Selection Panel

Each Participating University may recommend up to 10 prospective candidates to Bai Xian Asia Institute based on the BXAI Selection Criteria set by the Institute each year.

The Institute’s Selection Panel will be responsible for the final scholarship allocation decisions.

  • Ms. Ronna CHAO
    Ms. Ronna CHAO
    Managing Director, Novel Investments Limited
    Chief Executive Officer, BXAI

    Ms. Ronna CHAO is Managing Director of Novel Investments Limited, Vice Chairman of Novetex Textiles Limited and a Director of Novelpark Investments Limited. Her responsibilities in these various capacities cover investment and portfolio management, property redevelopment, and textile manufacturing. Ms. Chao has a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations from Brown University, and earned her M.B.A. from Stanford University. She also spent a year as an undergraduate at Keio University.

    Prior to joining the Novel Group, she worked as a Mergers & Acquisitions financial analyst at Goldman Sachs in New York, and an associate in the Licensing Department of the lifestyle and apparel company Tommy Hilfiger Corporation. Ms. Chao has been a member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) Zhejiang Provincial Committee since 2013. She also serves as Board Trustee and Finance Committee Chair at the International Christian School of Hong Kong, and is a member of the Court of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.