Lei Zhang

Founder at Hillhouse Capital Management Ltd. /Invest

Lei Zhang

Lei Zhang

Founder at Hillhouse Capital Management Ltd. /Invest

Overview
Career Highlights

Hillhouse Capital Advisors Ltd.
Hillhouse Capital Management Ltd. (Hong Kong)
Hillhouse (Beijing) Advisory Ltd.

RelSci Relationships

1495

Number of Boards

16

Birthday

01/01/1972

Age

47

Number of Awards

2

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Director at Hillhouse Capital Advisors Ltd.

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Director at Hillhouse Capital Advisors Ltd.

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Chief Operating Officer at Hillhouse Capital Management Ltd. /Invest

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Partner at Hillhouse Capital Group Ltd.

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Founder at Sequoia Capital China Advisors (Hong Kong) Ltd.

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General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer at Hillhouse Capital Management Ltd. /Invest

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Co-Founder at Direct Vet Marketing, Inc.

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Founder at Direct Vet Marketing, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer, Director at Ctrip.com International Ltd.

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Founder & Managing Director at Lotus Capital Management Ltd.

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September 12, 2019
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July 18, 2019
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Lei Zhang
Founder at Hillhouse Capital Management Ltd. /Invest
Education
MBA
Class of 2002

The Yale School of Management is the graduate business school of Yale University and is located on Hillhouse Avenue in New Haven, Connecticut, United States. The School awards the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Advanced Management (MAM), and Ph.D. degrees. As of April 2012, 475 students were enrolled in its MBA program, 33 in the MBA for Executives program, and 33 in the PhD program.

BA in Economics
Class of 1994

Renmin University of China is a school.

Career History
President & Chief Investment Officer
2012 - Current

HCA employs bottom-up analysis and fundamental proprietary research which seeks long-term, risk-adjusted returns through. The firm invests globally with a particular focus on companies or assets having substantial relations with Asia. As part of their bottom-up analysis, they performs both qualitative and quantitative assessments of potential investments with a particular focus on opportunities upon which it can gain insights and discover value in an ever-changing world. HCA generally focuses on publicly-listed (or similarly liquid) investment opportunities across multiple industries, but it may also participate in private (or otherwise less liquid) investment opportunities. The firm invests primarily in reasonably priced companies that provide substantial long-term growth prospects. Although HCA monitors macro-economic factors and market trends, they generally avoid market-timing strategies and focuses primarily on bottom-up opportunities. HCA focuses on understanding fundamental risks, uncovering long-term growth potential, and targeting industries that it understands and can monitor.

Founder
2005 - Current

Hillhouse Capital Management Ltd. is an investment advisor located in George Town, Cayman Islands.

Founder
2005 - Current

Hillhouse Capital Group Ltd. operates as an investment management firm. It serves the consumer, TMT, industrials, and healthcare sectors and invests in companies across all equity stages. The company was founded by Zhang Lei in 2005 and is headquartered in Hong Kong.

Boards & Committees
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Current

Hillhouse Capital Management Ltd. is an investment advisor located in George Town, Cayman Islands.

Board Member
Prior

JD.com, Inc. is a technology driven E-commerce company. It engages in the sale of electronics products and general merchandise products, including audio, video products, and books. The company operates through the following business segments: JD Mall, and New Businesses. The JD Mall segment represents its core e-commerce business. The New Businesses segment includes logistic services provided to third parties, technology services, overseas business, insurance and O2O. It also provides an online marketplace, whereby third-party sellers sell products to customers primarily through its websites and mobile apps. The company offers advertising, logistics and other value-added services. JD com was founded on June 18, 1998 by Qiang Dong Liu and is headquartered in Beijing, China.

Member, Board of Directors
Prior

Baidu was founded in 2000 by Internet pioneer Robin Li, creator of visionary search technology Hyperlink Analysis, with the mission of providing the best way for people to find what they’re looking for online. Over the past decade we have strived to fulfill this mission by listening carefully to our users’ needs and wants. To provide intelligent, relevant search results for the tens of billions of queries that are entered into our search platform every day, we focus on powering the best technology optimized for up-to-date local tastes and preferences. Our deep understanding of Chinese language and culture is central to our success and this kind of knowledge allows us to tailor our search technology for our users’ needs. Just to cite one example, we believe there are at least 38 ways of saying "I" in the Chinese language. It is important that we recognize these nuances to effectively address our users’ requests. We provide our users with many channels to find and share information. In addition to our core web search product, we power many popular community-based products, such as Baidu PostBar, the world’s first and largest Chinese-language query-based searchable online community platform, Baidu Knows, the world’s largest Chinese-language interactive knowledge-sharing platform, and Baidu Encyclopedia, the world’s largest user-generated Chinese-language encyclopedia, to name but a few. Beyond these marquee products we also offer dozens of helpful vertical search-based products, such as Maps, Image Search, Video Search, News Search, and many more. We power these through our cutting-edge technology, continually innovating to enhance these services. Our new Box Computing Open Platform brings users deep-linked content and even applications they can use directly through their search box. We believe that Box Computing will dramatically improve people’s search experience and become ubiquitous across all Internet devices including computers and mobile platforms. In addition to serving individual users, we also serve as a media platform for online marketing customers. Our business model is mainly based on a performance-oriented marketing platform for businesses to cost effectively reach relevant Internet users. We offer performance-based online marketing services and display advertisements through both Baidu organic websites and our affiliated websites (our Union business). Our affiliated websites lead traffic to us through integrating a Baidu search box into their sites and/or by displaying relevant contextual promotional links for our customers. The majority of our revenue is derived from performance-based online marketing services and our customers pay on a cost per click basis – that is, our customers only pay when their paid-link is clicked through and they get the “lead”. Our goal is to give our customers an online marketing platform that has a wide range of functions which they can use to meet their marketing needs and an extensive selection of tools for managing their accounts as well as data for analyzing and optimizing ROI. To best serve our customers, our sales efforts consist of direct sales teams in first tier cities and third-party distributors in lower tier cities. This allows us to better penetrate each market and tailor our support and personal interaction based on customers’ needs. Today, our online marketing platform serves hundreds of thousands of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and many branded multinational customers. The measurable ROI offered by our online marketing platform has made it one of the most effective marketing platforms for companies targeting the Chinese market. We will continue to strive to provide an extra level of value-added sales and customer service to address a wide range of customer needs. Our focus is to help the market continue to develop and educate the many companies who don’t understand the benefits of search engine marketing so that we can help them grow their businesses.

Board Member
Current
Member, Board of Advisors
Prior

The Yale School of Management is the graduate business school of Yale University and is located on Hillhouse Avenue in New Haven, Connecticut, United States. The School awards the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Advanced Management (MAM), and Ph.D. degrees. As of April 2012, 475 students were enrolled in its MBA program, 33 in the MBA for Executives program, and 33 in the PhD program.

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$100K - $250K
2014

The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC. Our mission is to conduct high-quality, independent research and, based on that research, to provide innovative, practical recommendations that advance three broad goals: Strengthen American democracy; Foster the economic and social welfare, security and opportunity of all Americans; and Secure a more open, safe, prosperous and cooperative international system. Brookings is proud to be consistently ranked as the most influential, most quoted and most trusted think tank

$8.9M
2010

The Yale School of Management is the graduate business school of Yale University and is located on Hillhouse Avenue in New Haven, Connecticut, United States. The School awards the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Advanced Management (MAM), and Ph.D. degrees. As of April 2012, 475 students were enrolled in its MBA program, 33 in the MBA for Executives program, and 33 in the PhD program.

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Awards & Honors
Rank #95
2016
Hurun - The Richest People in China
2014
Hedge Fund Journal - Tomorrow's Titans
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