Give2Asia named two prominent global business and philanthropic leaders to its board of trustees – Ms. Weili Dai and Mr. Kai Fu Lee. Give2Asia is a U.S. based nonprofit that works with donors to support charitable programs throughout Asia.
Ms. Weili Dai is the only woman co-founder of a global semiconductor company and one of the leading and most-recognized women business leaders in the world today. As co-founder of Marvell Technology Group Ltd., Ms. Dai has been a cornerstone of the company’s success since operations in 1995. Weili Dai, her husband Sutardja, and brother in law, Pantas, made a $20 million gift to the University of California at Berkeley to create the Sutardja Dai Hall. The Hall is home to the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS). Weili is originally from Shanghai and the Suhas brothers are from Jakarta.
Mr. Kai Fu Lee was also named as trustee. He serves as Chairman & CEO of InnovationWorks, an early-stage fund and incubator for high-tech start-ups. InnovationWorks is based in Shanghai. Having held senior positions within Google, Microsoft and Apple, Mr. Lee is one of the most prominent figures in China’s internet sector. Mr. Lee’s philanthropic activities include the establishment of the Chinese Youth Development Fund in 2006 to address the difficulties faced by China’s youth in academic and career development. The fund has created an online resource and virtual community, www.5xue.com, which fosters professional development in young people. He also created a university lecture series to engage 500,000 young college students across China.
In addition, Mr. Ta-Lin Hsu, H&Q Asia Pacific Founder and Chairman, was featured in the San Jose Business Journal. He is the Vice Chairman of Give2Asia and is known for establishing the first American-style VC model in Asia. Mr. Hsu was an overseas student from Taiwan who came to the US and earned a Ph.D. at UC Berkeley in electric engineering in 1970. H&Q Asia Pacific has built a $2.7 billion private equity business with a portfolio of 300 companies.
He says his work at Give2Asia is similar to his private equity endeavors. You have to have direction and demonstrate good performance to build your donor base. You still have to prove yourself. Its always about credibility.