[SOLD OUT] Leadership in a Fragmenting World: A Conversation with Dr. Morris Chang of TSMC and Joe Tsai of Alibaba GroupVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Leaders and Ideas
Join us for a unique and powerful conversation with Dr. Morris Chang, Founder of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company and Joe Tsai, Co-Founder and Chairman of Alibaba Group — two of the truly visionary business leaders and innovators of our time. In a rare public conversation, they will reflect on leadership, education and innovation for the world under stress by geopolitical tensions, a fragmenting global economy, and rapid technological and societal changes.
Dr. Morris Chang leads one of the world’s most valuable semiconductor company in an industry that has been caught in the middle of geopolitical competition. Joe Tsai co-founded Alibaba Group with Jack Ma, leading one of the world’s largest e-commerce companies. How do they see Asia and the world today and into the future? What advice can they offer to the next generation of leaders? Ida Liu, Global Head of Citi Private Bank will moderate the conversation.
Dr. Morris Chang is the Founding Chairman of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), a pioneer of the dedicated integrated circuit foundry model. TSMC is the world’s largest silicon foundry. Born in China, he moved to Hong Kong during the Chinese Civil War and then to the U.S., where he attended Harvard and MIT. His employer, Texas Instruments (TI), sent him to Stanford for his PhD in electrical engineering, which he earned in 1964. By 1983, he had risen to group vice president responsible for TI’s global semiconductor business before leaving to lead General Instrument Corp. and, later, TSMC.
Joe Tsai is Co-Founder and Chairman of Alibaba Group and has served on its board of directors since its inception in 1999. He served as Alibaba’s Chief Financial Officer and Head of Strategic Investments, and more recently as the company’s Executive Vice Chairman. He is chairman of sports and entertainment company BSE Global, which owns the Brooklyn Nets, New York Liberty and the teams’ home arena -- the Barclays Center. He owns two professional indoor lacrosse teams in the National Lacrosse League, the San Diego Seals and Las Vegas Desert Dogs. He is also an investor in the fast-growing Premier Lacrosse League and a supporter of World Lacrosse, the world governing body of the sport of lacrosse recognized by the International Olympic Committee. Through the Joe and Clara Tsai Foundation, he and his wife Clara are active philanthropists supporting initiatives in education, research, social justice, economic mobility, the arts and humanitarian relief. He is a founding board member of The Asian American Foundation, a non-profit that provides resources to Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities to combat hate and discrimination and support AAPI advocacy, prosperity and representation. He is a member of the J.P. Morgan International Council, EXOR Partners Council, and International Advisory Council of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. He is a trustee of The Lawrenceville School. Prior to Alibaba Group, Tsai was a private equity investor in Asia for Investor AB of Sweden’s Wallenberg family. He practiced tax law as an associate with Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York.
Ida Liu (moderator) is the Global Head of Citi Private Bank and a member of the Citi Global Wealth Leadership team. Before becoming the Global Head, she was the Head of Citi Private Bank North America and held numerous other leadership roles. She created Citi Private Bank’s North America Asian Clients Group, and she started her career at Citi by launching and heading the Fashion, Retail and Entertainment Group. Before joining Citi, she was at Vivienne Tam, a women’s wear design house, where she was Global Head of Sales, Marketing, Public Relations and Business Development. Prior to this, she spent seven years in investment banking with Merrill Lynch’s mergers and acquisitions and technology, media and telecommunications investment banking groups in New York and Hong Kong. She started her career in mergers and acquisitions at BT Wolfensohn (now Deutsche Bank). She has received many industry accolades including the distinguished Ellis Island Medal of Honor, Barron’s 10 Most Influential Women in Wealth Management and Crain’s Notable Women on Wall Street. For four consecutive years, starting in 2019 Ida was named Barron’s 100 Most Influential Women in U.S. Finance as well as American Banker’s 25 Most Powerful Women in Finance. Additionally, Ida is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, a member of the Committee of 100 and Young Presidents’ Organization. She serves on the UCLA Health Advisory Board as well as the Asia Society Board of Trustees.
This program is a part of the Leaders and Ideas series presenting in-depth conversations with leading thinkers and practitioners about Asia’s present and future.