Founder, Hillhouse Group

Council (Honorary)——Lei ZHANG

Lei Zhang is the Founder of Hillhouse Group. In 2005, Mr. Zhang founded Hillhouse, an investment platform that partners with visionary entrepreneurs to build businesses and position them for long-term success. Hillhouse works with companies in the hard tech/deep tech, biotech, AI and advanced manufacturing sectors. Mr. Zhang earned his M.B.A and M.A. in International Relations from Yale University and is a member of the Yale Board of Trustees. He also serves as Chair of the Yale Asia Development Council. Before attending Yale, he earned his B.A. in Economics from Renmin University in China, where he is Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees. A gift from Mr. Zhang helped establish the Hillhouse Academy and the Hillhouse Artificial Intelligence Institute at Renmin University. Mr. Zhang is a founding Trustee and Chairman of the Development Council of Westlake University, China’s first graduate-level university dedicated to advancing research in the basic sciences. Mr. Zhang was also a founding donor of the Westlake University Endowment. He also serves as a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Tongji University of Shanghai and a Member of the Court of the University of Hong Kong. He is one of the donors for the Life Science Prize and served as the Rotating Chairman of the council of the Future Forum in 2019.