Richard Zhang

Industry experience:Country:People's Republic of ChinaOffice:Hong KongJoined Apax:


Richard Zhang 

Experience and qualifications

Richard Zhang is a partner and the Head of Greater China, leading Apax operations in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Southeast Asia. He joined Apax in 2008. Richard's significant Apax deal experience includes: Huayue Education, SoYoung International Inc., Guotai Junan Securities, SouFun, Tommy China and Huarong.

Prior to joining Apax, Richard was a director (senior partner) of McKinsey & Company. He had over 15 years of management consulting experience in the US and China. Being the most senior Chinese Partner, Richard played a leading role in building McKinsey's China practice into pre-eminence.

Richard is a well-known figure in the Chinese management scene. He has been actively introducing advanced international management practices to China. He frequently speaks at conferences and workshops and writes management thesis for renowned media.

Richard has a Masters in Finance from Northwestern University's J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management.


Investments include:

Huayue Education

Leading provider of Chinese language learning and teaching solutions 


The largest online marketplace for aesthetic medical treatments in China

Guotai Junan Securities Co., Ltd.

GTJA is one of the leading securities firms in China, providing integrated financial services


SouFun is the leading online real estate website in China, allowing the highly cost effective marketing of new developments and existing ...

Golden Jaguar

High-end, buffet format restaurant chain in China

Tommy Hilfiger Corporation

Apparel retail company and one of the world's leading lifestyle brands

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