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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.
Albert Liu, Kneron’s founder and CEO. After graduating from the Taiwan National Cheng Kung University, he got the scholarships from Raytheon and the University of California to join the UC Berkeley/UCLA/UCSD research programs, and then got his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). Before establishing Kneron in San Diego in 2015, He has worked in R&D and management positions in Qualcomm, Samsung Electronics R&D centre, MStar and Wireless Information.
Albert has been invited to give lectures of computer vision technology and artificial intelligence at the University of California, as well as to be a technical reviewer for many internationally renowned academic journals. In addition, Albert owned more than 30 international patents in the areas of artificial intelligence, computer vision and image processing. He has published more than 70 papers in major international journals.
Jerry started AME Cloud Ventures with the belief that data, cloud, and hardware advances will create unprecedented opportunities for great companies to be built. Jerry enjoys meeting and learning from entrepreneurs with big ideas and deep tech.
Jerry co-founded Yahoo! in 1995 and served on its Board and as a member of its executive team until 2012. Jerry was instrumental in building Yahoo!’s relationships with Yahoo! Japan and Alibaba and continues to be a thought leader in China and Asia. Jerry currently sits on Board of Directors for Workday, Alibaba, and Lenovo.
- 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
Phil Chen is a general partner at Race Capital, a serial entrepreneur and investor. Prior, Phil was the founder of HTC Vive (leading VR headset), Exodus (world’s first crypto phone), Alex eReader (acquired by B&N), partner at Horizons Ventures and led numerous investments including Improbable (valued at $2B), Beats (acquired by Apple for $3B), Sandbox VR (valued at $400M), among others.
Phil joined HTC late 2007 and shipped the world's first Android phone and helped grow HTC from a USD$2B to USD$ 35B market cap company. Phil is a proud Taiwanese entrepreneur and received his B.A and B.S in Mathematics and Physics from UCSD and an M.Div from Fuller Seminary. He is the happy husband of Tanya and proud father of Miles, Naomi and Olive.
Duen-Chian (DC) Cheng is the Chairman of TGVest Capital. He oversees the strategic development and investment. Mr. Cheng is an active member of Taiwan Presidents’ Organization (TPO) and a former member of Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO).
Mr. Cheng has over 25 years of experience in the finance and investment industry and has held many management roles. Mr. Cheng is the Director of UMC Capital Corporation and had served as the President for more than 10 years. He was responsible for the firm’s investment strategy, team, and operations across all worldwide offices. Mr. Cheng had led the firm to successfully execute major exits including SuperAlloy International, Simplo Technologies, Sandforce, Parade Technologies, MetaCloud, Montage, and MobileIron.
Prior to UMC Capital, he was the Managing Director of United Investment. From 1995 to 2000, he was Executive Director of the Investment Banking Division and General Manager of the Taiwan Branch at Morgan Stanley Asia L.L.C. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Mr. Cheng served as the Executive Director of the Equities Division at Goldman Sachs Asia L.L.C.
Mr. Cheng received his MBA from Columbia Business School and a BS from National Taiwan University.
Mr. Cheng enjoys traveling, marathons, and triathlons.
Tina Cheng is the Managing Partner at Cherubic Ventures, an early-stage VC fund with over 150 investments in Greater China and the US. Some of the fund’s notable investments include Flexport, Calm, Hims, 91APP (Taiwan), and Pinkoi (Taiwan). At Cherubic, Tina is in charge of investments and global operations. Prior to joining Cherubic Ventures, Tina worked at Yahoo! and Cisco, and later moved back to Asia to cofound an education startup that helps provide Asian students better access to higher education. Tina holds an MBA degree from UCLA Anderson School of Management.
Dr. Jeffrey Chi is a Managing Director of Vickers Venture Partners, Vice Chairman of Vickers Capital Group and a member of its Investment Committee. He is also former Chairman and currently Ambassador of the Singapore Venture Capital & Private Equity Association. Dr. Chi also sits on the advisory panels of the Monetary Authority of Singapore, the commercialization arm of A*Star and the National University of Singapore Division of Engineering and Technology Management. Based out of Shanghai, Dr. Chi heads Vickers Venture’s investments in Asia and has investments in artificial intelligence, blockchain technology, education, e-commerce, healthcare/wellness and financial services (including fintech).
Formerly a corporate finance specialist with and Executive Director at Pegasus Capital, he has managed engagements for large and small clients in both the public and private sectors. Prior to Pegasus Capital, Dr. Chi was a senior consultant with the Monitor Group. Dr. Chi's operational background includes seven years on the management team of an engineering group with operations in Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, China and Indonesia. As its Managing Director, he led the group into the Enterprise 50 in 1997 in Singapore.
Dr. Chi is a C.F.A. Charter holder and graduated from Cambridge University with 1st Class Honours in Engineering. He earned his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in organizational knowledge and information technology.
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 investment sourcing and execution, and building the firm's global capital base and networks.
Before co-founding Longreach, Mark served as Chief Executive Officer and President of UBS Securities Japan, Member of the Global Investment Banking Management Committee and 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 these roles, 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.
Edgar Chiu is the Co-founder and Managing Partner of SparkLabs Taipei, a startup accelerator and venture capital fund founded by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs with a vision and mission to help founders go global. Established in 2018, SparkLabs Taipei offers a strategically designed mentorship-driven accelerator program to help founders grow and scale their startups into world-class businesses. Edgar is proud to be the first institutional investor in a majority of the portfolio companies.
Prior to SparkLabs Taipei, Edgar was the founding COO of Gogolook. There, he headed global partnerships for the Whoscall app, a global caller ID service, developing major partnerships in Japan, Korea, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia. He scaled the business to 8 countries in 1 year and led partnerships in telecom, banking, and logistics industries. In 2013, Gogolook was subsequently acquired by NAVER, the South Korean Internet Giant. Previously, Edgar worked at IBM as a management consultant.
Edgar is also the Co-founder of Jumpstart Global, a talent acceleration program with a charity fund behind, cultivating nearly 300 entrepreneurial leaders for fast-growing organizations since 2014. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Quantitative Finance from National Tsing Hua University.
Mr. Chua Wee Liang is currently a Partner of Cowin Capital Group (NEEQ: 832793). At Cowin Capital Group, he assumed responsibility as the Lead Executive Partner in charge of International Private Equity business. He is also the Managing Partner for Cowin Capital Group’s US Dollar denominated Private Equity Funds. Prior to joining Cowin Capital Group, he was the Greater China Head of Private Equity for Singapore OCBC Bank based out of Shanghai, PRC. He was also concurrently the Head of Global Investment Banking, China for OCBC Bank. Mr. Chua possesses over 20 years of private equity and investment banking experience in Asia, of which 16 years was spent in China. His investment experience spans over China, Vietnam, U.S. and Singapore.
Mr. Chua holds an Executive MBA from the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), a post-graduate Degree in Finance and Management from Manchester Business School and a Bachelor of Engineering (1st Class Honors) majoring in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Surrey, UK. He had also attended Senior Executive Development Programs from Shanghai JiaoTong University, Tsinghua University, Harvard Business School, INSEAD Business School, Hundun University and Singularity University (EP on Exponential Technologies).
Eugenia has abundant experiences in corporate, mergers and acquisitions, foreign direct investment and cross-border transactions. Eugenia has represented many well-known domestic and international corporate clients, private equity funds and institutional investors in their investments, tender and merger & acquisition projects in various industry sectors including manufacturing, high-tech, energy, telecommunication, food, pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies. She has assisted the clients in ascertaining the appropriate deal structures, conducting due diligence exercise, preparation and negotiations for the transaction documents, providing legal advice, obtaining regulatory approvals and implementing the post-transaction corporate restructuring and establishing proper corporate governance practice.
Eugenia also advises multinational companies and the local listed companies on a wide range of compliance issues, general corporate matters and dispute resolutions through litigation and arbitration.
- Bank Secrecy Laws (Taiwan), ThomsonReuters
- FranchisingLaws in Taiwan, ABA Forum
- Guideto Restructuring, Turnaround and Insolvency in Asia Pacific
- GlobalLegal Insights to Merger Control Taiwan Chapter
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.
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.
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)
Dr Meikei Ieong is a global technology leader with rich experiences in research, development, and commercialisation. He is currently director of UMEC(HK) Ltd. Prior to that, he held various leadership positions in leading semiconductor companies including CTO of Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI), Vice-president of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Europe and Senior manager at IBM Research. He holds a PhD degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a MBA degree from the MIT Sloan Fellows Program at the MIT School of Management. He has published more than 130 papers in journals and conference proceedings and more than 120 patents and received more than 13,000 citations. Dr Ieong is an IEEE Fellow.
T.J. Kono joined Unison Capital in 2002. He has managed a number of investments in Japan since Unison’s first fund, then led Unison’s expansion to Korea as its founding member. Today, he serves as a member of both Japan and Korea Investment Committee. He has been involved in Unison’s investments in Drug Eleven (Japan), Mine-Mart (Japan), UCOM (Japan), Nexcon Technology (Korea), Gong cha (Korea)/Royal Tea Taiwan (Taiwan), and Forbes (Japan). In addition to investment role, he oversees Unison Group’s investor relations functions. Prior to Unison Capital, he worked at Merrill Lynch Japan.
Mr. Kono has a B.S/B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis.
Marc Lau is a Managing Partner at Axiom Asia (www.axiomasia.com) which manages over US$7.0 billion in private equity strategies focused on funds in Asia. Marc is responsible for Axiom’s investments in Japan, South East Asia and Australia. Marc has 15 years of PE experience in Asia in addition to having operational experience in China. Marc was part of the founding investment team at Axiom Asia and works on primary, secondary and co-investment transactions. Prior to Axiom Asia, Marc worked at the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (“GIC SI”) in Singapore and San Francisco where he worked on investments in funds as well as companies. After leaving GIC SI in 2004, Marc attended Harvard Business School and worked for Danaher Corporation (NYSE: DHR) where he was the Deputy General Manager of Jacobs VIE Vehicle Systems, Danaher’s diesel engine brake business in China. Marc led the start-up of the manufacturing plant, managed the transition of a multi-million-dollar product line to China and successfully transitioned the business to a local team he recruited. Marc was also formerly an Analyst at Lazard Frères in New York and has served as a member of the Resource Panel for the Government Parliamentary Committee for Finance, Trade, and Industry in Singapore since 2011. Marc attended Harvard Business School and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics with Departmental Honors and Distinction from Stanford University. Marc reads and writes English and Chinese.
Mr. George Lin, J.D., a healthcare veteran brings with him over 20 years of investment banking and legal experience working with numerous private and public companies globally. He currently serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Hua Medicine. Mr. Lin also serves as a member of the Biotech Advisory Panel of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange since April 2018. Prior to joining Hua Medicine in December 2017, he was Asia Pacific Head of Consumer, Retail and Healthcare Investment Banking and Head of Hong Kong and Taiwan Investment Banking for Bank of America Merrill Lynch based in Hong Kong. As an investment banker and corporate lawyer focused on healthcare, retail and the consumer sectors, Mr. Lin was previously based in Los Angeles and San Francisco before moving to Hong Kong in 2007. His experience entails IPOs, debt and equity financings and M&As for leading companies in Asia, the United States and Europe. In the last 10 years alone, Mr. Lin has led M&A transactions valued (in aggregate) in excess of US$20 billion and raised financings valued (in aggregate) at over US$40 billion.
Prior to Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Mr. Lin also worked at Credit Suisse as an investment banker in their Hong Kong, San Francisco and Los Angeles offices, and at O'Melveny & Myers LLP as a corporate attorney in their Los Angeles Office. Mr. Lin currently serves as a member of the Biotech Advisory Panel of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong. Mr. Lin received a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Biological Sciences from the University of California at Davis and a Juris Doctor degree from The University of Chicago Law School.
Jamie now serves as Chairman & Partner at AppWorks, the largest startup accelerator in Greater Southeast Asia (ASEAN + Taiwan) and one of the most active VC investors in the region, as well as President at Taiwan Mobile, a leading telecom & technology group in Taiwan. AppWorks, founded by Jamie in 2009, offers a renowned free accelerator program that admits
35 30-40 AI / blockchain startups twice a year. As a VC, AppWorks manages 3 funds at US$ 212MIts portfolio with 60+ companies including leading startups in GSEA like Huolala, Animoca Brands, Tiki, 91APP, KKday, ShopBack, Carousell, and iCHEF, while having produced 4 IPOs: (Uber, NetPublishing, KuoBrothers, Mobix, and 91APP) and 1 IEO (FLOW). Besides AppWorks, Taiwan Mobile group also services 7.2 million monthly active mobile subscribers, operates Taiwan’s largest online retail shop, momo, with US$2.43 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.
Toru Masuda, Corporate Officer (Alternative Investment), joined the Bank in 1988. Prior to responsible for private equity investment in 2000, Mr. Masuda was responsible for managing corporate and emerging market investment portfolio for the Bank in London since 1996. Prior to London Branch, Mr. Masuda spent four years for M&A Advisory, direct investments in and business support for venture companies in Japan and business matching. Also he has spent a few years for international business and administration. Mr. Masuda graduated Osaka University.
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.
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 is the Founder and Managing Partner of ShawKwei & Partners, a private equity investment firm established in 1998. ShawKwei & Partners has offices in Hongkong, Singapore, and Shanghai managing investments in Asia, Europe, and the USA. Kyle’s private equity experience before ShawKwei & Partners included managing Asian private equity businesses for Security Pacific National Bank and then the Tudor Group. Kyle has served as a director of several Asian and European industrial and service companies including as founder and director of Flex Ltd. (formerly known as Flextronics International Ltd).
Kyle received an MBA from the Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania, a BS in Commerce from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia, as well as studied Mandarin Chinese at Taiwan’s National Normal University.
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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.
William Wang has been working in CT/CP Group, the largest conglomerate in Thailand, as the senior investment director and head of investment department since 2016. He is also an IC member of CR-CP Life Science Fund.
As the head of investment department, William initiated or participated the setup of multiple co-GP funds for CT/CP Group including CR-CP Life Scient Fund, an AI/Sports fund, a Vietnam Fund, a Real Estate Funds and others. Besides funds, William also reviews deals which can bring in synergy for the Group.
2011~2016 VP, Ant Capital
2010~2011 Associate, Morgan Stanley Asia
2007~2008 Manager, Primasia Private Equity
2008~2010 London Business School (MBA)
1999~2003 National Taiwan University (Finance)
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.
Ms. Zheng joined PAOH in 2016 and is responsible for private equity fund investment. Prior to joining PAOH, Ms. Zheng worked in Ping An Life for three years and helped build up the overseas private equity investment platform for Ping An Life. Prior to joining Ping An, Ms. Zheng worked for six years at Sun Life Insurance Company of Canada in its Toronto headquarter. Ms. Zheng was responsible for managing insurance asset and fund investments in international markets, with a focus on Europe and Asia.
Ms. Zheng is a CFA charter holder and graduated with a MA in Economics from Concordia University in Canada and a BA in Finance from Dalian Maritime University in China.
Vivian Joined Advantage Partners in July 2015 as one of the founding members of the Asia buyout fund.
Responsible for investments including ESG, Shih An Farm, Greenlight Education and Asia Gourmet Holding. After joining Advantage Partners, Vivian has spearheaded AP’s Greater China operations, including the establishment of our Shanghai office in October 2016. She has also built out the firm’s local investment and management teams, expanded AP’s network and coverage in GC, and strengthened the AP brand name in the Chinese market. At Advantage Partners’ Greater China portfolio companies, Vivian leads our team’s efforts to form growth strategies, develop new products and services, enhance management control systems, and achieve inorganic growth through add-on acquisitions. Vivian helped established AP’s presence in the Taiwanese buyout market by leading the investment in Shih An farm where she recruited a talented professional management team to transform the founder-led rural farming business into an institutional world class operation. Under her leadership, the company rebuilt its IT infrastructure and financial systems and further enhanced its world class ESG standards, helping to make the company one of the leaders in the egg industry in the region.
Prior to joining Advantage Partners, Vivian was the China head at AIG Investments. Before that she spent more than 12 years in the management consulting industry as Senior partner of Roland Berger Strategy Consultants and a Principal from the Boston Consulting Group. MBA from University of Texas at Austin and B.S. from Beijing Normal University.
Brooke Zhou is Partner of LGT Capital Partners, and leads the firm’s overall China business, as well as secondary investment activities in Asia.
LGT Capital Partners is a leading institutional alternative asset and fund of funds manager, currently managing over USD 60 billion AuM on a global basis. The firm is headquartered in Pfäffikon, Switzerland (near Zurich) and has offices in Hong Kong, Beijing, Tokyo, Sydney, New York, Dublin, London, Paris and Dubai.
Prior to joining LGT Capital Partners in 2010, Ms. Zhou was with CDH Investments, a leading Chinese private equity manager, based in Beijing. Prior to CDH Investments, Ms. Zhou spent her career at Bain & Company in Shanghai, as well as Oracle Corporation in Redwood Shores, California.
Ms. Zhou earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Ms. Zhou grew up in Shanghai and is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.
Tim Burroughs is managing editor of Asian Venture Capital Journal, having joined the publication in May 2011. He is responsible for all editorial content put out under the AVCJ brand, including Asian Venture Capital Journal, AVCJtv, AVCJ Awards and AVCJ.com. Tim previously spent five years at China Economic Review, serving as editor-in-chief and then editorial director. Located in Greater China since 2003, during which time he has lived in Beijing, Qingdao and Hong Kong, Tim has been a China-based contributor for publications including The Sunday Times, Sunday Telegraph, BBC and China Daily. Prior to moving to China, he trained and worked as a journalist in the UK. He was honored at the Society of Publishers in Asia awards in 2007, 2008 and 2010, and at the State Street Institutional Press Awards - Asia in 2012.