Robert Theleen was one of the first foreign directors of a major Chinese State-owned industry, the prestigious Beijing Enterprises. He was the first foreigner to be appointed to the Government’s financial reform task force in 2007 and he was three-times elected Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai. He currently chairs the Shanghai President’s Roundtable, consisting of 62 CEOs of US and European multinational companies in China.
Bob lived and worked in China for more than 35 years. He does not just observe China, he has lived it and participated in China’s economic rise since its inception in the late 70s. He has worked with China’s senior leadership, launched the first Venture Capital fund in China with his Chinese wife in 1981 and was a pioneer investor in key industries all through these years.