Management Team

The company’s management team combines training and experience in a wide range of fields that are relevant to the company’s operations, alongside a comprehensive and unique acquaintance with the Chinese market.


Yarden (Jordan) Zilber, MBA, Managing Partner

Yarden Zilber established Sheng in 2002 and lived in China for 15 years before setting base in Canada. He was the first Israeli to complete an EMBA in the leading MBA school in China, CEIBS. He also has a B.S.c in Electronic Engineering from Tel-Aviv University and is a graduate of Harvard University & Tsinghua University mutual program in China Venture Capital and Private Equity Investments. Prior to Sheng, Yarden has held prominent positions in start-up hi-tech companies and in the Israeli Air Force.



Ilan Maor, MBA, Managing Partner

Ilan Maor served at the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs for more than 20 years, during which he headed the MFA Economic Department responsible for Asia, Pacific and CIS region and was head of the Israeli negotiating team with the OECD. Between 2001-2005 he served as the Consul General of Israel in Shanghai. In 2004, Ilan was the first (and only) Israeli diplomat to be listed among the “100 Most Influential People in Israel Economy” list, published by the leading economic magazine “The Marker”. Ilan Maor joined SHENG in 2007.  Ilan also serves as the Vice Chairman of the Israel – China & Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce. He holds an MBA from the Thames Valley University and a B.A. with honor from the Tel Aviv University. In March 2018, Ilan was the first Israeli to be nominated to the Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators of the Shanghai International Arbitration Center (



Shay Marcus, M.Sc., Partner

Shay holds an M.Sc. in life sciences form the Weizmann Institute of Science. Shay has extensive experience in international business development and entrepreneurship. Prior to joining Sheng, Shay was Chief Business Officer at Yeda, the commercial arm of the Weizmann Institute of Science, where he was responsible for all business development activities. Prior to that, he was VP Business Development and Marketing of one of Israel’s largest technological incubators, where he was involved in new investments and supporting the startups in business development activities.