Legg Mason appoints Tianqiao Chen and Robert Chiu as directors
Mr. Chen, Chairman and CEO of Shanda Group and a well-known technology entrepreneur in Asia, also was appointed effective February 1, 2017 as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors and as a member of the Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee.
Mr. Chen is the founder of Shanda Group. Mr. Chiu is President of Shanda Group and an executive with 25 years of international financial and technology experience.
Shanda Group is wholly-owned by Mr. Chen and his family.
Mr. Chen has been appointed to a number of government boards, most notably the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference where he has been a national member since 2008.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Fudan University where he is also a member of the Board of Directors.
Mr. Chiu joined Shanda Group in 2012 as the Group President with overall managerial responsibilities of all business units. He was also the Chairman and CEO of Cloudary Corporation, the world’s largest Chinese-language original content platform between 2012 and 2014.
Prior to Shanda, Mr. Chiu served as Managing Director and Head of Asia Pacific Technology, Media and Telecom Investment Banking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
He has held several senior management positions at Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs and Nomura in their New York, Menlo Park and Hong Kong offices.
Mr. Chiu began his career at IBM in 1992.
He currently serves as a Vice Chairman of the Copyright Society of China. In 2014, he was named the 2014 Economic Leader of China by China Economic Development Forum.
Mr. Chiu holds a Master of Management degree from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, with a Fulbright scholarship in 1998. ■
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