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Our Team

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XIAOYIN ZHANG

FOUNDING PARTNER

Xiaoyin was born and raised in an academic family in Beijing. She graduated from University of Washington in Seattle with a BA in Finance and Accounting and MIT Sloan School Management with a MBA.

 

Prior to founding Lavender Hill Capital Partners, Xiaoyin spent 20 years in technology investment banking in the US and China. She was the Head of China TMT Investment Banking for Goldman Sachs in Hong Kong and the first female partner from the Mainland China. Xiaoyin started her investment career after retiring from Goldman Sachs as a partner in 2017.
 

During her tenure at Goldman, she built a dominant China TMT banking franchise by taking the supermajority of the best Chinese TMT companies public overseas. Her major clients include Tencent, Baidu, Alibaba, Sina, Weibo, Netease, Ctrip, New Oriental, Qunar, Youku, Vipshop, Autohome, Dianping, and Meituan.

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ERNEST MA

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Ernest obtained his bachelor degree from University of Hong Kong. He was also a CFA Charterholder.

 

Prior to joining Lavender Hill Capital Partners, Ernest was a Managing Director in TMT investment team at VMS. He has extensive investment and portfolio management experience across various technology sectors including enterprise services, artifiical intelligence, autonomous driving, semiconductor. He led investments in leading unicorns including Sensetime, Crossbar, Pony AI, Cidi, Laiye RPA. 

Ernest started his career in the principal investment and investment banking teams in Standard Chartered in Hong Kong, Beijing and London. Afterwards, he worked in investment banking team in Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Hong Kong. 

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ETHAN ZHOU

VICE PRESIDENT

Ethan Zhou received his bachelor degree in engineering and finance from Wuhan University.

 

Ethan joined Lavender Hill Capital Partners as vice president in 2020. Ethan has an extensive startup experience prior to joining Lavender Hill Capital Partners.

 

He spent four years in the Fintech space with a Chinese leading third-party payment company and a Chinese top online lending facilitation platform. He focused on business analysis, growth strategies and equity financing. Prior to that, Ethan had five years startup experience in an online auto service company, which he co-founded. He was in charge of sales and marketing, and equity financing.

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JEANETTE WONG

HEAD OF OPERATIONS

Jeanette studied at Renmin University of China in Beijing for her undergraduate degree. She is a Certified FRM.

 

Prior to joining Lavender Hill Capital Partners in 2019, Jeanette worked as an Operations Associate in Asset Management at Valuable Capital Limited and focused on fund operations in hedge fund and PE fund. Previously, Jeanette had 5 years of accounting experience in a commodity trading company in Hong Kong.

Advisory Board Members

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TAO ZHANG

Founder of Dianping

 

MBA, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

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BONNIE ZHANG

CFO of Sina Corporation

 

Former CFO of Weibo Corporation

 

Former Audit Partner at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

 

AICPA

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TONY SIU

VP, Group Investment of FWD Insurance

 

Vice President of HNA Group (International) Company Limited

 

Vice President of Barclays

 

CFA, FIA, FFA, FIAA

Independent Directors

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CATHERINE QIN ZHANG

Former President and CFO of Autonavi (NASDAQ Listed)

 

Former Finance VP of UTStarcom

 

AICPA

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CHEE KONG CHAN

Co-Founder and COO of Globix

 

Extensive buyside investment experience with family offices and PE fund in Asia

 

Investment banking at Goldman Sachs Singapore