The Board of Directors

CULDF Founder & Chairman: Ms. Hong LI

Co-Founder of CULDF
Founder of China New Media International Center (CNMIC)
Former Partner of Zhisland & Principal of Zhisland Global Leadership
Chief Editor of [Chinese Entrepreneurship] book series

Dr. Hong LI has won high public praise in Chines media industry for many years, and successfully organized many multiple international events like Zhisland-Buffett Visit, Global Business Leaders Conference in 2014 Boao Forum For Asia, and Zhisland Investment & Cooperation Roundtable in Sino-European Entrepreneur Summit. She got her Ph.D. degree from University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, and was a visiting Research Scholar of University of California, Berkeley during 2008- 2010. She is also a former Chief Director of PR, Guest Booker and VIP Interview Leader in DIALOGUE program and WIN IN CHINA program of China Central Television (CCTV-2).

Based on the past achievements, Dr. Hong LI won the “Award of Outstanding Contribution” from CCTV in 2006, “Mass Media Excellent Management Contribution Award” from the International Management Institute (IMI) in 2008, “Award for Chinese Businesswoman with Greatest Potential” from China Association of Women Entrepreneurs in 2010, as well as the “Most Influential Chinese New Media Woman” from NewMedia Federation in January, 2016. In September, 2016, she approved by the EB1-A from USCIS. She was awarded as the “Top 30 Influential Asian Female CEO”. [more]


CULDF Co-Cair: Dr. John Rutledge

Dr. John Rutledge is Chief Investment Officer of Safanad, a global principal investment house, and a member of its Investment Committee, directing investments in marketable securities, private equity and real estate. Dr. Rutledge is also an Economics Contributor to CNBC, wrote the Business Strategy column for Forbes magazine for more than a decade and was a regular cast member of Forbes on Fox for many years. He is Senior Research Fellow at Claremont Graduate University where he teaches Complexity economics and finance and chairs dissertations. He is a member of the board of directors and audit committee member of Jason Corp., a NASDAQ listed company. He is also a member of the board of directors of a number of privately-owned companies including Trident USA Healthcare, FC Compassus LLC., Pace Health Companies, Pansophic, Early Learning Academies, and Element Critical. [more]




Founding President, Board of Directors : Mr Er’fei LIU


Er’fei LIU is the Chinese renowned Financier, internationally well-known Investment Banker with the 30-years’ financial experience. He was the former President of Asian-Pacific Region of Merrill Lynch and the Senior Officer at Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Salomon, and Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank.

Er’fei LIU joined Merrill Lynch in the gloomy period of Chinese business, and subsequently had outstanding performances in projects of China National Offshore Oil Corporation, China Telecom and the IPO of mid-cap and merger and acquisition, which help Merrill Lynch make comeback in the business in China. Er’fei LIU created invincible records in the investment bank history. IPO of China National Offshore Oil Corporation (accepted the assignment in critical and difficult point, and turned defeat into victory), biggest IPO of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China in the world (at that times), Air China (IPO of the largest airline company in the world), listing of Ctrip (resumption of Chinese companies’ listing in the U.S.A after the burst of Dot-com bubble), Lenovo’s acquisition of IBM PC, overseas acquisition of China National Offshore Oil Corporation, etc. are all successful projects led by Mr. Er’fei LIU who maintains undefeated record in the financial area. He was elected as the Banker of Asia by the journal The Banker in 2006.

Er’fei LIU was conferred with MBA degree from Harvard Business School in 1987 and was granted the Bachelor of Economics by Brandeis University and the Bachelor Degree in English Literature by Beijing Foreign Studies University.


Vice President, Board of Directors : Dr. Mao Daqing

Dr. Mao Daqing is a pioneer in co-working space sector in China, with a wealth of experience and know-how in both business management of blue-chip companies and project delivery in real-estate sector across the diverse regions in Asia. He started the career in 2008 with Temasek Holding, where he led the China operation at the company’s headquarters in Singapore.

During his 14-year tenure in senior roles with CapitaLand, Asia’s largest real-estate investment company, Dr. Mao led the development and operation of Beijing Raffles City, a large commercial complex and Raffles City China Fund. He also spearheaded the rapid expansion of Ascott service apartment, establishing a solid foothold and reputation of the brand in China. During 2009-2015 at Vanke, Mao led the Chinese real-estate conglomerate headquartered in Shenzhen through exponential growth, achieving an unprecedented sales record in excess of US$3 billion.

Dr. Mao founded his first venture Ucommune in 2015, combining his expertise in both commercial and residential property to deliver premium experiences for small medium enterprises and a connected business community that serves the need of increasingly mobile entrepreneurs. Backed by renowned institutional investors such as Sequoia Capital, Zhen Fund and Noah Wealth Management, Ucommune is inarguably a unicorn with a market valuation exceeding US$1.4 billion. His primary focus is to grow the business-servicing capacity and integration of the platform, and to continuously increase the footprints in China and beyond. His vision is to create a connected community infused with creativity and dynamism where those from the parallel world can meet.

Mao has a Bachelor of Architecture at Southeast University China, and a PhD of Regional Economics at Peking University. He is a Visiting Professor of a number of leading academic institutes in China, among which Chinese Academy of Sciences and Tsing Hua University. In the meanwhile, he is an honorary member of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and a registered architect. [more]


Vice President, Board of Directors : Dr.  Linda J. Stillman

Dr. Linda J. Stillman is a global mentor of the millennial generation and the visionary, founder/chair of the Young Global Leadership Foundation ( YGLF promotes effective, efficient and ethical leadership through the human dimension for young aspiring leaders.

YGLF was granted the United Nations ECOSOC Special Consultative Status in July 2018, and Dr. Linda serves as the Main Representative. YGLF is also a member the UN NGO Commission on the Status of Women Committee (NGO CSW), United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) focused on higher education, and NGO Committee on Education: Learning and Literacy (CELL). Dr. Linda has recently established Royal Global Mentoring to guide young people, across the spectrum of society, worldwide, with their academic ~ professional ~ UN civic engagement choices and involvement.For decades, Dr. Linda contributed to diplomatic and intercultural relations and resided in Morocco, former Yugoslavia, Iceland, Germany, and China. She was president of the International Women’s Association, Rabat, president of the American Women’s Club, Belgrade, creator/chair of the International Women’s Association, Reykjavik, and Vice President of the International Women’s Association, Bonn. [more]


President of CULDF Supervisory Board : Mr. Lawrence X. Pan

Former China Chief Representative
Managing Director of Asia Pacific Region
The NASDAQ Stock Market

Mr. Lawrence X. Pan is the Former China Chief Representative and Managing Director of Asia Pacific Region of NASDAQ, and also one of the official spoken person for NASDAQ.

Mr. Pan has over 15 years of securities and commodities industry experience. Most recently CEO with Asia Pacific Capital, Mr. Pan has previously held senior positions in corporate finance and asset management at Morgan Stanley, providing advice to a variety of Chinese companies and banks seeking to access the US Capital Markets. Additionally, Mr. Pan has held management position and been licensed senior trader with considerable knowledge of trading platforms and strategies through his experience with HS Securities & Futures and CNIEC.

Mr. Pan has a B.S. and M.S. in Materials Science from BIT, an EMBA in International Business from University of London and a Certificate in Financial Analysis from NYU. He is fluent in English and a native speaker of Mandarin.


CULDF Director, Board of Directors : Ms. Lu Zhang

Lu Zhang, Founder and Managing Partner of Fusion Fund. Recently, Lu is selected as 2018 Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. Before this, she also got selected as Silicon Valley Women of Influence 2018 and Top 10 all America Chinese Youth. In 2017, she was awarded the Forbes US 30 under 30 & Featured Honoree of VC category and also awarded as the Town & Country 50 Modern Swans Influencer. Prior to starting Fusion Fund, she was the Founder and CEO of a medical device company (acquired in 2012). Lu is active in the entrepreneur and investor communities providing mentorship and serves as an advisor to programs like Microsoft AC, Singularity University, StartX at Stanford, and Youth Council of Future Forum. Lu received her M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Stanford University and holds several patents. [more]


CULDF Director, Board of Directors : Ms. Ting CHEN

Founder and CEO of Wisdom Valley

Founder and Executive Chairman of China Heritage Club

Ting has 16 years of experience working as journalist and Senior Executive at China Economic Times, China Entrepreneur Magazine, and Global Entrepreneur Magazine, and was one of the early advocates of enhancing the role of commercial media in China. In October 2011, Ting left her career as a media professional and started her own business, the China Heritage Club, Wisdom Valley Council, and Wisdom Valley Academy. Wisdom Valley provides customized services to wealthy families in managing family assets and helping family businesses grow. Ting is also actively involved in philanthropy, having sponsored the “512 Fundraising Initiative” in the wake of the 2008 Wenchuan Earthquake.


CULDF Director, Board of Directors : Ms. Mei HE



Visiting Scholar, Columbia University
Board of Visitors, Pepperdine University
Board of Visitors, New York Film Academy
Vice-Chairwoman of Chinese American Association
President , Wailian Overseas Consulting Group

Ms. Mei HE is the founder of Wailian Overseas Consulting Group (hereinafter “Wailian”). Wailian focuses its business on overseas investments and education programs. With around 500 employees, there are over 20 branches of Wailian located in various cities around the world. It has been awarded “Most Trusted Brand”. In the past 9 years, the pass rate of Wailian’s green card application service and the service speed of the same have been kept to be the top one in China. The shortest waiting record for green card approval was 3 days. [more]



The Management Team

Secretary-general of CULDF: Ran BI

Founder of CULDF Chicago Agency : Kyle D. Shrader

Senior Representative (Shanghai):Tingting ZHAO

Senior Representative (Shanghai): Ran HUO

VIP Manager: Haimei JIANG

Senior Representative (Australia): Jennifer Zhu

Senior Representative (New York): Peirui MAO

Senior Representative (international): Temir Assanov

Senior Representative (Los Angeles): Angel

Senior Representative (Wuxi): Chunheng LAN