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Dr. LEE is currently the Deputy Executive Director of the Taiwan WTO and RTA Center, CIER. He is also an independent director of the board of the Fubon Financial Holdings. Until 2020 Dr. Lee served as a member of the Advisory Committee of Taiwan Mainland Affairs Council.
Dr. LEE specialized in trade policy, regional integration, WTO, services trade, non-tariff measures and digital trade. He is policy advisor for Taiwan’s trade policy and negotiations and serves as capital-based expert for WTO and APEC meetings since 2012. In other capacities, Dr. Lee is a frequent column writer on liberalization policy for major newspapers in Taiwan.
- President, KPMG Deal Advisory Limited
- Deputy Head of Advisory, KPMG Taiwan
- Partner, KPMG Deal Advisory Limited
- Partner, KPMGAssurance Services Co., Ltd.
- Head of Private Equity Line of Business, KPMGTaiwan
Education and qualifications
- Chartered Accountant, Australia and New Zealand, Certified Public Accountant in Taiwan, Certified Internal Auditor in Taiwan
- Master of Business majoring in Accounting, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
- Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting & Information System, University of New South Wales, Australia
- Certified Deal Maker in China
- KPMG global leadership programme
- Adjunct Professor at Graduate Institute of Management, National Taiwan Normal University
- Vincent 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, Vincent was an audit and tax manager in an Australian-based Chartered Accounting firm for more than five years.
- With extensive experience in transaction services, Vincent has effectively coordinated and completed a significant number of complex M&A projects. Selected recent deals include De Yu acquiring McDonald’s Restaurant Taiwan, Hitachi’s acquisition of YungtayEngineering Co., Ltd., Uni-President’s acquisition of WoongjinFoods Co. Ltd. in Korea, BlackRock’s acquisition of solar plants from J&V Energy Technology Co., Ltd.and New Green Power, Cool Japan Fund’s investment in KKday, Rakuten’s acquisition of LamigoMonkeys, Hakuhodo’sacquisition of GrowwwMedia Co., Ltd., and Johnson’s investment in Fuji Medical Instruments MfgCo., Ltd.
- In addition, Vincent has also involved in certain non-performing loan transactions for both multinationals and local clients.
Sector and Industry experience
- Financial Advisoryand M&A services
- Manufacturing, IT, Financial services, Retail
Mark Chiba is Group Chairman and Partner of The Longreach Group. The Longreach Group is an established independent private equity firm with offices in Hong Kong and Tokyo. The firm focuses on Japan and related Greater China control buyouts in the mature industrial and technology, consumer, business services and financial services sectors. The firm manages three Funds which have accumulated approximately US$2.1 billion of committed limited partner and co-investment capital.
Mark co-founded The Longreach Group in late 2003. Mark's lead responsibilities at Longreach include firm management, senior relationship driven deal sourcing and execution, investments in the financial services sector, and building the firm's capital base and global networks.
Before co-founding Longreach, Mark served as Chief Executive Officer and President of UBS Securities Japan, Chairman of the Asia-Pacific Investment Banking Management Committee, Head of Japan Investment Banking and as a member of the UBS Global Investment Bank Board. Previous to this role in Japan, Mark headed the UBS Asia-Pacific Financial Institutions Group.
Mark is an Australian citizen, resident in Hong Kong. He holds First Class Honours degrees in Economics (University of Melbourne) and Law (University of Sydney). Mark is a Rhodes Scholar with a Master of Philosophy degree in International Relations (with Distinction) from Oxford University.
William Ho is the President of CDIB Capital Group. Before joining the group, he was with WE Solutions Limited, CVC Asia Pacific Limited, Citicorp China Investment Management Limited, and Union Bank of Switzerland, among other transnational investment institutions and banks. William, a veteran fundraiser and investor, has accumulated over 25 years of experience in private equity investment. During his tenure at CVC Asia, he raised over US$10bn and sealed over 100 deals in technology, retail, education, healthcare, and industrials.
William holds an MBA from the University of British Columbia.
President, FCC Partners (2010~)
CEO, Tunghai Industry Smart-Transformation Center(2018~)
Co-Founder, NTPC-AWS Joint Innovation Center (2018~)
Founding Chairman, Taiwan Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity Council (2009~)
Executive Director, Asia Pacific M&A Council (2016~)
Founder, SmartGate (2020~)
Over 30 years of experience in investment banking, led numerous transactions in Taiwan, China and Hong Kong, including IPO, secondary offering, private placement and M&A.
Chairman, Taiwan Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity Council (MAPECT) (2009-2013)
Polaris Financial Group – Vice Chairman & CEO of Greater China Investment Banking (2001-2010)
GC Capital (Asia) – CEO (2000 - 2001)
WI Harper Group – Vice Chairman and President (1998- 2000)
Credit Lyonnais Securities Asia (CLSA) – President of Greater China Investment Banking (1994 -98)
Jardine Fleming (Taiwan) Securities – Head of Taiwan Investment Banking (1988 -94)
JP Morgan (New York) – Fixed-Income Division (1987-88)
MBA, Stanford University (1987)
China M&A Association, Deal of the Year 2008
Award of Excellent Leadership, Taiwan Securities and Futures Industry Association (2007)
Jamie now serves as Chairman & Partner at AppWorks, the largest startup accelerator in Greater Southeast Asia (ASEAN + Taiwan) and one of the most active VC investors in the region, as well as President at Taiwan Mobile, a leading telecom & technology group in Taiwan. AppWorks, founded by Jamie in 2009, offers a renowned free accelerator program that admits 35 AI / blockchain startups twice a year. As a VC, AppWorks manages 3 funds at US$ 170M. Its portfolio includes Lalamove, 17 Media, Carousell, 91APP, KKday, and ShopBack. Besides AppWorks, Taiwan Mobile group also services 7.2 million monthly active mobile subscribers, operates Taiwan’s largest online retail shop, momo, with US$1.4 billion in annual revenue, and brings cable TV & broadband to 1.7 million households.
Before AppWorks, Jamie was a startup 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 natural language processing & chatbot SaaS startup. In 2006, Jamie co-founded travel startup Sosauce.com in New York. After Sosauce pivoted into Muse Games in 2009, Jamie moved back to Taiwan 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 an MBA from NYU Stern. His blog, MR JAMIE, has provided inspiration to millions of readers in the startup community since 2009.
Jamie has been active in contributing back to the global community. He serves as a Member at the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) among many other community leadership roles.
Susan joined the CDIB Principal Investment Department in 1999. She has over 20 years of expertise in venture capital and private equity investment. In 2018, Susan participated in the establishment of CDIB Capital Growth Partners L.P. and raised NT$4.54bn. She is currently the managing director of CDIB Capital Growth Partners L.P. and leads the investment team in the identification of potential investment and M&A opportunities. Prior to joining CDIB, Susan worked for Philips Taiwan as a product manager.
Susan holds a Master of Technology degree from National Chiao Tung University. She is a board member of Wendell Industrial, Lightel Technologies, iCHEF, as well as a supervisor for General Life Biotechnology. In the past, she served as a board member of Win Semiconductor, Aspeed, Anpec Electronics, Chipbond Technology and WinMate.
Gordon Shaw is co-founder and Managing Director of Baring Private Equity Asia, a pan-Asian private equity firm that advises on USD10 billion of assets under management. Mr. Shaw was previously Director at AIG Investment Corp (Asia) Ltd., as well as head of Equity Investments at Nan Shan Life Insurance in Taiwan. Prior to that, he was Senior Design Engineer at Schlumberger Technologies in San Jose, California. Mr. Shaw holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an MBA from Columbia University.Speaker bio coming soon
Kyle Shaw is the founder and managing partner of ShawKwei & Partners, a private equity fund manager based in Hong Kong and Singapore investing in Asian advanced manufacturing and service industries. ShawKwei is actively involved in managing portfolio companies and has specialist operating skills in areas such as revenue growth, margin expansion, and capital efficiency.
Kyle has managed investment portfolios starting in 1990 with Security Pacific National Bank in Hong Kong, then in 1993 with the Tudor Investment Group in Shanghai, and in 1998 establishing ShawKwei & Partners. Prior to private equity, Kyle worked in the oil industry with Union Texas Petroleum in Houston and Tidewater in Louisiana and Singapore. During his private equity career, Kyle has served on the board of directors of numerous companies in China, Southeast Asia, and Taiwan including Flextronics, China Fangda Group, YongLe Tape, Amos Holdings, and Beyonics.
Kyle received an MBA degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1987 and a BS Commerce from the University of Virginia in 1983. He studied Mandarin Chinese at Taiwan’s National Normal University Language Institute for foreign students in 1985, and has lived over 30 years in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore and Taiwan.
Cecilia Tang joined LINE as Head of Corporate Strategy of LINE Taiwan in September 2015. She is primary overseeing corporate strategy planning, new business development, business insights, partnership management including startup sponsoring and investment & post-investment management.
Started from 2017, Cecilia was been appointed as Board of Director and leadership role of affiliate companies.
Prior joining to LINE, she was Head of Strategic Planning for AIG China and AVP of Consumer Insurance Partner Distribution. In that capacity she managed and advised on numerous corporate projects and strategic engagements- Shared Service Center, China Contact Center, Geographic Expansion- receive the license approval for provincial branch, and established Joint-Venture insurance sales and service company with PICC Group. Moreover, Cecilia was also leading the AIG Corporate Social Responsibilities project with variety of Road Safety initiatives in China.
Cecilia has extensive experience in the financial services industry. Prior joining AIG, Cecilia worked in an American-based Global Private Equity Firm, Consumer Financing Institutions and a Global Investment Management Firm. She has lived and worked in the U.S., North Asia and Greater China.
Cecilia holds Bachelor of Science degree in both Financial Management and Industrial & Operations Management from the University of North Carolina and an MBA from Seoul National University.
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.
Alex is a Managing Director and Head of the Buyout Group at CDIB Capital. Prior to joining, he was the Founder and Managing Partner of Rivendell Partners, a mid-market buyout firm in Greater China. Prior to that, Alex was a 20-year veteran of the Carlyle Group, where he served as Managing Director and invested in buyout transactions across a range of industries in Greater China, including telecom, media, financial services, business services, and industrial manufacturing. Alex has also worked as part of Carlyle's U.S. Real Estate Group before joining Carlyle in Asia.
Prior to Carlyle, Alex was an investment banker with CIBC Oppenheimer, where he focused on a variety of industries, including telecom and healthcare. Prior to that, Alex worked in both the Acquisition and Asset Management groups of Colony Capital, a global real estate private equity firm.
Alex received his MBA from the Anderson School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles. He received a Master Degree in Real Estate Development from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles.