ASSC Team: Donald Tang
Vice Chairman, Bear Stearns & Co., Inc.
Chairman, Asia Society Southern California
in Shanghai, China, Donald Tang came to America as a teenager to pursue
the dream of love, and inadvertently embarked on a remarkable career in
this land of opportunity, which now finds him one of the most prominent
Asian-Americans on Wall Street. A confidant of both Chinese and
American leaders, he evolved to become a key driver behind
organizations such as the Asia Society.
Most recently, Donald Tang was profiled in The Wall Street Journal, and he was recognized by Investment Dealers’ Digest magazine for his role in the "Breakthrough M&A Deal of The Year" between China’s Hunan Valin Group and Mittal Steel.
His distinctive vantage point as both
a Mandarin-speaking native Chinese, and Asian American business leader,
gives him uncommon insight into the emerging business, policy, and
cultural climate throughout Asia. His extensive network of government,
business and thought leaders in China, India and the U.S. provide him
with keen insight as to what is brewing "beneath the surface," deep
inside each system.
Donald’s unique ability to mix
many different viewpoints together to create understanding and
cooperation between diverse interests has led some to call him "the
straw that stirs the drink."
Truly a global citizen,
Donald firmly believes that the world is NOT flat. In his view, the
world is "spiky" -- characterized by peaks and valleys which are
comprised of the different histories, cultures, needs and desires of
its nations and citizens. Donald Tang serves as a de facto ambassador
connecting Asia, Europe, and America, particularly on matters of
On a trip to Mumbai, India,
he developed the system of Economic Chakras – borrowing from ancient
Yoga philosophies to better understand the flow of economic energies as
they affect, and are affected by, governments, business activity,
education, NGO’s, religious systems, consumers, and students.
life work, manifested in his tireless commitment to the Asia Society
Southern California, is to develop "deep understanding" of these
motivations, in order to create bridges of cooperation that will bring
sustained prosperity and peace around the globe.