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Li Lu is the founder and Chairman of Himalaya Capital, a multi-billion-dollar investment firm that primarily focuses on long-term investment opportunities in Asia and the U.S. He has been running the firm’s principal fund, Himalaya Capital Investors, LP, continuously since January 1, 1998. Li Lu was born and raised in China. He attended Columbia University, where he received three degrees simultaneously: B.A. in Economics from Columbia College, J.D. from Columbia Law School, and M.B.A. from Columbia Business School. Mr. Li currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of Columbia University and a member of the Board of Trustees of California Institute of Technology (Caltech). He is featured in the Family of Voices, a part of the ongoing twenty-year Exhibition, starting in 2017, “Many Voices, One Nation” at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.
Li Lu received the John Jay Award for distinguished professional achievement from Columbia University in 2012 and was named a Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum in 2001. He also received the Raoul Wallenberg Human Rights Award from the Congressional Human Rights Foundation and the Reebok Human Rights Award for his work of advocating for human rights. He is a member of The Council on Foreign Relations, The Young Presidents Organization, Pacific Council for International Relations and Committee 100. He is a member of the 1998 Class of Henry Crown Fellows at the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.
In January 2020, Li Lu co-founded the Guardians of the Angeles Charitable Foundation to combat the global COVID-19 crisis and now serves as Chairman of the Board of the Foundation.
In April 2020, Mr. Li was elected to The American Academy Of Arts and Sciences.