Zhang, Lei - from China
Country of meeting: in the year 2014
Entrepreneur. He is the founder, Chairman, and Chief Investment Officer of Hillhouse Capital Management, Ltd. Zhang founded Hillhouse Capital in 2005. Hillhouse manages about US $50 billion of assets as of September 2018. Hillhouse is a long-term fundamental equity investor. It invests globally, with a particular focus on China and Asia. Hillhouse focuses on the consumer, TMT, industrials and healthcare sectors.
Zhang has served on or currently sits on the Board of Directors of: JD (formerly 360buy), Qunar (China’s largest online travel vertical), Global Mediacom (Indonesia’s largest media / TV / pay TV conglomerate), and Blue Moon (a Chinese household care company). Zhang holds roles at the Brookings Institution and he is a Governing Board Member of the China-United States Exchange Foundation, a non-profit organization established with the purpose of further improving communications and enhancing understanding between the peoples of China and the United States.
He is a founding board member of the United World College (UWC) of Southeast Asia Foundation and he established the Gaoli Academy at Renmin University with the goal of expanding the role of liberal arts education in Chinese universities. Zhang is also Vice Chairman and Trustee of the Board at Renmin University of China. He is a Trustee of the Yale-NUS College and the Chair of the Yale Asia Development Council. He is also a member of the Hong Kong Financial Services Development Council. In June 2016 the governing board of Yale University, Yale Corporation, appointed Lei Zhang as a successor trustee.
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