Ms. Jingbo Wang is our co-founder and has been our chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer since our inception. Ms. Wang has over ten years of experience in the asset and wealth management services industry. From May 2000 to September 2005, Ms. Wang worked in several departments and affiliates of Xiangcai Securities, a securities firm in China. Ms. Wang served as the head of the private banking department at Xiangcai Securities from August 2003 to September 2005, where she established the securities firm's wealth management business. Prior to that, she worked as a deputy head of ABN AMRO Xiangcai Fund Management Co., Ltd., a joint venture fund management company, from February 2002 to August 2003, and as the head of the asset management department at Xiangcai Securities from May 2000 to February 2002. Ms. Wang was the financial controller and general manager for the settlement center of Chengpu Group from September 1994 to December 1999.
Ms. Wang received her master's degree in management and her bachelor's degree in economics from Sichuan University in China. Ms. Wang also graduated from the Global CEO Program of China Europe International Business School in 2009.
Mr. Kenny Lam brings 20 years of experience in strategic, operational and management transformations in the financial industry. Prior to Noah, Kenny was a Global Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company based in Hong Kong, a co-leader of its Asia Financial Institution Practice, and Head of Asia Private Banking and Asset Management Practice. For 16 years, he has led transformational programs for leading financial institutions across China, India, Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Korea and Japan on a wide range of strategic, financial and operational topics and was McKinsey's expert on private banking and wealth management. Kenny has also worked with governments and regulators on private banking strategy in the key offshore hubs of Asia. He was one of the key architects behind the creation of the Private Wealth Management Association in Hong Kong, having worked closely with industry practitioners and the city’s regulators (SFC and HKMA). Before McKinsey, he was with American law firm Shearman & Sterling in New York and Hong Kong, counseling multinational corporations in various M&A transactions and NYSE/Nasdaq public offerings. Kenny graduated with a MA (Honours) in Law from Oxford University and magna cum laude with a BS in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Joseph Wharton Scholar and a Benjamin Franklin Scholar. He has been frequently interviewed by global and local media, including Bloomberg, CNN and Financial Times and a featured speaker in numerous global financial conferences.
Mr. Zhe Yin is our co-founder and has been our director and vice president since our inception. Mr. Yin has extensive experience in wealth management. Prior to co-founding our company, Mr. Yin was the deputy general manager of the wealth management department at Xiangcai Securities from November 2003 to September 2005. Before that, he worked at the Bank of Communications of China from July 1997 to November 2003 as a wealth and product manager. Mr. Yin received his bachelor's degree in economics from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics and Executive MBA degree from China Europe International Business School.
Ms. Chia-Yue Chang has been our director since August 2007 and the chief executive officer of Noah Upright since 2011. Ms. Chang has 23 years of experience in the asset management industry with in-depth knowledge about developing business in a dynamic financial world. Ms. Chang was the chief executive officer for Greater China and South East Asia regions of Robeco Hong Kong Ltd. from October 2007 to June 2011. From 2004 to 2006, she served as China chief executive officer and senior vice president of ABN AMRO Asset Management Asia Ltd. During the same period, she was the chairman of ABN AMRO Xiangcai Fund Management Co., Ltd. from 2004 to 2005, and went on to serve as the vice chairman of ABN AMRO TEDA Fund Management Co., Ltd from 2005 to 2006. From 2000 to 2004, she was the president of ABN AMRO Asset Management in Taiwan. Prior to that, she worked in various positions at Kwang Hua Securities Investment & Trust Co., Ltd. and entities affiliated with Jardine Fleming Investment in Taiwan. Ms. Chang received her master degree in library science from University of California, Los Angeles and her bachelor’s degree in library science from National Taiwan University.
Ms. Gao has more than 13 years of experience in financial and operating management. She joined Noah in June 2011 and serves as the general manager of the public affairs department of the Company. From 2015 to 2018, she was the chief operating officer of Noah’s wealth management business. Prior to joining Noah, Ms. Gao worked with the taxation management department of Shanda Group for seven years. Ms. Gao received her bachelor’s degree from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics.
Mr. Chuang has more than 13 years of experience in financial services. In March 2011, he joined Noah as a Director of Investment Relations and Corporate Development. In 2012, he founded Noah Holdings (Hong Kong) Limited, one of our major businesses, and served as its Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer until January 2016. Prior to joining Noah, Mr. Chuang was a senior executive at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Investment Banking Division and Asia Private Equity from 2003 to 2011 based in Hong Kong. Mr. Chuang graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Stern School of Business at New York University.