XIO Group Chairwoman, Partner, Co-Founder
Athene Li has more than a decade of experience in the global financial industry. As Chairwoman of XIO Group, a company she founded and where she serves as Partner, Ms. Li is creating a legacy of excellence in the alternative investments and private-equity markets.
After completing her undergraduate studies at Fudan University, Ms. Li went on to obtain her Master of Commerce and International Business degree from the University of Sydney in 2004. She joined the staff of Ascend Capital Partners in Shanghai where she succeeded in completing three first round private placements on behalf of the company’s clientele.
Ms. Li left Ascend Capital Partners and joined the Investment Banking Team of Merrill Lynch in Asia. This assignment was followed up with successful tenures at Citic Resources, Bear Stearns Asia, Spring Capital Asia Limited and Olympus Capital Holdings Asia.
Ms. Li successfully concluded many high-level financial transactions during her tenure with some of the most world’s most well-known investment houses. At Citic Resources, for instance, she was involved in several IPO transactions in the energy resources industry, as well as a $1 billion debt issuance. She held the title of Head of China when on the staff of Olympus Capital Holdings Asia, managing the company’s agribusiness initiatives throughout China.
Now as an international entrepreneur, Ms. Li is developing and managing the implementation of XIO’s global strategy, successfully increasing market reach,client satisfaction and revenue growth.