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Eric Zhang joins General Atlantic as head of China

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Beijing, China - June 7, 2016, Beijing, China - General Atlantic, an equity firm, announced that Eric Zhang, former global partner and managing director of The Carlyle Group, has joined General Atlantic as managing director and head of China.

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Mr. Zhang joins General Atlantic from The Carlyle Group where he worked as Global Partner and Managing Director focused on buyout and growth investments across Asia from 2006 to 2016. At Carlyle, he led numerous successful private equity transactions.

He is currently on the board of directors of 58.com and has previously served on the boards of China Reading, Soufun, Yashili, Plateno Group, Crystal Orange Hotel Group, Kaiyuan Hotel Group and New Century Asset Management Co. Ltd, and AnNeng Logistics Group.

Previously, Mr. Zhang was a Vice President in the Mergers and Acquisitions group at Credit Suisse based in Hong Kong.

Prior to that, he was a Vice President in the Investment Banking department at China International Capital Corporate Limited.

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