Leading GPs and LPs confirmed are
B.A., in Economics, National Taiwan University
M.S. Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Ph.D. program in Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Ph.D. program in Economics, National Taipei University
Certified securities analyst in R.O.C.
Vice Chairman, Financial Supervisory Commission (2016~2018)
President, Agricultural Bank of Taiwan (2015~2016)
President, Taiwan Academy of Banking and Finance (2012~2015)
Chief Economist, Citibank Taiwan Limited (2002~2012)
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Banking and Finance, National Chengchi University (2011)
Assistant Research Fellow, Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (1998~2002)
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison (1989~1990)
Research Assistant, Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research (1987~1988)
Chairman of Asia Pacific Industrial Analysis Association
Advisory Commissioner of Risk Management Committee for Chunghwa Post Co., Ltd.
Consultant, Council for Economic Planning and Development, Executive Yuan
Consultant, Taiwan Insurance Guaranty Fund
Consultant of the management and operation of Labor fund for Bureau of Labor Insurance, Ministry of Labor
Consultant, Public Service Pension Fund
Honored by Asia Money Magazine as “The Best Overall Economic Research Team of Taiwan’s Foreign Exchange Bank" from 2007-2010.
Fields of Special Expertise and Research Interests:
International Financial Market
Analysis in International Financial Market and Macroeconomics
Vincent Chang joined KPMG Taiwan in 2000 after moving back from Australia where he was educated and obtained most of his qualifications. Prior to his current role, Mr. Chang was an audit and tax manager in an Australian-based Chartered Accounting firm for more than five years.
With extensive experience in transaction services, Mr. Chang has effectively coordinated and completed a significant number of complex M&A projects, including Mitsui & Co.’s investment in Formosa Epitaxy Incorporation, TSRC Corporation’s acquisition of Dexco Polymers LP, Japan Display Inc.’s acquisition of Star World Technology, Crif SpA’s acquisition of China Credit Information Service, Yuanta Securities’ investment in TongYang Securities as well as Cathay Life Insurance’s acquisition of Conning Holdings Corporation, De Yu Co., Ltd. acquired McDonald’s Restaurant Taiwan. In addition, Mr. Chang has also involved in certain non-performing loan transactions for both multinationals and local clients.
Mr. Chen founded Delos Capital, a life sciences fund fostering development and collaboration of innovation globally, in 2014. Mr. Chen is the Managing Partner of Delos Capital.
Prior to establishing Delos Capital, Mr. Chen was a Partner and Co-Head of Asia at Permira, a European private equity firm with global reach and a total committed capital of approximately €33bn. While at Permira, Mr. Chen worked on a number of transactions including Asia Broadcast Satellite and Galaxy Entertainment Group.
Prior to joining Permira in 2008, Mr. Chen spent nine years in Investment Banking at Goldman Sachs, where he was a Managing Director and co-headed the General Industrials Group, Asia (excluding Japan) which covered consumer retail, healthcare, industrials and transportation sectors. Prior to that, Mr. Chen was a corporate finance lawyer with Davis Polk in New York and Hong Kong.
Mr. Chen holds Bachelor and Masters degrees from Harvard University, USA, and has a Juris Doctorate degree from Harvard Law School, USA.
Chen Ming-ming, founder and CEO of KKday, is not just a passionate independent traveler, but a continuously successful entrepreneur who carries big dreams, embraces challenges, and constantly breaks new ground.
Starting from 1999, Chen has been working in the online tourism industry for about 20 years. He was one of the founders of ezTravel, who contributed to the rise of local tour ecommerce. He was also the leader behind Startravel and ezfly during their IPOs. Repeatedly securing the competitive edge throughout the transformations of the tourism industry, Chen is no doubt one of the most visionary entrepreneurs on the market.
Forseeing the trend of “In-destination tours and activities,” Chen founded KKday in 2014, which offers a diverse selection of travel experiences from around the world, allowing travelers to delve deeper into the local culture, and making travelling more frictionless, effortless and spontaneous. KKday officially went online in January, 2015. Up to this date, it has become one of the biggest tours and activities platform in Asia with over 10,000 options from 500 cities in 80 countries worldwide.
Ms. Valerie Chen serves as a Vice President and the Head of the Alternative Investments of Fubon Life Insurance. She is responsible for managing the alternative investment portfolio, which includes private equity funds, hedge funds, and infrastructure funds. Prior to joining Fubon Life in 2014, Valerie spent her career at PineBridge Investments in Hong Kong, responsible for private equity funds and co-investments. Valerie received a BA in Economics from National Taiwan University and an MBA from University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.
Prior to joining Cherubic Ventures, Tina Cheung was the co-founder and CEO of EnvisionRecruit, a marketing platform that connects education institutions and students in emerging markets. In addition to being an entrepreneur, Ms. Cheng has also worked at large corporations such as Cisco, Yahoo, and Ogilvy & Mather, leading a variety of projects such as designing global sales compensation system, driving partnerships, and planning advertising campaigns for Fortune 500 companies. Tina holds an MBA degree from UCLA Anderson School of Business and a bachelor degree from the College of Communications at National Cheng-Chi University.
Edgar Chiu is the Managing Partner of SparkLabs Taipei, a Venture Capital with accelerator arm to help Taiwanese entrepreneurs go global. The mentorship-driven program targets startups in IoT (Internet of Things), Artificial Intelligence, VR/AR, mobile, fintech, healthcare, and other verticals.
He was previously the COO of Gogolook, developing partnerships in Japan, Korea, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia for the Whoscall app, a global caller ID service. Gogolook was subsequently acquired by Naver in 2013. Prior to Gogolook, Edgar worked at IBM and HP. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Quantitative Finance from National Tsing Hua University.
Lionel de Saint-Exupéry is the Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Standing Committee of the Board of CDIB Capital Group. He is also Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CDIB Capital International Corporation which he spearheaded in 2006. Prior to CDIB Capital, he was as a senior banker in the investment banking division of Lehman Brothers based in New York and London. During his investment banking career, he worked on more than US$45 billion of public and private transactions in M&A as well as Equity and Debt Capital Markets. His experience spans across a broad range of industries such as Consumer, Media, Technology, Financial Services and Industrial throughout North America, Europe and Asia. During those years, he advised leading private equity firms across a variety of leveraged buyout, trade sale and IPO transactions. Prior to Lehman Brothers, he was a member of the Global M&A practice of Booz-Allen & Hamilton in Europe. he sits on the Board of Directors of a number of the Group's subsidiaries as well as some of the Group's portfolio companies.
Sean Sehoon Ham joined EQT Partners' Investor Relations team in January 2016. Sean is a Managing Director and Head of Investor Relations Asia based in the Hong Kong office.
Prior to joining EQT Partners, Sean worked at The Blackstone Group in Hong Kong where he focused on investor coverage and business development. Before Blackstone, Sean was with UBS and Merrill Lynch where he focused on private funds placement. Sean was also with Cornerstone Equity Partners and Vogo private equity fund where he focused on leveraged buyout and growth capital investments.
Sean holds an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School, studied an M.S. in Business Administration from Seoul National University.
Ms. Hsu is a Partner of Cornell Capital, which she has been involved in since founding in 2013. She is involved in the sourcing, evaluation, execution and ownership of investments, including strategies for cross-border expansion. Ms. Hsu began her career at Goldman Sachs in the Investment Banking Division, where she divided her responsibilities between the Equity Capital Markets Group and Corporate Finance. She subsequently joined the Principal Investment Area in 2000, where she served as an Executive Director and invested in corporate opportunities in Asia and the U.S. She led the investment efforts in a number of successful deals in China including Focus Media Holding Limited, China Yurun Food Group Limited, and Mindray Medical. She was also heavily involved in the investments of C&M Communications in Korea and Japan Telecom in Japan. In 2006, she joined Mindray Medical International Limited as Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Board of Directors. She led Mindray through its NYSE IPO in 2006 and subsequently two overseas acquisitions in 2008 and 2013. She subsequently acted as the sole adviser Mindray on its private placement in 2016. Joyce remained a member of the board until March 2016. Prior to joining Cornell Capital, she was a partner at Zoyi Capital. Ms. Hsu received her B.S. in Business Administration from the University of California at Berkeley.
Ms. Hsu is based in the Hong Kong office.
Steve Hsu found TXA Private Board of Directors which is the largest Advisory Board organization in Taiwanand South East Asia/North East Asia region withrecords of over 250 board meetings in major cities in Asia. Mr. Hsu has nurtured over 600 startups with over 20 listed in Taiwan Stock Market. Mr. Hsu has over 20 years of experience on business consultant, corporate training, new business development, venture investment, and startupincubation.
City Univ. of New York, Baruch College, Master in Finance
Chairman of IRI (Innovation Research Institute)
Founder of TXA Private Board of Directors
Deputy Director General of Shanghai Univ. of Finance and Economic’s Taiwan Alumni Association
Director of Global Innovator and EntrepreneurAssociation
Startup Consultant of Taiwan Small and Medium Enterprise Administration
Mentor and Judge of Corning Future Innovator Contest
Investment Partner of France’s La French TechProgram
Judge of EU’s GNSS Satellite Application Contest
Judge of China Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition
Judge of Japan’s Silver Jewelry Designer Certification
Vice President of ICSB Global(International Council of Small Business)
Special Research Consultant and Sales Director of ITRI
Think Tank of SMEA of Minister of Economic Affairs
Senior Investment Consultant of Shanghai Friendly Consultant
General Manager of Aboutmedia Streaming Technology Corp.
- President, FCC Partners (2010~)
- Founding Chairman, Taiwan Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity Council (2009~)
- Over 30 years of experience in investment banking, led numerous transactions in Taiwan, China and Hong Kong, including IPO, secondary offering, private placement and M&A.
- Chairman, Taiwan Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity Council (MAPECT) (2009-2013)
- Polaris Financial Group – Vice Chairman & CEO of Greater China Investment Banking (2001-2010)
- GC Capital (Asia) – CEO (2000 - 2001)
- WI Harper Group – Vice Chairman and President (1998- 2000)
- Credit Lyonnais Securities Asia (CLSA) – Predident of Greater China Investment Banking (1994 -98)
- Jardine Fleming (Taiwan) Securities – Head of Taiwan Investment Banking (1988 -94)
- JP Morgan (New York) – Fixed-Income Division (1987-88)
- MBA, Stanford University (1987)
- China M&A Association, Deal of the Year 2008
- Award of Excellent Leadership, Taiwan Securities and Futures Industry Association (2007)
Dennis Kwan is the Regional Head of Asia Pacific and a member of the Global Leadership of MVision Private Equity Advisers. MVision is widely recognized as one of the leading private equity capital raising firms with a long-standing reputation for working with current and future market leaders across the globe, in both the developed and emerging markets.
At MVision, Dennis is involved in global origination as well as managing global fundraisings, and developing and maintaining investor relationships. He is an experienced private equity and infrastructure professional with a strong management consulting and restructuring experience in Asia and Europe.
Prior to joining MVision, Dennis spent seven years with Sumitomo Mitsui Trust (Hong Kong), a subsidiary of one of the largest trust banks in Japan. At Sumitomo Mitsui Trust, he focused on private equity and infrastructure fund investments. Prior to Sumitomo Mitsui Trust, he was a senior advisor at KPMG Business Advisory Practice, where he has led numerous restructuring, reorganization and performance improvement initiatives. Dennis also held various senior roles at Sony Corporation in both Asia and Europe.
Dennis received an MBA from Henley Business School, University of Reading and Bachelor of Commerce in Finance (With Distinction) from the University of Alberta. He is also a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.
Mr. Andrew Lee is the Executive Director of Alibaba’s Taiwan Entrepreneurs Fund Limited (the “Fund”). Mr. Lee supervises the operations of the Fund which focuses on venture investment in growth stage companies founded by Taiwanese entrepreneurs. The Fund was established in 2015 solely by Alibaba Group with a committed capital of US$300 million dollars.
Mr. Lee was the Chief Financial Offer of EnTie Commercial Bank (“EnTie Bank”), a publicly listed bank on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE: 2849) and a portfolio company in the Longreach Group-managed private equity fund. In his role as Chief Financial Officer at EnTie Bank from 2007 to 2015, he oversaw the strategic and organizational development, budgeting and reporting, human resources management, information technology services and integrated risk management, and helped turn around EnTie Bank into a modern and highly profitable bank in Taiwan. Mr. Lee served as the spokesman of EnTie Bank and as a member to its management committee, asset and liability management committee, risk committee, and personnel evaluation committee.
Prior to joining EnTie Bank, Mr. Lee was a vice president at the investment banking division of Lehman Brothers Inc., responsible for both the coverage of clients in Taiwan as well as the execution of capital markets and mergers and acquisitions (“M&A”) transactions. Mr. Lee completed various fund raising and M&A transactions for large Taiwanese enterprises in technology, media, telecom, and financial services industries. Mr. Lee also advised in various leveraged buyouts by international private equity firms.
Mr. Lee received his BA and MBA in finance from National Taiwan University.
Jamie started AppWorks. AppWorks is both the largest startup accelerator in Greater Southeast Asia (ASEAN + Taiwan) and one of the most active early-stage VCs in the region. AppWorks Accelerator, the renowned 6-month free accelerator program, admits 35 startups per batch from across the region and boasts 300 active startups and 860 founders in its alumni network. All AppWorks startups together have raised US$ 490 million and are valued at US$ 1.7 billion. They are generating US$ 1.9 billion in annual revenues, and most importantly, providing 7,209 jobs to this region. As a VC, AppWorks manages 2 funds at US$ 61M and is in the process of closing its $150M Find III. It invests in 10 deals a year, has 50 companies in its portfolio, including Lalamove, 17 Media, Carousell, 91APP, KKday, and Shopback.
Before becoming an investor, Jamie was a founder for 10 years. In 1999, he co-founded Hotcool.com, a pioneer in Taiwan's burgeoning e-commerce industry. After funding dried up post dotcom crash, Hotcool evolved into Intumit, a successful SaaS startup in natural language processing / AI / chatbot verticals. In 2006, Jamie co-founded travel startup Sosauce.com in New York. After Sosauce pivoted into Muse Games in 2009, Jamie moved back to Taipei to start a VC by founders for founders -- AppWorks.
Growing up, Jamie was a geek. He started coding and putting computers together since the age of 10. He received his BS in Engineering from National Taiwan University and MBA from NYU Stern. His blog, MR JAMIE, has provided inspirations to millions of readers in the venture community since 2009.
Besides AppWorks, Jamie has been active in contributing back to the community. He is the current Chairman of Taiwan Internet and E-commerce Association (TiEA), Taiwan’s leading trade organization for digital industry. He also serves as a Member at APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) among many other community leadership roles.
Dr. Richard Lu, Executive Director, Grand Victoria Hotel and Cambridge Asset Management
Dr. Lu is the Executive Director of Cambridge Asset Management, which is a Family Office for the Grand Victoria Group. Dr. Lu has over 15 years of investment management and industry experience. Cambridge Asset Management has an investment asset class focus of Alternative Investments and a sector focus on Global Healthcare.
Prior to joining the family business, Dr. Lu has extensive Biotech industry experience. He worked for Academia Sinica, conducting research projects on drug delivery as well as research projects with University of Cambridge and University of Tokyo. He also worked for Venture Capital, and was responsible with healthcare investments.
Dr. Lu holds a PhD in Bio-Engineering from the University of Cambridge where he was a Commonwealth Trust Scholar, a MEng from the University of Tokyo and BSc in Material Science from University of Singapore.
Martin Mok joined EQT Partners in December 2001 and is a Partner and Head of Asia, Mid Market.
Prior to joining EQT Partners, Martin was an Associate at the Principal Investment Area of Goldman Sachs (Asia) LLC in Hong Kong, responsible for making direct investments in Greater China.
Prior to joining Goldman Sachs in 1999, Martin was a management consultant with McKinsey & Co., Inc. in Hong Kong in 1997-1999.
Martin is a member of the Mid-Market Partners Investment Committee, the Greater China II Internal Investment Committee and the EQT Executive Committee.
Martin holds a Master of Arts Degree in Economics from Cambridge University.
Melanie Nan is the Senior Executive Vice President of CDIB Capital Group, and the Managing Director of CDIB Capital International Corporation.
Ms. Nan holds a Master of Science in Global Finance from New York University (Stern)/ The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and a Master of Laws from Soochow University. She is the member of the State Bar of California and Taipei Bar Association. Ms. Nan holds the Certificate of Biotech Industry Management Professional (Level 1) and Certificate in Patent Analysis.
Ms. Nan was previously the General Counsel of China Development Financial Holdings, and before that Senior Attorney of Lee and Li Attorneys-At-Law.
Sean is a seasoned business leader with more than 19 years work experience across a wide range of functions including finance, marketing, sales, services and general management. Sean's experience spans industries from information technology to finance, telecoms and medical Services. Sean joins Microsoft from Thomson Reuters, a WW leading content provider, where he was the site leader in charge of overall Taiwan business to help clients leverage high value content to conduct trading strategy, manage risk, meet compliance and go digitalization. Sean lead Thomson Reuters Taiwan’s transformation journey and won clients’ satisfaction as well as respect in two years. Before THOMSON REUTERS, Sean was International Data Corporation (IDC) General Manager of Taiwan and Hong Kong, also be assigned as executive director of IDC Greater China for financial industry and FinTech. In this role, Sean conducted numerous research and consulting projects. He and team not only provide professional, in-depth market analysis, but also high-value consulting strategy to IDC clients and grew 70% revenue by two and half years. Sean has given presentations at major events in ICT industry. In each presentation, he shares his views and insights on the corresponding focus areas and be recognized as thought leader in market. Sean has over 11 years experience in IT industry. He has worked at Hewlett-Packard Taiwan as Sales Director and over-achieved his targets 3 years in succession and was recognized as one of the top performer across the AP region. Before that, he worked as service business manager for Cisco Taiwan and north Asia for 3 years; he also worked as account manager in EMC for 4 years. Sean started his career as programming trader, hedge fund manager and industry analysis in Polaris securities group in 1996 to 2001.
Sean graduated from National Chiao Tung University, major in Computer Science and obtained MBA with major of Management Information System / Financial Engineering from the same school.
Jun Qian is Schroder Adveq’s Head of Investments China and General Manager of Schroder Adveq Investment Management (Beijing) Co., Ltd. He and his team are responsible for all investments in the region.
Before joining Schroder Adveq in 2015, Jun was a Director at Capital Dynamics China in Shanghai, China. From 2010 to 2013 he was a Partner at Diligence Capital, a private equity fund of fund in Beijing, China. Prior to that, he worked as Project Manager in the Competence Centre Investor Support at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants in Shanghai from 2007 to 2008. Before that, he worked in different positions for KPMG in Beijing and in Berlin/Frankfurt. Jun started his career as China Division Assistant Manager and Nylon Division Manager at UBE Industries, Shanghai.
Jun holds a Master of Economics & Management Science from the Humboldt-University in Berlin, Germany and a double Bachelor of Science & Technology Foreign Affairs and Environmental Engineering from the Shanghai University, China.
Tetsuya TABATA joined Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank (Japan) in 2004 ,and is currently based in HK, responsible for Private Equity/Infrastructure investments on a global basis. Mr. Tabata was transferred to Hong Kong Office in 2013. Prior to that, Mr. Tabata was responsible for private equity/infrastructure investments for 5 years in Tokyo. Before joining the private equity team, he worked in credit supervision (securitized debt products in US) and global credit portfolio management. Mr. Tabata received a Bachelor of political science from Waseda University.
Yinglan Tan founded Insignia Venture Partners in 2017, an early stage technology venture fund focusing on Southeast Asia and has partnered with regional champions like Carro Payfazz, Cohive, Janio and Logivan amongst others. Prior to founding Insignia Venture Partners, Mr. Tan was Sequoia Capital’s first hire and Venture Partner in Southeast Asia. He sourced multiple investment opportunities for Sequoia including Tokopedia, Go-jek, Traveloka, Carousell and Appier (where he represented Sequoia on the board). He had also been a member of the elite Singapore Administrative Service, where he served in a variety of positions in the Prime Minister’s Office (where he was part of a team that managed a S$360 million fund for innovation and enterprise), Ministry of Trade and Industry and Ministry of Defence. He was also the founding Director of 3i Venturelab China, a jointventure between private equity firm 3i (LSE:III) and INSEAD.
Mr. Tan has been named as a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader (2012 – 2017), a WEF Technology Pioneer Selection Committee Panel (2015-2017), Eisenhower Fellow - Innovation Program (2018), Top “40 leaders under 40” by Prestige Magazine (2015), Milken Institute Young Leaders Circle (2016), one of 100 Leaders of Tomorrow by the St Gallen Symposium (2010), 100 Global Thinkers (2011) by think-tank Lo Spazio della Politica, a World Cities Summit Young Leader (2014), a WEF Global Agenda Council member on Fostering Entrepreneurship (2011-2013) and a Kauffman Fellow. He also serves on the
Singapore Government’s Pro Enterprise Panel and the Committee on the Future Economy's Sub-Committee on Future Corporate Capabilities and Innovation. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor at National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University. He is also a Strategic Research Innovation Fund Investment Committee Member at Nanyang Technology University, advisory board member at Duke University CE, author of 3 books - The Way Of the VC (Wiley, 2009), Chinnovation (Wiley 2010) and textbook New Venture Creation - An Asian Perspective (Mcgraw Hill 2011). He was educated at Harvard, Stanford and Carnegie Mellon.
Hamilton Tang is a Managing Director of CDIB Capital International Corp. Prior to joining he served as the group Chief Executive Officer of Simon Murray & Company and Managing Partner of SMC Capital China ("SMC"), a Greater China focused investment management firm in private equity, long only funds, hedge funds, fixed income, and other direct investments. Prior to that, his background includes appointments as co-CEO of a regional entertainment company and Vice President at Morgan Stanley investment banking division in New York and Hong Kong.
He received a JD-MBA from Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School, and an undergraduate degree from Harvard College.
Andy Tsai is Partner at StepStone Group, a global private markets specialist that currently over US$120 billion of private capital allocations, including over US$232 billion of assets under management. StepStone provides customized investment, portfolio monitoring, and advisory solutions to some of the most sophisticated investors in the world. We cover the spectrum of opportunities in private markets and focus on providing highly responsive and collaborative client service.
Prior to joining StepStone, Mr. Tsai was Head of Alternative Investment of Cathay Life Insurance Company and responsible for managing portfolio across private equity and hedge funds globally, and evaluated direct investment and venture capital funds in Taiwan.
Mr. Tsai holds a BA from the National Taiwan University and an MS from the National Taipei University.
Jim Tsao is Chairman and Head of China and based in Permira's Shanghai office. He has worked on a number of transactions including Grobest.
Prior to joining Permira, Jim was Partner, in charge of China, for Unitas Capital (formerly known as JP Morgan Partners Asia) for more than 10 years.
Before that, Jim had a distinguished career in the food and beverage industry. He was the CEO of the Hong Kong listed Lam Soon Group and Managing Director for Asia at Lion Nathan, the leading brewer conglomerate in Australia and New Zealand.
He holds an MBA from the University of Chicago, USA and is an Economics graduate of the National Taiwan University.
Jackey is a Venture Partner of 500 Startups. After graduating from UC Berkeley Engineering, Jackey worked at Atmel and Microsoft in marketing and supply chain management, and founded several startups. She founded companies that tackled tough problems faced by our society – including modernizing hospital care and programming education. She launched Tickle app, the first programming platform for IoT that has inspired and empowered millions of young minds to program the real world. On the VC/accelerator side, Jackey co-founded the largest and the most successful accelerator in Taiwan – AppWorks, showing her aspiration to develop a better startup ecosystem.
Mingchen Xia is a Managing Director on Hamilton Lane’s Fund Investment Team, based in the firm’s Hong Kong office.
Prior to joining Hamilton Lane in 2014, Mr. Xia was a Senior Fund Manager at Tokio Marine Asset Management in Japan, where he was responsible for private equity fund investment globally. Previously, he worked at Mitsubishi UFJ Securities and Mizuho Securities.
Mr. Xia received an M.B.A. from Hitotsubashi University and a bachelor’s degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
Kang Xu joined KKR in 2013 and is a member of the firm's private equity team. Mr. Xu played a significant role in KKR's investment in Cue & Co and Gambol Pet Group, and is currently a board member of Cue & Co. He has also worked on a number of KKR’s portfolio companies including Sunner Development, United Envirotech and Asia Dairy. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Xu was with The Blackstone Group’s mergers & acquisitions advisory team in Hong Kong, where he worked on multiple cross-border transactions. Prior to Blackstone, Mr. Xu worked for McKinsey & Company in its Shanghai and Frankfurt offices. Mr. Xu holds a B.A. in Economics from Nanjing University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Rebecca Yang heads the Alternative Investment program for Taiwan Life Insurance, a member of CTBC Financial Holding Group. Ms. Yang starts her career in corporate banking and principal investment at CTBC and been with the group over 15 years.
Taiwan Life as a leading institution investor, the alternative program started in 2012 with AUM over US$ 2 billion. Ms. Yang builds up the internal infrastructure system and leads the portfolio construction and commitment allocation across multi asset classes including corporate PE, secondary, credit, infrastructure, VC, public equity mandates and other alternative investments.
Ms Yang received her BA in Business Administration from National Chengchi University in Taiwan and MBA from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey in US.
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Kathy Young is EVP at CDIB Capital Group (CCG) and President of both CDIB Capital Management and CDIB Venture Capital, overseeing venture capital investments in Greater China. Since CCG shifted its focus to asset management by raising VC/ PE funds, Kathy has served as President of the company’s fund manager for the Greater China market and led the team in launching eight funds within five years. Kathy joined CDIB in 1990 focusing on direct investment. She has spearheaded principal investment and portfolio management and was assigned to be CFO of Taipei 101 on behalf of CDIB in 1998-2000. She laid the foundation for the former's financial and management systems upon its establishment during her tenure. With a solid investment track record, she also sat on the board of several portfolio companies, assisting their business development and IPO, and therefore built an extensive corporate relationship network.
Kathy Young holds a BBA from National Chengchi University (NCCU) and MBA from Kansas State University. She also completed the Business Administration Executive Program (BAEP) at NCCU.
Mr. Richard Zhang is the Chief Investment and Financing Officer of Full Truck Alliance (“FTA”), the merged entity of Truck Alliance and YMM, and the Executive President and CFO of Truck Alliance. Richard is a veteran of the financial industry with over 14 years’ experience as an investment banker, who led over $100bn financing and cross boarder M&A transactions. Prior to joining Truck Alliance, he was the Managing Director and Head of Asia General Industrials Investment Banking of Bank of America Merrill. Richard received his MBA degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He also holds a Master degree in Accounting and Mathematics, and Dual-Bachelor degrees in Accounting and Mathematics with honors from University of Waterloo in Canada. He is a CFA Charterholder and a CPA.
Since joining Ping An in 2013, she has been focusing on building up overseas investment platform for Life insurance asset, including both public and private equity investments.
Prior to joining Ping An, Lili worked for six years at Sun Life Insurance Company of Canada in Toronto headquarter, where she was responsible for managing insurance asset and fund investments in international markets, especially European and Asian area.
Lili is a CFA charter holder and she holds an MA in Economics from Concordia University in Canada and a BA in Finance from Dalian Maritime University in China.
Vivian Zheng is a Partner at Advantage Partners, a mid-market buyout fund manager founded in Japan 25 years ago. As firm’s Greater China head, she has been leading the investment activities in the region and have made buyout investments in F&B, packaged food, kids education, and modern services industries, etc.
She has over 20 years of experience in private equity investment, management consultancy, and corporate management. Prior to joining the Advantage Partners, she was a Managing Director at PineBridge Investments (former AIG Investments), where she led the China PE investments in automotive, luxury retail, entertainment, and education industries. In addition, she has been serving on the board of Minth Auto Group (a leading global automotive supplier) and Fufeng Group (a leading corn-based fermentation bio chemical company), both of which are listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange main board.
Before joining PineBridge, Ms. Zheng was a senior partner at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants and a Principal with the Boston Consulting Group for more than 12 years. Being a pioneer in China's management consulting industry from mid 90’s, Ms. Zheng has extensive experience in strategy development, organizational restructuring, brand management, global sourcing, JV strategy, and post-merger integration.
Ms. Zheng also served as Group Vice President and President of Brilliance Auto Group Sales Company, leading the company’s restructuring as an outgrowth of her engagement as a consultant at BCG. She started her career in the computer industry in China and the US in the early 90's.