China’s thriving technology landscape is transforming the world’s most populous country, changing the way people work, communicate and socialize. Entrepreneurs abound as new companies continue to be built; while the government has billions in venture funds it’s investing. But Beijing is pushing to have a more active role in how the biggest tech firms operate. How do companies take advantage of the state’s ferocious appetite for new technologies and innovation? How do they navigate sudden changes in regulations? Join Nisa Leung, Managing Partner of Qiming Venture Partners and Kellee S. Tsai, Head of the Division of Social Science at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology for a discussion on this ever-evolving topic on Tuesday, November 21.
Doors open at 7pm. Join us for a drink before the event starts at 7:30pm!
We invite Nisa Leung, Managing Partner at Qiming Venture Partners and Kellee S. Tsai, Head of the Division of Social Science at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology to discuss.
Nisa Leung is a Managing Partner of Qiming Venture Partners, leading its health care investments. Qiming manages a number of funds, with over USD $2.7 billion in assets and investment in over 210 companies. She currently sits on the board of Gan & Lee Pharmaceutical, Zai Laboratories, Novast Pharmaceuticals, Nurotron, Venus MedTech, Goodwill Information Technology, dMed, LIH Rehabilitation, CanSino Biotechnology and Berry Genomics.
Nisa earned her MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BS from Cornell University. She is currently visiting lecturer at Harvard Law School, a founding member and Vice Chair of PhIRDA (China Pharmaceutical Innovation and Research Development Association) Innovation Drug Investment Committee, member of Committee on Hong Kong Innovation and Technology (I&T) Development and Re-Industrialization, advisor of Our Hong Kong Foundation, council member of HKUST Business School and serves on the Board of Governors of the Hotchkiss School.
Kellee S. Tsai
Kellee S. Tsai is Chair Professor and Head of the Division of Social Science at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. She previously served as Vice Dean of Humanities and Social Science, and Professor of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University. She is the author or co-author of five books, including Capitalism without Democracy: The Private Sector in Contemporary China (Cornell 2007), and State Capitalism, Institutional Adaptation, and the Chinese Miracle (co-edited with Barry Naughton, Cambridge 2015). Tsai’s research interests include informal finance, informal institutions, internet finance, endogenous institutional change, local development, political economy of development, private entrepreneurship, shadow banking, and migration with an area focus on China and India.
Tsai previously worked in the New York offices of Morgan Stanley and Women’s World Banking, and consulted for the World Bank’s Consultative Group to Assist the Poorest (CGAP), venture capital firms, and government subcontractors. She has served on the Board of the National Committee on US-China Relations (2008-2013); Editorial Board of the Contemporary Issues in Asia and the Pacific series at Stanford University Press (2006-2010); and external review team for Harvard Unversity’s Asia-related programs, centers, and institutes (2015). Tsai currently serves on the Editorial Boards of China Sociological Review and China Policy Journal; the International Advisory Board of the Center for Contemporary China Studies at National Tsinghua University; and the Policy Advocacy Committee of Oxfam-Hong Kong.