Ronna Chao

Managing Director, Novel Investments Limited,

CEO of the Bai Xian Asia Institute

“Shaping the World Together,” the Washington Institute Podcast Series, is pleased to welcome Ronna Chao. She is the CEO of Novel Investment Partners Limited, Chairman of Novetex Textiles Limited, Director of Novelpark Investments Limited and the CEO of Bai Xian Asia Institute (BXAI). Through BXAI, Ms. Chao created and has fundraised US$100 million for the Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Program, through which scholarships are granted every year to Asian students to study abroad at one of 16 leading universities in Northeast Asia. Ms. Chao is also a Standing Committee Member of the 12th Zhejiang Provincial Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) since 2013. She earned her bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Brown University and an M.B.A. from Stanford University.

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