Beijing Alumni Dinner

Honoring
Dr. Gang Yu, GRW’90
Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of New Peak Group (111.com.cn)
and Co-Founder and former Chairman of Yihaodian

Penn Wharton China Entrepreneur Award

Gang Yu received his PhD from the Wharton School and is the Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of New Peak Group (111.com.cn). Prior to founding New Peak Group, Dr. Yu was the Co-Founder and Chairman of Yihaodian – a leading ecommerce company in China. Dr. Yu served as Vice President; Worldwide Procurement at Dell Inc. and Vice President, Worldwide Supply Chain at Amazon.com. Before Amazon, Dr. Yu served as Chair Professor at University of Texas at Austin, and Director of the Center for Management of Operations and Logistics, and co-Director of the Center for Decision Making under Uncertainty.

Dr. Yu has received numerous international awards including: the 2002 Franz Edelman Management Science Achievement Award from INFORMS, the 2002 IIE Transaction Award for Best Application Paper, the 2003 Outstanding IIE Publication Award from the Institute of Industrial Engineers, the 2012 Martin K. Starr Excellence in Production and Operations Management Practice Award from POMS. Dr. Yu has published over 80 journal articles, 4 books, and he holds 3 US patents.

Dr. Yu is the founder and CEO of CALEB Technologies Corporation in 1995 in the US, the company was later acquired by Accenture.

The dinner was preceded by a panel discussion

Capital Winter in China

Alumni leaders from venture capital, technology, and high-growth startups will engage in a discussion on the climate for startup financing — including investment opportunities in the next 3-5 years — how technology will impact our lives going forward, and what they learned from the “capital feast.”

Moderator

Marvin Mao, WG’11 – CEO, Leleketang.com

Panelists

Xiaojun Li, WG’04 – Partner, IDG Capital

Mi Dai, WG’10 – Founding Partner, Joy Capital

Kai Hong, G’05, WG’05 – Founder and CEO, Babymap

Penn Wharton China Center
World Financial Center, West Building, 16F
No. 1 East Third Ring Middle Road
Chaoyang District

中国北京市朝阳区
东三环中路 1 号
环球金融中心西楼 16 楼
宾大沃顿中国中心
邮编:100020

Thank you to our Organizing Committee:

Michelle Liu WG’97, Forest Lin WG’03, 
Xing Liu WG’04, Marvin Mao WG’11, Stanley Wei WG’11

Questions? Contact Allison Grant.