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Board of Directors

New officers have been elected to serve the HKVCA for 2016-2017 term.

CHAIRMAN

Eric Mason
The Church Pension Fund

Eric Mason is a Managing Director of The Church Pension Fund. He joined the Church Pension Fund in 2009 as the head of the Fund’s new Asian office based in Hong Kong and has been based in Asia for almost 25 years. Mr. Mason and his team are responsible for the Fund’s investments in Asia across all asset classes with a focus on private equity, real estate and hedge funds. The team manages approximately $1.5 billion in investments in Asian based managers.

Prior to joining the Fund, Mr. Mason was the head for the Carlyle Group’s Asia Leverage Finance Fund and before that spent 13 years at JPMorgan most recently as Asian regional head of Leveraged Finance. In these roles, Mr. Mason has developed experience in structuring, underwriting and investing in private equity and credit transactions. Mr. Mason first came to Asia in 1990 to teach in China with Princeton-in-Asia and before that worked in Washington DC for U.S. Senator Bill Bradley. Mr. Mason received a B.A. in International Relations and Economics from the University of Delaware and earned a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. Mr. Mason speaks Mandarin Chinese.

The Church Pension Fund is a private tax exempt organization based in New York City with approximately US$12 billion in assets under management. The Fund has been in continuous operation since 1917 and provides pension benefits to those serving the Episcopal Church.  The Church is an extensive investor in alternative assets and has been investing with many of the global leaders in venture capital and private equity for decades.

 

VICE CHAIRMAN

Rebecca Xu
Asia Alternatives Advisor

Rebecca Xu is a Co-Founder and Managing Director of Asia Alternatives. Ms. Xu leads Asia Alternatives' Beijing office and is also a part of the Hong Kong office. She is on the Firm's Investment Committee and co-leads Asia Alternatives' investments in expansion and growth capital funds, focusing most of her time on Asia Alternatives' China investments.

Prior to starting Asia Alternatives, Ms. Xu was a Senior Investment Officer at the Funds Group of the International Finance Corporation ("IFC"), the private sector investment arm of the World Bank Group. There, she had the primary responsibility of leading IFC's fund investing and portfolio supervision in Asia for over six years. Previously, Ms. Xu also worked at McKinsey & Co, Inc. (Washington D.C.) and HSBC (Hong Kong).

Ms. Xu received an MBA from Harvard Business School and holds a Bachelor's degree in International Relations from the Foreign Affairs College in Beijing, China. Ms. Xu is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and English.

Ms. Xu currently serves on the Advisory Boards for several of Asia Alternatives' China and India private equity funds. In addition, she serves on the Boards of the Emerging Market Private Equity Association (EMPEA) and the Chun Hui Bo'ai Children Foundation.

 

VICE CHAIRMAN

Joseph Wan
Cinven HK

Joseph joined Cinven HK in 2008 and is a member of the Portfolio team, based in the Hong Kong office. In addition Joseph is part of the Investor Relations team looking after investors in Asia Pacific.

Prior to Cinven, Joseph was Partner and Managing Director of The Boston Consulting Group in Hong Kong, where he was Head of Office. His primary sector focus was in consumer goods, retail and telecoms in Greater China/Asia. In addition, he has served many clients in banking, industrial goods and healthcare.

Joseph has a BSc in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley.

 

VICE CHAIRMAN

John Levack
Electra Partners Asia

John Levack is Managing Director and a founder of Electra Partners Asia Limited. The Electra Partners Asia business was established in 1995 (originally in a joint venture with Jardine Fleming) and has built a pan-Asian portfolio of investments with capital from Electra Private Equity plc. Prior to establishing the Electra Partners' Asia business, John worked for 3i plc for 12 years initially in the UK business but the last 6 years were spent in the International division. During this time he ran 3i's Channel Island business and helped set up and advised a 3i start-up joint venture in Portugal. The final 4 years of his time with 3i were spent in India managing a joint venture private equity business with ANZ Grindlays Bank. During this time he was a founding member of the Indian Venture Capital Association. John has a BSc in Business Administration from Bath University in the UK.

 

VICE CHAIRMAN

H. Chin Chou
Morgan Stanley Asia

H. Chin Chou is the Chief Executive Officer of Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia and a Managing Director of Morgan Stanley.  He is based in Hong Kong.   Mr. Chou also serves on the Firm's Asia Pacific Executive Committee, which is comprised of the Firm's senior business leaders within the Asia Pacific region.

Mr. Chou joined Morgan Stanley in 1987 in New York and has spent 27 years at Morgan Stanley, with the past 23 years in Asia.  Mr. Chou has lead MSPE Asia's four private equity funds to date: the $330mm MSGEM Fund (1999), the $525mm Asia Fund II (2005), the $1.5bn Asia Fund III (2007) and the current Asia Fund IV.   Mr. Chou was also part of Morgan Stanley’s Private Equity Group in New York in the late 1980s.  He was previously a Director of CTCI, eAccess, ECVision, HTL, Hyundai Rotem, ITest, Landmark, Ssangyong Corporation and YesAsia.  Mr. Chou holds a B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. with Distinction from Harvard Business School.

 

PRESIDENT & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
CHAIRMAN 2005-2006

Vincent Chan
Samena Capital

Mr Chan is a Senior Managing Director and Head of Asia for Samena Capital Hong Kong Limited.

He was the Founding CEO and currently is the Non-Executive Chairman of Spring Capital, an independent private equity firm that invests exclusively in China. Mr Chan has 24 years of experience in private equity, and has made over 45 investments in growth companies in China. Previously he was a Managing Director and an Investment Committee Member of JAFCO Asia. Prior to JAFCO, Mr Chan held positions with Suez Asia and HSBC Private Equity (Asia) in Hong Kong.

He is currently the Co-President of the Hong Kong Venture Capital and Private Equity Association, a Board Member of the Hong Kong Foundation for the University of Manchester, and a Director of the Manchester Business School Leadership Board.

Mr Chan was a member of the Main Board and GEM Listing Committee of the SEHK, the Membership Chair of the Young Presidents’ Organization’s Beijing Chapter, a member of the Public Shareholders Group of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission, member of Innovation and Technology Advisory Committee and Information & Communication Technology Services Advisory Committee of the HK Trade Development Council and a member of the Disciplinary Panel of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Mr. Chan is a Member of Chengdu Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference.

Mr Chan was named a Top 10 Venture Capitalist in China by Zero2IPO in 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2006. He was also selected as one of the 10 “Most Influential Venture Capitalists in China” by Top Capital in 2005 and one of the “China Best Venture Capitalists: Midas List” by Forbes Magazine in 2006 - 2015. He was selected as Number 9 Forbes China ranking of Best Venture Capital Investors in 2015.

Mr Chan is a Chartered Financial Analyst (AIMR), holds a BA from the University of Hong Kong, and a MBA from Manchester Business School.

 

PRESIDENT & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
CHAIRMAN 2013-2015

Conrad Tsang
Strategic Year Holdings Limited

Mr Tsang has been in the finance industry for 20 years. He started his career in venture capital/private equity with Baring Private Equity Asia, having led or participated in 20 investments during 2000-2013. His industry experience includes: natural resources/mining, manufacturing, automotive, education, healthcare, retail, consumer products, logistics, TMT, environmental products/services, energy and alternative energy, financial services, real estate etc.  The portfolio companies he has been involved with include Noah Education Holdings Limited (Board directorship), Minsheng Education Group (Board directorship), Galloping Horse Media Group Limited (Board directorship), Kangda International Environmental Protection Holding Limited (6136.HK, Board directorship), Pansoft Group Limited (Board directorship), Hidili Industry International Development Limited (1393.HK), Launch Tech Co Ltd (2488.HK).  Prior to joining Baring, he was with Merrill Lynch Asia Pacific doing equity research, focusing on media and retail sectors.  Mr Tsang began his career at Peregrine Investment Holdings, where he was involved with Asian fixed income sales and marketing.

Since 2015, Mr Tsang is the Founder and Chairman of Strategic Year Holdings Limited.

Mr Tsang is currently Chairman of PRC Committee and Real Assets Committee of the Hong Kong Venture Capital and Private Equity Association.  Previously, he was the Hong Kong Venture Capital and Private Equity Association’s Chairman of the Board (2013-2015).

Mr Tsang obtained a Masters Degree in Management Studies at University of Oxford, United Kingdom; and a Bachelors Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (First Class Honours) at Imperial College of Science and Technology, London, United Kingdom.

Personal Awards:

CBN Weekly, “2011-2012 Most Valuable Partners 50 in China”

Forbes China Magazine, “2008,2009, The 50 Best Venture Capitalists in China”

Top Capital Magazine, “2008 The Best PE Investor of The Year”

China Most Valuable Venture Enterprises Awards, “2008 The Best PE Investor”

Zero2IPO Group, “2007, 2009, Top 10 PE Capitalists in China”

World Eminence Chinesebusiness Association, “Top 100 Most Visionary Chinese Investors (2007, 2008)”

China Venture Group, “2008 The Top 30 PE Investors of The Year”

 

PRESIDENT & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
CHAIRMAN 2007-2011

Johnny Chan
Techpacific Capital

Mr. Johnny Chan Kok Chung was a co-founder of Techpacific Capital Limited which became Crosby Capital Limited in 2002.  The Crosby Group activities comprise of management of venture and private equity funds, financial advisory and wealth management.

Mr. Chan is also the Chief Investment Officer of Softech, the manager of the Hong Kong Government Applied Research Fund (since 2000).

He was Chairman of the HK Venture Capital and Private Equity Association during the period 2007 – 2011.  He currently acts as the President of the HKVCA and concurrently, as the Secretary General of the Asia Venture Capital and Private Equity Council (AVCPEC) which he co-founded with 9 other Asian associations in 2011.

He is a member of the Advisory Committee of the HKSAR Government Innovation and Technology Bureau (ITB). He is also a member of the HKTDC Innovation and Technology Advisory Committee and served on the HKTDC Asian Financial Forum Steering Committee from 2010-2016.

He is the Director of Repton School in Hong Kong overseeing the development in the Greater China and Asia region. He is a member of the Choate Rosemary Hall School Parent Council in the US since 2013 and was a member of the Development Board of Chinese International School from 2006-2015.  He is a director of the Make a Difference Institute. Mr. Chan is an Independent Non-Executive Director of The13 Holdings Limited as well as of CNQC International Holdings.

 

PRESIDENT & NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

K. O. Chia
Grace Financial

Mr. Chia is Director of Grace Financial Ltd., a Hong Kong based family office, serving as a member of the executive team. He brings 30+ years of diverse international experience as venture capitalist, entrepreneur and corporate executive across Asia, Europe and U.S.  Currently he serves as President of the HK Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (HKVCPEA) and Member of Advisory Committee, School of Continuing & Professional Studies at Chinese University of Hong Kong. Previously he had served as Chairman of Advisory Board, College of International Education at Hong Kong Baptist University as well as HKSAR government’s Community Investment & Inclusion Fund (CIIF) to promote social capital for community revival from 2007-2013.

He holds an MBA from Strathclyde University, Scotland, DipMS from Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland and BEng (Hons) Electronics Engineering from Sheffield University, England.  He is also a Fellow of Hong Kong Institute of Directors.

 

SECRETARY

Lucian Wu
HQ Capital

Mr. Wu is a managing director of HQ Capital, based out of Hong Kong.  A Chartered Accountant with twenty years of experience in primary/secondary fund and direct investments, including stints with Henderson Private Capital and Electra Partners Asia, Mr. Wu has successfully deployed and harvested capital across four market cycles in Asia, multiple geographies and strategies since 1995.  Immediately prior to joining Auda, Mr. Wu was for six years a managing director with Paul Capital, the global secondaries firm, co-heading its Asian business.

Fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese, 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.

 

TREASURER

Alain Fontaine
Ocean Equity Partners

Alain V Fontaine has been working in Asia in Private Equity investment (corporate and institutional) for most of the last 20 years, sourcing and executing investment transactions and managing investment portfolios.

Mr. Fontaine worked for CDP Capital - Communications (a private equity arm of the Quebec pension fund known as CDPQ) from 1998 to the end of 2003, when CDPQ decided to stop its activities in Asia. He and his team from Hong Kong, Korea and Japan made direct private equity investments in the region and managed CDP’s investments in regional and country funds. He also worked for On Capital, a China-focused Private Equity fund and for Investel Asia, a family office focused on the TMT sectors.

On the operations side, Mr. Fontaine, a Professional Engineer (telecom), worked for Bell Canada and its subsidiaries in Canada, Africa and Asia for the first 17 years of his career. He was also the founding President and COO of Bell Ardis in 1988 (a jv with Motorola) and the CEO of the Newcom Group in Mongolia in 2007 – 08.

In 2013, Mr Fontaine joined Ocean Equity Partners, a private equity fund manager that specializes in industrial, manufacturing, retail, TMT, and other sectors in Greater China.

Mr. Fontaine holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Sherbrooke, Canada.

 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Wendy Zhu
AlpInvest Partners Limited

Wendy is a Managing Director in AlpInvest Partners’ Fund Investments team and focuses on the Asian markets. She joined AlpInvest Partners in 2007 from Macquarie Funds Management, where she was Senior Vice President of Asia-Pacific regional private equity fund investments and co-investments. Previously, Wendy was a Director with Deutsche Bank Asset Management and an Associate Director at MetLife. Wendy received a BS in Business Administration and an MS in Accounting from the University of Southern California and is a CFA charterholder. She represents AlpInvest Partners on various Advisory Boards.

 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Melissa Guzy
Arbor Ventures

Melissa, who is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Arbor Ventures, has more than 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur and as a venture investor.  Prior to founding of Arbor, Melissa was the Managing Director, member of the Investment Committee and head of VantagePoint Asia. During her tenure at VantagePoint, she invested in early stage technology companies in both Asia and in Silicon Valley.

Arbor Ventures is focused the intersection of Financial services and Digital Commerce including trading, credit scoring, data analytics, alternative lending and payments across Asia and Oceania. Arbor Ventures has a presence in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo and Jakarta and prefers to invest in companies that have a regional or global reach.

Melissa is a frequent guest lecturer on Venture Capital at the University of Florida, HKUST, Chinese University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong University.  In 2010, Melissa published an academic paper titled "Venture Capital Returns and Public Market Performance”. Melissa serves on the HKVCA Venture Committee.

Melissa attended Wellesley College and received a Master’s degree in Finance from the University of Florida. She is the author of the paper "Venture Capital Returns and Public Market Performance". She has been a guest lecturer on the Venture Capital Industry at the University of Florida, Hong Kong University and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Melissa is a Hopkins Fellow and participated in the Women's Leadership Program at Harvard University.

 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Denis Tse
Asia-IO Advisors Limited

Denis Tse is the Managing Partner of Asia-IO Advisors Limited. Most recently he was the Head of Asia – Private Investment with Lockheed Martin Investment Management Company. He has 15 years of private equity direct and fund investment experience in Asia, having worked with J.H Whitney, CDIB Capital, and HSBC Private Equity (Asia), where he became the first Kauffman Fellow from an Asian venture firm. Denis is one of Chief Investment Officer “2014 Forty Under Forty”, and was named one of “Asia’ 25 most influential people in private equity” by Asian Investor in 2013. He is the Chairperson of the Business Committee of the Advisory Council on Innovation & Technology to the Chief Executive of HKSAR. A Hong Kong native, Denis has an MBA from INSEAD and a BSc (Hon.) from Northwestern University.

 

 
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Alvin Lam
CVC Capital Partners

Mr. Alvin Lam is a Senior Managing Director with CVC Capital Partners. Alvin joined CVC in 2005 and is a member of the CVC’s Asia Operations Team, based in Hong Kong. Prior to joining CVC, Alvin was a Principal with the Boston Consulting Group’s Greater China practice and worked for Philip Morris International in a regional business development role. Alvin holds a BSc Degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an MBA from the Wharton School and an MA in International Studies from the University of Pennsylvania.

 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Marvin Lai
Cyberport Macro Fund

Marvin LAI is Chief Investment Officer of Cyberport Macro Fund, Executive Director of Hong Kong Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (HKVCA), and Associate Professor in Practice at Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management (Tsinghua SEM).

Mr. Lai has over 30 years of experience in financial services (VC&PE), technologies, and consumption sectors. He serves as a strategic partner to handle the management of the Cyberport Macro Fund and cultivate investor relationships, in particular, fortifying the network of venture capitalist and angel investors. Prior to Cyberport Macro Fund, he was Managing Partner of iTM Ventures, in association with Burgeon Group Consulting Ltd., where he headed its venture capital arm overseeing investments in telecommunications, consumption, and technology sectors. Prior thereto, he was Senior Advisor at LionRock Capital (HK) and Senior Partner at ES Capital (now OES Capital) where he spearheaded LionRock’s origination and strategic investments as well as ES Capital’s Asian Principal Investment Advisory and private placement opportunities. He began his career at IBM and AT&T Bell Laboratories.

 

Mr. Lai is Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors (FHKIoD), Professional Manager (PMgr) designated by HKMA, Member of Hong Kong Securities and Investments Institute (MHKSI), Director of the Board of Hong Kong Business Angel Network (HKBAN), Past President of Columbia University Hong Kong Alumni Association and INSEAD Hong Kong Alumni Association, and Assistant Governor (2013-2014) of Rotary International District 3450.

 

Mr. Lai holds B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University and Johns Hopkins University, respectively; M.Sc. in Financial Management from University of London; M.A. in Management Research from Macquarie University (MGSM); and EMBA degrees from INSEAD and Beijing Tsinghua University (Tsinghua SEM).

    

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Siddharth Sharma
GE Equity

Mr. Sharma has been the Chief Risk Officer / Chief Investment Officer for GE Equity Asia since 2007, where he is responsible for all new Investment, Portfolio and Risk Management activities, leading a team located in 5 offices across Asia. Mr. Sharma has also established the Risk Management function for the private equity business in Asia, leading the development and implementation of the Risk framework focused on Credit, Strategic, Operational, Liquidity and other risks.

Mr. Sharma joined GE Equity in 1999 based in Hong Kong focusing on Asian private equity investments. Subsequently Mr. Sharma relocated to London to join GE's Energy Financial Services team focused on principal investments in the Energy sector and GE’s Capital Markets, Strategic Investments Group responsible for Strategic Investments in the Healthcare, Energy and Transportation sectors across the globe, before returning to Hong Kong in 2007.

Prior to joining GE, Mr. Sharma was an investment banker at Salomon Brothers in New York and Hong Kong and an Accountant with Deloitte in New York.

Mr. Sharma holds a BS in Accounting from the State University of NY, an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University and is a qualified Certified Public Accountant.

 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Craig Wilkinson
HKVCA

LDC (Asia) is based out of Hong Kong and represents LDC’s first move outside of the UK.  The office opened in 2009.  LDC (part of the Lloyds Banking Group) is the UK’s leading mid-market private equity house with around 80 portfolio companies and invested capital of US$3.0Bn.

Since opening their office in 2009 LDC have - through LP commitments - developed strategic relationships with local China focused funds and more recently begun to develop their own direct investment business focusing on businesses with true international development potential.

Craig has over 15 years of mid-market private equity experience, the last 12 of which has been with LDC.  In his time at LDC he has had lead responsibility for over US$0.5bn of direct investment and has sat on boards for a variety of businesses ranging across the pharmaceutical industry to industrial components and beauty products.  Today he sits on the advisory committee of a China focused mid market private equity fund and holds two board positions on Chinese companies.

 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
CHAIRMAN 2011-2013

David Pierce
HQ Capital

David G Pierce is Managing Director & Head of Asia for HQ Capital, a private investment group that invests in alternative assets globally.

He was Chairman of the Hong Kong Venture Capital & Private Equity Association from 2011-2013 and continues to serve the Association as a Board Member. David is also currently Chair of the Asia Council of the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association as well as a member of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council’s Steering Committee of the Asian Financial Forum.

David holds an LLM from the London School of Economics, a JD cum laude from the Harvard Law School and a bachelor's degree summa cum laude from Dartmouth College.

 

 
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Varun Bery
Latitude Capital Management

Varun Bery is a Senior Advisor to Latitude Capital Management, an emerging market private equity firm focused on the power sector. He is also currently a Senior Advisor to StormHarbour Securities (Hong Kong).

Mr. Bery has been involved in Asian private equity since 1995 and previously headed TVG Capital Partners and also the Private Capital Asia Group at JP Morgan. Mr. Bery started his career at McKinsey and Company (NY) and also was formerly a Director of Investment Banking at CS First Boston (NY) and a Director at the Asian Infrastructure Fund (HK). Mr. Bery received an MBA with High Distinction from Harvard Business School and a BA (summa cum laude) from Yale University.

 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Derek Sulger
Lunar Capital Management

Derek Sulger is a Partner of Lunar Capital, a private equity investment manager focusing on control-oriented, operationally involved buyouts of leading Chinese consumer companies. He has more than twenty years of experience working with private equity-backed companies and investments in China. He is a member of Lunar’s Investment and Corporate Finance team and serves on the boards of several Lunar’s portfolio companies. Derek is widely recognized as one of China’s most successful foreign entrepreneurs. Before moving to Shanghai in 1999, he worked with Goldman Sachs after graduating from Harvard University.

 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Gabriel Li
Orchid Asia Hong Kong Management Company Limited

Gabriel Li is the Managing Partner & Investment Committee Member of Orchid Asia Hong Kong Management Company Limited, a private equity firm focused on investing in Asia specifically China over the past 20 years.  He led the first round investment in Ctrip International (Nasdaq: CTRP) and Eachnet (sold to EBAY) for Orchid Asia.  He is also currently the Vice Chairman of the Board and Director of Ctrip, the largest travel reservation services company in China. Mr. Li is also the Director of Nirvana Asia Ltd (HKEX: 1438), the largest bereavement care industry in Asia.  Mr. Li is an ex-director of Autohome Inc (Nasdaq: ATHM), the leading online trading platforms for automobile. He is an ex-director of Lifetech Scientific Corporation (HKSE:8122), a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. He is also an ex-director of Zhaopin (Nasdaq: ZPIN), the leading online recruitment company in China.

Prior to Orchid Asia, Mr. Li was a Managing Director at The Carlyle Group in Hong Kong, overseeing Asian technology investments. From 1997 to 2000, he was at Orchid Asia’s predecessor, where he made numerous investments in China and North Asia.  Previously, he was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company in Hong Kong, Beijing and Los Angeles.

Mr. Li graduated summa cum laude from the University of California at Berkeley, earned his M.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his M.B.A. from Stanford Business School.

 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Jie Gong
Pantheon Ventures (HK) LLP

Jie Gong is a Partner at Pantheon and a member of the Asia Regional Investment committee and the Global Co-investment Committee, and is involved in all aspects of Asian investment activity, with a focus on China.  Ms Gong joined Pantheon from Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners' private equity fund of funds group, where she led Asian investment activities and was a member of the global investment committee. Before that she was a Vice President at JPMorgan responsible for leverage finance deal origination, structuring and execution in Greater China. Previously she worked at the International Finance Corporation on emerging market debt and equity investments. Ms Gong received a Master in Finance from London Business School, an MA in Economics from University of Miami and a BA in Economics and International Trade from Shanghai International Studies University.

 

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Peter Chen

ZZ Capital International
 

As Senior Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer at ZZ Capital International, Peter provides strategic and financial leadership in the global expansion and China outbound investment execution of the flagship equity investment platform of Zhongzhi Enterprise Group, which is China’s leading asset management company with US$200+ billion of assets under management.

Peter joined the HKVCA Board while serving as the Asia head of principal investments and business development at the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB).  Prior to CPPIB, he had worked as Principal at Bain Capital’s private equity team in China, and as founder and General Manager of GE Capital Corporate Financial Services in Taiwan focusing on special situation investments across Greater China. Peter is currently an officer at the Young Presidents Organization (YPO)'s Pan-Asia Chapter, and had previously served on American Chamber of Commerce’s Financial Services Committee in Shanghai and as Governor/Capital Markets Chairman in Taipei, as well as Honorary Advisor to the Society of International Registered Financial Practitioners, and a Rotary Club member. Peter completed his education at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill (BSBA), Keio University in Tokyo, and Harvard Business School (MBA). He communicates in Chinese, English, Italian, and Japanese.