Mr. Zhang Lei is the founder and CEO of Hillhouse Capital Group. Prior to founding Hillhouse, Mr. Zhang worked with the Yale Endowment and a global emerging market fund covering South Africa, Southeast Asia and China. Mr. Zhang earned an MBA and M.A. in International Relations from Yale University and a B.A. in Economics from Renmin University of China.
Mr. Zhang is a trustee of Yale University, and is also Vice Chairman and Trustee of the Board at Renmin University. He is the founder and chairman of Gaoli Academy of Renmin University, which he established in 2011. In addition, Mr. Zhang is the Chair of the Yale Asia Development Council, a Governing Board Member of the China-United States Exchange Foundation, and a member of the Hong Kong Financial Services Development Council and the Steering Group on Financial Technologies.
Mr. Zhang served as a Co-Chair in the B20 China Employment Taskforce in 2016 and is the Co-Chair of the B20 Germany Employment and Education Taskforce in 2017.