Yifei Li

Country Chair, Man Group China

Yifei Li joined The Rockefeller Foundation board of trustees in 2013.

Yifei Li is Country Chair for Man Group in China, one of the world’s largest hedge fund managers. Man is a world-leading alternative investment management company and has been in business for over 200 years. Man Group is a member of the FTSE 250 Index and has assets under management of over $60 billion.

Before joining Man Group, Li was Managing Director of GLG Partners for China. GLG was merged into Man Group in 2010.

Prior to that, Li was Managing Director of MTV Networks, Greater China, Executive Vice President of MTV Networks Asia, and Chief Representative of Viacom China.

Li has over 18 years of senior management experience, having successfully led the expansion of several multinational companies in China in the early 90s.

In May 2001, Yifei Li was selected as one of 25 of Rising Stars-Global Leaders for the Next Generation by Fortune and was on the cover of Fortune Magazine. From 2001, for four consecutive years she was selected as one of the 50 Most Powerful Women by Fortune magazine. She was also selected as one of Ten Women to Watch in Asia by Wall Street Journal in both 2005 and 2006.

A native of Beijing, Li has a Bachelor of Law degree from Foreign Affairs College in Beijing and an M.A. in International Relations from Baylor in the United States.

Yifei Li is a global board member of GAVI (Global Alliance For Vaccines And Immunization) and serves on its Audit and Finance Committee. GAVI is a global alliance established jointly by World Health Organization, World Bank, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Rockefeller Foundation. The mission of GAVI is to save children’s lives and protecting people’s health by increasing access to immunization in poor countries.

Yifei Li is founder and Secretary-General of China International Alternative Investment Association. She was also co-founder of China Team for America’s Cup 32nd and 33rd Regatta.

Additionally, Li was a national champion in Chinese Martial Arts.