The Chinese Cultural Foundation (“CCF”) is a New York based 501(C)(3) non-profit, non-political organization. Its mission is to share 5,000 years of the finest Chinese art and culture with the world.
Since its founding in 2003, CCF has provided the highest level of cultural and educational programs at many prestigious venues including the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, the Palace of Versailles in Paris and the United Nations in New York. CCF believes that these cultural events serve as a catalyst in bringing together leaders from various economic, social, political and artistic sectors to achieve their common goals.
The Maurice R. Greenberg Global Leadership Award is a major initiative of the Chinese Cultural Foundation. It recognizes those individuals and organizations whose achievements reflect Mr. Greenberg’s ideals and global vision. Recipients of this prestigious Award will carry on Mr. Greenberg’s legacy of encouraging global understanding through business, culture, education, diplomacy and philanthropy.
MAURICE R. GREENBERG
Maurice R. "Hank" Greenberg 莫里斯-格林伯格先生 is the Chairman and CEO of C.V. Starr & Co., Inc. and is the retired Chairman and CEO of American International Group, Inc. (AIG). Under his leadership AIG became the world's largest insurance and financial services company in history.
Mr. Greenberg has played a significant role in advancing a positive relationship between China and the United States. As a legendary global business leader, he is highly respected in China for helping to open the country's markets and encouraging China's integration into the global community.
Mr. Greenberg has been named an honorary citizen of Shanghai, Wuhan, Beijing, Guangzhou, and Chongqing. Zhu Rongji, then-mayor of Shanghai, invited Mr. Greenberg to create the Shanghai International Business Leaders’ Advisory Council (IBLAC); he served an unprecedented two terms as IBLAC’s chairman. He was appointed as a senior economic advisor to the Beijing municipal government, and served as a member of the mayor’s advisory board in Beijing, when Wang Qishan was mayor. He has been a member of the International Consultative Conference on the Future Economic Development of Guangdong Province and served on the Hong Kong Chief Executive’s council of international advisors. He is a member of the advisory boards of the Tsinghua School of Economics and Management and Fudan School of Management, and a member of the international advisory councils of the China Development Research Foundation and the China Development Bank.
On June 6, 2014, at the 70th Anniversary celebration of D-Day at the Statue of Liberty in New York, Mr. Greenberg was awarded the France’s highest award, the Légion d’Honneur and the Bronze Star Medal from the United States for his service during World War II.
On November 9, 2015, Mr. Greenberg received the insignia of Commandeur de l’Ordre National de la Legion d’Honneur recognizing his leadership and contributions as Chairman of AIG.
On December 18, 2018, Mr. Greenberg received China’s Reform Friendship Medal for helping open up China’s economy to the world.
Mr. Greenberg serves on the President’s Council on International Activities of Yale University, Honorary Vice Chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations and Vice Chairman of the National Committee on United States-China Relations. He is the past Chairman and Director of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He is active on the boards of many other civic and charitable organizations working in the United States and Asia.
Mr. Greenberg is Chairman Emeritus of the New York-Presbyterian Hospital, as a member of the Board of Overseers of the Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University, is a Trustee Emeritus of the Rockefeller University, a Life Trustee of New York University, former Chairman of the Asia Society, an Honorary Trustee of the Museum of Modern Art and Honorary Chairman of the Chinese Cultural Foundation.
Mr. Greenberg is Chairman of The Starr Foundation which has generously supported numerous educational, cultural, social, medical, environmental and philanthropic causes in the U.S., China and around the world.
Co - Founders and Board of Trustees
John W. Allen
John W. Allen 約翰.艾伦先生, Chairman and CEO of Greater China Corporation. Involved in Asia and China for over 30 years. Helped to found AIESEC in China and was Chairman of the Board of AIESEC, US and of AIESEC Yale. Headed the international investment subsidiary of the Bank of Boston and was Assistant to Sir James D. Wolfensohn at Schroder Bank and Trust. Served as President of the International Securities Exchange Corporation. Was Trustee of the Soros Open Society Institute and Trustees of the International Science Foundation with George Soros and Nobel Laureate James Watson. He has also served as Director of the World Policy Institute and the Business Council of the United Nations. Received his BA from Yale University and MBA from Harvard Business School.
Ta Chun Hsu*
Ta Chun Hsu 徐大春先生
former President of The Starr Foundation, was born in Beijing, China in 1918. He attended the University of Shanghai and was graduated with a B.S. in economics (Class of 1942) from Haverford College in Haverford, Pennsylvania. He earned his Masters Degree at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 1944, and later studied insurance at Golden Gate College in San Francisco, California. In 1964, Mr. Hsu joined C.V. Starr & Co. as Assistant to the late Cornelius Vander Starr, at that time Chairman of the Board. He was elected Director and Executive Vice President of The Starr Foundation. In 1969 he was named President of the Starr Foundation and served in that capacity until March 1999.
Elizabeth B. Wang
Elizabeth B. Wang 王滨女士
Founder of the Chinese Cultural Foundation, the Elizabeth Wang Gallery and Founding Members of the China Investment Group. Has organized major cultural events at the Palace of Versailles in Paris, the World Economic Forum and China-U.S. Business Summits in Beijing, the Institutional Investor - China Investment Forum in New York City and on numerous occasions at the United Nations, Bank of China, National Arts Club, Harvard Club, Yale Club and other prestigious venues. Maintains close relationships with Chinese and American political, business and cultural leaders and organizations. She was China's National Classical Dance Champion, graduated with Masters Degree in Arts Administration from City, University of London and Harvard Business School Women on Boards Program.
Board of Trustees
Ingrid Strange 英格瑞女士, Founder and Chair of Partnership for Change, Board member of Norwegian Climate Foundation, FjordIT. Impact investor - Member of Toniic. For the past 25 years, she has focused on philanthropy and social change, establishing the first Montessori School in Norway, and helped build several new Montessori schools, building charities for youth and children, and establishing philanthropic initiatives in the third world. She also serviced as advisory board member at Sahara Forest Project, the Oslo Center and Vice chair of Civita, a leading Norwegian think tank. Active investor in social and sustainable business startups.
Served at McKinsey and venture capital. Received MBA from UC Berkeley and Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (MSc).
Xinle Ma 马欣乐先生 is Vice President of China Academy of Painting and Calligraphy and Senior Art Advisor of the Chinese Cultural Foundation.
As a highly esteemed artist, Xinle’s paintings have been exhibited in museums and galleries around the world. Many of his artworks can be found in public institutions, museums and private collections, including former U.S. President William Bill Clinton, David Rockefeller and China former Premier Wen Jiabao. Also in corporate collections and government monumental buildings. In 2016 his painting “The Nine Galloping Horses”, was presented to The Queen Elizabeth II on her 90th Birthday, as a State gift from the People’s Republic of China;
In 2018 his painting “Happiness Greetings Every Household” was selected as the only artist’s work to be printed on Moutai - China’s National Liquor, as the 2019 collectible wine to be distributed worldwide.
Dr. Komuro Hiromi 小室熙美, is closely associated with many senior Japanese government officials and business leaders. One of these is Mr. Kazuo Inamori, a famous Japanese entrepreneur and the founder of Kyocera and KDDIand former Chairman of Japan Airlines.
She was Chief Representative and Advisor to major Japanese, Chinese and European companies. These include: Japan Ishigaki, Hanshin Power, Komatsu, Fujiman, Osaka Gas Company, Beijing SINOPEC, CNPC Guangzhou Petroleum, Shanghai Baosteel, Qingdao Shengli Petroleum and German, Danish and other companies.
Dr. Komuro Hiromi has a EMBA and Ph.D. in Economics from Tsinghua University. She is Member of the Alumni Association of Tsinghua University and Japan-China Friendship Association in Japan,
Board of Advisors in the United States
Ambassador James R. Lilley 李洁明大使 Former U.S. Ambassador to China and Korea, is widely considered one of the most knowledgeable US experts on Chinese and East Asian foreign relations. Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute.
Professor Robert A. Mundell 蒙代尔教授 Nobel Prize Laureate and Professor of Economics at Columbia University. "Father of the Euro" and frequent advisor and speaker on currency issues in China, the U.S., Europe and Asia. Founder of the Mundell International University of Entrepreneurship in Beijing, China.
Victor L L Chu 禇立力先生 Chairman of First Eastern Investment Group. Director and Council Member of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Board Member of the World Economic Forum and serves as Co-Chair of the Forum’s International Business Council. Executive Board Member of the International Chamber of Commerce and serves as Chairman of the ICC Commission on Financial Services and Insurance.
Harry Edelson 哈里 . 爱德生先生 Chairman of China Opportunity Acquisition Corp. and President of the China Investment Group, LLC. Former President of the Wall Street Analysts Club. Chairman of Edelson Technology Partners.
Henry S. Tang 邓兆祥先生 Managing Partner of Carnegie Towers Group, former Chairman and Co-Founder, along with I.M. Pei and Yo-Yo Ma, of the Committee of 100, a group of prominent individuals dedicated to fostering greater American and Chinese cultural and economic understanding.
Bing Wen, 文兵先生 General Manager of New York Branch of China CITIC Bank International Limited. He has long term working experience in large US financial institutions in New York. He had been worked as Director in Global Portfolio Management at Citigroup Corporate and Investment Bank, Director at Risk Management Group of American Express. Before joining China CITIC Bank International, he also served senior positions at a couple of large Chinese banks. He was the General Manager of New Capital Accord Office at China Merchants Bank in China and has been served as the Chief Risk Officer at Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, New York Branch. Mr. Wen was also a senior risk professional and teaching instructor at China Banking Association. Mr. Wen holds a bachelor and master degree from School of Economic and Management, Tsinghua University and a CFA charter holder.
Cynthia DiBartolo, Esq. Fonder and CEO of Tigress Financial Partners, Chair of the Greater New York Chamber of Commerce, former business leader to the White House Business Council. She served as NYS Governor's Ten Points Women's Initiative. She is Vice President of the Women's Syndicate Association and on the Board of Villanova University, Charles Widger School of the Law. Cynthia has 35 years of accomplishment-laden practice working in finance aligned with Fortune 500 companies, driving achievements in revenue growth, brand expansion and new offerings. Her ability to set the overall vision and strategy for a company propelled her career at Merrill Lynch, Smith Barney, Citigroup and Bear Stearns.
David M. Lampton 蓝普顿先生 Former President of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, George and Sadie Hyman Professor of China Studies at Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Director of China Studies at SAIS.
Ning Yuan 袁宁先生 Chairman, China Construction America, Vice Chairman of China General Chamber of Commerce-USA. China Construction America (CCA) is a subsidiary of China State Construction Engineering Corp. Ltd. (CSCEC) — one of the world’s largest investment and construction groups — which operates in North America and South America.
Charles P. Wang 王琣先生 President of Rosen-Wang Global Partners, LLP. Served as Secretary on the Board of Directors of the United Way of New York City, Chairman of the Chinese Community Relations Council, and on the Board of New York City Health Insurance Plan and the WNET-Channel 13 Tri-State Community Board. From 1990 to 1995, appointed by President George Bush as Vice Chairman of the U.S. Commission of Civil Rights. From 1989 to 1993, he was President of the China Institute in America, Inc.
Jing Zhao Cesarone 赵兢女士 CEO of Global CSR Foundation and ChinaWise. She is an accomplished business leader and compassionate public servant with over twenty years of experience in NGO management, business strategy, and cross-cultural marketing. She has extensive experience in implementing CSR best practices for fortune 500 companies and has been engaged in several SDG initiatives, including early childhood education, women’s empowerment and youth leadership programs.
Gloria Starr Kins 格劳瑞.史带.金女士 Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of the Society and Diplomatic Review, a leading publication for the United Nations. She has been actively involved with US-China business and cultural exchanges for decades.
Rose-Marie Fox 霍瑪丽女士 CEO Cornerstone Financial Co. LLC, served on the Advisory Board and investment committee of Edelson Technology Partners. Chairman of the Board of Silvermine Arts Center.
April Riddle Gow 艾菩 . 高女士 has held numerous executive positions in the private and not-for-profit sectors. She is currently President and co-Founder of Gow & Partners, and has been Director of Marketing & Fund Raising for the Theatre Development Fund in New York and the Director of Cultural Marketing for Aetna. She is a member of the board of the Afghanistan World Foundation, World Policy Institute and was President and Founder of the American Friends of the London Symphony Orchestra and First Chairwoman of the Cultural Patrons of Asia House.
Bin Wang 王斌先生 has over 25 years of management experience in China and on Wall Street, including JP Morgan Chase & Co. and heritage Chemical Bank. He now serves as an independent consultant, to provide strategic advisory service to the large and middle-size Chinese companies coming to the U.S. and going global.
Dr. David K. Jin 詹建强博士 Chief Medical Officer at BioTime Inc. (NYSE/AMEX: BTX) has been selected by ExecRank as a "Top Chief Medical Officer" for 2012. Dr. Jin has worked for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as medical reviewer for oncology product development. Recently, Dr. Jin has been appointed by China's Ministry of Health as external adviser and member of the evaluation committee for MOH's Third Category Medical Treatment Technology, as well as adviser to the Chinese-UK "Dynasty Project" to establish an international collaborative zone for clinical medicine in Wuhan BioLake.
Gordon Faux 高登 . 福 President of Trieste Capital, LLC, an investment firm that manages portfolios for individuals and institutional investors. He participated in the Graham & Dodd Value Investing Program and received his MBA from Columbia Business School. He is a Member of the Board of Directors at the World Policy Institute and is a CFA charterholder.
Andrea Catsimatidis 安卓女士 Executive at the Red Apple Group with activities in Real Estate, Investments, Insurance and Philanthropy. She was named as one of the 15 most influential students at New York University for her leadership as President of the NYU College Republicans. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of her family's foundation and has developed her own philanthropic interests with China, which she has visited many times, and with its many cultural contributions to our global society.
Board of Advisors in China
Ambassador Chen Jian 陈健大使 Former Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to Japan, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Deputy Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations.
Ambassador Weichao Zhang 张伟超大使 Chairman of Fortune 100 Association, former Chairman of Chinese Language Education Foundation, Former Vice Minister, Office of Overseas Chinese Affairs of the State Council, Former Ambassador and Consul General of PRC China in New York.
Ambassador Shengyun Qiu 邱胜云大使 Former Ambassador and Consul General in New York, Chinese Ambassador to the Kingdom of Jordan. Vice President of the Chinese People's Institute of Foreign Affairs (CPIFA).
Ambassador Yishan Zhang 张义山大使 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Deputy Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations. Held many important positions in the Chinese government including: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the United Nations Office in Geneva, Switzerland, and Vienna Austria.
Liyong Zhang 张立勇先生 Former President of China Ocean Shipping Company Americas Inc. “COSCO Americas” and President of China General Chamber of Commerce-U.S.A.
Bailin Zheng 郑柏林先生 Former Director and General Manager of Bank of China, President of China General Chamber of Commerce-U.S.A and Senior Advisor to Citigroup in Hong Kong. Retired after 25 years experience with Bank of China as General Manager in U.S.A., Shanghai, Hong Kong and London.
Xiaojing Li 黎晓静先生 General Manager of Bank of China, U.S.A., President of China General Chamber of Commerce-U.S.A. Mr. Li has been with Bank of China since 1987 in verious posts around the world including Beijing, Sydney, Luxembourg and since 2004, New York City.
*Changdong Xu 徐昌东先生 President of Entrepreneur Alliance of the Western Returned Scholars Association (WRSA), Chairman of China Anda (Beijing) Travel & Resort Co., Ltd, Chairman of W.Z.D. Enterprises Inc., Chairman of U.S.-China Capital Inc.
James C. Jao 饶及人先生 Chairman & CEO of Long On Group and J.A.O. Design International Architects & Planners Ltd. has actively taken on a range of social responsibilities in a variety of positions earning him the moniker of "Urban Doctor" for China's planing sector. Including Strategic Consulting Member of China International urbanization Developing Community, Second CEO of China Real-estate Developing Association.
James Wang 王国军先生 Chairman of the Board of the V-Media Group, with subsidiaries in Dalian, Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Shenyang, and lately “China-Screen” in New York’s Times Square. An outstanding entrepreneur committed to the dissemination of Chinese culture, enhance the brand of China, and promote economic prosperity.
Xiaoyu Guo 郭笑宇先生 General Manager of Beijing Longyu Petroleum & Chemicals Co. Ltd. Chairman of Longyu's holding companies in Chongqing, Heilongjiang, Dalian, Xinjiang. Honorary President of China Association of Poverty Alleviation and Development. Renowned as a "Scholar" Entrepreneur.