Honorary Chairman

Mr. Ronald K. Y. CHAO is the Honorary Chairman of Bai Xian Asia Institute
( Vice Chairman and Director, Novel Enterprises Limited )
Born in Shanghai in 1939, Mr. Ronald Chao went abroad to study in 1957, graduated with a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Tokyo in 1962, and received his M.S. degree from The University of Illinois in 1964. Mr. Chao returned home and joined Novel Enterprises Limited in 1965. From 1987 to 1996, he served as Managing Director, and since 1996, Director and Vice Chairman. Mr. Chao is an active philanthropist. In 2013, he formed a private family foundation, Bai Xian Education Foundation, to support educational initiatives which include the “Asian Youth Center” dormitory project in China and the “Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Program” for facilitating inter-cultural exchanges across Asia. He has also separately pledged to contribute toward the construction of the Yenching Academy at Peking University.
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