Stephen Li

Managing Director and Head of Portfolio Value Creation/Operations, CDIB Capital International


Stephen is based in Shanghai and leads CDIB Capital International's efforts on portfolio enhancement/value creation, particularly on buyout control investments. He has +25 years of experience in Private Equity, Management Consulting and Fortune 500 executive management with global and Asian responsibilities.

Stephen actively participated in more than 20 buyout and minority transactions, has managed a $20bn portfolio and led a wide range of value creation initiatives to various portfolio companies in greater China and Asia as an industry veteran.

Career Highlights
Managing Director
PingAn Trust Private Equity Capital
Asia Operations Team Director
CVC Capital Partners
Booz & Company
“Simplify, prioritize and focus on key fundamentals that drive sustainable growth.”
Education & Honors
University of Western Ontario
MBA in Richard Ivey School of Business
Tsinghua University
Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering
Key Experiences
Seasoned Leader and Ops Expert on Value Creation for Regional Investments
Prior to joining CDIB Capital Internaional, Stephen served as Managing Director of PingAn Capital in Shanghai, responsible for portfolio monitoring, value creation, exit management, and risk assessment. Before that, Stephen was Director of the Asia Operations Team of CVC Capital Partners, where he focused on post-investment operational value-add for its regional investment portfolio.
He sat on PingAn's Investment Committee and took board member positions in 4 listed companies in China.
Expertise in Strategic and Operational Management Consulting and Corporate Leadership
Stephen has experience in strategic and operational management consulting, responsible for growth strategy, new market entry, operational improvement, and supply chain management projects at Booz & Company and Deloitte Consulting. He also served for various large multinational corporations, including General Motors, John Deere, Henkel and AZ Electronic Materials, working in different locations across Asia and North America.
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