Charles Zhou joins as Managing Director and Senior China Coverage Officer in Investment Banking. Mr. Zhou brings to Jefferies over 13 years of investment banking experience in China, covering state-owned enterprises as well as private sector clients. Mr. Zhou joins Jefferies from RBS, where he was most recently a Managing Director for China Investment Banking. Prior to that, he spent three years at Nomura as an Executive Director for China Investment Banking and seven years at Lehman Brothers as a Senior Vice President for Investment Banking and Chief Representative of Lehman’s Beijing office. Mr. Zhou received a joint MBA from the University of Toronto and Hongzhong University of Science and Technology and received his BS in Electrical Engineering from Hongzhong University of Science and Technology.
Qing Zhu joins as Managing Director and Head of Asia Power and Utilities Investment Banking. He brings to Jefferies more than 14 years of investment banking experience covering power, utilities, natural resources and industrial companies. Mr. Zhu joins Jefferies from RBS, where he was most recently a Managing Director and Head of China Energy and Resources Investment Banking. Previously he spent three years at JP Morgan, where he was an Executive Director for Investment Banking, and prior to that, he spent five years at CLSA where he was Joint Head of China Investment Banking. Mr. Zhu received his MBA from Columbia University, his MS in Civil Engineering from the California Institute of Technology and his MS and BS in Coastal Engineering from the East China Technical University of Water Resources.
Richard Yang joins the firm as Managing Director and Joint Head of Asia Consumer and Healthcare Investment Banking. He brings to Jefferies over 13 years of experience. Mr. Yang joins Jefferies from ICBC International, where he was a Managing Director and Head of Consumer and Retail Investment Banking. Prior to that, he spent three years as an Investment Partner at IDG Capital, a private equity firm, where he focused on sourcing and executing private equity investments principally in the consumer, retail and healthcare sectors. Previously he spent four years in investment banking at Credit Suisse and five years at Sherman & Sterling where he practiced securities law. Mr. Yang received his JD from the University of Michigan Law School and his BS in Chemistry from Beijing University.