William Valentino was Bayer’s Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility for Greater China until his retirement in July 2011, after 25 years of working for the company in China. At Bayer he pioneered with Tsinghua University the topic of health literacy
YCW was founded in Beijing in 2009. As it is located in China's capital, the chapter has garnered strong interest from the diplomatic, business, academic and journalistic circles. YCW Beijing has hosted distinguished speakers including:
- Zhu Feng, professor of Peking University's School of International Studies and Executive Director of the Collaborative Innovation Center for South China Sea Studies at Nanjing University.
- Ian Bremmer, President of Eurasia Group
- David Dollar, the former Economic and Financial Emissary to China for the US Treasury
- Barry Naughton, Sokwanlok Chair of Chinese International Affairs of University of California, San Diego.
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Ian Bremmer is the president of Eurasia Group, the leading global political risk research and consulting firm. In 1998, Bremmer founded Eurasia Group with just $25,000. Today, the company has offices in New York, Washington, and London, as well as a
Henry Sanderson and Michael Forsythe are co-authors of “China’s Superbank: Debt, Oil and Influence – How China Development Bank is Rewriting the Rules of Finance”. Henry Sanderson has been a Beijing-based reporter for Bloomberg News since April 2010. Prior to that, he was a reporter for
Paul Haenle is the director of the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center in Beijing. Prior to joining Carnegie, he served from June 2007 to June 2009 as the director for China, Taiwan, and Mongolian Affairs on the National Security Council staffs of former
Gene Ma is director of China economics and strategy at Tudor Investment. Prior to Tudor, Gene was a senior economist at ISI Group, CEBM and Citic Securities. He has taught at George Washington University and University of Illinois. Gene graduated