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Our Team

Benjamin Weiss – Partner

Ben has 17 years experience working globally in investment banking, asset management, private equity and corporate law. Through a diverse range of roles in Asia, including with Salomon Smith Barney, Macquarie Bank, Shinsei Bank, AXA, CLSA and Baker and McKenzie, Ben brings a broad set of analytical skills with a focus on investment due diligence and strategic business development. Ben has a BCom and LL.B from the University of NSW, is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and graduate of Sydney College of Law. Ben is a Member of the CFA Institute, and the Hong Kong Society of Financial Analysts and is an Associate Member of the Law Society of NSW. Ben is also a Venture Partner for Softbank Ventures Korea, advising on the Softbank Pan Asia Fund.


Tayman Kan – Partner

Tayman started his career as a software engineer in Apple and then has 15 years of startup experience in TMT market in China. Co found Campus online in 1999 and merged with Code Bank and listed in HK GEM in 2001. Founded Spread Interactive in 2007 and merged with TBWA in 2011. Co founded LongTuo Interactive and merged with Publicis group in 2013. 10 years of angel investment in China for mobile games, software and mobile applications. Tayman has an MBA from the University of Queensland and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Hong Kong.


Yuan Zhou – Senior Advisor


Ms. Yuan Zhou has been working in the financial sector for over 20 years, especially in the fields of Foreign Exchange Management, Equity Investment of Financial Institutes, and Governance of Commercial Banks.

Zhou used to work as the Associate General Manager at Commonwealth Bank of Australia (Shanghai Branch), as the Investment Officer at World Bank, as the Managing Director at Hanfor Capital, and the Senior Consultant at Baring Private Equity Asia.  Ms. Zhou is working at CreditEase as Senior Vice President and is in charge of Overseas Wealth Management Program.


Adam Szental – Senior Associate


Prior to joining CEIIF, Adam spent seven years as a manager at KPMG Australia in their Management Consulting division and has extensive experience in the government/military, financial and telecommunications sectors. He has strong analytical and technical skills with specialized knowledge in Business Intelligence & Analytics and has strong project management capabilities.

Adam has a Bachelor in Business Information Systems from RMIT University Australia and is currently completing his MBA in Innovation & Entrepreneurship at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.

Sharon Goldblatt – Associate

Sharon is an accredited CPA with various financial and business development related experience. After graduating with B.A in Economics and Accounting from Tel Aviv University, Sharon began her career with Deloitte, working as a financial auditor in various sectors and later moving to Amdocs where she analyzed strategic accounts in Latin America. In her most recent role, Sharon worked at PwC in their High-Tech Business Development division, consulting early-stage startups on business development, strategy and marketing.

Sharon also holds an MBA from Tel Aviv University, majoring in Strategic Management


Yi Zhao – Analyst

Prior to joining CEIIF, Yi was an intern at DELPHI Automotive with related experience in manufacturing and mechanical design, especially in the fields of quadcopters and automobiles. Yi holds a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.


 Federico Perez – Analyst

Federico is an innate entrepreneur that founded a successful business in the international trade sector, and possesses broad leadership skills along with an analytical mindset. At Michigan State University he received the Presidential Award and holds a Bachelors degree in Economics and Business. While in university, he completed senior seminar with a world-distinguished econometrician, excelling at his regression analysis project. Federico has excellent project-management skills, a great eye for detail emphasizing in strategic planning and product development.