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Shen Nanpeng

(Senior Vice Chair)


Neil Shen, Steward of Sequoia Capital, Founding and Managing Partner of Sequoia China.

Neil Shen is a member of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), and also serves on a number of philanthropic and public sectors and industry associations, including as Vice Chairman of the VC Funds Committee of Asset Management Association of China, Member of the Hong Kong Chief Executive’s Council of Advisors on Innovation and Strategic Development, Governor of Our Hong Kong Foundation, Director of Yabuli China Entrepreneur Forum (CEF), Chairman of Yale Center Beijing Executive Council, Trustee of Asia Society and Trustee of Shanghai Jiao Tong University.


Neil Shen has received numerous honors and awards in China and across the globe.  He continues to hold the top position in The Midas List 2019 by Forbes. His ascent to the top of The Midas List 2018 marked a milestone - the first time that a Chinese national has hit the top of the list. He was the highest ranking Chinese investor on Forbes Midas List for the year from 2012 to 2019, and also listed in the "100 Greatest Living Business Minds" by Forbes. In addition, he was amongst "50 Most Influential Business Leaders in China" and "30 Most Influential Investors in China" by Fortune for the year from 2015 to 2018, and "Top 20 Venture Capitalists Worldwide" by New York Times and CB Insights in 2017.


He received his Master's degree from Yale University and Bachelor's degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

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