Dennis Zhu, '93
Chicago Booth Global Advisory Board, Co-Chair
Dennis D. Zhu served as managing director and later senior advisor for Oaktree. He joined Oaktree in 2005 as managing director of Oaktree Capital (Hong Kong) Limited, a.k.a. Oaktree’s Asia Principal Opportunity Fund. His responsibilities included primarily fund raising, developing investment opportunities, and enhancing existing relationships in Greater China. After 2010 he continued to serve as senior advisor till mid 2011.
Prior to joining Oaktree, Mr. Zhu was managing director, chairman of Greater China Operating Committee and member of Asia Pacific Executive Committee at JPMorgan Chase. His most recent role there focused on formulating and executing strategies to build JPMorgan’s investment banking practice and markets business in the region, developing and maintaining important business and government relationships, and providing strategic advice on new businesses and transactions to the senior management of JPMorgan Chase.
Between 1994 and 1999, Mr. Zhu worked at Credit Suisse First Boston in the equity capital markets and investment banking departments as head of China businesses. From 1992 to 1994, Mr. Zhu worked at FMC Corporation’s investment analysis department and was based in Chicago.