Mr. Zhao is Managing Director of CICC Capital and a member of the Executive Committee, in charge of cross-border investment.
Mr. Zhao has extensive experience in private equity investment area. Since 2014, he has completed various successful investments in China, Australia, France, Singapore and Korea, covering industries including advanced manufacturing, healthcare, education, consumer, hotel & real estate. Mr. Zhao paid special attention to value creation through cross-border initiatives and has helped portfolio companies successfully developed international business by bridging critical industrial resources, all underpinned by his broad network built upon previous investment banking career.
From 1999-2013, Mr. Zhao worked in CICC’s investment banking division where he advised a wide range of world-class corporations including China Unicom, China Mobile, Lenovo Group, Huawei, China National Petroleum Corporation, TCL, PCCW, China Life, CapitaLand, Emerson, Alcatel, etc. In 2011-2013, he led CICC’s effort in building corporate finance business in Southeast Asia.
Prior to his join at CICC, Mr. Zhao worked with Lazard in Asia as Vice President in financial advisory business from 1995-1999.
Mr. Zhao holds a Ph.D in Economics from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and B.S in Management from University of Science and Technology of China.