Paul Yang (Hong Kong) joined KKR as a Member and Head of Greater China in 2017. Prior to joining KKR, Mr. Yang was the President and CEO of the China Development Financial Corp. ("CDFC"), one of the oldest and largest merchant banking groups in Asia with over $20 billion in assets. He led a team of over 7,000 people with operations in Taipei, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Seoul, Singapore, Bangkok, and Jakarta.
Having joined CDFC in 2005 as its Chief Investment officer and head of its private equity operation, he was promoted to the CEO role in 2011. During his tenure, Mr. Yang successfully restructured its then-proprietary private equity operation into a fast-growing asset management franchise and was credited with completing a series of strategic acquisitions in banking and securities that has transformed CDFC.
Prior to CDFC, he was managing director and head of private equity and Mezzanine Finance at DBS Bank in Hong Kong. He has held positions at ICG Asia, Goldman Sachs, General Atlantic and Boston Consulting Group in the U.S. and Asia.
He received his M.S. and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at MIT and his M.B.A. at Harvard.