Leading GPs and LPs confirmed are
•LL.B., National Chengchi University
•LL.M., National Taiwan University
•LL.D., National Chengchi University
•Director General, Department of Legal Affairs, Ministry of Justice, R.O.C. (Taiwan)
•Chairperson of Legal Affairs Committee & concurrently Chairperson of Petitions and Appeals Committee, Executive Yuan, R.O.C. (Taiwan)
•Deputy Secretary-General, Executive Yuan, R.O.C. (Taiwan)
•Secretary-General, Tainan City Government, R.O.C. (Taiwan)
•Secretary-General, Executive Yuan, R.O.C. (Taiwan)
•Associate Professor, Department of Law, Chinese Culture University
Current Position and Organization
•Minister without Portfolio, Executive Yuan & concurrently Minister, National Development Council, R.O.C. (Taiwan)
Sophia Cheng is the Chief Investment Officer of Cathay Financial Holdings and also teaches in the Department of Intl Business of National Taiwan University. Sophia has 25 years of experience in research and investment with last position acting as Chairman and head of research of Merrill Lynch Taiwan.
Sophia is highly regarded by the government. She is well known for her work in financial sector research and her proactive participation in forming government policies. Sophia has been appointed as Government Affairs Consultant of Executive Yuan and Advisory Committee Member of National Development Council since 2012 and 2015, respectively. Sophia also acts as the Fellow of Asia Pacific Industrial Analysis Association (APIAA) and Board of Director of the Taiwan M&A and Private Equity Council (MAPECT). In the recent years, she has also been actively promoting Corporate Sustainability and Social Responsible Investment in Taiwan. Sophia has been selected as Asia’s Top Sustainability Superwomen in September 2019 and also appointed as Chair of Asia Investor Group on Climate Change (AIGCC) in November 2018.
Sophia holds Master of Science degree in finance-banking from Golden Gate University, San Francisco, California, USA and a bachelor degree in Atmospheric Sciences from National Taiwan University.
Jeff joined the Vertex group (祥峰控股集團) in 1995. He has over 20 years of venture capital investment and fundraising experiences with proven track records.
Prior to joining Vertex, he was Vice President of WK Technology Fund (普訊創投), a leading venture capital firm in Taiwan. He also co-founded a US$50M fund for C Squared Venture Capital (創義投資) in Greater China. Earlier in his career, Jeff was Vice President of Alexander Proudfoot (英商保富顧問公司), responsible for business development in Taiwan.
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.
Tina is the Managing Partner at Cherubic Ventures, an early-stage VC fund with over 100 investments in Greater China and the US. Some of the fund’s notable investments include Flexport, Calm, Hims, Pinkoi, Wish.com, . At Cherubic, Tina is in charge of investments and spearheading cross-border portfolio management and initiatives. Prior to joining Cherubic Ventures, Tina worked at tech firms including Yahoo! and Cisco, and later moved back to Asia to co-found a company that connects students in emerging markets with education institutions around the world. Tina holds an MBA degree from UCLA Anderson School of Management.
Lionel de Saint-Exupéry is the Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Investment Committee, 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 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 buyouts, trade sales and IPO transactions. Prior to Lehman Brothers, he was a member of the Global M&A practice of Booz-Allen & Hamilton. Lionel sits on the Board of Directors of a number of the Group’s subsidiaries as well as some of the Group’s portfolio companies. He is a trustee of the Saint-Exupéry Youth Foundation and a member of the Pan Asia Chapter of the Young President Organization (“YPO”).
Lionel holds an MBA with Distinctions from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business and a BS in Finance & Entrepreneurship from France’s HEC School of Management.
Fu Wei has over 14 years of private equity experience. Before founding CBC in early 2014, he was most recently the General Manager of Far East Horizon’s Investments Group, where he recruited and managed over 12 investment professionals and invested over $120 million in various sectors. Prior to joining Far East Horizon, he was the head of Beijing office and partner at Themes Investment, managing over $200mm. At Themes, Fu Wei sourced and successfully led the execution of $110 million buyout of an environmental company, one of the largest buyouts in China environmental sector. Beijing Enterprise recently announced the acquisition of this company. He was one of the earliest private equity professionals in China when he joined Temasek in 2004, and participated in over $2 billion private equity investments ranging from financial institutions, real estate, consumer to TMT. He later joined Macquarie Group, Standard Chartered Bank and Goldman Sachs with a focus on infrastructure, environment and utility sectors.
Fu Wei graduated from Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University with a first class honors degree in Electrical Engineering and a minor in Business Administration. He is a scholar of Singapore's Ministry of Education. Fu Wei is a holder of the prestigious YPO membership (only available to individuals holding the top position of a qualifying company).
Pamela Fung is an Executive Director for Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners Private Equity Fund of Funds group, and leads AIP's Asian investment activities. She has 15 years of industry experience. Prior to AIP, Pamela was a consultant with McKinsey's corporate finance practice in Hong Kong; she has also worked for Monitor Group and Lehman Brothers. Pamela has Business and Law degrees (first class honors) from the University of Hong Kong and an M.B.A. with honors from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
James has participated in the establishment of CDIB Capital Healthcare Ventures since 2012. He is in charge of investment and management of the fund portfolio.
James has a bachelor's degree from Department of Industrial Engineering of National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan and a master degree in Accounting from U. of Missouri - Columbia, US. He worked at KPMG as a senior auditor for nearly two years and has a CPA license in Taiwan. He used to be investment manager at Central Investment Holding. He then served as senior vice president of China Trust Venture Capital. In 2004, he became the senior vice president at CDIB. Overall, he has around 25 years of investment experience in venture capital sector.
James was a director / supervisor for TWi, JHL, Sharehope Medicine , Chunghwa Chemical Synthesis & Biotech, Synermore Biologics, Taiwan RT-Mart , Axiomtek, Acme Electronics ,etc.
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 to Mindray on its US delisting in 2015 and 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.
Mr. Huang is Head of Private Equity for Greater China and Korea for Blackstone. Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Huang was previously a Managing Director for China investments in Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia, and also worked in investment banking for Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch in New York and Hong Kong. Mr. Huang received a B.A. from Yale University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
James Huang is Founding Managing Partner of Panacea Healthcare Venture Capital (RMB 615m Fund & USD180.5m Fund). He has devoted his passion、diligence、intelligence and loyalty into life science and investment industry over 30 years. He is a successful entrepreneur、investor and an opinion leader in Venture Capital healthcare sector in China. Panacea Venture is focusing on investments in innovative and transformative early and growth stage healthcare and life sciences companies worldwide.
James Huang is also managing partner of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers China. He joined the firm in 2011 and focuses on the firm’s life sciences practice. His main investment interests are innovation around China’s growing healthcare markets and helping entrepreneurs build companies. James has made more than 15 investments in China since 2007.
Prior to that, James was a Managing Partner at Vivo Ventures, a Venture Capital firm specializing in life sciences investments. While at Vivo, James led numerous investments in China. Before joining Vivo in 2007, James was president of Anesiva, a biopharmaceutical company focused on pain-management treatments. During his 20-year career in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry, he also held senior roles in business development, sales, marketing and R&D with Tularik Inc. (acquired by Amgen), GlaxoSmithKline LLC, Bristol-Meyers Squibb and ALZA Corp. (acquired by Johnson & Johnson).
James is Chairman of Board at Kindstar Global, JHL Biotech and XW Laboratory and Director at GenScript, ChiralQuest, Zenesis, CVie Therapeutics, CASI and Omni Pharmaceuticals.
James received an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a B.S. degree in chemical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.
Anthony has worked for Macquarie since 2002 across Europe, Australia and Asia. In that time Anthony has worked for both the Macquarie Capital and Macquarie Asset Management divisions of the group.
Anthony is a Division Director within the IEG division of Macquarie Capital where he is responsible for originating and executing investments in the clean energy sector across Asia Pacific.
Anthony has experience across a range of sectors including renewable and thermal energy, utilities, waste, transport infrastructure and industrials. Anthony has 17 years’ experience in banking and finance including positions of the board of directors of offshore wind, onshore wind, biomass, waste to energy and solar businesses.
Anthony was previously on the Investment Committee of UK Climate Investments LLP.
Anthony has degrees in mechanical engineering and science from the University of Western Australia and a PhD from the University of Cambridge.
Doctor of Philosophy（Economics）,University California San Diego
Chief Economist of CTBC Financial Holding Co.
Chairman of Chinese Taipei Pacific Economic Cooperation Committee
Executive Director, CTAPEC Study Center
President of Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER)
Professor of Department of Economics, National Taiwan University
Director of Taipei Exchange
Monetary Financial Policy, Economic Policy Analysis, Macroeconomic Analysis, Econometrics
Edmond Ng is Founder and Managing Partner at Axiom Asia (www.axiomasia.com) which manages over US$5.0 billion in private equity strategies focused on funds in Asia.
Edmond is responsible for Axiom’s investments in China, South Korea and regional funds. Edmond has 21 years of PE experience over 18 of which were in Asia.
Prior to founding Axiom Asia in 2006, Edmond's PE experience was gained principally at GIC SI. During his seven-and-a-half-year tenure at GIC SI, Edmond had diverse PE experience, working in the company's Singapore, San Francisco, Hong Kong and Beijing offices. He has experience in both fund and direct investments, and has worked on transactions in the U.S, Thailand, Indonesia, China, Taiwan and Australia.
Edmond has a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Columbia University and a Master of Science in Management Science & Engineering from Stanford University.
Edmond reads and writes English and Chinese, and speaks several Chinese dialects.
Sam Robinson is Managing Partner of North-East Private Equity Asia, which focuses on Asia private equity funds. Mr. Robinson is based in Singapore and has worked in private equity since 1998, initially joining Schroder Ventures in the UK. In 2001, he was one of the founder members of SVG Advisers, a fund of funds business, where he managed the global investment team. SVG Advisers was acquired by Aberdeen Asset Management in 2013, whereupon Mr. Robinson became Head of Asia Private Equity Fund Investment until his departure in 2015.
Hamilton is a Managing Director of CDIB Capital. 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 UA Cinema (Hong Kong) 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.
Kok Leong Toh is part of the Asian Private Infrastructure business unit, based in Singapore.
He has been with partners Group since 2011. Prior to joining Partners Group, he worked at CIMB Bank.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Singapore Management University. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.
He currently serves on the board of directors of Formosa Solar Renewable Power, a solar platform established to build solar power plants across Taiwan.
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$232 billion of assets under management. StepStone provides customized investment, portfolio monitoring, and advisory solutions to some of the most sophisticated investors in the world. We cover the spectrum of opportunities in private markets and focus on providing highly responsive and collaborative client service.
Prior to joining StepStone, Mr. Tsai was Head of Alternative Investment of Cathay Life Insurance Company and responsible for managing portfolio across private equity and hedge funds globally, and evaluated direct investment and venture capital funds in Taiwan.
Mr. Tsai holds a BA from the National Taiwan University and an MS from the National Taipei University.
Jim Tsao is Chairman and Head of China and based in Permira's Shanghai office. He has worked on a number of transactions including Grobest.
Prior to joining Permira, Jim was Partner, in charge of China, for Unitas Capital (formerly known as JP Morgan Partners Asia) for more than 10 years.
Before that, Jim had a distinguished career in the food and beverage industry. He was the CEO of the Hong Kong listed Lam Soon Group and Managing Director for Asia at Lion Nathan, the leading brewer conglomerate in Australia and New Zealand.
He holds an MBA from the University of Chicago, USA and is an Economics graduate of the National Taiwan University.
Rebecca Yang heads the Alternative Investment program for Taiwan Life Insurance and leads the Fintech investments for CTBC Group, a 53 years old leading financial group in Taiwan. Ms. Yang starts her career in CTBC since 2003 with experience of corporate banking, financial advisory, infrastructure investing and venture investing.
Taiwan Life is one of the leading institution investors in Taiwan with over US$ 3 billion exposure in alternative investment. Ms. Yang builds up the internal operation system, leads the portfolio construction and commitment allocation across multi asset classes including corporate PE, secondary, structured credit, infrastructure, VC, public equity mandates and other alternative asset class. At the same time, Fintech is another vertical that CTBC is building exposure in AI, data, Block chain, payment and wealth management through fund investing and direct investing globally.
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.
Edith Yeung is the managing partner at Proof of Capital, the creator of the China Internet Report and Advisor at 500 Startups. She invests in blockchain and AI startups, including Stellar, Nebulas, Solana, Oasis Labs, Hooked, DayDayCook, Silk Labs (acquired by Apple), Fleksy (acquired by Pinterest), Human (acquired by Mapbox), AISense, Penrose, Cryworks, Piper, Apptopia, Palantir and many more.
Before 500, Edith is the GM of Dolphin Browser, a Sequoia-backed mobile browser with over 150 million installs worldwide. Edith also worked with many Fortune 500 companies such as Siebel, Oracle, AMS, AT&T Wireless and Autodesk. You can also find some of her work on SCMP, BBC, Bloomberg, CNBC, CBS , NPR, Techcrunch, Next Web, Mashable, Read Write Web, TechinAsia, etc. She frequently speaks on China & Silicon Valley investment landscape.
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.
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.