Alan Zhang

Junior Research Associate

“Continuous improvement is like reading 500 pages every day. It’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest.”


  • Joined Polen Capital: 2018
  • Education: B.S. in Mathematics/Economics from UCLA and M.S. in Operations Research from Columbia University.
  • Primary Responsibility: Supports the Emerging Markets Growth Team and is responsible for conducting secondary research and related projects, industry and company data aggregation, and ESG analysis
  • Special Interests: Spending time with family and friends, snowboarding, hiking.

Mr. Zhang joined Polen Capital Management in 2018. Mr. Zhang was previously a Data Engineer for the Polen Capital Analytics & Technology team before transitioning to the Emerging Markets Growth team in 2021. Prior to joining Polen Capital, Mr. Zhang was a product developer at FactSet Research Systems, designing, integrating, maintaining various data intensive components. Prior to receiving an M.S. from Columbia University, Mr. Zhang worked at as an analyst at Bank of China. Mr. Zhang received his B.S. in Mathematics/Economics from UCLA.

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