AGIC Capital has assembled a strong team of industry and investment experts defined by its deep private-equity experience, multicultural and multilingual nature, and its combination of solid financial expertise and in-depth knowledge regarding the issues facing entrepreneurs. The different teams working from offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing and Munich maintain constant communication, allowing for a clear and efficient decision-making process in order to deal with day-to-day issues relating to AGIC’s portfolio companies and the management of investments.
Henry Cai – Chairman
Mr. Cai is the Chairman of AGIC. Prior to co-founding AGIC, Mr. Cai served as the Executive Chairman of Investment Banking Asia Pacific at Deutsche Bank. During his investment banking career, which spanned more than 20 years at leading European investment banks including UBS and BNP Paribas, he successfully identified Chinese privately-owned (POE) and state-owned enterprises (SOE) of great potential and actively advised and supported them on redefining business models, restructuring businesses, and executing growth strategies and overseas expansion to Europe and the USA. As a result, he later listed these 200 POEs and SOEs overseas with a combined IPO value of over US$80 billion. Early on he was nicknamed by the market as “Godfather of Chinese Private Enterprises”.
Mr. Cai graduated from Fudan University.
Wolfgang Seibold – Partner/Managing Director
Prior to co-founding AGIC, Mr. Seibold was a partner at Earlybird Venture Capital, one of Germany’s leading investment funds, which focuses on advanced technologies. Mr. Seibold has been a member of the board of the German Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (BVK e.V.).
Prior to his time with Earlybird, Mr. Seibold was a management consultant with The Boston Consulting Group’s within its global IT team based in Munich.
Mr. Seibold holds an MBA from INSEAD and a master’s degree in physics from Ulm University in Germany.
Heiko von Dewitz – Partner/Managing Director
Prior to co-founding AGIC, Mr. von Dewitz served as an Investment Director with Intel Capital for 13 years, with responsibility for all investment activities in Western Europe and Israel.
Before Intel Capital, he was a consultant with A. T. Kearney for nearly four years, where he specialized in High-Tech and Telecommunications.
He holds an MBA from INSEAD and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the Technical University of Munich, where he has also been a guest lecturer.
Sam Sun – Managing Director/Head of Greater China
Mr. Sun joined AGIC with close to 10 years of cross-border investment experience and is based in Beijing. Previously, Mr. Sun worked for CITIC Capital for 6 years, where he was one of the market pioneers leading various landmark cross-border buyouts and successful exits in industrial, technology, and healthcare sectors.
Before CITIC, Mr. Sun worked at HONY Capital and J.P. Morgan Securities in China and the U.S. Previously, Mr. Sun had founded a start-up technology firm in China.
Mr. Sun holds an MBA degree from UCLA Anderson School of Management and a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Pittsburgh.
Edward Yuan – Managing Director
Prior to AGIC, Edward worked for Baring Private Equity Asia (BPEA) for 10 years, and co-led several successful cross-border investments including Weetabix Food Company (together with Bright Food Group) and Giant Interactive (previously NYSE: GA, now SZSE:002558).
Before BPEA, Edward worked in Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia and A.T. Kearney in Hong Kong and Shanghai.
Edward holds B.E. of Automation of Tsinghua University in Beijing.
Margaret Sheng – Operating Partner/Managing Director
Ms. Sheng brings more than 20 years of General Management and Board Director experience from a range of industries including; Automotive, Rubber and Tyre, Aviation and Machine Tools/Automation. She is a proven business leader with an established track record of building shareholder value.
Prior to AGIC she has been active in private equity for many years with CITIC Capital, Littlejohn & Co. and The Carlyle Group.
Ms. Sheng holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from North-Eastern University, an MS in Electrical and Electronics Systems from University of Connecticut and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management.
Linus Lenhard – Director
Prior to joining AGIC, Mr. Lenhard was an Investment Manager at Ambienta, a pan-European private equity firm for three years.
Prior to Ambienta, he worked in the Munich office of EQT Partners, a global private equity firm, for more than four years and at Allianz Global Investors, where he focused on investments in listed European small/mid-cap companies.
He holds a Diploma from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in industrial engineering and business administration and a Master of Science in Finance from the Universidad Politecnica de Catalunya / Escuela de Administracion de Empresas.
Erik Yankulin – Director
Prior to joining AGIC, Mr. Yankulin was a Vice President with One Equity Partners, the private equity investment arm of JPMorgan Chase, with whom he spent five years working in Frankfurt and Hong Kong.
He began his career in Mergers & Acquisitions at Rothschild in Frankfurt, where he was employed for three years.
Mr. Yankulin is fluent in German, English, and Russian. He studied at the University of Cologne as well as the University of North Carolina and holds a diploma in Business Administration.
Emil Xie – Director
Before joining AGIC, Mr. Xie was an Associate Director with Ernst & Young Transaction Services as for more than seven years. As a core member of Ernst & Young China’s cross-border Transaction Services team, he primarily involved in the outbound transactions in the German speaking region.
Prior to joining Ernst & Young, Mr. Xie worked as a project manager in KPMG’s transaction department, where he actively supported German clients in their investments in China. Mr. Xie started his career as an auditor at PwC.
Mr. Xie is a CFA charter holder and graduated from Shanghai International Studies University with a bachelor’s degree.
Alex Hong – Vice President
Before joining AGIC, Mr. Hong worked in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications team of Goldman Sachs IBD in Hong Kong for more than four years, where he was involved in various M&A and capital market transactions in the Asia Pacific region.
Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Mr. Hong worked in the Equity Capital Markets department at Citigroup in Hong Kong, where he participated in various capital market transactions, such as IPO, convertible bond, follow-on offering, and block trade.
Mr. Hong holds a master’s and a bachelor’s degree in engineering and computer science, respectively, from Oxford University.
Xinrong Kang – Vice President
Mr. Kang worked for DaimlerChrysler, where he was responsible for development of Chrysler’s Asia-Pacific headquarters. Prior to joining DaimlerChrysler, Mr. Kang was responsible for business development at MTR Corporation, a global railway operator.
Before that, he was employed by a German machinery company being responsible for its business development in China.
Mr. Kang holds an Executive MBA from Steinbeis-Hochschule Berlin and a bachelor’s degree in Commerce and Economy from Wuhan University. He is fluent in German.
Jason Ji – Vice President
Prior to joining AGIC, Mr. Ji was a member of Hony Capital’s Healthcare investment team, where he was responsible for leading the investment efforts in the Medical Technology space.
Previously, Mr. Ji worked at Fosun Group’s USD cross-border private equity fund in New York City, where he focused on investments in the Healthcare, Consumer, and Media/Entertainment industries. He also worked at Investment Division of Cisco System Inc. in Silicon Valley and the M&A group of the investment banking joint venture between Morgan Stanley and Mitsubishi UFJ in New York City.
Mr. Ji graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Arts degree in Financial Economics.
Dennis Ding – Vice President
Prior to joining AGIC, Mr. Ding has more than 8 years in assurance services at Ernst & Young, where he focused on auditing China’s non-state owned enterprises for their oversea listings. This enabled him to gain rich experiences in providing services on solving accounting issues, building profit forecast and cash flow forecast, group reorganization, including carve-out and establishing VIE arrangements, and arranging share incentive plan. He served client in multiple industries including machinery manufacturing, consumer, healthcare, energy management and media/entertainment.
Mr. Ding successfully led a H share IPO project for a domestic leading mobile telecommunications devices retailer which has over 1,000 stores in China, focusing on solving the accounting and auditing issues, developing group consolidation and financial reporting procedures, performing internal control diagnose and raising suggestion for improvement.
Mr. Ding graduated from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics with Bachelor degrees both in Accounting and Finance.
Daniel Ollert – Associate
Prior to joining AGIC, Mr. Ollert was an Analyst in the EMEA Industrials Team at Bank of America Merrill Lynch for 2 years. He was involved in several large cross-border M&A transactions as well as capital market transactions.
Mr. Ollert holds a masters degree in Management and Technology from Technical University of Munich, majoring in finance and chemistry.
Christoph Wuestemeyer – Associate
Mr. Wuestemeyer worked in the corporate M&A team at EnBW, a German energy utility company, where he was responsible for strategic M&A projects. Prior to that, he gained working experience in Ernst & Young’s transaction advisory unit in Frankfurt.
Mr. Wuestemeyer holds two bachelor’s degrees in Business Administration and Industrial Engineering from RWTH Aachen University and graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a MSc in Materials Science.
Cathy Duan – Associate
Prior to joining AGIC, Ms. Duan worked in the German IBD Team at Goldman Sachs for 2 years, where she was involved in various M&A and capital market transactions in German-speaking region.
Ms. Duan holds a master’s degree in Management from University of Mannheim, Germany and a master’s degree in International Business from Queen’s University, Canada.
Steven Xiao – Associate
Prior to joining AGIC Capital, Mr. Xiao was an Associate at Clarion Capital Partners in New York, where he focused on consumer and business services sectors. Before that, he was an Analyst at the Global Industrials Group of Credit Suisse IBD in New York.
Mr. Xiao graduated from Columbia University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management Systems.
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Estelle Zhang – Managing Director/COO
Ms. Zhang previously served as the Director for Deutsche Bank Investment Banking Coverage & Advisory China, where she was a member of several committees such as Deutsche Bank’s Corporate & Investment Banking China Executive Committee.
Prior to that, Ms. Zhang worked at FSA, where she supervised all types of financial institutions, and at GCC in Shanghai, where she was mainly responsible for the promotion of investments and cooperation involving SMEs in Germany.
Ms. Zhang holds a master’s degree in investment management from City University Business School of London.
Jean Zheng – Managing Director/CFO
Ms. Zheng was employed by Ernst & Young for more than 13 years and was the audit partner of Ernst & Young China. She was a founding partner of Ernst & Young China’s accounting compliance and reporting services and has helped multinational companies build and grow their accounting shared-service centers in China.
Ms. Zheng holds a bachelor’s degree from Shanghai Jiaotong University and is a member of the Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants.