Lei Zhang, B.A., ’02 M.A. ’02 M.B.A.
Lei Zhang is the founder, chair, and CEO of Hillhouse Capital Management Group, Ltd.
Founded in 2005, Hillhouse Capital focuses on long-term fundamental equity investing by investing in the consumer; technology, media, and telecommunications; financial services; and health care sectors. Before attending Yale, where he earned both an M.B.A and an M.A. in international relations in 2002, Mr. Zhang received his B.A. in economics from Renmin University of China. Today he serves as vice chairman and trustee of the board of Renmin. Mr. Zhang has also served on the boards of several of Asia’s leading companies, including JD.com, Qunar, and the Indonesian media conglomerate MNC Global Mediacom. He is a governing board member of the China-United States Exchange Foundation and serves on the Hong Kong Financial Services Development Council as well as the Steering Group on Financial Technologies. He has also established the Gaoli Academy at Renmin University with the purpose of expanding the role of liberal arts education in Chinese universities. Mr. Zhang was appointed Successor Trustee in 2016.