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Lei Zhang, B.A., ’02 M.A., ’02 M.B.A.

Trustee

Lei Zhang is the founder and CEO of Hillhouse Capital Management.

Lei Zhang

In 2005 Mr. Zhang founded Hillhouse, an investment platform that partners with visionary entrepreneurs to build businesses and position them for long-term success. Hillhouse works with companies in the technology, healthcare, consumer, and business services sectors. 

Mr. Zhang is deeply involved in educational endeavors. He earned his M.B.A. and M.A. in international relations from Yale University and serves as chair of the Yale Asia Development Council. Before attending Yale, he earned his B.A. in economics from Renmin University of China, where he is vice chairman of the Board of Trustees. A recent gift from Mr. Zhang helped establish Hillhouse Academy, which works with students from universities around China. Mr. Zhang is a founding trustee of Westlake University, where he is also a founding donor of the Endowment and the chairman of the Development Council. Mr. Zhang was appointed a successor trustee in 2016.

Resides in Hong Kong