Shanghai, China, October 19, 2021 – Welkin, a China-focused mid-market growth equity investment firm, today announced that it has appointed Kan Ye as Vice President and Head of Value Creation. Ye will lead Welkin’s value creation activities, working closely with its portfolio companies on critical business development initiatives and creating cross-pollination opportunities across the portfolio. Ye is based in Shanghai.
“Over the last decade, Welkin has built a strong reputation for creating strategic value for all of its portfolio companies,” said Ye. “I am impressed with the firm’s hands-on culture and its systematic approach to helping companies succeed. I am thrilled to join such a driven and talented team and look forward to helping Welkin’s portfolio companies achieve their full potential.”
Ye joins Welkin from Sanyue Technology, where he most recently served as Vice President. Before that, Ye worked at Sanpower Group as group vice president and SBCVC, where he invested in growth stage companies. Ye began his career in audit and advisory at PwC. He brings experience in corporate capital planning, business development, and mergers and acquisitions.
“Ye Kan’s operating and investing experience across our focus sectors and understanding of growth stage companies will help Welkin become an even more value-added partner,” said Christopher Fong, COO of Welkin. “We look forward to adding his experience and knowledge to our team as we continue to help our portfolio companies create value for their stakeholders.”
Ye earned a MFin from the University of Cambridge and a BSc from Loughborough University.
Welkin is a China-focused mid-market growth equity investment firm with a distinguished family heritage and strong entrepreneurial roots. Founded in 2009, Welkin invests in niche-leading, growth stage companies in China on behalf of global institutional investors and the firm’s employees. Welkin deploys its local resources, industry knowledge, and operating expertise, to drive impactful value creation and help companies achieve their full growth potential. For more information, please visit www.welkincapital.com