Partners & Managing Directors


Peter AdamsPartnerBeijing
Peter Batey CMG,OBEChairmanBeijing
Roger EllisOperating ExecutiveLondon
Howie HeManaging DirectorBeijing
George KANG (KANG Jun)PartnerShenzhen
Angela LIANGManaging DirectorShanghai
Jules PleumeekersManaging DirectorShanghai
Edward RadcliffePartnerShanghai
David RussellManaging DirectorShanghai
Marcus Shadbolt,FCAManaging PartnerBeijing and London
Jason WANGPartnerShanghai

George KANG (KANG Jun)


Kang Jun co-founded Vermilion Partners in 2004. He manages Vermilion’s office in Shenzhen and has been advising on cross-border deals with a China component since 1992. Prior to joining Vermilion, he was a Director at Batey Burn, a leading China advisory firm,  where he led the firm’s South China team and managed all investment projects in the region.

Kang Jun has been responsible for numerous transactions for multinational companies, as well as small and medium sized enterprises in various industries. He has established a number of wholly foreign-owned enterprises and led transaction teams on several acquisition/joint venture projects (including the acquisition of a Chinese listed company) in China. Kang Jun has a valuable network of relationships within the Chinese business community, as well as provincial and municipal officials in many of the government authorities.

Prior to joining Batey Burn in 1992, Kang Jun was an analyst at Shenzhen Securities and a project leader for Philips’ joint venture in Shenzhen. He was educated at Xi’an Jiaotong University, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in industrial management engineering, as well as a master degree from the Canada-China Joint MBA Program between University of Alberta and Xi’an Jiaotong University. He speaks fluent English.