Q&A with the Focused Ultrasound Hong Kong Foundation leadership available here.
Jessica Che-yi Chao – Director
Jessica Che-yi Chao was born and raised in Taipei. She received her Bachelor’s degree from National Taiwan University and her M.B.A from Columbia University. Ms. Chao has worked in different capacities in the financial industry for 15 years, across banking, equity research and strategic investment. Most recently she was an Executive Director of Firmwide Strategy at Goldman Sachs (Asia) based in Hong Kong. She now resides in Taipei.
Alicia García Herrero, PhD – Director
Alicia García Herrero, PhD, is chief economist for Asia Pacific at the French investment bank Natixis. Based in Hong Kong, Dr. García Herrero is also an independent Board Member of AGEAS insurance group and adjunct professor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. She is a Senior Fellow at both the European think-tank BRUEGEL and the East Asian Institute of the National University Singapore. Throughout her career in economics, Dr. García Herrero has held positions at leading international banks, including Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, the Bank of International Settlements, the Bank of Spain, the European Central Bank, Banco Santander, and the International Monetary Fund. She has also been a visiting professor at Johns Hopkins University, China Europe International Business School, and Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. She holds a PhD in economics from George Washington University and has published extensively in refereed journals and books.
Oliver Weisberg – Director
Oliver Weisberg is the Chief Executive Officer of Blue Pool Capital, a multi-strategy investment firm based in Hong Kong. Mr. Weisberg is an Alternate Governor of the Brooklyn Nets and New York Liberty, and Vice Chairman of BSE Global. Mr. Weisberg graduated from Harvard College and spent considerable time living and doing business in Mainland China. He is a fluent Chinese speaker. Mr. Weisberg started on Wall Street in New York and built his career in private equity, special situations, and hedge fund investing in Asia. He was part of Goldman Sachs’ Asian Special Situations and Principal Investment Area divisions, where he represented the firm’s investment in Alibaba and sat on the Alibaba board. In 2006, Mr. Weisberg joined Citadel and was a Partner in Hong Kong when he left to join Blue Pool Capital in 2015. Mr. Weisberg manages the firm’s investments in the Brooklyn Nets, New York Liberty, San Diego Seals, Premier Lacrosse League, and Los Angeles FC. Mr. Weisberg played competitive tennis in high school and was a walk on to the Harvard Squash team. For over a decade, Mr. Weisberg was on the board and instrumental in helping to build Teach for China; he is currently on the Advisory Board of the Harvard University Shanghai Center and the Harvard China Fund. Mr. Weisberg serves on the board of Squash + Education Alliance (SEA). He is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization and the Confrerie des Chevaliers du Tastevin.
Syaru Shirley Lin, PhD – Founding Member
Professor Syaru Shirley Lin is Research Professor at the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia and a Nonresident Senior Fellow in the Foreign Policy Program of Brookings Institution. Prof. Lin is an adjunct professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and chairs the Center for Asia-Pacific Resilience and Innovation. Prof. Lin’s present board service includes TE Connectivity, Goldman Sachs Asia Bank and Langham Hospitality Investments. Prof. Lin retired as a partner at Goldman Sachs, where she spearheaded the firm’s investments in many technology start-ups and was a founding board member of Alibaba Group and Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation. Prior to her work in private equity and venture capital, she specialized in the privatization of state-owned enterprises in mainland China, Taiwan, and Singapore. Prof. Lin graduated cum laude from Harvard College and earned her masters and PhD from the department of politics and public administration at the University of Hong Kong.
Carolyn Yeh – Director
Carolyn Yeh worked mainly in finance, at Permira Advisers, a global private equity firm headquartered in London, at the Global Special Situations Group at Citigroup Global Markets Asia, and in Investment Banking at Goldman Sachs Asia. She was also a management consultant at the Boston Consulting Group. She is now the vice president of the Yale Club of Hong Kong, volunteers her time with several institutions and serves on the board of a couple of non-profit organizations. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Yale University and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.
FUSHK would like to recognize the outstanding efforts of Bernice Szeto, who served as a director from August 2020 – August 2022.