About Us

We are a private equity investor focused on bringing UK companies into the Chinese market.

Yang (“Andy”) Zhu


  • 20 years’ of private equity experience as owner/CEO and IC chair of Nord Engine Asset Management group which is engaged with > 200 large and medium-sized Chinese enterprises.
  • Raised several investment funds for Nord Engine (> €2 billion).
  • Member of ‘The China CEO programme’, China’s most prestigious network (alumni include Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba).
  • Attended the China business programmes at Cambridge and Harvard University business schools

Sammi Shen

Operations Manager

Having previously worked for the City of London Shanghai, Sammi has gained extensive experience supporting international businesses in their development, in a cross-border context. Based in China, Sammi is the NEC teams main point of contact for daily access to this vibrant, emerging overseas market.


Max Weil

Investment Manager

Max works primarily on investment analysis and deal origination. He joined Nord Engine Capital from PwC London where he qualified as a chartered accountant. He also holds a B.S.c from the University of York.