About Governance Solutions Group (GSG)

Management Team

Dr. WANG Dequan

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Wang is an expert in ESG investment and sustainable development. Prior to founding GSG, he was the Greater China Managing Partner for international law firm, Simmons and Simmons, and has served for various investment institutions such as National Social Security, China Development Bank and PICC. He began his career in venture capital and has served as an executive at a multinational corporation in Silicon Valley.

Dr. Wang is a founding board member of the China Finance 40 Forum and an expert of China ESG 30. He currently serves as an expert of the Green and Sustainable Investment Committee of Asset Management Association of China, an expert advisor of the ESG Professional Committee of the Insurance Asset Management Association of China, a deputy director of the Sustainable Investment Committee of the Chinese Asset Management Association of Hong Kong, a senior member of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors, and a special researcher of the National Institute of Financial Research (NIFR), Tsinghua University. Dr. Wang holds a B.A. from Peking University, an M.A. from Harvard Law School, and a J.D. in Finance from Stanford University.

CHIU Mimi

Head of HK Office

Ms. Chiu brings over 15 years of corporate finance experience in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong.  She has worked closely with investors and enterprises in the Greater China region throughout her career.  

Ms. Chiu joined the Corporate Finance team of KMPG in the 2000s in Hong Kong and she headed the Beijing corporate finance team later. She was involved in providing advisory services to clients across various sectors including retail, energy, agriculture, chemicals, transportation, TMT, etc… She worked for some private equity investors in China after leaving KPMG.

Prior to KPMG, Ms. CHIU spent her early years in investment banking with Jardine Fleming and JP Morgan Chase. Ms. CHIU graduated from Imperial College in London with a Bachelor degree in Computer Science and a Master degree in Foundation of Advanced Information Technology.

LI Yong

Chief Technology Officer

Mr. Li graduated from Peking University with a degree in computer software development. He had served Sun/Oracle for 13 years, successively as senior engineer, architect, and chief architect. He had two entrepreneurship experiences where his role was CTO/ R&D director/ Architect and he participated in large amounts of development activities himself. He accomplishes development goals and plans with minimum development costs and the most efficient management.

Before joining GSG, Mr. Li held a principal architect position in a large ERP company, in charge of large financial business integration system mid-end projects. His responsibilities include streamlining the main processes of financial business integration, designing and realizing the main performance schemas and data consistency, and formulating technical standards.

Mr. Li is the initiator of multiple open-source programs, such as AutoPager, TeeDic, and Crossany, with more than 1 million global users in total. He had also contributed to the few most internationally well-known open-source programs, such as OpenOffice, Firefox, and Qemu.

David LIU

Vice President of Data Business

Mr.David Liu possesses over 20 years of expertise in financial data and investment research. Prior to joining GSG, Mr.Liu spent more than 18 years at Morningstar, where he held various important positions such as Head of Morningstar China Data Development Center and Head of Morningstar Global Fund Data in China. During his tenure at Morningstar, he led the team in developing investment research platforms and data solutions, serving a wide spectrum of global asset managers, media, and regulatory organizations such as Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Fidelity, Microsoft, and FINRA; he grew China Fund Data team into a robust global data center with over 300 employees, building global financial data products with the industry-leading quality and speed. Before Morningstar, Mr.Liu worked in HSBC and Spherion.

Mr.Liu graduated from the University of Arizona with a master’s degree in Management Information System and is a CFA charter holder.

ZHAO Junfeng

Director of Climate Change Department

Mr. ZHAO is responsible for climate change consulting, and R&D of the dataset and software product. He leads the team to provide comprehensive carbon peaking and carbon neutrality planning and management solutions for corporate clients, including the development of ESG indicator system, climate-related risk analysis, data development and capacity building planning, carbon neutrality planning, and other services. He has served leading Chinese and multinational companies such as China Mobile, China Telecom, Huawei, Yum China, L'Oreal, BMW Brilliance, Starbucks, and Huaxia Fund, assisting the clients with GHG accounting, climate-related risk analysis, climate target setting and feasibility analysis. He has provided  TCFD trainings in the China-UK TCFD Pilot Group; as well as public training on "Climate Change Management and Disclosure" for hundreds of Chinese companies and assisted foreign investors in communicating with Chinese listed companies on climate change issues.

Mr. ZHAO graduated from Tsinghua University with a degree in Water Resources and Hydropower Engineering. He previously served as the security representative for a listed company, Project Manager of CDP China and the Head of Climate Change and Strategy of CECEP. He has consulted or reviewed a number of studies involving environmental disclosure and climate-related financial risks for the People's Bank of China, the China Securities and Futures Institute of the Securities Regulatory Commission, and the Environmental Planning Institute of the Ministry of Ecology and Environment.

LI Yixi

Head of ESG Research Department

Ms. LI graduated from Peking University HSBC Business School with a master's degree in finance and is a CFA chartholder. She is responsible for ESG consulting and product design, providing ESG investment consulting and research services for financial institutions, leading research on ESG disclosure standards and regulations, and establishing ESG evaluation systems for Chinese companies. She has assisted several domestic top asset management institutions with ESG assessment system building, ESG training and strategy development and   has helped investment institutions develop tailor-made ESG investment tools, supporting them in gaining market recognition and international reputation in the ESG field. Ms. LI was seconded to the Investment Research Department of a renowned domestic asset management institution. She previously worked at WeBank before joining GSG.

Expert Consultants

RASCHLE, Bruno E

Advisor

Mr. Raschle is an advisor of GSG. He is the non-executive vice chairman of Schroders, a top multinational capital management organization. He founded Edelweiss in 1997 and still serves as its CEO. He is an expert in the fund management and venture capital world, and he has extensive experience in managing start-ups and transformative companies.

Mr. Raschle's parent fund has invested in dozens of Chinese funds, and he has invested in and served on the boards of more than a dozen startups. He has extensive experience in venture capital. Mr. Raschle holds a Master's degree in Architectural Engineering from ETH Zurich and a Master's degree in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University, and he has also completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University.

ECCLES, Robert G

Director

Bob is the founding chair of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and a founding member of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC). He is a former tenured professor and professor of management practice at Harvard Business School.

In 2011, Bob was named one of the Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Practices for his extensive and constructive contributions to business trust development. In 2014 and 2015, he was named one of the 100 most influential persons in the field of business ethics.

Bob is the award-winning author of more than a dozen publications, including seminal works on integrated reporting, sustainability, and the role of business in society. He has his own column on Forbes.com and is a prolific writer in both academic and practical circles.

Bob received his B.A. in mathematics and B.A. in humanities from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1973, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology from Harvard University in 1975 and 1979, respectively. He later became a faculty member at Harvard Business School and was awarded tenure in 1989.

Dr. Shuguang LI

Advisor

LI Shuguang is a world-renowned expert in corporate restructuring law and has been an advisor to GSG since 2018.

Dr. LI is a professor at China University of Political Science and Law and the director of the Center for Bankruptcy Law and Corporate Restructuring Research.

He served on the 13th to 15th Main Board Issuance Review Committee of the China Securities Regulatory Commission and an advisor to the drafting group of the judicial interpretation of the bankruptcy law of the Supreme People's Court. He received an honorary invitation from the American Bankruptcy Institute to become its 19th member, and he is the only foreign member of the Institute from China to date. He is currently an invited researcher at the China Institute for Economic Reform of the State Council.

Dr. LI received his LLB, LLM and JD degrees from the Law Department of East China University of Political Science and Law and the Graduate School of China University of Political Science and Law. He was a visiting scholar at Harvard Law School and Stanford Law School.

Dr. Xian WANG

Director

Dr. WANG is a Research Fellow at the Wudaokou School of Finance, Tsinghua University, and Vice President of the National Finance Institute and Director of the Center for Public Company Research at Tsinghua University. Dr. Wang previously served as Deputy Director of the Department of Market Regulation of the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC), where she was in charge of securities trading regulation, securities market analysis and systemic risk prevention. Prior to joining the CSRC, she worked at the Department of Foreign Financial Institutions Administration of the People's Bank of China, where she was involved in the supervision of foreign non-bank financial institutions.

Dr. Wang graduated from the Graduate School of Economics of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences with a PhD in Economics in 2004, after earning a Master's degree in Economics from Tsinghua University and a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Huazhong University of Science and Technology.

Rudolf Bekink

Director

Mr. Bekink is a distinguished Dutch diplomat and a former Dutch Ambassador to China. During his long diplomatic career, he has travelled extensively in Africa, Asia, and North America. He took over the management of a number of Dutch missions abroad in 2000, including Stockholm from 2000 to 2004, Brussels from 2004 to 2008, Beijing from 2008 to 2012 and Washington, DC from 2012 to 2015. He has gained vital and unique knowledge through his personal involvement in shaping this complicated and changing diplomatic and economic relationship between the Netherlands, China, and the United States. Mr. Bekink has three sons and two grandchildren, and he is committed to leaving a more livable planet for future generations.

MAYO, Charles

Advisor

Mr. Mayo is a senior corporate governance expert in Europe and the UK. He is a senior corporate finance, corporate governance and capital markets partner at Simmons & Simmons. He specializes in advising listed companies, investment banks and asset management firms on corporate governance and directors' responsibilities and obligations and is recognized as one of the greatest legal experts in this field.

Mr. Mayo has also been named as one of the leading Corporate Governance and M&A lawyers in Europe and is a long-standing member of the CBI Companies Committee.

SCHROEDER, Mark D.

Advisor

Mr. Schroeder formerly led Deloitte’s Legal Management Consulting business across the Asia Pacific region, with a focus on corporate governance, regulatory compliance and reg-tech solutions. With a background focused on corporate and regulatory compliance, cyber-security and digital evidence, he has handled a variety of compliance, forensics and related projects for Deloitte and two renowned international law firms. His LL.M is from Northwestern University; his JD is from CUHK and MSc in Corporate Governance and Compliance is from HKBU.

In addition, he is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/E & CIPM), Certified Management Accountant, as well as a Certified Fraud Examiner, Chartered Governance Professional and an Accredited Mediator in Hong Kong. Stationed Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong since 2002, he is proficient in Mandarin Chinese.

WU Bixuan

Advisor

Mr. Wu is an expert in EU carbon tariffs. He is a guest researcher of China Carbon Neutrality Forum, the owner of the WeChat subscription account ‘Climate change and trade rules’, and a standing member of the Trade Remedies Committee of China Society for World Trade Organization Studies.

Mr. Wu investigates and researches with a focal point on the intersection of climate actions and international trade rules, including EU’s carbon tariffs and green trade barriers, cross-border carbon trading rules, EU’s carbon market, supply chain, and corporate sustainability strategies, etc. Currently, he provides climate and trade related consulting to the Ministry of Commerce of China, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment of China, the energy policy research department of the Development Research Center of the State Council, the National Energy Conservation Center (managed by the National Development and Reform Commission), and World Resources Institute (WRI). He holds a Ph.D. in Law from Vanderbilt University, and he is a practicing lawyer in China and New York State.

Joey Zhang

Zhang, Founder of Fundit.com, Former Head of the Market Intelligence business of Wind, before that he spent 12 years with Morningstar and was the Director of Data Technology and Products. Joey has more than 20 years of rich experience in the field of financial data, fund research and wealth management. He holds a bachelor's degree in nuclear physics from the University of Science and Technology of China, a master's degree in computer science from DePaul University, Joey is a CFA holder.

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