Founder and Managing Director of AlphaMax Advisors LLC, Ada, MI
Ping is the board chair of the Yale-China Association. She previously served as audit committee chair, co-chair of the executive director search committee, treasurer, vice chair and member of the strategic planning task force, arts committee, and nominations & governance committee.
Ping has spent over 35 years in American banking, consulting and investments which includes international business experience in Asia, Europe and North America. She has worked more than 20 years in the Greater China area. She was a bank executive with Bank of Boston, Old Kent Financial Corporation and Fifth Third Bank in Boston, London, various Asian locations, and Michigan. Ping was also Director of Corporate & Financial Services at Burson Marsteller for the Greater China market, helping Chinese state-owned enterprises successfully launch IPOs and international private placements. She served as Representative for the Commonwealth and the Massachusetts Port Authority to promote two-way trade and investments between New England and Asia. In addition, Ping 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.
Ping is the founder and Managing Director of AlphaMax Advisors LLC. AlphaMax is a consultancy that provides forensic commercial due diligence, strategy and venture development advice to Western companies to do business successfully with China and helps Chinese companies explore investment opportunities in the U.S. She was recognized as one of the “Top Women-Owned Businesses in Western Michigan” in 2007 and 2011.
She is an experienced trainer. She has trained heads of Chinese state-owned enterprises about capital markets and modern financial management to prepare for their IPOs and international private placements. She has also trained senior Asian and foreign corporate executives in the areas of Perception Management, Media, Crisis Management, and Doing Business in China.
Ping serves on a number of nonprofit boards. She is the immediate past board chair of Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. She is on the board of Experience Grand Rapids and the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan. She has served as a member of the Huntington Bank Women’s Advisory Board, an executive committee member of the Economic Club of Grand Rapids and board presidents of St. Cecilia Music Center and the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan. She is a member of the Yale Club of Western Michigan. She has served as the site coordinator for the Yale Day of Service in Grand Rapids, Michigan since 2014. She is also a delegate to the Yale Alumni Association.
Ping holds a Master’s degree in Public and Private Management from the School of Management of Yale University. Ping and her husband reside in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Founder and Author, Dalu: Introduction to Chinese for Amharic Speakers, Beijing, China Former Yale-China Fellow
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.
Joan Channick, Secretary
Professor in the Practice and Chair of Theater Management, Yale School of Drama, Yale University, New Haven, CT
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 both Yale-China Association’s Arts and Nominating & Governance Committees and sits on the Executive Committee. She has served on the boards of the Foundry Theatre, Yale Cabaret, Yale Summer Cabaret, National Corporate Theatre Fund, League of Professional Theatre Women, Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas, American Theatre Exchange Initiative, 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 taught in Goucher College’s arts administration program and guest lectured at various universities, including the Central Academy of Drama in Beijing, and is a fellow of Yale’s Benjamin Franklin College. She is a graduate of Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and Yale School of Drama.
Gang Chen 陈刚
Head of Growth, Speak, San Francisco, CA Former Yale-China Fellow
Gang Chen currently lives in San Francisco and is Head of Growth at Speak, a language learning technology company. Prior to that, he led Marketplace Analytics at Thumbtack, an online platform that allows people to easily find and hire local professionals. Before Thumbtack, 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.
Chairman, Chia Family Foundation, West Palm Beach, FL
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.
Alonzo Emery 唐海龍
Associate Director, East Asian Legal Studies, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA Former Yale-China Fellow
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.
Douglas M. Ferguson, Vice-Chair
Executive Director, OrganizationMatters, Waban, MA Former Yale-China Fellow
Doug Ferguson was a Yale-China Teaching Fellow in Hong Kong from 1979-1981 and is currently Vice-Chair (Development).
As the Executive Director of OrganizationMatters, Doug is a Board member, executive advisor, corporate strategist and organizational architect.
Over the course of his career, Doug has advised numerous CEOs on issues ranging from growth, to Board relations, succession planning, executive team development and acquisition evaluation and integration. He advises clients in advanced electronics, financial services, and healthcare on investment strategy, CEO succession planning and new product development. He serves as Lead Director for a Montreal based designer and manufacturer of advanced protective equipment.
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 best practices in organizational governance.
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) where he is a Board Leadership Fellow.
Doug is a graduate of Yale College (B.A., Economics/Political Science) and studied for 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 graduated for Yale (Class of 2018) and lives and works in Hong Kong. The other son is working in the international field in Washington, D.C.
Chairman, Asia Pacific Investment Banking, JP Morgan, Hong Kong
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.
Associate Dean for Communications and Chief Communications Officer, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
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.
Associate Professor and Specialty Coordinator Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program, Yale School of Nursing, New Haven, CT
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.
Former Chair Professor of Fine Arts and former Director of the Art Museum, The Chinese University of Hong Kong Art Historian
Professor Kao Mayching is a distinguished scholar and a career advocate and champion of the arts, humanities, and education. Professor Kao has dedicated her life to the advancement of Hong Kong arts education and to the cultivation of young artists and art historians. She began her career as a professor in the Department of Fine Arts at New Asia College at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). Her leadership was quickly recognized and she became Chairperson of the Department, during which time she established the Master of Philosophy, Doctor of Philosophy, and Master of Fine Arts programs – a milestone achievement in the Department’s planning and development. Professor Kao concurrently served an 18-year tenure as the Director of the Art Museum of the Institute of Chinese Studies at CUHK, where she spearheaded the Museum’s development and the expansion of its collection, exhibition, and research of artwork. Professor Kao has also served as the Dean of the School of Arts and Social Sciences at the Open University of Hong Kong, where she worked industriously to promote education in humanities and the arts for the public and society as a whole.
She has served on many advisory committees, including the Hong Kong Arts Development Council, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, Academy of Visual Arts at Hong Kong Baptist University, and public agencies. Professor Kao has been recognized for her scholarship and achievements through numerous accolades, scholarships (including a Yale-China Scholarship to study in the United States), and special funds named after her. Professor Kao is a graduate of New Asia College at CUHK in 1967 where she studied Fine Arts. She received her Master’s degree in Western Art History from the University of New Mexico in 1969, followed by her PhD in Asian Art History from Stanford University in 1972.
Sheila Levrant de Bretteville
Caroline M. Street Professor, Yale School of Art, Yale University, New Haven, CT
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 these permanent sie-specific pieces 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, and Special Events at the new LAFC Banc of California Soccer stadium in downtown Los Angeles.
Sheila’s work is permantly on display in the Umea Museum Sweden, and in the special collections of libraries and museums among them,Victoria and Albert Museum, London and Centre Pompidou, Paris. Her work ihas been frequently exhibited in museums such as the California: Designing Freedom, at the London Design Mueum, 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. During the past two years her print work from the 1970s regarding participation and gender have been exhibited in a half dozen different galleries in Austria, Poland and Germany.
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 coasts of the United States and given a Lifetime Achievement award from the Women’s Caucus for the Arts.
Partner, McKinsey & Company, New York City, NY Former Yale-China Fellow
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.
Deputy Vice President, Programs, National Committee on United States-China Relations, New York, NY Former Yale-China Fellow
Jojnathan Lowet serves as the Deputy Vice President, Programs at the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations. During his tenure, he has focused on building the organization’s next-generation programs: He oversees the Committee’s Congressional education efforts and its “40-Under-40”-style Young Leaders Forum; he also launched the U.S.-China Student Leaders Exchange, an initiative for nationally recognized U.S. students about to enter college, and programs a variety of other Committee projects.
A Yale history major, Jon taught in Beijing and Wuhan as a Yale-China fellow following graduation. Upon his return to the U.S., he worked for the D.C.-based Health Care Advisory Board before earning a master’s in international affairs at Columbia University, focusing on China and international communications. He also spent years working in new media and communications, working both at major media companies and start-ups.
Peter Man 文直良
Former Secretary, New Asia College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Australia
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
Law Clerk, Covington & Burling LLP, Washington DC Former Yale-China Fellow
Julius Mitchell currently lives in Washington DC where he is a law clerk at Covington & Burling LLP. He primarily supports the litigation and white collar practice groups. Julius earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School in May 2019 where he served 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 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 earned his B.A. in Political Science and Ethnicity, Race & Migration (with distinction in both majors) 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).
R. Drake Pike, Vice-Chair, Treasurer
Retired Managing Director - Finance Division, Goldman Sachs, Beijing, San Francisco, CA Former Yale-China Fellow
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.
Professor of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
A graduate of Franklin and Marshall College, Yale School of Medicine and the Yale Psychiatry residency and geriatric psychiatry fellowship programs, Dr. Rohrbaugh has been a member of the Yale Department of Psychiatry faculty since 1988. Early in his career, Dr. Rohrbaugh's clinical, educational and research interests were at the interface of geropsychiatry and medicine. He has been Chief of the Psychiatry Consult service at VA-Connecticut and developed the geropsychiatry service and the psychiatry primary care clinic at VA-Connecticut. He was the Clinical Director for VA-Connecticut Mental Health Service Line before leaving the VA to become the department's residency program director.
Throughout his career Dr. Rohrbaugh has been active in medical student and residency education. He has been especially interested in teaching beginning clinicians how to listen to a patient's narrative, identify pertinent data, and use that data to develop a bio-psycho-social formulation and treatment plan. Dr. Rohrbaugh served as the Clerkship Director and Director of Medical Studies for medical student education and as Associate Program Director before assuming the Program Director role in 2008. In 2009, Dr. Rohrbaugh was named Deputy Chair for Education and Career Development, extending his role in education to faculty in the department.
Most recently, Dr. Rohrbaugh has worked to educate Yale medical students and residents in global health and has worked with colleagues at Xiangya School of Medicine in Changsha, Hunan Province, PRC to develop a competency based model for post-graduate (residency) education. This model has heavily influenced the Chinese national model for residency training. He was named the Founding Director of the Yale School of Medicine's Office of International Medical Student Education in 2008. In 2015, having noted the irony that global health education is largely discussed by educators in high income countries, Dr. Rohrbaugh co-founded the Bellagio Global Health Education Initiative with an explicit goal of bringing global health education leaders from high, middle and low income countries together to developed global health curricula that could be implemented world-wide.
Nathan D. Taft
Partner / Managing Director of Acquisitions, Jonathan Rose Companies, New York City, NY Former Teaching Fellow
Nathan joined Jonathan Rose Companies in 2004 where he oversees the acquisition and preservation of affordable and mixed-income multifamily housing in transit-oriented locations nationally. At Rose, he has led the investment of seven equity funds, helping Rose grow into one of the country’s leading developers and investors in the field, with a portfolio of 15,000 units. As a mission-driven firm, Rose improves the economic and environmental performance of its properties and works to enhance the lives of its residents with social services.
Nathan’s prior experience includes working for a double-bottom line private equity fund at J.P. Morgan and leading public-private economic development partnerships for Yale University. Nathan is a member of the Pension Real Estate Association and the Urban Land Institute and its Affordable Workforce Housing Council. Nathan was a Yale-China Fellow at Yali Middle School from 1995-1997. Nathan has an M.B.A. from the Yale School of Management and a B.A. in History from Yale University. He lives with his wife and two kids in New York City.
John C. Tang
Partner, Jones Day, San Francisco, CA Former Yale-China Fellow
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), Guangzhou, China
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 Shanghai China and is active in the alternative investment industry as well as cross strait financial professional community. Bill is an active member of both Yale Club of Shanghai and Yale Club of Shenzhen and frequently participate 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 王清丽
Founder and Managing Director, H&J Group Limited, Beijing, China
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
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 周星光
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
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.
Director at IHS and leads the IHS Energy (formerly the Cambridge Energy Research Associates), Beijing, China
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).