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Dr. Li Shan holds a BS in Management Information Systems from Tsinghua University, a PhD in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
He is board director of Silk Road Finance Corporation, Vice Chairman of Chinese Financial Association of Hong Kong, global board director of Credit Suisse Group, and senior advisor to Zurich Insurance. Dr. Li’s former positions include Chief International Business Advisor of China Development Bank, Vice Chairman of UBS Investment Bank Asia, CEO of BOC International Holdings Limited, Head of China Investment Banking at Lehman Brothers, Deputy Head of the Investment Bank Preparation Committee of China Development Bank, Executive Director of Goldman Sachs.
He also served as Vice Chairman of China Overseas-Educated Scholars Development Foundation, member of the State Council Advisory Committee for State Informatization, member of the Economic and Employment Advisory Committee and part-time member of the Central Policy Unit of Hong Kong SAR Government. Dr. Li is a co-founder of SouFun.com, a leading real estate portal listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
Dr. Li also holds several academic positions including Vice Chairman of the Institute for Governance Studies at Tsinghua University, Visiting Committee member of the MIT Economics Department, member of the MIT Sloan Finance Advisory Board, and member of the Dean’s Council of the Harvard Kennedy School. Shan is a 2007 Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.