Chinese Business "Stars" To Speak At Baylor April 29

April 25, 2002

by Alan Hunt

Two Chinese business leaders who have been featured on the covers of business publications that described them as rising stars for the next generation will speak at Baylor University on Monday, April 29.

Baylor graduate Li Yifei, chief executive officer for Viacom's MTV China, and her husband, Wang Chao Yong, chairman and CEI of China Equity Advisory Inc., will speak as part of the Ben H. Williams Distinguished Speakers Series, presented by Hankamer School of Business. Their presentation is scheduled during a luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at the Hughes-Dillard Alumni Center. Yong also will speak during the afternoon to entrepreneurial finance students in the business school. The couple's 8-year-old daughter, Haining, will accompany them on their campus visit.

A native of Beijing, Li received a master's degree in political science at Baylor. She joined Viacom in 1999 and was named head of the company's fledgling China operation. She was featured on a Fortune magazine cover last year, promoting an inside article about "25 Rising Stars: Global Leaders for the Next Generation."

Wang studied at Qinghua University in Beijing, where he was a member of the university's first MBA graduating class. Later, he came to the U.S. and studied finance at Rutgers University. He worked as vice president of Morgan Stanley Asia in New York before returning to China. At China Equity Advisory Inc., he raises venture capital for high-tech companies and introduces strategic partners to small businesses. He appeared on the July 2000 cover of China International Business, which featured an article titled, "Meet the New Capitalists: Generation $ is Coming Home."

The Ben H. Williams Distinguished Speakers Series honors the memory of Ben Williams, who was a member of the 1923 charter class of Baylor's School of Commerce and Business Administration -- today's Hankamer School of Business. An Outstanding Alumnus of Baylor and a trustee of the university, Williams endowed a fellowship in 1953 that today funds five separate professorships at Baylor.

For more information call 710-6190.

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