Xiaodong Wang Joins General Atlantic as Senior Advisor
June 21, 2022
June 21, 2022 – General Atlantic, a leading global growth equity firm, announced today that Xiaodong Wang has joined the firm as a Senior Advisor. Mr. Wang will provide strategic counsel on General Atlantic’s investments in China while serving as a resource to the firm’s portfolio companies in the region.
Mr. Wang joins General Atlantic after more than a decade at Baidu, the NASDAQ-listed Chinese language internet search provider. Most recently, Mr. Wang served until 2021 as Chief Financial Officer for Baidu’s iQIYI subsidiary, a leading internet video streaming service in China that is listed on the NASDAQ. Prior to that role, he served from 2009 to 2016 as a Vice President for financial planning and analysis. He also previously held positions at General Motors in Shanghai and Dupont China, where he was responsible for Dupont trading.
“Xiaodong’s deep financial and analytical expertise combined with a vast knowledge of China’s business landscape will be invaluable to our investment team and portfolio companies,” said Eric Zhang, Managing Director and Head of China at General Atlantic. “As we continue to drive innovation by helping scale entrepreneur-backed businesses, I believe that Xiaodong will provide exceptional insight to our firm’s investments and the companies we support.”
Mr. Wang commented, “I’m honored to join General Atlantic and be a part of the firm’s longstanding dedication to empowering business leaders and entrepreneurs both globally and here in China. I look forward to working with the team to continue its partnerships with disruptive companies and seeking to further technological advancements across industries in China and beyond.”
General Atlantic has invested $6.7 billion in China since the firm entered the country in 2000. The firm currently has more than 34 portfolio companies in China and offices in Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai.
Mr. Wang graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Tsinghua University and a master’s degree in Accounting and Finance from The London School of Economics and Political Science.
About General Atlantic
General Atlantic is a leading global growth equity firm with more than four decades of experience providing capital and strategic support for over 445 growth companies throughout its history. Established in 1980 to partner with visionary entrepreneurs and deliver lasting impact, the firm combines a collaborative global approach, sector specific expertise, a long-term investment horizon and a deep understanding of growth drivers to partner with great entrepreneurs and management teams to scale innovative businesses around the world. General Atlantic currently has over $79 billion in assets under management inclusive of all products as of March 31, 2022, and more than 215 investment professionals based in New York, Amsterdam, Beijing, Hong Kong, Jakarta, London, Mexico City, Mumbai, Munich, Palo Alto, São Paulo, Shanghai, Singapore, Stamford and Tel Aviv. For more information on General Atlantic, please visit the website: www.generalatlantic.com.
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