Team

Nick H. Laursen
managing Partner

Mr. Laursen is a Danish national and has been working and living in China since 2013. Mr. Laursen’s professional experience encompasses insurance, boutique investment, bulge bracket investment banking, Chinese multi-family office, and private equity.

Before founding LvS Partners, Mr. Laursen was a partner at Mandarin Hill Capital as well as IJK Capital. Previously, Mr. Laursen worked at Puji Group, Lee & Partners, Topdanmark, and PFA. During his tenure at both Mandarin Hill Capital and IJK Capital, Mr. Laursen led the China expansion for multiple portfolio companies in solar, healthcare IoT, and media and entertainment. Mr. Laursen also sits on various China Advisory Boards for expansion and growth companies.

Mr. Laursen holds an MSc in Applied Economics & Finance from Copenhagen Business School (CBS) and Shanghai Advanced Institute for Finance (SAIF).

Gerard van Swieten
Managing Partner

Mr. van Swieten is a Dutch national and has been working and living in China for more than 8 years. He has 10+ years of experience in cross-border trade and investment in FMCG, manufacturing, IT, and finance.

Before founding LvS Partners, Mr. van Swieten was a partner at Mandarin Hill Capital and IJK Capital. Previously, Mr. van Swieten worked as an attorney in Amsterdam at Clifford Chance and in Shanghai at HIL. He also served as Head of Legal of BRF SA for Asia, Europe and Africa. During his tenure at both Mandarin Hill Capital and IJK Capital, Mr. van Swieten led the China expansion for multiple portfolio companies in solar, healthcare IoT, and media and entertainment sectors.

Mr. van Swieten holds a Masters in Dutch law from Maastricht University, a Masters in Chinese law from Hong Kong University, and an MBA from Tsinghua-MIT Sloan.

huaisheng shen
expansion DIRECTOR

Mr. Shen is a Chinese national who has extensive experience in real estate, private equity and investment banking.

Previously, he worked at Mandarin Hill Capital, Greenland Group, JLL and Pacific Star Developments.

Mr. Shen is a CFA charterholder. He has provided investment and strategic consulting services to Fortune 500 companies, venture capital institutions, international enterprises, Chinese state-owned enterprises, private enterprises and Sino-foreign joint ventures. His rich investment experience and skills have helped him excel in a wide range of fields.

Mr. Shen holds a Master of Real Estate Management from the National University of Singapore, and a Bachelor of Land Resource Management from Zhejiang University.

Yazad Sethna
HEAD OF STRATEGY

Mr. Sethna is a British national who joined LvS Partners in 2019. As an associate at LvS, Mr. Sethna works on investment target selection, due diligence, market entry strategy and execution across the healthcare, industrial and entertainment sectors.

Prior to joining LvS, Mr. Sethna worked at private equity firms IJK Capital and Mandarin Hill Capital. During his time at both IJK Capital and Mandarin Hill Capital, Mr. Sethna contributed to the investment and management of international companies expanding into China.

Mr. Sethna holds a BSc in Neuroscience from King’s College London.

Yifan Li
Business Relationship Manager

Mr. Li Yifan joined LvS Partners in 2019. He has many years of experience working with clients in the medical service and health industry. He previously worked for MD The One Group in China where he oversaw partnerships and the Group’s medical and health services.

During his time at LvS he has worked in various expansion projects, bridging connections to government institutions, Chinese SOEs, and investors.

Mr. Li Yifan holds a BA in Medicine & Drugs Marketing from Jilin University.

AKJAN JENIS
ANALYST

Mr.Jenis is a Chinese national who joined LvS partners in 2021. During his time at LvS, he has worked in various expansion projects, as a junior investment analyst.

 

Mr.Jenis has a multicultural background, and he speaks 4 languages, Chinese, English, Kazakh and Russian. Prior to joining LvS, he worked at Kazpost which is allocated in Kazakhstan, and participated in a green energy sector past M&A project studies at the Netherlands. Mr.Jenis is a CFA level 2 candidate. 

Mr.Jenis holds a BSc in Finance from KIMEP University, he is currently pursuing a degree in Master of Finance at Tilburg University and working on his thesis.