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. Jessica 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.
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 – Founding Member and 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.