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Yichen ZHANG

Source: China Entrepreneur Club | Date: 17-05-15  

Member, China Entrepreneur Club

Chairman and CEO, CITIC Capital Holdings Limited



Mr. Yichen ZHANG began his career on Wall Street in 1987, having joined Greenwich Capital Markets, Bank of Tokyo as Head of Proprietary Trading, and Merrill Lynch as Managing Director of Debt Capital Market for Greater China. He joined CITIC Group in 2010 and has been involved in all phases of CITIC Capital’s development since its founding in 2002. Mr. Zhang obtained his degree in Computer Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

CITIC Capital

Founded in 2002, CITIC Capital is a global alternative investment management and advisory company with assets under management of USD19.3 billion. Core businesses include Private Equity, Real Estate, Structured Investment and Finance, and Asset Management. CITIC Capital currently employs over 200 staff members throughout its offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen, Tokyo and New York.


Mr. Zhang is a member of the Eleventh and Twelfth National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.

He is a Vice Chairman of the Center for China and Globalization (CCG), a member of the Board of Trustees at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a member of the Foundation Board at the Young Global Leaders of the World Economic Forum, and a member of the China Economic and Social Council (CESC).

He is a board member of Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA) and an Executive Committee Member of the China Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (CVCA).

A strong believer in education, Mr. Zhang has been supporting the Andover Asia Council as its Co-Chairman, Yale Asia Development Council as a Council Member, and the Dalton Foundation as a board member.

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