TEAM – Field
Partner, Chief Investment Officer
Ray is the founding partner of JIDA Capital. He is member of investment committee and asset management committee and is responsible for managing the investment process of our sponsored funds, and jointly responsible for originating investment opportunities and driving the business performance of fund investments. He is also responsible for JIDA Capital’s business advisory and strategic advisory businesses.
Ray has gained his investment experience from being involved in financial advisory mandates, principal investments in the infrastructure sector and operational management of infrastructure projects. Specifically, Ray has led investments in wind, solar, coal-fired, gas-fired power generation, energy transmission and distribution, coal bed methane gas field exploration and development, and transportation infrastructure in the PRC, ASEAN, Australia and Europe.
Prior to JIDA Capital, Ray was the Head of Infrastructure Investments at Ping An in Shenzhen. He was responsible for Ping An’s infrastructure investment activities, including serving on the Board of a number of Ping An’s private investments. Prior to Ping An, he was Head of Infrastructure – Asia of Babcock & Brown, a member of Babcock & Brown’s Global Infrastructure Executive Committee, Asian Infrastructure Fund’s investment committee, and he was a director on the boards of public company Sydney Gas Limited in Australia and private companies in China, HKSAR, Thailand, Singapore and Australia. Ray was responsible for the establishment, capital raising and management of the A$400 million listed Prime Infrastructure Fund in 2001-2002, the A$174 million Global Wind Partners in 2003-2006, the A$900 million Babcock & Brown Power Fund in 2006, the USD$460 million Babcock & Brown Asia Infrastructure Fund in 2007-2009, and the RMB 3.69 billion CGN Capital Partners Infrastructure Fund III in 2012 till to date.
Ray holds a Bachelor of Economics, a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investment, and is a CFA charter-holder.
Cheng joined JIDA Capital in 2016. He is responsible for originating investment opportunities for our sponsored funds.
Cheng has acquired, developed, built and operated over 2,000MW of wind and solar power assets in China over the last 12 years across China. He has extensive experience in developing, constructing and operating renewable energy assets in China.
Cheng was previously the Assistant CEO of CGN Solar Group and CEO of CGN Solar Xinjiang.
Cheng holds a Master of Control Engineering from Xinjiang University and a Bachelor of Economic Information Management from Xinjiang Vocational University.
Colin joined JIDA Capital in 2014. He is responsible for evaluating and executing investment opportunities for our sponsored funds and manages the investments he led. Colin also assists in managing the business operations of our sponsored funds.
Colin has gained his investment experience from being involved in principal investments and managing private equity funds in the infrastructure sector. Specifically, Colin was a founding member of Equis Funds Group.
Colin was previously a Vice President of Equis Funds Group and Babcock & Brown.
Colin holds a Master of Business Administration from Hong Kong University, a Bachelor of Economics from University of Sydney and is a CFA charter-holder.
Partner, Data Center Investment
Jason joined JIDA Capital in 2019 from Telstra PBS. He is responsible for originating and managing data centre investment opportunities.
Jason has gained substantial experience in data centre services, telecom facilities, cloud computing, network connectivity and IT systems. Specifically, Jason rebuilt the network and service offering to meet the quality standard of Telstra while he was the CEO since 2016.
Jason was the founding CEO of Towngas Telecommunications and prior to that the Head of Business Planning and Engineering at Hong Kong and China Gas. He also worked in iCall Telecom Asia and Hutchison Telephone in his earlier career.
Jason holds a Bachelor of Engineering from University of Sussex, England. He was also part of the Executive Development Programme from Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and China National Condition Awareness Programme from Peking University.
Benny left Ping An to join JIDA Capital in 2012. He is responsible for evaluating and executing investment opportunities for our sponsored funds and manages the investments he led.
Benny has gained his investment experience from being involved in principal investments in the infrastructure sector. Specifically, Benny was involved in the acquisition of over 900MW of wind and solar projects in China.
Benny holds a Master of Economics from Renmin University of China, a Bachelor of Engineering from Harbin Institute of Technology. Benny is a CFA charter-holder and a GARP Certified FRM.