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Biography of Dr. Weijian Shan
Weijian Shan is a Partner of TPG Capital, a leading U.S. based investment firm, since 1998. Mr. Shan has led a number of landmark transactions including the acquisition of Shenzhen Development Bank, Taishin Financial Holdings, and the acquisition the eventual sale of Korea First Bank which was once the largest nationwide bank in Korea.
Currently Mr. Shan serves on the boards of Shenzhen Development Bank, Bank of China Hong Kong, China Unicom, Lenovo, Taishin Financial Holdings and Taiwan Cement Corporation among others. Until recently he has been an independent director and chairman of Audit Committee of Baosteel.
Prior to TPG Capital, Mr Shan worked, between 1993 and 1998 at JP Morgan as a Managing Director, concurrently serving as its China Representative, Chief Representative for JP Morgan Beijing Office and Chief Representative for JP Morgan Shanghai Office.
Mr Shan was a professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania for six years before joining JP Morgan.
Mr Shan worked as an investment officer at the World Bank in Washington D.C. in 1987.
Mr Shan received a Ph.D. and a Masters of Arts in economics from University of California at Berkeley, an MBA from University of San Francisco.