Mr. Ai is a Principal in the Ares SSG Group. Prior to joining Ares in 2020, Mr. Ai was a Director at SSG Group, where he focused on sourcing, identifying, assessing and executing investment opportunities in Greater China. Previously, Mr. Ai was a Vice President at PAG, where he focused on real estate investment opportunities in China. In addition, Mr. Ai was an Executive Director at Goldman Sachs, where he focused on real estate investment banking transactions. Mr. Ai holds a B.E from Tongji University in Computer Science and a M.Sc. from Columbia University in Engineering Management.