Neil Shen (Shen Nanpeng) is Founding Managing Partner of Sequoia Capital China. On behalf of Sequoia, he led the investments in many high growth Chinese companies including SINA.com , Autonavi, Qihoo.com , Country Style Cooking , Noah Finance , 360Buy and Alibaba Group. He is in the “Forbes Global Midas List” in 2012-2014 as the highest ranking investor from China, “No. 1 Venture Capitalist in China” in the year 2010-2013 by Forbes, “Venture Capital Professional of the Year” by AVCJ in 2010 and “Entrepreneur of the Year” by AVCJ in 2004. He was also elected as “Top Ten Economic Figures of the Year” by CCTV in 2006 and “Top Ten Chinese Economy Leaders of the Year” by 21 century Economic Report in 2010.
Mr. Shen is a co-founder and director of Ctrip.com, where he had been its President and CFO before founding Sequoia Capital China. Ctrip is the largest travel service provider in China listed in NASDAQ. He is also the co-founder and co-Chairman of Home Inns, the leading economy hotel chain in China listed in NASDAQ. He is also an investor and a director of China’s largest real estate service company E House .
Before founding Ctrip, Mr. Shen had worked for more than eight years in investment banking in New York and Hong Kong. He was a Director and Head of Global Markets for China at Deutsche Bank from 1996 to 1999. Prior to 1996, he had worked at Chemical Bank, Lehman Brothers and Citibank in various investment banking areas.
Mr. Shen is a director of China Entrepreneur Forum (CEF), Chairman of Tianjin Private Equity Association, Vice Chairman of Beijing Private Equity Association, Vice Chairman of Zhejiang Chamber of Commerce Shanghai, Chairman of Jiaxing Chamber of Commerce Shanghai and Vice Chairman of Shanghai Young Entrepreneurs Association. Mr. Shen received his Master’s degree from Yale University and his Bachelor’s degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University.