ZHANG LEI


Mr. Zhang Lei is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Hillhouse Capital Management Group, Ltd.
(“Hillhouse”). Hillhouse is a leading investment management firm founded by Mr. Zhang Lei in 2005 and focuses on long-term fundamental equity investment. After 10 years’ development, Hillhouse has become one of the largest and best performing funds in Asia. Insisting on dependent thinking and deep research, Hillhouse focuses on the TMT, consumer and healthcare sectors and invests in companies across all equity stages.



Mr. Zhang earned an MBA and M.A. in International Relations from Yale University and a B.A. in Economics from Renmin University of China, where he is the Vice Chairman and Trustee of the Board. In addition, Mr. Zhang is a Trustee of the Yale-NUS College and the Chair of the Yale Asia Development Council. Prior to founding Hillhouse, Mr. Zhang worked with the Yale Endowment and an emerging market fund covering South Africa and Southeast Asia.

Mr. Zhang served on the board of several of Asia’s leading companies, including JD.com, China’s largest Internet retailer; Qunar, China’s largest online travel vertical; Blue Moon, a leading Chinese household personal care company; and MNC Global Mediacom, Indonesia’s largest media/ TV/ Pay TV conglomerate.

Mr. Zhang is a Governing Board Member of the China-United States Exchange Foundation and a member of the Hong Kong Financial Services Development Council. Mr. Zhang devotes substantial time to education issues. He is a long-term supporter of BN Vocational Schools, China’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to the education of underprivileged children. In addition, he established the Gaoli Academy at Renmin University with the purpose of expanding the role of liberal arts education in Chinese universities.