Mr. John Zhao is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Hony Capital, a leading private equity investment company in China. Mr. Zhao also serves as Executive Vice President of Hony’s sponsor firm, Legend Holdings, one of China’s best known companies and the parent of Lenovo Group (HK.992). Under Mr. Zhao’s leadership, Hony Capital currently manages over USD 7 billion of assets and has invested in more than 60 companies domestically and abroad.
Prior to launching Hony Capital, Mr. Zhao held a number of senior management positions in US companies. Mr. Zhao also serves on the boards of several Hony’s portfolio companies and other prestigious companies including Lenovo, Fiat Industrial and China Pharmaceuticals.
Mr. Zhao holds an MBA degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, dual master’s degrees in electric engineering and physics from Northern Illinois University, and a bachelor’s degree in physics from Nanjing University.