Mr. Dave Liguang Chenn is a well-known entrepreneur in China. Before returning to China, Mr. Chenn worked at Emerson Electric, McKinsey & Co. and Oracle Corp. in the U.S. At Oracle, Mr. Chenn worked as a Product Marketing Manager, Senior Manager/Director and Director of the Healthcare & Education Sectors for Greater China.
Mr. Chenn returned to China in 2005 and founded YuanTel Co., YuanTech Co., China Century Group and OrthoGuard Physicians Group, spanning the technology, energy, financial, culture & travel and healthcare sectors. Over the years, Mr. Chenn has built successful businesses and strong relationship in a number of industries and with various levels of Chinese governments and various NGOs. One of his businesses, China Century Group recorded a revenue in excess of RMB20bn in 2017 and total assets of more than RMB50bn at year end.
Mr. Chenn is also a well-known philanthropist and social activist. He is both a council member and a member of the Global Advisory Committee for the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Vice Chairman of China‘s Green Energy Foundation, Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Beijing Institute of Technology, Executive Director of the Board of Trustees of Beijing Film Academy and member of the Asia Development Council at Yale University. He has personally donated more than RMB150mm to charitable causes, highlighted by his recent US$10mm gift to the University of Chicago. His business achievements and generous giving have won him numerous honors including “Top Ten Figures in China for Economic Development for 2017” and “Innovation Leader in Chinese Economy for 2016”. As a representative of Chinese business leaders, Mr. Chenn has been received by President Xi , Premier Li and other Chinese leaders on many occasions.
Mr. Chenn holds an MBA degree from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and a B.S. degree in engineering from Beijing Institute of Technology.