Eric Zhang is a Managing Director at General Atlantic, which he joined in 2016. Mr. Zhang heads the Firm’s business in China. He serves on the boards of Kaiyuan, Little Golden Star Kindergarten, and Ocean Link. Mr. Zhang also serves on the Investment Committee of Ocean Voyage.
Prior to joining General Atlantic, Mr. Zhang was a Global Partner and Managing Director at The Carlyle Group, where he focused on investment opportunities in Asia from 2006 to 2016. He is currently an independent director on the board of 58.com and has previously served on the boards of China Reading, SouFun, Yashili, Plateno Group, Crystal Orange Hotel Group, Kaiyuan Hotel Group, New Century Asset Management Co. Ltd. and AnNeng Logistics Group. He also served as a board member for both the general partner and the management company of Carlyle Beijing Partner – RMB Fund.
Before joining Carlyle in 2006, Mr. Zhang was a Vice President of M&A at Credit Suisse, based in the firm’s Hong Kong office. Prior to that, he was a Vice President in the Investment Banking Division at China International Capital Corporation Limited in Beijing.
Eric received an M.A. in economics from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics.