David Chao, MBA '93, Co-founder and General Partner | DCM
Fritz Demopoulos, Founder | Queens Road Capital, Qunar, Shawei
Martin Lau, MSEE, President | Tencent
James Liang, PhD '11, CEO and Co-founder | Ctrip
Richard Lim, MBA '88, Co-Founder and Managing Director | GSR Ventures
Annabelle Yu Long, MBA '05, Member | Bertelsmann Group
Management Committee; Chief Executive | Bertelsmann China Corporate Centre; Managing Director | Bertelsmann Asia Investments
Hans Tung, BS '93, Managing Partner | Qiming Ventures
Silicon Valley Advisory Board
Harry Kellogg, Vice Chairman of Silicon Valley Bank, Head of Strategic Relationships | SVB Financial Group | Steering Committee Chair
Robert R. Ackerman, Managing Director & Founder | Allegis Capital
James Alexander, Advisor for Silicon Valley Project | SPRIE
Ralph (Buddy) L. Arnheim, Partner | Perkins Coie
Jim Atwell, Managing Partner, U.S. Venture Capital Practice | Deloitte
Steven P. Bird, Co-Founder & General Partner | Focus Ventures
Court Coursey, Managing Partner | TomorrowVentures
Dixon Doll, Co-Founder & General Partner | Doll Capital Management
Joe Horowitz, Managing General Partner | Jafco Ventures
David Lam, Managing Director | WestSummit
Warren Lazarow, Partner | O’Melveny & Myers
Tracy Lefteroff, US Pharmaceuticals and Life Sciences Practice | Pricewaterhouse Coopers
Alan C. Mendelson, Partner | Latham & Watkins
John Montgomery, Partner | Montgomery & Hansen
Joe Muscat, Partner & Strategic Growth Markets Leader | Ernst & Young
Cindy Padnos, Founder & Managing Partner | Illuminate Ventures
Bob Pavey, Partner | Morgenthaler Ventures
Ian Sobieski, Founder & Managing Director | Band of Angels Fund
General Manager, Shui On Land
David Nieh serves as General Manager for Shui On Land. He is a registered architect and certified planner, as well as an accredited professional in sustainable design. He formerly directed the studio for Skidmore, Owings and Merrill’s (SOM) Shanghai office, and was chief architect for the City of San Jose and Redevelopment Agency. He has taught architecture, urban design and urban studies at Stanford University and is a member of the International Society for City and Regional Planners and the China Planning Network.
Mr. Nieh has served on advisory boards ranging from strategic economics, creative communities, campus development, education, social innovation, biotech and public art. He is currently a Board Member for the Joint US-China Cooperation on Clean Energy (JUCCCE), Stanford Program on Regions of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SPRIE) and Cogswell College in Silicon Valley. He advises the One-North Development in Singapore, the US-China Clean Energy Forum China Greentech Initiative and the Cleantech Group.
Mr. Nieh holds a Masters of Architecture in Urban Design degree from Harvard University and a Masters of Architecture degree from the University of California/ Berkeley.
Professor and Dean, National Tsinghua University
Dr. Chintay Shih is presently the special advisor of the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), and Dean of College of Technology Management of Tsing Hua University.
Dr. Shih joined the Electronics Research and Services Organization (ERSO) of ITRI as an engineer manager in 1976 and became its general director and an ITRI vice president in 1984. ITRI is an R&D institution founded under the auspices of the government to serve the technological needs of Taiwan's industry. ITRI research activities include electronics, computers, communication, optoelectronics, metrology to biotechnology, machinery, materials (NANO technology), chemicals, aerospace, energy resource and industrial safety.
Dr. Shih has played a key role in the founding of several milestone ventures including the United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) and the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC). He was appointed an executive vice president of ITRI in 1989, became ITRI president in 1994. After serving as president for nine years, he became ITRI special advisor in 2003.
Dr. Shih is a fellow of the IEEE. Among the many awards he received is the Engineering Medal of the Chinese Institute of Engineers, the highest honor in the profession. He has been an active industrial leader, serving at various times as the chairman of the Chinese Institute of Electrical Engineering, managing director of the Taiwan Electrical and Electronics Manufacturers' Association, chairman of the Asia Pacific Intellectual Property Association. He is also a frequent consultant to the government. Currently he is science & technology advisor of Executive Yuan.
Dr. Shih received his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from the National Taiwan University in 1968, and a PhD in electrical engineering from Princeton University in 1975. He also received a masters degree in management from Stanford University in 1985.
Kyung H. Yoon
CEO, Talent Age Associates
Kyung H. Yoon is the Chief Executive Officer of Talent Age Associates, a global executive search and leadership consulting firm specializing in chief executive, board member and senior-level management search assignments for multinational corporations, mid-cap and startup companies, nonprofit entities, educational institutions, foundations, associations and governmental units. Kyung is the former Vice Chairman of Heidrick & Struggles, a world renowned executive search and leadership consulting firm, where she had built and ran the Asia-Pacific practice. Currently, Kyung is a Trustee, Former Chairman and President of the Asia America MultiTechnology Association (AAMA) and a board of director of the Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) serving on the compensation and Director's loan committees. In addition, she also serves on the Advisory Board of Stanford University's SPRIE Greater China Networks Project and the Asia Society of Northern California.
As a frequent speaker at international and executive conferences, Kyung has spoken at the World Economic Forum, Harvard Business School, State of the World Forum, The Asia Society, the Global Human Resource Institute, the 17th Annual California Governor's Conference for Women, the Global Summit of Women and the Korea Information Technology Network Conference (KINCON). Kyung has also been featured on CNBC, in Managing Asia, Working Women in Asia and SmartMoney Asia, Sunday Times, The Business Times in Singapore, Han Kook Il-Bo, Business Weekly in Korea, South China Morning Post and the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal.
Kyung holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics and French Literature from Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland and an MBA in Finance and Marketing from the University of Chicago.