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Andrew Yan

Andrew Yan

Managing Partner
SAIF Partners III and SB Asia Investment Fund II


Speaker > Biography

Mr Andrew Y. Yan is the Managing Partner of SAIF Partners III and SB Asia Investment Fund II, and the Managing Director of Softbank Asia Infrastructure Fund (SAIF). Prior to joining SAIF, he was the Managing Director and Head of the Hong Kong office of the Emerging Markets Partnership from 1995 until 2001.  From 1994 to 1995, he worked at Sprint International Corporation as the Director of Strategic Planning and Business Development for the Asia Pacific Region.  From 1991 to 1994, Mr. Yan was a Research Fellow with the prestigious Hudson Institute in Washington, D. C., where his research covered the US foreign policy issues on China, Japan and Korea.  He worked at the Policy, Planning, and Research Division of the World Bank on several major projects on the reform of Chinese enterprise and welfare systems from 1989 to 1991. From 1984 to 1986, Mr. Yan worked as a Research Fellow at the State Commission for Economic Restructuring of the State Council of China and he was the Chief Engineer at the Jianghuai Airplane Corp. from 1982 to 1984.

Mr Yan received his Bachelor degree in Engineering from the Nanjing Aeronautic Institute in the PRC; and a Master degree in Sociology from Beijing University in 1986; and a second Master degree from Princeton University in International Political Economy in 1989.  Currently, Mr Yan is the Independent Non-executive Director of China Offshore Oil Service Ltd, China Resources Land Ltd, Fosun International Ltd and Stone Group Holdings Ltd, and Non-executive Director of Digital China Holdings Ltd (all 5 companies are listed in the Hong Kong Stock Exchange).  

Mr. Yan has been voted by the China Venture Capital association as “The Venture Investor of the Year” in both 2004 and 2007.  He was also selected as one of the “Fifty Finest Private Equity Investors in the World” by the Private Equity International in 2007.

Under Mr Yan’s leadership, SAIF was voted as “Venture Capital firm of the Year” in 2004 and 2007.  It was also named as “The Best Performing Fund in Asia” by Private Equity International in 2005 and 2006.