Mr. Ai has over 10 years’ experiences of investment banking and private equity investment, led 50 investment projects, totaling more than USD 7.3 billion (RMB 100 billion) in both RMB and USD denominated funds. Mr. Ai is a founding member and holds managing partner position of Everbright-IDG Industrial Fund and Everbright-Zhongying Capital. He also sits on the investment committee of two TMT-focused PE funds under CITIC Securities and HUATAI Securities. Previously, he was one of the core founders of EBA Investments, the largest real estate fund in China, which managed over USD 14.5 billion (RMB 100 billion) assets. Prior to that, he worked for investment banking division of J.P. Morgan New York and Hong Kong.
Mr. Ai has rich investment experience in the sectors of FinTech, pan-entertainment, high-technology, new consumption etc.. For the pan-entertainment industry, Mr. Ai has led and completed strategically investment in iQiyi, the largest online video platform in China; Yixia Technology (Miao Pai, Xiao Ka Xiu, Yi Zhi Bo); the Chinese leading mobile video company, Bona, the only film group covering the whole film industrial chain in China; Shanghai Film Art Academy, etc. For the high technology industry, He has successfully completed the leading investment in NIO, leading high performance electric vehicle manufacturer in China; SenseTime, A world-leading deep learning platform; Wish, the biggest B2C e-commercial platform in the worldwide; Zhong Ke Jin, a leading financial technology company in China; Youxin Group, the leading second-hand car e-commerce company, ChinaUMS, Terminus, a city-level mobile IOT ecological platform company, Daling, the mobile e-commerce company, prominent blockchain venture Circle, etc.
Mr. Ai is also a board member of many invested companies, including Ying Li International, Shanghai Film Art Academy, Zhong Ke Jin, Daling and others. Mr. Ai holds a Master of Science degree in Finance from Washington University in St. Louis and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Simon Fraser University, Vancouver.