Grace Xin Ge

Grace Xin Ge

CFO Du Xiaoman Financial

Grace Ge joined Du Xiaoman Financial (ex. Baidu Financial) and serves as the Chief Financial Officer since May 2019, responsible for the company’s strategy, investments, financial operations and investor relations. DuXiaoman Financial is a leading AI solution provider in China
focusing on financial service industry to help advance the mission of financial inclusion.

Prior joining Du Xiaoman Financial from June 2014 to December 2018, Grace Ge was a Partner at Ares Management Private Equity Group, Founding Partner and CEO of Ares China Joint Venture with Huatai Securities, a leading A+H listed Chinese securities and financial services company.

Grace co-led Ares China’s investments and strategy. Through her leadership, she established the JV with Huatai to expand into private credit and collaborate on cross-border initiatives. She has also grown Ares investments into RMB Venture Capital/Growth Equity. She sat on Ares Asia Private Equity, China Growth Equity and JV Investment Committees. Founded in 1997, Ares Management is a NYSE-listed global alternative asset manager with USD 140 billion AUM across credit, private equity, and real estate.

Grace joined Ares in June 2014 from Goldman Sachs, where she worked as a Managing Director in the Investment Banking Division in Greater China from 2005 to 2014. As a senior member in the China banking team, Grace advised many private and state-owned enterprises and private equity firms on investments, IPOs, financings, corporate restructurings and acquisitions across sectors including financial services, consumer/retail, general industries, and internet and media companies.

She served a wide diversified client base from large companies such as China Industrial and Construction Bank, Bank of China, Ping An Group, BYD, Alibaba, New Oriental Education, Want Want Consumer Group to early stage entrepreneurial companies in new economy sectors. She was also a HK SFC-registered Sponsor Principal overseeing Hong Kong listing applications. In addition, Grace served as the first Secretary-General to GS China Investment Banking Division Five-Year Strategy Committee from 2012-2014.

Prior to her MBA, Grace worked at PwC in San Francisco office from 2001 to 2003 and Beijing office from 1998 to 2001, in both Audit and Tax Divisions. Grace was also a member of AICPA. Grace earned an M.B.A from Harvard Business School in 2005 and dual B.A. degrees in English
Literature and Economics from Peking University in 1998. She is an Aspen China Fellow and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.

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