Jianyi Zhu (Managing Partner)

Jianyi Zhu (Kenichi Shu) is based in Hong Kong and has 21 years of experience in the finance industry with the last 18 years focused on private equity and value investments in Asia.

Prior to co-founding ADV, Jianyi was Managing Director and Head of Greater China for Mount Kellett Capital where he built a team of 17 professionals and was responsible for sourcing, structuring and execution of all investments in China in addition to being a member of the Global Investment Committee. Previously Jianyi was Managing Director and Head of Greater China for Deutsche Bank’s Global Credit Trading Division, leading its private equity, structured finance and commodities businesses. He was a founding member of Goldman Sachs Asia Special Situations Group’s China Team where he led numerous landmark investments. Jianyi began his career in the investment banking division of Goldman Sachs Japan where he subsequently became part of the founding team of Goldman Sachs Principal Investment Group in Japan.

Jianyi holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Waseda University. He is fluent in English, Chinese and Japanese.