Senior Executive in Residence Elizabeth Nien Tze Chen launches a new series of conversations for NYU Shanghai students. Once each semester, Elizabeth Chen will invite a prominent member of the business community to discuss life, interests, opportunities, and responsibilities beyond the corporate world. How must undergraduate students perceive learning beyond the requirements of the core curriculum? What are the ways in which the pursuit of a business degree could be combined with the opportunities to take courses in the humanities, the arts and the social sciences? How could students incorporate engineering and science into their undergraduate academics? What is the best combination for a successful and purposeful life that students could consider at crucial stages of their academic life? These are some of the probing questions Elizabeth Chen will discuss with her special guest.
Leo Tong Chen founded HANGZHOU Asia Telecom in 1997, and led it to a top solution provider of optical transmission network in Eastern China. From 2001 to 2002, Leo studied at St. Catherine’s College, Oxford University, where he earned his MBA. In 2011 Leo founded dGav Capital, a company mainly investing in new material, clean energy, biotech and AI. dGav Capital is a leader investor of industry such as Shanghai Superconductor Technology, Shanghai Aeronautical Materials & Testing, PLG solid lithium battery, and Beijing united health. Leo engages with a variety of charities and NGOs including Machik, 84000, and Khyentse Foundation.
Elizabeth Nien Tze Chen is NYU Shanghai’s first Senior Executive in Residence. She recently retired from Goldman Sachs, where she spent almost two decades engaged in private wealth management based at the firm's Hong Kong office. Chen was a Managing Director of the firm and was responsible for leading Goldman's private wealth management practice in all of Asia outside Japan. In 2013, the magazine Asian Private Banker profiled her as an industry leader. Chen is a Fellow of the Aspen Institute's Global Leadership Network.
Sponsored by the Center for Global Asia.
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