From Academics & Gov't Officials

Pieter Bottelier

  • Professor, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University
  • Former Chief, World Bank’s Resident Mission in Beijing 

Dr. Hongbin Cai

  • Dean & Professor, Guanghua School of Management, Peking University
  • Director, Guanghua Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Peking University
  • Member, National People’s Congress 

Dr. Jennifer Carpenter

  • Professor, NYU Stern
  • Associate Director, Stern Center for Global Economy and Business
  • Coordinator, Stern China Initiative 

Dr. Julian Chang

  • Former Associate Dean, Schwarzman Scholars
  • Former Executive Director, Asia Programs, Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Dr. Chen Yin

  • Director General, Department of International Cooperation, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, PRC 

Lei Cheng   

  • Deputy Consul General of the People's Republic of China in New York

Dr. Richard Cooper

  • Maurits C. Boas Professor of International Economics at Harvard University 
  • Former chairman, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
  • Former Under-Secretary of State for Economic Affairs
  • Member, Trilateral Commission and the Council on Foreign Relations

Dr. David Denoon

  • Professor, New York University
  • Director, The NYU Center on U.S.-China Relations

Dr. David Dollar                    

  • Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
  • Former Economic & Financial Emissary to China, U.S. Treasury Department

John Holden           

  • Associate Dean for International Relations, Peking University
  • Professor, Peking University
  • Senior Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • Former President, National Committee on U.S. China- Relations

Dr. Yukon Huang

  • Senior Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • Former Chief, World Bank’s Resident Mission in Beijing 


Dr. Wei Jiang    

  • Arthur F. Burns Professor of Free and Competitive Enterprise in the Finance and Economics Division
  • Director of Chazen Institute of International Business at Columbia Business School

Dr. Cheng Li

  • Director of the John L. Thornton China Center
  • Senior fellow in the Foreign Policy program at Brookings
  • Director of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations

Dr. Shijin Liu

Vice Minister, China State Council

Dr. Xiaobo Lu

  • Professor, Barnard & Columbia Universities
  • Former Director, Weatherhead East Asia Institute, Columbia University
  • Founding Director, Columbia Global Center | East Asia

Dr. Andrew Nathan

  • Professor, Columbia University
  • Former Director, Weatherhead East Asia Institute, Columbia University
  • Professor, International Business School of Suzhou
  • Professor Emeritus, Columbia Business School

Dr. William Overholt

  • Co-author, Renminbi Rising (2016)
  • Senior Fellow at Harvard Asia Center & the Harvard Kennedy School of Government
  • 21 years' experience running Asia research teams for Nomura, Bank Boston, and Bankers Trust

Dr. Xuening Qian

  • Visiting Scholar, Economics, Columbia University
  • Research Fellow, China Academy of Social Sciences
  • Chair, NYU Stern Finance Department 

Dr. Anthony Saich

  • Daewoo Professor of International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School of Government
  • Director, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation
  • Executive Committee Member, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University
  • Board Director, National Committee on U.S.-China Relations 

Dr. Ron Schramm

  • Professor, International Business School of Suzhou
  • Professor Emeritus, Columbia Business School
  • CEO, China Macro Finance 

Dr. Shang-jin Wei 

  • Chief Economist, Asian Development Bank
  • Former Professor, Columbia Business School
  • Former Director, Chazen Institute of International Business, Columbia Business School

Dr. Robert Whitelaw    

  • Professor, NYU Stern
  • Chair, NYU Stern Finance Department

Dr. Guobao Zhang

  • President of the China Overseas Development Association
  • Former Vice Chairman of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) 
  •  Former Director (Minister level) of the National Energy Administration

Dr. Yujun Zhang

  • Former Assistant Chairman, China Securities Regulatory Agency
  • Former President, Shanghai and Shenzhen Stock Exchange 


From Business

Dr. Jonathan Chanis

  • Managing Member of New Tide Asset Management, a proprietary vehicle focused on global and resource investing
  • Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs, Columbia

Anla Cheng     

  • Partner, Sino-Century China Private Equity Partners
  • Trustee & Treasurer, China Institute
  • Director, Committee of 100

Shao Cheng

  • Head of Trading, CITIC Securities USA
  • Former Trader at Argonaut Capital Management
  • Former Prop Trader at Access Global Partners
  • Former Multi-Strstegy Prop Trader at SAC Capital

Patrick Chovanec

  • Managing Director & Chief Strategist, Silvercrest Asset Management Group
  • Adjunct professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
  • Former professor, School of Economics & Management, Tsinghua University

Dr. Paul Clifford    

  • President, Paul G.Clifford & Associates, LLC

Grace Gu

  • Global Macro Portfolio Manager, BlackRock Obsidian Fund

Dr. Haizhou Huang

  • Chief Strategist, Managing Director and Co-Head, Research Department, China International Capital Corporation (CICC)

Eugene Kohn

  • Chairman, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates 

Dr. Janice Li

  • Strategist, CITIC Securities USA 

Junheng Li    

  • Founder & Head of Research, JL Warren Capital
  • Author, Tiger Woman on Wall Street 

Ye Li

  • GF Securities
  • GF Asset Management 

John Liang    

  • Executive Vice President, Xinyuan Real Estate Co., Ltd.

Dr. Youguo Liang

  • Global Head of Research, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority
  • Former Managing Director, Prudential Real Estate Investor

Borong Liu 

  • Partner, Zhong Lun Law Firm
  • Executive Director, China Securitization Forum 

Dr. Yadong Liu

  • CEO. CEFC Global Strategic Holdings
  • Former Principal, Medley Capital
  • Former Head of Emerging Markets, Medley Global Advisor

Simon Male

  • Head of Asian Equities Sales, Auerbach Grayson
  • Former Director, Asian Equity Sales, BNP Paribas

Brian McCarthy 

  • Emerging Sovereign Group, The Carlyle Group

Jamie Metzl

  • Partner at Cranemere LLC, a global investment company
  • Senior Fellow and former EVP at the Asia Society
  • Former, Deputy Staff Director and Senior Counselor of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee
  • Former Director, National Security Council, White House

Leland Miller

  • CEO, China Beige Book

Inkai Mu

  • Principal, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

Dr. Chris Murck

  • Chair, Board of Trustees, Yale-China Association
  • Member, International Advisory Council, APCO Worldwide
  • Former President, American Chamber of Commerce in China

Nicholas Platt

  • President Emeritus, Asia Society
  • Former U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines & Pakistan

Martin Polevoy   

  • Partner of, and Chair of the New York real estate practice at DLA Piper LLP (US) 

Joel Rothstein

  • Partner, Sidley Austin 

Robert Savage

  • CEO of CCTrack Solutions, a global provider of FX asset management solutions, in partnership with China’s CITIC Capital Holdings
  • Former COO & Chief Strategist at FX Concepts
  • Former Managing Director of FX Macro Sales and FX trader during 23 years at Goldman Sachs
  • Former Head of New York Foreign Exchange Trading for Lehman Brothers

Dr. Carl Walter

  • Former CEO, JPMorgan Chase, Commercial Banking (China)
  • Co-author, Red Capitalism: The Fragile Foundation of China’s Extraordinary Rise

Dr. Gang Xu

  • Head of Brokerage & Executive Committee Member, CITIC Securities 

Eric Yao

  • Former Senior Trader & Chief Commercial Officer of Unipec America, the global trading arm of Sinopec Corp
  • Former lead trader, East U.S. Power, Morgan Stanley

Chen Yu

  • Co-Founder and SVP, YeePay

Sun Yu

  • Head of Network Research, China Confidential, Financial Times 

Lanlan Zhang

  • CEO, China International Capital Corporation (CICC) U.S. Securities

Wenzhe Zhao    

  • Vice President, Global Strategist & Economist, Credit Suisse 

 Li Zhou

  • Co-Founder and SVP, Shanghai Wind Information