About Duke Kunshan

Advisory Board

34 distinguished business, government and education leaders are serving on Duke Kunshan’s Advisory Board, a voluntary non-governing group that provides strategic guidance to the Duke Kunshan leadership. Chaired by G. Richard Wagoner Jr., former chairman and chief executive officer of General Motors, each member of the advisory board is deeply committed to improving educational opportunities for future generations of students in China and around the world.

Duke Kunshan Advisory Board Members

G. Richard Wagoner Jr.

Former Chairman and CEO, General Motors

Rick Wagoner retired as chairman and chief executive officer at General Motors Corporation in August 2009. He joined GM in 1977 in its New York Treasurer’s office, and subsequently held senior positions in Brazil, Canada and Europe. In 1992, he was named executive vice president and chief financial officer of GM. He was subsequently named president of GM North America in 1994 before assuming th...

Undraa Agvaanluvsan

President, Green Building Council of Mongolia

Undraa Agvaanluvsan, PhD is a seasoned leader with a diverse background in government, academia, and corporate governance. She is currently the President of the Green Building Council of Mongolia, where she is leading efforts to promote sustainable development and green building practices throughout the country. Undraa has served as a Member of Parliament of Mongolia from 2016-2020, where sh...

Raymund Chao

Chairman, PricewaterhouseCoopers Asia Pacific and China

Raymund is PwC’s Asia Pacific and China Chairman. He is also one of the five senior partners on PwC’s global Network Leadership Team that sets the overall strategy for the PwC Network and the standards to which PwC firms agree to adhere. Raymund was born and raised in Hong Kong, but began his professional career in Toronto in 1984. He then returned to Hong Kong where he was admitted to...

Dhanin Chearavanont

Senior Chairman, Charoen Pokphand Group

Mr. Dhanin Chearavanont is Senior Chairman of the Charoen Pokphand Group (CP). Founded in the 1920’s in Bangkok, Thailand, CP today comprises of global businesses covering animal protein production, food manufacturing, industrial production, services including financial and international trading, modern trade and retailing, telecommunications, and property development. With 250,000 employees an...

Chen Dongsheng

Founder, Chairman and CEO, Taikang Insurance Group Inc.

Chen Dongsheng, founder of China Guardian Auctions and Taikang Life Insurance, currently serves as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Taikang Insurance Group. Mr. Chen is also a Member of Advisory Committee of All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce, Economic Adviser of Hubei Provincial People’s Government, President of Yabuli China Entrepreneurs Forum...

Chen Xiaohong

Founding Partner, H Capital

Xiaohong Chen is Founding Partner of H Capital, a private equity fund focusing on mid-to-late-stage investments in the Internet and education industries. H Capital currently manages approximately $1.3 billion in total assets. Prior to founding H Capital in 2014, Ms. Chen was at Tiger Global for 8 years responsible for Tiger Global’s investment activities in China. Previous experiences inc...

James Ding

Managing Director, GSR Ventures

Mr. James Jian Ding is a Managing Director at GSR Ventures, where he focuses on early-stage companies in the artificial intelligence, big data, IT-related health care, VR/AR and new media sectors. Prior to GSR Ventures, James co-founded AsiaInfo, which played an important role in the design and construction of China’s Internet infrastructure. From May 1999 to April 1, 2003, he successf...

Victor K. Fung

Group Chairman, Fung Group
Honorary Chairman, Li & Fung Limited

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...

Gao Xiqing

Board of Trustees, Duke University
Former Vice Chairman and President, China Investment Corporation

Gao Xiqing is the former Vice-Chairman and President of the China Investment Corporation. He was Vice-Chairman of the National Council for Social Security Fund of China between February 2003 and 2007, and was Vice-Chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) between 1999 and February 2003. He was an adjunct professor at the Law Schools of Tsinghua University, University of Inte...

Jin Haitao

Chief Executive Partner, Qianhai FOF
Former Chairman, Shenzhen Capital Group

Mr. Jin Haitao is one of the most influential leaders in China’s venture capital industry and high-end integrated financial services. Formerly Chairman of Shenzhen Capital Group Co., LTD, Mr. Jin is currently Chief Executive Partner of Qianhai Fund-of-Funds and Chairman of QHFZ Capital Management Co., LTD. He is also counselor to Guangdong Province, Chairman of the Venture Capital Fund Committe...

William C. Kirby

T. M. Chang Chair Professor of China Studies, Harvard University
Spangler Family Chair Professor, Harvard Business School

William C. Kirby is the T. M. Chang Chair Professor of China Studies at Harvard University and the Spangler Family Chair Professor at Harvard Business School. Professor Kirby was awarded the title of Distinguished Contribution Professor at Harvard University, and now serves as the chairman of the Harvard China Fund and the Harvard Center Shanghai. At Harvard, Professor Kirby served as Director ...

Natalie G. Lichtenstein

Inaugural General Counsel, Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank (retired)
Adjunct Professor of China Studies,
The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University

Natalie Lichtenstein is a US lawyer who has specialized in legal issues at international financial institutions and legal development in China since the 1970s. Until August 2016, she served as the inaugural General Counsel at the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Prior to that, she served as the Chief Counsel for the establishment of AIIB, and the principal drafter for the AIIB Ch...

Kenneth G. Lieberthal

Senior Fellow Emeritus in Foreign Policy and Global Economy and Development
Former Director, John L. Thornton China Center Brookings Institution

Kenneth Lieberthal is a senior fellow emeritus in the Foreign Policy program at Brookings. From 2009 to 2016, Lieberthal was a senior fellow in the Foreign Policy and Global Economy and Development programs; from 2009 to 2012, he also served as director of the John L. Thornton China Center. Lieberthal was special assistant to the president for national security affairs and senior director for A...

Howard Marks

Co-Chairman, Oaktree Capital Management

Since the formation of Oaktree in 1995, Mr. Marks has been responsible for ensuring the firm’s adherence to its core investment philosophy; communicating closely with clients concerning products and strategies; and contributing his experience to big-picture decisions relating to investments and corporate direction. From 1985 until 1995, Mr. Marks led the groups at The TCW Group, Inc. that were ...

Dede Nickerson

Head of Strategy and Producer, Huanxi Media
Advisor, NBA China

Dede Nickerson has been living in China for over 25 years and has been a leading pioneer in China’s film industry. In 2015, Dede founded Infinity Pictures with China Media Capital. Infinity developed and produced a slate of both Chinese films and English language films for the global audience. Dede is currently producing Lu Chuan’s film Bureau 749 and is doing advisory in the sector. Prior t...

David M. Rubenstein

Co-Founder and Co-Chairman, The Carlyle Group

David M. Rubenstein is Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of The Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest private equity firms. Mr. Rubenstein co-founded the firm in 1987. Since then, Carlyle has grown into a firm managing more than $150 billion from 36 offices around the world. A native of Baltimore, Mr. Rubenstein is a 1970 magna cum laude graduate of Duke, where he was elected Phi Beta Kap...

Chauncey Shey

Managing Partner, Softbank China Venture Capital Pte. Ltd.

Mr. Chauncey Shey is Managing Director of SBCVC Pte. Ltd. He is responsible for strategic direction, investments and portfolio management at SBCVC. Mr. Shey has extensive venture capital investment experience. He has established extensive contacts with the entrepreneur community. SBCVC’s spotlight portfolio companies include Alibaba, Taobao, Focus Media, GDS, Shenwu, Precise, Di’an, and Edan et...

Laurene Sperling

President, Sperling Family Office
Chair, Duke University's Board of Trustees

Laurene Sperling oversees the investment management of a family office enterprise, which, in addition to growing financial capital, also includes Barah Collective LLC, an impact investing entity and the Sperling Family Charitable Foundation.  Laurene is an experienced foundation trustee with a successful history building organizations with long lasting success and impact. A perennial ch...

David S. Taylor

Senior Advisor, Clayton Dubilier & Rice LLC.
Former Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Procter & Gamble Company

David Taylor is the former Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer of P&G. David is a proven leader with 36 years of experience across many of P&G’s core categories and markets. He and P&G’s leadership team are driving the transformation of P&G to return the company to sustainable, balanced growth and value creation. Prior to becoming CEO, he was Group P...

Lawrence Tian

Chairman, Mevion Medical Systems Inc.
Founder, Yuanming Capital

Dr. Lawrence Tian is Chairman of Mevion Medical Systems Inc., Founder of YuanMing Capital, Founder and Chairman of China Entrepreneurs Forum and China-U.S. Business Leaders Roundtable. As a core organizer of various high-end meeting for entrepreneurs of both countries, Dr. Tian is an influential figure in the Sino-China business scene and has extensive social influence. In 2015, Dr. Tian fou...

Daniel M. Tsai

Chairman, Fubon Bank (Hong Kong)

Daniel M. Tsai is the chairman of Fubon Bank (Hong Kong). Originated in 1961 when Fubon Insurance was founded, Fubon Group offers the most comprehensive financial services in Taiwan, and is also involved in property development, telecommunications and media services, e-commerce, the cultural and creative sector, and charitable activities. Group members Fubon Financial Holdings, Taiwan Mobile, a...

Wang Huiyao

Founder and President, Center for China and Globalization
Former Counselor of China State Council

Dr. Huiyao (Henry) WANG is the Founder and President of Center for China and Globalization (CCG), the leading Chinese think tank that ranked among the top 100 think tanks in the word and No. 1 social think tank in China. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang appointed Dr. Wang as a Counselor of China State Council, China’s cabinet. Dr. Wang is also Vice Chairman of China Association for International Econ...

Wang Jingbo

Co-Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Noah Holdings

Ms. Jingbo Wang is Co-Founder, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Noah Holdings. Ms. Wang has over 20 years of experience in the asset and wealth management services industry. From May 2000 to September 2005, Ms. Wang worked in several departments and affiliates of Xiangcai Securities, a securities firm in China. Ms. Wang served as the head of the private banking ...

Wang Peng

Co-Founder and CEO, Synear Food

Wang Peng is Co-founder and CEO of Synear Food. He holds a Master of Business Administration from China Europe International Business School. Over the past 24 years, Wang Peng has led the team to make continuous innovation and promoted Synear Food brand influence with forward-looking thinking and international vision. Synear Food takes nearly 30% China domestic market share. He not only buil...

Wang Xiaodong

Director and Senior Investigator of the National Institute of Biological Sciences, Beijing

Dr. Xiaodong Wang was born in 1963 in Wuhan, China. He is currently the Director and Senior Investigator of the National Institute of Biological Sciences, Beijing. He received his B.S. degree from Beijing Normal University and his Ph.D. degree of Biochemistry from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. Since 1995, Dr. Wang’s research has mainly focused on the biochemi...

Frank Wei

Managing Director and the Head of China, Warburg Pincus

Frank Wei is a managing director and the head of China at Warburg Pincus, a leading global private equity firm which he joined in 2002.  Prior to his private equity career, Mr. Wei was with the investment banking division of Morgan Stanley in Hong Kong during the late 1990’s, and McKinsey & Company in Shanghai during the mid-1990’s. He sits on the boards of ZTO Express and 58.com....

Elizabeth Yang

Chairman, Country Garden Holdings

Ms. Elizabeth Yang was born in September 1981 in Shunde, Guangdong Province. In 2005, Ms. Yang graduated from Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Logistics. From March 2005 to December 2006, Ms. Yang worked as a procurement manager in Country Garden Group. In December 2006, she was appointed executive director of Country Garden Holdings. From March 2012 to Decembe...

Yang Yuanqing

Chairman and CEO, Lenovo

Mr. Yuanqing Yang joined Lenovo Group in 1989. Mr. Yang has played a key role in Lenovo’s transformation into a global company. Under his leadership, in May 2005, Lenovo completed the acquisition of IBM PC business. In October 2014, Lenovo completed the acquisitions of IBM x86 server business and Motorola Mobility. Now, Lenovo is not only a leading PC company in the world but also one of the...

Michael Yu

Co-Founder, CEO and President, Innovent Biologics

Dr. De-Chao Michael Yu (“Dr. Yu”), is the founder, an Executive Director, the Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of the company. He is responsible for the overall strategic planning and business direction of the Group and management of the Company. Dr. Yu received his doctoral degree in Molecular Genetics from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (Shanghai, China) and compl...

Yuan Ming

Honorary Dean, Yenching Academy of Peking University
Professor, School of International Studies, Peking University

Professor Yuan Ming is Honorary Dean of Yenching Academy of Peking University, Associate Dean of Peking University’s Institute of International and Strategic Studies, Director of its Center for American Studies, and Professor of its School of International Studies. Yuan Ming received her bachelor’s degree in Western Language and Literature from Peking University in 1968, and Master of Laws i...

Jim Zhang

Chairman, Knicks Capital Co., Ltd
Chairman, The Forever Nature Capital Foundation

Mr. Jim Zhang used to hold senior management position in government agencies, state-owned enterprises, transnational corporations and American public companies, he has extensive and strong experience in company management. Mr. Jim Zhang is not only an active venture capitalist and also an active social entrepreneur. He has inspired groups of prominent Chinese entrepreneurs to join the cause ...

Zhang Lei

Founder, Chairman and CEO, Hillhouse Capital Management Group

Mr. Zhang is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Hillhouse Capital Management Group (HCM), a long long-term fundamental equities investor. As one of Asia’s top funds, Hillhouse manages more than $12 billion for endowments (such as Yale, Stanford, Harvard, etc.), foundations, family offices (such as the Ford Foundation, the Rothschild Family Fund, etc.), pensions, and sovereign funds. HCM ...

Zhang Yichen

Chairman and CEO, CITIC Capital Holdings Limited

Yichen Zhang is the Chairman and CEO of CITIC Capital Holdings Limited. Mr. Zhang began his career on Wall Street in 1987, having joined Greenwich Capital Markets, Bank of Tokyo as Head of Proprietary Trading, and Merrill Lynch as Managing Director of Debt Capital Market for Greater China. In 2000, he joined CITIC Group as the President of CITIC Pacific Communications and Executive Director for...

Zhang Youjun

Chairman, CITIC Securities Co., Ltd.

Mr. ZHANG Youjun, serves as secretary to the Communist Party Committee of the Company, an Executive Director, Chairman and a member of the Executive Committee of CITIC Securities Co., Ltd. (the “Company”). Mr. ZHANG joined the Company at the time of the establishment of the Company in 1995, and was appointed as an executive Director of the Company on 19 January 2016. During the same...

G. Richard Wagoner Jr. (Chair of the Board)

Former Chairman and CEO, General Motors

Raymund Chao

Chairman and CEO, PricewaterhouseCoopers Asia Pacific and China

Dhanin Chearavanont

Senior Chairman, Charoen Pokphand Group

Chen Dongsheng

Founder, Chairman and CEO, Taikang Insurance Group Inc.

Chen Xiaohong

Founding Partner, H Capital

James Ding

Managing Director, GSR Ventures

Victor K. Fung

Group Chairman, Fung Group
Honorary Chairman, Li & Fung Limited

Gao Xiqing

Former Vice Chairman and President, China Investment Corporation

Jin Haitao

Chief Executive Partner, Qianhai FOF
Former Chairman, Shenzhen Capital Group

Natalie G. Lichtenstein

Inaugural General Counsel, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (retired)
Adjunct Professor of China Studies, The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University

Kenneth G. Lieberthal

Senior Fellow Emeritus in Foreign Policy and Global Economy and Development
Former Director, John L. Thornton China Center, Brookings Institution

Howard Marks

Co-Chairman, Oaktree Capital Management

Dede Nickerson

Head of Strategy and Producer, Huanxi Media
Advisor, NBA China

David M. Rubenstein

Co-Founder and Co-Chairman, The Carlyle Group

Chauncey Shey

Managing Partner, Softbank China Venture Capital Pte. Ltd.

David S. Taylor

Executive Chairman of the Board, The Procter & Gamble Company

Laurene Sperling

President, Sperling Family Office
Chair, Duke University’s Board of Trustees

Tian Yuan

Chairman, Mevion Medical Systems Inc.
Founder, Yuanming Capital

Daniel M. Tsai

Chairman, Fubon Group

Wang Huiyao

Founder and President, Center for China and Globalization (CCG)

Wang Jian

Chairman, BGI

Wang Jingbo

Co-Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Noah Holdings

Wang Peng

Co-Founder and CEO, Synear Food

Yang Yuanqing

Chairman and CEO, Lenovo

Michael Yu

Co-founder, CEO and President, Innovent Biologics, Inc.

Elizabeth Yang

Co-Chairman, County Garden Holdings

Yuan Ming

Honorary Dean, Yenching Academy of Peking University
Professor, Vice-President, Institute of International and Strategic Studies, Peking University

Zhang Lei

Founder, Chairman and CEO, Hillhouse Capital Management Group

Zhang Xingsheng

Chairman, Knicks Capital Co., Ltd.
Chairman, The Forever Nature Capital Foundation

Zhang Yichen

Chairman and CEO, CITIC Capital Holdings Limited
Chairman, Trustar Capital

Zhang Youjun

Chairman, CITIC Securities Co., Ltd.

Members Emeritus:

Doug Baker

Former Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors, Ecolab Inc.

Mary Barra

Chairman and CEO, General Motors Company

Jack O. Bovender, Jr.

Former Chairman and CEO, Hospital Corporation of America

Hu Maoyuan

Former Chairman, SAIC Motor Corporation Limited
President, Shanghai Enterprise Confederation and Shanghai Entrepreneurs' Association

Andrew T. Huang

President and CEO, Koo Foundation Sun Yat-Sen Cancer Center

Liu Mingkang

Former Chairman, China Banking Regulatory Commission
Honorary Professor, Lingnan (University) College, Sun Yat-sen University
Honorary Distinguished Research Fellow, Lau Chor Tak Institute of Global Economics and Finance, and Honorary Professor of Business School, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Lawrence J. Lau

Ralph and Claire Landan Professor of Economics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Former Chairman, CIC International (Hong Kong)

W.James McNerney, Jr.

Former Chairman and CEO, The Boeing Company

Dennis M. Nally

Chairman, PricewaterhouseCoopers International Ltd.

Thomas R. Nides

Vice Chairman, Morgan Stanley
Former Deputy United States Secretary of State for Management and Resources

Clark T. Randt, Jr.

Former Ambassador of the United States of America to the People’s Republic of China

Susan L. Shirk

Chair, 21st Century China Program, and Ho Miu Lam Chair of China and Pacific, School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, University of California, San Diego

Kirk R. Smith (in memoriam)

Professor of Global Environmental Health, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley
Member of the United States National Academy of Sciences

Jesse J. Wu (in memoriam)

Former Chairman, Johnson & Johnson China

Zhong Nanshan

Director, State Key Laboratory of Respiratory Diseases
Former Director, Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Diseases
Former President, Chinese Medical Association

Xu Xiaoping

Founder, Partner and Executive Director, Zhen Fund

Zhang Xinsheng

Executive Chairman, Eco-Forum Global
Former President, China Education Association for International Exchange
Former Vice Minister, Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China
Former Chairman, Executive Board of UNESCO