Ally Zhang is a Managing Director at Siguler Guff and head of the Firm's Shanghai office. She is a member of the Investment Committees for the BRIC Opportunities Funds and oversees the Firm's investment activities in China. Ms. Zhang brings a valuable combination of skills to the Firm, including direct investment experience and extensive knowledge of the consumer industry in China and throughout Asia. She also has established relationships with fund managers, entrepreneurs, industry experts, local intermediaries and government officials within China's investment community.
Prior to joining Siguler Guff in 2012, Ms. Zhang was a Managing Partner at Shanghai JH Investment Management Co., where she focused on high-growth sectors in the Chinese markets such as consumer, pharmaceutical, technology, media and telecommunications. Previously, she was a Senior Director and Head of M&A for the Asia-Pacific region at Anheuser-Busch InBev where she led acquisition and divestiture transactions in China and throughout Asia. Notably, Ms. Zhang was involved in the acquisition of Sedrin Beer, one of the largest brewery acquisitions in China to date, and led the divestiture of Oriental Breweries in South Korea during the financial crisis in 2009. Ms. Zhang began her career in corporate M&A at Heineken-APB China as a Business Development Manager in the firm's Shanghai office. Before Heineken-APB, she was a Management Consultant at Monitor Group in Beijing, where she focused primarily on the fast-moving consumer goods sector and the pharmaceutical sector.
Ms. Zhang holds a B.A. from the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School. She was born and raised in China.