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Managing Partner
Tencent Investment

Daytime MBA

Class of 2004

Council Affiliation:

East Asia Regional Advisory Board


Beijing, China  


Mr. Zhaohui (Jeffrey) Li currently serves as Managing Partner of Tencent Investment and General Manager of Tencent Mergers & Acquisitions, focusing on Tencent’s global investment and M&A activity in the areas of interactive entertainment and gaming, social networking service, O2O (“Online-to-Offline”), and internet finance, among other areas. He leads Tencent’s worldwide gaming industry investment strategy setting and execution. Mr. Li is also responsible for Tencent’s early-stage and growth-stage investment strategy in China and multiple countries. In recent years, he launched and led Tencent Investment’s ongoing efforts to penetrate key O2O sectors, including social commerce, automotive, education, health care, etc. He was responsible for Tencent’s investments in Huayi Brothers, Zhihu, Netmarble Games, Howbuy and many others around the world.

Before joining Tencent, Jeffrey was Investment Principal at Bertelsmann Asia Investment, where he led the investment in BitAuto (NYSE: BITA) and Phoenix New Media (NYSE: FENG). Before that, he worked for Google and Nokia in various product and business roles, where he gained substantial experience in the internet and mobile arenas.

Jeffrey holds a Bachelor’s degree from Peking University and an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.