Ascendent Capital Partners, Founding Managing Partner

Member, Council of the Future Forum

Council (Honorary)——Leon MENG

Mr. Meng is the founding managing partner of Ascendent Capital Partners, a China-based private equity firm, managing capital for global renowned institutional investors including sovereign wealth funds, endowments, pensions and foundations. Prior to starting Ascendent in 2011, Mr. Meng was a Managing Director of D. E. Shaw & Co., where he was the leader of the firm's Asian investment office. He also founded and was CEO of its private equity business in Greater China. Previously, Mr. Meng was a Managing Director of JP Morgan Securities (Asia Pacific) Limited and Co-head of China, in which capacity he was responsible for all the China related investment banking activities. Mr. Meng earned his M.B.A. from the Yale School of Management, where he is currently a Donaldson Fellow, the Co-Chairman of the school’s Greater China Advisory Board, and member of the Yale Beijing Center Global Advisory Committee. Mr. Meng is an Advisory Board member of the Harvard Kennedy School Mossavar-Rahmani Center, and also a member of YPO. He is a member of the Council of Future Forum.