Charles Liu
Strategic Committee Member of China Academy, Senior fellow at Taihe Institute, and Chairman of the Investment Committee of Leading Tech Capita, is now an independent investor in the area of energy conservation and emission reductions, and clean technology.
Mr. Liu is also a regular contributor to BBC, CNBC, Bloomberg and CCTV on Chinese economic issues and current affairs. He has his own channels on Chinese social media. With an intelligent and humorous style, he swept social media in China and achieved significant influence among Chinese youth.
From 1975 to 1991, Mr. Liu served in various capacities in the United Nations system of organizations, principally as negotiation secretary on economic matters and development projects in developing countries. In addition to serving in the United Nations over the course of more than a decade, Mr. Liu has presided over manifold transnational negotiations and global conferences on the economy; he has played a leading role in the working concerns of the World Bank, the United Nations Development Program, and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.
From 1991 to 1999, Mr. Liu served as managing director of Lazard Asia Limited, where he made significant contributions in directing foreign enterprises and investments to China in the fields of telecommunication, finance, motor-vehicle production and infrastructure, among others.
With deep experience in providing advanced-consulting services for a range of Fortune 500 companies, in 2003, Mr. Liu chaired the Investment Committee of Applied Materials Inc., thus becoming the only Chinese director among all board members of Fortune 300 companies at that time.
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