Dr. Chen Lei has worked in investment banking, asset securitization, non-standard product design and debt capital markets in the United States and Greater China since 1994. He is currently the vice chairman of XFinTech (shareholders including WeBank and Xiamen Jinyuan Investment Group Co.,Ltd.). He served as the managing director of Barclays Bank (Hong Kong) and served as the vice chairman of New China Trust Co.,Ltd. Previously, he held senior management positions at Citibank, Royal Bank of Scotland and CICC, and served as CEO of Shenzhen Shenghai Investment Management Co.,Ltd. in Hong Kong after the 2008 financial crisis. He holds the license for the responsible/supervisor of the Hong Kong Securities Regulatory Commission's Class 1, 4, 6, and 9 businesses.
Chen Lei led the Royal Bank of Scotland's strategic investment in Suzhou Trust. He was one of the project leaders to complete the planning and distribution of the following projects, the first real estate investment trust (Yuexiu REIT) issued overseas in China, and commercial property mortgage asset securities (Wanda CMBS). He also provides consulting services for private equity and debt financing for several domestic banks, corporations, and real estate projects.
Mr. Chen returned to China in early 2003, before he worked in the US financial and scientific community for 17 years. He graduated from the University of Science and Technology of China in 1982, and a Ph.D. in the University of California, Berkeley in 1994.
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△ Dr. Chen Lei (fourth from right) with participants photo