Eric Zhang joined private equity firm General Atlantic as managing director and head of China, said Kara Brickman, spokeswoman, in an e-mail.
Mr. Zhang replaces Jeff Leng, who left the firm in 2015. Mr. Zhang will lead General Atlantic investments in growth companies in China.
He was previously a global partner and managing director at alternative investments firm The Carlyle Group. Brian Zhou, spokesman for Carlyle’s Asia business, declined to comment.