Team 
Team

Conference Executive Team

Chengyu Wang

Chengyu Wang

Co-President of Greater China Society

Chengyu is a second year MBA student at Columbia Business School, with focuses on finance and management. Prior to business school, Chengyu was a management consultant at the Strategy and Operations practice of Deloitte Consulting in New York, where he was exposed to various challenging strategic expansion and operational improvement situations at Fortune 500 companies. He also worked directly with the Chief Strategy Officer at Deloitte to stream firm strategy. Before Deloitte Consulting, Chengyu was a Junior Professional Associate at the Project Financing and Guarantees department of the World Bank in Washington DC. During his time at the World Bank, Chengyu advised several European and Southeast Asian governments on infrastructure financing projects valued at more than $5 billion collectively. Chengyu holds dual bachelor degrees in Computer Sciences and Economics from the University of Texas at Austin.

Kevin Coll

Kevin Coll

Co-President of Greater China Society

Kevin is a second year MBA student at Columbia Business School, concentrating in Strategy and Finance. Prior to Columbia, Kevin was a Program Manager at the Taiwan Private Equity & Venture Capital Association, where he led international programs and advised the Secretary General on public policy matters. From 2003 to 2005, Kevin was a Banking Legal Analyst in the Financial Institutions Group of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP (S&C). At S&C, his work spanned regulatory and security matters for U.S. and foreign financial institutions, focusing on M&A transactions, enforcement actions, and anti-money laundering. Kevin has also worked at Civic Exchange, a leading social enterprise think tank in Hong Kong SAR, and at the Salzburg Seminar, a global think tank and conference center in Austria. This past summer he worked in GE Equity, the private equity arm of GE Capital. Kevin holds a BA from Middlebury College. He studied Mandarin Chinese at the National Taiwan University, and earned an MA in Political Economy from National Chengchi University. He has lived in Germany, Singapore, and Sri Lanka, and is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.

Alex Zhou

Alex Zhou

Conference Co-Chair

Alex is a second year MBA student at Columbia Business School (CBS), concentrating in finance and entrepreneurship. Most recently, he worked at KPCB, where he invested in early and growth stage companies with strong technology components in Greater China region. Prior to business school, he was an investment manager, focusing on Information Technology sector and Green Energy sector, at the private equity arm of Legend Holdings. Before starting his investment career, at Hewlett-Packard he gained deep exposure across IT consulting, sales & marketing, and strategic development, and led a country business unit with $160 million P&L responsibility. Moreover, he co-founded a data management solution start-up in 2005. He sat on the board of China Storage Network Industry Association between 2006 and 2009. Alex will be returning to KPCB full time.

Cathy Sun

Cathy Sun

Conference Co-Chair

Cathy is a second year MBA student at Columbia Business School (CBS), concentrating in finance and international business. She is licensed to practice law in both the United States and China. Prior to joining CBS, Cathy practiced law in Houston, Texas for four years, specializing in business and intellectual property litigation. She joined Yetter, Warden & Coleman, LLP, a top business litigation firm, as an associate in 2005, and later became of counsel to Osha Liang, LLP, an international intellectual property law firm. She has represented Fortune 500 companies in complex and high-stakes litigation and arbitration matters, including contract, fiduciary duty, antitrust as well as intellectual property related matters. Major clients include General Electric Co., ConocoPhillips, American Airlines, Hitachi, etc. She also has experience in the areas of foreign direct investments and joint ventures in China. Ms. Sun is a member of the board of Shengbao Metallurgical Group in Shanghai since 2004.

Sponsorship and Keynote Team

Cathy Sun

Cathy Sun

Director

Cathy is a second year MBA student at Columbia Business School (CBS), concentrating in finance and international business. She is licensed to practice law in both the United States and China. Prior to joining CBS, Cathy practiced law in Houston, Texas for four years, specializing in business and intellectual property litigation. She joined Yetter, Warden & Coleman, LLP, a top business litigation firm, as an associate in 2005, and later became of counsel to Osha Liang, LLP, an international intellectual property law firm. She has represented Fortune 500 companies in complex and high-stakes litigation and arbitration matters, including contract, fiduciary duty, antitrust as well as intellectual property related matters. Major clients include General Electric Co., ConocoPhillips, American Airlines, Hitachi, etc. She also has experience in the areas of foreign direct investments and joint ventures in China. Ms. Sun is a member of the board of Shengbao Metallurgical Group in Shanghai since 2004.

Lei Chen

Director

Lei (Leo) Chen is a second year MBA student at Columbia Business School (CBS), concentrating in finance and management. Prior to CBS, Leo had over three years’ working experience in General Electric Company (GE). During the work in GE, he was mainly responsible for the project management of CT in GE Healthcare. He was selected to transfer to the headquarters of GE Healthcare in Wisconsin, USA for a three-month leadership training in the first year of work. After GE, Leo joined a start-up business. He helped the business to expand from outdoor training to safety training as well as to establish an affiliated foundation named “Chinese Red.” Leo holds a bachelor’s degree of computer science and a master’s degree of engineering and acted as Research Assistant in Institute of Computing Technology of Chinese Academy of Sciences during his graduate studies.

Lorie Yin

Lorie Yin

Assistant Director

Currently a first year MBA student at Columbia Business School, Lorie worked as a Program Coordinator at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo between 2009 and 2010. She organized Expo Forums, a series of international summits on sustainable urban development. Prior to that, Lorie was an Associate at the Executive Compensation & Rewards practice at Towers Perrin (now Towers Watson), a leading HR consulting firm. Lorie earned her B.A. from Carleton College in International Relations, magna cum laude.

Michelle Hou

Michelle Hou

Assistant Director

Michelle is a first year MBA student at Columbia Business School, concentrating in Finance and Healthcare. Prior to business school, Michelle has been in the healthcare industry for five year, ranging from academic, clinical and administrative aspect in China and US. Her recent professional experience includes product management and consulting in biotech and pharmaceutical companies. Michelle held a masters degree on Human Genetics from University of Michigan and a medical degree from Peking University.

Will Feng

Will Feng

Assistant Director

Will is a first year MBA student at Columbia Business School, concentrating in Finance. Prior to entering business school, Will worked in Credit Suisse Alternative Investments in New York, where he was a member of the Private Equity Valuation Group. Prior to joining Credit Suisse, Will spent 2 years at Deloitte & Touche in New York where he was an auditor in the Private Equity Practice. Will holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Brigham Young University.

Macro-Economy Panel

Chunxiao Fu

Chunxiao Fu

Director

Chunxiao is a first year MPA student at Columbia School of International and Public Affairs, concentrating in International Finance and Economic Policy. She is now co-chairing the Greater China Initiatives at school. Prior to entering Columbia University, Chunxiao was a Customer Relations Manager at Hewlett- Packard (HP) China between 2005 and 2009, and Client Management Associate at Ogilvy Public Relations Shanghai in 2010. At HP, she worked closely with the Executive Council overseeing service management process, formulating customer strategies and serving as company ambassador for Top 100 Strategic Clients. She is also a certified Quality Management Consultant on business process control.

Jie Shen

Jie Shen

Director

Jie is a first year MIA student at Columbia School of International and Public Affairs, concentrating in International Energy Management and Policy. He is now co-chairing the Greater China Initiative at school. In Spring 2011, Jie is interning at Medley Global Advisors conducting political consulting and research on Russian, Central Asian, and East European energy markets. Prior to entering Columbia University, Jie worked in the energy field across China and in Kazakhstan for GE suppliers on government invested water treatment engineering projects home and abroad. Jie speaks 4 languages, besides English and Chinese, he is also familiar with Russian and Serbo-Croatian.

Xinrong Gu

Xinrong Gu

Assistant Director

Xinrong studies a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree in Economic Policy Management at the Columbia University. Prior to Columbia, Xinrong worked as journalist in Xinhua News Agency for six years. In Feburary 2009, she was posted as foreign correspondent to Xinhua's North America Bureau in New York City, covering a wide spectrum of issues in business and the wider economy. Before New York, she also worked as reporter in Beijing and Xi'an. She has won many awards in journalism, including the Xinhua Chief-editor award in 2009.

Fei Qiao

Fei Qiao

Assistant Director

Fei is currently a first year MPA student at School of International and Public Affairs,Columbia University. Her study concentrates on international energy and finance policy.Prior to Columbia, Fei graduated from Renmin University of China with a bachelor degree in management. In Summer 2010, Fei worked as an intern in Tsing Capital, a leading cleantech venture capital firm in China.

Shimeng Sun

Shimeng Sun

Assistant Director

Shimeng is a first year MPA student at Columbia School of International and Public Affairs, concentrating in International finance and Economic Policy. She is currently working as an intern at UN NGO Sustainability, focusing on the promotion of sustainable development, renewable energy, and the advancement of women. Prior to Columbia, Shimeng was an intern at the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD, Geneva) and NGO Research Center, Tsinghua University. At ICTSD, she was responsible for the marketing of the international conference “Geneva China Dialogue”. Shimeng holds a Bachelor Degree of Laws.

Thomas Chen

Assistant Director

Thomas Chen is a second year SIPA student studying international finance and economic policy. Thomas immigrated to the US from China at age 10 and has lived in California, Washington state and New Jersey. He graduated with Honors from Princeton University with a degree in chemistry and bioengineering where he served on the student government. As an undergraduate, Thomas interned for Lehman Brothers' leveraged products division. After Princeton, Thomas worked on the US-China strategic and economic dialogue for the United States Congress as well as coordinated the nutrition, health and agricultural reform efforts of numerous US government agencies at the US Embassy Kenya. Thomas was formerly a co-chair of the Greater China Initiative at Columbia University and currently serves as the managing editor of the school's only student-run newspaper.

Private Equity and Venture Capital Panel

Yusheng Han

Yusheng Han

Director

Yusheng is a second year MBA student at Columbia Business School (CBS), focusing on PE/VC and entrepreneurship. Most recently, Yusheng worked at Northern Light Venture Capital, focusing on investment in early and growing companies in healthcare industry. Prior to that, Yusheng served as the China General Manager for BioTek Instruments Inc.. During his four-year tenure at BioTek, he built up sales force, expended marketing channels, executed growth strategy and established initial operation in China. Under Yusheng’s leadership, BioTek China region emerged as the second largest market for Biotek worldwide. Before he joined Biotek, Yusheng worked as a product specialist for Gene Company in Shanghai, where he managed IVD product lines from global life science tool suppliers and developed new business in the forensic market. Yusheng will return to NLVC after graduation. 

Alex Zhou

Alex Zhou

Director

Alex is a second year MBA student at Columbia Business School (CBS), concentrating in Private Equity and Management. Most recently, he worked at KPCB, where he invested in early and growth stage companies with strong technology components in Greater China region. Prior to business school, he was an investment manager, focusing on Information Technology sector and Green Energy sector, at the private equity arm of Legend Holdings. Before starting his investment career, at Hewlett-Packard he gained deep exposure across IT consulting, sales & marketing, and strategic development, and led a country business unit with $160 million P&L responsibility. Moreover, he co-founded a data management solution start-up in 2005. He sat on the board of China Storage Network Industry Association between 2006 and 2009. Alex will be returning to KPCB full time.

Zhifeng (Jeff) Tao

Zhifeng (Jeff) Tao

Assistant Director

Zhifeng Tao is a first year MBA student at Columbia Business School, concentrating in Finance. Prior to Columbia Business School, he was a summer associate at Suzhou Venture Group, where he worked on early and mid-stage investment deals in China. Before that, he was a principal member of technical staff at Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories in Boston, representing the firm in international standard organizations in the wireless and smart grid space. At Mitsubishi, he has filed over 60 US patents and pushed more than $15+ million IPR to be adopted into the next generation wireless standard. Zhifeng also received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Polytechnic Institute of New York University.

Vanessa Wang

Vanessa Wang

Assistant Director

Vanessa is a first year MBA student at Columbia Business School with Finance and Private Equity concentration. Prior to business school, Vanessa worked in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Risk Management at Deloitte in Shanghai. At PwC, Vanessa advised Bright Dairy & Food in acquisition of Synlait Milk (Deal value: US$59M) and conducted extensive deal origination and deal execution on both the sell side and buy side. At Deloitte, Vanessa advised top-tier State-Owned Enterprises and NASDAQ-listed companies, including Baosteel, Masteel, Renesola, in risk management and mitigation. Vanessa holds an Honors Bachelor Degree of Commerce from Laurentian University, Canada. She is a licensed CPA in UK and Canada (ACCA and CGA). She has also passed two levels of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exam.

Vanessa Wang

Bin He

Assistant Director

Bin is a first year MBA student at Columbia Business School, concentrating in Private Equity and Strategy Development. Prior to Columbia, She had seven years of professional experience in strategic development and venture investment. At Bacardi Asia Pacific, She leveraged financial and commercial expertise to steer multi-country regions through competitive growth and visibility. She developed post-merger growth strategy for a US$2B global vodka brand and assessed acquisition of local spirits brands across Asia including a $650M Chinese baijiu company. She started career at ChinaVest, an American venture capital firm that has invested in China since 1981, focusing on investment in TMT sectors. Her efforts resulted in multiple successful equity financing of $10-20M. She is a member of China Venture Capital Association and Young Venture Capitalist Club since 2004. Ms. He holds dual bachelor degrees in Corporate Finance from Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade and Douglas College in Canada.

Investment Banking Panel

Jason Hong

Jason Hong

Director

Jason is a second year MBA student at Columbia Business School with Finance and Economics concentration. Prior to business school, Jason worked in Leveraged Finance at Bank of Montreal (BMO), one of the top Canadian investment banks. At BMO, he focused on raising capital for corporate clients in the syndicated loan and high yield market. During the credit crisis in 2008, he successfully executed a leveraged buyout of a genealogy website and provided $180 million debt financing. Jason started his career in the Municipal Securities Group at UBS in 2005, serving large municipalities in the transportation and infrastructure sector. Over summer 2010, Jason interned with Credit Suisse Global Industrial Group in New York and will be returning to the group full time. Jason holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry and Mathematics from Hamilton College.

Xinyu Guo

Xinyu Guo

Director

XinYu is a second year MBA student at Columbia Business School with Finance and Economics concentration. Prior to business school, XinYu worked at Deutsche Bank Institutional Asset Management Division. At Deutsche Bank, XinYu was part of the team that managed a $7 billion currency fund and was responsible for generating trading positions in G10 and Asian currencies. XinYu was also the primary Asian currency strategist and advised global teams that managed $221 billion assets on Asian currency trading. In addition, XinYu was the deputy portfolio manager and helped manage institutional portfolios with $2 billion assets. Over summer 2010, XinYu interned with UBS Investment Bank Financial Institutions Group in New York and will be returning to the group full time. XinYu holds Master of Science and Bachelor of Computing with Honours majored in Computer Science from National University of Singapore. He has also passed all three levels of the Chartered Financial Analyst exam.

Britney Su

Britney Su

Assistant Director

Britney is a first year MBA student at Columbia Business School with Finance and Accounting concentration. Prior to business school, Britney worked at Credit Suisse’s Equity Derivatives desk in Hong Kong as well as CCB International Capital, the investment banking division of China Construction Bank. At Credit Suisse, Britney was an analyst responsible for designing and marketing equity-linked products to institutional investors in the Greater China area and generated approximately US$2 million revenue. At CCB, Britney was an Assistant Vice President at the Equity Capital Markets desk. Her transaction experiences include: US$154 million IPO of Boer Power; US$112 million IPO of China ITS; US$214 million IPO of China SCE Property and US$222 million IPO of Peak Sport Products. Britney holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Chicago.

Jeffrey Yang

Jeffrey Yang

Assistant Director

Jeffrey is a first year MBA student at Columbia Business School with Finance and Economics concentration. Prior to entering business school, Jeffrey worked in the Structured Trade Review (STR) team at Credit Suisse Singapore, where he evaluated modeling, valuation, booking and revenue recognition mechanism of complex interest rate and FX structured derivative trades. Prior to joining the STR team, Jeffrey spent 2 years in the Equity Derivatives Product Control team at Credit Suisse, and was involved in calculating, analyzing, verifying and reporting daily trading P&L for the firm’s Japan, Australia and Southeast Asia equity derivatives trading business. He also advised trading on provisions, risk positions, valuation and accounting reserves and provided prompt and efficient resolution of trading queries and effective operational risk management. Jeffrey holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering (1st Class Honors) with a Minor in Business from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He has also passed all three levels of the Chartered Financial Analyst exam.

Capital Markets and Investment Panel

Yuan Wang

Yuan Wang

Director

Yuan is a second year MBA student at Columbia Business School, concentrating in Finance and Economics. Prior to business school, Yuan worked in Credit Suisse and later on Lehman Brothers research and trading structured credit products in Both NYC and London for more than two years. Yuan’s professional aspiration is in asset management and investment research. Yuan held a masters degree on Mathematics of Finance from Columbia University and a Bachelors degree on Physics from Tsinghua University.

Samantha Yu

Samantha Yu

Director

Samantha is a second year MBA student at Columbia Business School, concentrating in Finance and Economics. Prior to business school, Samantha worked at Aragón Exterior in both China and Spain for three years, with areas of expertise in market entry consulting for foreign corporations with a vision to invest in China. Her interest of study lies in Chinese mutual funds and Asian bond markets. Samantha holds dual bachelor’s degree in Economics and Spanish Philology from Peking University.

Feifei Mei

Feifei Mei,

Assistant Director

Feifei is a first year MBA student at Columbia Business School, concentrating in Finance and Economics. Prior to business school, Feifei worked in Sony as a product manager and gained 3 year marketing experience of consumer electronics. Her professional aspiration is in portfolio management. Feifei holds dual bachelor degree in communication of journalism from Fudan University and in international liberal studies from Waseda Univeristy in Tokyo.

Ting Cai

Ting Cai

Assistant Director

Ting is a first year MBA student at Columbia Business School, concentrating in Finance and Economics. Prior to business school, Ting worked as a fixed income sales in Commonwealth Bank of Australia Hong Kong for 4 years, covering China market. Before that, Ting worked as a trader in Shanghai Pudong Development Bank, mainly responsible for RMB foreign exchange reform. Ting holds a bachelor degree on Economics from Fudan University.

Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Panel

Hong (Dekyi) Liang

Hong (Dekyi) Liang

Director

Dekyi is a second year MBA student at the Columbia Business School (CBS). Prior to CBS, she was a Vice President in Beijing Yibai Media Co., Ltd, an entrepreneurial company, which is engaged in the production and marketing of animated film and related products. Her main responsibility was to negotiate with strategic investors and government for financing. Between 2006 and 2008, she was Joint Board Secretary and General Counsel at China Dongxiang (Group) Co., Ltd. (3818:HK), a leading sportswear company in Mainland China. She led the company’s initial public offering on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 2007, the acquisition of a Japanese sportswear company in 2008 and also assisted the top management to establish the legal and investor relations departments. Dekyi started her career at King and Wood, one of China’s top law firms. She actively advised on several M&A, foreign direct investment and securities transactions, including Ford China’s acquisition of Jiangling Motor, MTR’s investment in Beijing Metro Line 4. Dekyi earned her Bachelor of Laws from Peking University in 2002 and Master of Laws from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2003. She was also admitted to PRC bar in 2006.

Shiyi Wang

Shiyi Wang

Director

Shiyi is a second year MBA student at Columbia Business School. Prior to business school, she was a consultant with Accenture Consulting in Shanghai. She got extensive experience in strategy development, market entry strategy design, business due diligence and business process restructuring projects, for clients in insurance, travel, transportation, energy and healthcare sectors in China.

Yingying Luo

Yingying Luo

Assistant Director

Yingying is a first year MBA student at Columbia Business School. Prior to CBS, Yingying worked as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company, Shanghai Office, with a focus on China market. She advised global leading corporations and multiple domestic companies on their China market growth strategy and organization restructuring. Yingying also has extensive experience serving Chinese government on economic development and organization issues. Yingying received her B.A. in Management from Zhejiang University in China in 2007.

Timothy Lim

Timothy Lin

Assistant Director

Tim is a first year MBA student at Columbia Business School. Prior to business school, Tim worked two years in Houston as a Mechanical Engineer for Shell Oil Company. At Shell, he worked in the Unconventional Technologies R&D group and was involved in the development of underground heaters for oil sand and oil shale applications. During college, he has also worked at Procter & Gamble as an engineering intern designing and optimizing production equipment. Tim received his B.S.(2007) and M.Eng.(2008) in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University.

Liang Chen

Liang Chen

Assistant Director

Liang is a first year MBA student at Columbia Business School. Prior to business school, Liang worked three years as Vice President at Ferry Networks Technology, a leading on-line game publisher, developer and operator in China. Before this career, he served as manager and associate respectively at KPMG and Pricewaterhousecoopers with their auditing divisions. Liang received his B.A. from University of Intl Business and Economics.

Green Energy and Cleantech Panel

Jieqi Zhou

Director

Jieqi is a second year MBA student at Columbia Business School. Prior to entering business school, he was a senior consultant at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants in Shanghai from 2005 to 2009, where he led and participated in lots of strategic consulting projects for leading players in various industries, such as automotive, consumer electronics, media, etc. In terms of function focus, he has profound experiences in branding, sales distribution, marketing, corporate strategy, and business due diligence.

Cathy Sun

Cathy Sun

Director

Cathy is a second year MBA student at Columbia Business School (CBS), concentrating in finance and international business. She is licensed to practice law in both the United States and China. Prior to joining CBS, Cathy practiced law in Houston, Texas for four years, specializing in business and intellectual property litigation. She joined Yetter, Warden & Coleman, LLP, a top business litigation firm, as an associate in 2005, and later became of counsel to Osha Liang, LLP, an international intellectual property law firm. She has represented Fortune 500 companies in complex and high-stakes litigation and arbitration matters, including contract, fiduciary duty, antitrust as well as intellectual property related matters. Major clients include General Electric Co., ConocoPhillips, American Airlines, Hitachi, etc. She also has experience in the areas of foreign direct investments and joint ventures in China. Ms. Sun is a member of the board of Shengbao Metallurgical Group in Shanghai since 2004.

Yunzhi Shi

Yunzhi Shi

Assistant Director

Yunzhi Shi is a first year MBA student at Columbia Business School. Prior to matriculating at CBS, she had extensive work experience in the financial services industry, having worked with CIC on cross- border transactions and KPMG Advisory on transaction services respectively. Her recent transaction experience covered power & utilities and renewable energy sectors globally with investment value above USD500MM.

Michael Liang

Michael Liang

Assistant Director

Michael is a first year MBA student at Columbia Business School, concentrating in Finance and Management. Prior to entering business school, Michael was an Associate at Buckingham Capital Partners in New York from 2004 to 2010, where he worked on middle market leveraged buy-outs of U.S. industrials, consumer products and direct marketing companies. He was involved with monitoring nine portfolio companies and collaborating with its management teams to execute various strategic initiatives including evaluating add-on acquisitions, executing cost and inventory reduction programs and restructurings.

CUCSSA Supporting Team (Panel and Operations)

Fangda Wan

Director (Columbia Law School)

Fangda Wan is a first year J.D. student at the Columbia Law School. She is currently the Vice President of Columbia University Chinese Students and Scholars Association, in charge of Public Relations.  Prior to law school, she has worked as an intern at several public interest organizations in China, U.S. and Vietnam, and served as a coverage assistant at ABC News for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. She obtained her B.A. degree in Philosophy from Amherst College.

Yani Dong

Assistant Director (Columbia School of Engineering and Applied Science)

Yani Dong is a first year Earth and Environmental Engineering student at Columbia University, School of Engineering and Applied Science, concentrating in Sustainable Energy. She is the Vice President of Columbia University Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CUCSSA). Prior to entering Columbia University, Yani had done several internships with SINOPEC Corp, Qilu Chemical Engineering Ltd and Agence Française de Development (AFD). Currently, she is working for the Columbia University Earth Engineering Center.

Yingsheng Guo

Assistant Director (Department of Chemistry)

Yinsheng Guo is a second year PhD student in department of chemistry at Columbia University. He specializes in basic research on nanomaterials which hold promise in applications such as energy conversion. Yinsheng is currently vice president of Columbia University Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CUCSSA).

Zhao Wang

Assistant Director (Mathematical Finance)

Zhao Wang is currently a Mathematical Finance master student at Columbia University. Also, Zhao is the Assistant to General Secretary at Shanghai M&A Club, China M&A Association where he manages all members relationships, promote business opportunities, match professionals’ deal interest and hold networking events. Previously, Zhao interned at Citigroup, HSBC and Cypress Associates (a boutique investment bank in New York). Zhao established numerous experiences in M&A Valuation, negotiation, business model analysis and has a strong passion in M&A industry. Zhao earned a B.A Economics, major in Finance from School of Economics, Fudan University and is a CFA Level III candidate. During his junior year, Zhao went to Harvard University as a summer exchange student. Zhao is also a committee member at Columbia University Chinese Scholars and Students Association, Social Culture Dept.

Wei Ma,

Assistant Director (Civil Engineering)

Wei Ma is a first year master degree civil engineering student at Columbia University. Wei is treasurer for Columbia University Chinese Students and Scholars Association. Prior to entering Columbia University, Wei worked on US Embassy and French Embassy Project in Beijing. Wei speaks 3 languages, Chinese, English and Cantonese.

Jingfei Li

Assistant Director (School of Engineering and Applied Science)

Jingfei is a first year Master student at The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, Columbia University, concentrating in Operations Research and Financial Engineering. She is now Vice President of Social and Culture Department of Columbia University Chinese Students and Scholars Association. In 2010 summer, Jingfei was interning in the finance team of the United Nations Development Programme. Before entering Columbia University, she had her undergraduate study in The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Zhou Ma

Assistant Director (Computer Science Department)

Zhou is a first year master student at Columbia computer science department, concentrating machine learning track.

In Winter 2011, he took internship at CSL International conducting research on marketing and ongoing contracts. Prior to Columbia University, he was undergraduate in Shanghai Jiao Tong University majoring electrical engineering and had some internships both in technology and finance fields.

Xi Chen

Assistant Director (Operations Research)

Xi Chen (Andy) is a candidate for master of science in operations research at Columbia University. Prior to attending Columbia, he graduated Cum Laude from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. His diverse background combined technology and business. He had internship experience in private equity, investment bank, and technology companies as well as non-profit organization. He assisted in a USD80MM deal at IBM where he was an intern in the Bank of China integrated account responsible for covering BoC globally.

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