Dr. ZhiWu Chen
Dr. Zhiwu Chen, aged 59, has served as an independent Director since January 2014. Dr. Chen has been a faculty member at the University of Hong Kong since July 2016, and is currently serving as a director of the Asia Global Institute, the chair professor of Finance and Victor and William Fung Professor in Economics at the University of Hong Kong. Dr. Chen is a former professor of finance at Yale University from 1999 to 2017. He was also a special-term visiting professor at School of Economics of Peking University and at School of Social Science and School of Economics and Management of Tsinghua University. In 2001, Dr. Chen also co-founded Zebra Capital Management, L.L.C. and remained with the company with the position as chief investment manager until March 2011. Dr. Chen received research awards including the Graham and Dodd Award in 2013 by Financial Analysts Journal, the Pacesetter Research Award in 1999 by Genetic Metabolic Dietitians International, and the Chicago Board Options Exchange Competitive Research Award in 1994 by Pacific-Basin Finance Journal. Dr. Chen was listed as one of the top ten political influencers in China by Burson-Marsteller’s 2012 “G20 Influencers” report. Dr. Chen was also one of members of the International Advisory Board of the CSRC from August 2012 to November 2019. Since March 2021, Dr. Chen has been serving as an independent non-executive director at Bairong Inc., the shares of which are listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (stock code: 06608). From July 2015 to October 2018, he served as an independent non-executive Director of IDG Energy Investment Limited (previously known as Shun Cheong Holdings Limited), the shares of which are listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (stock code: 00650). From May 2011 to June 2017, he served as an independent non-executive director at PetroChina Company Limited, the shares of which are listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (stock code: 00857), the Shanghai Stock Exchange (stock code: 601857) and the New York Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: PTR). From November 2010 to August 2018, he served as an independent non-executive director of Bank of Communications Co., Ltd., the shares of which are listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (stock code: 03328) and the Shanghai Stock Exchange (stock code: 601328).
Dr. Chen received his Ph.D. in financial economics from Yale University in December 1990, his master’s degree in systems engineering from Changsha Institute of Technology (currently known as National University of Defense Technology in Hunan, China, in January 1986 and his bachelor’s degree in computer science from Central South University in Hunan, China, in July 1983.