The author, Yefei Lu, grew up in Germany to Chinese parents until the age of 12, when he moved to the United States. He is a father of two and lives with his family in Germany.

As of December 31st, 2015, Mr. Lu was a portfolio manager at Shareholder Value Management AG, an investment company in Frankfurt, Germany that follows the principles of value investing. His main responsibility at the firm is for their international investments, where he has a particular expertise with European and Scandinavian companies. Prior to Shareholder Value Management AG, Mr. Lu worked for a single family investment office in Munich, Germany and for McKinsey & Company in Berlin, Germany.

Mr. Lu holds a B.A. with Honors from Stanford University in Palo Alto, USA and an MBA from London Business School in London, UK.