Advisory Board

The Center’s Advisory Board provides oversight and is composed of prominent academics, public figures, and business leaders. ­The Board meets annually and provides ongoing leadership and counsel regarding the Center’s activities.

Th­e following individuals comprise the Advisory Board of the Columbia Global Centers | Beijing:


  • Jon Christianson ’89LAW, ’89BUS, Partner, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP
  • Wei Sun Christianson ’89LAW, Managing Director and CEO Morgan Stanley China, Co-CEO of Asia Pacific, Morgan Stanley
  • Anna Fang-Hamm ’04CC, General Manager, ZhenFund
  • Hua Huang, General Manager, Beijing Xuansheng Venture Real Estate Development Co. Ltd.
  • Xue Lan, Cheung Kong Chaired Professor and Dean, School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University
  • Linda Lau P: ’09GSAS, ’11CC, Trustee, Thomas and Linda Lau Family Foundation
  • Thomas Lau P: ’09GSAS, ’11CC, Managing Director, Lifestyle International Holdings Limited 
  • Kai-Fu Lee ’83CC P: ’12CC, Founder and CEO, Sinovation Ventures
  • Charles Li ’91LAW P: ’16CC, ’18CC, CEO, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited, Columbia University Trustee
  • He (Biatrice) Lin, Beijing Xuansheng Venture Real Estate Development Co. Ltd.
  • Roberta Lipson ’77BUS, CEO and President, Chindex International, Inc.
  • Cherie Nursalim ’90BUS, Chair, Three on the Bund; Vice Chairman, GITI Group
  • Nina Sun ’01SIPA P: ’14CC, President, Sunnybund Consulting
  • Zhe Sun ’99GSAS, ’00GSAS, P: ’14CC, Director of Center for US-China Relations, Tsinghua University
  • Boming Wang ’88SIPA, President of Stock Exchange Executive Council; Editor in Chief, Caijing magazine; and Chairman of SEEC Media Group Limited 
  • Bruno Wu, Chairman, Redrock Capital Group Holdings 
  • Lan Yang ’96SIPA, Founder and Chairperson, Sun Media Group and Sun Culture Foundation
  • Alex Zhang ’03CC, Co-founder and CEO, Clear Suppliers Corporation