Brown University School of Engineering

China... Page by Page: Business Cases

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012 5:30pm - 7:00pm

China…Page by Page Reading groups grow in natural settings: among friends, in libraries, around neighborhoods, even in television audiences. They amplify learning and fellowship; they promote conversation and dialogue. We aim through the Year of China program to enrich the reading group experience by bringing the talent of university resources to reading about a specific topic… China. On February 14 Barrett Hazeltine, Professor of Engineering and Drew Mason ‘89 will moderate a discussion of the business case, "China Risk Finance: Riding the Wave of China's Financial Services Industry." Sponsored by the Year of China and the C.V. Starr Program in Commerce, Organizations, and Entrepreneurship. More about Drew Mason '89: Drew Mason is the co-founder and Managing Partner of Jade Capital Management LLC, a leading provider of venture and growth capital for top entrepreneurs in China’s financial services sector. Mr. Mason is also one of the founding members of Sohu.com, one of the first Chinese companies to list on NADAQ, and China Risk Finance LLC, China’s leading consumer finance solutions provider voted Private Equity International’s Venture Capital deal of the year in 2007. Mr. Mason was formerly the head of investment banking for the technology sector in Asia Pacific for UBS Warburg, where he worked on Asia’s M&A deal of the year in 1999, 2000 and 2001. Mr. Mason’s operating experience includes serving as an intelligence officer during Operation Desert Storm for the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72). Mr. Mason is on the board of China Risk Finance LLC, Shanghai Harvest Network Ltd. and a member of the President of Brown University’s China Council. He has a BA in history from Brown University where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and a MBA from Harvard Business School. Mr. Mason has worked in New York, London and Hong Kong and currently resides in Larchmont, New York.