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David Han

CEO & Co-Founder at Yao Capital


Mr. Han has 14 years of investment experience. Before co-founding Yao Capital, Mr. Han was the Chief Investment Officer of Wanda Group, responsible for several landmark deals in the sports industry, including the buy-out of Infront Sports & Media and strategic investment in LeSports. Previously, Mr. Han was a Managing Director of the Carlyle Group, responsible for the landmark buy-out of Cloudary Corporation together with Tencent. 

Mr. Han received his B.S degree from Tsinghua University and his MBA degree from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Mr. Han currently also serves as the Vice Chairman of Tsinghua Entrepreneur & Executive Club (TEEC) Beijing Chapter, and a director of Committee 2005.

Established in January 2016, Yao Capital(http://www.yaoweicapital.com)is an RMB 2 billion private equity firm co-founded by Mr. Han, NBA Hall of Famer Yao Ming and three other veteran investors. Yao Capital focuses on growth and buy-out stage investment opportunities in global sports industry with a China angle. With one of the best investment track records and reputation in the sports industry, Yao Capital is in a unique position to bridge world-wide sports resources with huge growth potential of China Sports market.

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