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Dr Paul M. Achleitner
Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Deutsche Bank AG
Since May 2012, Paul Achleitner (born 1956 in Linz, Austria) serves as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Bank AG.

He was educated at the University of St. Gallen (HSG) and Harvard Business School (HBS), holds a Ph.D. from HSG and an honorary professorship from WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management. After four years at Bain & Co. in Boston he joined Goldman Sachs in 1988 where he served in New York, London and Frankfurt in various capacities, since 1994 as a partner of the firm. Between 2000 and 2012 Paul Achleitner was CFO of Allianz in Munich.

Besides chairing the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Bank Paul Achleitner serves on the Supervisory Boards of Bayer and Daimler as well as on the Shareholders’ Committee of Henkel. He is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Alfred Herrhausen Society, Chairman of the European Financial Services Round Table, Chairman of the German Government Commission of Capital Markets Experts, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the HSG Foundation (University of St. Gallen) and Co-Chairman of the Hong Kong / Europe Business Council. Paul Achleitner is a member of the International Advisory Board of Allianz, the Board of Trustees of the Brookings Institution, the European Advisory Board of the Harvard Business School and the Advisory Council of the Munich Security Conference.
Ms Inga Beale DBE
Former Chief Executive Officer
Inga Beale was appointed Chief Executive Officer in January 2014. Previously she was Group Chief Executive of Canopius with its principal operations at Lloyd's. Prior to that she spent four years with Zurich Insurance Group, including a period as Global Chief Underwriting Officer. She was Group CEO of Swiss reinsurer Converium Ltd and while there, she led a major turnaround of the business before it was acquired by SCOR in 2007. She started her career as a reinsurance underwriter with Prudential before spending 14 years in a variety of international roles for GE Insurance Solutions. Inga was President of the UK Chartered Insurance Institute from 2017 – 2018. She is a Member of the UK Government’s Financial Services Trade and Investment Board, the UK Department for Education’s Business Advisory Group, the London Mayor’s Business Advisory Board and the Geneva Association Board. Inga is also a member of the UK Government’s Public Service Leadership Taskforce.
The Hon Mrs Laura M Cha, GBM, GBS, JP
Hong Kong Exchange and Clearing Limited;
Non-Executive Director
HSBC Holdings plc.
Mrs Cha is a member of the Executive Council of the Government of Hong Kong, Chairman of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd and a member of Financial Leaders Forum.

Mrs Cha is the Non-Executive Deputy Chairman of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, a Non-Executive Director of HSBC Holdings plc, and an Independent Non-Executive Director of Unilever plc. She is also a Senior International Advisor of Foundation Assets Management Sweden AB and a member of Sotheby’s International Advisory Board. In addition, she is Vice Chairman of the International Advisory Council of the China Securities Regulatory Commission. She is a Director of the World Federation of Exchanges.

Mrs Cha became the first, and to-date, the only person outside Mainland China to join the Central Government of the People’s Republic of China at the vice-ministerial rank when she was appointed as Vice Chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission in January 2001. She served in that position until September 2004. Mrs Cha worked for Securities and Futures Commission in Hong Kong from 1991 to 2000, becoming its Deputy Chairman in 1998.

She was awarded a Silver Bauhinia Star in 2001, a Gold Bauhinia Star in 2009 and the Grand Bauhinia Medal in 2017 by the Hong Kong Government for her public service.
Mr Ronnie C. Chan, GBM
Hang Lung Properties Limited
Mr. Ronnie C. Chan is Chairman of Hang Lung Group Limited and its subsidiary Hang Lung Properties Limited, both publicly listed in Hong Kong. Founded in Hong Kong in 1960, the Group expanded into mainland China in 1992, developing, owning and managing world-class commercial complexes in key tier one and tier two cities. Mr. Chan co-founded Morningside, an international investment group established in 1986 with venture capital and private equity investments in manufacturing, TMT, and biotechnology. In 1996, he cofounded the Morningside Center of Mathematics at the Chinese Academy of Sciences and helped establish the triennial International Congress of Chinese Mathematicians where Morningside Medal of Mathematics are awarded. In 1997, he helped found the North America based Morningside Music Bridge for young classical musicians. Mr. Chan is active in many other non-profit and educational organizations. Mr. Chan is Chairman of the Executive Committee of The Better Hong Kong Foundation. He founded and chairs the China Heritage Fund, is a co-founding Director of The Forbidden City Cultural Heritage Conservation Foundation in Beijing, and is former Vice President and former Advisor of the China Development Research Foundation in Beijing. He is founding Chairman of the Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society, and founding Chairman Emeritus of Asia Business Council. He is also former Chairman of the Hong Kong-United States Business Council, and former Chairman of the Executive Committee of One Country Two Systems Research Institute. Mr. Chan is Chairman Emeritus of Asia Society and Chairman of its Hong Kong Center, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the National Committee on United States-China Relations, and Committee of 100. He serves or has served on the governing or advisory bodies of several think tanks and universities, including Peterson Institute for International Economics, World Economic Forum, East-West Center, Pacific Council on International Policy, Eisenhower Fellowships, The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation, University of Southern California, Indian School of Business, Yale University, Tsinghua University, and Fudan University. Mr. Chan is a frequent speaker at international conferences and has published numerous articles in Financial Times, International Herald Tribune, Newsweek, Fortune, Asian Wall Street Journal, Far Eastern Economic Review, and Japan Times.
Mr Victor L L Chu
Chairman & CEO
First Eastern Investment Group
Victor Chu was born in Canton, China and came to Hong Kong at the age of four. He received his early education in Hong Kong and England, and took his law degree at University College London where he is now a honorary fellow.

Mr Chu is Chairman of First Eastern Investment Group, a leading Hong Kong-based international investment firm and a pioneer of private equity investments in China. He is a Co-Founder and Director of Peach Aviation in Japan, as well as a Board Member of Airbus SE.

Over the last 30 years, Victor Chu has at various times served as Director and Council Member of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Member of the Hong Kong Takeovers and Mergers Panel, Advisory Committee Member of the Securities and Futures Commission, and part-time member of Hong Kong Government’s Central Policy Unit. Mr Chu has also served as a Foundation Board Member of the World Economic Forum from 2003 to 2015 and currently co-chairs the Forum’s International Business Council. He is Chairman of the Hong Kong-Europe Business Council.

Victor Chu has served on the Governing Council of University College London and the Foreign Affairs University of China. He is a Trustee of Asia House in London and Hong Kong, as well as a member of the advisory boards of Chatham House, the Oxford Martin School and the Atlantic Council of the USA.

Mr Chu was awarded the 2011 Global Economy Prize by the Kiel Institute for the World Economy.
Mr David Eldon, GBS, CBE, JP
HSBC Bank Middle East Limited
Commencing a career in banking with an Australian banking group in London in 1964, he joined HSBC Bank Middle East (formerly The British Bank of the Middle East), a principal member of the HSBC Group, in 1968. In January that year he took up his first position in Dubai, remaining in the Middle East undertaking a variety of roles in different countries until 1979, when he was transferred to the Group’s operations in Hong Kong.

Subsequent roles took him to Saudi Arabia, back to Hong Kong and then Malaysia. In 1990 he was appointed a General Manager of the Group.

He returned to Hong Kong in April 1992 where, after a temporary assignment as General Manager Hong Kong and China, he took up the position of General Manager in The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation's International department. Mr. Eldon was made an Executive Director of the Bank in January 1994, Chief Executive Officer in January 1996 and Chairman in January 1999. In June 1996 Mr. Eldon became Chairman of Hang Seng Bank, a member of the HSBC Group, and was appointed a director of HSBC Holdings plc on 1 January 1999. He retired from the Group in May 2005.

In 2005 he became Chairman of the Dubai International Financial Centre Authority until June 2011 and Senior Adviser, PricewaterhouseCoopers until June 2014.

He returned to banking in 2011 to become non-executive Chairman of HSBC Bank Middle East Limited, and between 2013-2017 was Chairman of HSBC Bank Oman, a 51% owned subsidiary of HSBC Bank Middle East. In 2017 he added the roles of non-executive Chairman for Group subsidiaries HSBC Bank Egypt and HSBC Bank Turkey and HSBC Middle East Holdings. He is Advisor to the CEO of HSBC’s Global Commercial Bank. He is Chairman of Octopus Holdings Limited and Octopus Cards Ltd in Hong Kong. He is a Member of the Government of Dubai’s International Financial Centre Higher Board, a Member of the Advisory Boards of Hong Kong based New Lily International and the Global Institute for Tomorrow and an Adviser to Singapore-based Southern Capital Group. From 2016-18 he was an Adviser to Thailand’s CP Group on their Corporate Governance Committee. He holds a number of Government and community appointments in Hong Kong.

He is Past Chairman of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, and was between 2005-2012 Adviser to the Office of the President, South Korea. He is a Founding Member and past Chairman of the Seoul International Business Advisory Council.

Mr. Eldon is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (FCIB). He was conferred Honorary Doctor of Business Administration by the City University of Hong Kong in November 2003. He was named the DHL/SCMP Hong Kong Business Person of the Year for 2003 and in 2004 was awarded the Gold Bauhinia Star (GBS) by the Government of the Hong Kong SAR. In 2005 he was made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) for his contribution to banking, and awarded Honorary Citizenship of Seoul in recognition of his work for the city. He was awarded the Asian Banker Lifetime Achievement Award for 2005. In 2011 Mr. Eldon was conferred Honorary Doctor of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. Mr. Eldon is a Justice of the Peace (JP).
Dr the Hon Victor K. Fung, GBM, GBS
Group Chairman
Fung Group
Dr. Victor K. Fung is an international business leader, thought leader and philanthropist, who holds professional and civic appointments in Hong Kong, the Chinese Mainland and overseas.

He is Group Chairman of the Fung Group, a Hong Kong-based multinational which comprises major subsidiaries in trading, logistics, distribution and retailing. They include publicly-listed Li & Fung Limited, Global Brands Group Holding Limited, Convenience Retail Asia Limited and other privately held entities. Dr. Fung played a leading role in driving the development of the supply chain infrastructure at Li & Fung Limited, which has enabled it to become the leading consumer goods design, development, sourcing, and logistics company for major retailers and brands around the world.

Dr. Fung holds independent non-executive Directorships with Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited (Hong Kong) and Koc Holding A.S. (Turkey). He is also Chairman of the Asia Advisory Board of Prudential Financial, Inc (USA).

Dr. Fung is Co-Chair of the Advisory Board of the Asia Global Institute at the University of Hong Kong, a multi-disciplinary think-tank co-established with the Fung Global Institute to assume and carry forward the Fung Global Institute’s mission to generate and disseminate research and ideas on global issues from Asian perspectives.

Also in Hong Kong, Dr. Fung is a Non-official Member of Chief Executive’s Council of Advisers on Innovation and Strategic Development, an Adviser of the Infrastructure Financing Facilitation Office of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority and Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Hong Kong Scholarship for Excellence Scheme. He is a former Chairman of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (1991-2000); a Hong Kong representative on the APEC Business Advisory Council (1996-2003); Chairman of the Airport Authority Hong Kong (1999-2008), Chairman of the Council of The University of Hong Kong (2001-2009) and Chairman of the Greater Pearl River Delta Business Council (2004-2013).

On the Chinese Mainland, he is a member of the Advisory Board of the School of Economics and Management of Tsinghua University, an Honorary Trustee of Peking University and an Honorary Professor of Renmin University. He was a member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference from 2003 to February 2018, Vice-Chairman of the China Centre for International Economic Exchanges (2009-2014).

Internationally, Dr. Fung played a leadership role from 2007 in the Paris-based International Chamber of Commerce, of which he was Chairman from 2008 to 2010. From 2012 to 2013, he was a member of the World Trade Organisation's Panel On Defining The Future of Trade.

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Dr. Fung holds Bachelor and Master Degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. After gaining his Doctorate in Business Economics from Harvard University, he taught as a professor at Harvard Business School before returning to the family business in Hong Kong in 1976.

Dr. Fung is married with three adult children.
Mr Nobuyuki Hirano
President & Group CEO
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc.
A veteran banker, Mr. Hirano started his career more than 40 years ago working at MUFG’s domestic banking branch offices. He later developed his career in Europe and New York, where he held a variety of positions within corporate banking and global strategy planning.

Following his return to Japan, he held a number of high-ranking positions in the Bank’s corporate banking and corporate planning divisions. In January 2006, Mr. Hirano was appointed as a Managing Director of the Bank responsible for corporate functions.

In March 2009, he became a director of Morgan Stanley, a firm with which MUFG maintains a strategic capital alliance.

In June 2009, Mr. Hirano was promoted to Deputy President of MUFG Bank and also assumed an additional role as a Managing Officer of MUFG in charge of facilitating the strategic alliance with Morgan Stanley.

In April 2012, Mr. Hirano was appointed President of the Bank, and a year later, in April 2013, began concurrently serving as President & Group CEO of MUFG. He became the Chairman of the bank in April 2016.

Mr. Hirano has served as Chairman of the Japan-U.S. Business Council since 2017 and as an Audit and Supervisory Board member of Toyota Motor Corporation since June 2018.

Mr. Hirano graduated in 1974 from Kyoto University, where he studied law.
Professor Lawrence Juen-yee Lau, GBS, JP
Ralph and Claire Landau Professor of Economics
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Professor Lawrence J. Lau received his B.S. degree (with Great Distinction) in Physics from Stanford University in 1964 and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1966 and 1969 respectively. He joined the faculty of the Department of Economics at Stanford University in 1966, becoming Professor of Economics in 1976 and the first Kwoh-Ting Li Professor in Economic Development at Stanford University in 1992. From 1992 to 1996, he served as a Co-Director of the Asia-Pacific Research Center at Stanford University, and from 1997 to 1999, as the Director of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. He became Kwoh-Ting Li Professor in Economic Development, Emeritus, at Stanford University upon his retirement from Stanford University in 2006. From 2004 to 2010, Professor Lau served as Vice-Chancellor (President) of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Since 2007. Professor Lau has been serving as Ralph and Claire Landau Professor of Economics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. From September 2010 to September 2014, he served as Chairman of CIC International (Hong Kong) Co., Limited.

Professor Lau specialises in economic development, economic growth, and the economies of East Asia, including that of China. In 1966, he developed the first econometric model of China. He has authored, co-authored, or edited twelve books and published more than 190 articles and notes in international professional journals.

He is a Member of Phi Beta Kappa and Tau Beta Pi, a Fellow of the Econometric Society, an Academician of Academia Sinica, Taipei, a Member of the Conference for Research in Income and Wealth, an Overseas Fellow of Churchill College, University of Cambridge, an Honorary Member of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and an Academician of the International Eurasian Academy of Sciences. Professor Lau was awarded the degree of Doctor of Social Sciences, honoris causa, by the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 1999, the degrees of Doctor, honoris causa, by Soka University and Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, by Waseda University in 2007, and the degree of Doctor of Management Sciences, honoris causa, by the National Central University, Taiwan, in 2010, the degree of Doctor of Economics, honoris causa, by Fudan University in 2011, and the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, by The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2014.

Professor Lau currently serves as a Vice-Chairman of the China Center for International Economic Exchanges, a Vice-Chairman of the China Science Center of the International Eurasian Academy of Sciences, an Adviser to the National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China, a member of the International Advisory Council of the China Development Bank and Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen) Finance Institute. In addition, he also serves a Member of the Exchange Fund Advisory Committee of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and Chairman of its Governance Sub-Committee, a Member of its Currency Board Sub-Committee and Investment Sub-Committee, a member of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) Belt and Road Committee, a Vice-Chairman of Our Hong Kong Foundation, a Member and Chairman of the Prize Recommendation Committee, LUI Che Woo Prize Company, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange, Taipei. He also serves as an independent non-executive director of AIA Group Limited, Hong Kong, CNOOC Limited, Hong Kong, Hysan Development Company Limited, Hong Kong, Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation, Hong Kong and Far EasTone Telecommunications Co. Ltd., Taipei.
Dr the Hon David Li, GBM, GBS, JP
Chairman & Chief Executive
The Bank of East Asia, Limited
Dr David Li is the Chairman and Chief Executive of The Bank of East Asia, Limited.

Dr Li has played a key role in the development of the financial services sector in Hong Kong throughout his career. He was a Member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong representing the Finance Constituency from 1985 to 2012, and was a Member of the Executive Council of Hong Kong from 2005 to 2008.

He is Chairman of The Chinese Banks' Association, Limited, and a Council Member of the Employers' Federation of Hong Kong. He has held numerous appointments to Government advisory boards in the financial services sector.

In addition to his commitment to the industry, Dr Li is active in public service. He is Chairman of the Advisory Board of The Salvation Army Hong Kong and Macau Command; Chairman of the Executive Committee of St. James' Settlement; and Chairman of the Executive Committee of The Friends of Cambridge University in Hong Kong, which runs the Prince Philip Scholarship Scheme.

Dr Li is the Pro-Chancellor of the University of Hong Kong and an Advisory Committee Member of the Chinese University of Hong Kong S.H. Ho College. He is President of The Légion d'Honneur Club Hong Kong Chapter Association Limited and Chairman Emeritus of the Asian Youth Orchestra.

Dr Li is also a Director of several prominent local listed companies, including Guangdong Investment Limited; The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited; The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels Limited; San Miguel Brewery Hong Kong Limited; and Vitasoy International Holdings Limited.
Professor Liu Mingkang
Former Chairman
China Banking Regulatory Commission
Prof Liu Mingkang served as the first Chairman of the China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) between March 2003 and October 2011, and was a member of the 17th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China. He served as Vice-Chairman of the Committee for Economic Affairs of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference.

Before heading the CBRC, Prof Liu held various positions in both banking institutions and government agencies. He was Chairman and President of the Bank of China (February 2000 – March 2003), Chairman of China Everbright Group (July 1999 – June 2000), Deputy Governor of the People’s Bank of China (March 1998 – July 1999), member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the People’s Bank of China, Deputy Governor of China Development Bank (January 1994 – March 1998), and Deputy Governor of Fujian province and Secretary General of the Fujian Provincial Government (January 1993 – January 1994).

Prof Liu also serves as a senior fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Bankers. He was a member of the Financial Stability Board (FSB), Vice-Chairman of the Standing Committee on Supervisory and Regulatory Cooperation under the FSB, a member of the Governance Body of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, and a Director of the Board of the International Center for Leadership in Finance, Bank Negara Malaysia.

He currently serves as BCT Distinguished Research Fellow at the Institute of Global Economics and Finance at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Distinguished Fellow at the Asia Global Institute at the University of Hong Kong, and is Honorary Dean of Lingnan (University) College at Sun Yet-Sen University, Guangzhou. Prof Liu sits on the International Advisory Boards of both Guanghua Management School at Peking University, and the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University.

The Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) jointly named the CBRC and Prof Liu 2009 Risk Manager of the Year, and was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by The Asian Banker Magazine in April 2012. He has also been an invitee of the Aspen Institute and the Group of 30.

Prof Liu received his MBA from the Cass Business School, City University of London, and has received honorary doctorates from the City University of London, Lingnan University, and the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Mr Paul Manduca
Prudential plc
Paul Manduca has been Group Chairman since July 2012 and an independent non-executive director of Prudential since October 2010
Chairman of TheCityUK Advisory Council
Chairman of Templeton Emerging Markets Investment Trust
Chairman of Ratesetter
Chairman of Majid al Futtain Trust
Member of the Securities Institute

Previous appointments:
Chairman of Henderson Diversified Income Limited
Chairman, Aon Limited
Senior Independent Director of Wm Morrison Supermarkets Plc
Non-executive director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of KazmunaiGas Exploration & Production Plc
Chairman of JPM European Smaller Companies Investment Trust Plc
Senior Independent Director of Development Securities plc
Chairman of Bridgewell Group plc
Director of Henderson Smaller Companies Investment Trust plc
European CEO of Deutsche Asset Management
Global CEO of Rothschild Asset Management
Founding CEO of Threadneedle Asset Management Limited
Director of Eagle Star and Allied Dunbar.
Mr Anthony Nightingale, CMG, SBS, JP
Jardine Matheson Holdings Limited
Anthony Nightingale was Managing Director of the Jardine Matheson Group from 2006 to March 2012, having joined the Board of Jardine Matheson Holdings in 1994. After joining the Group in 1969, he held a number of senior positions until his retirement from executive office in March 2012. Today he is a non-executive director of Jardine Matheson Holdings and of other Jardine Matheson group companies, Dairy Farm, Hongkong Land, Jardine Cycle & Carriage, Jardine Strategic and Mandarin Oriental, and a commissioner of Astra International.

He is also a non-executive director of Schindler Holding Limited, Prudential plc., Vitasoy International Holdings Limited and Shui On Land Limited.

Mr Nightingale is a director of UK-ASEAN Business Council, a member of The HKSAR Chief Executive’s Council of Advisers on Innovation and Strategic Development, a Hong Kong representative to the APEC Vision Group and a council member of the Employers’ Federation of Hong Kong. He is an Honorary Professor of the School of Business of the Hong Kong Baptist University, a member of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Business School Advisory Council, chairperson of The Sailors Home and Missions to Seafarers in Hong Kong and the Patron of the Hong Kong Tennis Foundation. He is a past chairman of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce and was appointed as an ABAC Representative of Hong Kong, China from 2005 to 2017.

Mr Nightingale was born in Yorkshire, United Kingdom in November 1947. He was educated at Uppingham School and graduated from Cambridge, with a Degree in Classics.
Professor Eisuke Sakakibara
Aoyama Gakuin University;
Former Vice Minister
Finance for International Affairs in Japan
DATE OF BIRTH: March 27, 1941
EDUCATION: 1964 BA in Economics from University of Tokyo
 1969 Ph.D. in Economics from University of Michigan
1965Joined the Ministry of Finance
1971Economist, International Monetary Fund
1975Deputy Director, First Insurance Division, Banking Bureau, MoF
1977Associate Professor of Economics, Institute for Policy Science, Saitama University
1980Visiting Associate Professor of Economics, Economics Department, Harvard University
1981Director (Planning and Research), International Finance Bureau, MoF
1983Special Advisor to the President, Japan Center for International Finance
1985Director, Treasury Division, Financial Bureau, MoF
1987Director, Second Fund Planning and Operation Division Financial Bureau
1988Director, Government Debt Division, Financial Bureau
1989Director, Co-ordination Division, Financial Bureau
1990Director-General, Tokai Local Finance Bureau
1991Deputy Director-General, International Finance Bureau
1993Senior Deputy Director-General, International Finance Bureau
1994President, Institute of Fiscal and Monetary Policy
1995Director-General, International Finance Bureau
1997Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs
1999Professor, Keio University
2006Professor, Waseda University
2010Present position
AWARDS: Taylor's Award, University of Michigan
BINTANG MAHAPUTRA UTAMA, The Government of The Republic of Indonesia
The Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold and Silver Star, Government of Japan, April 2011
Mr Neil Shen
Founding and Managing Partner
Sequoia China
Neil Shen is Founding and Managing Partner of Sequoia China. He is also Co-Founder of (NASDAQ: CTRP) and Homeinn Hotel Group (NASDAQ: HMIN).

Neil Shen has received numerous honors and awards in China and across the globe. Neil Shen’s ascent to the top of the 2018 Midas List marks a milestone - the first time that a Chinese national has hit the top of the list. He was the highest ranking Chinese investor on Forbes Midas List for the year from 2012 to 2018, and also listed in the "100 Greatest Living Business Minds" by Forbes. In addition, he was amongst "50 Most Influential Business Leaders in China" and "30 Most Influential Investors in China" by Fortune for the year from 2015 to 2017, and "Top 20 Venture Capitalists Worldwide" by New York Times and CB Insights in 2017.

Neil Shen is a member of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), and also serves on a number of philanthropic and public sectors and industry associations, including as Member of the Hong Kong Chief Executive’s Council of Advisors on Innovation and Strategic Development, Member of Hong Kong Financial Services Development Council, Governor of Our Hong Kong Foundation, Founder and Chairman of Hong Kong X-Tech Startup Platform, Chairman of Yale Center Beijing Executive Council, Trustee of Brookings Institution, Trustee of Asia Society, Director of Yabuli China Entrepreneur Forum (CEF) and Trustee of Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

He received his Master's degree from Yale University and Bachelor's degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
Mr Andrew Sheng
Distinguished Fellow, Asia Global Institute
The University of Hong Kong
Andrew Sheng is Distinguished Fellow of Asia Global Institute, The University of Hong Kong. He is Chief Adviser to China Banking Regulatory Commission, Chairman of Khazanah Research Institute, a Board Member of Khazanah Nasional Berhad and a member of the international advisory councils of China Investment Corporation, China Development Bank, China Securities Regulatory Commission, Securities and Exchange Board of India and Bank Indonesia Institute.

Previously, he was a Chairman of the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong and a central banker with Hong Kong Monetary Authority and Bank Negara Malaysia.

He writes regularly on international finance and monetary economics, financial regulation and global governance for Project Syndicate, AsiaNewsNet and leading economic magazines and newspapers in China and Asia. His latest book is "Shadow Banking in China: An Opportunity for Financial Reform," with Ng Chow Soon (2016, John Wiley).