Past Event

Beijing Women Leadership Panel Series VIII

August 25, 2019
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Columbia Global Centers | Beijing, No. 26, 1F Core Plaza, 1 Shanyuan Street, Zhongguancun, Haidian District, Beijing

Climbing to the peak of success is difficult, especially for women. 

On August 25, Columbia Global Centers | Beijing invites you to the eighth discussion of the Center's Women Leadership Panel Series.

This panel discussion features three women elites in the financial sector to share the most important and challenging decisions in their career and to provide their insights on career development and personal growth.



Shirley HSU

Hsu is currently working in Hong Kong as a CFO with TUS Pine Peak, an overseas investment platform of TUS Group, part of Tsinghua University Holding family. She started her investment banking career with Lehman Brothers on Wall Street and eventually relocated to Hong Kong with Chase Manhattan Bank. She was instrumental in the early Chinese capital market development with early H-share listing for Chinese companies on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, such as ZTE H-share listing, China Unicom listing, the listing of Bank of China Group and Bank of China Hong Kong. She also worked for a mainland Chinese conglomerate as a CEO for 7 years in financial services, fintech, luxury retail, resort golf hotels & chateaus and new world economy investment/ management. Hsu earned her MIA degree from Columbia University School of International Affairs and BA from Bryn Mawr College, and she was the president of Columbia Hong Kong Club.


Huan GAO

Gao received her master degree at Yale University. She is Senior Vice President at Wells Fargo Bank Beijing Branch, covering major relationships of Chinese financial institutions for business development. She joined the bank in Philadelphia and has held various positions in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing, including Chief Representative of its Beijing Rep Office. She has B.A. degree in English from Fudan University, M.A. degree in International Relations from Yale, and completed Finance and Accounting Program at the Wharton School. She also writes book reviews and essays for The Paper etc.



Shen holds a LL. M from Columbia University and a master of International Economic Law from China University of Political Science and Law. She currently works as the Compliance Director and Managing Director in Credit Suisse Founder Securities Limited. She worked for CICC Fund as the Inspector General, with intensive regulatory and legal compliance experiences in China Securities Regulatory Commission, United Bank of Switzerland Group, and China International Capital Corporation for nearly 20 years. Shen serves as a board member of several professional committees in Securities Association of China, Asset Management Association of China, and Shenzhen Stock Exchange. She is also an arbitrator in Beijing Arbitration Commission.




Liang graduated from Columbia University with a master degree in Economics and Education, sponsored by a full scholarship from China Scholarship Committee. She used to work for Colorado State Government and World Bank. After relocating to Beijing, she joined China Securities Regulatory Commission, with frontier regulation experience in Shanghai Stock Exchange. And she's now pursuing her Ph.D in Tsinghua University. Liang collaborated the earlier version of Reg-tech platform and got involved in several latest policy-making process in China's capital market. She conducted researches in corporate governance, policy development in US Securities and Exchange Commission, and investor protection practices in Science and Technology Board.


  • The event will be in Chinese.
  • Due to limited seats, registration will be verified through the QR code confirmation. Please present your QR code at the entrance. 
  • Please plan to arrive no earlier than the registration time and no later than 20 minutes after the end of registration period.
  • If you are unable to attend the event, please inform us in advance. 
  • If you have any questions, please email [email protected]