Asia Society Board of Trustees Welcomes Eight New Members
NEW YORK; October 28, 2021—The Asia Society Board of Trustees announced the election of eight new members at its fall meeting: Filippo Gori, Evan G. Greenberg, Stephanie Hui, Josephine Linden, Ida Liu, Geoff Martha, Gary Rieschel, and Mark Tucker.
Asia Society President and CEO Kevin Rudd commented, “The Asia Society is delighted to welcome its largest single slate of new Trustees, reflecting an exciting period of growth for our organization more broadly. Each bring a unique and impressive set of experiences, a passion for our mission and work, and a shared commitment to expand and diversify our Board and our organization.”
The list of Asia Society Global Trustees is available here. Bios for the new members follow.
As CEO of J.P. Morgan in Asia Pacific, Filippo Gori leads the strategy and oversight for all of the firm’s businesses across 16 markets in the region. He was also appointed head of Banking for Asia Pacific in 2019, and leads the Investment Banking and Corporate Banking businesses in the region.
Gori chairs the Asia Pacific Management Committee and is a member of the firm’s Corporate & Investment Bank Management Committee. Gori served as the CEO for Hong Kong from 2018 to 2021, which is home to the firm’s Asia Pacific headquarters. Additionally, he is Chief Executive of JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. Hong Kong Branch and J.P. Morgan Securities (Asia Pacific) Limited.
Gori was hired by J.P. Morgan in 1999 and worked in various Europe-focused roles within the firm’s Investment Bank and Asset Management businesses. He moved to Hong Kong in 2013, as Asia Pacific head of Sales & Marketing for Markets & Investor Services. He was appointed Deputy CEO for Asia Pacific in 2019 before becoming CEO for the region in February 2020. Gori also served as Chairman of the Asia Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association from 2018-2020 and as a board member for six years from 2014. He is a Member of The Nature Conservancy Asia Pacific Council.
Gori is based in Hong Kong with his wife and two children. He is fluent in both English and Italian. He holds a Master of Science in Economics (Honours) from Bocconi University and his thesis in Economic History was published in 1999.
Evan G. Greenberg is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Chubb Limited and Chubb Group. He was elected President and Chief Executive Officer in May 2004 and Chairman of the Board of Directors in May 2007.
Over the course of 45 years in the insurance industry, Greenberg has held various underwriting and leadership positions and gained significant insight in the global property, casualty and life insurance sectors. Prior to joining the company, then named ACE Limited, in 2001 as Vice Chairman, Greenberg spent 25 years at American International Group, where he served as President and Chief Operating Officer from 1997 to 2000. Before that, he held a variety of senior management positions, including President and Chief Executive Officer of AIU, AIG’s Foreign General Insurance organization, and Chief Executive Officer of AIG Far East, based in Japan.
Greenberg is Vice Chair of the National Committee on United States-China Relations and a Director of the US-China Business Council. He serves on the Board of Trustees of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the Board of Directors of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, and the Advisory Board of Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management (Tsinghua SEM) in Beijing. Greenberg serves by Presidential appointment on the United States Trade Representative’s Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations. He serves on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Partnership for New York City. Greenberg is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and an overseer of the International Rescue Committee.
Stephanie Hui leads Goldman Sachs' corporate private equity investment activities in Asia and is global co-head of the Growth Equity Business within the Asset Management Division. She serves on the Partnership Committee, Asia Pacific Management Committee, MBD Corporate and Growth Investment Committees, Firmwide Client Business & Standards Committee, Global Diversity Committee and Asia Pacific Diversity Committee. She is also on the Board of Advisors of Launch With GS, Goldman Sachs’ $500 million commitment to invest in companies and investment managers with diverse leadership.
Hui initially joined Goldman Sachs in 1995 as an analyst. She worked in the Principal Investment Area in New York and then transferred to Hong Kong in 1997. Hui left Goldman Sachs in 1998 to attend graduate school, rejoined the firm as an associate in 2000 and became an executive director in 2003. She was named managing director in 2006 and partner in 2010.
Hui serves on the boards of Icon Cancer Care in Australia and Inner Mongolia Fuyuan Dairy in China. She is also a member of the Board of Governors of the China Venture Capital and Private Equity Association, the Board of Directors of Save the Children Hong Kong and Honorary Trustees of The Women's Foundation.
Hui earned an AB in Biology, summa cum laude, from Harvard College in 1995 and an MBA from Harvard Business School in 2000.
Josephine Linden is Founder and CEO of Linden Global Strategies, a wealth management advisory firm and multi-family office. She retired from Goldman Sachs as a partner and managing director in 2009, after being with the firm for over twenty-five years.
Linden serves on public, non-profit and family boards. She is the Chairman of Lands' End, Director of Trine II, Board Member of E&P Financial Group, and Ambassador Emeritus of Advance.
Linden was Adjunct Professor at the Business School of Columbia University, where she taught a class in wealth management and currently teaches and moderates ad hoc sessions. She has recently stepped down from being Trustee for the Collegiate School, and still serves on the Investment Committee. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Trilateral Commission.
Having spent her childhood and young adult life in Sydney, Linden continues to maintain strong ties to Australia. Josephine has created a fellowship for her alma mater, Kambala Girls School in Sydney, Australia. Each year a young graduate with interest in finance spends three months with Linden and her team.
Josephine received an MBA from the University of Chicago and a BA from the University of Sydney. She and her husband, Thomas Linden, reside in New York City. They have three children.
Ida Liu is the Global Head of Citi Private Bank, responsible for meeting the financial needs of Citi’s ultra-high net worth and family office clients, and is a member of the Citi Global Wealth Leadership team. She leads Private Banking activities in 50 offices across 18 countries around the world. She also sits on the Citi Women Steering Committee, Citi’s global strategy to focus on the advancement of women.
Liu has 23 years of experience in the financial services industry. She was previously head of the Citi Private Bank in North America, and before that, was Global Market Manager for New York. She started at Citi Private Bank in 2007 by launching and heading the Fashion, Retail and Entertainment Group, and later founding the North America Asian Clients Group.
Before joining Citi, Liu was at Vivienne Tam, a women’s wear design house, and worked at Merrill Lynch and BT Wolfensohn (now Deutsche Bank).
Liu has been named among the 100 Most Influential Women in U.S. Finance, Crain’s Notable Women on Wall Street, and American Banker’s 25 Most Powerful Women in Finance. She has been recognized as a Crain’s 40 Under 40, World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, Financial Times Top 100 Advisor and Top 50 Outstanding Asian Americans in Business. She is a member of The Committee of 100 (C100) and Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO).
Liu holds a BA with honors from Wellesley College, a Merrill Lynch Executive MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and Harvard Kennedy School Global Leadership and Public Policy for the 21st Century. She is fluent in Mandarin Chinese, Spanish and conversant in Italian and Russian.
As chairman & CEO of Medtronic, Geoff Martha leads the $30 billion company and its 90,000 employees in pursuit of fulfilling the Medtronic Mission to use technology to improve human welfare. He is recognized as a driven and innovative executive, named on Modern Healthcare’s 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare list in 2020 and #1 CEO in healthcare technology by the Healthcare Technology Report in 2021.
Martha became CEO in April 2020. Under his leadership, Medtronic is leveraging the latest advances in cutting edge technology to transform healthcare. Fortune Magazine named Medtronic among the top 15 companies for its 2020 “Change the World” list, recognizing its swift efforts during the pandemic, and listed the company on its 2021 list of Most Admired Companies.
Martha joined Medtronic in 2011, and notably led the acquisition and integration of Covidien, the largest acquisition in the medical technology industry. Before joining Medtronic, Geoff spent 19 years at GE Healthcare and GE Capital.
Martha is a member of the Business Roundtable, and the World Economic Forum’s International Business Council. He co-chairs the Taskforce on Health and Life Sciences for B20, a G20 engagement group. He serves on the boards of the Medtronic Foundation, Children’s HeartLink, and the Northside Achievement Zone. He is also part of OneTen, a coalition of cross-industry leaders committed to breaking down systemic barriers for Black Americans.
Martha holds a BA in Finance from Pennsylvania State University, where he serves on the Development Council for its College of Liberal Arts. He was captain of the Penn State men’s hockey team and later inducted into its Hockey Hall of Fame.
Gary Rieschel is the Founding Managing Partner of Qiming Venture Partners, a firm he launched in Shanghai in 2006. Qiming invests in technology and healthcare and has over $6B USD in assets under management. Many of Qiming’s portfolio companies are today’s most influential firms in their respective sectors.
Under Rieschel’s direction, Qiming launched a focused sector strategy in 2006 which led to the firm being China’s largest venture healthcare investor. Prior to founding Qiming, Rieschel was a senior executive at Intel, Sequent Computer, Cisco Systems, and Softbank Corporation. He started his VC career by creating Softbank’s U.S. venture group in 1996 (SBVC), and while at Softbank he invested in twelve companies which grew to over $1B USD in market capitalization and served on Softbank’s board of directors.
Rieschel was an early driver of venture capital development in China through sponsoring and founding several of China’s 1st generation VC firms, including Softbank China Ventures (2000), SAIF Partners (2001), and Ceyuan Ventures (2004), before moving to China in 2005 to create Qiming.
Rieschel is well regarded as a mentor to entrepreneurs and other venture capitalists. He serves as an advisor to numerous venture capital and private equity firms. He helped found the China Greentech Initiative and sponsored the Rocky Mountain Institute’s entry to China.
Rieschel attended Reed College (BA Biology ‘79) and Harvard Business School (MBA ‘84). He was based in Shanghai from 2005 through 2016, when he relocated to Seattle, WA to launch the Qiming U.S. operations.
Mark Tucker was appointed non-executive Group Chairman of HSBC Holdings plc on October 1, 2017. Tucker is also non-executive Chairman of the Discovery Group of South Africa.
Tucker’s public appointments include chairing TheCityUK; membership of the Prime Minister’s Building Back Better Business Council and the UK Investment Council, and chairing the UK Multinational Chairman’s Group (which brings together the largest UK-based multinational firms). Tucker also belongs to the Trade Finance Advisory Group of the International Chamber of Commerce, and to the UK Department of Trade’s Financial Services Trade Advisory Group.
Tucker has over 35 years’ experience in the financial services industry in Asia, in the US, and the UK, including 25 years based in Hong Kong. Tucker was most recently Group Chief Executive and President of AIA Group Limited, having joined in July 2010. Before AIA he was Group Chief Executive of Prudential plc.
Tucker has served on the Court of The Bank of England and on the Board of the Goldman Sachs Group. He is an Associate Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, a Director of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, and sits on the advisory board of the British Museum.
Tucker holds a BA from Leeds University and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in England and Wales in 1985. He is married with two children. He is passionate about football, including, for a short time, as a professional football player.