Trustees & Advisors


Ping Liang, Chair
Founder and Managing Director of AlphaMax Advisors LLC, Ada, MI full bio >
Ping Liang has spent more than 30 years in American banking, consulting, investments and trade with 20 years of international business experience in Asia, Europe and North America. She has worked for more than 10 years in the Greater China area. Ms. Liang was a bank executive with Bank of Boston, Old Kent Financial Corporation and Fifth Third Bank in Boston, London, various Asian locations, and Michigan. She was also Director of Financial Services at Burson Marsteller in the Greater China market, helping Chinese state owned enterprises successfully launch IPOs and international private placements. In addition, she was an investment professional with Reams Asset Management Company in the US with responsibility for investing American pension funds in international equities and fixed income securities. In 1991, she was appointed by Massachusetts Governor William Weld as the Representative of Massport and Massachusetts to promote two-way trade and investments between New England and Asia.

Ms. Liang is the founder and managing director of AlphaMax Advisors LLC. AlphaMax is a consultancy that provides strategy and venture development advice to owners and senior executives of small- and mid-cap U.S. companies planning to do business in China, and to Chinese companies interested in investing in the U.S. AlphaMax has a presence in Beijing and Shanghai through its 50/50 joint venture with JPIStrategies, a member of the JPI Group in China. AlphaMax also helps regional economic development agencies in West Michigan to identify, attract and recruit Chinese investment to the West Michigan area.

Ms. Liang is a trainer with Fitch Training, focusing on corporate credit and finance training for banks and other financial institutions in China. She has trained heads of Chinese state-owned enterprises concerning capital markets and modern financial management to prepare for their IPO and International Private Placements.

Ms. Liang is a member of Huntington Bank Women’s Advisory Board and serves on a number of nonprofit boards. She is presently a director of the Economic Club of Grand Rapids, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, and Grand Rapids/Kent County Convention & Visitors Bureau. She has served as board president of St. Cecilia Music Center and the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan. Ms. Liang is a trustee of the Yale-China Association and a member of the Berg Scholarship Committee at the Yale University School of Management.

Ms. Liang holds a master’s degree in Public and Private Management from the School of Management of Yale University. She is a member of the CFA Institute and the Boston Securities Analysts Society.


Douglas M. Ferguson, Vice-Chair, Chair for Development
Senior Client Partner, Korn Ferry Hay Group, Waban, MA
Former Yale-China Fellow full bio >
Doug Ferguson was a Yale-China Teaching Fellow in Hong Kong from 1979-191 and is currently Vice- Chair (Development).

As a Senior Principal at Hay Group Doug is a Board and executive advisor, corporate strategist and organizational design consultant. Doug tailors Hay Group offerings to solve specific business problems. He does so by working with global, national, regional and local enterprises in the public, private and non-profit sectors.

Doug currently advises clients in digital media services, healthcare delivery, pharmaceutical sectors on issues of investment strategy, CEO succession planning and new product development. In the non-profit arena, he works with world’s largest association of top performing financial sales professionals to take advantage of explosive growth overseas and a changing market domestically.

Doug has authored several articles, including the white paper “The Company One Keeps” about using strategic partnerships to spur corporate innovation and a featured Business Week article, “Your Success Depends on your Talent”. He regularly authors a blog about interesting innovation management practices.

In addition to his work as an advisor, strategist and consultant, Doug has held senior executive positions at Lotus Development, Next Era/Planning technologies and Cambridge Management Consulting. He is also actively involved with issues of corporate governance. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of two NASDAQ companies: Centra Software and Saba Software and is currently a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD).

Doug is a graduate of Yale College (B.A., Economics/Political Science) and received his Master’s from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Tufts University). He received professional training as a consultant at McKinsey & Co.

He lives in Waban, MA with his wife, Salina, who is a Hong Kong native. One of their sons is in the Yale Class of 2018, and the other is working in the international field in Washington, D.C.


Joan Channick, Secretary
Professor in the Practice and Chair of Theater Management, Yale School of Drama, Yale University, New Haven, CT full bio >
Joan Channick is Professor in the Practice and Chair of the Theater Management department at Yale School of Drama, where she previously served as Associate Dean. She was formerly the Managing Director of New Haven's Long Wharf Theatre, Managing Director of Theatre Communications Group (TCG), a national service organization where her role included serving as Director of the U.S. Center of the International Theatre Institute, Associate Managing Director of Center Stage in Baltimore, and Marketing Director of Yale Repertory Theatre. Preceding her theater career, she practiced securities litigation with the Boston law firm of Gaston Snow & Ely Bartlett.

Joan chairs Yale-China Association’s Arts Committee and sits on the Executive Committee. She has served on the boards of the Foundry Theatre, Yale Cabaret, National Corporate Theatre Fund, League of Professional Theatre Women, Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas, American Theatre Exchange Initiative, Ensemble Company for the Performing Arts, and Chase Brexton Health Services, and has been a member of the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO, the International Theatre Institute executive council, and the League of Resident Theatres executive committee. Joan has also taught in Goucher College’s arts administration program and guest lectured at various universities, including the Central Academy of Drama in Beijing. She is a graduate of Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and Yale School of Drama.


R. Drake Pike, Vice-Chair, Treasurer
Retired Managing Director - Finance Division, Goldman Sachs, Beijing, San Francisco, CA
Former Yale-China Fellow full bio >
Drake Pike was a Yale-China Teaching Fellow in Hong Kong 1974-76 and previously served two terms as a Yale-China Trustee. For some 30 years up to his retirement in 2014, Drake was an Asia banker in New York, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Beijing.

From 2007 to 2014 Drake was Managing Director at Goldman Sachs, acting first as Goldman’s Senior Risk Advisor to the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, then as Chief Representative of the Goldman Sachs International Bank Representative Office in Beijing. Prior to that, Drake was Head of Asia Credit Risk Management at Lehman Brothers, and held similar positions at Tokai Asia and First Chicago Bank. He started his banking career in 1982 in the China division of Chase Manhattan Bank, helping American companies make some of their first investments in China.

Drake graduated from Yale in 1974 with a B.A. in Chinese Language and Literature and, in 1981, received a Master of Public Affairs degree from Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School. He now splits his time between San Francisco and Beijing, where he is vestry member/treasurer of St Francis’ Episcopal Church and independent director/chair of the audit committee of China Life Insurance Company Ltd.

All Other Trustees

Christian F. Murck
Retired President, American Chamber of Commerce in China
Former Yale-China Fellow, Trustee full bio >
Christian Murck previously served as the Chair of the Yale-China Association. He retired in June, 2013 as President, American Chamber of Commerce in China and lives in New York, NY. His experience in Asia began in 1965 in as a Yale-China English teacher at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Christian was President of the American Chamber of Commerce from 2010-13. He previously chaired its Board of Governors in 2002 and 2003. Over a seventeen year period, he was active in AmCham China as a spokesperson for the American business community in Beijing and Washington DC. During an earlier assignment in Taipei, he served two years as President of the Board of Governors of the American Chamber of Commerce in Taipei (1995 and 1996) and remains the only person to have led chambers in both Taiwan and mainland China.

From 2001 to March 2010, Christian served variously as Vice Chairman-Asia, Chief Executive Officer-Asia and Managing Director of APCO Worldwide. In that capacity, he advised clients on government relations, public affairs and corporate communication in China and the broader Asia Pacific region.

Before joining APCO, he was the Managing Director and Senior Country Officer of The Chase Manhattan Bank in Beijing from 1996-2001. From 1991-96, he managed the Taipei branch of Chemical Bank. From 1980-91, he worked in the international division of Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company in New York, with responsibility at various times for teams focused on Australia, Japan, and China.

Christian was a member of the Society of Fellows in the Humanities at Columbia University from 1978-80. He received a PhD in East Asian Studies from Princeton University, and did dissertation research at Kyoto University from 1973-75. He graduated from Yale University in 1965. He is a past chairperson of the Yale-China Association.


Lina Ayenew
Founder and Author, Dalu: Introduction to Chinese for Amharic Speakers, Beijing, China
Former Yale-China Fellow full bio >
Lina Getachew Ayenew is an independent consultant and author focused on China-Africa relations.

After receiving her undergraduate and master’s degrees from Yale University, she moved to China to teach at Xiangya Medical School through the Yale-China Teaching Fellowship. Following a corporate stint at a PR firm in Beijing, she began her efforts to closely study the influence of the Asian giant in her homeland, Ethiopia. She recently founded Dalu Media, and launched the first course in the world that teaches introductory Mandarin Chinese to Amharic speakers. Amharic is Lina’s native language and also the official language of Ethiopia, a country of 100 million people. Chinese companies in Ethiopia have been utilizing this course (book + audio) as the main tool to give basic language training to their employees in Ethiopia.

She has also been working with the Ethiopian Tourism Organization (a government entity) to define Ethiopia’s tourism brand and promote it in China.

“Mega-Themes in Africa-China Relations” is Lina’s annual publication, now in its third year, where she chronicles and analyzes major developments in Africa-China relations.


Gang Chen
Marketplace Analytics Manager, Thumbtack; Former Yale-China Fellow full bio >
Gang Chen currently lives in San Francisco and leads the Marketplace Analytics at Thumbtack, an online platform that allows people to easily find and hire local professionals. His team focuses on product initiatives related to matching, monetization, and platform trustworthiness in order to optimize for long-term marketplace health and sustainable growth.

Prior to that, Gang worked at Dropbox on projects to drive user retention and growth of the Dropbox for Business product..

Gang was a Teaching Fellow at Yali Middle School from 2010-2012 after getting his Bachelor degrees in East Asian Studies and International Studies at Yale..


Pei-Yuan Chia
Chairman, Chia Family Foundation, West Palm Beach, FL full bio >
Mr. Chia retired in 1996 as Vice Chairman and a Director of Citicorp and Citibank, N.A., where he had been responsible for global consumer business and was Citibank’s senior customer and government contact for Asia-Pacific region. He began his Citibank career in 1974 in the Consumer Services Group after nine years of brand management and marketing experience with General Foods Corporation.

He is currently Chairman of the Chia Family Foundation, Inc., a Trustee Emeritus of the Asia Society, and a Trustee of the Hoag Hospital Foundation.

Mr. Chia was a director of American International Group, Inc. (1997-2007), Baxter International, Inc. (1996-2005), Singapore Airlines (2004-2009), Bank of China (Hong Kong) Ltd., and Case Corporation; and was a trustee of the NYU Hospital Center Board, Asia Society, as well as a member of the Advisory Council of the Rockefeller University. Mr. Chia is a Senior Fellow of the SEI Center for Advanced Studies in Management of the Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania. He is listed in Marquis Who’s Who in America.

Born in Hong Kong on January 27th, 1939, Mr. Chia was raised in China and Taiwan. He earned his BA degree in Economics from Tunghai University in Taiwan in 1961 and his MBA degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1965, and an Honorary degree of Doctor of Philosophy from Tunghai University in 2007.


Deborah S. Davis
Professor of Sociology, Yale University, New Haven, CT full bio >
Deborah S. Davis (Ph.D. Boston University, 1979) is a Professor of Sociology at Yale University. Her primary teaching interests are historical and comparative sociology, inequality and stratification, contemporary Chinese society, and methods of fieldwork. In addition to teaching at Yale, she runs a summer fieldwork seminar where Yale students work collaboratively with students from Hong Kong and China. In past summers the seminar has investigated such topics as transformations of childhood consumption, changing concepts of privacy and property rights, the uses of public space in new and old residential communities in Hong Kong and Shanghai, and interaction of household and village level resources for predicting school attendance in rural Yunnan.

Davis is currently a member of the National Committee on US China Relations and in 2004 helped launch the Yale China Health Journal. At Yale she has served as Director of Academic Programs at the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization, Chair of the Department of Sociology, Chair of the Council of East Asian Studies, Director of Graduate Studies in both East Asian Studies and Sociology, Member of the Publications Committee for Yale Press, co-chair of the Women’s Faculty Forum and Member of the Tenure Appointments Committee for the Social Sciences.


Sheila Levrant de Bretteville
Caroline M. Street Professor, Yale School of Art, Yale University, New Haven, CT full bio >
Sheila Levrant de Bretteville is the first tenured woman at the Yale University School of Art where she is the Caroline M. Street Professor, a title she accepted because city streets are where her site specific installations have taken place, among them are: Biddy Mason: Time & Place in downtown Los Angeles, Omoide noShotokyo in Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo; Search: Literature in Flushing’s Main Library, At the start… At long last… in the terminus of New York’s A train; Path of Worker Stars in downtown New Haven, Take a break…Out to lunch… Back to work… for the Department of Labor and Training in Rhode Island; … 所以 … at Hong Kong Design Institute: Step(pe) in downtown Yekaterinburg, Russia.

Sheila’ work is in the special collections of libraries and museums among them the Umea Museum, Sweden, Victoria and Albert Museum, London and Centre Pompidou, Paris. Her work is currently and frequently exhibited in museums such as the California: Designing Freedom, and Graphic Design in America and Hippie Modernism: The Search for Utopia at the Walker Museum, Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960-1980 at the Hammer Museum and MOMA NY, WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution at Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art and P.S. 1 in New York, and Nasty Women at the New Haven Institute Library.

Sheila was designated a Distinguished Alumna by Barnard College where she received her BA degree in the History of Art, Design Legend by the American Institute of Graphic Arts, awarded honorary doctorates from five American Universities of Art and Design on both coats of the United States and given a Lifetime Achievement award from the Women’s Caucus for the Arts.


Alonzo Emery
Associate Director, East Asian Legal Studies, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA
Former Yale-China Fellow full bio >
Alonzo Emery is the Associate Director of East Asian Legal Studies (EALS) at Harvard Law School where he teaches and designs programs linking the law school to institutions and individuals in East Asia. Prior to joining EALS, Alonzo taught in Harvard Law School’s Negotiation Workshop and served as a Clinical Instructor in the Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program.

Alonzo has taught at Renmin University of China Law School in Beijing, where he was as an Assistant Professor of Comparative Jurisprudence and helped launch the Renmin University Disability Law Clinic, China’s first law school clinic dedicated principally to disability. Through his consulting work in the United States and China, Alonzo has trained hundreds of corporate executives, civil society leaders, government officials, jurists and educators in negotiation and conflict resolution strategies. In 2014, the National Committee on US-China Relations named Alonzo to its public intellectuals program.

Alonzo earned his JD from Harvard Law School and his BA from Yale University. He has also studied at Peking University, Tsinghua University, Taiwan University and the University of Cape Town. Alonzo was a Yale-China Teaching Fellow in Ningbo from 2002 to 2003.


Carolyn Greene
Director of Influenza Program, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing, China
Former Yale-China Fellow full bio >
In September 2014, Dr. Carolyn Greene joined the U.S. CDC China Office as Director of the Influenza Program. Prior to moving to Beijing, Dr. Greene served as Deputy Commissioner for the Division of Epidemiology in New York City’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and as medical epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, first in the Respiratory Diseases Branch and then within the Global AIDS Program in Ethiopia.

Dr. Greene completed internal medicine residency at University of California at San Francisco, medical school at Brown University and undergraduate studies at Yale University. From 1990-1992, Dr. Greene taught English at Huazhong Normal University in Wuhan with the Yale-China Association.

Currently, the US CDC influenza team in Beijing works closely with China CDC and other local partners to enhance prevention, detection and control of seasonal and novel influenza viruses in China. One priority is collecting local influenza disease burden and vaccine effectiveness data to promote seasonal influenza vaccination among young children, older adults, pregnant women and healthcare workers.


Brian Gu
Chairman, Asia Pacific Investment Banking, JP Morgan full bio >
Dr. Brian Gu is currently the Chairman of Asia Pacific Investment Banking at J.P. Morgan, overseeing the bank’s investment banking business in the emerging Asia, Japan and Australia.

Prior to his current role, Brian was the Co-head of Mergers & Acquisitions, Technology, Media and Telecom, Healthcare, and Financial Sponsor businesses for J.P. Morgan in Asia Pacific. Brian was Co-head and Vice-chairman of Investment Banking for China between 2010 and 2014, providing IB coverage for corporate clients in China on offshore listing, ECM & DCM, restructuring and M&As. Brian has advised on over dozens of high-profile capital raising, strategic partnership and corporate restructuring deals. During his leadership, JP Morgan’s China IB team has been named Best Foreign Bank in China and Best M&A House by leading industry publications such as The Asset Magazine and EUROMONEY.

Brian joined J.P. Morgan in April 2004 and is based in JPM’s Hong Kong office. He was named Managing Director of the bank in April 2007. Prior to J.P. Morgan, Brian was a member of the Global M&A Group at Lehman Brothers in New York for over 5 years with a focus on healthcare. He led a large number of cross-border transactions with industry leading companies in North America, Europe and Asia.

Prior to his investment banking career, Brian was a senior research scientist at the University of Washington Medical School. He holds an MBA from Yale University, a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Washington Medical School, and a BA in Chemistry from the University of Oregon.


Mary Hu
Associate Dean for Communications and Chief Communications Officer, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT full bio >
Mary Hu joined the Yale School of Medicine (YSM) administration in 2000 as Director of Strategic Planning and Marketing for the Yale Medical Group. In 2004, she took on the responsibility of directing school-wide communications, including print and online publications, and managing the Yale School of Medicine brand.

Mary serves as liaison between the Dean’s Office and relevant university and hospital offices, including the Yale University Office of the Secretary, Office of Public Affairs and Communications, Office of Development, Alumni Affairs, Yale Medicine, Yale New Haven Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System.


Joanne Iennaco
Associate Professor and Specialty Coordinator Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program,
Yale School of Nursing, New Haven, CT full bio >
Joanne DeSanto Iennaco is an associate professor and specialty coordinator in the psychiatric-mental health specialty. She holds a PhD in chronic disease epidemiology from Yale University's School of Public Health. Iennaco is dually certified as a family psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner and an adult psychiatric-mental health clinical nurse specialist. Iennaco is co-investigator on a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration grant focused on Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) for substance abuse, involving curriculum integration of a brief negotiated intervention using motivational interviewing. Her research program focuses on the measurement and effects of exposures at work. Her recent study, the Aggression Exposure Study, involves measuring and understanding the effects of aggression exposure on workers in the inpatient psychiatric setting. She has also worked with Yale's Occupational and Environmental Medicine research team where she studies the effect of psychosocial exposures in the workplace on health.


Alexander Liebman
Partner, McKinsey & Company; Former Yale-China Fellow full bio >
Alex is a leader in McKinsey’s Metals and Mining and Transformation Practices, where he focuses on helping companies create growth strategies, drive and scale operational transformations, and improve organizational health. Now based in New York, Alex spent 2010-2013 with McKinsey's Beijing office, and has led engagements across the world, including projects in China, Mongolia, Australia, Europe and the US.

Alex holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University in Political Science, and a B.A. Summa Cum Laude from Yale University, and was a Yale-China fellow at Xiaoshi Middle School in Zhejiang, Ningbo from 2001-2003.

When not at mine sites, Alex enjoys catching up on NBA highlights and spending time with his wife (Corinne) and kids, Deirdre (6), John (4) and Theresa (1). They are expecting their fourth child in January 2019. He is currently hard at work on getting his kids as excited about Chinese historical docu-dramas as he is.


Jonathan Lowet
Senior Director, Leadership Initiatives, National Committee on United States-China Relations, New York, NY
Former Yale-China Fellow full bio >


Peter Man
Former Secretary, New Asia College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Australia full bio >
Peter Man, Former Secretary of New Asia College, now retired and divides his time between Hong Kong and Sydney, Australia. He holds a bachelor's degree in Sociology from CUHK and a master's and PHD from Portland State, Oregon in Urban Studies. He began his involvement with YCA people when he started to teach in 1979 and was assigned to New Asia. He was later elected as a Fellow of New Asia, and sat in various College committees and met YCA Hong Kong Office Directors. For several years he was Chair of New Asia General Education Committee and had the opportunity to meet with YCA Teaching Fellows who were teaching two General Education course each year. After his appointment as College Secretary of New Asia in 1993, his involvement with YCA was much more widespread, including running the YUNA student exchange program between New Asia and Yale. He was awarded the Yale-China Award in 2009.


Julius J. Mitchell
J.D. Candidate, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA, Former Yale-China Fellow full bio >
Julius Mitchell is a J.D. candidate at Harvard Law School where he serves as Internal Vice President of the Harvard Black Law Students Association (HBLSA), an article submissions editor for the Harvard Journal of International Law, a student attorney with the Harvard Prison Legal Assistance Project (PLAP), and a student in the International Human Rights Clinic (IHRC). While in law school, he has interned at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, Covington & Burling LLP, and the Roderick & Solange MacArthur Justice Center. Prior to law school, he was a Yale-China Teaching Fellow in Xiuning from 2013 to 2015 and a Global Investigations paralegal at General Electric Company from 2015 to 2016.

Julius will earn his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 2019 and earned his B.A. in Political Science and Ethnicity, Race & Migration from Yale University in 2013. He was awarded generous scholarships from the Ron Brown Scholar Program and the Gates Millennium Scholarship Program to attend Yale. He has also previously studied in China on the Richard U. Light Fellowship (Associated Colleges in China, Minzu University) and the National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) (Chinese Summer Language Institute, East China Normal University).


Stephen Roach
Senior Fellow, Jackson Institute for Global Affairs and Senior Lecturer, Yale School of Management, New Haven, CT full bio >
Stephen Roach is a Senior Fellow at Yale University’s Jackson Institute of Global Affairs and a Senior Lecturer at Yale’s School of Management. He was formerly Chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia and the firm’s Chief Economist for the bulk of his 30-year career at Morgan Stanley, heading up a highly regarded team of economists around the world.

Mr. Roach’s current teaching and research program focuses on the impacts of Asia on the broader global economy. At Yale, he has introduced new courses for undergraduates and graduate students on the “The Next China” and “The Lessons of Japan.” His writing and research also addresses globalization, trade policy, the post-crisis policy architecture, and the capital markets implications of global imbalances.

Stephen Roach has long been one of Wall Street’s most influential economists. His work has appeared in academic journals, books, congressional testimony and has been disseminated widely in the domestic and international media. Roach’s opinions on the global economy have been known to shape the policy debate from Beijing to Washington.

His new book, Unbalanced: The Codependency of America and China (Yale University Press, Jan. 2014) examines the challenges, risks, and opportunities of what is likely to be the world’s most important economic relationship of the 21st century. His 2009 book, The Next Asia: Opportunities and Challenges for a New Globalization (Wiley), analyzes Asia’s economic imbalances and the dangers of the region’s excess dependence on overextended Western consumers.

Prior to joining Morgan Stanley in 1982, Mr. Roach served on the research staff of the Federal Reserve Board and was also a research fellow at the Brookings Institution. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from New York University. Mr. Roach is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Investment Committee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the China Advisory Board of the Environmental Defense Fund, and the Economics Advisory Board of the University of Wisconsin.


Henry S. Tang
Managing Partner, Carnegie Towers Strategic Investment Advisory, New York, NY
Founding Member of Committee of 100 full bio >
Henry Tang is a seasoned 30‐year investment banking veteran of Wall Street having participated in and observed the global transformation of the capital markets. As a securities management executive, he has been engaged in global investment and banking activities in Europe, Asia and the U.S. for several of the largest Wall Street investment banks including Salomon Brothers, Lehman Brothers and Prudential.

Henry Tang’s business experiences have also been enhanced by a broad participation in numerous public and community activities. He has been active in many efforts to help bridge cultural and economic understanding between the China region and the U.S. and between Chinese Americans in the U.S.

Together with I.M. Pei, Yo‐Yo Ma, and a group of prominent Americans of Chinese heritage, Mr. Tang helped found the Committee of 100, whose 159 person membership now includes Computer Associates CEO Charles Wang and renowned AIDS researcher Dr. David Ho, to help create a better understanding of American and Chinese cultural and economic events.

In addition, Mr. Tang also has a long‐standing commitment towards fostering conditions for the advancement of Asians into senior leadership positions in business, politics, academia, medicine, science, and government. Several years ago, President George H.W. Bush appointed him to the Federal Glass Ceiling Commission chaired by then Labor Secretary Lynn Martin.

Mr. Tang has also served as a director of the Committee on Economic Development, the Federation of Protestant Agencies, the Chinese American Planning Council, the Asian Financial Society, and the Chinese American Executive Forum. He also served as a member of the New York‐ Beijing Sister City Commission. In 1987, Mayor Edward Koch granted him the Ethnic New Yorker Award. He is also the first recipient of the Asian American Business Achievement Award. In 1994, he was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.


John C. Tang
Partner, Jones Day, San Francisco, CA
Former Yale-China Fellow full bio >
John Tang represents companies, directors, and officers in shareholder litigation, SEC enforcement matters, and internal investigations. He also counsels clients regarding corporate governance and D&O insurance. He has advised numerous audit committees and independent directors, and conducted over twenty internal investigations concerning a range of issues, including accounting, internal controls, insider trading, and FCPA compliance. John’s experience also includes matters involving Chinese companies and China-based operations of multinational corporations.

John was previously based in Silicon Valley and was co-chair of the securities litigation group at Latham & Watkins, where he also served as global chair of recruiting.

John is a frequent speaker on a variety of securities litigation and enforcement topics. He is also a former board president of the Asian Law Alliance, a San Jose-based nonprofit organization that provides legal services, community education, and advocacy programs to the Asian Pacific Islander community.


Bill Li Chien Tsai
Partner and Head of China and Business Development, Central Asset Investments (CAI) full bio >
Bill Tsai is a Partner and Head of China and Business Development for Central Asset Investments (“CAI”), a Hong Kong based global investment firm. Founded in 2005, CAI capitalizes on the firm’s Asian investment background and strength in equities, fixed income and quantitative strategies in order to provide investors with long term, superior absolute returns. The CAI team consists of professionals in both Hong Kong and Shenzhen, working across portfolio management, research, risk management, investor relations and operations. CAI currently offers investment products for international investors as well as local Chinese investors. The CAI Global Fund was ranked the best performing multi-strategy hedge fund globally by 5-year total returns as of January 31, 2012, according to Bloomberg’s global hedge fund database. The fund was also voted “Best Multi-strategy Hedge Fund” in 2011, “Best Hedge Fund Asia-Pacific” in 2010 and “Best Hedge Fund Asia (Ex-Japan)” in 2008 by Asian Investor.

Prior to CAI, Bill was the founder and managing partner of Longridge Capital Advisor, a real estate investment company in the Greater China region. Before Longridge, Bill also worked at HypoVereinsbank (New York), Schroders (Hong Kong) and Bankers Trust (New York, Hong Kong) in structured finance and derivative trading.

Currently Bill resides with his family in Guangzhou China and is active in the alternative investment industry as well as cross strait financial professional community. Bill is a Vice President of the newly formed Yale Club of Southern China and actively involves in numerous Yale alumni activities as well as advising current Yale students on career development and sharing insights on the financial industry. Bill holds a master’s degree in Public and Private Management from the School of Management of Yale University.


Anita Qingli Wang
Founder and Managing Director, H&J Group Limited, Beijing, China full bio >
Anita Qingli Wang is presently the Founder and Managing Director of H&J Group Limited providing business and strategy consulting since 2007. She co- Founded China International Community for Start-ups (CICS) to provide comprehensive services to high-tech entrepreneurs in BDA in 2015, and is a shareholder of Beijing E-town Inno Angel Funds since 2016. She is also active member of Beijing AmCham and Benelux Chamber.

Before founding H&J, Ms.Wang was an investor of Shangdong H&J Bio-Based Material Company. She served as an independent consultant for the Stanford Graduate School of Business China Strategy Project 2005-2007, a senior consultant at Javelin Investments in 2003-2005, and assistant General Manager for an Israeli multinational company (UDI Ltd) managing 14 edible oil joint ventures in China in 1996-2003. Besides her entrepreneurial ventures and business consulting, she also had four –year English teaching experience in a public school and Beijing Jiaotong University from 1990-1994. Ms. Wang received her master’s degree in economics and venture capital from University of Business and Economics in Beijing. Her master’s thesis on intellectual property and IP evaluation was published for IP Magazine in China. Ms. Wang also holds a Bachelor’s degree in British and American Literature from Central China Normal University. Ms. Wang coauthored a series of articles on acquisitions in China with Dr. Kim Woodard for China Business Review in 2004 and 2005.


Barry J. Wu
Professor of Clinical Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT full bio >
Barry J. Wu, M.D., FACP, is a professor of clinical medicine at Yale University School of Medicine, co-director of the Connecticut Older Adult Collaboration for Health geriatric grant, and academic hospitalist at Yale New Haven Hospital. He is responsible for teaching medical, nursing, physical assistant students, medical residents, caring and educating older adults in New Haven.

Dr. Wu has contributed to the New England Journal of Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine and Archives of Internal Medicine and has received teaching awards from the Yale School of Medicine, the American College of Physicians and the Society of Hospital Medicine. He has participated on medical missions trips to the Dominican Republic, Ecuador and Panama, and taught at the 28th International Medical Conference in Chiang Mai, Thailand. He is faculty advisor for the Yale Health Professionals Christian Fellowship Group. He received his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, and internal medicine residency training from Yale University School of Medicine.


Gary Zhou
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Yale University School of Medicine; Former Medical Director,
Chief of Anesthesia and Chair of the Medical Advisory Board at Yale-New Haven Hospital Temple Medical Center,
New Haven, CT full bio >
Gary Zhou, M.D. is an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Yale University School of Medicine; Former Medical Director, Chief of Anesthesia and Chair of the Medical Advisory Board at Yale-New Haven Hospital Temple Medical Center. He received his education from Xiangya School of Medicine and afterward studied Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Shanghai Medical College. In 1989 he came to the US and became a research fellow at the Medical University of South Carolina. He completed his residency training at Yale in 1999 and, over the next eight years, worked in private practice in Rhode Island and in Connecticut. From 2004 until joining the Yale faculty in 2008, he served as the Chairman and Chief of Anesthesia, as well as Co-chair of the Surgical Care Improvement Project, at the MidState Medical Center in Connecticut. Dr. Zhou is a Board-certified attending anesthesiologist and an expert on ambulatory anesthesia. He has led many patient safety initiatives in both academic and private settings, and has been advocating ambulatory surgery and anesthesia in China for many years.

Dr. Zhou is a board member and serves as the Executive Vice President of the Xiangya Overseas Alumni Association. He lectures regularly at the Xiangya School of Medicine and Xiangya Hospitals as a guest professor of the Central South University in China.


Xizhou Zhou
Director at IHS and leads the IHS Energy (formerly the Cambridge Energy Research Associates), Beijing, China full bio >
Xizhou Zhou is a Director at IHS and leads the IHS Energy (formerly the Cambridge Energy Research Associates) practice in China. He is a core member of the IHS Energy leadership in Asia and specializes in gas and power markets. Xizhou has successfully led numerous research and consulting projects, helping many international companies invest in China as well as Chinese companies look for growth opportunities globally.

Prior to joining IHS, Xizhou was a consultant engaged in regulatory and energy economics work at Industrial Economics, Inc. in Boston where he assist US federal agencies in analytical and enforcement projects. Earlier in his career he was a research analyst at the World Resources Institute in Washington, DC, where he focused on energy and transportation in developing Asia and Latin America. Fluent in Mandarin Chinese and proficient in Spanish, Xizhou holds Bachelor of Arts and Master of Environmental Management degrees, both from Yale University. He is also a graduate of Yali Middle School, which he attended during 1995-2001 and where he was taught by Yale-China Teaching Fellows.

Xizhou was named by Forbes in 2011 as one of the "30 Under 30" young leaders in energy and is currently an editorial board member of China Petroleum Society's official journal Guoji Shiyou Jingji (International Petroleum Economics).

Honorary Trustees

Edith N. MacMullen
Retired Director, Teacher Preparation & Placement Program, and Lecturer in History, Yale University Amherst, MA full bio >
Edith N. MacMullen (Edie) retired as director of the Teacher Preparation & Placement Program at Yale University. Dr. MacMullen is a specialist in the history of American education and educational methodology. New teacher graduates at Yale consistently praised her for the excellent training she had given them in teaching methods and other practical suggestions for success in their new profession. Her many years of teaching include both private and public schools in New York, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. Dr. MacMullen holds three degrees in History: a B.A. from Wellesley, an M.A. from Harvard, and a Ph.D. from Columbia. She is an emeritus member of the Teaching Committee.

Ex-Officio Trustees

Peter Salovey
President, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Board Service Fellow (in cooperation with the Yale School of Management)

Jesse Lazarus
Yale School of Management full bio >
Jesse Lazarus is a rising second year at the Yale School of Management. Before Yale, Jesse lived and worked in China for five years. Jesse spent three years in strategy consulting, advising some of the top ten largest mutual fund companies and institutional investors on navigating the China cross-border investment landscape. He also advised the Environmental Defense Fund on partnering with Fortune 500 companies in China to promote sustainable development, and served as CBRE’s China investment sector specialist in research. During this time, Jesse’s insight was featured across a range of Western and Chinese media, including: The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Reuters, The Financial Times’ Ignites Asia and

Outside the office, Jesse learned traditional Chinese Cross-talk with a Cross-talk master and performed stand-up comedy in Chinese in clubs across Shanghai, including organizing a charity show where he personally sold over 60 tickets to raise 6,000 Chinese Yuan for a local homeless shelter. Jesse holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Minor in Chinese from Middlebury College, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude.

During the summer after his first year at the Yale School of Management, Jesse held two internships, including working in the Hong Kong office of a global real estate private equity firm with $17 billion in assets under management and in the Denver office of a real estate investment firm with a $500 million real estate clean energy fund.

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