Mr. Edward Tian （Tian Suning） is the founder and Chairman of China Broadband Capital Partners, L.P. (CBC). CBC is a TMT sector focused private equity fund and invests primarily in companies in the Telecom, Internet, Broadband, Media and Technology (“TMT”) sector and companies serving the TMT sector in China.
Before Mr. Tian founded CBC Capital, he was the Vice Chairman and CEO of China Netcom Group from Nov. 2002 to May 2006. He was the CEO of China Netcom Company Ltd. from Aug. 1999 to May 2002. Prior to joining China Netcom, Mr. Tian was the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of AsiaInfo Holding Inc., the first Internet technology provider in China. AsiaInfo successfully listed in NASDAQ in 2001 under Mr. Tian’s leadership. Mr. Tian also used to be the Vice Chairman of PCCW Limited from 2005 to 2007. He’s now the Independent Director of several multi-national companies, they are including MasterCard International, Lenovo Group Limited and Taiking Life Insurance Company Limited. He’s also the Senior Advisor of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR).
Mr. Tian holds a Ph.D. in Natural Resource Management from Texas Tech University. He is also the member of Harvard Business School Asia Advisory Committee, Co-Chair of TNC China Board.