Irene Liu



Irene Liu is a Principal in the Internet/Consumer team. She joined Apax Partners in 2009 and is based in China. Irene’s Apax deal experience includes SouFun, Tommy Hilfiger China, SoYoung International and Huarong.

Prior to joining Apax Partners, Irene was a member of Morgan Stanley's Mergers, Acquisitions and Restructuring Group in Hong Kong, where she advised clients on Asian M&A and financing transactions. Prior to that, she was a consultant at McKinsey & Company in US and China.

Irene holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, an MSc in Finance and Economics from London School of Economics, and a Bachelor of Arts in International Economics from Fudan University.

Living our values

"My parents spent their teenage years and twenties in China’s countryside, went to college in their thirties, later took on different jobs and managed to make it an exciting journey. 'We learn, adapt and grow' is the first lesson I had from my family. In an ever-changing world, 'choose right over easy' is another guiding principle that resonates with me: I believe that doing the right thing will lead to a much more rewarding and fulfilling life, not always, but eventually.”

Contact information

+852 2200 5813

Irene's Story

Irene was first attracted to Apax by its vigorous team discussions and pursuit of excellence in a collaborative culture. She continues to be inspired and humbled by the energising intellectual challenges, highly diverse and talented people, and the down to earth approach to create impact every day. It’s a privilege for her to work with some of the best entrepreneurs, executives and team members to make things happen and to cultivate impactful changes.