Dr. Hong Chen founded The Hina Group in 2003 and is our Chairman and CEO.
Dr. Chen has contributed tremendously to the growth of China’s TMT industry and New Economy. He has led more than $30 billion financing and M&A transactions since our founding in 2003, including the merger of 58.com and Ganji.com, the share swap between Baidu, Qunar, and Ctrip, the merger of AsiaInfo and Linkage, Wanda's acquisition of 99Bill, Alibaba's acquisition of AdChina, the financing of JD.com and Jia.com, and the investments of Baidu TakeAway, BEST Logistics, ChineseAll, ShengJing360, Hujiang.com, etc.
Dr. Chen himself is an entrepreneur icon and a highly respected new economy leader and investment banker in the Asia-Pacific. Prior to founding The Hina Group, Dr. Chen was Founder, Chairman and CEO of GRIC Communications, which he led to its successful IPO on the NASDAQ in 1999. Before GRIC, he was Founder, Chairman and CEO of Aimnet, a leading regional Internet service provider, which was sold to NTT/Verio in 1996.
Dr. Chen was the President and Chairman of the Asian American MultiTech Association (AAMA) in 2000 and 2001 respectively; AAMA is the largest Asia Pacific focused high-tech business and executive association in Silicon Valley with over 1000 members. He also served as the founding president of Hua Yuan Science and Technology Association (HYSTA) from 2000 to 2003, the most prominent club of mainland born Chinese business leaders in Silicon Valley and China.
Dr. Chen received his Ph.D in computer science from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and his Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from Xi'an Jiaotong University in 1982 at the age of 19.
Mr. Larry Jiao is a Managing Director of The Hina Group’s investment banking division.
He has been focusing on Mobile Internet, Internet, and New Media sectors since he joined Hina in 2007, and has advised on a range of M&A and private placement transactions totaling over $1 billion. Larry led some blockbuster deals for a plethora of big names, such as Baidu, Lenovo, News Corp, China Mobile, China Unicom, Huayi Brothers, Bertelsmann, and CITIC Press Corporation. Meanwhile, he has served as the financial advisor to various leading domestic Mobile Internet, Internet, New Media and Consumption firms, including Baidu TakeAway, Hujiang, Ximalaya, Adwo, Hytours, Wisers, Dnurse, Beva, Vienna Hotels Group.
Larry earned his MBA degree from the Tsinghua-MIT Int'l MBA program.
Larry is based in our Beijing office.
Mr. Leon Wang is a Managing Director of The Hina Group's private equity division, focusing on High-tech, Internet, Consumption and Healthcare sectors.
He has overseen or taken part in several investment projects, including ChineseAll, Best Logistics, Xishan Sci-tech, CPCEP, Sunloading, KFZJ, IMI and Changtu.
Prior to joining The Hina Group in 2009, Leon served at Accenture Consulting as a senior consultant, providing strategy management and IT consulting services to various world-renowned financial firms, including Bank of East Asia, Unicredit Group and Agriculture Bank of China, and helping his clients with a range of key initiatives, such as strategic expansion in China, E-banking development planning and core banking system establishment.
Leon received both his Master's and Bachelor's Degrees in Computer Science from Tsinghua University. He is working at Beijing headquarters of The Hina Group.
Leon is based in our Beijing office.