The rest of the 100 (in alphabetical order): Karen Zhang, executive director, Baidu Investment

Karen Zhang, executive director for investment at China-based search engine provider Baidu, has spent more than a decade honing her investment skills and the rewards are increasingly evident.

Since joining Baidu in February 2015, her deals cover mid to late-stage technology and media and have included, Miya Baby, EDaixi, Doumi, MWee, SMI Culture, LeCheBang, Kuaishou, and Bolomi.

As a former China-based director at Japan-listed investment company Jafco for nearly 6.5 years, she sat on boards of, Showworld, EasyPrint,, Motor2, and, with successful flotations of Tarena and eHi on US stock exchanges and trade sales of, acquired by Great Wall Cartoon for $80m, and Amsky at a five-times return on investment.

She first managed companies while at Goldman Sachs after the millennium before becoming an associate in the global principal investment division of investment banking peer Merrill Lynch until September 2008. At Merrill Lynch she was covering made four growth equity deals at between $20-40m in the greater China area.