Yin Zhong is managing director of SVB’s Asia Link Team in Beijing, China. In this role, Yin and her team serve as the bridge between entrepreneurs and potential peers and partners across the three largest innovation ecosystems (China, the US and Europe). Yin’s passion is helping leading-edge visionaries realize their goals for cross-border expansion or investment, and she makes this happen through tailored financial solutions, global contacts, future-focused advice and strategy-sharpening insights.
Before joining SVB in 2017, Yin worked as an investment officer for the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in China and Kenya. During her six years at IFC, she evaluated loan/equity investment opportunities in the manufacturing and agriculture sectors. Prior to that, she worked as an asset manager for China Huarong Asset Management Company, where she was responsible for the collecting and disposing of distressed loans. Earlier in her career, she served as an auditor at KPMG, a global network of professional accounting firms. Yin holds a bachelor’s degree in business English from the University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, and a MBA degree in finance from Columbia Business School.
In her spare time, Yin enjoys oil painting, cooking and outdoor activities. In fact, while living in Kenya, this avid hiker climbed Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya, rafted the Nile River and went scuba diving on an ocean safari in Mozambique. She continues to live an active life in Beijing.