managing Partner of Alibaba Innovation Ventures. Alibaba Innovation Ventures is the corporate venture capital investment arm of Alibaba Group and provides venture and growth stage funding to technology companies. Prior to joining Alibaba, Mr. Xie worked for Crescent Point, a billion dollar Pan-Asia growth fund focusing on the investment of TMT and consumer sector. Before Crescent, Mr. Xie was an Analyst of M&A department with Schneider in Australia. He received a B.A. of science from Tongji University and an Master of Commerce from University of Sydney.
Stanley Yang is Executive Vice President of First Pacific and oversees the group’s corporate development and investment activities including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and other portfolio company initiatives. Prior to joining First Pacific in 2013, Mr. Yang worked at Deutsche Bank where he led investment banking coverage for the diversified industrials sector in Asia. He also previously served as a director in Deutsche Bank’s mergers and acquisitions department, where he advised clients on transactions in Asia and the United States. Mr. Yang began his career in New York where he gained transaction experience in principal investments and investment banking. He received a BSc degree in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Lu is currently the Director of Venture Investments & Strategy at CLP Holdings, and runs a venture-focused LP/co-invest program for the 118 year-old utilities company. Lu has close to 20 years of global experience in the field of clean energy, technology and investments. Before joining CLP, he was with China-based clean energy company GCL Poly for 5 years. Before that, Lu came from the background of equity research, and last assumed the post of Global Head of Cleantech equity research at UBS in 2012. He was named The Best Cleantech analyst by the Wall Street Journal in 2010 when he was at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Lu started as an engineer by training, and was a microprocessor design engineer in the Silicon Valley for 5 years after graduating from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor with a degree in Electrical Engineering. Lu is active in the Technology Corporate VC circle and is a frequent speaker at various industry forums such as SuperReturn, AVCJ and HKVCA events.