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Industry Liaison

David Zhu

Program Director

ilo photoDavid Zhu has extensive experience in the technology and energy industries ranging from research and development, operations management, M&As and investments.

As a Program Director, Zhu manages the interactions and collaborations between MIT and companies worldwide to address challenges in technological innovations and business practices.

Previously, Zhu was a Managing Director at Maxis Capital. At Maxis, he worked with a number of Chinese and US companies and managed private equity investment opportunities in the technology, telecom, semiconductor and clean energy industries.

Before he was at Maxis Capital, Zhu was an Technology banker at Key Bank where he focused on mergers and acquisitions transactions in the software and financial technology areas. He has also held positions at Virtual Back Office Software Inc. and Kana Inc. in the Boston area where he managed software development and client engagements, and provided solutions to global companies.


Monmouth College, Monmouth, IL
B.A. degree in Computer Science and Physics

MIT Sloan School of Management, Cambridge, MA
M.B.A. degree in Leadership, Strategy and Finance


Phone: 617-253-0402
Fax: 617-253-0002
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Assistant:Stefanie Hanlon
Phone: 617-253-0413
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