Meet the team.

Experienced and dedicated team with complementary skillsets.

Johnny S. Kong

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

Johnny is Managing Director, CEO and co-founder of Welkin since 2009. He is a member of the firm’s Investment Committee, Management Committee and Value Creation Committee.

He has over 18 years of private investment and capital markets experience in the region. Before Welkin, he led the private investments team of the Kong family office and worked in the investment banking division of Goldman Sachs in Hong Kong.

Johnny graduated with a joint degree in finance and systems science from the Wharton School and School of Engineering at University of Pennsylvania. He is a delegate to the Shanghai Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, China Overseas Friendship Association, and China Young Entrepreneurs Association. He also co-founded the Centum Charitas Foundation and Y. Elites Association in Hong Kong.

Christopher Fong

Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer

Christopher is Managing Director, COO and co-founder of Welkin since 2009. He is a member of the firm’s Investment Committee and Management Committee.

He has over 18 years of private and public investment and capital markets experience in the region. Before Welkin, he worked as a portfolio analyst at SAC Capital and in the investment banking division of Evercore Partners.

Christopher received a Juris Doctor from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and dual bachelor’s degrees in finance and political science from the Wharton School and School of Arts and Sciences at University of Pennsylvania.

Jiang Pu

Managing Director

Pu is Managing Director of Welkin since 2010. He is a member of the firm’s Investment Committee, Management Committee and Value Creation Committee.

He has over 20 years of private investment, corporate management, business development and capital markets experience in the region. Before Welkin, he was head of business development at I.DEA Energy Technologies and co-founded Hua Hong Capital.

Pu received a bachelor’s degree from Shanghai University.

Justino Liang

Managing Director

Justino is Managing Director and co-founder of Welkin since 2009. He is a member of the firm’s Investment Committee and Value Creation Committee.

He has over 18 years of investment and capital markets experience in the region. Before Welkin, he led private investments at the Liang family office and in the business development and risk management departments of GE Capital in Hong Kong.

Justino received a bachelor’s degree in economics from New York University.

Samuel Chao

Managing Director

Samuel is a Managing Director and joined Welkin in 2021. He is a member of the firm's Value Creation committee.

He has over 12 years of management, capital markets and private investment experience across precision manufacturing, consumer and real estate sectors. Before Welkin, he was a board member of Novel Optics (SSE: 603297), where he led business development, government relations and IPO preparations, and an executive director of Yichang (Shanghai) Management Limited, where he led commercial property leasing. He is currently Vice Chairman of Novel Optics.

Samuel received of Bachelor of Laws degree from Tsinghua University. He is an Honorary Resident of Ningbo City, Vice Chairman of Ningbo Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese, Standing Committee Member of Ningbo Youth Federation, and Executive Vice Chairman of Ningbo Chamber of Overseas Chinese Businessmen.

Robert Li

Principal

Robert is a Principal and joined Welkin in 2016.

He has over 20 years of private investment and capital markets experience in the region. Before Welkin, he was a senior vice president of Edmond de Rothschild, vice president at Gaohe Capital, vice president at Chengwei Capital, and a management consultant at Accenture.

Robert received a master’s degree in business administration from University of British Columbia and a double bachelor’s degree in science and management at Shanghai Jiaotong University.

Alex Zhu

Principal

Alex is a Principal and joined Welkin in 2016.

He has over 16 years of private investment and capital markets experience. Before Welkin, Alex was a private equity investor at CITIC Capital and Ping An Asset Management and an auditor at Deloitte.

Alex received a bachelor’s degree from the Shanghai Institute of International Business and Economics and a master’s in business administration degree from UCLA Anderson School of Management.

Wilson Chow

Principal

Wilson is a Principal and joined Welkin in 2010.

He has over 18 years of private investment and capital markets experience in the region. Before Welkin, he worked in private banking at ING Bank.

Wilson received a bachelor’s of science degree in finance from Lehigh University.

Kan Ye

Vice President

Kan is a Vice President, Head of Value Creation and joined Welkin in 2021.

He has over 18 years of private investment, corporate management, capital markets and mergers and acquisition experience. Before Welkin, Kan was a vice president at Sanyue Technology, a senior vice president at Sanpower, where he led strategic investing and mergers and acquisitions, venture capital investor at SBCVC, and auditor at PwC.

Kan received a bachelor’s degree from Loughborough University and a master’s in finance degree from Cambridge University.

Cynthia Qian

Senior Associate

Cynthia is a Senior Associate and joined Welkin in 2018.

She has over 7 years of investment and capital markets experience in the region. Before Welkin, she was a growth equity investor at Fosun Capital.

Cynthia received a master's degree in finance from Chinese University of Hong Kong and a bachelor's degree in economics from Fudan University.

Daisy Qian

Senior Associate

Daisy is a Senior Associate and joined Welkin in 2018.

She has over 4 years of investment and capital markets experience in the region. Before Welkin, she completed internships at CITIC Capital and American Securities.

Daisy received a master’s and a bachelor’s degree in international accounting from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics.

Kerrie Chung

Director, Finance and Reporting

Kerrie is Director of Finance and Reporting and joined Welkin in 2017.

She has over 17 years of relevant experience in the region. Before Welkin, she was finance manager of Hony Capital, senior fund accountant at Citi Fund Services, and finance manager of CLSA.

Kerrie received a master’s degree in accounting and bachelor’s degree in business from Monash University and is a Certified Public Accountant in Australia.

Walter Huang

Associate, Investor Relations

Walter joined Welkin as an Associate in 2022.

He has over 4 years of investment and capital markets experiences. Prior to Welkin, Walter worked in AQUMON where he led the firm’s institutional business and capital raising activities. Walter graduated with honors from Northwestern University with a degree in Economics.

Maggie Tsang

Vice President, Human Capital and Administration

Maggie is Vice President of Human Capital and Administration and joined Welkin in 2017.

Prior to Welkin, Maggie worked at EQT in Hong Kong where she supported employee recruitment and relations.

Maggie received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from University of Management and Technology.

Yaying Chen

Senior Manager, Legal and Compliance

Yaying is a Senior Manager in Legal and Compliance and joined Welkin in 2017.

Prior to Welkin, she worked at Anheuser-Busch InBev Investment and Shanghai Veritas Law Corporation.

Yaying received a Master’s Degree in Law from East China University of Political Science and Law and is licensed to practice law in the People's Republic of China.

Johnny S. Kong

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

Johnny is Managing Director, CEO and co-founder of Welkin since 2009. He is a member of the firm’s Investment Committee, Management Committee and Value Creation Committee.

He has over 18 years of private investment and capital markets experience in the region. Before Welkin, he led the private investments team of the Kong family office and worked in the investment banking division of Goldman Sachs in Hong Kong.

Johnny graduated with a joint degree in finance and systems science from the Wharton School and School of Engineering at University of Pennsylvania. He is a delegate to the Shanghai Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, China Overseas Friendship Association, and China Young Entrepreneurs Association. He also co-founded the Centum Charitas Foundation and Y. Elites Association in Hong Kong.

Christopher Fong

Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer

Christopher is Managing Director, COO and co-founder of Welkin since 2009. He is a member of the firm’s Investment Committee and Management Committee.

He has over 18 years of private and public investment and capital markets experience in the region. Before Welkin, he worked as a portfolio analyst at SAC Capital and in the investment banking division of Evercore Partners.

Christopher received a Juris Doctor from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and dual bachelor’s degrees in finance and political science from the Wharton School and School of Arts and Sciences at University of Pennsylvania.

Jiang Pu

Managing Director

Pu is Managing Director of Welkin since 2010. He is a member of the firm’s Investment Committee, Management Committee and Value Creation Committee.

He has over 20 years of private investment, corporate management, business development and capital markets experience in the region. Before Welkin, he was head of business development at I.DEA Energy Technologies and co-founded Hua Hong Capital.

Pu received a bachelor’s degree from Shanghai University.

Justino Liang

Managing Director

Justino is Managing Director and co-founder of Welkin since 2009. He is a member of the firm’s Investment Committee and Value Creation Committee.

He has over 18 years of investment and capital markets experience in the region. Before Welkin, he led private investments at the Liang family office and in the business development and risk management departments of GE Capital in Hong Kong.

Justino received a bachelor’s degree in economics from New York University.

Samuel Chao

Managing Director

Samuel is a Managing Director and joined Welkin in 2021. He is a member of the firm's Value Creation committee.

He has over 12 years of management, capital markets and private investment experience across precision manufacturing, consumer and real estate sectors. Before Welkin, he was a board member of Novel Optics (SSE: 603297), where he led business development, government relations and IPO preparations, and an executive director of Yichang (Shanghai) Management Limited, where he led commercial property leasing. He is currently Vice Chairman of Novel Optics.

Samuel received of Bachelor of Laws degree from Tsinghua University. He is an Honorary Resident of Ningbo City, Vice Chairman of Ningbo Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese, Standing Committee Member of Ningbo Youth Federation, and Executive Vice Chairman of Ningbo Chamber of Overseas Chinese Businessmen.

Robert Li

Principal

Robert is a Principal and joined Welkin in 2016.

He has over 20 years of private investment and capital markets experience in the region. Before Welkin, he was a senior vice president of Edmond de Rothschild, vice president at Gaohe Capital, vice president at Chengwei Capital, and a management consultant at Accenture.

Robert received a master’s degree in business administration from University of British Columbia and a double bachelor’s degree in science and management at Shanghai Jiaotong University.

Alex Zhu

Principal

Alex is a Principal and joined Welkin in 2016.

He has over 16 years of private investment and capital markets experience. Before Welkin, Alex was a private equity investor at CITIC Capital and Ping An Asset Management and an auditor at Deloitte.

Alex received a bachelor’s degree from the Shanghai Institute of International Business and Economics and a master’s in business administration degree from UCLA Anderson School of Management.

Wilson Chow

Principal

Wilson is a Principal and joined Welkin in 2010.

He has over 18 years of private investment and capital markets experience in the region. Before Welkin, he worked in private banking at ING Bank.

Wilson received a bachelor’s of science degree in finance from Lehigh University.

Kan Ye

Vice President

Kan is a Vice President, Head of Value Creation and joined Welkin in 2021.

He has over 18 years of private investment, corporate management, capital markets and mergers and acquisition experience. Before Welkin, Kan was a vice president at Sanyue Technology, a senior vice president at Sanpower, where he led strategic investing and mergers and acquisitions, venture capital investor at SBCVC, and auditor at PwC.

Kan received a bachelor’s degree from Loughborough University and a master’s in finance degree from Cambridge University.

Cynthia Qian

Senior Associate

Cynthia is a Senior Associate and joined Welkin in 2018.

She has over 7 years of investment and capital markets experience in the region. Before Welkin, she was a growth equity investor at Fosun Capital.

Cynthia received a master's degree in finance from Chinese University of Hong Kong and a bachelor's degree in economics from Fudan University.

Daisy Qian

Senior Associate

Daisy is a Senior Associate and joined Welkin in 2018.

She has over 4 years of investment and capital markets experience in the region. Before Welkin, she completed internships at CITIC Capital and American Securities.

Daisy received a master’s and a bachelor’s degree in international accounting from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics.

Kerrie Chung

Director, Finance and Reporting

Kerrie is Director of Finance and Reporting and joined Welkin in 2017.

She has over 17 years of relevant experience in the region. Before Welkin, she was finance manager of Hony Capital, senior fund accountant at Citi Fund Services, and finance manager of CLSA.

Kerrie received a master’s degree in accounting and bachelor’s degree in business from Monash University and is a Certified Public Accountant in Australia.

Walter Huang

Associate, Investor Relations

Walter joined Welkin as an Associate in 2022.

He has over 4 years of investment and capital markets experiences. Prior to Welkin, Walter worked in AQUMON where he led the firm’s institutional business and capital raising activities. Walter graduated with honors from Northwestern University with a degree in Economics.

Maggie Tsang

Vice President, Human Capital and Administration

Maggie is Vice President of Human Capital and Administration and joined Welkin in 2017.

Prior to Welkin, Maggie worked at EQT in Hong Kong where she supported employee recruitment and relations.

Maggie received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from University of Management and Technology.

Yaying Chen

Senior Manager, Legal and Compliance

Yaying is a Senior Manager in Legal and Compliance and joined Welkin in 2017.

Prior to Welkin, she worked at Anheuser-Busch InBev Investment and Shanghai Veritas Law Corporation.

Yaying received a Master’s Degree in Law from East China University of Political Science and Law and is licensed to practice law in the People's Republic of China.

Jiang Pu

Managing Director

Pu is Managing Director of Welkin since 2010. He is a member of the firm’s Investment Committee, Management Committee and Value Creation Committee.

He has over 20 years of private investment, corporate management, business development and capital markets experience in the region. Before Welkin, he was head of business development at I.DEA Energy Technologies and co-founded Hua Hong Capital.

Pu received a bachelor’s degree from Shanghai University.

Robert Li

Principal

Robert is a Principal and joined Welkin in 2016.

He has over 20 years of private investment and capital markets experience in the region. Before Welkin, he was a senior vice president of Edmond de Rothschild, vice president at Gaohe Capital, vice president at Chengwei Capital, and a management consultant at Accenture.

Robert received a master’s degree in business administration from University of British Columbia and a double bachelor’s degree in science and management at Shanghai Jiaotong University.

Alex Zhu

Principal

Alex is a Principal and joined Welkin in 2016.

He has over 16 years of private investment and capital markets experience. Before Welkin, Alex was a private equity investor at CITIC Capital and Ping An Asset Management and an auditor at Deloitte.

Alex received a bachelor’s degree from the Shanghai Institute of International Business and Economics and a master’s in business administration degree from UCLA Anderson School of Management.

Kan Ye

Vice President

Kan is a Vice President, Head of Value Creation and joined Welkin in 2021.

He has over 18 years of private investment, corporate management, capital markets and mergers and acquisition experience. Before Welkin, Kan was a vice president at Sanyue Technology, a senior vice president at Sanpower, where he led strategic investing and mergers and acquisitions, venture capital investor at SBCVC, and auditor at PwC.

Kan received a bachelor’s degree from Loughborough University and a master’s in finance degree from Cambridge University.

Cynthia Qian

Senior Associate

Cynthia is a Senior Associate and joined Welkin in 2018.

She has over 7 years of investment and capital markets experience in the region. Before Welkin, she was a growth equity investor at Fosun Capital.

Cynthia received a master's degree in finance from Chinese University of Hong Kong and a bachelor's degree in economics from Fudan University.

Daisy Qian

Senior Associate

Daisy is a Senior Associate and joined Welkin in 2018.

She has over 4 years of investment and capital markets experience in the region. Before Welkin, she completed internships at CITIC Capital and American Securities.

Daisy received a master’s and a bachelor’s degree in international accounting from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics.

Yaying Chen

Senior Manager, Legal and Compliance

Yaying is a Senior Manager in Legal and Compliance and joined Welkin in 2017.

Prior to Welkin, she worked at Anheuser-Busch InBev Investment and Shanghai Veritas Law Corporation.

Yaying received a Master’s Degree in Law from East China University of Political Science and Law and is licensed to practice law in the People's Republic of China.

Johnny S. Kong

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

Johnny is Managing Director, CEO and co-founder of Welkin since 2009. He is a member of the firm’s Investment Committee, Management Committee and Value Creation Committee.

He has over 18 years of private investment and capital markets experience in the region. Before Welkin, he led the private investments team of the Kong family office and worked in the investment banking division of Goldman Sachs in Hong Kong.

Johnny graduated with a joint degree in finance and systems science from the Wharton School and School of Engineering at University of Pennsylvania. He is a delegate to the Shanghai Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, China Overseas Friendship Association, and China Young Entrepreneurs Association. He also co-founded the Centum Charitas Foundation and Y. Elites Association in Hong Kong.

Christopher Fong

Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer

Christopher is Managing Director, COO and co-founder of Welkin since 2009. He is a member of the firm’s Investment Committee and Management Committee.

He has over 18 years of private and public investment and capital markets experience in the region. Before Welkin, he worked as a portfolio analyst at SAC Capital and in the investment banking division of Evercore Partners.

Christopher received a Juris Doctor from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and dual bachelor’s degrees in finance and political science from the Wharton School and School of Arts and Sciences at University of Pennsylvania.

Justino Liang

Managing Director

Justino is Managing Director and co-founder of Welkin since 2009. He is a member of the firm’s Investment Committee and Value Creation Committee.

He has over 18 years of investment and capital markets experience in the region. Before Welkin, he led private investments at the Liang family office and in the business development and risk management departments of GE Capital in Hong Kong.

Justino received a bachelor’s degree in economics from New York University.

Samuel Chao

Managing Director

Samuel is a Managing Director and joined Welkin in 2021. He is a member of the firm's Value Creation committee.

He has over 12 years of management, capital markets and private investment experience across precision manufacturing, consumer and real estate sectors. Before Welkin, he was a board member of Novel Optics (SSE: 603297), where he led business development, government relations and IPO preparations, and an executive director of Yichang (Shanghai) Management Limited, where he led commercial property leasing. He is currently Vice Chairman of Novel Optics.

Samuel received of Bachelor of Laws degree from Tsinghua University. He is an Honorary Resident of Ningbo City, Vice Chairman of Ningbo Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese, Standing Committee Member of Ningbo Youth Federation, and Executive Vice Chairman of Ningbo Chamber of Overseas Chinese Businessmen.

Wilson Chow

Principal

Wilson is a Principal and joined Welkin in 2010.

He has over 18 years of private investment and capital markets experience in the region. Before Welkin, he worked in private banking at ING Bank.

Wilson received a bachelor’s of science degree in finance from Lehigh University.

Kerrie Chung

Director, Finance and Reporting

Kerrie is Director of Finance and Reporting and joined Welkin in 2017.

She has over 17 years of relevant experience in the region. Before Welkin, she was finance manager of Hony Capital, senior fund accountant at Citi Fund Services, and finance manager of CLSA.

Kerrie received a master’s degree in accounting and bachelor’s degree in business from Monash University and is a Certified Public Accountant in Australia.

Walter Huang

Associate, Investor Relations

Walter joined Welkin as an Associate in 2022.

He has over 4 years of investment and capital markets experiences. Prior to Welkin, Walter worked in AQUMON where he led the firm’s institutional business and capital raising activities. Walter graduated with honors from Northwestern University with a degree in Economics.

Maggie Tsang

Vice President, Human Capital and Administration

Maggie is Vice President of Human Capital and Administration and joined Welkin in 2017.

Prior to Welkin, Maggie worked at EQT in Hong Kong where she supported employee recruitment and relations.

Maggie received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from University of Management and Technology.