David de Leeuw
As Chairman of Lion Cao, David uses his extensive contacts and relationships in the private equity industry built over four decades to generate new business development and source new investments for Lion Cao. As Chairman of Lion Cao, David oversees and manages the day-to-day operations in New York. David is a member of the Investment Committee. Prior to founding MDC in 1984, David founded and was the Head of the leveraged acquisitions group at Citibank, and was previously at W.R. Grace & Co., and at PaineWebber in New York and Tokyo. David is also a very active personal investor in the Alternative Investments area. He has participated in over 50 private partnerships, including direct investments into companies (buyouts and venture), hedge funds, private equity and venture funds, and fund-of-funds. He also has helped launch as a founding General Partner two hedge funds.