Mr. Zhang is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Hillhouse Capital Management Group, Ltd. Hillhouse manages over ten billion U.S. dollars for leading endowments, foundations, sovereign funds, and family offices and maintains one of the best long-term performance track records in Asia. Hillhouse takes a long-term fundamental research approach and invests in both public and private opportunities across a variety of sectors.
Prior to founding Hillhouse, Mr. Zhang served as the Chief Representative to China for the New York Stock Exchange. Prior to that, Mr.Zhang was an investment analyst for a global emerging markets fund covering South Africa, Southeast Asia and China. He also worked with the Yale Endowment while a student at Yale.
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, he serves on the University Council at Yale University and is the Chairman of Yale Asia Development Council.
Mr. Zhang is a Trustee of the Brookings Institution, a board member of the Financing & Capital Council of the World Economic Forum, and a member of the Board of Directors of the CFA Society of Beijing. He is on the board of several of Asia’s leading companies, including 360buy, China’s largest Internet retailer; Qunar, China’s largest online travel vertical; and Global Mediacom, Indonesia’s largest media/ TV/ Pay TV conglomerate.
Mr. Zhang devotes substantial time to education issues. He is a board member of BN Vocational School, China’s largest non‐profit organization dedicated to the education of underprivileged children, and a founding board member of the United World College (UWC) of Southeast Asia Foundation. In addition, he established the Gaoli Academy at Renmin University with the purpose of expanding the role of liberal arts education in Chinese universities.