Management Team

Managing Partner

Nick H. Laursen

Mr. Laursen is a Danish national and has been working and living in China for 9+ years. Mr. Laursen professional experience encompasses cross-border investment, expansion management, fund management, and finance. He has broad finance industry experience namely from 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. During his tenure at both Mandarin Hill Capital and IJK Capital, Mr. Laursen led the China expansion for multiple portfolio companies in industry 4.0, 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).

Managing Partner

Gerard van Swieten

Mr. van Swieten is a Dutch national and has been working and living in China/Asia for 12+ years. He has extensive experience in cross-border trade and investment, growth management, IP protection, contract negotiation, legal structuring and compliance.

Before founding LvS Partners, Mr. van Swieten was a partner at Mandarin Hill Capital and IJK Capital. 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. Prior to that, he served as Head of Legal of BRF SA for Asia, Europe and Africa after having worked as an attorney in Amsterdam at Clifford Chance and in Shanghai at HIL.

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.

Expansion Director

Huaisheng Shen

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.