Levin Zhu
President and CEO of China International Capital Corporation Limited
Chairman of Management Committee of CICC

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Mr. Zhu joined CICC in 1998. Under his leadership, CICC has registered remarkable achievements in business development and expansion and CICC has been repeatedly honored with awards by globally-renowned publications, such as, Euromoney, Asiamoney, etc. From 1999 to 2009, the Company’s net income and net profit have grown by 16 times and 10 times, respectively.

With unparalleled investment banking expertise, Mr. Zhu has consistently played a leading role in a large number of landmark transactions, including the mobile assets acquisition of China Telecom, the IPOs of Sinopec, Chalco, China Telecom, China Netcom, China Life Insurance, PICC, Air China, China Shenhua Energy, China Construction Bank, Dongfeng Automobile, China Merchants Bank, ICBC, China Citic Bank, China Coal Energy, COSCO, CPIC, CSCEC, ABC, Everbright Bank, etc., as well as a number of restructuring and M&A deals for major industries.

Mr. Zhu has always placed priority on research and promoted the investment banking service pattern with a research-oriented approach. He aims to systematically develop a full-service capital market business platform, which includes research, investment banking, sales and trading, investment management, wealth management, etc. In the meantime, he has adopted a strategy for international development and actively expanded overseas market, as CICC has set up offices in New York, London and Singapore. Together with our branches in mainland China and Hong Kong, a global coverage has taken shape.

Mr. Zhu was honored with a number of awards by renowned publications, including the Award for Asia’s Top 25 Most Powerful Business Leaders (by the Fortune Magazine), the Asian Banker Achievement Award for Investment Banking (by the Asian Banker), and the Greater China Financial Leadership Gold Prize (by IIChina.com, the global online Chinese edition of Institutional Investor magazine).

Prior to joining CICC, Mr. Zhu worked in New York headquarter of CSFB, a world-wide investment banking group, and Chicago office of Arthur Andersen, an international accounting firm. Mr. Zhu holds a Ph.D. degree in Meteorology from University of Wisconsin-Madison. Besides, he holds a Master degree in Accounting from DePaul University of Chicago and an MBA degree from International Bankers’ School of Credit Suisse First Boston.

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