ADVISORY BOARD CHAIRS
ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS
DR. MARSHALL MEYER
Chair, CBSI Advisory Board
Tsai Wan-Tsai Professor Emeritus
Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Marshall W. Meyer is the Tsai Wan-Tsai Professor Emeritus in the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he is also Professor of Management and Sociology Emeritus, associate member of the Center for East Asian Studies, and a faculty member of the Center for the Study of Contemporary China. Meyer is also Adjunct Professor of Management at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and a scholar of the Yale Chief Executive Leadership Institute. For nearly two decades, Meyer has studied the ongoing reform of Chinese enterprises, including ownership reform (“Making Ownership Matter,” Paulson Institute Policy Memorandum; “Can a Tiger Change Its Stripes: Once an SOE, Always an SOE?” forthcoming), management reform (“Micro-Divisionalization: Using Teams for Strategic Advantage,” Academy of Management Discoveries, and Harvard Business School cases, “Haier: Zero Distance to the Customer”), and management innovation in China (“Going Out by Going In: Business Model Innovation with Chinese Characteristics,” Thunderbird International Management Review, and “High Velocity Management Innovation,” forthcoming). Meyer’s research program is supported by the China Research and Engagement Fund of the University of Pennsylvania. Meyer served as Executive Senior Editor of Management and Organization Review from 2004 to 2013 and Associate Editor of Administrative Science Quarterly from 1987 to 1995 and has served on the editorial boards of other leading journals. In addition to serving on the CBSI Advisory Board, Meyer is a Senior Adviser to the Haier Group, Qingdao, China. In September, 2017, he was awarded Haier’s Rendanheyi badge for his academic contribution to the Haier management model. Meyer is also president of the Wood River Jewish Community, Ketchum, Idaho.
MR. WAYNE WANG
Founding Chairman, CBSI Advisory Board
Chairman & CEO, CDP Group, Limited
Mr. Wang has brought his expertise in wealth of management and investment to CDP Group, which is one of the largest and most innovative Human Capital Management Corporate Services and Technology Providers in Greater China and Asia. Among his earlier career, he was a General Partner of a US-China based Private Equity Investment Firm, and also held Senior International Executive positions with large Multinational Companies in US, Europe and China for more than 16 years. Mr. Wang has built an extensive network of high-level contacts across China, Europe and US in business, government and investment communities. Mr. Wang was the Chairman of European Chamber of Commerce China HR Forum and Executive Member of Shanghai Services Federation, and he is also a Special Advisor for SHRCA. Also most recently, he is an advisory Board Member of A Capital, a Euro-China Private Equity Fund that already had a few landmark deals. Mr. Wang graduated from Fudan University in Shanghai, China at early years with a B.S. Computer Science degree and held dual M.S. Degrees in Computer Engineering and Statistics from the University of Iowa in Iowa, the United States, and an Executive MBA Degree from HEC-Paris, School of Management in Paris, France. Mr. Wang has received many accolades for his outstanding contributions to the modern services industry in recent years. His awards include the “Outstanding Chinese Brand Builder of the Year” by Chinese Brand Association, Global Economic Stimulus Prize” by American Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), “Chinese Business Leader of the Year” by EU and the prestigious China Federation of Industrial Economics (CFIE), and many more.
MS. VIVIEN WANG
Chair Emeritus, CBSI Advisory Board
Partner, Deloitte Tax LLP
Vivien Wang has over 18 years of public accounting and international tax experiences, providing tax consulting, compliance and tax accounting assurance services to various high-tech and venture capital clients. Her experience includes structuring and globally managing both U.S. inbound and outbound investments. Vivien assisted in the planning and implementation of the worldwide restructurings, mergers, acquisitions, and IP migrations for multinational clients. Vivien is also the National Tax Leader of Deloitte’s U.S. Chinese Services Group, specializing in China strategy planning for U.S. companies and investment funds and U.S. inbound investment issues for China based investors. Vivien is Deloitte’s U.S. Inbound Practice leader for the West Region, focusing on serving foreign company’s investments in the U.S. through both M&A and greenfield investment. U.S. inbound clients of Vivien’s have included Marvell, Baidu, Wanhua Chemical, VeriSilicon, Montage, GCL Energy, 85 Degree, Lite-On, Via Technology, Acer, West Summit Capital, Tsing Capital, GSR Venture, and Wuxi Pharm Capital.
ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS
MR. KISHAN BULUSU
Founder and CEO, Trealth
Kishan Bulusu is the founder and CEO of Trealth and has more than 20 years of leadership experience at both entrepreneurial and established companies. He holds key executive leadership role at CloudFarbix Software where he leads their Global Sales and Business Development. As a managing director at JFP Holdings, a Merchant Bank for China, he advises Chinese and Global companies in adopting latest technologies and management best practices to create global footprint and participate in Chinese growth. His past work ventures include experience in banking, cross-border deals, technology and entrepreneurship. Prior to founding Trealth, Kishan was previously an MD with AnEX Global Partners, and founder and CEO of Intvo. Preceding his time at JFP Holdings, Kishan was a Managing Director at AnEx Global Partners, a New York-based financial services company focusing on cross-border transactions. There, he advised companies on investment opportunities in various industries, including logistics, technology, real estate, financial services, manufacturing and real estate, and worked extensively with a number of investor groups, including pension funds, hedge funds, private equity and venture capital firms.
Prior to AnEx Global, Kishan was the founder and CEO of a mobile technology company, Intvo Inc., which developed a platform for enabling interactive mobile gaming applications. As an entrepreneur, Kishan worked with cross-border teams in the U.S., India and Europe. Before founding Intvo, Kishan consulted for several companies in leading their M&A, strategic business, technology initiatives and fundraising. Some of the companies he worked with include Proxim, KPMG, Motorola, Cisco, PBS, Tata, Godrej, GE, Crompton Greaves and JDSU. Kishan graduated with honors from Delhi University in India with a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and earned his CAIA Charter in San Francisco. He is a Chartered Accountant from ICAI in New Delhi and a CMA from ICWAI in India.
MR. DAVID CHEN
Co-Founder and Former Vice Chairman & President, VanceInfo
Mr. Chen is the current president of HYSTA. He is co-founder and former Vice Chairman & President of VanceInfo, one of the largest China based IT services firms. He oversaw strategy and daily operations between 2001 and 2010. Before going public in 2007 at NYSE, it was backed by prominent VCs including DCM, Sequoia Capital and Legend Capital. Now he is serving as Strategic Advisor for Pactera, which is the result of merger between Vanceinfo and hiSoft. Prior to co-founding VanceInfo, David held multiple management and technical positions at Crossworlds, KPMG Consulting, Oracle and UCSF Cancer Center. David is passionate about fostering the spirit of entrepreneurship and technological innovation across China and the US and he is a board member of HYSTA, a nonprofit organization dedicated to entrepreneurship and leadership among Chinese professionals and entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley. He is also an active angel investor and advisor in the emerging area of Internet that combines the power of Internet with traditional industries such as Financial Services, Healthcare, Smart Hardware, etc.
DR. YUFU CHENG
China Country Director
R20 Regions of Climate Action
Dr. Cheng is China Country Director for R20: Regions of Climate Actions, Chaired by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Together with R20 team, members and partners, Dr. Cheng is working with Chinese Central Governments, Subnational Governments, Technology, Policy and Investing Partners to identify and implement the effective low carbon projects in China. He founded Azolar.com, an international multi-facet Internet solar platform to promote international solar business, with other leading partners in solar business. Before joining R20, he was the Senior Vice President of the Innovation Center for Energy and Transportation (iCET). Dr. Cheng has been invited to speak at major international environmental conferences, such as United Nations’ Global Climate Change Conferences in Copenhagen, Tianjin and Cancun, Governor’s Climate Summit (2008, 2009, and 2010), Climate Summit in China hosted by thirteen Chinese Ministries and Columbia University China Prospects Conference, etc. He serves as expert committee member on several international conferences, as an associate editor for Carbon Management Journal and deputy secretary general at American Chinese Trade and Investment Association. Dr. Cheng received his Ph.D. in Ecology from joint Doctoral Program between the University of California at Davis and San Diego State University in 2003, Master Degree of Ecology from Chinese Academy of Forestry in 1998 and Bachelor Degree of Biological Sciences from Anhui Normal University in 1995.
MS. DARLENE CHIU-BRYANT
Mrs. Chiu Bryant is Executive Director of GlobalSF, appointed by San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee and tasked with stimulating economic growth and job creation through bilateral trade and investment between China and San Francisco. Mrs. Chiu-Bryant has had a diverse career in both the public and private sectors, having spent a decade in international trade in the fine chemicals sector in Hong Kong before returning to her native San Francisco to work in communications and public affairs for Mayor Gavin Newsom, East West Bank, United Commercial Bank and Pacific Gas & Electric Company. Most recently as Vice President and Public Affairs Manager at East West Bank after leaving Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) as External Communications Manager, Mrs. Chiu-Bryant has served as Commissioner on the City’s Small Business Commission from 2008-2010, and was Mayor Gavin Newsom’s Chief Deputy Communications Director during his first term as Mayor. She accompanied Mayor Newsom on his first trip to China in 2005.
MR. DEL CHRISTENSEN
Chief of Global Business Development
Bay Area Council
Mr. Christensen is Chief of Global Business Development for the Bay Area Council. He joined the Council in 2008 and was initially responsible for membership development and membership services. He also had leadership roles in the areas of cloud computing and cyber security. Currently, he oversees the Council’s trade and investment efforts in Shanghai, and is directing the development of Bay Area business in China through the office in the Yangpu District of Shanghai. Mr. Christensen brings over 20 years of extraordinary success in sales, business development and team leadership working for several Fortune 500 companies, including Providian Financial and Wachovia Bank.
MR. SIBO FENG
Managing Director, China International Capital Corporation
Mr. Feng is an expert in international finance with over seventeen years of experience across Asia and the US. He is managing director at China International Capital Corporation (CICC), where he heads the international securities investment business based in Hong Kong, managing multi-strategy portfolios in Credit, Rates, FX and Equity. Prior to CICC, Mr. Feng was managing director with Merrill Lynch where he co-headed credit principal trading in Tokyo and Singapore, and was managing director with BNP Paribas in risk origination across asset classes. He started with JP Morgan in New York after graduate study from Harvard University.
MR. XIN GUO
Global CEO & China Chairman
In the past 20 years, he has held various management positions in consulting industry both in the US and China. His consulting expertise is mostly in working with clients on developing strategic organization structures, business processes, and human resource systems. His clients include local private and listed companies, state-owned enterprises and multinational companies in and outside of China.
Mr. Guo graduated from Beijing University of Aeronautics & Astronautic with the bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and the master‘s degree in Systems Engineering. He also received an MBA degree from University of San Francisco in the United States.
DR. RICHARD HUANG
Shihua HeZhong Technology Corporation
Dr. Huang is a well-deserved outstanding professional expert not only in China-US economic cooperation, trading and investment, but also in China’s business relations with other countries. He held the position of the Secretary-General of the China General Chamber of Commerce, U.S.A. starting from its establishment in 2005 till 2015. With his solid knowledge and a variety of rich experiences both in the private and public sector, he has expanded business networks, established strategic and operational partnerships and promoted improved and effective interactions between the US and China business sector. Before joining the Chamber, Dr. Huang rendered his professional service as the Economic Minister Counselor in the Permanent Mission of China to the United Nations during the period of 1998 to 2004. In this capacity, he was deeply involved in UN and international activities relating to multilateral economic and social development, aid effectiveness, private sector partnering, south-south cooperation, early warning and preventive measures for international economic and trading interests conflicts, promotion of supplies by developing countries, etc. Dr. Huang particularly represented China at the Executive Board of UNDP, UNFPA and UNICEF to review, negotiate, advise, propose and participate in Board policy and decision making for UN development and humanitarian programs.
Ms. JENNY HSUI
Ms. Jenny Hsui is a founder of ChinaVest Limited, the first Venture Capital company established in China in the early 1980s She is one of the most experienced private equity investors in China. With more than 20 years of hands-on business experience in Greater China, Ms. Hsui has seen the development of modern China from its early days in the late seventies to today. She has overseen and exited more than 25 ChinaVest investments and played an integral role in the organization and success of ChinaVest’s M&A advisory business.
Ms. Hsui currently serves on several corporate and non-profit boards in and outside of China. In 2013, Ms. Hsui was awarded the highest honor of Central Government as one of China’s top 100 Entrepreneurial Innovators for lifetime achievement in financial services in China.
Ms. Hsui is a graduate of the University of Singapore and has a postgraduate degree from l'Institut d'Etudes Politiques in Paris.
DR. MARGRET JUNG-JIN KIM
California Air Resources Board
Ms. Kim is Senior Counsel at California Air Resources Board. Prior to this post, she was Senior International Climate Counsel and China Program Director to Chair of California Air Resources Board and Secretary of California Environmental Protection Agency. Previously, she was appointed by California Governor Davis to serve as Public Adviser to the California Energy Commission. Before entering public service, she served as General Counsel and Executive Vice President of government relations to diverse multinational corporations and was a partner specializing in environmental law. Currently serves as Advisory Board member of University of San Francisco Master of Public Administration, School of Management; Advisory Board member of University of Southern California Price School of Public Policy in Sacramento; Steering Committee member of the World Affairs Council (Sacramento Chapter); member of Asian-Pacific Bar Association of Sacramento; member of the Commission on Environmental Law of IUCN; Oxfam America’s Sisters on the Planet Ambassador to raise awareness about poverty, hunger, and climate change, and other crises facing women in poor countries.
MR. ROBERT E. JONES
Co-Founder and President
Mr. Jones is Co-Founder and President of the EcoLinx Foundation, a non-profit organization based in Sacramento, California. Mr. Jones, whose family roots extend back to the 1650s in China, has spent the better part of 40 years working in Hong Kong and China and most of the last decade training Chinese officials in both China and the United States in environmental governance and climate change. He was Founder of the Clean Tech Forum at the American Chamber of Commerce in Beijing, where he worked to build a more sustainable energy and environmental future by promoting the greening of supply-chains and the greater utilization of clean technology. Mr. Jones is also a Director of the World Affairs Council in Sacramento; Founding Member of the California Sustainable Business Council; Director of the South Bay Business and Environmental Coalition in Los Angeles and Strategic Advisor to the Joint US-China Council for the Conservation of Energy. Previously he was President of EcoLinx Inc., a manufacturer of environmentally friendly products and Managing Director of LandVest Ltd., a developer of sustainable properties in the outlying areas of Hong Kong. Mr. Jones speaks Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese.
MR. TIM KOCHIS
Founder and CEO
Tim Kochis has over 42 years of experience in the personal financial and investment planning profession, most recently as CEO and the Chairman of Aspiriant until 2012. He was a founder of Kochis Fitz, one of its predecessor firms and before that, Tim was head of Personal Financial Planning for Deloitte and, before that, for Bank of America.
Mr. Kochis has received every achievement award in his profession and UC Berkeley confers an award for teaching excellence in his name. In the mid-‘80’s, he was responsible for supervising the creation of the first comprehensive examination now used throughout the profession to qualify CFP® candidates. He is one of the his profession’s "Movers and Shakers" for leadership in organizations such as the CFP Board of Standards, the Foundation for Financial Planning, and for his founding role in the Financial Planning Standards Board (FPSB), the global certification authority for the financial planning profession. Several of Mr. Mr. Kochis’ books include a book on wealth management for the Chinese market, with co-author, Zhang Bei, PhD., who has been an adjunct professor at USF. He serves on the boards of USF, the Asian Art Museum, the 1990 Institute, and The Asia Foundation. He also serves on the Charles Schwab ETF and Mutual Funds board.
DR. SEAN RANDOLPH
Bay Area Council Economic Institute
Sean Randolph is Senior Director of the Bay Area Council Economic Institute, a public-private partnership of business, labor, government and higher education that works to foster a competitive economy in California and the San Francisco/Silicon Valley Bay Area. It produces authoritative analyses on economic policy issues affecting the region and the state, including science and innovation, technology and global business, and mobilizes California and Bay Area leaders around targeted policy initiatives.
Dr. Randolph previously served as director of international trade for the State of California; as International Director General of the Pacific Basin Economic Council, a 15-nation organization of U.S., Asian, and Latin American corporations active in Asia-Pacific trade and investment; and in the U.S. government on Congressional staffs; the White House staff; in the Department of State on the Policy Planning Staff, as Special Adviser for Policy in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, and as Deputy/Ambassador-at Large for Pacific Basin affairs; and in the U.S. Department of Energy as Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Affairs.
A frequent author and speaker on economic policy issues, Dr. Randolph holds a JD from the Georgetown University Law Center, a Ph.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Tufts and Harvard Universities), and a B.S.F.S. from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and
studied at the London School of Economics.
DR. CHARLES T.MOSES
School of Management at USF
Dr. Charles T. Moses joined USF as interim dean of the School of Management in August 2019.
Dr. Moses came to USF after serving as director of the Stillman Accelerated Management Program at Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He is the former interim dean of the College of Business Administration at Austin Peay State University in Tennessee and dean of the College of Business Administration at Clark Atlanta University in Georgia. Dr. Moses holds a doctor of management degree from Case Western Reserve University, an MBA from Zicklin School of Business in the City University of New York, and a BS in psychology from Howard University.
Before his academic career, Dr. Moses held positions in government and journalism. He served as the executive director of former New York Governor Mario Cuomo’s Advisory Committee for Black Affairs, and as the deputy press secretary in the Office of the Comptroller of New York City. He also held positions as a journalist and manager at newspapers in New York.
DR. BRUCE N.PICKERING
Berkeley Roundtable on the Economy Future of Work Initiative
Dr. N. Bruce Pickering is Vice President of Global Programs at Asia Society, overseeing cross-Center program initiatives throughout the organization's global network. Appointed in July 2012, he is based in San Francisco, where has served as Executive Director for Northern California since 2003. During his tenure, Pickering has overseen an expansion of Asia Society's multidisciplinary activities in the Northern California region, particularly as they reflect San Francisco's status as America's gateway to the Pacific. Prior to joining Asia Society, Pickering was Director of Public Affairs and Development at the Graduate School of Journalism and Special Assistant to the Director of the Institute of East Asian Studies at UC Berkeley. Before that, he was Program Director of the World Affairs Council from 1997-1999 and Executive Director of the US-Japan 21st Century Project, a commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Treaty of Peace with Japan.
Pickering currently serves on the ChinaSF Advisory Board and the advisory council of USC's Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBEAR). He is a former Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State, serving from 1981 to 1993, and specializing in Political and Arms Control issues. He was Deputy Political Counsel on the U.S. Delegation to the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Vienna during the collapse of the Soviet Union and the creation of the "New Europe" from 1988-1992. Pickering holds a doctorate in History from the University of California at Berkeley and an MA in Political Science from Stanford University.
DR. MARY TEAGARDEN
Professor of Global Strategy
Thunderbird School of Global Management
Mary Teagarden, Ph.D., a professor of global strategy at Thunderbird School of Global Management, is a world-renowned thought leader and educator in the areas of global strategic management and strategic human resource management. She has published more than 70 articles, book chapters, and case studies in the area of strategic management, and her research focuses on global competitiveness and capability building with an emphasis on off-shore manufacturing and service, innovation, high technology transfer, sustainable development, talent management and the automotive, aviation, information technology, healthcare services, mining, and telecommunications industries. Her current research projects focus on business dynamics in the Asian Pacific Rim, Latin America, and emerging market economies, including China and India. She consults regularly with service and technology- intensive manufacturing firms and works with a variety of clients including AMEX, AT&T, Bank of China, China Telecom, Lenovo, Lucent Technologies, Motorola, Sony, and many others. Dr. Teagarden is the editor of Thunderbird International Business Review and sits on seven editorial boards. She serves as a Director of GlobalVantage, a high tech design firm, and is on Advisory Boards at Career Educational Services, a training and development firm, China Strategic Development Partners, a consulting firm, 4Stones, a cross-cultural communications firm, Televerde, a near shoring firm, and Huawei, a Chinese high tech giant.
MS. NORA WU
Former Vice Chairwoman and Global Human Capital Leader
Pricewaterhouse Coopers International Ltd
Nora Wu is the former Vice Chairwoman and Global Human Capital Leader for PricewaterhouseCoopers International Ltd. As the first woman from Asia to hold this global leadership role in the company’s 165-year history, Nora was responsible for driving and leading the People vision and strategy for the firm’s global network of 230,00 people in 157 countries.
Prior to this role, Nora served on the Global Board for PwC International. Throughout her career, she has assumed various leadership roles throughout the PwC network. She was the Asia Pacific Human Capital Leader and a member of the PwC Asia Executive Team. Nora was also the PwC Central China Market Leader and managing partner for its Shanghai practice. Nora has over 30 years of cross-industry business, talent and government consulting experience. In her various leadership capacities, she has advised corporate clients ranging from small companies to large Chinese state-owned enterprises and multinational corporations in areas such as China-based investment, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, corporate restructuring, capital market and talent strategies.
Nora is a strong advocate for women’s leadership and issues of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Nora has served on the PwC Global Diversity Leadership Committee, initiated the annual PwC Women in Business Leadership Roundtable in Shanghai and was a member of the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai’s Women’s Executive Network. In 2016 she was named onto the Financial Times UPstanding Leader’s List of the Top 100 Ethnic-Minority Executives in the US and UK.
Nora remains passionate about mentoring and giving back to her communities. She has recently completed her Fellow program at Stanford Distinguished Career Institute in December 2018. She currently serves as a Trustee member for The University of San Francisco, also a board member for the YK Pao School in Shanghai and Senior advisor to PwC Hong Kong and China firm.
MR. JEFF WU
Chief Executive Officer
Jeff Wu has leveraged his 20-plus years of product development, P&L management, globalization strategy, corporate marketing and operation experience in large and small enterprises as the Chief Executive Officer of Symbio, a global leader in innovative IT services. From 2015 to 2017, Jeff was COO at ScaleFlux, a Silicon Valley startup company developing cutting edge data storage and computing solutions. Previously, Jeff had spent 11 years as Corporate Executive Vice President at Pactera, the largest China based global IT Services company. At Pactera, Jeff had held a succession of responsibilities, serving as BG Head running large P&Ls of varies lines of business. Jeff was also company CMO and CGO (Chief Globalization Officer), pioneered Pactera’s global reach in US, Japan and Europe.
Prior to joining Pactera, Jeff Wu was Vice President of Product Development at Wenditel Inc.; Chief Technology Officer of Ospect Inc. Since 1995, Jeff also worked for Cambridge Technology Partners/Novell, EDS/HP, Chordiant/Pegasystems and Ariba/SAP in various leading roles of product development, professional services and business line management. A frequent speaker at international forums, Jeff also sits on advisory board of USF School of Management’s China Studies Initiative. Jeff Wu received his Master's degree in Computer Science from University of Southern California and his Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Tongji University in Shanghai.
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