Meet the team

Get to know the professionals in our investment team and our board of directors 

Nicholas Yeo

Director and Head of Equities, China

Nicholas Yeo is the Head of China/Hong Kong Equities team at abrdn. Nicholas joined abrdn in 2000 via the acquisition of Murray Johnstone. He was seconded to the London Global Emerging Market team for two years where he covered EMEA and Latin American companies, before returning to the Asian Equities team in Singapore in March 2004. In March 2007, he transferred to Hong Kong to lead Chinese equity research. Nicholas holds a BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance from The University of Manchester and an MSc in Financial Mathematics from Warwick Business School. Nicholas is a CFA charterholder.

Elizabeth Kwik

Investment Manager

Elizabeth Kwik is an Investment Manager on the China/Hong Kong Equities Team at abrdn where she is responsible for researching the Consumer Discretionary, Automobiles & Components and Banking sectors. Elizabeth sits on the China A share and All China equity fund portfolio construction groups (pods). Elizabeth joined abrdn in 2013. Elizabeth holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the London School of Economics. She is a CFA charterholder.
Alec Jin

Alec Jin

Investment Director

Alec Jin is an Investment Director at abrdn. Alec joined the company in July 2018 from Standard Chartered Bank where he worked as a Director in Leveraged Finance team. Prior to that, he worked for Citibank in Technology, Media and Telecom Investment Banking team. Alec graduated with a BA in Business Administration from University of Michigan.

Joanne Cheng

Joanne Cheng

Investment Manager

Joanne Cheng is an Investment Manager at abrdn. Joanne joined the company in Apr 2021 from J.P. Morgan where she worked as an Equity Research Associate for Asia regional insurance sector. Prior to that, she worked for Fixed Income Structuring at J.P. Morgan. Joanne graduated with a B.Sc. in Mathematics Application in Finance and Economics from University of Toronto.

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Helen Green

Helen Green


Helen Green is a chartered accountant and has been employed by Saffery Champness , a top 20 firm of chartered accountants since 1984. She qualified as a chartered accountant in 1988, and became a partner in the London office in 1998. Since 2000 she has been based in the Guernsey office where she is a Client Liaison Director, responsible for trust and company administration. She is a director of CQS Natural Resources Growth and Income PLC, Landore Resources Limited and JP Morgan Global Core Real Assets Limited.

Mark Bridgeman

Non-Executive Director

Mark Bridgeman was appointed a Director on 1 August 2022. Until 2009, Mark had a 19 year executive career in fund management at Schroders plc, as an analyst, fund manager and latterly Global Head of Research. Previous roles at Schroders included Head of Pan European Research, Head of Global Sector Research and an Emerging Markets Fund Manager. He is currently a non-executive director of Utilico Emerging Markets Trust plc. He is Chairman of the Audit Committee.

Eleonore de Rochechouart

Non-Executive Director

Eleonore de Rochechouart is a partner of Res Familiaris LLP, a London based wealth and corporate management advisory boutique. Prior to joining Res Familiaris in 2010, Eleonore spent 20 years in the financial services industry as an economist, researcher and asset allocator in both the traditional and alternative investment arena. She started her career in 1992 at Dubin & Swieca Capital Management's branch in France, before joining Standard & Poor's Rating Agency in 1998. She was then appointed CIO of a French family office in 2003 before moving to London in 2010.

Anne Gilding

Non-Executive Director

Anne Gilding was appointed a Director on 9 November 2021 upon the completion of the combination with Aberdeen New Thai Investment Trust PLC, where she had been a director since October 2019. She is a non-executive director of Momentum Multi-Asset Value Trust plc, a senior adviser to Peregrine Communications, and she has also served a term as a trustee of an educational charity. She has over twenty five years' experience of developing and leading global communications, branding and marketing solutions for a broad range of companies including Impax Asset Management Group plc (where she gained valuable experience of ESG criteria), BMO (formerly F&C), GAM, Vernalis Group plc and UBS.

Sarah MacAulay

Senior Independent Director

Sarah MacAulay was appointed a Director on 9 November 2021 upon the completion of the combination with Aberdeen New Thai Investment Trust PLC, where she had been a director since January 2017. She is chairman of Schroder Asia Total Return Investment Company plc and JPMorgan Multi-Asset Growth and Income plc. She is also senior independent director on the board of Fidelity Japan Trust. Previously she was a director of Baring Asset Management (Asia) Limited in Hong Kong and Asian Investment Manager at Kleinwort Benson and Eagle Star in London. She has twenty years of Asian investment management experience in London and Hong Kong, managing and marketing investment portfolios across numerous jurisdictions. She is also a trustee of Glendower School Trust, an educational charitable trust.